Some might think that it could be a good idea. Massage does boost the immune system and relieve your tension. However, when your body is already fighting off a virus due to a cold or flu, a massage can actually make things WORSE.
Make sure you are past the initial, acute stage of the sickness. NEVER come in for a massage if you are contagious. That is just being considerate of your therapist and the other clients.
My advice if you are wondering if you should get a massage while you are sick would be to just stay home and take good care of yourself. I won’t mind rescheduling your appointment, and I will send you home if you show up with a sickness. I am in a room working closely with you, and germs can spread through the air easily in those conditions. If we do not get sick, one of our other clients is more prone to catch it. Best for everybody if you come back when you are feeling better. Be AWESOME AND AMAZING!
Self care tip:
You can soak yourself to a nice epsom salt bath with baking soda and by adding the essential oils that can clear up congestion, including peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus, and/or rosemary, you can sit back and relax while letting the vapor action take effect while drinking a nice cup of orange juice and listening to your favorite music or meditational music. This is one of my routine after giving massages to remove all the toxin and relax my body.