Think Outside the Box -- Give Dad a Palm Springs Spa Experience for Father's Day

Posted By: Barbara Beckley Friday, June 03, 2016

Want to be really creative this Father’s Day?  Escape to Palm Springs and treat the Dad in your life to a luxurious wellness tune-up. Palm Springs’ spa resorts are loaded with manly delights from facials to scrubs and everything in between; each customized to meet the special needs of your special man.  

“Men are more concerned with their physical health and well-being than ever,” says Theron Puccinelli, spa director at the Riviera Palm Springs Azure Spa & Salon. “The number of men enjoying spa treatments has jumped 60 percent over the last five years.”   

The Palm Springs bonus – you don’t have to be a resort guest to enjoy these luxe services. Palm Springs’ resort spas are open to everyone. 

Top 5 Gentlemanly Choices:     

Azure Spa & Salon at the Riviera Palm Springs -- 
The “Who’s Your Daddy” package celebrates Father’s Day throughout June. Enjoy a 50-minute deep tissue massage ($135) – men prefer a stronger deeper touch because they have a denser muscle mass, explained Puccinelli -- followed by a 50-minute Transformational Facial ($150) – it’s designed to regenerate healthy skin at a faster pace using a masque customized just for your skin. Finish with a free spa pedicure (normally $65). The Azure Spa features HydroPeptide and Skin Authority products.  

Feel Good Spa at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club – By popular demand, men love the “Good Face” detoxifying facial, (60 minutes $120; 90 minutes $170), and the two-hour “Head to Toe” service ($199) which includes the Good Face facial, the energy-stimulating Reflexology treatment and the restorative Head Treatment. If Dad’s a Palm Springs local or a frequent visitor gift him with a Swim Club Membership. One month memberships begin at $95 and a full year is $395. This gives Dad access to the hotel’s swimming pools, gym, spa facilities, poolside events and 20 percent off spa services and dining and drinks.

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L’Horizon Resort and Spa – 
The breezy indoor-outdoor ambiance of this new spa provides immediate relaxation. For Dad, Spa director Danielle David recommends the “Arnica Deep Tissue Massage” (60 minutes $185; 90 minutes $235), with the added enrichment of the “Wild Lime Scalp Treatment” (15 minutes $45). Both are tension relievers. Arnica is great for active dads because it’s one of nature’s best pain relievers – cooling Menthol, plus a concentrated mineral blend of Magnesium, Copper and Zinc enrich the potent gel and promote targeted relief, she said. The scalp treatment uses aromatic wild lime revitalizing scalp and hair oil massaged into the head and neck to stimulate circulation which helps minimize hair loss. L’Horizon is the only spa in the desert using Naturopathica products, a gender neutral line developed to cater to all skin types, with natural and organic ingredients. Afterward, spa-goers enjoy the exclusive pool and bar to their heart’s content.

PSYC (The Palm Springs Yacht Club spa) at The Parker Palm Springs – “The Yachtsman’s Voyage” package (two hours $320) is a winner with the men, says PSYC Quarter Master (spa consultant) Melinda Miranda. The three-part soother begins with a 60-minute Deep Tissue Massage, followed by a 30-minute Pore Cleansing Facial and finishes with a 30-minute Scalp Massage.  Miranda wishes everyone a happy Father’s Day and offers this insider tip. “Book a room night and you’ll get aspa credit that covers a 60-minute facial, wrap or massage.”  

The Saguaro Spa at the Saguaro Palm Springs – For Father’s Day, Spa Manager Neeraja Lockart is treating Dads to 20 percent off throughout June. Choose from “The Saguaro Massage,” a traditional Swedish (regular price 60 minutes $95; 90 minutes $145); Deep Tissue (60 minutes $135; 90 minutes $175), Warm Stone (60 minutes $110; 90 minutes $160) and a range of facials from the Classic Hydrating Facial (60 minutes $105) to the Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Anti-aging Treatment (60 minutes $200).

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