Should I cancel when I'm sick?

As we are in cold and flu season again, it’s important that you know when it may be necessary to cancel your appointment.

When to cancel?

If you have had nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea in the past 24 hours, or are still feeling unwell 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. If you are  keeping the fever down with medicine, you’re still sick!

If you have acute/severe common cold symptoms such as nasal discharge, sore throat, mild fever, dry cough and headache.

If you are itchy, runny, and/or sneezy, and you’re not 100% certain it’s seasonal allergies.

If someone in your household is ill and you are not feeling like yourself.

Why?

A circulatory massage may exacerbate symptoms and make you feel worse! It can accelerate the healing process, but at the same time can move the infection around your body. The best way to support your body is rest and not overtax your system with a massage.

If you have blocked sinuses, runny nose, or are coughing a lot it can feel very uncomfortable lying face down for any length of time.

Most of the common winter viruses are contagious, please make sure you feel well before you come in so as to minimize the risk of spreading the infection to other clients (and me).

If in doubt please give me a call or send an email, and we’ll decide together the best course of action.