10 Reasons Why Men Need a Massage in Their Life

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This Is Exactly Why You Should Get A Massage

Getting a massage is gift that you should definitely treat yourself with. It’s not only a great thing that you can do for yourself, but lately it’s been regarded as a great present for your loved ones – one day at a spa, massage included. Everyone needs a massage, but we somehow take it for granted, and more often than not we tend to skip it, which is a huge mistake. Apart from the feel good factor, massages can do wonders for our both physical and mental health. Take a look at the most important reasons why each guy has to consider having a massage at least once a month:

1. To boost your mood

The most obvious reason for getting a massage is to relax and have your stress and anxiety taken away for at least some time. Even though it’s not actually a substitute for mood therapies, getting a Mebourne relaxation massage can boost your serotonin that will result in feeling less blue. It’s something that we all need in this day and age, correct?

2. To recover from a workout

Apart from relaxation massages that are probably the most common and most popular, there are also Melbourne sports massages. They are imperatives for anyone who trains and exercises regularly as they are designed for improving one’s athletic performance. These types of massages ease the soreness of the muscles, making them perform better, and also help you improve your immune system.

3. To cure desk stiffness

Due to the fact that we spend almost half a day working, most often sitting at a desk for 10 hours straight, men tend to suffer from back and neck pain. A good massage can help anyone in this department by easing the neck and back pain. So, if you really care about yourself and your posture, make sure that you book a good massage once in a while.

4. To please yourself

The fact that a massage feels good is well-known. However, there are also kinds of alternative massages that can help you boost your sexual performance and pleasure. Using a good prostate massager is definitely one such massage that you can do in the comfort of your own home. Not only does it feel good, it’s also extremely healthy, as each guy has to care about his prostate, which is practically his G spot.

5. To sleep better

If you’re suffering from insomnia (like 15-20% of the world’s population), it means that you lack serotonin, the feel-good hormone that helps you sleep. Luckily for you, a good massage can help your body produce more serotonin, which will certainly help you get some shut-eye.

6. To manage back pain

Very similar to curing desk stiffness – a massage can help you deal with back pain, which might be the most irritating kind of pain there is, especially if the pain is located in the lower back. Loosen up the tense muscles with the help of a Melbourne trigger point therapy and you will see the difference.

7. To pass the time

Regardless of whether you have health problems, back pain or just want to boost your mood, a good massage is a great way to help you pass the time doing something that makes you feel good. What’s good is that you have plenty of Melbourne mobile massages that can happen in your own bedroom, so you don’t even have to get out of your apartment!

8. To improve the work of your heart

It is said that 8% of all men have a cardiovascular problem or a coronary heart disease. You can help yourself with a massage as it boosts the blood circulation and encourages the lowering of cortisol, the stress hormone. Getting your blood to circulate better is the best thing that you can do for your heart health.

9. To improve your flexibility

Guys are generally less flexible than women, and a massage can help you reach the same level of flexibility as women, or at least improve your own just a little bit. If you’re less flexible, then you’re more prone to injuries or muscle pain.

10. To have fewer grey hairs

Last but certainly not least, perhaps it’s time to stop picking out the grey hairs from your head in front of your mirror, and book yourself a massage. As already mentioned, it helps you deal with stress and anxiety, which is probably one of the main reasons that you have grey hairs.

After reading all of this, there is one thing that’s left to ask: what are you waiting for? Go book yourself a good massage right now, and you’ll see the difference in no time!

Peter is a health writer at Essential Men's Clinic blog. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.

How to Survive Melbourne’s Winter

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Your Winter Survival Kit

If you happen to live in Melbourne (or you’re a constant tourist in this city), then you know that winters can be quite chilly and that you often come across unpredictable weather. And bearing in mind how much we hate doing things when we’re cold – we’ll probably feel like doing nothing. Which would definitely be a huge mistake, because regardless of the weather forecast, Melbourne is a great city with many diverse things to offer. Take a look at some of the best things to keep your mind off the cold weather and that will help you get through this season very happy:

Relax with a Melbourne massage 

Since you won’t be hitting the beach during winter, perhaps this is the best time to do something for yourself and your body. The first option would be to go and get warm in a spa, but you can always opt for different massages that will not only help you pass the time, but will also do wonders for your body. There are great places where you can get a massage – either a Melbourne relaxation massage, Melbourne deep tissue massage or a Melbourne sports massage if you’re a sportsman (or you like it a bit more firm). Elite Male Massage also offers a Melbourne mobile massage service which means that you don’t even have to leave the house (which is excellent on a cold winter’s day).

Jam the winter away

In order not to feel the winter blues, you should definitely choose to do something that’s very dynamic and interesting. And is there a better way to spend your free time than dancing it off? So, before the actual winter comes, make sure to find adult dance classes near you and warm up for the winter. Quick tip: if you start this now, you won’t be a beginner during winter time which will be even more interesting. Make your cold days warmer with hot music and dance sweat. It doesn’t matter that you haven’t danced before – there are many beginner classes where you will be taught from the very beginning.

Be a bird of the night

It doesn’t matter what side of the globe you’re on, winters are for going out and partying, as what else could you be doing during cold nights? Of course, you will spend the weeknights in the comfort of your home, wrapped in a blanket and Netflix and chilling, but that’s why you have to make your weekends more interesting. Melbourne is a great city, and it has so many clubs and pubs – and if you’re single this means that you will definitely meet somebody (perhaps even the love of your life?) So, if you’re looking for good night clubs, make sure to be a regular over at Chaise Lounge or Club Retro. However, if you’re not the night club kind of a person, you can always hit one of Melbourne’s historic theatres and watch a show (for example, you’ll be able to watch the Calamity Jane musical in December if you book your tickets in advance).

Culture, baby

If you’re a fan of art, literature and history, you can use winter as the season during which you will check out as many galleries and museums as you can, especially if you haven’t visited them all. Make sure not to miss the National Gallery of Victoria as they always have killer exhibitions (if you’re a retro enthusiast and have a thing for cooking, then the exhibition of tableware from the 1930’s – 1980’s called A Modern Life might just be what you need).

Winter’s for ice

We surely want to make winter much more interesting, but after all it’s all about ice and snow, isn’t it? And there’s definitely not a better season to put on your skating shoes and hit the ice. You can find your way to Melbourne’s home of ice-skating, the O’Brien Group Arena at the Docklands, and enjoy a day on ice. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a pro skater – this caters for everyone’s needs! What’s even more interesting is that the Arena is set on the temperature of 16C degrees inside, which is definitely warmer than Melbourne’s average 14C degrees.

This means that there’s no reason to feel depressed and lazy this winter. There are so many things that you can do and even more places to see – so make your plan and stick to it. Choosing one of these tips will definitely make your winter more colorful!

Peter is a health writer at Essential Men's Clinic blog. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.