HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU GET A MASSAGE?
The frequency between the massages you have depends on several factors, including your physical and emotional needs, your stress levels and your budget. There is no doubt, that you will receive more health benefits from the massage, when you get massage on a regular base. Massage relaxes the nervous system, improves the blood circulation and the lymphatic circulation, relieves the muscle pain and helps to manage pain in cases such as arthritis, sciatica and muscle spasms.
Once you are feeling well, once per month is the recommended minimum to maintain the health of your tissue. If you reduce the massage therapies, then your muscles might return to their old patterns especially if you are under much stress. In case you wait too long, you might have to start over, in order to restore the flexibility and the harmonious mobility of the muscle groups in need of treatment. Listen to your body, but do not wait too long just to save money.
WHICH TYPE OF MASSAGE DO YOU NEED?
If you already feel well with the regular massage, then you probably know what works for you better.
In case you suffer from chronic pain and you would like to figure out whether massage could help you, then you should address to a good massage therapist with whom you feel comfortable and whose style matches your needs. Inform them that you wish to treat the chronic pain, ask them if this is their specialty and think about a treatment plan together. Deep tissue massage and even more flexible forms like the cranial treatment can definitely help relieve pain.
Quite some pain is caused due to the normal ways we move, so ask help specifically regarding your body posture. A qualified massage therapist should be able to help you accordingly, while suggesting you stretching exercises to do at home.