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.
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.