Should I get a massage while Sick?

I'm sending posting a bit early being that some have come in for their massage while sick.  I love you all of course.  But there are things to consider when sick and getting a massage.  To be honest, I would prefer you to be all better before you come in for your massage.  I don't mind if you reschedule day of if you are sick.  

I've turned people away, especially, if they are in the early stages of their cold/flu.  It puts clients after you at risk, but mostly it puts me at risk (if you are contagious).  I do the best I can to keep my iummune system up but there is awlays that one day my immune system is down for whatever reason. If I get sick I can't do my job.  No need to pass the sickness around.    

Here are some things to consider if you are sick.

SHOULD I GET A MASSAGE WHILE SICK?

Because massage is well-known for its immune-boosting powers and tension relief, many people think that getting a massage will help clear up their illness or at least offer some relief for the symptoms. However, getting a massage while your body is already working in overdrive fighting off a virus can actually make things worse!

One of the benefits of massage is the increased circulation throughout the body. Waste and metabolic waste are pushed through your system faster than normal, which often manifests itself during the massage through congestion. If you are already dealing with stuffy sinuses, the massage and increased circulation can make symptoms like congestion worse.

A good rule of thumb is if you are too sick to go to work, you are too sick to get a massage. Never come in for a massage if you are contagious (usually the first 5 days of initial symptoms), as a courtesy to your therapist and other clients.

Other general recommendations for various illnesses include: Flu: Skip the massage, stay in bed. Fever, nausea, or contagious: Skip the massage, stay in bed. Bad cold: Wait until the acute stage(1st 5 days or so) to get a massage. Minor cold: Get that massage, as long as you aren’t contagious! Just be ready to deal with that stuffy nose with tissues on hand. Also, be ready for the cold to possibly come to the surface.  

Not sick? Book Your massage today!!

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