Here’s something you already know…it’s cold and flu season! But, did you also know that if you receive a massage while you are battling a cold or the flu, you not only expose your massage therapist to the illness, you also risk becoming even more ill (initially)?
It’s called “Healing Crisis” and does have a benefit—it can flush the toxins in your body more rapidly (meaning you will get better more quickly). But, the downside is that you will feel worse before feeling better, while your body is working overtime during the flushing process.
Be informed and be considerate—your massage therapist wants you to feel better, but not at the expense of her/his own health! Perhaps a detox bath and/or detox tea (at home) is a better solution for everyone involved…..