Are you a new client at a massage place? Ever wonder what length of massage is best to start with? Should you start with 60 or 90 minutes for massage?
I offer 3 options at Richardson Massage Therapy: 60 minutes, 90 minutes, and 120 minutes. Keeping it simple seems to work best. Most new clients start at 60 minutes so we can both gauge if we are a good fit.
What does a massage therapist think?
But, in general, I recommend 90 minutes. In fact, when I, myself, get a massage, I always go for 90 minutes. Why? Here are some reasons:
1) I find 90 minutes A LOT more relaxing than 60. If I am going to take the time to drive somewhere and back, I’d rather just stay for the extra 30 minutes and get even more relaxed.
2) There is more time to work on problem areas in a 90 minute massage without sacrificing a massage on other areas.
3) I find a 90 minute session more meditative. If I want to talk a little up front to my massage therapist, there is still plenty of time for silence.
4) At a lot of places, a 60 minute massage is actually a 50 minute massage. That just isn’t enough time for a full body massage. As you know, at Richardson Massage Therapy, you get the full 60, 90 or 120 minutes (provided you are on time to your appointment).
What about frequency?
As for frequency, I have had clients that come every 2 weeks, every 3 weeks, every month, and every 2 months. Because I don’t do memberships, you can come whenever you’d like. And the recommended frequency really depends on your needs (and your budget, of course).
Usually, for maintenance, I recommend at least monthly. Regular and predictable sessions give you something to look forward to and keep your muscles from building up tension over a longer period of time. In other words, when you go too long in between, it might take a couple sessions to get you back to where you want to be.
If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll try a 90 minute massage and see what you think.
You can continue to book your next massage on my website, as always. If you are a new client or want a particular time that doesn’t seem to be available, please text/call 972.813.9083. If you’d like to read more about me, click here.