Massage therapy is a highly personalized aspect of maintaining your health and well-being, which is the equivalent of a balanced diet and exercise. Each individual’s needs depend on his or her lifestyle, body requirements, and goals. So, when it comes to answering the question of the frequency at which you should receive a massage, the answer will vary according to the person. A professional athlete may get a few specific massage treatments a week as part of their physical training, whereas someone using massage for preventive health benefits may only get one or two massages in a month. When determining the frequency of a massage, keep these factors in mind.
For those with very stressful occupations or living conditions or frequent travelers, a higher frequency of massage treatments, weekly or biweekly, is recommended. In these cases, massage therapy helps the person manage their stress. Accumulating stress caused by stressful situations can be handled more easily with a weekly massage. In addition, just knowing that you will be given a massage every week or two weeks can be very comforting.
If you use massage for pain management or other medical problems, you can get a massage more frequently. In most cases, after an injury, your therapist can recommend a massage once or twice a week while you are recovering.
If you suffer from a chronic health condition, once a week or twice a week is generally recommended, but it also depends on how your body feels. When it comes to pain management, people generally feel they need more frequent sessions at the beginning. As your muscles relax and healing begins, the number of sessions decreases.
Athletic Performance and Recovery
If you are an athlete, you will want to be massaged as often as needed for the specific sport that you practice and your specific goals. Some athletes massage on a daily basis while others do so before a certain event. You will need to watch your training schedule and what your therapist recommends for your specific sport, training, and goals.
Anyone can benefit from massage therapy — even those who are healthy and have a stress-free lifestyle. The calming effect on the body and mind helps to improve the immune function that everyone needs to stay healthy. Invest in your health with a regular monthly massage which can have great health benefits and help reduce the effects of stress.
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