Updated: Dec 29, 2021
You may seek deep tissue massages daily, a few times a week, or a few times a month for pain. Your massage therapist can recommend a frequency and duration to address the underlying health condition prompting this type of massage.
Here are our top 5 benefits:
Promotes Relaxation and Improves Sleep. If you've ever had a massage, you'll know they're great for helping you feel relaxed and rejuvenated.
Reduces Stress Levels.
Increases Joint Flexibility.
Reduces Headaches/Migraine Pain.
Massage benefits can include:
Reducing stress and increasing relaxation.
Reducing pain and muscle soreness and tension.
Improving circulation, energy and alertness.
Lowering heart rate and blood pressure.
Improving immune function.
A massage stimulates your nervous system; wakes up your muscles, organs, and glands; moves blood and lymph fluid, and gets multitudes of cells to produce and release chemicals and hormones. Your body needs a massage to renew itself and reverse the effects of stress.
If relaxation is your goal, then a 50 or 60 minute massage is generally appropriate. You can certainly do a longer session of 80 or 90 minutes if you like, but anything much longer than that may tend to feel a bit repetitive or may leave you groggy afterward. Specific work is generally more time-consuming.
Keep these in mind to make the most of your therapy.
Don't #1. Don't Forget to Drink Water.
Don't #2. Don't Shower Immediately.
Don't #3. Don't Shower With Hot Water.
Don't #4. Don't Eat a Heavy Meal After a Massage.
Don't #5. Don't Head Outside or Do Anything Strenuous.