Should I Still Get a Massage When Sick?

Massage Clearfield

Have you ever had a restful night, only to wake up in the morning with a throbbing headache or a cold or even a sore throat? And then, you remember it is the day of your massage appointment! What will be the best course of action… postpone the massage? Go for your massage anyway?

Massage therapy has immeasurable benefits such as getting you relaxed and relieving pain. It will calm you down, relax your muscles, and restore the health of your nervous system. In general, massage therapy is an effective immune booster.

When you feel stressed and overburdened with life, getting a massage will relieve you from all stress and make you feel good. You will regain the energy you need to face the challenges that life throws at you.

Regardless of all the above benefits of massage therapy, it is unlikely that massage therapy will help you to recover from your sickness. Most health practitioners and massage therapists will advise you to stay at home until you get better.

Massage May Spread Contagious Sicknesses

One of the reasons why a massage therapist will advise you to stay at home when sick is if your sickness is contagious. Going to the spa means you’ll be exposing the massage therapist and other massage clients to the risk of getting the illness.

Just like you wouldn’t want anyone to knowingly do something that would expose you to a contagious disease, you need to think of others as well. Though the massage therapist would want to make money by massaging you, he wouldn’t want to do it at the expense of his health.

Massage Will Not be as Relaxing as You Think in Sickness

When sick, your body is already overworking itself trying to fight the sickness. When you subject your body to more pressure by getting the massage, it is likely that your sickness will get worse especially in the early stages of your sickness. 

The circulation in your body gets faster with massage which is the reason why you may experience more severe symptoms after the massage. A professional massage therapist will ask you to wait until you get better to have your massage.

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Taking a Break From Massage is the Best Option

If you are struggling with an illness, you may feel bad about missing your massage appointment. However, by diverting your attention to getting better and recovering from your illness, you’ll be able to go for your massage in a few days. You can spend this time relaxing at home especially if you have taken some days off from work.

It is important that you notify the massage therapist if you get sick before the day of your appointment. Most massage spas will charge a specified amount if you miss an appointment without informing the massage therapist. A simple call will help to avoid such penalties and sustain your good relationship with the massage therapist.

Always remember that your health comes first. If you feel that you do not have the energy to bear a massage, call The Spa and Lash Studio Clearfield and reschedule your appointment. This way, you will keep getting the full benefits of massage therapy.