Treat Your Pa to a Spa
Give the gift of relaxation this Father’s Day
By Kevin Perry
You’ve given your father enough stressful moments over the years…
Pause for self-reflection.
So now it’s time to help him de-stress from the distress with a Palm Springs spa day. The most important man in your life deserves the most luxurious tune-up in town, and our resorts are ready to deliver. From foot rubs to body scrubs and everything in between, these tantalizing treatments are customized to meet the special needs of your special dude.
“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 Perk – you don’t have to be a resort guest to enjoy these luxe services. Palm Springs’ resort spas are open to everyone (and their father)!
Top Six Gentlemanly Choices:
Azure Spa & Salon at the Riviera Palm Springs – Go deep with a tissue massage designed for Dad – “Men prefer a stronger deeper touch because they have a denser muscle mass,” explains Puccinelli. Put a spring in his step with the Spring Renewal special running throughout Father’s Month (because just one day isn’t enough). Detoxifying, decadent, and just plain Dad. Or if your father is a grape man who appreciates a nice vintage, wait until Wine Down Wednesday to add a beverage to his spa rejuvenation.
Feel Good Spa at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club – Your father is all about simplicity, so skip the perfumes and frills with an organic spa treatment using all natural ingredients. The Deep Goodness package is perfect for a manly musculature, and the Good Feet offer keeps you on your toes (especially if you stand or run around all day – I’m looking at you, Dad). And talk about efficient; The Ace offers men’s haircuts in their salon, so it’s a one-stop shop for Pop! Oh, and did we mention they have a killer bar? Your dad sure will.
L’Horizon Resort and Spa – The breezy indoor-outdoor ambiance of this upscale spa provides immediate relaxation. For Dad, Spa director Danielle David recommends the “Arnica Deep Tissue Massage” with the added enrichment of a “Wild Lime Scalp Treatment”. Both are tension relievers supreme. 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, according to Danielle. 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 (if your Pop has a little less on top). 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 can enjoy the exclusive pool and bar to their heart’s content. Ahh, indeed.
PSYC (The Palm Springs Yacht Club spa) at The Parker Palm Springs – Custom made for the manliest of men, their nautical themed treatments immerse Dad is a sea of satisfaction. “The Yachtsman’s Voyage” package 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 a spa credit that covers a 60-minute facial, wrap or massage.”
The Saguaro Spa at the Saguaro Palm Springs – Is your Dad the adventurous type? If so, hit the road on a Saguaro desert cruiser bike and then shift into relaxation mode with
“The Saguaro Massage,” a traditional Swedish technique that will bring your father to the heights of the Northern Lights. Saguaro also offers Deep Tissue, Warm Stone and a range of facials from the Classic Hydrating to the Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Anti-Aging Treatment. Because let’s face it: Dad rocks!
La Dolce Vita – For the gay father (or daddy) in your life, check out this clothing optional LGBTQ paradise. He can lounge in the Jacuzzi, splash like a boss in one of the two pools, and enjoy an award winning massage from these top-notch pros for bros. It’s the only spa in town that caters exclusively to men, so let your P-Flag fly and celebrate Pride in your father.
No matter where he melts away his cares, Dad always melts our hearts. Wish him a happy Father’s Day the Palm Springs way!