Maintenance massage therapy for long term health
”Maintenance Massage is considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It's increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations. Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.” - Mayo Clinic (read the whole article)
You’ve finished a series of advanced massage therapy sessions...now what?
Adding regular massage sessions to your lifestyle is a great idea! Maintenance massage therapy helps prevent future injury. It also lowers stress levels, and keeps you tuned up and feeling great.
How often do I need to get regular massage sessions?
For high stress jobs and serious athletes schedule a regular massage session every 2-3 weeks. This will keep you in top form to prevent stress from piling up.
For most of you schedule a 60 or 90 minute regular massage session every 6-8 weeks. This will keep you feeling wonderful and help prevent future injuries.
If you have a tight budget, save up for a regular massage session every 12-16 weeks. This will still have a major impact on your long term health and help prevent injury.
Making a routine of maintenance massage therapy is like getting a regular oil change for your car. It’s a simple, cost effective, great feeling gift to yourself. It will keep you happy and healthy for years to come.
Tips for Integrating Regular Massage into your lifestyle
- Chose a frequency that works within your budget
- Book regular massage sessions ahead of time so that it's already in the calendar
- It's easier to book maintenance massage now and have to reschedule later. If something comes up you can reschedule with 24 hours notice.
- Chose a day of the week and time that will generally work with your schedule