Should you get a Massage Treatment when you are sick?
In order to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, everyone has to play a role. We should all continue to think ahead of time about the actions that they can take to stay healthy and prevent the spread of any illness.
Now and always during cold and flu season, please stay home if you are sick. Encourage those that you know are sick to stay home until they no longer have symptoms.
However, the question of whether or not you should see your massage therapist when you are feeling ill is a common one...
It has been proven that Massage Therapy may boost the immune system and can calm and relax you, your muscles and your nervous system. However, when your body is already fighting off a virus due to a cold or flu, a massage treatment may actually make things worse as it increases the circulation in the body at a faster pace than normal.
Please be considerate of your therapist and the other clients and never come in for a massage if you are contagious or in self-isolation. Since a treatment is in a small space and germs can spread through the air easily and quickly in these conditions..
Do not feel bad about cancelling an appointment if you are sick or have been exposed to someone who is sick. If anything, it is very much appreciated!
If you think you may be experiencing some COVID-19 related symptoms, please go to the Ministry of Ontario link and fill out the Self-Assessment screening form.