Man-scape

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In the past few years Women Em­pow­er­ment has come to the fore­front in the me­dia. From the news, to tele­vi­sion shows and even block­buster hits, a main fo­cus has been women. Just a few days ago I was re­minded that men have their own month, with July be­ing “Men’s Month”, an ini­tia­tive that was launched in 2011 in South Africa.

The im­pe­tus is to rec­og­nize men as crit­i­cal part­ners and role play­ers in ad­vo­cat­ing gen­der equal­ity. I was tasked with hav­ing a fa­cial treat­ment at Camelot Spa Pearls Mall (if she can do it so can I).

Wel­comed by the pleas­ant faces at re­cep­tion I changed, and set­tled in the re­lax­ation room. Pretty ner­vous, I headed to the re­lax­ation room and seated my­self amongst the ladies await­ing their treat­ments, be­ing the only guy there brought me some ap­pre­cia­tive glances. Soon, Gugu, my ther­a­pist lead me to the ther­apy room. I hopped on the wrong end of the bed, hav­ing never been to a spa be­fore. Gugu hap­pily cor­rected me and soon I was set­tled un­der warm tow­els and blan­ket.

I was ques­tioned on what prod­ucts I use and where I go for other treat­ments. A deep cleanse was used fol­lowed by the ex­fo­li­at­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, end­ing the process off with mi­nor ex­trac­tions of any tox­ins that lin­gered. An Argi­nine Face Mask was the fi­nal process on the face be­fore the neck, shoul­der and feet mas­sage. Ul­ti­mately I was rec­om­mended to get a face wash that had ex­fo­li­at­ing beads and a mois­tur­izer which con­tained a sun-block as I of­ten drive in harsh sun­light.

As the or­ganic breeze of the ocean was heard in the room, a sense of tran­quil­ity hov­ered over my body, re­leas­ing the ten­sion I had built up over the week. The ther­a­pists and staff at Camelot Spa Pearls Mall re­as­sured me that men come in here all the time. I suit up into my ca­su­als, thank the ladies for their as­sis­tance and ser­vices and step out feel­ing brand new.

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