REAL MEN SPA

I N TH E BOXI NG SENSE, YES, BUT US GENTS SHOULD ALSO LOOK AND FEEL RE­LAXED AND WELL GROOMED AT ALL TIMES. HERE, SOME TRIED-AND-TESTED SPA TREATMENTS WE REC­OM­MEND.

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1 Ginger Bliss TRY IT AT: QT HO­TEL SYDNEY; QTHOTELSANDRESORTS.COM; $245 (90 MINS)

We’ve long been spaq fans and this new treat­ment com­prises a ginger and salt ex­fo­li­a­tion, fol­lowed by a warm­ing or­ganic ginger oil mas­sage. You are then co­cooned in fabric so that the ther­a­peu­tic prop­er­ties of the ginger are ab­sorbed.

2 Skin Needling TRY IT AT: MANKIND SYDNEY AND MEL­BOURNE; MANKIND.COM.AU; $1000 FOR FOUR 60-MINUTE SESSIONS

Think the re­sults of a laser treat­ment, without the ex­ten­sive re­cov­ery time. The Mderma sys­tem uses ster­ile, in­di­vid­u­ally sealed nee­dle car­tridges that cre­ate mi­cro chan­nels in the skin to bet­ter de­liver nu­tri­ents and stim­u­late col­la­gen pro­duc­tion.

3 Deep Re­cov­ery Mas­sage TRY IT AT: FIND AN ENDOTA SPA VIA ENDOTASPA.COM.AU; AP­PROX. $125 (60 MINS)

You don’t get to be one of the na­tion’s most suc­cess­ful spa chains without know­ing your chakras, and Endota’s lat­est mas­sage of­fer­ing uses jade stones to knead away knots while a cus­tom blend of es­sen­tial oils melts ten­sion.

4 Belkyra Dou­ble Chin Treat­ment TRY IT AT: FIND A CLINIC VIA NOMOREDOUBLECHIN.COM.AU; AP­PROX. $2500 FOR TWO SESSIONS

A non-sur­gi­cal in­jectable al­ter­na­tive to go­ing un­der the knife for those with too many chins. It breaks down the fat cells after which point they can no longer build fat. Hence a smoother jaw­line.

5 Fol­licuzyme TRY IT AT: HÜD SKIN + BODY, MEL­BOURNE; HUD.COM.AU; $240 (90 MINS)

If in­grown hairs and shav­ing rash are a con­stant pun­ish, this treat­ment dis­solves fol­li­cles and dead cell ma­te­rial and coun­ters red­ness and in­flam­ma­tion. For those with par­tic­u­larly sen­si­tive skin, it may take a day or two to set­tle.

6 Firm­ing Body Wrap TRY IT AT: MUDD THE SPA, CAN­BERRA; MUDD.COM.AU; $190 (90 MINS)

Give those crunches ex­tra ef­fect and add tone to those zones that are a tad slack with this Per­for­mance Fer­mete treat­ment. It’s a body wrap and ex­fo­li­a­tion de­signed to strengthen col­la­gen fi­bres.

7 Kitya Karnu Scrub TRY IT AT: THE PRINCE HO­TEL MEL­BOURNE; AURORASPA.COM.AU; $225 (60 MIN­UTES)

Far and away the most in­dul­gent of­fer­ing in the Aurora Spa’s be­spoke men’s range. For starters, you get a pri­vate steam room where a full body (well al­most) ap­pli­ca­tion of min­eral salt takes place, fol­lowed by a wal­nut and wat­tle­seed ex­fo­liant, hair treat­ment and hy­drat­ing fa­cial cleanse then masque.

8 Emer­gin-c Ra­dian-c Fa­cial TRY IT AT: HARBOUR DAY SPA, RABY BAY, QUEENSLAND; HARBOURDAYSPA. COM.AU; $190 (75 MINS)

If you hadn’t guessed from the rad­i­cal ty­pog­ra­phy, this Ny-based brand is all about the skin-clear­ing, mois­ture-boost­ing, ra­di­ance-en­hanc­ing power of vi­ta­min C in a fa­cial that goes beyond just a feel­good ex­er­cise.

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