Can Massage Cure Cold or Flu?

So often, during this time of a year clients ask me if massage therapy can cure or help them recover faster from a cold or flu.

The answer is – NO.

As a matter of fact, receiving massage while your body is fighting off a cold or flu may worsen your condition.

I know you are suffering! The congestion in your chest is unbearable; the force caused by coughing and seizing makes your muscles tight and sore. Additionally, the flu-related pain in your muscles and joints make you feel exhausted and cranky. While you’re desperate to get some relief from your symptoms, massage therapy isn’t the way to go.

Massage therapists are not trained to diagnose, treat or cure any illnesses, and we have no ability to correctly assess your condition. Your best bet is to go see your medical doctor and follow their instructions. They can properly diagnose you, and ensure you are not developing any secondary upper respiratory system problems. You may need medication that will help you boost your immune system and fight the symptoms efficiently.

Let’s try to remember that both, common colds and the flu are highly contagious during their early stage of incubation and walking around sick is going to spread the virus. Therefore, when you first notice symptoms of illness, call and reschedule your massage, your therapist will be grateful.

Nervous About your First Massage?

Massage in Frankfurt, Germany

When it comes to getting massage therapy, Chicago residents know that Marzena is the person to see. Marzena specializes in first time clients. She knows that getting your initial massage can be a little stressful and she’ll go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. Her easygoing nature and down-to-earth demeanor will put you instantly at ease.

She’ll take you through the whole process step-by-step. Each session starts off with a private consultation to find out exactly what you need and want. If you feel uncomfortable about anything let her know. She knows what it’s like to get your first massage and understands what you’re feeling.

Many first time clients worry about having to get undressed. Not a problem. You are always securely covered throughout your massage treatment. You only take off as much clothing as you feel comfortable removing.

Marzena would love to be the one to introduce you to the benefits of massage therapy. And with the special massage gift certificate she offers, it only makes sense to see Marzena for your first massage in Chicago.