Who says massages and facials are just for women? Men-centric spa treatments are making waves across the globe and more and more resorts and spas are catching on. From the Gentlemen’s Tonic Facial at Pine Cliffs in Portugal, and the Man Universe at La Mamounia in Marrakech, to a men’s only spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, here are the top spa treatments tailor-made for men:
Gentlemen’s Tonic at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai
Gentlemen’s Tonic, a classic men’s salon, has recently opened its doors in Atlantis, The Palm offering access to a unique establishment which merges old-fashioned luxury with sleek modernity. Catering to the modern man, Gentlemen’s Tonic grooming menu includes time-honored barbershop treatments such as a traditional shave, scalp shave or beard trim. Each guest is treated to a distinct personal grooming ritual in the surroundings of masculine leather, hardwood and marble retro interior. The salon also features high-tech music consoles, and LCD screens built into the mirrors, providing personalized entertainment while you relax. Carefully handpicked for their quality and effectiveness, the products and services provided are designed to promote a sense of well-being and re-vitalization.
Spa Treatments Fit for a Bachelor at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
As North America’s largest free-standing log cabin offering ski-in ski-out access to some of Colorado’s best mountain terrain, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is an outdoor lover’s paradise catering to every type of traveler. Following a fun-filled day of adventure snow-shoeing up the mountain, fly-fishing in the nearby river or long day out on the slopes, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch Spa offers restorative spa treatments for those looking for a little R&R. The Spa offers an entire section of treatments for the mountain men, including The Men’s Massage, The Men’s Facial, Power Hour, Muscle Recovery Massage, and a Men’s Manicure and Pedicure.
Men’s Executive Treatment at InterContinental Hong Kong
Located on the Kowloon waterfront overlooking Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island, the internationally acclaimed Intercontinental Hong Kong invites all guests to relax and unwind at I-Spa. The feng shui inspired spa, complete with private suites each equipped with their own sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, and massage facilities, is currently offering the Men’s Executive Treatment. This specially designed experience, created exclusively for men, begins with a one-hour purifying facial, which utilizes witch hazel & willow bark infused products to protect the skin against shaving irritation, and continues with a stimulating lymphatic massage and Moroccan Clay Mask. The 2 hour and 15 minute experience finishes with a classic manicure and pedicure to leave guests feeling and looking well-groomed, relaxed, and refreshed.
Gentlemen’s Experience at Pine Cliffs, A Luxury Collection Resort in Algarve, Portugal
Pampering is not just for women! Pine Cliffs, A Luxury Collection Resort in the Algarve, Portugal is offering an exclusive wellness experience at the Serenity – The Art of Well Being spa dedicated to men. The Gentlemen’s Experience includes several spa and grooming treatments from facials, manicures and body massages to a wet shave or trim at their dedicated barber salon, all using the London Mayfair-based Gentlemen’s Tonic treatments which are exclusive to the resort. Specific examples include:
- The Pine Cliffs Ritual – a hand and foot treatment and multi-vitamin facial using Gentlemen’s Tonic products (140 minutes; €165 / £150)
- Gentlemen’s Tonic Anti-Aging Facial, perfect for invigorating the skin and combatting dry skin and preventing aging (50 minutes; €95 / £86)
Onda Spa’s “Him Facial” at Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort, Costa Rica
With treatments tailor-made to guests’ physiology, Onda Spa restores optimal personal wellness, amidst the chaos of everyday activities. One specific treatment for men is the Him Facial, designed specifically to address men’s skincare needs. The antioxidant-rich facial renews and restores balance to the skin, resulting in a healthy glow and a relaxed mind.
Unwind with the Golfer’s massage at Park Hyatt Aviara’s Aviara Spa
Home to the LPGA Kia Classic and featuring an Arnold Palmer 18-hole layout, Aviara Golf Club at Park Hyatt Aviara provides guests with stunning views of the green rolling hills overlooking the Batiquitos Lagoon and the majestic Pacific Ocean. A perfect way to relax before a fun-filled day of rounds or after a long day on the course, the Golfer’s Massage at Aviara Spa helps loosen the muscles, stretch the tendons and improve your swing. A truly peaceful and rejuvenating retreat – Aviara Spa ensures guests are game ready for the next time they hit the course.
We Do Men Spa in Scottsdale, AZ
An entire spa dedicated to men! Located in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona, We Do Men is a spa that aims to take the fluff out of the spa experience with old school hands-on methods, RA Skincare, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash and full comedic content. Founder, Stacey Grondahl created the spa in hopes to throw the taboos and stereotypes of the industry right back in men’s faces. The spa menu includes male-centric facials with names such as What a Prick, The Tequila Shooter, Get Buffed and more.
COMO Hotels and Resorts Presents Sundari Gentlemen’s Facial
With 13 luxury properties around the globe in locations including, Miami, Turks & Caicos, London, Bali, Bhutan, Australia, Maldives and Thailand, COMO Hotels and Resorts focuses on wellness through its sister brand, COMO Shambhala. The brand’s Sundari spa treatments are based on Ayurvedic principles using the best ingredients derived from nature to deliver a holistic approach to wellness to achieve harmony and balance. The Sundari Gentlemen’s Facial is designed to treat men’s skin by focusing on their face, eye, and neck areas. Neem, an herb that has healing powers, adds nutrients and an intense enzyme exfoliation to achieve firm, smooth and moisturized skin.
Men’s Pampering in Rome
The glamourous Cavalieri Grand Spa Club at Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, located atop Monte Mario high above Rome, isn’t just for female pampering. Specific to men, they can take advantage of the new ‘For Him’ treatments offered as part of a new spa partnership with renowned British brand Aromatherapy Associates, which utilize the properties of essential oils to promote physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. The men’s Refinery Power Lift Facial is aimed at targeting fine lines and wrinkles, offering an instant lift while nourishing and hydrating skin with the finest botanical blends and therapeutic essential oils. The treatment uses the latest, non-invasive electrical impulses to aid the absorption of active ingredients and stimulate the skin. Men can also enjoy signature ‘For Him’ treatments offered through the spa’s leading partner, La Prairie, including the La Prairie Signature Hydrating Gentlemen’s Facial. This treatment instantly cleanses, energizes and conditions skin through the use of La Prairie’s exclusive Cellular Complex and Cellular 3-minute Peel.
Man Universe at La Mamounia
Situated within the imperial red city of Marrakech, La Mamounia has remained a leading destination for travelers from around the globe for guests looking to experience Moroccan tradition and hospitality. The award-winning spa is renowned for the unique aesthetic appeal and wide selection of traditional treatments with The Royal Hammam as the most luxurious. La Mamounia’s Man Universe treats men with a traditional hammam followed by a shaving ritual and manicure. Additional options include a hammam followed by a shaving ritual and a haircut. Each of the hammams run for 60 minutes for spa guests.
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