November is now known by many as “Movember”, an annual official event in over 14 countries to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other male health issues. Movember encourages the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces to literally “change the face of men’s health”—in a fun way.
Soma Studio is involved in supporting Movember because we have more men in the clinic than ever before, both as clients and massage therapists (we now have three male RMTs: Denis, Jean-Luc and Cheyne). Pregnancy and babies have been a big part of Soma since our beginning, so it’s due time that we support the other half of the fertility equation!
The Movember Effect
Movember encourages both men (Mo Bros) and women (Mo Sistas) to get involved and change established attitudes about men’s health in order to increase the chances of early cancer detection, diagnosis and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths.
The Movember movement incites men to be aware of any family history of cancer and to adopt healthier lifestyles….taking better care of our bodies through exercise, improved eating habits, stress reduction and, of course, massage therapy.
How to Support Movember
Movember in Canada is a big deal. In 2011, Movember Canada was the largest contributor to the effort in the world. So let’s do it again! There are three ways you can help out:
1. Buy a $5 Mo mug the next time you’re at Soma Studio
2. Donate on our Soma Studio team page
3. Grow your own Mo and register as a Mo Bro
The Mo mug is perfect for those who can’t grow a decent Mo but want to visually support the cause. And you can never get started too early on your Christmas shopping. We’ll keep you updated on our Movember fundraising progress on our Facebook and Twitter pages.