Hey guys, it’s Courtney – we’re continuing Men’s Health month with

3 Reasons Why Men Also Need Massage Therapy!

Muscle Recovery and Pain Relief:

Some pain is caused from over use/repetitive movements (or maybe lack of movement like sitting at a desk) happening while they are at work all day. Desk jobs often result in low back pain, upper back pain, neck pain, and even carpel tunnel symptoms from constant shift of posture in the upper back/shoulders creating a rounding in the shoulder and pinching nerve supply. Some people come in with sciatica from tight muscles compressing a nerve in the hips that can cause pain/numbness/tingling down the glute and leg/feet/toes. 


Massage, myofascial release, and cupping can be great ways to stimulate blood flow, and open up stuck tissue to stop the nerve, blood, lymph compression and that may be happening causing the pain/numbness/tingling. And rebalance posture in the body to create less pain as well.

Improves Digestion:

I often find that those with low back pain even mid back pain, may also match that tension on the front in the abdomen in tension, and I try and ask how their digestion has been lately, they often say, “Meh, not great.” or “I get constipated pretty often.” Which actually would make sense if there were a lot of tension, or, stuck-ness in the abdomen, those stuck areas can quite literally cause the organs/bowels to not function as well as allow things to pass through as easily. Massage has been proven to release those stuck areas, stimulate healthy digestion, and even calm the nervous system at the same time!


Mental Health:

I know we focus a lot on the mamas here, but guys, we see you. We know how hard our men work for our families, stay up to help change the diapers in the middle of the night, and we know that you also go through the trauma when she experiences a birth/postpartum trauma. Massage has been proven to calm the nervous system, reducing stress. Massage also releases hormones to help reduce anxiety and help with sleep.


These videos are meant to be educational and instructional. They are not able to diagnose or treat a specific issue and are definitely not a substitute for a professional evaluation.

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