Krysta Anderson, Gleaner Writer
Hard work reaps success, and for many, they work assiduously to provide for themselves and their families. The idea of unwinding by paying a visit to the spa for a massage or getting nails done are usually expected from women, but what about men? For this week's men's edition, the Flair spoke with four fortunate men who became 'Adam' for a day and indulged in spa services offered by Adam and Eve Spa last Thursday.
The services offered for the day were a regular massage, a facial, a manicure and pedicure and a rain forest massage.
Andrew Anguin, assistant brand manager of Red Stripe, experienced a deep tissue massage from massage therapist Evette Baugh. Lasting normally an hour, Anguin described the massage as "heavenly, and absolutely amazing." Although not his first time getting a massage, he noted that it was extremely important that men take the time to pamper themselves. "It's our way to keep energised and keep on top of our game. We have to take care of ourselves," revealed Anguin.
Aldaine Blagrove of LIME received a gentleman's facial from spa therapist Nateisha Brodber, which incorporated a steaming as well as a masking process. While not his first time, he tells us "it's very good, I really enjoyed it. A facial is important because your face is what you use to sell yourself, so its good to always keep your face in check."
Benjamin Simms, sponsorship executive at Digicel, revealed that it was the first in a long time doing a manicure and pedicure, and that he hopes to do so more frequently. He pointed out that while men should watch the types of treatment that they get and be sure to not cross the borderline, they are actually those out there who want to have that clean cut look, that includes clean nails. That, and also the fact that it is also very relaxing.
Normally, people drink coffee as a way to loosen up. However, Simms was privileged to have a coffee scrub pedicure which exfoliates and is naturally awakening while he also received a classic manicure of cleaning up and shaping the nails.
Keri-ann Williams and Tanika DeLeon, his nail technicians asserted that it is always good to look well groomed. They further added that the process is relaxing, as the massage helps with circulation and rejuvenation, reducing stress and kick-starting the day.
Attorney-at-Law Alando Terrelonge received the ultimate indulgence: a rainforest massage. The rainforest treatment takes you on a journey from start to finish. This massage, exclusive to Adam and Eve Day Spa, includes an exfoliating scrub in the rainforest room. The use of cascading water is explored to give a true rain forest experience, then a hot stone massage is later executed by spa therapist Drusilla Maitland.
Describing the experience as "epic", Terrelonge noted that he only treats himself to massages when he is on vacation, "Whenever I travel I do it, I get to relax on a vacation, but this is my first time doing it out here," he stated.
He highlighted too that as a man, treating yourself is vital, "You should treat yourself, especially if you work hard, you must take care of your body. It is also good for healthy benefits too, in providing proper blood circulation and discovering your chi centre."
Pampering seems to be a big hit among men and the fantastic four converged in the lobby, sipping on their complimentary glass of Bailey's, while basking in the ambience of rest and relaxation.
The idea of unwinding by paying a visit to the spa for a massage or getting nails done are usually expected from women, but what about men?