The key words in these two questions are ‘should’ or ‘could’. There is no rule saying they you ‘should’ have a deep tissue massage
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 reasons.
For example, a deep tissue massage is a form of corrective
Each person has different requirements to achieve balance
Having a daily deep tissue remedial massage is likely to have a drawback. Muscles may become tender from the amount of attention they receive and generally, the body can become ‘overtreated’ 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 sounds an odd thing to say, but if you have the same thing every day, there is a risk of becoming bored withstand 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 the massage health center, how often we do home visit massage or clinics, and how long the