Illinois Massage & Bodywork's Inc.
Bodywork devoted to the enhancement of your vitality and healthy lifestyle, one treatment at a time.

Our 3 Clauses For Concern

Although Massage Therapist are knowledgeable, educated and licensed we cannot diagnose pain or illnesses. For this reason we adapt the clause in some of our clients and their treatments. During an intake there is a form a client fills out to better our understandings of which treatment is the safest, needing a physicians permissision, or which treatments must be avoided based on a clients medical history..

Why did my massage therapist say no to a Deep Tissue massage?

Contraindications That's Why! A Massage Therapist should explain this at time of your visit before giving a massage

A Contra-indication is when a modality or therapy used for massage can have an adverse reaction on the body and possibly cause harm to the client.

The following is a safe guideline we use

O.C.F.C. #1

Total: is when a massage should never be considered


  • Fever
  • Contagious diseases, Viruses Colds & Flu
  • Non/Prescription drugs or alcohol or Under the Influence
  • Acute injuries
  • Skin diseases
  • Recent Surgeries


O.C.F.C. #2

Local: is when the therapist can massage but not over any areas affected by:


  • Varicose veins
  • Arthritic
  • Undiagnosed Bumps
  • Pregnancy /Prenatal 
  • Bruising
  • Cuts & Stiches
  • Abrasions
  • Sunburn
  • Inflammation


O.C.F.C. #3

Medical: is when a massage can only take place once it has been approved in writing by your Physician if you suffer from any of the following conditions:


  • Cardio-vascular conditions: Thrombosis, Hypertension Phlebtis or heart conditions
  • Recent Surgeries
  • Conditions under medical practitioner care
  • Edema
  • Psoriasis or Eczema
  • High blood pressure 
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cancer
  • Nervous or Physical or Mental Conditions
  • Heart problems, Angina or Clients with pacemakers
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Bell’s Palsy 
  • Hospice Care


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