How to Truly Unwind While Traveling

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MASSAGE AND HOLIDAY

It is not very rare that we don’t have the time of our lives for a specific holiday. This happens due to a variety of different reasons - some are connected to the weather, others are connected simply to poor luck. We don’t enjoy some holidays because we are extremely tired, or perhaps because we haven’t really researched the area we are traveling to. But how to make the best out of every single trip? What are the most important things that you should have in mind?

Get a massage

This is something that starts before your actual trip. Opting for a massage one day before you embark on your journey (or perhaps even that very day) is very much recommended. Not only will you make those muscles relax, but you will also leave your country/city in a better mood. Now, since your flight might be daunting, stressful, and even long, you might also opt for a massage after your trip. This can be played in two ways - if you have some extra time in-between flights, you can schedule a short massage session, but since this in most cases is not very user-friendly as you don’t want to leave the airport (unless there is one there), you should opt for one when you reach your destination. Make sure that you don’t have to leave the hotel for getting a massage. You can have a mobile massage Melbourne where the masseur will come to you, and in most cases this is a better option than taking the masseuse at the hotel as you want a professional who’s devoted to massages only. This will also make your muscles relax and reboot, which is exactly what you need after a long flight, or even more important - after a long ride.

Have a backup in case of weather

The weather can always surprise us, and more often than not, we end up under a balcony waiting for the rain to stop or we spend our day in the hotel because we don’t know what to do. The fact that you cannot go sightseeing because of the rain, for example, shouldn’t stop you from experiencing the city. What you need to do is dress, go to A1 Canteen restaurant, have a great dish and drink, and use their internet to see what other things you might do. There are great closed venues in every single city and you will definitely be able to find something that you might want to see and experience. Museums are great in this case, so have that in mind.

Don’t think too much

How to properly unwind while on a holiday? Never think too much. The most important thing that you can do is indulge in the activities that you want to indulge in at that very specific moment. Thinking about whether you are supposed to do that or not, whether you should save your money to something else, when to go here and when to go there might only make more problems and result in a headache. Do not forget that this is your holiday, so live every day like it’s your last. This might sound like a cliche sentence, but it’s definitely true when we’re discussing holidays.

Carpe diem

And finally, don’t forget to seize every single day. If this means getting up early in order to visit something new and see something unique and exotic, so be it. You don’t have to sleep until late in the morning when you’re on holiday, you can do that when you get back home. Use every single second of this trip to enjoy, see and experience new things.

There is nothing worse than planning and going on a holiday that you don’t actually enjoy. And this is not anyone else’s fault but yours, because you haven’t been well-prepared. Remember that nothing can ruin your holiday if you are positive and have back up plans. So, think carefully, and have a great trip!

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

5 Best Ways to Relax After a Long Day at Work

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De-Stress

How many times have you come back from work and said: “This has been a long day”? Well, probably more than you could count, and due to the fast pace of life, this trend doesn’t seem like it will go away any time soon. This is why we should always know how to relax after a long day at work, and it’s time we became completely selfish during those long work weeks. Perhaps you don’t know how to actually rest after work, but don’t worry – take a look at these 5 ways to relax after work while actually doing something that you’re going to like and find completely comfortable:

First, relax those muscles

Obviously, the first thing that should come to mind after a long workday is a good massage. This is definitely not something that you can opt for every single time you experience a hard day at work, but it should be something you practice at least once a month. Relaxing your muscles will help you first of all physically, but also mentally. You will find these movements to be quite soothing to both your body and your brain as it will activate and relax all of your nerves at the same time. You can opt for many different massages depending on your preferences. You can have a relaxation massage, a deep tissue massage, a sports massage, or you can also invite a masseur for a mobile massage service to come to your home if you really want to be in your home after a long day’s work.

Chat, eat, drink, enjoy

Even though you might be tired after a long day at work, that doesn’t mean that you should go home and do nothing. One option would be to organize a get-together with your friends and relax over a cup of coffee, or perhaps over a glass of wine. These night glasses of wine or champagne during a working week are always very refreshing, but make sure that you have something to eat as well. Since you probably won’t have time to prepare anything, you can always opt for the best catering in Sydney, Melbourne, or any other city if you’re not from Australia. The choices are endless, and you should definitely have hanging out with your friends as an option.

Idleness might be the key

Sometimes the best way to relax is to do absolutely nothing but lie down. Not only does this make you feel relaxed, but it can also help your muscles and your brain at the end of the day. You can lie down on your bed or your couch, but pay attention to what sounds you’re listening to. If you really want to relax, make sure that you lie there in complete silence for approximately 10 minutes, or play a soothing playlist while you’re meditating. Breathe deep and try to forget about the difficult day you’ve had.

Wash away your troubles

Taking a looooong hot bath might be the solution to all of your problems. Prepare the biggest bath of the week, get in the bath and simply enjoy. This is always one of the best ways to spend your late nights, especially after a long day at work. Pour a glass of champagne, prepare some snacks (such as fruit) and simply enjoy. If you don’t have a bathtub but a shower, you can opt for a long and steamy shower which will be followed by a session of doing absolutely nothing. Sounds terrific!

What about your hobbies?

Finally, there is always the option of indulging in your own hobbies, no matter what they are. Even if you are exhausted after work, you might find it relaxing to hit the gym, especially if you’re a gym freak. If you like painting, go home or into nature and paint something. Having active hobbies doesn’t mean that you will get more tired as that’s what your hobbies are for – to help you relax.

These ways will most certainly help you relax after a long day at work. And it’s better to remember them, as you will probably have more such days at work, so prepare and know how to relax in advance!

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