Q: I know massage has great benefits. But really how often should I get a massage?

A: You’re right, massage offers tremendous benefits when used properly. The length of time between visits varies from person to person depending on your body’s needs. For example, if you want massage to alleviate any pain or symptoms of an injury, to aid in the healing process, you initially might need to have a massage once or twice per week. As the condition improves, you’ll be able to taper off; your massage therapist may recommend one time per week, then once every two weeks, winding down to one massage per month for total health maintenance.

If you are looking for stress relief or relaxation, your massage therapist can suggest a plan based on your needs in combination with the condition of your muscles and other tissue. After that, it is up to you to listen to your body; the human body does a good job with letting you know what its needs are. One massage a month is usually sufficient to keep you and your body healthy and happy.

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