How Often Should You Schedule Massage Therapy?

Too often, massages are scheduled only as a rare day of luxury and pampering, but there are so many more benefits to massages than that. That’s why we like to recommend scheduling massage therapy more often instead. Here are some suggestions for how often you should schedule your massage therapy.

It Depends on the Type of Massage and the Reason

When it comes to massage therapy, there are many different types of massages you can get that range from basic relaxation massages to injury relief massages. If you are scheduling your massage therapy sessions only for the purpose of relaxation, you might consider scheduling your massage anywhere from once a month to a few times a month. For lighter massages, like scalp massages, it can be beneficial to schedule them as often as a few times per week.

When you rely on massage therapy for medical conditions like injuries, chronic pain, stress and anxiety, or pregnancy, you might schedule your massages more frequently. For injury or chronic pain relief, you can schedule even daily massages for a specific number of weeks until the pain goes away or according to a doctor’s prescription.  If you struggle with stress or anxiety, a weekly massage therapy session may also be beneficial to improving your mental wellbeing. A doctor can also prescribe the right type and frequency of massage sessions during pregnancy.

Talk to Your Massage Therapist and Doctor

If there’s anyone who can give you the best advice on how often to schedule your massage therapy, it would be your massage therapist. They can help you make the right decision based on your needs, any medical conditions, and targeted areas for the massage. They can also make recommendations on the type, intensity, and duration of the massage you should get.

The most important thing to remember when deciding on the frequency of your massage therapy sessions is that you should talk to your doctor first, especially if you have any kind of medical condition. Between your doctor and your massage therapist, they will know what is best for you and your body, so it’s important to listen to them.

If you’d like to learn more about massage therapy, give us a call at Innisfil Wellness Centre. We also offer direct billing for your convenience.