Waxing for men has become so popular, and common. Men are choosing the fuzz free option, because, not only does it feel nicer to be hair free, but a hair free back, underarms, and body makes the sensation of clothes feel much nicer, and also reduces perspiration significantly.
Because waxing removes the hair from the root, and not just the surface of the skin, regular waxing will soften the hair – making it finer, and more sparse. The organic, and cruelty free Ashmira Botanica wax, and
‘’Having a wax at YOUmassage is more of a Holistic treatment”
At YOUmassage, we use Ashmira Botanica, designed to make waxing a first class experience from start to finish. Ashmira Botanica is tough on hair, but gentle on the skin.
At YOU Massage Therapy we use two waxes, which are the Wild Violet Strip Wax, and Mulberry Peelable. The beautiful Mulberry is a non-strip peelable wax which is gentle and effective to the sensitive areas of skin. Most effective on face, underarms, bikini, and all intimate areas. It can be also used anywhere on the body.
Ashmira Botanica was created by Tracey Smith – a Therapist for many years, and the ‘’Wax daddy of the UK, Andy Rouillard . from the well known Axiom Academy.
Physiotherapy is a well-established healthcare profession concerned with human function and movement and maximising potential.
Physiotherapists train through the NHS and graduate with a BSc (Hons) degree after 3 years of study which includes at least 1000 hours of supervised clinical experience. The study also includes a piece of research as a dissertation.
YOU Massage Southampton Waxing with Ashmira Botanica
Waxing removes the hair from the follicle (root), which will result in finer, sparser hair growth if done regularly.
It will take around 3 – 6 weeks for hair to grow back, though for some people, this can vary due to the different stages of growth.
Non-strip/peelable wax (as opposed to strip wax- some call it hot wax – is used on sensitive areas, as this wax encapsulates the hair, and does not adhere to the skin, thus making it a good option for these areas.
Benefits of waxing vs shaving:
This list has been compiled by Southampton Physiotherapist and running expert, Phil at YOU Massage Southampton
Running on hard services increases the risk of injury. Research does not show a strong link, but it’s probably best to run on a variety of surfaces as this varies the loading pattern.
Here are some more Ideas to reduce the risk of injury
- Have a training strategy!
- Increase volume no more than 10% a week
- Never increase intensity and volume simultaneously
- Your longest run should be less than half your total weekly mileage
- Sleep well – this is when the body recovers.
- Good nutrition. It is now thought that distance runners need higher levels of protein to ensure recovery. Also, vitamin C has an affinity to collagen and so may aid tendon repair. Runners are commonly found to be low in iron and vitamin D, essential for tissue repair and performance.
- Strength training. There’s growing evidence (more than stretching!) that exercises such as squats, lunges and calf raises can protect against injury.
- The ideal cadence, or step rate, is thought to be 170 – 190 per minute. If your cadence is less than 170 you could be over striding, increasing the stress on the body. Simply by shortening your stride slightly can help. Over striders tend to be noisy on their feet and heel strikers. Some GPS watches show cadence.
- Know when not to run. Try the hop test – you should be able to hop quickly on each leg x 20 times with no pain to run. Increasing pain when running, increased pain the next day, pain above 5/10 and running with a limp are indicators that you should not run and be checked.
Below is mainly from Frank Horwill, the late and great running coach.
- Marathon potential is 5 x 10K time minus 10 minutes
- All distances are connected – to run a good marathon you need to run a good 10K, to run a good 10K you need to run a good 5K, need to run a good mile, need to run a good 400m. Therefore training should reflect this with multi-paced runs. https://www.runnersworld.co.uk/rws-training-pace-calculator is a link which explains the different paces and can auto calculate your paces.
- Frank Horwill described the 4 second rule – for example, if your best 400m time is 60 seconds, your best possible 800m is 2:08 (64+64). For 1500, add another 4 seconds per lap, and so on. So everything is based on your best 400m time.
- Optimum training mileage for a marathon is thought to be 70 miles a week. Although Mo Farah does 120 a week but then he’s a full time athlete
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