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A Massage Just For You

Want to get a massage but unsure of how long to schedule it? This post is for you!


A common question I get is “how long of a massage should I get?” It really depends on if you’re looking for focus on an area, a full body massage or both. Here are recommendations to make the best decisions for you and your self-care time.

A black woman relaxed and waiting for her massage.

30 Minutes Massage

If you’ve never had a massage before and unsure that you like massages, I recommend a 30-minute massage. Thirty minute massages are great if you want to focus on one area or a brief massage on the upper or lower body. This is the right amount of time to release a specific tight or tender muscle.


Also, I recommend 30 minutes for kids. In my experience, kids tend to get antsy and 30 minutes is usually their stopping point.


45 Minutes Massage

I recommend a 45-minute massage when someone wants one or two areas focused on in just their upper or lower body. Typically, 45 minutes is not enough time to do a full body massage, it would feel rushed.


60 Minutes Massage

Sixty minutes is a great choice for someone who wants a full body massage without having anything specific to focus on.


What is a full body massage?


A full body massage includes massaging the head, face, neck, arms, hands, back, butt, legs, feet. I don’t work on the face unless requested, and I refrain from massaging any area requested not be worked on.


The 60-minute massage is also great for concentration in one to three areas, generally, the focus is on the upper or lower body.


75 - 90 Minutes Massage

In my opinion 75-minute massages and 90-minute massages are the best lengths for a massage. When I personally get a massage, these are the lengths I prefer to get. Seventy-five to ninety minute massages are great for in-depth focus on a few areas of the upper or lower body. It is also great for focusing on one to two areas while still allowing for a full body massage.


2-Hour Massage

Last but not least, another common question I get about two-hour massages is “Oh my goodness, that’s so long, what do you even do with all of that time?” If someone has multiple muscle areas that need deeper tissue work, it can sometimes feel like there isn’t enough time. Two hours is great for extensive deep tissue work while still allowing time for a full body massage.


Overall, your massage time can be used however you like, these are just suggestions to make sure you get the most out of your massage therapy without feeling rushed. Feel free to contact me if you have additional questions about your future massage appointment. You can book your appointment with me through my website or by calling 989-980-2161.


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