Benefits of Massage for Men

Massages are typically thought of as something people get just to relax. That is, it’s considered to be a strictly luxury item only purchased when you have some extra cash and spare time. However, there are real, tangible benefits to getting a massage. Men in particular might be reluctant to the idea of getting a massage. But research shows male massage carries numerous benefits that go beyond relaxing tense muscles.

Reduces Stress

The obvious benefit of male massage is its ability to instill a sense of relaxation. However, feeling relaxed goes hand-in-hand with reducing stress levels. By reducing your heart rate, blood pressure, and cortisol levels, massage cuts back on stress and leaves you feeling relaxed. As you can see, this has significant health implications, especially for those who may be at risk for heart disease. Even a brief massage can work wonders for calming your mind and body. And it doesn’t even have to be a full body massage. Just a simple neck or foot rub can do the trick just as well.

Improves Mood

Along with reducing stress, male massage can lower the likelihood of depression. When your overall feelings of stress are reduced, you’re left with an improved mood and higher amounts of serotonin in the blood. That’s quite a bit more beneficial than just getting a knot out of a tight muscle, right? Especially if you find life to be overwhelming at times, massage could be just what you need.

Reduces Pain

Whether you’re an athlete or work at a computer all day, something must be said for how massage can reduce pain, especially for neck and back problems. Whether you have a kink in your neck or a tight lower back, massage techniques can be employed to relax muscles and increase your body’s ability to deal with pain by releasing serotonin. Massage techniques can also be employed on other parts of the body as well to relieve cramping and pain, like in the legs and feet.

Increases Flexibility

If you find that your muscles are too tight or you’re experiencing a limited range of motion, massage can help to improve your situation. Massaging the spot where muscles connect with tendons can improve your range of motion and overall flexibility. Areas where this kind of male massage is usually employed are the knees, elbows, and hip flexors. Even a brief massage can go a long way toward improving how your muscles move.

About Doug Powell

Doug Powell, LMT, is a licensed massage therapist in the state of Florida offering Swedish, deep tissue, sports and therapeutic massage therapy. He is a graduate of the Orlando Institute of Massage Therapy where he finished his studies at the top of his class. He has practiced professional massage therapy in Orlando since 1996 and is a member of the Massage Network and International Massage Association. If you suffer from chronic muscle tension, pain or persistent stress, discover how my professional services can help you! Get Well and Stay Well My goal as a natural health care practitioner is to encourage the body and mind to regain and maintain their normal function. Indeed, when you create health, dis-ease disappears. As you help the body regain it’s normal function, many health problems resolve naturally. Some of the conditions I have successfully worked with include: low back pain joint pain neck and shoulder pain chronic low energy/weakness stress overload Is This Work Right for You? People come to me for a variety of reasons. For many, a weekly massage serves as an antidote to stress or as a recuperative phase of their fitness program. Others are looking for help with chronic pain or injuries. The services I offer are tailored to meet your needs whether you are ill, in tip-top shape, or somewhere in between. The goal is to increase your wellness: your vitality, your ease of movement, the function of your body, and your peace of mind.
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