Boston Spas with Manly Menus
Spas revamp their treatment menus to include luxurious offerings specifically for men.
October 08, 2012
Unwind in the treatment room at SpaTerre.
Attend to your digits with the Manly-Cure at Bliss at the W hotel. A hot-cream hand massage is followed by a cuticle soak and maintenance, then nail buffing and clipping. W. 100 Stuart St., 617-261- 8747.
While guests here focus on healthy living, the spa focuses on healthy grooming with the gentleman’s hydrating manicure and pedicure or the rejuvenating and purifying gentleman’s scalp renewal treatment. Complete the spa experience in the men’s locker room, equipped with saunas, steam rooms, and a whirlpool. 165 Kemble St., Lenox, 413-637-4100.
Chuan Body + Soul
The Executive Indulgence includes a hand-and-foot soak and massage followed by a hair treatment and scalp massage. We also appreciate the Man’s World, which entails a gentle back exfoliation followed by a massage and facial cleanse. The Langham, 250 Franklin St., 617-451-1900.
Dolce Med Spa & Boutique
Men who are missing the summer sun can indulge in Dolce’s subtle and discreet spray tans. The spa uses a certified organic antiaging formula that will give skin a healthy tone and help turn back the clock. 2001B Washington St., Hanover, 781-792-0919.
The Men’s Club is an exclusive masculine retreat with a private men’s locker room, flat-screen TVs, and comfortable seating. Start with the sports massage to relieve overworked muscles, and follow it with the sports manicure and pedicure to smooth and exfoliate. 275 Newbury St., 617-437-0006.
Want a better workout? Get a massage before you lift. The sports massage uses deep-pressure stretching to help warm up muscles before a gym session and promotes flexibility and recovery. Manny Almeida is our go-to guy. 225 Franklin St., 617-426- 2140.
The Mancial facial is designed just for guys. It starts with a deep cleanse and skin exfoliation and continues with neck and beard treatments to reduce redness, irritation, and ingrown hairs. Feet are then exfoliated and detoxified with powerful alpha hydroxyl acids and peppermint-infused foot lotion. 641A Tremont St., 857-350- 4930.
The Spa at Omni Mount Washington Resort
Spend a long morning on the slopes, then unwind at the 25,000-square-foot spa at this luxury resort in the mountains. The aptly named Skier’s Massage will help both novices and experienced adventurers relax with a 50-minute treatment that utilizes trigger-point therapy to target tired ski-specific muscles like burning quads. 310 Mt. Washington Hotel Road, Bretton Woods, NH, 603- 278-1000.
Guests at the stately Hotel Viking resort can enjoy the gentleman’s transformation facial and scalp massage, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles, firms and tones the surface, and addresses men’s skin concerns for a healthier, brighter complexion. Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI, 401-848-4848.
State Street Barbers of Boston
Gentlemen look their best with a hot-lather shave from this beard and haircut expert. This classic shave starts with hot towels, dollops of warm lather, and cooling aftershave balm. The deal also comes with a shoulder massage and a beverage to sip on. 1313 Washington St., 617-753-9990.