Crossway Massage Therapy
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Canceling when you are sick.

I am not feeling well should I cancel my massage?

Receiving a massage is wonderful but, unfortunately it's not always the best idea. Let me help you decide when it's important to cancel your massage when cold and flu season hit!

When you're feeling ill, you're body will send signals that it needs to rest.

The constant, harmonious balance your body maintains each day has been attacked by yucky germs; it's slowing you down and your body is signaling to rest. Rest is needed in rebalancing your system. Massage on the other hand is an active task, it is not entirely rest. Massage causes change in your body, and your body will need to work to maintain that stability. Receiving a massage when you're not feeling well takes attention away from your body being able to fight those nasty germs. So, rest!

Gravity and pressure are not your friend!

It sure sounds great to be on a comfortable massage table but, the moment comes when you put your all-ready stuffed up face into the cradle, that blissful moment will soon disappear! Even if I did a facial massage to help drain your sinuses, you will probably feel worse once you're off the table.

Really, you can get me sick.

Since most of the common winter viruses are contagious even before symptoms show up, I could pass those nasty germs along to more clients even before I know it's happening. Further more, when I get sick, I have to cancel on my clients and unfortunately take days off from work. I'm trying hard to stay germ free this winter so to keep each other safe, you'll cancel as to not infect me and my massage room and I wil do the ame for you. It's a win win!

When Should I Cancel?

  • If you have nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea in the past 24 hours, or are still feeling icky from a recent bout of such things.
  • If you've had a fever in the past 24 hours, or fever related symptoms. This includes chills, aches and fatigue. Even if you're keeping the fever down with medicine, you're still sick. The fever counts.
  • If you are itchy, runny, and/or sneezing, and you're not 100% certain its seasonal allergies. And even then, allergies can leave you so miserable that the hour on my table would be wasted time and money for you.
  • If you are coughing constantly, or just a lot.
  • If someone in your household is ill and you are feeling at all funky, please cancel.

There is often some gray area here, especially when you are in the recovery phase of a virus or bacterial infection. If you're unsure about your situation, please call me before your appointment and we can make a decision together. 


*** Massage should not be considered as a replacement for professional medical treatment: a physician should be consulted in all matters relating to health and especially in relation to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention. In some cases, a primary physician’s approval/prescription is required before any bodywork is administered.