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.