Q: How often should I get a massage?

A: Massage has a cumulative effect. While a single massage as a treat to yourself is wonderful, regular massage – whatever the frequency – can lead to profound and long-lasting changes. Depending on your personal preference, your budget, and your needs, you may choose to come every week or just a few times a year. Everyone’s needs are different, but generally speaking, once a month provides “maintenance” of previous progress, while more frequent visits create more long-term change. For acute issues such as injury recovery or chronic pain, frequent visits are recommended initially. It’s also important to remember that doing your “homework” like stretches or strengthening exercises makes a big difference in how frequently you need treatment and whether your massage will have a lasting impact.