With men now hitting spas in greater numbers, hotel and day spas are specifically catering to this growing crowd with a range of male-centric treatments. Skip the floral scents and oils and bring on the wood and citrus aromas.
Beer fridge, big screen TVs, Wi-Fi—this man cave is a cut above. Go for the gusto with “The 007” service—haircut, style, shampoo, scalp massage, paraffin hand wax, hand and arm massage, mini-facial and a complimentary clean-up after two weeks. Affordable, no pretense and located in the Annex, ManCave Barbers Lounge serves up shaves, mini-facials and haircuts and has a selection of refreshing traditional or craft beer.
Hit the links at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess’ TPC courses, then head to the Well & Being Spa. The Alpine Arnica Deep Tissue massage will soothe sore and tight muscles leaving your swing and body feeling better than ever. Choose from the extensive Men’s menu including Men’s Fitness Facial, Leg Works Therapeutic Pedicure and Magnesium Wellness Treatment. Spanish Colonial architecture blends seamlessly with the Sonoran desert landscape.
Experience some Rat Pack cool sophistication at Manhattan based Living Fresh Men’s Spa. Soft-diffused light, marble-tiled floors and wood accents set the scene for rejuvenating your body in style. Try the VIP New York package, which comes with a visit to the Jacuzzi, custom body scrub, 60-minute massage and facial. Get a closer shave and smooth out the lines and wrinkles on the face and neck with a Lactic Peel.
Spend the day at Nordik Spa-Nature | Chelsea in the Gatineau Hills, only a 15-minute drive from downtown Ottawa. Treat yourself with steam baths, nine saunas, eight outdoor pools, an infinity pool, cozy hammocks, and rustic cabin-style outdoor massage treatment rooms. Be weightless in the Källa saltwater pool or lay back on the heated stone beds. Afterwards, enjoy a craft beer and tapas on the outdoor deck.
Never had a facial? Book Bodé Spa’s “The Apprentice” treatment. Enjoy a cleanse, exfoliation and moisture infusion and learn which ingredients to use at home for your skin type. Manscaping, therapeutic pedicures and the “bacial” or back facial are specialties. The staff is considered to be one of the most knowledgeable in Canada with regard to skin care products for men and male specific treatment and uses iS Clinical, Schaf, Rejudicare and Jack & Joel skin care products designed for the man’s face and body. Check out its sister location in Toronto as well.
Art, Theatre and Film to Travel For This Fall
With the fall arts season well underway, there are plenty of opportunities to get your art, theatre or film fixes. See the Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters exhibit in Toronto, catch a performance of M. Butterfly in New York City or attend Screamfest in Los Angeles.
Hockey Getaways for Less
With 2017 being the 100th anniversary of the NHL, and the puck about to drop on another big season, hockey is on the minds of fans and families across the nation. Plan a trip to Nashville, Phoenix, Ottawa, Anaheim or Calgary, where game-watching experiences are exceptional and ticket prices are low.