Photo courtesy of The Briars MAN, OH MAN! The spa can be a guy-thing too. Especially as the wedding day approaches, there are good reasons for grooms and their friends to look at what a spa can offer. The “Groom The Groom” package at eforea: Spa at Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites includes a therapeutic massage, de-stress facial and energizing manicure, best taken a few days before the wedding. A few weeks earlier could be a good time to test drive the “eforea Men’s Destress Face Treatment" with lymphatic massage that cleanses, moisturizes and exfoliates man-skin, working to eliminate the effects of the environment, stress and dryness from shaving. A little shy? Ask for the “Man Cave” for extra privacy. If the guys are into golfing, a groomsmen’s getaway might be just the ticket for male bonding. After a strenuous day on the links, a manly massage is the perfect end to the day. your wedding, check the options that are available — you could be surprised at the variety of choices you have, many of which will make the start to all of the day’s activities and excitement much more relaxing. Shangri-La Hair Studio & Spa, located in a historic building in Cambridge, offers brides and their bridal parties the flexibility of bringing gowns and flowers to the spa, so they can get dressed right on the premises. Multiple stations allow for several women to have their hair and makeup done simultaneously. A customized continental breakfast makes the start to the day even better. handed massage, designed for twice the relaxation, and a lava shell massage using natural heat and smooth seashells. Add spa treatments at varying price points to your wedding gift registry to give guests flexibility in making gift decisions. Guests can usually purchase gift certificates online through spa websites. WE GIFT CERTIFICATES, COUPLES-STYLE Dayni Candiotti, Spa Manager at The Briars Spa, notes that gift certificates for the bride and groom are in high demand. A popular option is for friends to purchase two individual “Escape on the Lake” packages for the couple. They come for the weekend and either have a couple’s massage as soon as they arrive or in the morning before they leave the resort. Dim lighting and romantic music make the massage a blissful experience. One massage therapist works on the bride and another on the groom; each may select a different type of massage. A facial and pedicure, lunch and a recreation pass complete the pampering. The “Moonlight & Stars” Massage at Sandals’ Resorts Red Lane Spas is the epitome of romance and relaxation — a couple’s massage on the beach after twilight. Other offerings by Red Lane Spas include a four- MOMMA MIA & YOURS TOO It’s not easy being the mother-of-the-bride and no picnic being the mother-of-the-groom either. These women are super-busy and stressed too as their children’s big day approaches. These two ladies may not know each other well but, from this day forward, will be connected for a lifetime, through you and your groom. Wouldn’t a gift of a spa day be a wonderful treat for them? What better place to get to know each other than in the relaxing atmosphere of a spa? ON THE WEDDING DAY When booking spa treatments for the day of Wedding Essentials 2013 53