It has been over a year now that we have been facing the uncharted territory of COVID-19. As more science and research has been released, how massage therapist run their practice has been consistently evolving. As more COVID shots are being administered many massage therapist including myself are wondering "How long until you can get a massage after the shots?"
This was one of my first thoughts once learning of the responses people were having. As a trusted source of info for massage therapist, I turned to my massage therapy insurance for guidance on making the best decision for my practice.
Leading massage pathology expert, Ruth Werner, suggested waiting 2 days after each shot before scheduling a massage. The vaccine is still new and there is not enough info on the direct effect. The one for sure thing is that many do respond with flu like symptoms after the shot, typically within 2 days.
The other consideration I am taking into account is my clients experience. When talking to many of my clients who received the vaccine many of them felt "flu-like" symptoms for a few days or even a bit postponed. While others felt completely fine.
So How Long Should You Wait Before Scheduling?
Taking in both expert advice from Ruth Werner, my clients experiences, and my understanding of the effects of massage, I want all my Heeling Hands clients to wait at least 5 days after any of the COVID shots before scheduling their massage. Between little research on the effects and how randomized peoples experiences range, Heeling Hands wants to give everyone a bit more time to heal before continuing our work. Thank you so much for your support all through out this evolving time.