They key words in these two questions are ‘should’ or ‘could’. There is no rule saying they you ‘should’ have a deep tissue massage.. In fact there is no saying you ‘should’ have any sort of massage treatment. Massage is optional. However the benefits that may be gained from receiving massage therapy is enormous.
But what about the second question, how often could you have a DTM? The straightforward answer would be, every day. However that is not realistic for several reason.
For example deep tissue massage is a form of corrective massage, it can help ‘re-balancing’ the body or particular muscle layer. In fact this type of massage was designed to have an overall remedial effect. How getting into balance manifests itself in an individual is simply that….individual. Each person has a different case history, including mental, physical, emotional and medical aspects etc.
Each person has different requirements to achieve balance
Having a daily deep tissue remedial massage is likely to have drawback. Muscles may become tender from the amount of attention they receive and generally, the body can become ‘over treated’ thus possibly creating strong reactions as the body tries to get into balance. The type and the strength of reaction will vary from person to person but include nausea, headaches and muscular tenderness to mention a few. That is not really how you want to feel and if you react this way, you are less likely to come back for more massage sessions.
So, though deep tissue massage could be received daily (depending on the answers in the consultation), it is not recommended.
Other aspects not yet mentioned are cost and boredom factor. The second point sound an odd thing to say, but if you have the same thing every day, there is a risk of becoming bored with stand so you may not get the full benefit of massage therapy.
So how often do you recommend someone has a deep tissue massage?
An average is usually once per month. It may depend on whether we massage client at home, or at massage health centre, how often we do home visit massage or clinics, and how long the massage is it for, the case history of client etc. We offer our clients professional advice. Each case is different and so we must have knowledge, experience and common sense.