There aren’t many people who don’t love the idea of going to a spa and having beauty treatments. Manicures, massages, pedicures, hair treatments and facials are just a few of the most popular treatments you can get. However, whether you’re working too hard and want to release some tension in your body or you just want to treat yourself every now and then, massages are great way to relax and re-energise yourself. If you’re wondering how often you should get a massage, here is a quick guide to help you along.

Stressful life events

How often you should get a massage depends on a variety of things, including but not limited to how much stress you’re feeling, whether there is a particular event or occasion happening in your life, which is causing you to feel more stressed, your overall health and how much you are exercising or participating in sports. In many cases, it all comes down to your personal preference and how often you feel you need a massage. For deep massages, it’s not a good idea to get them too regularly, since you may find that you need a couple of days for your body to get used to the techniques used.

Everyday stresses

If you feel a lot of stress and find yourself in situations where you are unable to relax and take it easy, a massage might be beneficial to you in order to release tension within your body. You might be working too many hours at work, or maybe you’ve just started a business and you’re barely getting any sleep trying to plan it out and work out how everything will be organised. A deep tissue massage for just one hour can really help you to feel more relaxed, and will help with the circulation in your body in order to help you to restart and work more efficiently.

 

Playing sports

People who play sports a lot can also benefit from a regular massage. If you’re playing sports in an amateur team or you regularly travel, you will likely have a massage therapist available to give you advice and release some tension when needed. However, if you play a lot of sports as hobby, it’s a good idea to invest in weekly or fortnightly massages just to help your body stay in good condition and to avoid any potential injuries, which could occur, particularly in contact sports.

Prolonged stressful times

If you are going through a prolonged period of your life where there is something particularly stressful happening, such as moving house, going through a divorce or having a baby, you might want to consider getting regular massage treatments for a short period of time. For example, rather than getting an ongoing weekly massage, you can find a massage therapist who is happy to provide you with a course of ten treatments, for example. This could be during the lead-up to pregnancy, or maybe you’re going through a divorce in court, which will be over in 2-3 months. Whatever the reasons, getting a regular massage to release tension and ease your stresses and worries can help you to feel much healthier, happier and better in the long term.