In the past, a spa day was understood to be a day for the women. Treatments were more female focused and gal-get-togethers were the norm. New trends are showing that men want in on the action, too. In fact, Spa Finder Wellness’ annual Spa and Wellness Report has named men’s spa treatments as one of the top trends to watch in 2013. Who doesn’t want a little escape? A chance to chill out?
Here’s a look at some of the spas that are offering spa treatments that are tailored for men:
The Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa in Moab, Utah offers men a deep tissue massage specifically targeting the muscle groups affected from an extreme mountain biking adventure. To refresh aching muscles from biking, spa therapists at Sorrel River Ranch will pay extra attention to the areas involved including the primary leg muscles (Hamstrings, Quadriceps, Semitendinosus), Buttocks (Gluteus Maximus) as well as supporting arm muscles (Biceps & Triceps).
After a long day of golfing at the Golden Eagle Golf Course, the Tides Inn spa is helping men to recuperate with the Chesapeake Golfers Recovery Package. The two-hour journey allows men to choose either a massage with heat therapy and arnica lotion to improve circulation and aid muscle recovery or a facial that will leave him feeling relaxed and restored. After their treatment of choice, men can enjoy a 60-minute pedicure to relax their feet after a long day of golfing.
The Spa at Omni Mount Washington Resort offers a variety of treatments for men, including the Golfer’s/Skier’s Massage, which features trigger-point therapy, deep tissue massage and assisted stretching targeting major muscle groups used in a golf swing or hitting the slopes. The spa also offers a Gentlemen’s Facial which uses products created with consideration for men’s skin exposed to shaving and outdoor sports.
The Seagate Hotel & Spa in Delray Beach, Florida is offering two facial treatments designed exclusively for men: The Men’s Skin IQ Facial is the ultimate overhaul for male skin, helping to calm irritation, minimize the signs of aging and protect against the effects of shaving and environmental damage. The Men’s Urban Cleanse Facial is a 50-minute, super-grooming facial that works to help eliminate blocked pores, accelerate skin repair and remove impurities.
After a round of golf at one of eight championship golf courses surrounding The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, guests can relax at the Sawgrass Spa offering a variety of treatments just for men. The 50 or 80-minute Sports Massage nourishes ligaments and joints while relieving muscular tension, pain and discomfort. An herbal remedy of arnica, eucalyptus and menthol is used to penetrate deep into tight areas while assisted stretching and deep compressions aid in muscle recovery. Men can also book treatments like Foot Reflexology to help improve circulation while promoting balance and full body wellness.