Male Massage




Massage is less common for men than for females. The idea of going for a massage and being pampered may not seem very masculine to most heterosexual men. This is a shame though as male massage has many benefits, some of which are specific to men and might be just what they need.   

Studies have often found that men are more likely to bottle up their problems and stress while women are more likely to share them. Men who suppress their feelings are probably both mentally and physically tense causing them to have trouble sleeping and possibly suffer from anxiety. A Swedish or relaxation massage is the ideal massage to help men forget their problems.

Many men feel really uncomfortable with receiving a male to male (M2M) men's massage. I guess it’s hard to relax if you’re stressed out about the therapist putting his hands on you, but it also sucks, because male massage therapists are terrific, and are totally less utilised than women in the massage industry. When seeking a massage identify what you are hoping to get out of the session. Do you need treatment for a sporting injury? Or maybe you just want to relax under the hands of a great massage therapist?

Male massage can help men to relax and reduce tension. Men who work in physical jobs where lifting or being active will benefit from a massage. Physical jobs are very strenuous. Muscles can easily get tired and damaged. For so many men, this is their daily routine. Untreated and ongoing stress, tense muscles and even a lack of relaxation can wear the male body down mentally and physically. Luckily, these symptoms can be improved with massage. Injuries can also be managed with massage. A remedial massage therapist will know which muscles to focus on for specific problems. A good therapeutic massage will also help those men who do a lot of driving. Drivers sit in the same spot for hours on end every day. This lack of movement will cause muscle pain and stiffness.

The purpose of therapeutic massage really is to make your body feel better by addressing specific muscle problems, such as aches and pains, tension, knots, etc. It can also provide emotional benefits. The human touch can make you feel less alone and give you an anchor of comfort. So, fellas! It’s time to experience a soothing male touch and see just how masculine a male to male (M2M) men's massage can be.

CITY2SURF Sydney Sports Massage




Are you planning to run in the CITY2SURF Sydney fun run on Sunday, August 14?  Don’t forget to book your pre-run sports massage with Elite Male Massage. The best time to book a sports massage when preparing for a run is 48 - 96 hours before and 24 - 48 hours after. Soft tissue release from a sports massage before the event will help decrease your chances of injury and improve your performance.

Sore and tired muscles is a natural occurrence after a hard workout or run. The major benefit of massage for runners is pain relief. Massage therapy will also help speed your recovery time, reduce inflammation, improve immune function, reduce stress and promote better circulation to your muscles and facilitate injury healing.

Here are a few tips to help you prepare for the CITY2SURF fun run. Stay well fed and hydrated. Water is the best form of hydration pre, mid and post-race. Eat simple healthy foods, no closer than 2 hours before the run to help optimise your electrolyte levels. Remember insufficient hydration is one of the most common causes of cramps, so drink more water throughout the week. Keep in mind that too much water on the day of the run will do more damage than good.


Active Release Technique
Active release is best for treating a specific injury. A.R.T. is an effective treatment method for hamstring injuries, plantar fasciitis (heel pain) and shin splints (pain felt anywhere along the shinbone from knee to ankle).

Relaxation or Swedish
Relaxation or Swedish massage is perhaps the most well-known of the common massage modalities and is often associated with relaxation and pampering. However, Swedish massage can also benefit runners, especially before big competitions.

Trigger Point
Trigger point therapy is a massage modality that targets muscle knots and areas of referred pain in the muscle tissue. Trigger point therapy is best used to treat injuries and is effective in the treatment of IT band tightness (the ligament that runs down the outside of the thigh from the hip to the shin), calf strains, and hamstring injuries.

Deep Tissue
Deep tissue massages normally focus on specific problem areas. Unlike trigger point therapy, deep tissue works the entire muscle. Because runners often have tight spots, deep tissue massage is often the modality of choice.


Remember to drink plenty of water after your massage session to help flush out toxins and waste products that are released from the muscles. The massage should not hurt to be effective. Tight areas will cause some discomfort, but it shouldn’t leave you bruised or cause you to jump off the table. If you are constantly bruised and in pain after a massage your therapist’s pressure is too hard. Remember it takes time to recover after a therapeutic massage. You will also feel tired and if your legs feel a little dead the next day, that’s OK. This is why it’s important to have one rest day between a massage and a workout.