How often should I have a Massage?

One of the most often asked questions by a new client is “How often should I have a massage?” My go to answer is “My accountant reckons at least every Monday, Thursday and every 3rd Saturday!”

If you are being treated for an injury, we will always recommend when we would like to see you next to assess that the treatment and your rehab program is making the appropriate changes. This is always to make sure you are performing your stretches or exercises correctly and to make any adjustments if required.

If you are an active person and have Soft Tissue Therapy (Remedial Massage) as an integral component of your training regime, then the answer is that you know your body better than anyone else. You should be treated before anything starts to affect your performance. 

  • That occasional niggle in the left shoulder as you serve in tennis may be the start of something that will hinder you in the near future?
  • Have you allowed enough recovery time between that last triathlon you completed before you enter the next one?

Professional sports competitors will have Sports Massage specialists as a part of their medical team and will often be seen at the competition arena treating athletes. This is to assist them gain optimum performance.

As you can see in the diagram above there is a similarity between the cycling position and how many people end up at their work-stations on a daily basis! Once again that niggle in your right shoulder as you reach the mouse should not be ignored. This may lead to a decrease your active range of movement in your every day activities.

So, how often should you have a massage? . . . . Whenever it is needed!