It’s official: spas aren’t just for the girls anymore. A rise in male travellers is being seen in the wellness world, and with such great retreats and programmes on offer it’s not hard to see why. From fully personalised medical checks to intensive fitness breaks, and dedicated men’s weeks at some of the world’s top spas – this is definitely a travel trend to watch.
Here are some of the best spa offerings for the men looking to delve further into the world of wellness.
This is the ultimate, no-nonsense medical spa. State of the art facilities and all the white coats you could ask for await you here, along with programmes specifically developed for men. Ease yourself in with the three-night Basic Urology Check Up, which starts with a detailed discussion of your medical history with one of the doctors. A slew of testing will follow – everything from urine flow to ultrasounds are examined. You’ll leave armed with a personalised health file, ready to take on the world again safe in the knowledge of your good health. A longer, four-night diagnostic programme is also available, involving more extensive testing.
A sleek, minimalist and incredibly modern spa – SHA Wellness Clinic is the birthplace of the macrobiotic diet, and has some of the most technologically advanced facilities out there. Their 7 day Fitness Programme is great for men, and is completely tailored to the individual. Following an introductory evaluation, and testing, an exercise programme will be developed with your personal trainer – but don’t worry, there are 5 ozone therapy sessions to break up the classes, along with cryotherapy and electrostimulation. For an even more techy experience why not add on their brand new Cognitive Development Programme, which evaluates physiological and cognitive abilities – essentially spa for the brain.
The Grande Dame of destination spas, Chiva-Som moves away from the hard-core medical towards a more relaxed spa experience. That doesn’t however make it any less serious. The Fitness Retreat is a 7, 10 or 14 night results-driven programme developed to tackle issues with weight and fitness. A health and wellness consultation sets you up for your stay, and daily personal training and various treatments will leave you feeling like a brand new person. Nutrition is also addressed, with a prescribed Spa Cuisine diet that is nutritious and delicious. If you’re feeling particularly energetic, there are a further 8 complimentary fitness and leisure activities per day to take part in.
Contact our wellness consultants for more information on the above programmes.