How often should I get a massage?
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to massage. Some are okay with the occasional relaxation and pampering and find that getting one every three to six weeks is enough. But if you’re suffering from a specific ailment like back pain or osteoarthritis, you might need more frequent sessions to improve your condition and maintain the results.
Generally, massage is safe for everyone but could be uncomfortable if you have the flu or cuts and bruises on your skin. For specific conditions, you might want to get a green light from your doctor first.
You can best reap the benefits of massage if it becomes a part of your lifestyle instead of just a one-time thing. If you’re suffering from chronic pain or tightness anywhere in your body, you can also benefit from a mix of massage and fascial stretch therapy, a more advanced form of assisted stretching that involves both the muscles and the fascia. You can learn more about FST from Myo Tensegrity.