How do you know when you are too sick to come in for a massage?

Massage is a great way to help boost your immune system and prevent you from getting sick, but what if you already feeling sick? Are the benefits still the same?

If you just received a reminder text/email but are starting to feel like you're coming down with something, then it may be a good idea to reschedule your massage. Your body is fighting hard to get you feeling better and the last thing you want to do is get any worse. Massage can help increase circulation and help release the toxins in your body, but when you're sick a massage may overload the immune system.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms stay home and reschedule:

·       Body aches

·       Fever

·       Chills

·       Nausea/vomiting

·       Anything highly contagious (as your massage therapist I ask not only to prevent myself from getting sick, but for other clients coming in after you)

Be mindful of how you are feeling when you have an upcoming massage scheduled. While it may be disappointing to miss your dose of self-care, there are other ways to take care of your body when you're sick such as a hot Epsom salt bath, rest, bone broth or hot tea!

I also have some great essential oils recommendations and carry them in house to help with your recovery:

·       Good Samaritan

·       Immunity Boost

·       Frankincense

·       Ginger

At Honu Therapeutic Massage I ask for a 24 hour notice if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment. If you have any questions or are unsure if you should reschedule, please don't hesitate to contact me.