5 of the best men's 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: Cowshed, Shoreditch House How much: £90 (1hr)
Achy, knotted muscles can be a recurring source of irritation for anyone who trains regularly. Cowshed 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 £90 an hour this isn’t a cheap massage, but the opulent gentleman’s club atmosphere of their Shoreditch House location makes it worthwhile for those who can afford it.
Problem: Specific areas of pain Solution: Bespoke massage Where: The Organic Pharmacy, W1F 7HU How much: £70 (1 hr)
Offering massages that are specifically tailored to your needs, The Organic Pharmacy is a great place to go if you need a specific, troublesome area of your body worked on. Discuss your ailments with the massage therapist and they'll use their expert knowledge to bring about a deep relief from any aches and pains that you're experiencing.
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.
Problem: Trouble relaxing / stressed out Solution: Full body experience for men Where: Ushvani, SW3 2RJ How much: £180 (90mins)
Don't let the price put you off. This is a full-blown treat. Perfect if you're having trouble relaxing or if you feel like you need a full on revjunation. Comprising of a back and arm scrub, nourishing and hydrating mask and a Balinese massage on your legs and feet to relieve tension and stress, this is the daddy of male pampering treatments. 90 minutes might sound like an age, but when you're this relaxed it'll go by far quicker than you'd like it to.