Winter brings cooler temperatures, holiday festivities…and seasonal illnesses. During this time of year, we have clients frequently ask if they can/should receive bodywork if they’re sick. The short answer is no, but not for the reasons you might think.
Aside from the obvious danger of spreading contagious illnesses, massage during an illness can actually make you feel worse! Massage can be very stimulating internally and place demands on your body during a time when you should be resting. Getting a massage can seem like resting, but it is actually hard work for your body to respond to the stimulating touch techniques. Our bodies can’t heal easily when they are working, and instead of feeling energized you may end up feeling totally exhausted.
When in doubt, check with your doctor before scheduling any bodywork appointments. Massage is not intended to cure any diseases.
If you are experiencing any of the following, we ask that you refrain from booking, or call us to reschedule:
If you can get dressed by yourself, turn over on the table without assistance, lay flat for the full session length without experiencing any discomfort or symptoms then you should be okay to receive massage services.
We carry a selection of natural products in studio that will help prevent and/or ease illness. Ask the about these products after your next appointment!