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What a Man Wants: Male-Only Spas Feature Big Screens and Big Relief

Apr 11, 2008
There's no two ways about it. Stress is stress - whether workplace pressure or other daily tension - stress pays no attention to gender. Spas catering exclusively to male clientele are finding great success in providing treatments that are low on the girly factor but deliver results for men who seek relief and rejuvenation. Many have also kept in mind men-friendly amenities such as lounges where guys can kick back and catch the game on flat-screen televisions.

Located in San Antonio, Texas, A Terra Spa features a men's specialty menu using all natural organic ingredients. The Sports Massage and Stretching is dedicated to increasing mobility, soothing aching muscles, and reliving stress. This treatment can be customized to address a man's individual areas of muscle fatigue and tension. The mineral essential Dead Sea Salt Scrub is a natural exfoliate ideal for men's skin, which leaves the body hydrated and invigorated. Or, the Gentleman's Hot Towel Steam Facial incorporates the traditional barber hot towel technique with aromatherapy for the ultimate experience.

The 1,200-square-foot, men-only Bode Spa in Ottawa, Ontario, offers spa services created with men in mind using Laboratoire Dr. Renaud products. Male clientele indulge in aromatherapy massage, collagen facials, pedicures and more. The facial for the back treatment is ideal for men suffering from back acne or oil build-up. Even men with normal to dry skin relax while their back is washed, exfoliated, treated and massaged.

In Atlanta, Georgia, men in the know find their ultimate relaxation at The Executive where they are greeted with a beverage of choice and the sports highlights on ESPN. From the Executive Shave which includes pre-shave oils and a mini facial to a massage and pedicure, The Executive was developed to make men feel comfortable in a spa environment.

El Rey Club in Austin, Texas, was designed for men with amenities such as flat screen televisions, barber rooms, and an executive lounge equipped with a poker table and stocked bar. Spa offerings include barber services, scalp therapies, massage, facials, nail grooming, and hair removal services, to name a few. For deluxe service, packages include valet parking, a shoe shine, choice of car wash or lunch, and spa services. El Rey hosts poker nights, scotch and wine tastings, and weekend cocktail parties for members and their guest. Full locker amenities are also offered to members.

In Manhattan, more than 4,500 square feet are dedicated to care for men at Nickel Spa. French slang for being clean and feeling good, Nickel provides straight-to-the-point services and products, which has led to its success as one of the key players in the men's cosmetic industry. The interior which includes eight treatment rooms, mani and pedi stations, and a reading lounge is both sophisticated and masculine. Nickel's famous morning-after rescue gel is a must-have for New Yorker celebrities and night-clubbers.

What every man dreams of - the 007 offered at The Spa Loft in Woodland Hills, California, begins with a deep and stimulating total body exfoliation to increase blood flow and create healthy skin. This is followed by a mini Relaxation Massage. Packages include the Black Tie for a facial and massage; The Tough Guy featuring a pedi, hot stone massage, and gentleman's facial; and treatments designed For the Groom, including a facial with oxygen blast. For the workaholic, there's even a Blackberry massage.

In Irvine, California, men step up the lounge's putting green at PROFILE Spa and Salon, or make a purchase from the cigar shop after a hot stone massage. There's even XBOX 360 available in the VIP Lounge on a 42-inch plasma. For those who want a customized experience, SONOS allow staff to steam clients' favorite playlists and music groups directly to treatment rooms. What man wouldn't enjoy some hand and foot care while catching the game in a leather chair?
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Geologix Inc. manufactures products using a proprietary formula featuring 34 natural minerals contained in the ancient sea water from the famous Michigan Basin -- a concentration of minerals higher than that found in any known body of water in the world. Mineral Essentials focuses on spa, skin care, and massage products to moisturize and provide anti-aging protection for great skin. Mineral Essentials
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