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Finding the time to spend on yourself can seem unthinkable for both women and men. Nevertheless, everyone warrants some time to spoil him- or herself, by being indulged. Spas are the finest way to escape from it all, what is more, reviving your body.  More and more men are accepting the importance of feeling and looking good. Increasingly, men see spas less as a pampering tool, and more as a health requirement.  Although we are so often quick to accept a spa day as women’s activity, this is not at all the case. Menfolk have utilised spas for many years, even for centuries, what is more, for the same reasons as women − to feel and look great.

Menfolk have Continuously Visited Spas

Both women and men have been going to spas for ages —the concept is unquestionably nothing novel. Spa treatments are one of the oldest practices known to mankind. From the ancient Romans to the Byzantines, humankind has cherished spas for their quality of affording well-being to regular users.

The concept that spas are only for women is a relativity contemporary idea. This idea is beginning to change, with menfolk of different ages booking spa treatments, and placing importance on their appearance.

What Spa Treatments are there for Men?

The spa treatments for men are very similar to those offered to women. The treatments are, however, planned with various types of men in mind. The treatments are intended to pamper you from head to toe. From manicures to facials to a full body massage with hot stones, spas are there to bring you relaxation and comfort, and to help you to feel and look your best. Naturally, the spa treatments you select are completely up to you.

Some Popular Treatments for Men

For those working long hours, and looking a bit tired, a facial is guaranteed to re-energise your skin. Not only will the facial help you to relax, it will hydrate your skin, and help to amplify cell regeneration. The result will be a fresher and younger-feeling you.  Another popular treatment is both manicures and pedicures for men. No businessman can afford to sport dirty, broken, or bitten fingernails. Bad grooming will suggest that you are not scrupulous, which could translate to your business dealings. Impressions count with clients. It is a simple matter to book a manicure. This can easily be fitted in even by the busiest of executive.

Don’t forget about your feet. Not only can a pedicure enhance your appearance, it can be extremely relaxing. The therapist will buff your nails, and exfoliate dead skin from your feet, while giving you a professional massage that will assist with blood circulation. Trust us, once you have had one pedicure, you will come back for more – it’s one of the most relaxing massage therapies available.

When is the Best Time for Men to Visit the Spa?

The simple answer is – it depends on the type of treatment you are seeking. A package booking will mean a full day at the spa, for you to benefit by the spa package. A half-day package is also available, as is even a night-spa package. However, if you seek a single treatment, it is essential to pre-book. You will not then have to wait − when you walk in, all will be prepared for you.

Therefore, Men, why are You Delaying?

As you are now aware of what to expect from your spa visit, why don’t you book your spa experience? We offer an array of spa treatments and packages just for you. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and retreat to one of our spas. Look good − feel even better.

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It’s tough being home-bound. The onslaught of COVID-19 has all of us concerned about the developments, locally and globally, more so, what will happen in the near future. As for those working remotely from home, your set-up might not be as ergonomically suitable as your set-up at the office. You are not following your normal routine, and for some, your gym will have closed for the time being. What can you do to maintain your well-being during this challenging time?

Adapt to a New Rhythm

Our day-to-day habits may seem a bit unlike our normal habits, but that doesn’t imply that we should let go of our daily structure. There are indeed some benefits to value: not having to travel to work, therefore allowing you some extra shut-eye before having to get up. This means that you can start the day a bit more relaxed and feel more refreshed. Still − a warning − don’t let this benefit disrupt your internal clock too much. Stay within your reasonable hours of retiring to bed and waking up the next morning. Take any extra time to prepare a healthy breakfast or a delicious smoothie. You could also take a few minutes to break out your yoga mat and stretch, in preparation for the day.

Remain Active

Your gym might have closed, and you aren’t allowed to leave home, but there is a wealth of free online resources you could explore, from yoga to other more vigorous exercises you can do from your living room. The point is that physical activity is important, especially if you are sitting in front of your computer for long hours. Stand up and stretch. Or lie on the floor and push your shoulders back towards the floor just to prevent a hunched posture – but also, allowing you to centre yourself.

Keep in Touch – Telephonically

Switch the television off for a bit and reach out to family and friends, just giving them a call. As much as you might be feeling a bit alone and fearful about what is going on, so too, they might feel this way. They are very likely to appreciate your call as much as you do the calls of others to you.

Find a Distraction to Lessen the Tension

Don’t forget about little pleasures, such as a long soak in the tub with bubble bath, some relaxing music, that book you have always wanted to read, but have never had the time to get to, or streaming a series. Whatever you select to do, remain productive and enjoy every minute.

Eat Healthily

Being cooped up could lead you to graze or indulge in unhealthy snacks. Instead, opt for nutritious foods, and remember to drink enough water to stay hydrated. If you keep snacking on unhealthy foods, you will become mentally tired, and your chances of progressing into depression will increase. Rather stick to a healthy diet, and treat yourself to the occasional snack. You will feel so much better, being better able to deal with the stress of isolation.

Missing your massage treatments?

Our spas might be closed, but don’t worry − as soon as the lockdown restrictions are lifted, we will be waiting to allow you to enjoy a pamper again. While you wait, make sure that you stretch regularly. Don’t sit for too long − rather get up now and then. If you have bought any of our body and bath products, you should use these now. Our products were designed to offer you a spa feeling at home. Otherwise, you can start to call us for future bookings. More of all, remember − we are in this together, and soon we’ll be out of this together!

