TREAT YOURSELF. As America’s number one sales trainer Tom Hopkins once said, “You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money into training, grooming and encouraging your greatest asset.”
Hopkins knows that good looks sell, and there’s no shame in getting pampered once in a while.
For times when self-grooming won’t cut it, try these treatments for men from some of the best spas Jakarta and Bali have to offer.
Harnn Heritage Spa
When you’re pulling an all-nighter, be it at work or at the bar, exhaustion can—and will—catch up to you in the morning.
The Hangover Baby treatment, courtesy of Thai-originated Harnn Heritage Spa, will help you recover from even the most epic bender.
It starts with a warm foot bath followed by a back and scalp massage. a facial (using Thann Detoxifying Clay Mask) with a face acupressure massage completing the whole treatment. (Plaza Senayan Arcadia, Jakarta; 62-21/5790-1056)
The Bimasena Spa
The Gentleman’s Facial
With a name taken from an icon of masculinity (Bima is a mythological warrior in the Mahabarata), it’s only fitting that the Bimasena Spa has a number of great services for men.
The Gentleman’s Facial, for one, is dedicated to solve the skin problems men are most likely to have – irritation from shaving and sun exposure.
The treatment includes light extractions, exfoliation and facial massage, as well as a hand and shoulder massage. (Jl. Dharmawangsa Raya No. 23, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta; 62-21/725-8668)
InterContinental Bali Resort
Men’s Caviar Ritual
This treatment from Spa Uluwatu, InterContinental Bali Resort’s resident spa, is exactly what it sounds like — caviar is indeed the main ingredient.
The luxury food has been proven to be just as beneficial for facial skin as it is savory to the tongue. Along with a plant extract named Escutox, caviar is able to rejuvenate skin and even promote anti-aging.
Specially formulated for men, the treatment also includes a hand and scalp massage. (Jl. Uluwatu 45, Jimbaran, Bali; 62-361/701-888)
W Retreat & Spa Bali
I Love You, Man
This treatment package, from AWAY Spa in W Retreat & Spa Bali, might be the most epically manly spa experience a guy could have.
The six and a half hour package start with a silat-inspired Warrior Exercise. “Top Performance” therapy (including skin exfoliation, anti-aging and vitality booster) follows, as well as a “Hunks Pedi” and “Perfect Coif” (hair- and scalp-care).
It’s concluded, in manly fashion, with a whisky on the rocks. (Jl. Petitenget, Seminyak, Bali; 62-361/473-8106)
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