Why do we sometimes recommend longer treatments? 2 Apr 2020
In my last blog article, I explained the benefits including scientific evidence from a 15 minute Seated Acupressure Massage. So if 15 minutes has all these benefits, why do we offer 30 minute treatments and why do we sometimes recommend them?
Quite simply, its based on experience. I find that some clients start to notice their neck & shoulder loosing mobility and their level of muscular tension increasing but they are too busy to book in. Frequently we find that people leave it 3 weeks before they book in or sometimes up to a month, by which time the knots have multiplied and grown!!!
The 15 minute treatment is designed to nip things in the bud, before the tension gets chronic. However I appreciate that my clients have very busy lifestyles so this isn't always possible so we offer longer treatments.
Finally, some people get home from work and instantly switch off while other people take a while. This different rate of response is what we as therapists see when we treat people, so we recognise when your muscles are releasing really slowly. Indeed over the years some of my clients have commented on how it took a long time for their right/left shoulder to relax. In cases where your muscles are releasing very slowly we often suggest you book a longer treatment.