Is massage contraindicated for skin cancer?

When we have a client with the following condition:
skin cancer

Total Contraindications: prohibit a treatment from taking place.

Signs and symptoms for
skin cancer


  • A growth that is flat, firm, and pale or small, pink or red or one that has a translucent, shiny or waxy appearance
  • Bleeding easily, possibly with oozing or crusting areas
  • A depression in the center
  • Blue, brown or black patches


  • A firm, red nodule
  • A flat sore with a scaly crust
  • A new sore or raised area on an old scar or ulcer
  • A rough, scaly patch on your lip that may evolve to an open sore
  • A red sore or rough patch inside your mouth


  • A sore that doesn’t heal
  • Spread of pigment from the border of a spot into surrounding skin
  • Redness or a new swelling beyond the border of the mole
  • Change in sensation, such as itchiness, tenderness, or pain
SKIN CANCER contraindications In beauty therapy


There are three major types of skin cancer:

(1) Basal cell carcinoma (the most common) – The lump slowly gets bigger and may become crusty, bleed or develop into a painless ulcer.

(2) Squamous cell carcinoma (the second most common), which originate from skin cells – The lump is often tender to touch, bleeds easily and may develop into an ulcer.

(3) Melanoma, which originates from the pigment-producing skin cells (melanocytes) but is less common, though more dangerous, than the first two varieties.

skin cancer
, "skin cancer" is NOT contagious!

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