The boom in male grooming is undeniable. Over recent years, many men have seen their collection of male grooming products expand far beyond shaving cream and hair gel, while male spa treatments have moved on from being solely focused on sports massages. According to The Independent, men have been spending more on male toiletries than shaving products since 2013, while Men’s Health has even been reporting on a global trend of male-only spa parties. It makes sense – after all, why would stress, tension and tired skin only affect women?
At The Runnymede on Thames, we have a range of spa treatments on offer designed to target the areas men say they value most in a spa experience. Here’s the lowdown:
Tension from working long hours, looking at a computer screen or general stress can accumulate in the head and neck. Scalp and upper back massages specifically target these areas to provide instant feelings of stress-relief. Our 25-minute Anti Tension Scalp Massage is a quick pick-me-up for this, while the 70-minute ESPA Face, Back and Scalp massage is a more intensive treatment combining a deep scalp massage, an aromatherapy facial and a back exfoliation with massage.
Many men want to tackle tired muscles and give their bodies an all-over boost. Our ESPA Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage uses specially formulated aromatherapy oils to hone in on hotspots in just 25 minutes. The longer ESPA Gentleman’s Revitaliser or the ESPA Aromatherapy Full Body Massage are full body treatments that focus on alleviating stress from top to toe.
For getting rid of unwanted hair, we offer back and chest wax treatments to remove hair for up to six weeks. Using skin-friendly wax and specially-formulated after-wax creams, the treatment leaves skin feeling totally smooth.
Everyone’s skin needs a little TLC sometimes, whether it’s to revive from tiredness and hefty work schedules or to reduce wrinkles. The face often needs most attention and we offer two male-focused facials perfect for tackling a range of skin needs. Our Tonic Facial for Men includes a Clarisonic brush cleanse, exfoliation, a relaxing face massage, mask and moisturiser – resulting in visibly revitalised skin immediately. The ESPA Age Rebel Facial for Men is all about tackling tired-looking skin, as well as reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Alternatively, our all-over Guinot Hydradermie² Tres Homme treatment is a deep-cleansing and re-hydrating option that penetrates the skin more deeply.
Spending some time in the spa is also ideal for unplugging, de-stressing and giving your body a treat. Our whirlpool bath improves circulation, helps target sore muscles and induces an all-over feeling of relaxation. The saunas will help relax muscles, cleanse the skin and flush toxins, while our eucalyptus steam room helps circulation and aids cardiovascular health – eucalyptus is especially good for respiration, the immune system and relieving sore muscles.
Whether you want to target a specific area in the body with a dedicated treatment, or make a whole day of it in our award-winning spa, remember that spa days are for men too!