Father’s Day is just around the corner.
No doubt countless ties, power tools, and personal grooming kits will be sold.
Really want to find a gift for dad that shows you care?
Consider a massage this year. It’s not such an outlandish idea, as more men than ever are receiving massage these days. (Source: AMTA Industry Fact Sheet)
Give the gift of health and wellness.
As men start to age, they become susceptible to a number of ailments and pain that can interrupt daily life and lead to serious issues later on.
Over 30% of men over the age of 20 have high blood pressure, and the risk only increase with age. High blood pressure can lead to much more serious conditions, such as heart attack, kidney disease, and stroke.
But massage has been proven to help hypertension by reducing diastolic blood pressure, which means getting dad a massage can help prevent those conditions later on.
Much more than the occasional sleepless night, insomnia is a chronic condition affecting your sleep patterns and preventing you from getting the rest you need. Lack of proper sleep can impair judgment, cause weight gain, or impact your moods and emotions.
Massage can help restore dad’s natural sleep pattern and increase the amount of serotonin his body produces, making a good night’s sleep that much easier to attain.
Injuries are a natural, yet hopefully temporary, part of life, which can get more painful and harder to heal at an older age. Whether he pulled a muscle or break a bone, post-injury rehabilitation is important to restoring dad’s body’s original function and flexibility.
If dad is still feeling the pain from a past injury, massage can help him reduce muscle pain, increase oxygen delivery, and aid in the healing process.
2% of men will be diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel which may sound like a small percentage, but if dad sits at a computer or uses his hands as a major portion of his daily work life, he may be at risk.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the muscles and tissue around the median nerve of the hand swell and create pressure on the nerve, which can be painful and sometimes debilitating.
Massage can help relieve Dad’s carpal tunnel pressure by improving circulation, reducing inflammation, and soothing irritated muscles.
Have you heard dad complain a lot about his aching back? Back pain is extremely common with men of a certain age, and can be caused by a number of different variables—spinal alignment, posture, manual labor, weight, lack of sleep, and much more. Regardless of the cause, there is a direct link between back issues and age.
Luckily for dad, massage can help counteract the result of those variables by relieving his back pain, loosening his muscles, helping him sleep better, and more.
Skip the tie this year and show dad how much you care about him by giving the gift of relaxation and well-being! Search for highly-rated massage professionals in your area on MassageBook.
You’ll find many MassageBook providers offering gift certificates for sale online.
Show Dad you care about his health and well-being, as well as upgrading his tie collection this year!
- Author: Mark Volkmann
- Published: June 15, 2016