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The best NYC spa treatments for men

Relax, refresh and restore your body—without sacrificing your manlihood—with treatments for men at NYC’s best spas

Photograph: Evelina Kremsdorf
Allure Day Spa

If you thought spa treatments were a lady thing, it's time to get with the perfectly relaxed and blemish-free program. New York City has a ton of great spas for men—spas that are perfect for soothing sore muscles, getting rid of razor burn and more. And with Father's Day around the corner, it's time to start getting creative with your gift for dear old Dad: Gift him a trip to a spa. In fact, may we suggest you treat your manly self to a spa excursion sometime? With so many great spas in NYC, it's officially time to reach for that luxury robe.

Turkish hamam detox

The Out NYC Urban Resort, 510 W 42nd St between Tenth and Eleventh Aves (646-527-7940, theoutnyc.com)

Rid your body of toxins with a Turkish hamam detox. Performed in a luxurious steam room, this treatment exfoliates and detoxifies the skin from head to toe and is followed by a full-body foam cleansing massage. 65mins $175

Water massage

Aura Wellness Spa, 49 W 33rd St between Fifth Ave and Broadway (800-692-3957, spaaura.com)

For some private relaxation, a gentle body water massage is the perfect soothing treatment to relieve stress and ease achy muscles. The jet massage and vibration technology kneads the body in ways a hot tub just can’t compete. 60mins $100

Algae manicure/pedicure

Allure Day Spa & Hair Design, 139 E 55th St between Lexington and Third and Lexington Aves (212-644-5500, alluredayspa.com)

It’s not girly; it’s hygienic. A therapeutic mineral bath for your hands and feet is a relaxing and restorative treatment worth trying. This treatment will give your skin additional softness—and don’t worry fellas, nail polish is not required. 90 mins $45

Gentlemen’s facial

Body by Brooklyn, 275 Park Ave at Washington Ave, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn (718-923-9400, bodybybrooklyn.com)

Razor burn, begone! Specifically tailored for men, this facial offers relief from any skin irritations brought upon by shaving. The soothing procedure will brighten and completely restore your skin. $60 mins $134

Sugaring hair removal

Living Fresh Men’s Spa, 44 W 22nd St between fifth and Sixth Aves (212-366-9080, lfmensspa.com)

If waxing scares you (especially after the hilariously painful scene in The 40 Year Old Virgin), try this sugaring hair-removal treatment. Ancient Egyptians developed this all-natural recipe, which removes hair and leaves the skin with a clean, healthy glow. $35 and up


Richard T
Richard T

A good alternative to give your dad the best relaxing experience is to buy a massage chair. Why? Sometimes they would think that they are too manly to go to a spa, therefore they won't really appreciate that. At least with an equipment that can be bought into your home and practically almost have the same effect. They would feel more relax and comfortable.

James H
James H

Such luxury spa treatments are the best place to go to relieve your stress. A full body massage will relax our muscles and enhance your muscle tone as well. Apart from relaxation, it also has a positive impact on your health and it helps maintain a healthy mind and body.

Daniel A
Daniel A

Visiting such a health resort provides the most relaxing and calming feeling. On the contrary, regular visits to such places are not an affordable option for everyone. If this is your case, you can buy a massage chair, which can be a reasonable replacement for a masseur. Go through a few massage chair reviews before buying one so that you get the best product in your budget.