Every Dude Deserves a Spa Day

Pink Himalayan salt body scrub. French lavender cuticle cream. A petite platter of white peach wedges and blackberries. Trappings of an indulgent girlfriends’ get-together? Not necessarily. Guys are turning up at spas—and no, they’re not all there for a couple’s massage at their significant other’s request. We’re not at the point where bachelor parties descend on spas at the rate bachelorette parties do, but the conviction that men can and should be pampered as much as the ladies only continues to grow. These five nearby spas are making it easy for men to reap those spa benefits.

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Oliver West Day Spa, Sayville

In the middle of the small town charm of Sayville, this spa puts a modern twist on traditional services. Well-groomed gents can get facials, old-fashioned hot shaves, manicures and brow shaping by either wax or threading. Oliver West is a four-minute drive from the Fire Island ferry making a spur-of-the-moment “Gentleman’s Pedicure” pre-Sunken Forest a good idea. Phone: 631-589-5739 | Address: 28 Railroad Avenue Click to go

Truth and Beauty Spa, Roslyn Heights

When a guy gets Truth and Beauty’s advanced skin analysis, the condition and health of his skin is compared to that of others his age. No pulling punches, but that’s the only way to figure out the skin treatment(s) that will really work. The moment of truth is thus followed by beauty (what? Guys can’t be beautiful?). The selection of said treatments is extensive. They range from the “Vampire Facial” popular with celebrities (we’re looking at you, Kim Kardashian) to a Bac-ial (a full-on facial for the back) and Photo Rejuvenation targeted to sun damage. Phone: 516-625-7000 | Address: 250 South Service Road Click to go

Living Fresh Men’s Spa, Manhattan

An elegant retreat tucked into a six-story circa 1851 townhouse in Flatiron, Living Fresh is dedicated to gentleman only. Among the inviting treatments are a Callous Buff, a nine-step facial lift that includes a Wine Peel and Buttocks Sugaring. Looking for an over-the-top gift to spoil the guy in your life? It may well be the VIP New York package: 120 minutes worth of Jacuzzi time, body scrubbing and massaging. Phone: 212-366-9080 | Address: 44 W 22nd Street Click to go

Drew Patrick Spa, Bay Shore

In a spacious 10,000-square-foot space, this day spa/med spa/home store/fitness facility hybrid has a substantial male clientele. A favorite package is the Men’s Repair Escape, which starts with a sports massage, followed by a Jack Black Facial. Guys can opt for something different like the Shiro-Abyanga with Shirodhara, an uber-relaxing treatment featuring warm herbalized oils poured in a dreamy drizzle onto the “third eye.” Another big draw for the boys is the Surfset fitness class, a board-based workout that strengthens core and stabilizer muscles. Phone: 631-206-3739 | Address: 128 West Main Street Click to go

New Paradise Men’s Spa, Manhattan

On a busy block in Hell’s Kitchen is hidden a little slice of heaven for men. Among the indulgences are the Tightening Invigorating Ginseng Facial, laced with spirulina (a microscopic blue seaweed rich in amino acids and Vitamins A and E to promote cell renewal) and Vitamin C to make skin more elastic. Another unique option: a Hot Milk Creme Spa Manicure to hydrate dry forearms and hardworking hands. The Paradise Men’s Spa App lets him schedule appointments, see promotions and get directions to the spa. Phone: 646-663-5292 | Address: 346 W 53rd Street Click to go

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Christina Vercelletto is a lifelong south-shore Long Islander. She currently resides in Babylon with her husband, three children, and a morbidly obese calico. A media veteran, Christina has held editorial positions at Babytalk, Parenting, Scholastic Parent & Child, Woman's Day, and Davler Media. Her work has appeared in numerous national publications, including Redbook, Rachael Ray, Good Housekeeping, FamilyFun, and The Huffington Post. She's been a frequent guest on Today, The View, and Good Morning America.