London Indian Head Massage

"If you're in pain, what can you expect from massage? Will you get better right away? How often should you get massage for persistent pain?

All good questions!

One massage is rarely a matter of fixing you and sending your on your way. If you come in with back pain that you’ve had for years, it's unlikely that I'll be able to make it completely better in a single session. Pain is a complex thing, created by your habits, the work that you do, and your past and present injuries. It's also strongly influenced by things like stress and mindset. Not an easy thing to change in a single session.

It's more likely that pain relief will come over the course of weeks or months. As Indian Head Massage becomes a part of your life, your body will come to the slow realization that it doesn't need so much habitual tension, and that it can safely turn down the "volume knob" on your pain. Studies have shown substantial benefit for arthritis sufferers just from massage. Less pain, more range of motion, and greater function, just from making massage a part of your routine.

What can you expect after your first massage? You should feel a little better. You will probably have an amazing sleep that night, and the effects can last for several days. As you continue your daily routine, the pain will likely creep back in.

So why get Indian Head Massage at all? Because with each session, the effects should build. Typically after a few massages, the pain will drop considerably, and it won't return to the same levels that it started at. Eventually, you may have difficulty remembering what your old pain felt like. There will be ups and downs, but the overall trend should be "down."


How often should you get massage? Most of the studies that show substantial benefits use a weekly protocol, but I've seen good results from twice-monthly massage. If you're in pain, I'd recommend starting with weekly massage for about four weeks, and then tapering off as you recover. I know that costs can add up so start with what you can afford. Just realize that frequency and regularity are big factors in the success of the treatment regimen.

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Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you soon!"