Men Need More Massages!
The word “massage” conjures up different thoughts for different people. Most commonly, images of women at the day spa being pampered with frills and girly things – not a very masculine image. This is not appealing for most men. In fact, many men often miss the benefits of massage therapy for this reason. However, there are specific benefits that men receive from regular massage therapy. Guys from all walks of life need to learn that getting a massage is not just for the girls – it truly helps them too.
In a time when our society is more physically active and making healthier choices – men need to be sure to care for their bodies. Sure, men often excel at pushing their bodies to the limit – both physically and mentally. What they do not tend to think about is how to heal and repair the strain of those efforts. Yes, there is more to life then working, eating, and sleeping. Studies show that men store stress and worries while women share them. This is just one of the reasons men need to consider receiving regular therapeutic massage. So in the spirit of keeping it simple – let us get to some of those specific benefits.
Deep Tissue Massage uses slow forceful strokes to target deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. Top benefits include:
- improves posture
- increases range of motion
- decreases stiffness
- provides stress relief
- helps with muscle damage from injuries
- provides deep pain relief
Trigger Point / Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)
Trigger points are highly irritable points in the nervous system. NMT is used to treat numerous issues including:
- chronic pain
- rotator cuff dysfunction
- lower back pain
- muscle spasms
- healing process for injured tissue
- restores postural alignment
- increases tissue flexibility
- Top 5 Benefits of Massage for Weightlifters (projectswole.com)
- Top Ten Massages To Try – For the massage Connoisseur only! (myholisticservices.com)
Posted on January 29, 2013, in Massage and tagged Alternative, Day spa, Education, heal, Health, Low back pain, mascuiline, Massage, Massage Therapy and Bodywork, men, Neuromuscular therapy, NMT, Physical exercise, stress. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
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