I'm sick! Should I cancel my massage? Haleiwa massage tip of the day, massage in Waialua on the North Shore.

Oh, no! It is the night before your massage appointment, and you feel a little funky. Perhaps you might be coming down with a cold? It's so hard to tell... Should you cancel your massage? Or just hope for the best and show up to your appointment anyways? Your body aches horribly and it sure would feel good to have your muscles massaged. Read the rest of this article to find out more about when you should cancel or reschedule your massage session.

Sick woman cancels her Haleiwa North Shore massage
If you feel sick, it is best to reschedule your massage

I'm feeling sick. Should I cancel and reschedule my massage?

There are times when canceling your massage appointment is a no-brainer. For example, when you have a fever, massage will actually make your body feel worse! We're not just talking about when a family member rubs your shoulders and feet to provide comfort while you're sick in bed... What we ARE talking about is an extensive therapeutic massage session like what you would get at a massage clinic. When you have a fever, a therapeutic massage will actually over-tax your body and make you feel even worse. Even though you feel achy, the last thing you want to do is receive a full body massage. You need to conserve all your energy to fight off your illness, so the next time you come down with a cold, DO NOT make an appointment for a massage. Your body will thank you :)

I'm feeling funky and run-down. Should I cancel my massage?

What about those times when you feel kinda funky? Maybe you have that strange tickle in the back of your throat, or you feel weak and run-down. It is so hard to know for sure. You could just be overworked, but then again- if you are getting sick, the initial stages are when you are most contagious. If you suspect you might be coming down with something, the best thing to do is call in sick and cancel your appointments. By staying home and getting plenty of rest, you give your body the best chance of fighting off the cold. You also prevent the spread of germs by staying away from the public while you are most contagious. If you even question whether or not you are coming down with a cold, cancel your massage. Even if it is the morning of your appointment, your massage therapist will understand. If they don't, you should switch to a therapist that cares about your health and well-being more than having a full schedule.

I am sneezing and have a runny nose- it might be an allergy. Should I cancel my massage?

Those of you who are prone to allergy attacks are extremely familiar with how it feels. If you are in doubt, there is a good chance you could be getting sick instead. Again, this is another instance where it would be beneficial to err on the side of caution. Just spend the day at home relaxing and give your body the best chance possible to stay healthy. Conserve your energy and reschedule your massage if you are sneezing and have a runny nose. Unless you are certain it is due to allergies, consider these symptoms a sign of illness.

When should I consult my doctor before getting a massage?

There are certain medical conditions where massage is actually harmful. These are uncommon, but that is why it is important to let your massage therapist know about your health status over the phone when booking your appointment. In some cases, it is important to consult with your primary care physician before you receive massage.  For example, if you have been in an automobile accident, you should see your doctor to get a proper diagnosis. Another circumstance you should consult your doctor is in the case of severe unexplained pain. This may be an indicator of an underlying medical condition. When in doubt about your health status, always remember... a massage therapist is not able to diagnose medical conditions. It is important to always consult the proper medical professional first.

This has been your Haleiwa Massage Muse tip of the day. It is important to know when to reschedule your massage appointment. A good massage therapist will always prioritize the needs of their clients when it comes to health and safety. If you are feeling sick, there should never be a penalty imposed for cancellations. 

Give us a call today to book your North Shore massage appointment in Waialua near Haleiwa. Our Hawaii massage clinic offers therapeutic massage and Ashiatsu barefoot massage therapy. We are located in the Ka'ala Healing Arts Center. Schedule a full day of wellness by including facials, waxing, lash services, counseling, massage, and colon cleansing. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Sonia Beauchamp
The Haleiwa Massage Muse 
at Integrated Massage and Deep Tissue Therapy

808-285-3009 call or text

in the Ka'ala Healing Arts building
66-216 Farrington Hwy Ste 203
Waialua, HI 96791