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.

5 Things All Healthy Men Have in Common

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Healthy Men

Most men take health for granted. While you are young and vital, health problems won’t affect you that much, but as you grow older, those years of not exercising and eating junk food will come back to bite you. Fortunately, it’s never too late to make lifestyle changes.

If you ever wondered what healthy men have in common, you have come to the right place. Yes, exercising is one of the things, but there is so much more that men do to stay healthy. So, let’s check out those other things.

Taking care of their bodies

First and foremost, if you want to maintain your youthfulness, you need to take proper care of your body. All that sitting at work, in the car, etc. will harm your back and posture. That is why millions of men everyday go to massages.

People often think of massages as something that you treat yourself to once every three months, but they should really be on your weekly schedule. Massages can help you relieve stress, back and joint pain, improve circulation, and much, much more. So, make sure you start going to them at least every two weeks, but ideally on a weekly basis.

Nutrient supplementing

Eating healthy and nutrient-rich food will not only improve your body and health, but also your mind. Many men think that food is only for the muscles, but your brain requires it as well. However, sometimes even when eating healthy and diverse meals, you might be missing some nutrients. That is why healthy men use nutrients and vitamin supplements to make up for what’s missing.

Today, there are hundreds of excellent supplement companies, and you can easily find high-quality vitamins online. A small notice; you should do the bloodwork before you start using supplements, just so you know what vitamins and nutrients you need.

Active lives

Of course, all healthy men exercise. This doesn’t mean that all of them are in the gym lifting weights, but rather that they are living active lives. You don’t have to have 50 pounds of muscles to be healthy; any form of exercise is good.

However, the key is to be consistent. At least once or twice a week go for a run, hit the group fitness classes, or play a game of tennis, whichever suits you the best. Unless you have specific goals like building muscles, any form of activity is excellent for your health.

Healthy sleeping patterns

Most people don’t realise how important sleep is to our overall health. Unhealthy sleeping behaviour can deprive you of energy, cause health problems, affect your mood, and many, many other things. So, having six to eight hours of sleep every night is crucial if you want to have the energy for the upcoming day.

But not only that. You need to create and stick to a sleep schedule. Waking up early is one of the traits that many healthy men possess. That means that you need to go to bed at least by midnight. Another common thing that you will find among healthy people is that they don’t watch TV before bed or play with their phones. Instead, they read books.

Proper hydration

Finally, every healthy man is properly hydrated. Hydration is something that most of us do on autopilot. However, the majority of the people are not taking in as much fluids as they should be during the day. And no, drinking juice is not a good way of hydrating. Instead, stick to water. Tea is a good option as well, but you need to drink it in moderation, as some teas contain caffeine in them.

And that is all for today. As you can see, being a healthy male is so much more than just lifting weights. Your mind and body have different needs, and if you want to truly feel and be healthy, you need to address them all.

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