How Often Should You Get a Massage?

Many people ask how often they should get a massage. Sure massages like a Swedish massage feel amazing, but they have many other benefits as well. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t so cut and dry. It really depends on why you’re getting a massage.

Some people will benefit from getting a massage once a week, while some don’t need it as often.

While this is all subjective and can change based on many factors, here’s a look at the type of people and the frequency they could be getting a massage.

You’re an Athlete

If You’re an athlete, it would be getting a massage once a week, especially if you are in a high-intensity sport.

This will help to release the tension in your muscles.

If it’s a recovery day then feel free to enjoy two or more massages that week, but never on back-to-back days, as this can lead to overuse injuries.

Recovery time is important for athletes and if they are not resting enough often times there may be sudden jerky movements that may cause an injury. So get some rest!

You’re an Office Worker

For those who sit at a desk all day long, getting a massage once a month might make sense. This helps with the relaxation of sore muscles and prevents inflammation from building up because sitting causes excessive pressure on them all day long. It also reduces feelings of stress that come along with sitting so much throughout the day.

You’re Stressed

Massages are extremely relaxing and can reduce symptoms of anxiety and tension. For those who are feeling stressed, it is recommended to get a massage once every couple of weeks. This helps with the relief of muscle tension and relieves stress as well.

Being that massages are relaxing and calming, getting them regularly can make a difference in your stress levels.

You Have Injuries or Have Chronic Pain

Massage helps with soft tissue injuries by aiding circulation, reducing scarring, and improving range of motion. With that said, it’s hard to say how often you should go without knowing the history of your injury. Some may benefit from coming in weekly, while others may need it every few weeks.

When you come to Sandra Diaz Massage, she’ll make sure to evaluate the situation and recommend a good schedule for you.