Finding it hard to think of a gift for yourself or the men in your life that they’ll appreciate? The word spa usually makes me think about a group of ladies sipping on bubbly in bath robes getting manicures. But the pampering treatments at a spa no longer have to be exclusively for the ladies of the world anymore. Insert Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie Paris, located in Shangri-La Hotel Toronto and you’ve got a beautiful spa that caters to both women AND men perfectly. Come and read about my experience with the Men’s Vinothérapie® Facial and why the men in your life have to try it for themselves.
I’m sure most of you out there have a busy schedule and don’t always have hours on end to spend at the spa. One of the best part about the Men’s Vinothérapie® Facial experience I tried recently was that it’s an hour long and fits perfectly into my busy day. Be it on a Friday afternoon on a long week, or to be enjoyed on your lunch break from the office, I am still left smiling from the experience.
Immediately when you arrive to the 5th floor, you are greeted by dark wood and a sense of relaxation. The spa itself is “architecturally inspired with historical and cultural influences from Paris, Marrakech and Istanbul. Be transported to another world without having to leave the city.” Ornate wood carvings, dim lighting and that signature scent fills the air. If you don’t immediately feel relaxed, then it means you REALLY need to visit the spa more often.
Upon checking in, you are escorted to the change room when you undress and adorn a soft robe and spa slippers. Greeted by the beautiful Tina, I was brought to one of the spa’s signature treatment rooms. What does the facial entail you ask?
“This is our Caudalie Grand Facial specially customized for men’s skin. It relaxes your features, restores your radiant complexion, regulates moisture levels through a long relaxing massage, accelerates cellular renewal and improves your skin’s texture.”
For those of you who are curious what Vinothérapie means (I know I was)… “The concept of vinotherapy was created by Mathilde Cathiard-Thomas and her husband Bertrand Thomas. The couple learned about the powerful impact of grape seeds, skins and stems on skin from a professor at Pharmacy Faculty of Bordeaux.”
But let’s get back to the experience…
The facial treatment, as mentioned, lasts 60 minutes. But don’t think it’s just a mask. You are treated to hand, feet and scalp massages. Several cleansing Caudalie products are used to soothe and invigorate the skin and left me feeling more relaxed then I have in a very long time. I attempted to take a selfie for you all while enjoying the facial… the following photo isn’t my best work, but I was in a state of bliss and it was the best I could do. I’m quite literally planning out how I can move into the spa after the amazing experience.
One of my favourite parts of the facial and treatment is that Tina was able to hand me some literature which outlines every product she used on my skin to identify which Caudalie products I could purchase before I left. What a great idea! Click on the image below to check out the entire line of Caudalie products made with the finest ingredients – some of which are available for purchase before you leave to keep the relaxation going at home.
After the treatment you are escorted to the lounge to sip on tea and eat a little treat. I chose to sit in the sun on the private spa patio to take in a few rays and minutes to myself. It’s SO important to remember to take time for yourself and Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie Paris is the perfect place to do it.
All in all, this treatment is perfect for every man. I would highly recommend you click here to book a treatment for yourself boys or for the men in your life. The perfect escape from a busy day at the office or to pamper the man you love, the Men’s Vinothérapie® Facial is a treatment you’ve got to experience for yourself to truly understand. Trust me!
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Photos: Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie Paris & Daniel Desforges