Spa treatments and salons are generally associated with the fairer sex. And for those men who suck it up and awkwardly peruse back issues of Cosmopolitan while waiting patiently for their massages and manicures, they don’t tend to brag about it on social media.
Professional athletes are the exception to that rule, however.
Physical wear and tear is an unavoidable hazard of the job. Sore muscles, achy backs and busted-up hands and feet are pretty much standard. Which is why so many athletes are all too willing to buck traditional gender stereotypes and treat themselves.
Athletes don’t have to worry about proving their manhood—most have a regular opportunity to do that on a national stage in whatever sport they play. And since they don’t have to worry—or simply just don’t care—about that kind of nonsense, they’re more than happy to bring us along for the ride via social media.
Here are some of the countless athletes that encourage you to: Treat Yo Self.