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9770 N. Ash  Ave

Kansas City, MO 64157

CONTACT US

816-407-9282

 

How Often Should I Get a Massage?

 

How often depends on YOUR needs, YOUR budget and YOUR stress levels.

Massage has significant health benefits that are best experienced when you get regular massage.

My recommendation depends on what YOUR goals are.

I’ll carefully consider YOUR individual condition and lifestyle.

 

It’s important to remember two things about massage:

  1.  The effects of massage are cumulative. So your second massage builds on the great effects of your first, and so on. If you receive your massages too far apart, then with each massage you will go back to square oneWhat a waste of your money!

  2. One massage won’t “fix” a chronic problem. It has taken days, weeks, or even years to develop a stiff neck or painful low back for example. The condition won’t be reversed in 1 hour. Typically, once every week or two is ideal for keeping your muscle tissue pliable and in good shape, if you can afford it.

If you are in chronic pain or have a special issue to address,

you might need to come weekly (or even twice a week) until you feel better.

       

Massage Frequency Guidelines

ACUTE CONDITION

When you have an acute condition such as a muscle strain or spasms, frequent visits (2-3 per week) of shorter duration (30-45 min) for 1-3 weeks often help resolve problems. You can then diminish frequency until you reach a maintenance schedule to help keep you pain-free.

GENERAL WELLNESS 

If you are including massage in a general wellness plan to reduce stress and relax tight muscles, once a month is a good recommendation. If you’re going through an especially stressful time or have a high stress life, coming every 1-2 weeks can help establish a pattern of relaxation.

ATHLETES 

If you are training for an event and doing intense workouts come in twice per week to help maintain flexibility and healthy condition of your muscles. During less intense training, massage frequency may drop down to every two weeks or once a month.

CHRONIC CONDITION

If you are including massage in a general wellness plan to reduce stress and relax tight muscles, once a month is a good recommendation. If you’re going through an especially stressful time or have a high stress life, coming every 1-2 weeks can help establish a pattern of relaxation.

MAINTAINING YOUR HEALTH

If you are including massage in a general wellness plan to reduce stress and relax tight muscles, once a month is a good recommendation. If you’re going through an especially stressful time or have a high stress life, coming every 1-2 weeks can help establish a pattern of relaxation.

The amount of self-care (stretching, stress reduction, etc.) you do at home will affect how quickly you recover. When working with an acute or chronic condition, it’s important to wait until you consistently feel pain-free before dropping the frequency of your massages.

Listen to your body, but don't wait too long in an effort to save money.

Remember your greatest wealth is your health!