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A discussion about localized, medical, and absolute contraindications, and how to talk with your clients about them.
Latest Activity: Aug 18, 2015
Started by Olga Chwascinska. Last reply by Olga Chwascinska Jun 8, 2010.
Started by Lara Rininger May 25, 2010.
Started by Donna C. Agrinsonis, LMT May 25, 2010.
Where I practice (Ontario) it's mandatory to have an intake form which follows the client to each appointment, and we have to take notes each time. This is one of the benefits of practicing in a jurisdiction where massage therapy is a regulated health profession.
You are right, you can do a more detailed verbal intake, and ask more questions. The most important thing when treating clients is DO NO HARM!
If clients are "just casually mentioning" then I think you need to have a comprehensive Health History form and intake/interview process to determine what problems they have. Then you can ask -- How long ago this happened - what treatments they have had and what effects they experienced from the treatments. This will give you a better Idea of what treatment will be appropriate fo them.
I would always go with lighter, more conservative treatment until you see how the client is going to respond. Ask the client to give you feedback at the next appointment to learn if they had any negative effects after massage. This will give you an idea of how to proceed from here.
Hi you all,
Just joined the discussion group to learn more and that I know I will do.
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