Getting a massage is a great way to relax and unwind, but how often should you get one? Generally, it depends on your lifestyle and the type of massage you're getting. For those with chronic problems, weekly visits for 4-6 weeks can help. With personal care, these customers can return to work with the maintenance program that's right for them, usually about once a month. For the average athletic person, it depends on their training program and whether or not they have chronic muscle problems.
One or two massages a month may be sufficient during lighter training periods, increasing the frequency as the workouts intensify. Thai massage is a great option for those looking for a more relaxing experience. It's important to note that if you're planning an important event, you should never schedule a deep tissue massage less than five days before. To maximize the benefits of your massage, follow up with circulation-boosting massages such as Swedish or Abhyanga immediately before and after a major event.
This helps eliminate lactic acid buildup and accelerates recovery. Jolina Sileski, CMT, trained at the International Thai Massage School in Chaingmai, Thailand and is certified in Thai massage, reflexology, facial massage, herbal compresses, Tok-Sen, hot stone massage and more recently in advanced wool stretching. Her experience with Thai massage is that it was very relaxing but didn't actually heal like the Chinese style did.