Spa Etiquette

Men’s Spa Guide

Is It Your First Time?

A first time spa experience can be daunting, especially for men. Many men see spas as unnecessary pampering or indulgence, or something that’s just for the ladies. If only they knew just how relaxing, fun and totally unintimidating a trip to BodyScape can be! We are gender-neutral and cater equally to both men and women.


BodyScape’s handy Spa Etiquette Guide for Men – demystify the whole spa experience. Massages, grooming, facials for men and more. Take a spa day, spa break or treatment without any worries.


1 . Arrive Early
Arrive 20 minutes before your treatment, so you have time to settle in and relax. There’s nothing worse than rushing to the spa and feeling stressed before your treatment begins. BodyScape boast a pleasant relaxation/waiting area with refreshments waiting for you.

2 . Shower Before Your Spa Treatment
It’s always nice to feel so fresh and so clean – and your therapist will appreciate it, too. BodyScape has shower facilities, so arrive early. Before you get in, make sure you have a robe in the correct size: men over 6’ feet tall may find the robes a bit short!

3 . Ask Questions
Many therapists report that men are hesitant to ask questions, whether they’re concerned about a particular element of their treatment or simply want after-care advice. Your BodyScape therapist is there to help – remember, there are no stupid questions.

4 . Turn Your Phone Off
Spas are all about relaxation, so your mobile phone has no place at BodyScape. This is your chance to escape for a short time (think of it as a nano-holiday), so make the most of it and ditch the phone.


1 . Feel Guilty For “Spoiling” Yourself
Don’t fall into the trap of perceiving the spa as an unnecessary luxury. Regular massage does wonders for aches and pains and the relaxation of a spa day soothes the nervous system. Having a body free of pain and mind free of stress are necessary to living a healthy life.

2 . Worry About a Jealous Partner
Your other half might get uppity at the thought of your body being rubbed by a massage therapist, but assure them there is nothing to worry about. has plenty of resources on the health benefits of massage and spa – share these healthy reasons to visit the spa with your partner.

3 . Be Self Conscious
Your BodyScape therapist sees semi-nude bodies on a daily basis, and they’ve likely seen worse things than your hairy back or beer gut. You’re at the spa to relax – so don’t let body image ruin your visit.

4 . Worry About Getting “Excited”
Many men express fear that they will get excited during a massage – this is a normal concern. If it happens, you can ask your therapist to pause the treatment. If you’re really worried, ask for a back massage only.

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