Indulge in a range of treatments that can be as beneﬁcial to you physically as they are relaxing.
The best place to start is with a sports massage after a work-out, game of squash or round of golf.
The deep tissue massage will ease aches and pains and get you used to the spa ambience.
Soon, you will find yourself wanting to try a variety of treatments. Switch off and get pampered...
Good for athletes, sportsmen, golfers or anyone who has been using their muscles. It is a strong massage that can be tailored to target speciﬁc areas. Therapists must have special qualiﬁcations in order to carry out this kind of treatment as it can be damaging if performed wrongly.
Another strong massage, this uses basic and ﬁrm techniques that will leave you relaxed rather than targeting speciﬁc problem areas. It is excellent for improving circulation.
Very relaxing, this is beneﬁcial for the skin above all else. Different essential oils can be chosen to help different conditions, from dryness and dehydration to insomnia and digestive problems. Generally an aromatherapy session should be preceded by a consultation to ascertain the ailments to be targeted and soothed.
A traditional Japanese massage relying on ﬁnger pressure and
stretching rather than muscle-kneading. Intended to beneﬁt both
mind and body, the aim
is to encourage a natural energy flow. It is often said to beneﬁt breathing, blood-circulation and nerves, while also relaxing, de-stressing and improving flexibility.
A deep massage that involves stretching while ﬁrm rhythmic pressure is applied to the body. Often, no oil is used. The person being massaged will be manipulated into various shapes to aid the massage process. It can also involve hot poultices, making it an effective de-stress massage.
Heated stones are applied to the body, which is drizzled with
oil. It will help ease aching muscles, making it a good treatment
for active people, golfers or people
who work out frequently.
Every organ in your body has a referral zone in your foot. For
example, if you cross your two big toes, it represents your head.
Massaging the feet, therefore, can be
a way to treat other more inaccessible areas of the body, such as the stomach. You may worry that it will be ticklish, but in reality it's not.
Although it is usually considered the least masculine treatment, this is the treatment that most men will return to most often after their ﬁrst try. A facial usually involves cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising the skin on the face, as well as paying attention to the neck, upper-chest and scalp.
Waxing has become increasingly popular for men. Be warned, it is painful but, the more you get it done, the less it hurts. Also, regular waxing (every 6-8 weeks) will diminish hairgrowth.