Spas and wellness centres can be a great place for men to relax, with a range of them now offering spa days and treatments tailored specifically for men.
In the 21st century, stress is one of the leading factors affecting both our physical and mental well-being. Ensuring we take regular time out to look after our bodies and minds is essential. Exercise, meditation and more specifically, visiting spas and wellness centres, has been shown to significantly promote our positive emotional well-being.
It has been found that what men want from spas and wellness centres is often different to women. Most men want to know that the treatment they’re having will do their body and mind some good and often stay away from the idea of ‘pampering’. Because of this, many spas offer tailored treatments designed specifically for men only.
Here are some of our favourite treatments:
Facials offer a range of benefits for men. From shaving rashes to oily congested skin, spa therapists are trained to refresh, soothe and re-balance any skin condition. Due to men typically using fewer skincare products daily, the effects of a facial can be more immediately visible. There are several different facials available out there for men, each offering a variety of unique and individual benefits:
- Deep Cleansing Facials – Remove toxins, dead skin cells and dirt from the skin
- Anti-Ageing Facials – Restore the skin’s firmness and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles
- Exfoliating Facials – Remove dry/dead skin cells, increase blood circulation which help achieve healthy glowing skin
- Acne Facials – Reduce redness, inflammation and help the skin re-balance
We have all experienced a muscle twinge or pull and the tensions that they can cause. Massages not only resolve chronic aches and pains but have been shown to reduce heart rate, blood pressure and the levels of stress hormones. In addition, because they trigger the release of oxytocin and serotin, massages also help to boost overall mood and relaxation, leaving you feeling mentally and physically refreshed afterwards. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry have found that certain massage types may actually help to ease the symptoms of depression.
A number of our partners offer a range of treatments for men. Village Hotels Deep Muscle Massage and Back, Neck and Shoulder massage treatments are great for releasing muscle tension, promoting relaxation and improving the elasticity of the skin and muscles. Find out more about Village Hotels and their spa treatments here.
Saunas and Steam Rooms
Saunas and steam rooms are a popular type of treatment for men. This is because they are shown to be great for relieving muscle stress from sport, exercise or bad posture.
Heat is associated with the relief of tension. Often a steam or sauna before a massage will warm up your muscles and enhance the effectiveness of the massage.
The heat experienced in saunas and steam rooms differs. Whilst saunas generate dry heat and are a positive treatment for muscle relaxation and lowering blood pressure, steam rooms produce moist heat which helps with the overall detoxification of the body and the skin.
Men, are you ready for your spa trip?
Whatever you’re looking for, there’s a huge range of benefits and treatments out there designed to treat your skincare or muscle concerns and promote your overall emotional well-being.
If you’re ready to book your treatment, take a look and see if any of your local spas and wellness centres are available through My Spa Pass. We’ve partnered with spas all over the UK to offer you savings on 100’s of treatments, spa days and breaks all year round.