How Often Should You Get a Massage?

For those struggling with chronic health issues and pain or going through a health recovery, receiving a massage can provide many health benefits. How often you should get a massage completely depends on the condition that an individual is experiencing as well.

When first going to a massage therapist, be sure to thoroughly explain your diagnosis or condition and what benefits you hope to receive from receiving massages. Providing the therapist with your health history will help the therapist be able to provide the maximum benefit to your body by knowing what areas to concentrate on as well as how deep or light of touch they should give.

There are different types of massage to provide relief:

Deep Massage: As it sounds, this type of massage focuses on muscles and tissues that need a more forceful message.

Sports Massage: Used mainly for sports injuries, this type of message again, focuses on the injury and messaging for healing purposes.

Trigger Point Massage: This type of massage focuses on specific muscles that are sending pain to other areas or muscles in the body. The purpose is to relieve the stress and pain in the specific trigger points so that the other areas no longer ache.

Swedish Massage: The most common massage technique, its focus is to relax the body and be therapeutic. Deep massage, sports massage, and trigger point massage all begin with the basic techniques of Swedish massage.

To receive the maximum benefit of massage when dealing with an injury or health issue, receiving a message at least once a week will provide noticeable relief. However, depending on the severity of the condition, some may want to consider going two to three times a week until results are shown and then slowly decrease.

With any health condition or injury, always consult with a physician to create a health record and plan for recovery.

To schedule your appointment with a certified professional, contact LaVida Massage of Smithtown, NY today.

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