How Often Should You Get a Massage?
Every day! Well, maybe that’s not practical, even though it would be nice. This is one of the most common questions clients ask about massage therapy, and it really all depends on WHY you get massages. Do you get massages for health benefits? Or, to help you relax and handle the stress of everyday life? It’s probably a combination of the two, so let’s look at some of the most common reasons to get regular massages:
One of the very best reasons to get a massage is for relaxation. Relaxation massage helps to support your body, including blood circulation and flexibility of joints. Regular massage can help prevent pain, muscle tension, and stress points from building up and causing problems. Why wait until you have a problem to get a massage?
Massage is perfect for preventing issues with your tissues. Relaxation massage is usually recommended at least once per month, or as often as you’d like! I read somewhere that Bob Hope attributed his longevity
to his daily massage routine. I guess in this case money really can buy happiness!
If you’re job is stressful or you work in an environment where you stay in one position for a long period of time (at a computer or nurse’s station for example), you may begin to develop tight or “knotted” muscles. This will frequently occur in your shoulders, arms, and back. All of this increased muscle tension will make movement harder and can cause pain. Regular massage can help to prevent pain and stiffness.
Living with high levels of stress for a prolonged amount of time increases the risk of contracting heart disease and other diseases. It has been estimated that 75 – 90 percent of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress related problems. The good news is, massage can help! Just knowing your massage is coming up in a few days can help to relieve stress, and a massage every 2-4 weeks will help with stress related tension. Call us at 302-475-1469 or click here to make an appointment now.