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.
Over the years, an endless number of trends in health and wellness have come and gone. From juicing and detoxing to sheet face masques, we’ve seen it all. However, one of the most basic fundamentals seems to be falling off our radar: human touch.
We all live in the same digital world. We sit at a desk all day on a computer. We sometimes choose to text over a phone call. Work follows us home via email. It can seem endless.
So much of our time is spent on these online connections that it becomes easy to lose track of cultivating relationships that involve human interaction. It seems now, more than ever, it’s an ongoing challenge to spend any of our time “disconnected.”
We have forgotten that human touch, one of the most basic human senses, is an important and fundamental part of our existence. Human touch is something that can’t be emulated or replaced. (Have you tried a massage chair lately? Sadly, it can’t compete.) Not only can touch make you feel better, it can have a real impact on your overall health, including feelings of trust and safety, as well as emotional and physical health benefits.
It has the ability to:
– Strengthen the immune system
– Reduce anxiety and lower the production of stress hormones
– Lower heart rate and blood pressure
– Increase oxytocin levels for calming effects
The reminder that we are wired to connect with humans on a basic, physical level is important. With all the benefits associated with human touch, we’re proud to offer some of the best massages and facials in the area to keep you both physically and mentally healthy. Our massage therapists and estheticians have ongoing training and experience to provide the very best services that enhance the quality of life of our clients.
Though many people consider the gift of spa for women, when it comes to men this wonderful gift option is often overlooked.
Long gone is the time when day spas were considered women-only territory. Men have caught onto the wide range of benefits from both skin and body therapies and realize that the effects gained by regular spa visits help them greatly with things ranging from feeling sharp for the big meeting to a better swing on the golf course.
No longer considered just “pampering,” as proven time and time again by qualified studies, spa treatments are a perfect way to take time out for yourself (whether male or female) while enjoying the benefits of services focused on individual needs and goals. The “tough it out” attitude of many men can get in the way of their scheduling a massage to relieve aches and pains or disperse built up stress. Often times, a spa gift card is the only way to get them to take the time needed for themselves.
We’re pleased to be in an industry that helps people feel and look better and take special pride in being able to help people feel their best physically and mentally. So, if you’re having trouble deciding what might be a great gift for the special man in your life, we hope you’ll consider The Spa. We have a full line up of services design just for them! (Visit http://thespaoflosgatos.com/formen.html to check them out.)
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