There was once a time when the words ‘men’ and ‘spa’ would not have been uttered in the same sentence. In 2014, however, men are a little different. We like the finer things in life, we like to indulge in treatments and, what is more, we can hit the spa on a weekend should we want to.
Of course, we still love our favourite pastimes; beer, football and going out with the lads. But, it is okay for us to go to the spa. Here’s why:
Spa’s are Gender Neutral
There is nothing feminine about wanting to relax. The notion that your masculinity is decreased because you want to indulge in a massage is quite frankly, ridiculous. Today’s spas are aimed at both men and women, with more and more spa’s opening that are specifically aimed at the male of the species. In a poll conducted by Conde Naste Traveler magazine, 35% of spa goers are men. What is more, the relaxing environment and soothing tones of Enya are proving to be effective on our emotional health and well-being that being in the field or taking to the golf course.
What Happens at the Spa, Stays at the Spa
While you may not feel entirely comfortable telling the world about the spa treatments that you have indulged in, you can be rest assured that your secret is safe with us. If you are planning a therapeutic trip to the spa, then take a look at these feastings to tickle your fancy:
- Full body scrub
- Seaweed body wraps
If you play a lot of sports or have a physically demanding job, treating yourself to a range of treatments aren’t a luxury, they are a necessity to ensure that your body remains a temple.
While you may not want to go on a lad’s weekend to the spa, you could always surprise your sweetheart with a weekend break. If you really don’t feel comfortable going to the spa on your own, as a man, then your partner provides the perfect subterfuge so that you can go and indulge yourself. You will also win serious brownie points in the process.
Do Your Research
If you don’t entirely feel comfortable donning a fluffy robe and slippers and hitting the sauna with a bunch of women (although you might enjoy it), it may be advisable to carry out some research before you book a weekend spa break.
Naturally, you want to make the most of your spa experience, so choose your resort carefully. If it makes you feel more comfortable, call the spa ahead of booking and ask whatever questions you may have about the experience to ensure that you are making the right decision for you. Remember, the employees of the spa retreat are trained to deal with any queries, or concerns, that you may have ahead of your visit. They should put you at ease and deal with your matter efficiently. There are a wide range of spa directories and websites that also contain a plethora of information relating to the treatments that they offer.