How Often Should I Receive Massage Therapy?

How Often Should I Receive Massage Therapy?

How often you should receive Massage Therapy depends on  your reasons for getting a massage in the first place.

The frequencies described below are based on our professional opinion of how to get the most out of your Massage Therapy & Bodywork sessions.

We understand that not everyone has the time or the resources to get a massage as often as we suggest, so ultimately it is up to you how often you are able to schedule a session.

 Massage for General Health & Wellness / Relaxation / Maintenance

Recieving just one massage per month makes a great addition to any health and fitness regimen. With the numerous health benefits of massage therapy, a massage a month can rejuvenate the body and mind and works well to keep aches, pains and stress at bay.

Stress Management 

Those who experience moderate to high levels of stress may want to receive a massage once or twice a month. Stress can manifest itself physically through muscular tension, poor posture, grinding of the teeth, fatigue and sleeplessness. So if you have a stressful home-life or work environment, a massage once a month or every other week is a great idea.

Pain Management

Chronic Pain

For those who are pursuing massage therapy to treat chronic pain, getting on a schedule for massage is important. Starting with a high frequency (2-3 sessions per week) is recommended for the first week. In some instances you may want to continue this frequency during the following week.

As pain begins to decrease, so does the frequency of your sessions. After your intial week you should feel a significant decrease in your overall level of pain. This is when you should reduce your session frequency to once a week. Once you feel as though your pain is under control you should reduce your frequency to once a month for routine maintenance.

Acute Pain

For instances of acute pain we recommend a frequency of 1-2 times per week until pain has diminished.

It is important to treat acute pain in a timely manner in order to prevent it from becoming a chronic condition.