The Benefits and Risks of Too Much Massage

Massage is a great way to relax and reduce stress, but is it possible to get too much of a good thing? The answer is yes, it can be. The best way to respond to this is to listen to your body and talk openly with your masseuse. There doesn't seem to be any evidence to suggest that it's possible to get too many massages, but even so, it's important to follow a once-a-month program to allow your body to adapt and rebalance. Other massage techniques that are required for the treatment of a specific condition should be performed more frequently.

Take a lymphatic drainage massage, for example, which is recommended daily. Once the swelling has been reduced, the client can schedule their treatments two or three times a week. It's important to note that there is such a thing as excess pressure and, yes, your therapist can hurt you. More importantly, if there isn't enough pressure to hurt you, you may have some type of neurological problem that needs to be addressed.

The most you should do is go once a week, unless you are in pain or play high-intensity sports. Between you and your therapist, you will be able to determine the best frequency because your body's response is an important part of this determination. When your body starts to feel stiff and sore, it tells you that it's time to get a massage again, but the type of massage you may need may vary depending on your body's needs. Getting a massage on a regular basis is actually a big deal for your body.

You may be stressed because of an injury, because of your sports lifestyle, or simply because of a life in which a massage would go a long way in reducing stress. If you're an athlete, you'll want to be massaged as often as necessary for the specific sport you practice and your specific goals. However, by working with your massage therapist, you can come up with a plan that works for you, extending the time between massages and using the techniques they teach you so that you can continue with care and massages at home. A massage is a great tool for relieving stress, improving mood, and increasing overall quality of life and productivity.

In addition to reducing stress levels and chronic pain, a full body massage gives the body an opportunity to repair and balance itself. Lymphatic drainage massage is another specialty that can help with lymphedema, a condition in which lymphatic fluid builds up in the lymphatic system and causes swelling of the legs and feet. After a massage, you may feel a little tenderness, especially if you've received a deep tissue penetrating massage. A masseur can combine one massage technique with another according to the client's personal preferences to provide a unique experience. So is too much massage harmful? The answer is yes, it can be.

It's important to set aside time for massages so that you can take full advantage of both the physical and mental benefits. Sports massage can help condition athletes when they prepare for an upcoming competition. The frequency with respect to the frequency with which you should receive certain types of massages generally relates to what you are treating and how you are treating it, but also to your medical health.

Mark Szymonik
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