Is it safe to massage a client taking antibiotics? The main concerns with giving a massage while a person has an infection are that we don’t want to spread that infection more, especially if the infection is more acute–and if their medications haven’t had time to really take affect, then that could be a contraindication for giving a massage.
With Thai massage, the therapists don’t necessarily do effleurage techniques, as it’s different than other styles of table massage, however the lymph and circulatory systems are still affected by Thai massage techniques. If the client has been on antibiotics for a few days and is showing signs of improvement, massage therapy should be safe.
Here is a good albeit older article on Massagetoday.com about the safety of massage while a client is on antibiotics.