To give you more background – that reader has been massaging for 16 months. He had some early progress, but for the most part, hair regrowth came very slowly (even with periods of lulls for a couple months). Then in the last six months, progress picked up again. He wasn’t always consistent with the massages – meaning he missed sessions occasionally and sometimes skipped a day. But as you suggested, I think it’s easier to get away with this (and still see regrowth) when you have your diet and lifestyle dialed in.