After a long, stressful work week, there are only a couple things that can really relax and repair your body and mind. One of those things just happens to be a professional massage.
Whether you spent your week working in a factory, sitting at a desk, or chasing the kids around the house, you need some rest and time to recuperate. So, you schedule a Saturday session at your favorite spa. But, of course, the dreaded bug that was going around has caught up to you and you fall under the weather. What do you do?
This is a situation that is much more common than some would think. Do you hide your cold, flu, or other sickness from the massage therapist since a massage seems like it would be a cure? Or do you just cancel and reschedule your appointment for a later time?
Though it seems like a massage would relax your body and help cure the disease, a massage is a lot more work than it seems. While it does indeed boost your immune system, which seems like it would help the most, a massage is actually a very active task for your body.
During and after a massage, your body will be going through changes as it is releasing toxins and manipulates the muscles, causing your body to stop fighting your disease and to start reconstruct from the massage. So, while you think your helping yourself out, you're actually putting even more stress on the body and possibly extending your sickness.
On top of that, if you have a cold or flu, lying face down in a warm bed with your face through a hole is not the best idea. Add in the possibility of passing your infection to the massage therapist or another client.
So, when you're under the weather, cancel and reschedule your massage. It's the best thing for you and everyone else. If you have any questions and wish to speak to professionals, contact LaVida Massage of Canton, GA today!