Do I need a 90-Minute Massage?

By Michelle Taylor, Massage Therapist

While many people are familiar with the stress-relieving benefits of massage, others may be discovering the therapeutic advantages of injury therapy and medical massage. However, determining the optimal session length can be confusing. Below are key factors to consider when making your decision.

A 90-minute massage is recommended in the following scenarios:

  1. Initial Visit with the Therapist: During this session, your therapist thoroughly assesses and addresses tight muscles in your body. They customize the massage to target your specific needs for pain relief, medical therapy, relaxation, or a combination of these.
  2. For Pain or Discomfort: If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, your muscles may have been under stress for a prolonged period before symptoms appear. It takes time for the therapist to effectively relieve this pain and to identify and treat the primary and secondary muscles contributing to it. A shorter session might not provide sufficient time for comprehensive relief.
  3. Tension and Stress Relief: Adequate time allows your mind to relax and beneficial hormones to be released. Many muscles require time to unwind and stay relaxed throughout the massage. Those extra minutes significantly enhance the effectiveness of your session.

No one wants an enjoyable session to end too soon, and you’ll be amazed at how quickly time passes during a fabulous massage experience.