One of the things we get asked the most is whether someone should get a massage to relax or to alleviate a pain or tightness they may be experiencing. We feel that a better way to think about this is to ask how you want to feel after the massage. The answer to this question can help you decide what type of massage to get done.
One question we get asked frequently is how often someone should get a massage for optimal benefits. For the average person, we recommend a therapeutic massage once every four to six weeks. For someone dealing with a lot of tightness, we might recommend every three weeks.
For someone dealing with medical needs that are of a palliative nature, we recommend as often as weekly or biweekly, as recommended by your doctor or the results you’re seeing with our work.
Therapeutic massage is the concept of viewing massage and bodywork as a therapeutic adjunct to the traditional medical system, not a replacement. We love to coordinate with your doctors, physical therapists, and the like to help you achieve optimum results.