Registered Massage Therapist
Member of the Massage Therapists' Association of Nova Scotia since 2000

The Halifax Professional Centre
5991 Spring Garden Road • Suite 577
Halifax, Nova Scotia • B3H 1Y6
902 • 580 • 2708


Am I Too Sick For Massage?

By now we're all well versed in how to prevent the spread of Covid 19. But as we head into regular flu season, I want to take a moment to review massage therapy protocol in my private practice, in regards to illness. I have always been diligent about not treating clients who might be sick, but with the advent of this global pandemic, I am being even more careful.

When you come in for a massage, we are in very close physical proximity (obviously). If I am treating your neck and head, at times I am inches away from your face. Even though we are both wearing masks, there is risk involved. After you leave my office, there will be a number of other people coming into the space you just left. 

Please consider this: if you are contagious and you come in for a treatment, you are putting me, my family, my friends and all my clients at risk. It is essential for you to be mindful and conscious about not spreading illness. 

Massage is wonderful! But the benefit does not outweigh the risk. 

Every client has to fill in a Covid 19 screening form before every treatment. But here is what I am basically asking from you:
If you are experiencing any signs of being sick, please reschedule your massage therapy appointment. 

This is a new one!: If anyone in your intimate circle of friend and family is experiencing signs of being sick, please reschedule your massage therapy appointment. You might be a carrier of illness. I am asking you to think preventatively. 

When are you contagious? 

According to the Centres for Disease Control, symptoms don't necessarily show up until 1 to 4 days after the virus enters the body. That means that you may be passing your illness on to someone else before you know you're sick.

"Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick."

Let's all be safe and take care of each other! Thank you for your consideration.