Should I get a massage if I'm feeling sick?
If you are feeling sick with a cold, flu or viral infections the best thing you can do is stay home or seek medical assistance to get well.
Getting a massage at this time can actually make you feel more sick, as the toxins/bacteria will be re-circulated around your lymphatic system, particularly if it is a high infection virus like whooping cough, influenza A or influenza B, so please note the following points if you are unwell:
Do not book a massage until you are completely well and have received clearance from a doctor
Be mindful that you can pass your germs to your therapist, so please let your therapist know if you have been recently ill.
Massage will not improve your condition, it can in-fact make you worse off
If you arrive at an appointment sick, you will NOT be seen