In my somewhat limited experience, terms like "facial" and "relaxing deep cleanse" are capable of striking fear into the hearts of most alpha males. Call it a sports massage and it's fine, call it a gender neutral luxurious silk and cashmere treatment and you'll get a few raised eyebrows. It certainly raised mine.
The Spa at Wynn's 90-minute signature Silk and Cashmere Awakening treatment is, I am told, gender neutral and is offered for both both singles or couples. My girlfriend and I experienced it together in a shared room.
The opening exfoliation and light massage with warmed silk gloves is followed by a deeper, more soothing massage with warm lotus oil which, according to my treatment partner, is incomparable to any previous massage. The combination of darkened room, relaxing music and silk gloves is undeniably relaxing. This takes up at least two thirds of the 90 minutes.
The next stage involves being wrapped, while still oiled up, in a cashmere-infused silk body wrap. This is perhaps a bit more gender-specific, but that doesn't mean it doesn't feel good. The treatment is concluded with the application of a body cream made with lotus flower extract and shea butter, which left me sparkling, literally. Perhaps as a gender neutral treatment this last stage should be adapted to something a bit more neutral and a little less ... fabulous?
The spa itself is incredibly luxurious. Segregated facilities — that can be used before and after treatments — include a comfortable waiting room, steam room, sauna and whirlpool.
As we leave the darkened treatment room my girlfriend is thoroughly pleased that, for different reasons, we both have an "illuminating glow".
This isn't a deep tissue massage, so you won't come out with muscles tingling, which might be appealing for women. That being said, anyone who gets this luxurious treatment will leave feeling relaxed and a bit shimmery. I'm sure you can request something a bit more masculine to be applied at the end.
Silk and Cashmere awakening is available at The Spa at Wynn and costs HK$1,400 (plus 15 per cent government tax and service charge). Wynn Macau, Rua Cidade de Sintra, Macau. wynnmacau.com