Pamper Dad on Father's Day: 4 Dad-Approved Spa Experiences He'll Love! by 30Seconds Travel
Skip the tie, tools and tech gadgets. For the perfect Father’s Day gift this year, it’s time to think outside the grill box and treat Dad to a day at the spa. In its recent Consumer Snapshot, the International Spa Association reports that 49 percent of spa customers are men – a 70-percent increase from 2005. And as more and more men discover the benefits of spa-going, a growing number of spas are creating treatments specifically for their needs. Here are some of the best:
Pebble Beach Resorts is already on his bucket list for the ultimate rounds of golf, but once he gets a taste of the legendary destination’s award-winning spa, it’ll be game over. For men who just want to dip their toe into the spa scene, a sports pedicure delivers the perfect treat – an ice-cold beer while his feet are buffed and scrubbed to perfection. For a more intensive experience, The Spa at Pebble Beach Golfer’s Hole-in-One package includes a Sports Bodywork massage that realigns and stretches muscles, working out knots and improving range of motion, followed by a golfer’s foot renewal – a foot and lower-leg massage.
At Whiteface Lodge, the Adirondacks and adventure go hand in hand – and those hands can take a beating. Enter the Lumberjack Hand Soother, one of a selection of treatments on The Modern Man menu at Spa at Whiteface Lodge. The 25-minute treatment includes a rich exfoliation with hand and arm massage; a nail trim, file and buff; and a healing arnica oil massage. Another option: The 50-minute Outdoorsman Facial, specially designed to repair and protect skin that has been exposed to the elements. Modern Man treatments are an ideal add-on to a romantic retreat, weekend bromance or a getaway with the guys. They are perfect after a day spent fishing, golfing, rock climbing or skiing in the great outdoors, or before an evening of cigars and cognac in one of Whiteface Lodge’s rustic outdoor lean-tos.
Drawing inspiration both from ancient Asia and its own desert mountain setting, the world-renowned Sanctuary Spa at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa defies simple categorization. Its men’s age-defying facial is a favorite of male guests for its customization and quick results. The treatment instantly calms skin irritated by shaving and hydrates and protects it from future damage, and is capped by a neck and shoulder massage to ease away tension and stress. And before or after a day on the greens, tao of golf uses advanced bodywork techniques – including Thai, therapeutic and resistance stretching – to warm, stretch and relieve tight and tired muscles.
The ocean-inspired SiSpa at the beachfront Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa appeals to the seafaring adventurer in every man with its Captain of the Si service. The two-and-a-half-hour package includes a 50-minute deep-tissue massage, 50-minute relaxation facial, and a gentleman’s manicure and pedicure. It’s the ideal end to a day of diving, boating or simply relaxing on the private beach that beckons just outside the door.