Tucked in the basement of a nondescript West Village apartment building, this low-key retreat may be small, but the serenity it offers is inversely proportional to its size. Men in need of muscle work are in luck: Hey Man specializes in knot-melting massages ($40–$120), offering five different styles—Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, reflexology and tui na, an ancient Chinese technique said to improve blood and energy flow. If you need more than just the kinks in your shoulders attended to, you can bundle an hour-long rubdown with other treatments, such as a combo manicure-pedicure ($98) or a half-hour facial ($110). Or opt for a 60-minute body scrub that exfoliates your epidermis with honey and seaweed ($85), to slough off scaly, dead winter skin.
It takes more than a cold brew from the best beer bars in NYC (or a football game at the best sports bars in NYC) for a fella to relax and unwind, but more often than not, guys get slighted at the spa. Take heart, though, gentlemen: Treatments for men do exist. We did some digging and found guy-friendly spas, because dudes deserve to spoil themselves too. Whether you book an appointment at barbershops that offer facials, hit up a dudes-only bathhouse or schedule a hot-stone massage, you’ll find treatments like these—and more—at the best spas in NYC for men.
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