Self-Care and Health: How to Take Time to Pamper Yourself (and Why You Need to)

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Self-Care and Health: How to Take Time to Pamper Yourself (and Why You Need to)

Recent trends show that, thankfully, men are willing to pamper themselves more than ever. The beauty industry is looking at an impressive influx of male clientele, and it seems that now when gender playing fields are becoming more and more even, men are discovering new and exciting ways to feel better.

After all, the relentless whirlwind of jumbled activities, work, and social media practically force us into a corner, so taking time to pamper yourself becomes the simplest and wisest solution to stay on the bandwagon. Read on to find some great ideas for taking the time to rejuvenate your body and mind, and why it’s important.

Enjoy a massage

It’s highly recommended to take up regular exercise if you plan to stay on top of your game, both physically and mentally. However, it also stands true that exercise, combined with chronic stress, can lead to cramped muscles, stiffness, and even issues with posture.

This is why every wise man who works diligently on improving his lifestyle should combine scheduled workouts with regular massage therapy. It’s not only an enjoyable way to treat yourself, but it also reduces stress significantly and improves circulation through your worked-out muscles.

Even though your entire body will relax, massage therapy naturally promotes muscle growth and lymph drainage, which results in effective detoxification. Speaking of detox, you can also always take the initiative and embrace habits that will prompt you to lead a more natural life, which brings us to the next point.

Brave your own frontier

Sometimes, the kind of pampering you need will be away from civilization and formal services. The scientific community has proven many times over that spending time in nature does wonders for your immune system. Your body will not only be stronger for it, but your mind will also get the healing, rebalancing break it needs.

You might not consider yourself an outdoorsy type, but you never know until you’ve given it a proper try. You can go on a meditation-spree through easygoing hikes and enjoy the outdoors. You can arm yourself with equipment and go on a mountaineering escapade. Kayaking, camping, wildlife-spotting – there’s an endless list of activities to choose from and enjoy the adventurous thrill that the wilderness offers.

Spa-yourself out

Treat yourself with, at the very least, two full-on spa days a month. Work out your busy schedule and dedicate an entire day to your rejuvenation in all imaginable ways. It is fairly easy these days to find the nearest spa that is renowned for its services, and take a whole package.

Granted, this package will usually include a massage as its centrepiece, but you have to look at the big picture: spa days are brimming with incredible opportunities that can de-stress you, improve your mood, and rejuvenate your skin.

The massages are usually combined with a relaxing sauna session that will force you to sweat all the toxins out of your system. You can get a face mask, which will exfoliate your skin, and go for a manicure/pedicure treatment for the full pampering experience.

Buy yourself a present

All the other suggestions we’re listing in this article are based around experiences, but every once in awhile, it’s nice to give yourself a material gift.

Shopping is a lot more satisfying when you do it mindfully and intentionally, and it can be especially fun as part of an entire day dedicated to self-care. You don’t need to have a special occasion for this – say “I deserve this” and get yourself a present “just because.” Whether it’s something modest like a book or toys to spice up your sex life, be creative and treat yourself with something that gives you joy. Celebrate yourself!

Try your hand at cooking

Cooking a fine meal can be an art form. Countless men around the world have always been captivated by this exceptional skill, and some cultures – like Italian – are known for promoting cooking among boys and girls equally.

If you’ve never really prepared anything more complicated than eggs or noodles, have no fear. You can always start with the basics and work your way from there. After all, if so many people became good cooks through sheer practice, why shouldn’t you?

There is something truly calming and meditative about busying your hands with preparing a tasty meal and having a clear goal (and reward) at the end of the process. Grocery-shopping, cutting up the ingredients, and creating a perfect balance of spices is a wonderful endeavour with countless possibilities.

Plus, since you’re the chef of the house, you can always prepare the healthiest possible meal that agrees with your dietary needs.

A happier, more relaxed version of you comes with multiple benefits. You will beam with confidence and contentment, becoming a more pleasant company to yourself and to those around you.

Elite Male Massage earns 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence




a specialist therapeutic men's massage therapy business today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its ninth year, the achievement celebrates businesses that are consistently excellent – having earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include restaurants, accommodations and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience. 


It’s great for a small business to be recognised. A big thank you to TripAdvisor for this honour. But I would not have a business without the loyal clients who took the time to write reviews. Thank YOU!

— OSCAR CALVO, 1 June, 2019.

“TripAdvisor is excited to announce the recipients of the 2019 Certificate of Excellence, which for nearly a decade has celebrated businesses that have consistently received positive ratings from travellers and diners on the world’s largest travel platform,” said Neela Pal, Vice President of Brand, TripAdvisor. “This recognition allows us to publicly recognise businesses that are actively taking into account customer feedback to help travellers confidently experience the most highly reviewed places to eat, stay and explore.”

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.


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