Everyone deserves a spa day. And yet, some men believe that going to the spa is a women’s activity. In reality, the spa has many benefits for men and women alike. A men’s spa day can give you a chance to recharge your batteries and relieve stress. Here are five reasons you should consider a men’s spa day.
1. There are Treatments Tailored Specifically for Men
Some men might hesitate to visit the spa because they fear to end up with pink toes after a pedicure or to be slathered in a feminine body lotion after a massage. But those fears are baseless. There are treatments that spas offer specifically for men. Gentlemen’s manicures and pedicures, massages, and facials are all common offerings by spas. It’s not all rose petals and perfume, and when some men realize that, a spa day becomes very appealing.
Even if the services don’t have the word “gentlemen’s” in the name, that doesn’t mean they aren’t for men. Spa services are for either gender, and the spa tailors its services to your needs. You can get that pedicure. Instead of pink toes, you will have toes with polished and evenly trimmed nails. The spa has something for everyone.
2. Everyone Deserves to Relieve Stress
Why should women be the only ones allowed to destress at a spa? A spa day reduces stress and gives you a chance to turn off your mind for a few hours, regardless of which treatments you choose. There are no work calls, priority emails, or angry customers to deal with. When you’re at the spa, you can forget all of your troubles and let someone else take care of you for the day. There’s nothing quite like the sense of relaxation that comes from a day at the spa.
3. More Men are Taking Spa Days
Some men hesitate to visit the spa because they don’t think other men go. But they’re wrong. More men are visiting the spa. The International Spa Association estimates that, in ten years, the proportion of males in spas has seen an increase of 10%. In fact, they believe that the proportion of men who visit spas is 47%.
Who is responsible for this jump in numbers? The ISPA claims that the typical man in the spa is between 25 and 44 years of age, makes $50,000 or more, and has a job ranking of manager or higher.
It’s worth noting that men in spas isn’t some new trend never before seen. Greek and Roman men spent much time in the spa centuries ago, and many of our current spa treatments are descendants of those original treatments.
4. There’s Nothing Girly About Looking Good
If machismo is getting in between you and the spa, don’t let it. What’s so feminine about having feet without callouses and nails without chips? Treatments like facials and manicures are a way to take care of your body. A facial can leave your skin looking smooth and flawless. No one will think any less of you for having great skin. In fact, they may think more of you.
Want proof? Consider that there were 70% more men’s beauty and skincare products in 2012 than there were in 2007. Men are no longer afraid to look good. If that means buying face cream or having a facial, they are willing to do it. You probably dress to impress, so why not participate in spa treatments that will impress others just as much as your wardrobe?
5. Improve Your Athletic Performance
Whether you work out occasionally or you’re training for a professional MMA fight, a spa day can do you some good. Professional athletes and normal folk both can improve their athletic performance with massages. A deep tissue massage can fix some lingering muscle pains and can leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on anyone.
What Should You Know About a Men’s Spa Day?
There’s not a lot you need to know about spending the day at the spa, but you may have a few questions. For one, you might be wondering how to deal with the nudity. But the truth is, you don’t have to worry about it. Many people wear bathing suits or underwear underneath their spa robes.There’s no reason to worry about baring yourself to the world (or at least, to the spa).
Another thing you may question is which services you should try. And if that’s the case, you should familiarize yourself with the spa’s offerings. See what services they provide and check out all the details. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call ahead and ask. You should be able to go into the spa knowing what you want and what to expect.
The most important detail you should know about a men’s spa day? It’s the fact that you should relax. You’re not the first man to go into a spa, and you certainly won’t be the last. No one is judging you and the day is all about being calm and enjoying yourself. So relax, smile, and let the spa day begin.
Father’s Day Specials
Power Face Wash: Deep cleansing facial, citrus peel mud clay mask, and a vitamin splash finish. All for $139.
Arnica Stone Massage: A hot stone massage followed by a barber towel face booster.
Sports Hands + Feet: Male-nail buff, mojito lime soak, coarse scrub and sole revival massage all for $84.
Treat the special father in your life to a nice relaxing spa day. He is sure to appreciate it.