The Benefits of Massage Therapy & How Often Should I Get a Massage?


The Benefits of Massage Therapy & How Often Should I Get a Massage?


There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage treatments. Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being as well as your quality of life.

Massage therapy benefits people of all ages. While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the use of massage therapy in preventing illness and conditions before they develop cannot be overlooked. Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions.


Some conditions known to benefit from massage include:


Anxiety & Depression                   Back, leg & neck pain                     Carpal tunnel; RSI

Dislocations                                    Fractures & Oedema                     Headaches

Insomnia                                         Multiple Sclerosis                           Muscle Tension & Spasm

Post-surgical Rehab                       Sports Injuries                               Stress & related conditions

Tendinitis                                        Asthma & Emphysema                  Cancer

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome           Kyphosis & Scoliosis                      Parkinson’s Disease

Arthritis & Bursitis                        Palliative Care                                Pregnancy & Labour Support

Strains & Sprains                           Stroke                                              Whiplash

Diabetes                                          High Blood Pressure


Other specific benefits of massage therapy are:


Reduction or elimination of pain                            Improving joint mobility

Improved circulation                                                Improved immune system function

Increased lymphatic drainage                                 Reduced depression and anxiety

Reduced tension within muscles                             Increased body awareness


How often should you receive a Massage?


This will depend on your reason for seeking massage therapy.

It’s important to remember two things about massage-

1.      The effects are cumulative. So your second massage builds on the good effects of your first, and so on. If you receive your massages too far apart, then with each massage you may be back at square one.

2.      One massage won’t fix a chronic problem. It takes days, weeks or even years to develop a stiff neck or painful low back. The condition won’t be reversed in 1hr.


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