The number of men visiting spas is continually on the rise, and it’s no surprise with the numerous mental and physical benefits they receive through massage, facial and body treatments. Men’s wellness and grooming is not only a current trend, but extremely important to the overall health of both mind and body. Here are some reasons men should consider routine spa treatments (a perfect Father’s Day gift!).
- Physical Wellness
It’s no secret that most men carry a high level of tension. From workouts, stresses at work and the burdens of daily life, the pressure men carry is often overlooked through the lens of masculinity. It’s important to recognize the need for a life with balance, and a visit to the spa is the perfect way to take a break and unwind.
Consider our Sports Massage, which is an effective release of muscle tension. A personalized massage, this treatment focuses on specific areas of need to help reduce strain on muscles, increase range of motion and provide a warm-up to activity. This massage will leave him feeling relaxed, with gained mental and physical balance.
- Mental Wellness
Physical wellness is just part of the spa-going experience. A treatment at The Spa ~ Los Gatos can help to improve energy levels and even reduce the production of the stress hormone, cortisol. All of this can promote much needed relaxation, provide the chance for a mental reset and most importantly, reduce stress levels.
Men’s skincare is a rapidly growing industry. With the distress that comes with daily life, including shaving, sun exposure and aging, men are exposed to multiple opportunities for permanent damage to their skin. A proper skincare routine can make a lasting difference in both their personal and professional appearance.
The Gentleman’s Relaxing Facial is an excellent place to start. Customized to each client and their skin’s unique needs, this facial provides a broad selection of options to deliver optimal results. Through a deep cleanse, exfoliation and masque, the Gentleman’s Relaxing Facial improves, refines and replenishes existing damages to the skin. Followed by an invigorating neck, shoulder, face and scalp massage, this treatment is truly the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation.
How do you sort through the daily bombardment of skincare companies pitching products that will “make you look ten years younger!” or “have the latest and most effective ingredients?” It’s tough and would be beyond time-consuming for you to do the research necessary to know what you need to make good decisions. There is no lack of companies that put just as much money behind their marketing machine and endorsements as they do in product research. As far as personal recommendations go, what works well for a friend might not be what your skin needs or reacts to well at all. It can add up to a lot of frustration and lost money.
So, how do you know if it will work for you? Also, will you know how to effectively use it?
Choose who and what you trust.
Here at The Spa, when we tell you that our choice of skincare lines is based on rigorous research and quality control, we’re not just sending out a hook to catch you with. We carry these lines because we know we can trust them. We bring them to you because we know that when used properly, they DO work.
Enlist the help of an expert.
To become a licensed Esthetician is no easy task. There is a lot of education and time that goes into a license. In addition to that, we have some serious hiring standards here at The Spa and provide extensive continuing education to our staff. We also ask that they conduct themselves with “client first” ethics. That means paying more attention to what our clients need as opposed to selling them the product with the highest profit margin.
Their job is to:
- Analyze your skin to understand its current state of health and needs.
- Recommend products and a skincare routine that will address your skin’s needs while taking into consideration your time and budget.
- Educate you as to how to best use those products.
- Be available AFTER the service to answer any questions or concerns. (You should feel free to email or call your Esthetician at any time with quick questions!)
As you can see, there is much more to it than just putting you in a room and cleaning and hydrating your skin then sending you on your way. Our Estheticians are your educators and support team!
Consistent Home Care and Periodic Re-Evaluations
We can’t stress enough how important it is for you to use products consistently and in the manner intended. If you want results, you’ll need to dedicate at least 5 minutes in the morning and 5 minutes in the evening to getting those results. But, also remember that your skin changes. External conditions such as seasonal weather changes and internal changes like hormone fluctuation and diet have a strong impact on your skin. You’ll need to shake up that routine at times. That’s why we suggest at least quarterly facial appointments for the basic level of care.
There is a lot to skin care. It is a kind of art that has a wide variety of tools, but it boils down to trust, expertise, and consistency!