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Unlocking the Benefits: How Often Should You Get a Massage?

One question that I often get asked is, "How often should you get a massage?" The straightforward response might be, "as often as your budget allows." While one massage, craniosacral therapy or lymphatic drainage session is better than none, the frequency of your sessions can significantly impact the benefits you experience.

For General Wellness:

If you're seeking to maintain overall well-being without specific goals in mind, a monthly massage can be a valuable addition to your fitness and wellness routine. This regular practice helps you stay attuned to your body, preventing the development of tightness or pain. It can keep you limber for your workouts and heighten your awareness of posture during your daily activities. Taking some time out for yourself regularly can also help reduce stress levels.

Addressing Persistent Issues:

However, if you're dealing with persistent pain or looking to address long-term problems like posture-related pain or low mood, a more assertive treatment plan (weekly or bi-weekly) is advisable. I've seen clients achieve reduced low back pain, headaches, TMJ dysfunction, and running-related pain by adopting this frequency until their symptoms diminish. Meaningful results often stem from the cumulative effects of consistent sessions that gradually reduce tension and guarding, and sooth the nervous system.

A Dose-Dependent Therapy:

As an advocate for the benefits of massage, I believe that, when applied correctly, it can instigate significant positive changes in people's lives. However, it's important to recognize that massage is a dose-dependent therapy—the frequency matters. While some massage is undoubtedly beneficial, exploring a higher frequency can lead to more pronounced and lasting results.

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