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If any of the following applies to you, then please have a written note from your physician, otherwise, AmaZEN Hands reserves the right to refuse providing any services to you for health and safety reasons.

What are Contraindications?
A contraindication is a reason why a service may not be given to a client because it may cause harm in some way. Contraindications can be broken down into at least two categories. A local contraindication is when a service cannot be performed over a certain area. Oftentimes, a client can receive service for the rest of the body, but not to the area that is contraindicated. A total contraindication is when a service should not be performed under any circumstance.

Local Contraindications
**Total contraindication for skin treatments

  • Areas of recent local surgery

  • Bruising

  • Frostbite**

  • Inflammation

  • Lumps or bumps that are undiagnosed, or haven't been cleared by a medical professional

  • Open cuts**

  • Severe cystic acne**

  • Sunburn**

  • Varicose veins

Total Contraindications

  • Any cancer

  • Bacterial infections including impetigo, boils, conjunctivitis (pink eye)

  • Broken bones

  • Cold sores, fresh bruising, bleeding

  • Fungal infections such as ringworm, blepharitis

  • Infestations such as lice or bed bugs

  • Local contagious or irritable skin conditions

  • Recent hemorrhage

  • Recent injuries, dermal treatments, or operations

  • Recent operations or acute injuries

  • Severe, unstable hypertension

  • Undiagnosed lumps or swelling

  • Unstable blood pressure

  • Under the influence of drugs or alcohol

  • Viral infections

Things to Report Prior to Service (service may be modified but you may still be asked for a doctor's note)

  • Allergies / skin conditions

  • Amputations

  • Arthritis (any)

  • Back / spinal problems

  • Benign tumors

  • Blood pressure

  • Circulatory problems

  • Diabetes

  • Digestive / bladder issues

  • Edema

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Heart conditions

  • Implants

  • Mental disability

  • Medications taken

  • Nervous system problems that may cause a physical or emotional response

  • Osteoporosis

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Physical disability (special support person needed)

  • Pregnancy

  • Prosthetics

  • Recent operations / injuries / cuts

  • Respiratory problems

  • Thyroid dysfunction

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