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  • Writer's pictureAshley Stovell

Volume 1. How often should I Receive Massage

"Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts."

— Winston S. Churchill

This is the most common question that I receive as a Massage Therapist. There is no one correct answer for this. Every person needs to listen to their own body. When receiving massage regularly you are beginning a journey of self awareness. People tend to say in a massage

“I didn’t know that hurt until you started pushing on it. “

Bringing our awareness to the tension our bodies carry greatly helps with realizing our pain before it becomes too great to deal with.

Have you ever awakened from a nights rest to find you can not move your head in a certain direction?

You were fine the night before! However, now you are in a great deal of pain. This tension did not happen over night. Your pain was triggered over night, all that tension that has been building behind the scenes during life in general whether it be work, or posture or maybe stress or even all the above. Perhaps on this night you slept with your head too elevated or too low, now your neck is screaming at you.

When receiving regular massages we pay attention to the small signs that tension is on the rise. Paying attention to the small headache or uncomfortableness in the muscles or joints or that small twinge in the lower back. This is how we know where to focus our massage. Dealing with the tension before it roots itself in the muscle is the key to a life without pain.

So to answer the question of how often should I receive massage is…


Once the pain starts its time for your next appointment . The more we focus on the problems and address them as they appear the longer you can go in between appointments. It is completely possible to have a life without constant pain and Massage Therapy is the answer!

Do you need more reasons to get a massage?... Here are 25!

1 Relieve stress

2 Relieve postoperative pain

3 Reduce anxiety

4 Manage low-back pain

5 Help fibromyalgia pain

6 Reduce muscle tension

7 Enhance exercise performance

8 Relieve tension headaches

9 Sleep better

10 Ease symptoms of depression

11 Improve cardiovascular health

12 Reduce pain of osteoarthritis

13 Decrease stress in cancer patients

14 Improve balance in older adults

15 Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain

16 Temper effects of dementia

17 Promote relaxation

18 Lower blood pressure

19 Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

20 Help chronic neck pain

21 Lower joint replacement pain

22 Increase range of motion

23 Decrease migraine frequency

24 Improve quality of life in hospice care

25 Reduce chemotherapy-related nausea

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