A question that often comes up when I'm giving my client's a massage is: how often should I get a massage? I want to say the answer is pretty simple- everybody should probably get at least one massage a month. That's the simplest answer I can give you. However, everybody is different. We all have different issues or goals that we want to address with massage. We also have different budgets and time allotments. So, it really depends on you. Here's a fun fact though: it's said that famous entertainer, Bob Hope got a massage every day of his life while working in the entertainment industry!
In answering the question of how often to get a massage, I think the most important thing to think about is- what exactly is your goal or issue that you are wanting to address with massage? Is it a chronic pain thing? I usually see that 2 massages a month tends to make a big difference. One of my clients told me that since she had been seeing me regularly for her twice a month 90 minute massage, she no longer had to take her pain medication! What a nice compliment to receive, but also how cool to show what a difference regular bodywork makes.
Maybe your goal is to give yourself the gift of relaxation and stress relief and you get occasional muscle tension. I would say a regular once a month massage of either 60 or 90 minutes will be a great fit for you.
The last things of course to think of when it comes to how often is your time availability and your budget. Regular massage isn't cheap, but it is also can be a very helpful investment for your personal health and wellness. Just like you budget for other important things in your life, is it important for you to invest in your health and wellness by receiving a regular massage? What do your finances allow?
I hope this post gave you some helpful things to think about in the question of frequency of massage. Feel free to leave a question or comment if I left out anything!