Open Sores or Cuts
Any open sores or cuts cannot be touched, for the health and safety of the receiver as well as the giver. Blisters may occur on the feet, generally from the friction of ill-fitting shoes. Blisters can be closed or open. Either way, these need to be avoided. Generally people have covered the blisters before arriving for the session. If not, keep a supply of good, strong-sticking Band Aids to cover raw blisters.
Cuts, too, must be covered, to keep them free from bacterial infections. Strep and staph infections can infect open areas of the skin. These can in turn spread from one part of the body to another and from one person to another. Also, be aware that open sores may indicate deeper, underlying, chronic conditions, such as diabetes, or may be related to contagious skin disorders.