Monday, 2 February 2009

Answers to Your Massage Questions

Massage for General Health and Relaxation

For general health and relaxation - recommendation of massage 1 to 2 times per month for people under light to moderate stress. This would also include people who are sedentary or who exercise only occasionally. Receiving massage therapy 1 to 2 times per month can have excellent health benefits and help reduce the effects of stress. Some massage therapists will offer a discount for customers who pay in advance for multiple massages, so ask about this.

Massage for Stress Management

For people who have high stress occupations or living conditions, or who travel frequently - recommendation of massage weekly or bi-weekly in order to help the individual in coping with their stress. Tension that builds up from stressful situations can be more easily managed with weekly massage. Additionally, just knowing that you will be receiving massage therapy each week or every other week can be comforting and soothing to your brain which can itself reduce your stress load.

Massage Therapy for Pain Reduction and Management

Reduction of, and management of, pain requires a different type of frequency. I call it a "diminishing frequency". People in severe pain not requiring medical intervention can and do receive massage therapy 1 to 2 times per week in the first week. Although rare, this may continue in the second and third week of treatment depending upon response of the client to the massage therapy. When the pain is reduced so is the frequency of needed massage therapy sessions.

At first it may be reduced to once per week, then every other week or less often. Even chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia, lupus, carpal tunnel syndrome, tmj-d, and chronic low back pain can have a diminishing frequency. This type of diminishing frequency is typically used with Neuromuscular Therapy and Myofascial Release which are powerful massage methods for relieving pain.

Health and Wellness with Massage Therapy

It's easy to get busy with life and forget about taking time out for yourself. Massage Therapy is very beneficial to your health and can compliment your exercise routine or just provide the needed relaxation for your busy week. Remember to drink lots of water, breathe, restore, and just relax. See you soon!

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