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.

How to Be a Better Masseur in 2019

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How to Be a Better Masseur in 2019

Do you want to become a better professional in the massage field? Do you want to improve your business? Do you want to earn better revenue? Here are a few points you can work on and you’ll certainly make your massage business thrive in 2019.

Study the science behind massage

While gaining experience by giving massages is one of the most important steps you can take, you must also do some theoretical work. Massage has various health benefits for the body and the mind and it can help with anxiety, depression, sleep and even things like injury and high blood pressure. A good masseur knows all about these benefits of massage and can share information with the customers and provide a completely custom-tailored massage experience. You might also want to get educated on different types of massage and the benefits they bring. From deep tissue to sports massage, there’s plenty of material to study and become a better masseur.

Become a specialist

Probably the most cost-effective tip on this list: become a specialist. Even though massage rates are dropping, this is the best time to make a change in a way you do business and further your career. What you want to do is find a niche, become very good at it and advertise yourself as a specialist in that area. This move will give you power over your business and give you more control over every session (usually, the client is the one who’s shaping a massage). Plus, if you become known as a specialist in a certain field, you can charge premium rates for your top-notch service.

In order to choose the best niche for you, try identifying which condition you’re best at eliminating. Maybe you have plenty of experience in facial massage, but for some reason can fix shoulder pain in a blink of an eye. Pursue what you’re truly talented at, master it and become the expert people seek out.

Create a welcoming space

While you certainly make an effort to welcome all people, it’s never a bad idea to reexamine your business and your customer relations. For instance, members of the LGBTQ+ community usually suffer stress levels two to four times higher than straight cis people. So, you as a masseur have a real opportunity to relieve some of that stress with your services and welcoming atmosphere—don’t add to it with being ignorant. Nurturing touch can help counteract the bias and discrimination faced by LGBTQ people.

While gay, lesbian and transgender people don’t usually require any kind of special treatment, they do face plenty of discrimination on a daily basis. So, get informed and willing to learn—what you don’t understand can cause unintentional discrimination and make both of you uncomfortable. Make sure your practice is confidential, respectful and accepting of all people no matter their sexuality, gender, race, nationality and body type.

Use best supplies

If you want to become a better masseur and improve your business, you must upgrade to better massage supplies. Luckily, today you can find excellent salon supplies online and get things delivered to your massage parlor. Everything from massage supplies (oils, lotions and massage beds) to other necessities for your business needs to be top-notch in order to provide clients with the best experience and skin care.

Ensure you have good marketing strategies

Concentrate especially on Internet marketing that’s exploding in recent years. One of the best things you can do for your business is ensuring your TripAdvisor page is filled with good reviews. This is key information for your clients when they start choosing their masseur. Make sure to include all your achievements, awards and certifications—it will give your business a more legit vibe.

Leave tips in 2018

This one might shock you, but just continue reading! While tips certainly make an impact, they don’t make a super drastic difference. The amount of income they bring is most likely not big enough that you can’t shift from them. Create a flat rate that will openly and clearly state the amount of money a client needs for your service and eliminate the awkwardness and math around tipping. Your clients will definitely appreciate your new rates and policies, especially those who love a fuss-free massage experience.

Don’t hesitate to learn more

No matter how experienced and learned in your field of expertise you are (or think you are), there are always new things to learn. The science of massage therapy changes every day and new techniques and research findings are constantly being discovered. The best you can do for your business is to stay up-to-date with new trends and research results and continue your education and improve your skills. Younger people especially want a masseur who’s educated and in-trend.

You’re never too good to learn new things about massage, no matter if it concerns new techniques, customer relations or massage supplies. So, follow these tips and your business will certainly blossom and attract plenty of new customers.

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