Since massage increases circulation, pain and stiffness are reduced significantly when a client makes regular appointments. Monthly massage is optimal for most individuals. When chronic problems appear, more frequent visits to your massage therapist are in order. When the pain subsides, monthly appointments will maintain soft tissue health and peace of mind.
In a study of women diagnosed with cancer, when they received massage three times per week they reported being less angry and depressed. The study was conducted and published by the International Journal of Neuroscience. Your massage therapist is worth their weight in gold---treat them well.
The list of benefits associated with massage therapy goes on: Better sleep, feeling more relaxed in general, massage gives you an immune system boost, and you will experience relief from tension headaches. When human touch is experienced in a safe, therapeutic setting of professional massage, the benefits are well worth the cost of your sessions.
If the holidays get you down, have a massage or two in December. It works wonders. If you don't recall the last massage session you enjoyed.....it has been too long! Contact your therapist today, or better yet... get some friends together and have a Cucumber Cool Mobile Spa Party at your home!