Spa Pampering for Pops


When it comes to Father’s Day gifts, my creativity only reaches so far, confined to running shoes, cologne, and watches. However, it is time for me (and everyone else shopping for dad) to think outside the box. If a spa day can be my mom’s most coveted gift, why can it not be my dad’s favorite too. With more male-friendly spa offerings, a special spa package could be the perfect gift for this Father’s Day. Here are a few ways spas are pampering pops this Father’s Day:

Faina European Day Spa (New York City) is offering four different Father’s Day packages at a discounted price. The Father’s Day Delight package ($249, 2 hours 30 minutes) includes an aromatherapy body scrub, followed by a 50-minute aromatherapy massage, and the Clean as a Whistle facial and scalp massage. The “Perfect Father” package ($128, 1 hour 20 minutes) includes dad’s choice of a 50-minute Deep Tissue Massage or European Deep Pore Cleansing Facial. It is followed by his choice of either a Gentleman’s Manicure or Aromatherapy Hand Paraffin. The Just for you, Dad package ($205, 2 hours) includes a 90-minute Deep Tissue Massage followed by his choice of an Aromatherapy Scrub or the Rejuvenation Facial. The last package, “Father’s Day Luxury For Two,” includes a Champagne Rose Body Scrub for Two, a Steam Shower, and a 50-minute Aromatherapy Massage for Two. All four packages include champagne and chocolate. 

The Little Day Spa (Sarasota, FL) offers a Gentlemen’s Day package ($190, 3 hours and 15 minutes) which is designed exclusively for men, and it includes a steam experience, Swedish massage, fitness facial, and a gentlemen’s manicure. 

The Oaks at Ojai (Ojai, CA) is offering a 40 percent off his rate when he shares a room with a child. Dad and daughter or son have a wide range of activities available from hiking and sculpting, to yoga. The promotion is available from the June 17-24

The Acqualina Resort & Spa (Miami) offers four different spa treatments geared especially for men. The Fitness Massage ($250, 80 minutes) is ideal for an athletic dad. It nourishes ligaments and joints while relieving tension, pain, and discomfort. The Age Rebel Facial ($235, 80 minutes) helps with decreasing the signs of aging by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The Deep Cleansing Back Facial ($160, 50 minutes) is ideal for those dads with problematic skin on the back, neck or shoulders. The back is deeply cleansed, brushed, and exfoliated, followed by a Swedish massage and mud mask. The Men’s Facial, Shoulder, and Scalp Massage ($160, 50 minutes) is designed to cleanse, soothe, and relax the skin of the face, shoulders, and scalp.