How Often Should I Visit My RMT?
Massage therapy can help you address certain medical problems, de-stress, or treat yourself. But how often do you need treatment to see lasting results? There are no specific guidelines for how often you should get a massage.
However, a doctor or a registered massage therapist should be able to recommend the duration and frequency that work best for your injury. Patients tend to go for massage therapy for injuries more frequently. Whereas massages for relaxation or pampering purposes occur less often.
Ideal Frequency and Duration
The duration and frequency of massages will depend on the area of the body you want to target and the type of massage you need. Many RMTs recommend a massage of at least 30 minutes per week to address underlying health issues such as injury or pain.
Massage Therapy for Injury or Acute Pain
When it comes to managing therapy for acute pain, chances are that you will need to go more frequently for a short period of time. For example, you might get two weekly massages to overcome post-surgery pain. However, the duration of these massages should be less than 25 minutes. Usually, a session is composed of two 15-minute parts. This gives your body a chance to rest in between sessions.
Getting regular massages can relieve tension from improper posture or stress and ease the pain and discomfort of prior injuries. If you are dealing with chronic pain from a recurring injury, you should be visiting a massage therapist regularly. We suggest that you go at least every two weeks for 30 minutes.
Health And Wellness
One of the lasting benefits of regular massage therapy is that it can decrease physical and mental stress. It can also improve the health of your joints, provide you with better postural awareness, and improve your range of motion. As a result, we recommend that everyone gets a massage at least once a month.
Total Care Health, based in Surrey, BC, offers science-based therapy in a compassionate environment. They have chiropractors, kinesiologists, physiotherapists, and massage therapists available to help you.
If you have any questions about this article, or you would like to book an appointment with one of our professionals, please call us at (604) 854-3090. We can help with orthotics!