How Long Should Your Massage Session Be To Be Effective?


22 March 2019

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How long should your massage session be to be effective?

How long should your massage session be to be effective?

I am often asked how long I recommend for an effective wellness massage session. I generally prefer that my clients make their own choices because the experience is very individual. Here are some thoughts you may want to consider when making your decision.

If your life seems too busy to stay for a long session, a one-hour session would be a good experience. If you come during the day and you have activities planned after, it might be better if you spend a one-hour session. You will leave with new energy to continue the day without being too tired. Shorter treatments are perfect for getting a boost of energy to continue the day.

In my experience, long 90 or 120 minute wellness massages have a deeper impact on your body and mind. You may want to relax after your appointment so that your body can heal and adapt to changes. The profits will be more intense.

The more you are able to relax, the deeper the experience.
I have noticed that clients who can take longer sessions (90 or 120 minutes) have a different state of mind. They often have free afternoons or take a day off to make the most of their benefit. This aspect of letting go is very beneficial when you get a massage.

In general, the longer sessions are more intense and you will get a deeper benefit. It is also possible to work more in the details, if you have specific tensions in the shoulders for example.

I hope this will help you when you choose your next session!