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Hill Country Day Spa at Blair House Inn: Massage, Man’s Best Friend



Work. Eat. Sleep. Gentleman, does this sound like your life? If this describes you, it might be time for a massage. Massage is a great way to reduce the stress in your life, sleep better, and improve your overall health. Massage therapy provides tremendous physical and physiological benefits. If you have somehow avoided receiving massage all these years, it’s important that you recognize that while massage may be beneficial for the majority of the population, there are specific and very unique benefits for men over 40. Getting a massage is like maintaining your car and like our cars we need regular maintenance; massage relieves stress, reduces pain, efficiently regulates blood pressure, and is effective in reducing sports related injuries. We all know that if we take good care of our cars they will last us longer, the same goes for our bodies. Regardless of our age or gender we all want to look and feel our best. Massage therapy is the one of the best ways to relax and prepare out bodies for the day-to-day hustle.

So what does science say? Experts say that regular massages may soothe a rapid heartbeat which can be induced by everyday stress or anxiety. Relaxation techniques reduce your body’s production of adrenaline, norepinephrine, and epinephrine, stress hormones that rev up your heart in the face of danger, says Atman P. Shah, M.D., an assistant professor of medicine at UCLA. A 2007, British study found that people who received an hour of reflexology treatment (a type of hand and foot massage) had rates that averaged almost 8 BPM lower than when they went without. In a 2010 study fromSweden, one 80-minute hand-and-foot massage significantly lowered men’s heart rates, cortisol levels and insulin levels-all which help lower stress. Not only can massage therapy help alleviate stress and tension, but it’s also has been shown to relieve neck and back pain, reduce heart rate and high blood pressure and improve athletic performance in men.

Men over 40 are likely frustrated that they are no longer able to lift as much weight in the gym or don’t have as much energy as they used to. Massage “oxygenates” muscle tissue, enabling it to grow fuller and stronger. And by flushing toxins and impurities from the body, massage has the potential to restore depleted energy. Treat yourself to a massage and accelerate your performance in your daily workout.

So what’s holding you back? Some guys just don’t feel comfortable being touched, especially by someone they don’t know, or they may feel embarrassed about someone rubbing their body in a private room.

If you are a little uncomfortable about receiving your first massage, you might feel more comfortable booking a Couples massage and going to your first session with your partner. At the Wimberley Day Spa, at Blair House Inn we offer couples massage, we have flexible scheduling with four professional therapist on call.

You may be pleasantly surprised by the total relaxation experienced during massage, as well as the physiological benefits received thereafter. It’s time that you set aside foolish inhibitions and recognize the benefits of massage therapy—especially for men over 40!

Gear up for the week with a massage scheduled at the Blair House Inn’s new Day Spa! Whether you’re staying the weekend to recoup or just passing by, give us a call and we’d love to schedule something for you. We offer a variety of massages and can help you pick the one best suited for your needs. We look forward to scheduling you a massage and helping you refuel for the daily grind.

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