Spending a day at the spa can make you feel like royalty, much like cleaning out your earwax with a tiny silver spoon. Rule with a soft, well-moisturized fist with this Groupon.
C$84 for a Men’s Spa Package (C$169 Value)
- 30-minute body scrub, which exfoliates dry, rough skin in the spa’s hydro room
- 30-minute express facial, which deep-cleanses pores and moisturizes skin
- Exfoliation body towel and choice of one full-sized shaving cream, post-shave balm, shave oil, or preshave cleanser
Bodé Spa for Men does not provide insurance receipts for this deal.
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 in 2012. 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.
17 Marlborough Ave.
Ottawa, ON K1N 8E6