` How Often Should You Get a Massage?

How Often Should You Get a Massage?

Getting a massage has multiple benefits, whether you are an athlete, work in a stressful career, have a medical condition or simply enjoy the relaxing benefits of regular massage.

How often you should get a massage depends on several factors.

Benefits of Massage

Some people enjoy occasional massage while others realize the multiple benefits of regular massage. Studies show that massage relieves stress, anxiety, muscle tension and pain.

People suffering painful, non-contagious skin conditions such as psoriasis may also benefit from massage. Boost your immune system function and increase circulation with regular massage. Reduce stress and improve your overall sense of well-being.

Different types of massage techniques are often utilized for specific conditions. Therefore, the type of massage most beneficial to meet your needs may not be the best type of massage for a friend or relative.

How Often Should I Get a Massage?

How often you should get a massage depends on several factors. Are you getting a massage for relaxation or are you an athlete recovering from a sports injury or an individual with a chronic medical condition? If an individual is training hard, a period of more frequent massages may be in order, in addition to suggesting more frequent massages if you are recovering from musculoskeletal aches or pains.

Your massage therapist discusses your reasons for the massages with you and creates an individualized plan for your massage sessions.

Along with determining how often you should receive a massage you and your massage therapist also discuss other elements of massage therapy, such as the best type(s) of massage for you.

Avoid Misconceptions

While considering how often you should get a massage, also consider misconceptions to avoid.

Massage therapists individualize massage based on your specific needs or desires, not a one-size-fits-all technique.

Massage does not have to hurt to be effective. Additionally, you need more than one session to recover and feel at your personal best after massage.

To schedule your appointment with a certified professional, contact LaVida Massage of Fredericksburg, VA today.

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