In order to get the best results from your massage in the massage chair, it’s important to know how often you can use it. After all, massage in the massage chair involves a pleasant, but rather intense pressure on the muscles.
HOW MANY TIMES A DAY CAN YOU MASSAGE YOURSELF?
This is not limited in any way, but as with everything, you shouldn’t overdo it. Everyone has their own individual limit. There are people who are extremely tolerant of pressure, who enjoy massage and frequent sessions on a massage chair. There are also those who experience complete relaxation and improved well-being after one session every two days. Our body will inform us naturally how often we can use it.
However, according to common recommendations, two to three one-hour sessions per week are acceptable with a traditional massage. On the other hand, a massage chair shouldn’t be used more than twice a day.
AND HOW LONG SHOULD A MASSAGE LAST BEFORE IT’S EFFECTIVE?
Automatic programmes in massage chairs usually last between 15 and 20 minutes. This is enough to relieve the body of tension and to improve your well-being. It’s worth remembering this, because after an excessively long session, build-up of lactic acid may occur. There are also massage chairs with automatic programmes that last up to 30 minutes. They are, however, appropriately programmed, as there are certain massage phases, such as: introduction (warming up), proper massage and relaxation (calming down).
Moreover, the cyclical nature of the massage is also of great importance. Thanks to regular sessions in the massage chair, massage will be more effective, thus becoming an excellent way to reduce the occurring ailments and will have long-term effects.
BEST TIME OF DAY FOR A MASSAGE
Any time is a good time for a massage. The key is to find the right massage to suit the time of day. In the morning, when you get up, massage will wake you up and provide you with energy and positive attitude for the day ahead. An automatic programme – stretching – can be great, as it “pulls” our sleepy muscles for us. For those lucky enough to have a massage chair at work during the day, massage will quickly eliminate tension from the back or neck, regenerate the body and increase productivity. And if you find time for a quiet massage in the evening, it’ll be the perfect way to unwind and mellow out. The massage chair will gently relax your muscles and prepare you for sleep. You can decide on the type of massage by choosing the right programme.