Mind and body operate in tandem, which is why stress causes headaches and slamming your hand in the door makes you forget math. Restore your faculties with today’s Groupon to Bodé Spa for Men. Choose from the following options:
- For $89, you get a spa package (a $210 value), which includes:
- One-hour hydrotherapy massage
- One-hour tune-up facial.
- For $55, you get a one-hour hydrotherapy massage (a $120 value).
- For $45, you get a one-hour tune-up facial (a $90 value).<p>
Bodé Spa for Men’s adept owner Daniel Francoeur and staff oust lingering stress from clients with a series of masculine spa services. During the one-hour hydrotherapy massage, clients recline on cushioned tables in a specialized hydro room while surrounded by soft lighting and exposed stone walls. Registered massage practitioners gently batter muscles with measured strokes, kneading, and percussion while bodies lounge in warm water for a sensation similar to napping on a pool noodle. Skin technicians cleanse and exfoliate epidermises during the tune-up facial. Following a moisture infusion, practitioners also gently loosen muscles and thinking caps screwed on too tight with a light massage to prevent tension.
Clients wait for treatment on plush grey couches, near a roaring fireplace afloat in an ocean of hardwood floors. Low lighting from hanging lamps and candles casts a glow onto modern and antique furnishings, topped with vintage accents such as clocks, lamps, and a guy who thinks Shakespeare is a great contemporary playwright. Clients can also peruse the lobby’s wooden shelves lined with rows of spa products tailored to men.
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.