Do you have questions like “When should I come back?” and “Why do I have aches or pain again after one week?” Does this mean the treatment did not work?”
The truth is it depends on several factors, including your physical and emotional needs and stresses, it would depend on your presenting complaint. This includes how long have you suffered for with your condition, your pain level, your range of motion, and so on. A good remedial massage therapist consultation will probably have a treatment plan for you that will include several sessions and home care advice that doesn’t just end after the 60 minutes, to ensure you gain long term lasting results.
Why should we have to follow up your condition?
Most people experience immediate relief after their first massage. However, a lot of pain or tension comes from the habitual ways we move, the original aches and pains may gradually build back up again. Especially, if the condition is over three months, the pain would not be eased in 60 minutes. A follow up appointment is usually advised any time after 3 days of your session, depending on your symptoms.
In this way, a good therapist should be able to help you with your posture, and give you home care exercise, like stretches and self-massage to do at home. All can help reduce the reoccurrence of pain and all are as important as massage.
How often should I come back?
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.
Once you’re feeling good, once a month is the recommended minimum for maintaining the health of your tissue. If you start stretching the massages out too far apart, then your muscles can revert to their old patterns, especially if you come under stress. If you wait too long, you’ll have to start all over again to restore their suppleness and pliancy. Listen to your body, but don’t wait too long in an effort to save money. How much is balanced health worth?
If you have any further questions, or would like to book your appointment today please call 08 8941 0810.