How often should one get a massage?

How often should one get a massage?
How often you should get a massage depends on several factors, including your physical and
emotional needs; your stress levels; and your budget.  You will definitely experience the
most health benefits from massage when you get massage regularly.  Massage calms the nervous
system, improves blood circulation and lymphatic circulation, relieves muscle pain, and helps
with pain management in conditions such as arthritis, sciatica, muscle spasms. If you get a
massage once a year, it will be relaxing, but it can’t undo a lifetime of muscle tension. Typically,
once every week or two is ideal for keeping your muscle tissue pliable and in good shape.   If
you are in chronic pain or have a special issue to address, you might need to come weekly (or
even twice a week) until you feel better. People heavily involved in sports should have a
massage as often as two to three times per week during periods of intense training and
less often—perhaps once or twice a month—during the off-season. Massages helps athletes
reach peak physical fitness while giving some protection from injury.