Let’s be honest, “man” and “spa” are not two words that are typically used together, as many males have this stigma that the ladies are the only ones who frequent the spa. This generalization could not be further from the truth! Indulging in relaxation and rejuvenation is not just for females, especially at Travaasa. With a variety of male spa treatments available and even a unique male-inspired treatment room The Western Sky at Travaasa Austin, there is something for everyone to enjoy while basking in the stillness of the Texas Hill Country or soaking up the sun in Hana.

For a fantastic spa experience from start to finish, men are advised to try a few of these tips to fully absorb the benefits of visiting this uninterrupted oasis.

First, leave your reservations at the door. Just let go. Don’t worry about the generalizations you may have latched onto regarding men visiting the spa. Men get massages, and they, just like women, love every minute of it. Often times men benefit from spa treatments even more than women do, as men hold a great deal of stress in their physical bodies and this tension needs to be released or it will just continue to build and work against your overall health.

Second, make sure you a) schedule an appointment in advance; and b) allow time before and after your spa treatment to let the effects of your treatment sink in. Before your treatment, arrive to the spa early. You’ll have to fill out a little paperwork, but you’ll also want to relax in the hot tub or sauna before spending a few moments in the relaxation room. After your treatment, spend a few minutes in the lounge or by the pool in Austin or Hana and drink a glass of water or two (this will help flush the toxins from your body that were released during your treatment). You will retain more of the benefits by allowing your body to adjust and settle after your spa experience, rather than rushing back into your stressful daily responsibilities.

Third, communicate with your therapist. No one knows your body better than you do, so don’t be afraid to speak up and let them know what’s bothering you. Being honest and open with your therapist is the best way to fully benefit from a spa treatment. That way, they can focus on your problem areas to make sure you are getting the most out of your time at the spa.

Finally, don’t be a stranger! Frequent trips to the spa will only benefit your overall health. From massages to facials, relaxing and rejuvenating is the best way to relieve stress and keep your mind and body in top shape for a longer, happier life.

If you plan on visiting Austin or Hana, don’t forget to check out the Men’s Spa Guide for a full list of available treatments designed with men in mind.