I receive a 90-minute deep-tissue massage at least twice a month. I trade with a colleague. We both understand the amount of wear and tear that happens to a therapist. Trading massage with each other helps us to both enjoy a strong level of wellness, as well as being able to encourage and support each other as professionals. I want to have a long and successful career; getting frequent massages is a cornerstone of continued ability to meet the physical demands of bodywork therapy. It’s also important for my clients to know I get regular massage and bodywork. It would feel wrong to tell my clients all the wonderful benefits of receiving regular bodywork therapy, and then not do the same.