What You'll Get
After a long day of besieging steppe settlements, the Mongol hordes liked to kick back with a vigorous massage, a copy of the Daily Khan, and a nice warm glass of fermented yak's milk. Conquer your own serenity with today’s Groupon to Bodé Spa for Men, located in Sandy Hill. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get $55 worth of spa services.
- For $60, you get a Bodé spa package that includes a half-hour body scrub, plus a one-hour massage with a registered massage therapist (a $145 value).
Bodé Spa for Men grooms and chisels the burlier gender with masculine spa services. During a half-hour body scrub ($50), mineral salts culled from the Dead Sea are gently swathed over skin to refine and polish dermal surfaces and season rogue popcorn left on clients' persons. Registered massage therapists balance soft, relaxing strokes with healing therapy during any of Bodé's one-hour massages ($95). Manscaping, a process that requires all men to wear a cape through treatment, slickly expands Bodé's lexicon of services with waxing rituals in an array of areas, including guybrows ($20), back (up to $60), chest (up to $60), and armpits (up to $35). Deepen smouldering gazes with a 30-minute lash tint ($25) or restore hydration to overly chapped lips with a 30-minute intensive lip service ($30). Bodé's cool and robust atmosphere serves as ideal scenery for collecting oneself or rereading a seventh-grade diary.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 9, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for service purchased. By appointment only. Not valid for laser hair treatments. Must use in 1 visit. No cash value. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Bodé Spa for Men
As a massage therapist, waxing technician, and aesthetician, Daniel Francoeur knows a lot about skincare. But it wasn't until his male clientele grew substantially at his previous spa that he took notice of the demographic’s lack of aesthetic products, let alone services geared toward it. It was with this epiphany that Daniel went on to establish the first Bodé Spa for Men in Ottawa, followed by a med spa–focused location in Toronto. Since then both spaces have gained praise from a host of media outlets, including Toro Magazine, Spa Life Magazine Escapes, and CTV Morning Live Ottawa, where Daniel explain why male-centric services are necessary. "We produce about 30 to 40 per cent more oil than women do, so we have a lot more issues when it comes to things like [acne],” he said. “We have to be careful even with waxing and manscaping, how our bodies react afterwards."
The only thing gritty and rough at Bodé's Ottawa location are the unfinished concrete walls that wrap around the spacious spa. This coarse, earthy element, complemented by a robust fireplace and metal accents, gives the space a refined yet manly feel as highly trained technicians pamper gentlemen inside private treatment rooms. The hydro room—described by clients as a "rainforest grotto"—fosters relaxation as a registered massage therapist or massage practitioner eases tension and knots from bodies with a custom massage. Masculine tranquility is also found in a tailored foot and hand fixes, full-body hair removal using waxing and sugaring, and specialized skincare treatments, which offer exfoliation via chemical peels.