The Spa Man Blog

Mark Smith is a specialist spa and grooming writer who has been writing as The Spa Man since January 2013. The Spa Man features spa reviews from across the globe and includes the latest spa news stories, plus honest product reviews. Check out The Spa Man here.

About The Spa Man


I’ve been a spa and grooming writer for over 18 years. I work as a media consultant in the beauty and spa industry and the rest of my time is spent trialling, reviewing and writing about spas and grooming products.

I visit around 30 spas each year across the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia and have been reviewing spas since 2007.

I’ve written features for European Spa Magazine, Tatler, Spa SecretsMen’s Fitness, Asia Spa, The Spa TravellerSleeper, Destination Deluxe, Professional SpaSpa Ireland and a host of other professional and trade titles. I also write grooming features for men’s lifestyle magazines like BOYZ and Out in the City. 

I have been blogging since 2010, originally as Grooming Editor for A published author and former Editor-at-large of a Warpaint, I mostly like to write about looking good and feeling great.

Spa for me is more than just relaxing treatments and pampering facials. It’s a chance to take time out of your normal routine. It’s about stopping, taking stock of you and your health and then trying to live a happy and healthier life.

That’s why I have introduced the section on wellness – it’s about developing a new sense of wellbeing, a touch of fitness and a great outlook on life. That means something different for all of us. I don’t advocate abstinence – just a  bit of balance.


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