Long Island spas offer treatments for men
If you're thinking of treating the dads in your life to a day of well-deserved relaxation or much-needed grooming help for Father's Day, a birthday or just because, many Long Island spas offer treatments with men in mind.
That means no girlie frilliness or unnecessary froufrou - unless that's what your man wants, of course. Such services range from sports massages and soothing shaves to gentlemen's facials and men's manicures and pedicures.
Whether your Dad, uncle, boyfriend or husband is a grooming disaster or a neatly manscaped metrosexual, now is the perfect time to treat him to a bit of TLC.
Dakotah Salon & Spa: 79-50 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury, 516-496-2525, dakotahsalonandspa.com
Whether Dad's a business mogul or weekend warrior, owner Joseph Pergola says the sports massage ($110, about an hour) offers deep-tissue treatment that works the kinks out of tired muscles. Services "for gentlemen only" also include beard and mustache grooming, manicures and pedicures - the spa has a private treatment rooms with suede couches, locker room and steam shower.
The Art of Shaving: Roosevelt Field Mall, Garden City, 516-248-3905, theartofshaving.com
"The Royal Shave" ($55, about 45 minutes) is a popular gift, says shaving specialist Timothy Whiting. The service, performed by a master barber (11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, starts with hot towels and aromatherapy to open pores and soften skin, followed by a pre-shave oil to ready it for the barber's straightedge razor. After the shave, the barber applies a mask and vitamin C-infused after-shave balm. (If Dad's bald, the same price pays for a traditional shave of his face and head.)
Hands-on-Health Massage & Day Spa: 225 Howells Rd., Bay Shore, 631-665-0082
For the dad who leans toward the scruffy or unkempt side, "The Gentleman's Clean-up" ($140) offers a full-body Swedish massage, "clean" hand and foot treatments and "clean" face and neck treatments, plus an eyebrow wax and reshape.
Namaste Wellness Spa: 198 Orinoco Dr., Brightwaters, 631-581-8108, spanamaste.com
Besides gentlemen's facials and men's shaves, this cozy storefront, owned by the mother-and-daughter team of Joann Thelan and Jocelyn Brambach, offers reflexology treatments ($40 for 30 minutes, $60 for one hour plus a foot soak) to work on specific zones of the feet that are related to different glands and organs in the body. Says Brambach, "It's great for headaches and any kind of tension and stress."
Atlantis Ocean Spa: 231 Dune Rd., Westhampton Beach, 631-727-1045, atlantishn.com
Like the other Atlantis Health Network spas, this new oceanfront spot specializes in massage therapy and skin care. Dad can choose from services such as the "Skin Fitness Facial for Men" ($100) or, if he's really into the whole spa thing, the "Men's Grooming Day" ($295, 21/2 hours), which includes a men's facial, deep-tissue massage and spa pedicure.
Deborah Thompson Day Spa: 37 The Plaza, Montauk , 631-668-4815
This day spa at historic Montauk Manor offers a "gentleman's facial," ($85) with a neck and shoulder massage to handle the effects of daily shaving.
Maximus Spa Salon: 2075 Merrick Road, Merrick, 516-623-4180; The Source Mall, 1504 Old Country Rd., Westbury, 516-222-8880, maximusspasalon.com
Spokeswoman Laura Calcasola says both locations get the most requests for the men's sports massage ($95, 50 minutes), which is more invigorating and goes deeper than a traditional Swedish one, as well as the "Men's Executive Facial" ($85, 50 minutes), customized for his specific needs. During the summer month's especially, she says, some guys also like to treat themselves and their nails to a "Men's Buffing Manicure" ($17) or a "Men's Pedicure ($40).
The Inn and Spa at East Wind: 5720 Route 25A, Wading River, 631-846-2339, eastwindlongisland.com
"Casino Royale" spa package enables Dad to select one ($149), two ($239) or three ($329) treatments - either the "Gentlemen's Skin Care" (50 minutes); deep-tissue massage (50 minutes) or Hapuna Volcanic Ash Treatment - with a spa lunch and pint of beer.
Visage Medispa: 1025 Portion Rd., Farmingville, 631-736-7336, visagemedispa.com
The "Time-Out Mens Spa Package," (90 minutes, $115) includes a 30-minute "Men's Cleansing & Invigorating Facial" and Dad's choice of a one-hour relaxing or therapeutic massage.