Massaging your body on a daily basis can have a number of positive effects on your physical and mental health. It can help to rejuvenate your body and mind, making you feel more energetic and revitalized. Slower self-massage while focusing on your breathing can help to slow down your mind and relax your body. Depending on the intensity of the massage, you may benefit from massage sessions once or twice a week to keep your muscles, joints and tissues flexible and in good shape.
A study published in Science Daily found that massage therapy increased blood flow and circulation in both participants who actively exercised and those who didn't. For athletes, massaging yourself once a week can help with muscle recovery and three to four times a month may be useful for pain management. Massage treatments can be done daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly to achieve and maintain optimal results when adapted to your body's needs. Giving yourself a massage every day can help to reduce inflammation, promote cell growth, improve your mood, and make your skin look younger.
For chronic conditions, relieving muscle pain may take some time with specific massage therapy sessions that are less frequent. During musculoskeletal pain, it may be beneficial to receive massages less frequently as the body suffers from localized inflammation caused by a direct hit to the muscle or by overuse. If you find that your pain has decreased or you have started pain management treatment with a lower level of pain, you probably only need to get a massage once a week or every two weeks as the pain subsides.