I’ve been a firm believer in spa days for the past few years. It basically started when I spent my first weekend at the Grand Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Up until then I thought spa days were too indulgent for me. I would do my clay masks, my hair masks, etc at home but once I experienced skin care and haircare at a spa, I wanted to find a way to make that happen more often. Once I started to read about it, I began to realize there were health benefits to having a little pampering. One thing is for sure, it helps you to relax, unwind, and helps with anxiety.
Luckily, I found a place in Manhattan that I have been going to for the past few years now too. Hush Manhattan Spa for Men offers even more services than I expected. Massages, Anti-aging facials, Waxing, Sugaring (love this for hair removal), Eyebrow and Eyelash tinting (one of my favorite things to do), Spray Tans, Massages, and Body Wraps. They even offer packages! Everyone on the staff is experienced, knowledgeable, and welcoming.
Because of my schedule, I usually go on the weekends to see one of my favorites, Louis Brantley (who is also one of my secret weapons when I have events or travel and need to look a little next level). I’m sure I’ve bragged about his massages in the past. I love how relaxed I can feel and how good the energy is, always. Louis has also an aesthetician now too. His facials must be experienced and his eye treatment is a particular favorite of mine. Even though he explains what he does, and I ask lots of questions because it fascinates me, I am still pretty sure he uses some secret ingredients he isn’t telling me about because my eyes are always refreshed and looking rested no matter how tired I am or how bad I have been about sleep.
Whenever I know I’ll be at an event where there will be lots of pictures, I make sure to pop in and have him give me an eyelash and eyebrow tinting. It just helps to make your eyes pop to have the color done a little because being in the sun can lighten my brows and lashes naturally but that can make them looked washed out in pictures. (I’m just giving away ALL my secrets now).
I really do believe a good massage is beneficial for more than just physical reasons. For that time, you can let your troubles melt away, and ease your anxiety. Plus, with trying to stay in some sort of shape, the gym can take its toll on our muscles and they need a little break from time to time. I do go for acupuncture treatments but nothing can get as deep into sore muscles and knots as a good massage from someone who knows what they are doing.
I take care of my skin regularly and I think pretty well but after a facial, my skin is always glowing, feels different, and looks more plump. Again, I am positive Louis uses some secret magic ingredient other than the ones I see! He also uses some light therapy that truly works wonders!
So guys, if you are in Manhattan or plan on visiting NYC, be sure to book and appointment at Hush Manhattan Spa for Men and ask for Louis.
Hush also has a location in Fort Lauderdale if you are visiting there or if you live there. So check them out!!