Updated: Feb 4
Many clients ask how often should they be getting a massage and some even ask if there is there such a thing as too much massage?
Well, the answer to both questions is you should get massage when you need massage. For some clients, a weekly massage is ideal, while for others a fortnightly or even monthly massage satisfies their requirements.
Elite athletes or injured clients may even need a massage two to three times a week to ensure they are at their peak for their next competition, or are able to return to their normal exercise programs more quickly.
Too much, too little, too late!
Effective massage therapy is very much about servicing the body’s needs. The problem is sometimes we are not that good about giving the body what it needs.
We are very busy people. We have to manage work times, families, our sporting interests and sometimes organising the time for a massage can just be too hard.
It’s often easier to put other things, duties and chores, ahead of getting a massage because we feel the massage is not important as the deadline we are working to, that chore that has to be done, or that other appointment we have to make.
This can cause to do too much before getting a massage. We can get massaged to little, infrequently, or not at all. We can also delay getting a massage until its too late, and find ourselves with an acute or chronic injury that the delay has actually worsened.
Ongoing enduring health
The most sensible solution is to have massage integrated into your normal health routine with your other standard items like. Build an ongoing relationship with the practice and its therapists and familiarise them with your needs and exercise programs.
Massage is best when its an essential part of a wholistic healthy life system , which allows it to occur more ,or less frequently as you require it. At times this may be weekly, fortnightly, monthly or even quarterly.
Ultimately, it’s your choice as to how regularly you get massage, but ideally you will ensure its a regular part of your schedule.
It’s worth noting that massage is beneficial both for the body and the mind. The body might be feeling fine, but you may be feeling stressed, tense, or even depressed. Massage can be very helpful for people with mental health issues as well as those carrying physical injuries.
Regular massage can boost a person’s sense of well being, boost their spirits, restore a calm mind and help clients feel more relaxed and better physically and emotionally.
Mels Massage Therapists will work with you to establish a massage schedule that best fits your needs.