What used to be an exclusively female domain is now being patronised by an increasing number of men. A few years ago we would never have seen a man in a spa. The only time men ventured anywhere near a spa was to drop off their better halves for a beauty treatment. Today, all that has changes and it is a common sight to see men too getting the full spa treatment. In fact, statistics show that men may actually be larger spa consumers. Here’s an interesting look at men in the spa!
Spas Then & Now
While most men love the idea of relaxing and getting pampered (and there’s nothing wrong with it too), few will admit it. Well, the secret is out now. More and more spas are creating a gender-neutral ambience so it is appealing to both men and women. Earlier most spas were distinctly feminine. Today, the pink flowers and feminine fragrances have been replaced by clean, straight lines and a no-fuss, gender-neutral décor. The subtle but definite change is a sign that spas are acknowledging the increase in male clientele and are going out of their way to please them.
What Do Men Like In The Spa?
Stress-relieving massages top the list. The most popular treatments include deep tissue massages, Swedish massages and foot reflexology.
Manicures, pedicures and facials are also popular. Gone are the days of a stubbly face, rough hands and brittle nails. Today’s man wants to be better groomed at work and at play and a good facial, manicure and pedicure is a key part of the routine.
When it comes to spa treatments, it’s easy to see that men are definitely catching up with the ladies!
Tips To Help Your Maximize Your Massage Benefits
A lavish, full-body massage can leave you feeling relaxed and lovely all over. But did you know that there are a few things you can do to get the maximum benefit from your massage session?
Here are a few things you can do to prepare for your massage:
Arrive a few minutes before your appointment. This will give you some time to talk to your massage therapist and discuss your preferences if any. You should also inform the masseur or masseuse if you have had any recent injuries or surgery so that they know where they need to exercise extra care. Also inform them if you are on any medication.
Avoid alcohol and eating heavy meals before your massage.
If you do need to take any medication, try and take the last dose at least 2 to 3 hours before the massage.
Have a shower before you leave for the massage so you feel fresh and your body is more receptive to the oils used during the massage.
Avoid using any makeup, heavily scented skin cream or perfume after the shower as these could react adversely with the massage oil.
It is best not to wear any jewelry, rings or watches to the salon. If you have worn any of these, you will have to remove them before the massage.
While you are waiting in the reception room, breathe deeply and relax your body. The more relaxed your body, the more receptive it will be to smooth, kneading massage movements.
During the massage, allow yourself to feel completely relaxed so you can enjoy the experience and its many benefits.
We would all love to have dewy soft skin but this is something that does not come automatically. Fortunately, it is not impossible to achieve either.
Here’s your cheat sheet on 5 ways to get the softest, dewiest looking skin you want! These tips are easy enough to follow and if you follow them carefully, you’ll soon have the soft skin that makes heads turn! All you need to do is to persevere and make sure that this becomes a part of your daily regimen.
- Lather on that moisturiser, especially at night. Remember, a moist skin is dewy skin. Avoid using thick creams which could clog up your pores but use light moisturisers even during the day to replenish the moisture.
- Say ‘No’ to hot showers. Hot water can be harmful to your skin. Have a bath in lukewarm water if you don’t want your skin stripped of its natural oils.
- Fill yourself up with good old H2O! You need to stay hydrated to bring a glow on your skin. Drink a few sips often. Fill up your glass with room temperature water into which you can add a slice of lime and a slice of cucumber. It is advisable to drink only room temperature or lukewarm water. Avoid drinking very cold water.
- Eat right with your skin in mind – lots of vegetables, fresh fruit and yoghurt. They have all the nourishment needed to make your skin glow. Good digestion shows on your skin.
- Get a facial every month from a reliable and trained expert so all the dead skin gets sloughed off, the natural oil balance of the skin is preserved and your skin stays radiant. Avoid chemicals – Stay natural !
You could reach out to Tattva experts for a personal skin consultation for yourself. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
De-Stressing With Essential Oils
Stress affects almost every area of our lives, from our personal interactions with others to our professional capabilities and even our sleep. Fortunately, there are several things we can do to reduce stress. One of these involves using essential oils.
Essential oils are the concentrates that are obtained from certain plants. Different oils have different properties and offer different benefits. Lavender, rose, chamomile, ylang ylang, juniper berry and neroli are some of the essential oils that are very effective at helping to relieve stress. Tattva uses the purest concoctions of the essential oils to bring an array of aromatherapies to you. To get the maximum benefit of these oils it is very important to learn how to use them properly.
How To Use Essential Oils For Stress Relief
Essential oils should never be used by themselves as they are very potent in their pure form. Before use any essential oil it should always be blended with a carrier oil such as jojoba or almond oil. The blended oil can then be used in various ways.
• It can be massaged into the skin.
• Put a few drops on your pillow before you go to sleep.
• Put a few drops on a warm compress and place the compress over your forehead.
• Add a few drops to bath salts and soak in it for a while for a most relaxing experience.
One of the best ways to enjoy the stress-relief benefits of essential oil is by burning them in a diffuser. The diffuser dispels the aroma of the oil via the heat sources but without posing any health risks. Burning a few drops of essential oil in a diffuser can create a fabulously calming, relaxing atmosphere in the entire room! It’s perfect to use in the bedroom for a good night’s sleep that will leave you feeling refreshed, recharged and reenergized for the day ahead.
Foot reflexology is a highly specialized technique in which pressure is applied to certain areas and points on the foot. This pressure is applied using just the fingers and thumbs.
Reflexology works on the principle that there are specific areas and reflex points in the foot that correspond to specific organs and systems of the body. When a point or area in the foot is pressed, it has a positive effect on the corresponding organ and on your general health. For example, there is a particular spot in the foot that corresponds to the liver. When a reflexology practitioner applies appropriate pressure to this area, it helps improve the functioning of the liver.
It works the same way for all organs and systems within the body. The practitioner will choose the spot to apply pressure to depending on the ailment you are suffering from.
That’s Not All
While better health is by itself a compelling enough reason to book a reflexology massage, there are also other benefits that you will enjoy.
Foot reflexology massage can be relaxing and therapeutic too. It works wonders at alleviating pain in the feet that is caused by conditions such as plantar fasciitis and ankle injuries or because of standing for long periods of time or even just doing your daily chores.
During a foot reflexology appointment, the massage therapist applies traditional and sport massage techniques to the foot, upper leg and calf areas. In addition to reducing pain in these areas, reflexology also decreases the stress and anxiety in the entire body.
The therapeutic and health benefits of foot reflexology are hard to ignore. Our feet bear the brunt of our weight whether we are standing still, walking or running. Isn’t it time we take better care of them?
At TooYoo by Tattva, we realize that you might not always be able to take time out to visit a spa or salon for a good foot reflexology. So just Ring TooYoo (9999835852 or book via www.tattvaspa.com/mobile-spa) – We will bring foot reflexology to you – For a Happy to You !
Ms. Chandana Munipalle visited us at our spa facility at Hitech City, Hyderabad some time back. Chandana described the spa as fresh and as having a relaxing vibe about it. This is what she had to say about our services on her Lifestyle blog: “The Girl at First Avenue” – Review
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