I often get asked how often someone should get a massage. My answer? It depends on a number of factors including your physical health, stress levels, and your budget. However, that being said, there are some guidelines to follow.
Getting a massage once or twice a year is relaxing and helps calm the nervous system, improve circulation, relieve muscle pain, and help with pain management. However, even the best massage isn’t a permanent fix. So find your situation below to determine how often you should schedule a massage.
- In chronic pain / special situations: We will need to discuss your personal situation to make an exact determination. However, to get you feeling better you might need to come weekly (or even twice a week). Call me to discuss the right treatment plan for you.
- Feeling some muscle tension and stiffness: Typically, once every week or two is ideal for keeping your muscle tissue pliable and in good shape. Getting regular massages will loosen your muscles and relieve the tension and stiffness.
- Feeling good: Once a month is the recommended minimum for maintaining the suppleness and pliancy of your muscle tissue. If you start stretching the time period between massages out too far, your muscles can revert to their old patterns, especially if you come under stress.
The key is to listen to your body. If you still aren’t sure, schedule an appointment and we can determine the best course for keeping you feeling great.