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In times of yore, spa-going was strictly a male affair, as ancient Romans sat around talking politics in the public baths. But in the XXth century, spas became tilted toward females, particularly in North America. However, times are changing once again, and in Century XXI, the boys are back. As modern men focus on well-being and appearance, spas around the world are reporting more men coming in for massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, while some spas are serve only men or have male-only sections or hours. Here are 5 men’s spa offerings around the globe that are worth checking out.

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Photo courtesy of Caesar's Palace

Photo courtesy of Caesar’s Palace

Viva Las Vegas

Las Vegas is one place where several high-end spas focus on male high rollers. Qua Baths & Spa is Caesars Palace’s homage to the Roman spa tradition of old. The sprawling complex includes a Laconium Room (for a dry sweat), a Crystal Body Art Room and three Roman baths.One bathis located in the dedicated Men’s Zone, which allows the boys to disrobe without women around.

Calling All Sailors

SiSpa at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa has recently added a dedicated treatment menu just for men. Included among Admiral Services of the Si options are a Bourbon Body Scrub and a Sailor’s Healing Facial—all designed to help guys feel shipshape.

Photo courtesy of Spa and Capsule Hotel Grand Park Inn

Photo courtesy of Spa and Capsule Hotel Grand Park Inn

Spa-Going Japanese-Style

Spa & Capsule Hotel GrandPark-Inn-Kitasenju is a male-only hotel  located within easy access of Tokyo’s main attractions. Besides getting to experience one of those legendary Japanese capsule beds/rooms, you’ll also have access to the spa facility, which features a public bath, a sauna and massage services. Be forewarned—brush up on Japanese bathing rituals so you don’t experience a spa faux pas.

Sporty Treatments 

Sometimes, the mere addition of a specially-named treatment can man up a spa’smale appeal. For example, the Seagate Hotel & Spa in Delray Beach, Florida has a facial called the Men’s Urban Cleanse. Similarly, Red Mountain Resort in Ivins, Utah, encourages men, after taking part in rugged outdoorsy excursions, to go for a Red Rock’s Hiker Massage in its Sagestone Spa. In the Midwest, Kohler Waters Spa at the American Club in Wisconsin offers a gender-specific hydrotherapy treatment under the name Rain Man. And more resorts than you can shake a club at offer “golfer’s massage” just ‘fore’ men.

Photo courtesy of One and Only Royal Mirage

Photo courtesy of One and Only Royal Mirage

Arab Springs

Distinct spas for men, or at least spas offering separate hours for the genders, are fairly standard throughout the Middle East. The All-Men’s Spa at the Four Seasons Riyadh at Kingdom Centre is considered among the best single-sex spas in the world. Treatments include scrubs, wraps, baths, massage and hammam rituals.

Meanwhile, at the One & Only Resort Royal Mirage Dubai, men can get bust stress by indulging in facials including serious scalp massages or in hot stone treatments. There’s also a traditional Oriental Hammam on-site. The facility has separate hours for men and women, with the boys on the receiving end for two-thirds of the daily spa time allotment.



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Laura Powell

Laura Powell

Laura is a 20-year veteran travel journalist. She was CNN's first travel reporter, and has written for publications ranging from Alaska Airlines Magazine to The Washington Post. Find her at the or on Twitter: @dailysuitcase

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