You’re sick. You want to feel better. You’ve felt better after massage so you book a massage.
But, getting a massage when you’re sick is contraindicated: a bad idea. Why? When you’re sick your body is already working hard to get rid of toxins. Massage may push toxins through your system faster than it can handle and make you sicker. Not only that, you can spread your sickness to the therapist. Even if the therapist doesn’t catch your cold or get your sickness, they may be a carrier to the next client or someone else with whom they’re in contact, like many of our clients who are new moms, and their babies.
Also, if you are not actively sick, but have been exposed to someone who is sick within the last 3 days, please contact us before coming in. The CDC says we usually catch a cold or the flu a day before we show any symptoms.
If you have symptoms of being sick or have been exposed 24-48 hours before your appointment, please reschedule to avoid our 24-hour cancellation fee. If you show up to an appointment sick, in order to promote your health and ours, you may be declined service, charged the full rate for your appointment and sent home without your massage. Because we don’t want that to happen, our system sends appointment reminders 2 days in advance.
Please reschedule if you are sick. A cold can be spread by sneezing, coughing or talking. According to the CDC, a cold is thought to be contagious for up to 5 days of symptoms.
Thank you for preventing the spread of illness and for understanding our commitment to your optimum health and healing.