Whether in need of a muscle-relaxing massage, soothing skin treatments or even laser hair removal services, men are flocking to spas across the globe. We bring you some of the best the world has to offer for luxury men’s spa services.
By Chad Chisholm
Spa at Grand Velas, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Home to a central infinity pool complete with powerful massaging faucets, this one of seven steps through the water journey is a perfect place to recline and relax. An equally divided men’s and women’s private pool facility makes this facility one a of the guy’s perfect spa destinations at a whopping 89,305 square feet of spa facilities.
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The Oriental Spa, Landmark Oriental, Hong Kong
Featuring two “men’s only” lines of products and exclusive treatments from TwinLuxe and VitaMan, The Oriental Spa at Landmark Oriental Hong Kong was recently awarded AsiaSpa’s “Men’s Spa Treatment of the Year” in 2011. From detoxification treatments to the VitaMan City Stress Buster scalp massage and VitaMan Desert Muscle Rub, the spa definitely caters to the spa needs of men across the globe.
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Incorporating an ex“beer”iance into spa treatments, the spa at Ritz-Carlton Denver caters to one of man’s best friends: beer. With seasonal spa treatments available, the Mile High Malt Scrub and Microbrew Massage utilizes two beers from the nearby brewery. To top it off, guys can enjoy a beer in the relaxation lounge after their treatments at Denver’s only 5-Diamond property.
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Playa Grande Spa by Solmar, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
With a “Time for Men” menu selection, everything from Skin IQ to a specialty Men’s Spa escape pepper the menu. Muscle Melt massages and a unique Temezcal Sanctuary Ceremony will have gentlemen relaxed and enjoying clear heads and hearts at this Mexican retreat.
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Four Seasons Bora Bora
From hot volcanic stone massages to Deep Sea Purification ritual treatments, the stunning setting in Bora Bora makes for a luxury escape. A couple’s paradise, the Kahaia Spa Suite incorporates spa elements and is surrounded by nature—from the lagoon below to the surrounding mountains and tropical vales.
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Mandara Spa at Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas
When not enjoying the playground of a resort and casino in the Bahamas, men can head to the Mandara Spa for a signature Mandara Hot Stone Therapy treatment. The volcanic “Batu” stones imbue the spicy scents of the orient during this treatment, soothing aches and pains while stones are placed on key energy points on the body.
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Four Seasons Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Mountain Men are in need of spa services, too; and Four Seasons Jackson Hole is just the place to relax after exploring the surrounding Yellowstone National Park and Grand Tetons. From the Swedish Alpine Massage to the Mountain Clay body wrap, the nationally-recognized spa and facility is a perfect mountain retreat.
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Niranlada Medi-Spa, Chiva-Som, Thailand
This medi-spa is home to a world-renowned cosmetic dermatologist and surgeon. From aesthetic assessments to laser hair removal, everything from massages to more intensive procedures are available in the integrated holistic approach to wellness and wellbeing. The men’s and women’s Water Therapy Suites utilize Hydrotherapy treatments, such as the Body Jet Blitz and Floatation Therapy, while the Exclusively for Men spa menu items include The Deep Blue Cleanse, The Ultimate Shave, and The Volcanic Pumice Polish.
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The Broadmoor Resort, Colorado Springs, Colorado
“When you’ve been there, you know” is the mantra at The Broadmoor Resort & Spa in Colorado Springs, which may be altered to “When you are there, you don’t want to leave” after an experience in the spa. With fresh Rocky Mountain air, a lounge overlooking the multiple golf courses and one of the few outlets in the United States for the coveted Uspa Spa Product line, the Broadmoor Spa is a “must do” while in the area. Offering Ashiatsu Massage, the suspended therapist will relax all muscle tension away in this unique therapy.
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L.RAPHAEL Beauty Spa, Hotel Martinez, France
Whether staying at the hotel with your celebrity friends during the Cannes Film Festival or just looking for a phenomenal spa treatment, this new spa is helping men look their best utilizing oxygen, ultrasound, and ultra-gravity therapies. The Oxy-Peel Anti-Aging Treatment smoothes away fine lines and wrinkles as well as penetrates deep into the skin with omega 3s and vitamins A, C and E.
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Travaasa Hana, Maui
On the north side of Maui, the crashing waves and ocean breezes are the perfect backdrop to the remote Hana destination. Combining adventure, culture and wellness, guys can enjoy a traditional Lomi Lomi massage or a Kane (Gentlemen’s) Facial which utilizes blue lotus, bamboo, ginger and other ingredients to moisturize and exfoliate.
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Hotel Le Toiny, St. Barths
The open-air barber shop is the perfect setting in the French West Indies to receive the Traditional Wet Shave. With an assortment of scents for the elite Geo F. Trumper products, including lime, almond, sandalwood, and coconut, guys enjoy their favorite music and beverage while experiencing the treatment.
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Spa Grande, Grand Wailea, Maui
On the southern shores of Maui, the gently lapping waves and picturesque setting make for the ultimate spa-going experience at this Waldorf-Astoria property. Voted as one of the “Top 10 Spas in the United States” by Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, gentlemen experiencing the spa and the stunning Hydrotherapy Circuit will be apt to spend a second (or third!) day for treatments while on Maui. Complete with five aromatic baths of sea salt, private fitness classes, 6 Hands Lava stone massages, Spa Grande Men Skin Therapies, and complimentary mini-exfoliations with every treatment, men will feel in relaxation heaven while spending time at this world-class spa.
Photo Courtesy of Grand Wailea