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Do you like to have your scalp massaged? Ever thought about the benefits of this type of massage therapy? There is far more to a head massage than simply combating strain and anxiety. This is an Ayurvedic form of relaxation. As well as healing and relaxing, a head massage helps to enhance the energy flow by massaging the head, shoulders, and neck. But here is why you should get more head massages.

Massage helps to slows down the heart rate and reduce blood pressure: high blood pressure is called the silent killer, since there are no symptoms. Women are also subject to high blood pressure. Massage is a natural method of tackling high blood pressure problems: there are no adverse side effects. Head massage, according to research studies, can minimise unstable blood pressure in addition to reducing stress-hormone levels, decreasing the likelihood of kidney failure or heart attacks.
Massage also helps to enhance blood circulation: sluggish blood flow can lead to fatigue and aches. While this may well be owing to poor blood circulation, head massage, using pressure point techniques, can speed up blood flow from the blocked areas, encouraging fresh blood to the area. With regular circulation, oxygen-rich blood can restore damaged and tense muscles. Massage helps to flush out lactic acid and enhance the movement of lymph fluid, removing waste from muscles and internal organs. All in all, head massages help you to lead a healthier life.

A professional massage helps to increase circulation to the scalp: a head, neck, and shoulder massage not only augments blood circulation, it promotes healthy hair growth. Massage stimulates blood vessels of the scalp, bringing oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles. When a head massage is combined with the right oils, it can provide a treatment for dandruff. Using appropriate essential oils can help to speed up hair growth, fostering shiny, thick, and healthy-looking hair.

Massage is known to relieve headaches: a head, neck, and shoulder massage can alleviate tension headaches, reducing symptoms of migraine headaches in most people. It is normal to have tension in the neck, head, and upper back. However, massaging the relevant muscles, and ironing out the knots by putting pressure on these areas, stimulates both blood flow and cerebral fluid.

Massage is associated with better sleep: many sufferers from insomnia can benefit from having a head, neck, and shoulder massage. Hurtling along in our modern lives, many of us simply accept insomnia as part of life’s busyness. It is well known that insomnia can lead to health issues. A good head massage induces relaxation, allowing one to fall asleep and remain asleep.

To conclude: A head, neck, and shoulder massage can help with more than improved blood circulation, thicker and faster hair growth, fewer tension headaches, and improved lymphatic drainage: it affords a renewed feeling of well-being. A head massage is a means of attaining contentment and general well-being.

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Rejuvenate your skin using one of the best treatments, namely the Korean scrub. This treatment is much more effective than a salt scrub or the regular body scrubs. This is the ultimate full-body exfoliating treatment that has been around for centuries.

Before this process you must rinse off in the shower, but not use soap. A steam room may also be used. However, for a traditional Korean scrub, the client is prepared by soaking in warm to hot water. Ten to fifteen minutes is a minimum, however longer is better. The hot water allows the skin to soften and prepares it for the scrubbing, otherwise known as seshin. The process involves being rubbed with a special mitt. This mitt, normally colourful, has a sandpaper-like texture that removes dead skin and embedded grime. Other benefits of this exfoliating scrub are detoxifying the skin to leave it cleaner and healthier, enhancing blood circulation, and moisturising the skin. The scrubbing allows easier absorption of skin moisturisers into the skin. It can improve self-tanning, by removing the dead skin, exposing a more natural-looking tan, and making one look more youthful.

Treatments are not limited to women: men can also enjoy the benefits of a more youthful skin, upper layers of skin being exfoliated. For after the treatment, a good body butter suited to one’s skin will nourish and extend the benefits of this treatment. Choose between Mangwanani’s four body butter products (the African Wild Rose, African Milk and Honey, African Orange Blossom, or Grapefruit and Fennel), all rich cream-based products that contain oils that hydrates the skin and offers it long-lasting softness. See details about Mangwanani product please visit the website or visit your nearest Mangwanani branch.

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A massage can be a powerful tool assisting you to take control of your health and well-being. It is true that a massage can help you relax, but there are six reasons for booking your appointment.

First, a massage is commonly seen as part of complementary but also integrative medicine. It’s more and more being offered along with normal treatments for a range of medical situations and conditions. Second, research studies have indicated that, among other benefits, massage provides authentic treatment for reducing stress, and pain, in addition to muscle tension. Although more clinical studies are required to confirm the benefits of massage, some research has indicated that massage could promote these six benefits:

1) Eases muscle pain – massage increases blood circulation.
2) Assists with depression and anxiety – conducted by a trained professional, human touch can be extremely relaxing and therapeutic. Thus, massage can help to decrease depression, enhancing the mood.
3) Helps to relieve headaches – massage decreases the severity as well as frequency of tension headaches.
4) Helps to improve sleep – massage encourages peaceful rest and relaxation. Massage also assists infants to sleep more, be less stressed, and therefore to cry less.
5) Assists in boosting the immune system – massage could boost white blood-cell count, which helps the body to defend itself from disease.
6) Counteracts postural stress – sitting for long periods at your desk is not good for your back, and can lead to lower-back pain. Tension may also build up in the neck and shoulders. However, massage can counteract the problems caused by prolonged sitting. This means regular massaging can help office workers be more productive, reducing sick days.

There is more to massage than a feel-good way of pampering yourself. Rather, massage could be a powerful tool to assist you in taking control of your well-being and your health.

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