How Often Should You Get a Massage?

One of the most common questions I get asked is “How Often Should I Get Massage?”  The answer can vary from person to person depending on the reason you seek out massage.

For clients with a chronic pain issue, I usually see them once a week at first, and then adjust to fewer appointments over time as the injury/range of motion improves.  Most likely, you will feel better immediately after the massage, and most people make a big mistake here.  They think, “My shoulder feels way better.  I’ll just call when I am hurting again.”  My job isn’t to relieve pain until you hurt again.  My job is to make you feel good enough to not need me anymore.  Regular massage is an all-natural, non-invasive, safe way to relieve pain, but it isn’t like taking a Tylenol.  Relief from chronic pain requires a combination of regular appointments with client self-care in between those appointments.

 Many people also seek out massage for relaxation and stress-relief.  For these clients, the frequency can vary from once a week, to once a month, to once a year.  If you want to receive the full benefits of massage for relaxation, anxiety relief, and overall health, I recommend at least a one hour massage every 1 to 4 weeks.  A weekly massage may not be in everyone’s schedule, but I feel that even a monthly massage can still give you great benefit.  The act of taking time out your schedule just for yourself, can be a powerful catalyst to pursuing better health in your life.

You will see the best results with massage therapy if you schedule it in advance on a regular basis.  To encourage this, I offer several packages to help my regular clients save money.  You can save up to 20% of the regular price of your massage by buying them in sets of 3 or 6 at a time.  If you are stressed, in pain, or just need a little “me” time, now is the perfect time to start investing in yourself and your health.  Call 479-301-2800 or visit inspire-ecosalonspa.com to book your next appointment today.

 

Originally appeared September 2013, at massagelogos.blogspot.com.

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