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Here’s What Makes Massages a Well-Being Must

Everyone’s talking about well-being – it’s what keeps your mind and body ticking so you can be your best self. And since we’re always looking for different means to deliver you wellness, here’s another one to add to your list.

Lava Shells massage (brought by Shared Beauty Secrets) is a new phenomenon. The first-ever self-heating massage tool using exothermic reactions, we were desperate to find out more about this well-being tool we never knew we needed. Whether you’re a sportsman, a desk-bound achy guy or just someone who needs a bit of R&R, this Q&A with a Lava Shells expert is for you.



Tell us why massages are so important?

Whether you need to reduce muscle tension, attain relief from chronic pain or even just a moment of relaxation, a massage enhances your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being. They’re also great at reducing or eliminating pain, improving joint mobility and lymphatic drainage and helping to reduce muscular tension (and so much more).

Why are more and more men getting massages as part of their health/wellbeing routines?

Massage remains the most popular spa treatment for men, particularly when it comes to sports and deep tissue massages. A massage is a physically relaxing experience that’s good for the mind and can help significantly improve mental well-being. More men are realising the benefits of a massage and are investing more in their wellbeing routines.

What makes the Lava Shells massage so different from others?

Lava Shells are the world’s first self-heating massage tool! A sachet containing a blend of minerals is placed inside the Lava Shell to which the activator, a saline solution, is added, causing an exothermic reaction. The heat lasts for up to an hour allowing for a continuous and seamless warm body massage. The unique shape and angles of the shell become an extension of the therapist’s hands, giving a deeply therapeutic relief exactly where it’s needed.


How does this benefit men in particular?

Massage is great for decreasing joint stiffness, reducing pain and inflammation and relieving muscle spasms. It can also help reduce pain and boost the immune system. Studies have found that massage can help people suffering from anxiety, headaches, digestive disorders, sports injuries, joint pain, fibromyalgia and lower back pain!

The use of thermotherapy (hot Lava Shells) will act to dilate blood vessels, therefore increasing blood flow and supplying fresh oxygen and nutrients to the body.

The benefits of 
cryotherapy (cold or ice treatment) from the Glacial Shell will conduct heat away from the deep tissues of the body which will result in a reduction in body temperature. This is good for decreasing local metabolism (ridding of damaged cells) and the effects of inflammatory.

Why is it important to pay close attention to our muscles?

It’s our muscles and nerve fibres that allow us to move; they enable our internal organs to function. The human body has over 600 muscles which make up around 40% of our body weight. Our skeletal muscles cover the bones and give our bodies their shape.



Can anybody welfare from a Lava Shells massage?

With a range of Lava Shells treatments for the face and body available in over 2,500 leading salons and spas across the UK and Ireland, there’s definitely a Lava Shells massage treatment for everyone.

Which ones do you recommend?

Designed specifically for men, the Lava Shells Recovery Massage promotes deep relaxation. Physical tension is released which targets muscles, knots and stress points. Combining deep massage with the heat of the Lava Shells, this treatment re-energises the body.

The Lava Shells Rescue Massage is an ingenious combination of deep massage using warm Lava Shells to relax muscles and cool Glacial Shells to reduce inflammation. The treatment uses heat and ice therapy as well as manual massage to target specific problem areas, address issues of referred pain and reduce muscle tension. The treatment will help with everyday aches, pains and restricted range of movement caused by occupational hazards that create poor posture and/or muscle imbalances.

How often should guys be getting massages?

If you’re relaxing, most people could benefit from a massage once every two weeks for maintenance. If you’re a sportsman, massage is necessary for athletes to maintain muscle health and flexibility, so should have a massage as often as two to three times per week during periods of intense training.


If you’re the kind of guy who feels like you’d benefit from a massage or ten – and, to be honest, every guy should – be sure to check out Shared Beauty Secrets for more Lava Shell information plus details of all the spas that provide it near you.




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