There was a time when men going to the spa was considered a gay activity, so I can understand where the man’s man would want to argue the validity of him laying in a chair with someone rubbing his feet. However, lately, there has been an influx of men who go to the spa to the point that they now make up about a third of the spa population. The places to go are no longer catered to women where the man feels out of place, but they have gender neutral atmospheres and special treatments just for him.
As a woman with soft skin, being touched by a man with callused hands definitely does not feel as good as it should. I love a hard worker just as much as the next woman, but hard workers can take care of their hands just like the next man. The manicure is simply a treatment for your skin and exfoliation of dead skin off your hands with professional products that work way better than the rock salt you have sitting on your bathroom counter. THEY WILL NOT PAINT YOUR NAILS!!! I repeat – they will NOT paint your nails. So next time you notice your rough palms after a week of hitting the gym without gloves, treat yourself to 30 minutes of a manicure. Your hands will be left looking and feeling so good to her she won’t want you to stop touching her.
If you are an athletic man, you will benefit from the sports massage. It is way different than the general pressure rubbing by a masseuse. A sports massage is catered to you and your sport of choice – golfers get the focus on the shoulders and back, runners have focus on legs, and so on. Athletes can always use a deep tissue massage to increase flexibility and addressing repetitive motion problems. Again, spas are more aware of their male population these days, so have no fear as there are more manly choices other than the lavender or flower scented oils.
Just because you are a man does not mean that your skin can look any kind of way. A smooth texture with little or no blemishes is always more desirable than a razor bump infested man. Put down your shaving cream and take your ass to the spa for a facial. They will first do a skin screening to determine your skin type and needs, then will perform a series of services that will leave your skin feeling better than it has in your whole life. Top it off with a perfect shave and you will be feeling as if you are the best looking dude alive.
Telling a man that he needs to be a bit more manicured may sound as an insult at first, but trust me guys – the ladies will love you for it. Understand that being a well manicured man does not mean that you have to go get your “nails done” every two weeks with your girl. It means that you care about your skin, your appearance, and the way you are perceived by that special someone in your life. If it helps you can think about it as if it’s a glorified barber shop experience where the man talk is replaced with man magazines and newspapers and women who cater to your every need.See some words or phrases that you don't understand? Check out The Dragon's Lexicon.