Why is that Women are better that looking after themselves than Men?
Is it because women are the nurturing ones and men are the tough ones? This may have been so 30 years ago, but today with all the talk on equality, wellness, mental health and not to mention the weight loss and fitness fads out there… Why are men on average dying 4 years earlier than women, and this has increased since the beginning of the 20th century when it was only 3.6 years?*
Why are Men not looking after themselves as much as Women do? Women are more likely to seek help, see their doctor and explore alternative remedies than Men.
It all sounds a bit crazy to me.
Saying this I do have a variety of male clients who are learning to listen to their bodies and find ways to look after themselves.
Sometimes their wives book them in because they can’t handle the complaining of the aches and pains anymore, and once they realise that Remedial Massage is not like the ‘fluff fluff’ relaxation massages they have had in the past, or the daily Bali massages they had on their last holiday, they soon start to feel the benefits and that they can live pain free and move again!
I have FIFO men, who come in for a Remedial Massage every break, to help them reset back into family life. The change of bed, routine, coming of a stint of night shift, and finally stopping after 8, 9 or 21 days of 12 hour shifts is tough on the body, mind and spirit. Massage can help to relax, release and invigorate the body and mind so they can be fully present with their families and get all they can out of their break before the fly out to do it all again.
I have the Men who are active with their sport, they may have had a injury in the past and want to improve their muscles so it doesn’t happen again, or they just want to be injury free so they can achieve their latest fitness goal.
I have the Men who work long hours, are successful in their careers and need a monthly remedial massage to help them relax, destress, and be pain free to be able to keep succeeding in their career.
And the most exciting for me is the Future Men; the boys and teenagers, who are learning how their body moves and how important it is to listen to it. They are gaining the understanding of the importance of preparing for a competition as well as rest and recovery. How they can push themselves to their sporting limits and know that remedial massage will help them to prevent injury so they can have longevity in the sport they love and achieve their next goal.
This week is Men’s Health Week and there is no better time to join the Men who take the time to listen to and look after their bodies.
Remedial Massage can help everyone; physically, mentally and spiritually. It can help you feel better, have less aches and pains, reduce stress, have a better understanding and connection to your body, as you only have one… so isn’t it best to find ways to look after it!
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Belinda Hampson, a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist with her own business ‘Drift Remedial and Relaxation Massage’ in the Northern Beach Suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. A beach loving mum of two active boys, two fur babies and a loving husband who has Pilbara dirt in his veins from over 20 years of a FIFO mining career.