Massage is one of the healthiest gifts you can give yourself. Although you will feel pampered and cared for during your treatment it is not merely a fluffy luxury. Finding your perfect therapist and sticking with them is an important component to the healthy effects of massage. First, find a schedule that fits your time and monetary budget then discipline yourself to commit to that schedule. Whether it's every six weeks or every week keep in mind that consistency is far more important than frequency.
Here's what happens when you receive regular massage: You will sleep better, experience less pain, feel happier, your range of motion improves, your digestion works more efficiently, your circulation improves, you experience fewer headaches, you will have more vitality, you will smile more often. Each massage builds on the last one so after a few massages you feel the good effects more deeply and they last longer. Aches and pains you used to take for granted and perhaps stopped noticing simply disappear. If you are experiencing a particularly "sticky" issue, ask your therapist and they will be able to refer you to a qualified professional who is better able to help you. We in the healing community work as a team, our goal is to help our clients & patients reach their healthiest potential.
After a few sessions your body and mind will relax more deeply due to building trust in your therapist and cell memory; just walking into the studio will trigger your relaxation response. The importance of finding your perfect therapist and sticking with them cannot be overestimated. We see your body objectively. It is our job to notice your body and the small changes it experiences. Gait, posture, condition of your skin, weight, muscle tone tell us a lot about your health. We are able to point out small changes before they become conditions or injury. Noticing a change in the beginning stages means healing or correcting can be made with a lot less effort than waiting for a real injury or condition to manifest.
Please let me know if you have any questions. I am always happy to answer.