A recent article in Men’s Health magazine talks about the many benefits of massage therapy and how men in particular can benefit from regular sessions. However, the typical guy tends to ignore things like going to the doctor – let alone indulging themselves with a massage treatment. All too often, they’re coaching little league, tending to yardwork, or working long hours at the office without taking time for themselves.
So, it’s up to us – their sons, daughters, wives, partners – to do it for them. After all, we think dads deserve it. The benefits are undeniable. Did you know, for example, that guys who have ten neck massages in ten weeks experience a fifty percent improvement in mobility and pain?
Or, how about blood pressure? A study conducted by the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine showed a significant drop in both the systolic and diastolic rates after patients received a 45-60-minute deep tissue massage treatment.
For dads who are physically active, receiving even thirty seconds of treatment focusing on the muscle-tendon junctions improve hip flexor range of motion.
The list goes on. From depression to muscle strain to chronic pain, massage therapy can play an important role in the physical, emotional, and mental health and well-being of the dad in your life.
Another issue that prevents guys from coming in for a massage is their comfort level. Many spas and massage therapy studios are geared toward women, leaving men to feel awkward, uncomfortable, and out of place.
At Bodywork Professionals, the atmosphere is geared toward making everyone feel welcome and included. Owner, Nick Pavoldi is a Licensed Massage Therapist and an Advanced Structural Integration Practitioner, with more than 18 years of experience in his profession. As a man, he understands the importance of creating a welcoming, relaxed environment for all of his clients.
Bodywork Professionals’ location on Spring Street in downtown Saratoga provides a welcome space to all of their clients. It’s not too early to think about purchasing a gift certificate for Dad as a special Father’s Day treat. After all, Dad deserves it, right?