It’s not just stressed moms who appreciate a massage – hard working dads love to receive massages too, and what better time to treat your dad than Father’s Day?
Dads can be so hard to buy gifts for at the best of times. They probably smile when they are presented with yet another tie, gift set or Amazon voucher, but how happy could you make your dad with a thoughtful gift that will really benefit his health and wellbeing too?
For Father’s Day, it can be difficult to decide what to give the man who has given you so much. How do you show him just how much you appreciate him? This year, why not give the most special man in your life the gift of health and well-being and treat him to a massage?
Why a massage is a great gift
Even if your dad is a newcomer to massage and probably wouldn’t book a massage session for himself, he’s may have wondered what a massage would be like. Take the decision out of his hands and give him an opportunity to find out for himself with a massage gift certificate for Father’s Day.
As any massage lover knows, a massage isn’t just something you get after an injury or to relax when you’ve been overdoing it, it’s an important part of a healthy lifestyle that’s good for you in its own right. Massage therapy is a good preventative step you can take to keep yourself healthy; treating your dad to massage is a way of telling him that you care and want him to stay well. What better way to show a great dad just how much he means to you? If you need any more convincing, here are a few benefits you might like to share with him on Father’s Day.
What a massage can do for your dad
- Regular massage can help to improve his physical performance. As men (and women) get older it undeniably gets a bit harder to stay fit, but scheduling in regular massage therapy can help by improving flexibility and overall physical performance, which means your dad gets to stay more active for longer.
- It helps to keep his blood pressure lower. Cardiovascular health is a big health concern, especially for men, and a dose of regular massage can be a real help with lowering blood pressure if it’s on the high side. It also helps reduce stress and tension.
- It’s good for raising immunity. Rather than dealing with the misery of colds and minor illnesses, strengthen his immune system with a massage so that he can fight them off better. Studies have shown that massage really does help to boost natural immunity and increase well-being, which will help your dad to fight off disease and improve his quality of life too.
- It helps to boost energy, and improve feelings of wellbeing and vitality.
Why you can’t afford NOT to get a massage
It’s a myth that you can’t afford massage – the truth is that if you want to stay happy, healthy and full of vitality for longer, you can’t afford NOT to fit regular massage therapy sessions into your schedule.
Massage might have a reputation for being something that’s a treat, a fluffy afternoon in a spa with aromatherapy candles and whale music, but that’s not what it’s all about. Massage is healing, reviving, relaxing and in fact it can save you a whole lot more money than it costs you.
Massage therapy has been proven to treat the symptoms of conditions as diverse as depression, chronic pain, fibromyalgia and MS. This is according to the Touch Research Institute, who has carried out over 100 separate studies into massage and its many benefits.
Even if you’re not managing a particular health condition, you still need massage in your life. It can help you if you’re an athlete, or just enjoy a workout. Massage can help keep your joints and muscles supple so that you’re less prone to injury. It’s great for dealing with stress, even if you’re not actually depressed, and improve immunity and sleep, making you more present and productive at work.
How expensive is massage, really?
An hours massage is with me is $60.00 That's less then you'd typically spend for a couple to go out to an average, unexciting restaurant. Would you rather have health and vitality, or dinner that's come frozen on a truck and is reheated in a restaurant? The choice of course it yours to make. I'm just giving you food for thought. (pun intended)
Worst case scenario?
What’s the worst that can happen if you neglect your massage routine? Plenty of people struggle through with sore backs, a bit of repetitive strain, or hurt themselves while running, what’s the big deal?
Did you know that back injuries are the second most common reason for worker’s compensation claims in the US? That’s everything from muscle spasms, problems with discs, and injuries leading to disability.
Most of these injuries could be prevented with better posture, rest and massage. So many back problems can be directly attributed to over-use and fatigue, and most problems are mechanical that is, not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer.
Of course there's the rest you experience while having a massage, and of course the stress relief.
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Did you dandelions are a mild laxative and a mild diuretic? They also contain vitamins A & C, potassium, fibre, vitamin B6 and magnesium? And they're free! I love free.
This is a pretty flexible recipe I think…they turned out great and I'm not the best baker. I tend to eyeball measurements.
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup of dandelions, insides only. Remove stem and outside green part.
1 cup blueberries
1/4 cup avocado or canola oil
1/2 cup maple syrup, honey or sugar
1 1/2 cup of milk (I used buttermilk and almond milk mixed…just because I was cleaning out the fridge)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin cups with liners or grease well.
In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients and wisk well. You want to make sure that the dandelions petals are well broken apart from each other. Add in blueberries and gently stir.
In a separate smaller bowl, beat the egg. Add the oil, sweetener and milk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until combined.
Add combined mixture to muffin cups until about 3/4 full. Bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.
Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes.