Kids are back in school, schedules are changing and so are the seasons, which means it's that lovely time of year again. That time when colds and the flu rears their ugly heads. We understand when you feel crummy, sometimes a massage helps to make you feel better.
BUT, many times, a massage can make you much worse.
One of my favorite classes to teach in massage school was pathology. The study of disease. Let me tell you... there are many things a massage therapist must look out for and be careful of when working with on clients. There are some conditions in which massage is completely not allowed to be done. The total contraindications are as follows:
Flu - no matter how mild it may seem
Under the influence - drugs or alcohol, some prescription pain meds
Contraindications are put in place to protect you and your therapist. Please give us 24 hour notice if you need to cancel - however, with fevers they can pop up unexpectedly.