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How often should you get a Thai massage?

Scheduling a Thai massage once or twice a month will enhance your health and give respite from stress and strain.

Scheduling a Thai massage once or twice a month will enhance your health and give you respite from stress and strain.

The benefits of Thai massage are cumulative. You might have taken days, weeks or even years to develop your back pain or stiff neck, so one Thai massage can’t reverse these conditions. Successive Thai massages build on the benefits from your first Thai massage as long as you keep your Thai massages close enough. If you wait too long between treatments, each Thai massage will start you back at square one.

Most people go for massages to relax, reduce stress and anxiety, relieve pain, or improve overall physical and mental well-being.
However, the frequency of massage required to achieve these benefits can vary depending on an individual’s physical and mental health status.

Here are some suggestions for how often to schedule a Thai massage. Remember, these are just suggestions for when to schedule a Thai massage. You are unique, and you need to listen to your body. Consider how you felt before your Thai massage, after, and how long your body holds onto that ‘post-massage’ feeling. The amount of self-care you do at home, like stretching or stress reduction, will affect how quickly you recover.

How Much Thai Massage Do I Need?

Booking a massage once or twice a month will enhance your health and give you respite from stress and strain. But many other considerations may affect this general rule.

Wellness and Relaxation

If you want to enhance your health, reduce stress, and relax tight muscles, scheduling a monthly Thai massage is a good recommendation. Thai massages will also help to improve your sleep patterns.

Sedentary Lifestyle

A sedentary lifestyle can cause muscle tension and stiffness, especially in the neck and shoulders. Thai massages every two to four weeks can aid in preventing the progression of these symptoms.

Work-Related Stress

Prolonged or chronic stress can put our bodies under strain and cause anxiety, headaches, digestive problems, sleep disturbances, and immune system weakness. A weekly or biweekly massage will help manage work stress and prevent physical symptoms like tension headaches and muscle pain. However, the effectiveness depends on your stress level, general health, and how well you react to massage therapy.

Athletic Performance

Thai massage can help you recover from an injury or surgery by reducing pain, inhibiting swelling, breaking up scar tissue and increasing blood and oxygen flow. But depending on how recent your injury is or the type of injury you have, Thai massage can aggravate the injury. So you must check with your doctor before booking a Thai massage. Once your doctor gives you clearance to have a Thai massage, two sessions a week or more may be needed, with frequency decreasing as healing and recovery progress.

Pain Management

Suppose you want a massage to treat a chronic condition such as migraines, neck aches and backaches. In that case, the best strategy is to start with more frequent Thai massage sessions and slowly decrease your visits as your muscles elongate and relax. You can start with weekly visits for four to six weeks for overly contracted muscles. If you have an acute condition such as a muscle strain or muscle spasms, consider two shorter Thai massages per week for four to six weeks. Then, with self-care, you can reduce your number of visits to a maintenance schedule that is right for you, typically about once a month.

Injury Recovery

Thai massage can help you recover from an injury or surgery by reducing pain, inhibiting swelling, breaking up scar tissue and increasing blood and oxygen flow. But depending on how recent your injury is or the type of injury you have, Thai massage can aggravate the injury. So you must check with your doctor before booking a Thai massage. Once your doctor gives you clearance to have a Thai massage, two sessions a week or more may be needed, with frequency decreasing as healing and recovery progress.

How Much Thai Massage Can I Afford?

Sirius Health tries hard to make Thai massage affordable. Our standard rate is $70-80 for one hour, but the longer the massage duration, the cheaper the cost per hour and the better for your body. But we don’t stop there. We give each customer 45 extra minutes of attention during each visit.

Pre-Treatment +15 Minutes

We allow 15 minutes before every treatment to give you time to consult with your therapist, change into massage clothes, and wash your feet. And if you finish early, this time is added to your Thai massage treatment.

Treatment – Booked Time

We give you every minute of the time that you book at Sirius Health. Whether you book a 60-minute or 180-minute treatment, that time is yours. No exceptions.

Post-Treatment +30 Minutes

We have no intention of rushing you out the door. So we allocate 30 minutes after every treatment for you to sit down with your therapist for lemongrass tea.

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