MF picks the best spa treatments in London
Nowadays, more spa treatments are designed specifically for men. We pick the best London has to offer.
Problem: Unruly hair
Solution: Traditional wet shave and haircut
Where: Pall Mall Barbers, WC2H 7EP
How much: £64
For the ultimate in masculine grooming nothing beats a wet shave. This package from one of the oldest barbers in London starts with a traditional cutthroat razor shave, complete with hot towels and bespoke pre- and post-shave skin treatments using cosmetics specially prepared to suit your skin type. This is followed by a deep scalp massage, haircut and finish.
Problem: Aching muscles
Solution: Deep-tissue massage
Where: The Refinery, W1K 5DU
How much: £85 (1hr)
Achy, knotted muscles can be a recurring source of irritation for anyone who trains regularly. The Refinery offers an invigorating yet soothing deep-tissue treatment designed to release muscle tension and smooth out knots. It promotes oxygen and blood circulation to the deep tissues, which helps to keep muscles supple before, during and after exercise. At £85 an hour this isn’t a cheap massage, but the opulent gentleman’s club atmosphere of The Refinery makes it worthwhile for those who can afford it.
Problem: Dry hands and feet
Solution: Manicure and pedicure
Where: Gentlemen’s Tonic, W1W 7RQ
How much: £56
Pedicures and manicures offer the most effective means of stopping your hands and feet looking tramp-like. Specialist male spa Gentlemen’s Tonic offers a combined treatment specifically tailored to male needs. Feet get the most attention, with a paraffin wax treatment used to moisturise as deeply as possible by penetrating the skin. Toenails and fingernails are cleaned and shaped, with any surrounding dry or dead skin removed. Finally, both hands and feet are massaged using peppermint and tea tree oils.
Problem: Tired-looking face
Solution: Nickel morning-after rescue facial
Where: Nickel For Men, WC2H 9AP
How much: £40
Late nights take a toll on the appearance of your face. This facial delivers a shock to the system, returning dull, dry skin to its former glory. It consists of a gentle massage, followed by exfoliation using products picked for your skin type. Afterwards, a facemask is applied, followed by moisturiser and a revitalising morning-after rescue gel.
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