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.

Massage Across Southeast Asia

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"There is no denying that the spa and wellness industry is one of the most lucrative businesses in the world. A skilled person can expect a lot of work opportunities in this sector."

Having followed my dreams and turned my passion into a profession, I get to explore some incredible places. I have to pinch myself sometimes and remember that my hard work is finally paying off. Currently, I'm the number one massage business in Melbourne according to TripAdvisor. It’s not always what it’s cracked up to be! Massaging requires continuous physical effort daily and hourly. You have to work hard and not get tired, be able to handle many customers at a stretch without compromising quality. I’m blessed to have a job I genuinely love and allows me to travel to so many of my dream spots around the world. I can’t always sleep in and read by the beach when it’s a work trip because I have too many obligations, including covering all my travel expenses from hotels, flights, food, and transfers. 

I decided to head towards Southeast Asia and visit both Thailand and Bali. I’ve heard they are fantastic holiday destinations to spoil yourself, and it’s still cheaper compared to the rest of the world. The first thing I think of when it comes to Southeast Asia is the picturesque beaches where you can relax and get massages all day long. The great news is that both Thailand and Bali have excellent massage treatments and beaches galore! I LOVE massages so much! Every time I receive a remarkable massage, it's like a mini vacation where I'm so calm and in a state of great comfort without a care in the world, even if it is just for an hour. The plan is simple. I only want six things; spend time planning the launch of my men's essential oils collection, spoil myself daily, sit on a beach, eat Balinese and Thai food, get to know the culture as much as I can, and immerse myself in photography. 

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Famous Island Massage Styles

After a little homework, I found a few places that specialised in Thai and Balinese Massage. My main priority was to visit a few resorts and spas so I could try different massage treatments by different therapists. If you are new to massages or tend to be thrown off by confusing names on spa menus, here are three popular options to consider: Balinese Massage, Thai Massage and Deep Tissue Massage. If you’re getting a massage to overcome stress, choose a Balinese Massage, If you want to relax and loosen up muscles, Thai Massage is the one for you, and If you have a sports injury and don’t mind your massage a little rough, the Deep Tissue Massage is your best bet. 

Balinese Massage

Balinese Massage is a vigorous massage with firm pressure focused on relaxing the muscle tissue, making it useful on achy joints and strained muscles. It also combines acupressure and gentle stretching to help restore the flow of energy throughout the body. Unlike Swedish or Relaxation Massage, Balinese Massage strokes are performed very slow and very deep with essential oils. The benefits of a Balinese Massage are: Relieves stress, Alleviates sore or tight muscles, Increases blood and lymphatic circulation, and Helps with sports injuries. 

Thai Massage

Thai Massage is one of my favourite therapeutic massage styles. It's a stimulating massage that works your full body. It combines finger and palm pressure with plenty of stretches to release tension. You will experience awkward body positions, BUT once the massage is over, you will feel extremely comfortable. Unlike most massages, it does not require you to undress, as long as you are wearing loose-fitting clothing. If you prefer to stay grease-free, you are in luck because massage oil is not used. The benefits of Thai Massage are: Relieves stress, Soothes muscle aches, Eases tension, Enhances flexibility and Circulation.

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Do you want to go beyond just relaxation, Then you need to try Oscar Calvo's Deep Tissue Massage at Elite Male Massage. This firm massage gets right into knots and problem areas of muscles using slow strokes and deep pressure. Deep Tissue Massage is an excellent massage for active individuals. It helps to release and remove built-up toxins from the body. It's also the perfect massage for recovery from injuries. The benefits of Deep Tissue Massage are: Reduces chronic pain, Increased flexibility and range of motion (ROM), Breaks down scar tissue and adhesions, Improved posture and physical performance, Rehabilitates injured muscles, Improves blood pressure, Boosts mood and relaxation, and Reduces stress levels.

'Everyone was incredibly friendly day after day in Bali and Thailand. What an unforgettable trip, both incredible and magical countries, and I can't wait to visit you again and again!"