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Men in the spa !

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 Today, the pink flowers and feminine fragrances have been replaced by clean, straight lines and a no-fuss, gender-neutral décor.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!

Prepare for your massage

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.