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How Often Should I Get a Massage?

February 15, 2015

While many of us would get a massage every day if we could…the answer to this question is going to vary from person as there are a number of factors that impact how often you should get a massage. The frequency of your massage visits often starts with your reason for going to get a massage in the first place.

So, How Often Should I Get a Massage?

The best way to figure out how often you should visit a massage therapist is to evaluate your reasons for getting a massage.


Below are some common reasons and suggested frequency:

  • Health and Relaxation – Many people get massages to maintain optimal health and enjoy an hour or two of relaxation. Generally, people who experience light to moderate stress should visit the massage therapist one to two times per month.
  • Stress Relief and Management – For those with high stress levels and those who often travel, massage is recommended on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. This helps clients reduce the impact that stress can have on the body.
  • Chronic pain management and reduction – For those who want to relieve pain in the neck, back, and joints, massage sessions should be more frequent. Depending on the condition and type of pain, the client may want to get a massage up to three times per week.
  • Sports Recovery and Performance – For athletes and other active individuals, massage helps promote muscle recovery and increase performance. Depending on the circumstances, the client may need a massage anywhere from one to three times per week.

Each client is different and may benefit from more frequent massage. The best way to find out your ideal frequency is to listen to your body and discuss your options with an experienced massage therapist. The good news is, if you are in fairly good health, you can get a massage as often as you would like!

Get a Massage at Coastal Massage and Bodywork

When is the last time you had a massage? Coastal Massage and Bodywork offers 60 minute, 90 minute, and 2-hour massage packages that are customized to meet each client’s unique needs and wishes. Our trained massage therapists are versed in many types of massage, including sports, pre-natal, trigger point, cranio-sacral, myofacial, reflexology and Swedish.


Clients can join us at our upscale Wrightsville Beach location for the ultimate massage experience. We also offer on-site massage at private homes and hotels, and our specialists are available to come straight to your office as part of our corporate chair massage program.

Schedule your appointment today using our online booking system or by calling (910) 208-4161.