How often should I get a massage?

How often should I get a massage?

I get all sorts of great questions from my clients about what their particular treatment plan should look like. It is a wonderful part of my job to sit with an individual, look at their life, stresses, pains and goals and help them create a plan that will improve their overall well-being. One of the questions I often get is “how often should I get a massage?”. The answer is very personal but here is a list of general guidelines to help you make a great plan for yourself:

If you are recovering from a recent injury

One to two massage(s) per week depending on your injury and other types of therapies you have included in your health care plan.

You are dealing with a chronic issue

In certain cases you may need to follow the above injury protocol to get the chronic issue to a manageable point. It depends on how long you have had the problem and how much discomfort it is causing you. Most people can find lasting relief with two massages per month.

You are looking for maintenance and injury prevention

One massage per month or more depending on your situation. It is always important to remember that it may have been years of bad posture or repetitive actions that have lead to your current issue. This means it most likely won’t be a simple fix. Regular body work and self care is essential for creating lasting change in your health!

There are many factors that can effect how often you should get a massage and the best way to decide is to have a discussion about it with your Massage Therapist. They will be able to give you recommendations based on your current lifestyle, issues, and goals.

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