Massage (Frequently Asked Questions) FAQ's

Peaceful Strength offers massage therapy, healthy lifestyle education in order to facilitate the health or rehabilitation of our clientele. We believe that

Whole health begins with balance.

We recommend that you make massage therapy a regular program along with good nutrition and exercise. Read through our FAQs below to find out more about the health benefits of adding massage therapy to your health regime.

How often should I receive massage?

I recommend that you try to incorporate some kind of regular program according to what you can realistically do. Because we are talking about your muscles, their response is similar to exercise. As with exercise, long term improvements are not achieved by running a marathon once a year. If you are receiving treatment for injuries you need to initially come in one and two times a week until your pain symptoms have improved and you can space appointments out to maintenance sessions.  Maintenance massage is for preventative health care or stress relief, you have more leeway in how often you receive a particular type of therapy.  Bi-weekly and monthly sessions are beneficial for prevention and body awareness. The effects of consistent sessions are cumulative. Every week or two can make a big difference in your overall health and tension levels.

What are some of the benefits of massage?

There are many benefits to massage therapy – both immediate and long term. Massage is proven therapy to help reduce stress and pain that can be associated with everyday living.

Here are just a few of the benefits of massage therapy:

  • Improves and relieves pain (neck, shoulders, back)
  • Relieves headaches
  • Improves sleep patterns
  • Enhances flexibility
  • Reduces stress, anxiety & tension
  • Improves posture
  • Lessens joint stiffness
  • Improves range of motion
  • Lowers heart rate/blood pressure
  • Stimulates muscle tone
  • Relieves mental & physical fatigue
  • Increases oxygen flow in body
  • Improves immune function
  • Releases endorphins
  • Promotes faster healing


How long do the effects of a particular therapy last?

The duration of the effects of a therapy vary greatly from person to person depending on your physical condition and activities. If you are consistent with your massage appointments and with your recommended stretching and exercise program you can feel good for a couple weeks before things start to feel tight and aggravated.

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