5 Australian Cities Every Man Should Visit

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More and more people are visiting Australia these days, and the reasons for that are more than good if you ask us. There’s something truly magical about this gorgeous country, so keep on reading to learn about five Australian cities every man should visit. Check them out and enjoy! 

Magnificent Melbourne

If you’re looking for a city that combines the old-school Victorian style and modern, contemporary design, Melbourne will definitely be your cup of tea. This unusual combination is to be found in the heart of the city, at Federation Square, which brings together amazing galleries, restaurants, bars, and world-class events. Apart from the cultural diversity, you must know that sport plays a huge role in this city which hosts the Melbourne Cup (horse racing), the Australian Open, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and many more. This is a city where you can get whatever you want from the best men’s massage (at Elite Male Massage TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019) to a fabulous dinner and mind-blowing cocktails, so explore it first-hand and you won’t regret it!

Stunning Sydney

Sydney prides itself on iconic sights, waterfront attractions, outstanding food scene, and over-the-top shopping, which is exactly what makes it a perfect destination for a city break. Apart from its admiring architecture and unique buildings, there are also gorgeous stretches of golden sands such as Bondi and Palm Beach – some of the most famous places in this stunning city. It also has one of the most authentic natural harbors in the world, which is a true must-see when in Sydney. This city is also surrounded by national parks for all the nature lovers out there, including the Blue Mountains which are adventurers’ absolute favorites. You must know that private airport transfers in Sydney are available as well, so bear them in mind and have an Australian trip of your dreams!

Beautiful Brisbane

Located between the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast, where the skies are blue and the beaches are sandy white, Brisbane is undoubtedly one of the most perfect Aussie locations when it comes to beach relaxation. Apart from its breathtaking skyline, numerous museums and theatres, and the iconic Wheel of Brisbane, there are also many high-end restaurants and bars that offer fresh and delicious foods and lure tourists from all over the globe. Planetarium and Botanical Gardens are a must-see, and it gets even better when you realize that the Great Barrier Reef is just a two-hour flight away from Brisbane!

Heavenly Hobart

Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, is unquestionably one of the most beautiful and underrated Australian cities in the equally overlooked island of Tasmania. Of course, expecting a Tasmanian devil to run by and greet the tourists is completely unreasonable (even though these really exist), so make sure to bear that in mind in order to avoid disappointment. Instead, focus on the wonderful Mount Wellington that dominates the city’s coastal landscape and check out Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park, which is arguably one of the world’s best beaches. One thing is certain – Hobart will live up to your expectations, without a shadow of a doubt!

Astonishing Adelaide

Last but not least, Adelaide is definitely more like a huge country town than a busy metropolis. It’s actually the fifth largest city and the wine capital of Australia, with the beautiful Adelaide Hills as its most famous wine region. Besides that, this city also hosts numerous festivals including Adelaide Food and Wine Festival, which is one of the best festivals in this astonishing city. Beautiful beaches can be found in Adelaide as well, so be sure to check out Henley and Grange Beach if you’re up for romantic sunsets. On the other hand, if you want to explore a fine collection of Australian and Aboriginal art, you must visit the North Terrace Cultural Precinct. You won’t make a mistake with it!

Australia truly has a large number of amazing cities every man should visit at least once in his lifetime, and these five have found their place on our list for a good reason. Just take them into consideration once you decide to visit the Land Down Under and you’ll see what we were talking about!

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

A Tradesman's Health

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Tradespeople need Remedial Massage in their Toolkit

A tradesman's health is their most vital tool, yet Australian tradespeople experience some of the highest claims of injury and time off work compared to other industry workers.

Over 30% of work-related injury cases are related to manual handling or body stressing claims (Body stressing injuries include muscle strains, back conditions, and tendonitis/tenosynovitis). While efficient and effective Occupational Health and Safety practices are now compulsory, musculoskeletal disorders, joint and ligament injuries and wounds still account for over 70% of all cases. Consequently putting in place a preventative program that involves remedial massage alongside good occupational health practices could bring around fewer aches and pains and a better functional working life.

The four most typical areas that tradespeople experience pain and injury are the necks, back, elbows and knees. Here's how remedial massage can help:

Pain Relief

Remedial therapists use their professional training and knowledge to provide therapeutic benefits that have a scientific basis, unlike a general masseur. Remedial therapists can provide pain relief by working on specific areas that trigger a natural release of endorphins, your body's pain-relieving hormones. Aside from this, kneading, rubbing and twisting of soft tissue generally feels nice! It also boosts the flow of blood and oxygen to your muscles. All that increased circulation flushes waste products such as lactic and uric acid out of your muscles.

Loosen Up Tight Muscles

A massage is most people's go-to whenever we're feeling sore or tight after a long day at work. Even if a practitioner does not perform it, self-administered massage feels great on tired muscles. A tradesman's job has high physical demand, and it's no wonder their muscles often feel sore and 'knotted' from constant twisting, bending down and lifting heavy objects. A remedial therapist will use a variety of methods to loosen your muscles. Remedial massage breaks down knots and adhesions and helps improve posture and flexibility. Both are important when it comes to staying active and pain-free.

Help Stiff Joints

Tradespeople commonly experience joint pain. Repetitive lifting, gripping, drilling and kneeling affect the knees and elbows. Remedial massage can help reduce aches and pains and loosen up sore muscles and joints. Subsequently improving your joint flexibility and range of motion (ROM).

Promotes Optimal Health

Our bodies have over 600 muscles that keep us moving, it's essential we give them some regular love and attention. Remedial massage not only helps to reduce muscle tension and, aches and pains that arise on the work site, but it also has an enormously positive impact on your mobility as you age. If you're on a quest for life-long optimal health, a professional remedial massage therapist can help you stay in your trade longer. Make remedial massage part of your routine.