Calgary’s Top Spas for Guys

Soft music, cascading water and wafting floral scents don’t exactly scream “guys night out,” but please, be open-minded. Times have changed and spas in Calgary are working to make guys feel right at home. It just depends on what kind of guy you are.

Refined Handyman
Restoration. Remodel. Clean-up. With offerings that sound like “Holmes on Homes” episodes, Renovations: The Spa for Men is perfect for guys looking to sand down some rough edges. The Handyman Special (about $130) includes a manicure, pedicure and facial. It’s the perfect refreshment before a night on the town – or, a day in the garage. 130-1000 Centre. St. N., 403-277-1110.

Aspiring Roman Emperor
Spa Europa
will make any plebian feel like the son of Zeus. The Apollo Men’s Pack ($130) includes a full body and foot massage. Sweat out with the Turkish Hammam Treatment, and follow up with a full-body exfoliation and total scalp treatment. Suite 100E, 1029 – 17th Ave. SW, 403-229-1578.

Meditation Guru
You know a spa with a resident harpist – not to mention “raindrop therapy” – is serious about relaxation. Attaining nirvana isn’t cheap at Riverside Spa (pictured above), but the Gentleman’s Relax package ($290) works magic with a therapeutic massage, facial and pedicure. 110 Point McKay Crescent NW, 403-270-7500.

Foggy, Groggy Dude
The Beer Drinker’s Cleanse ($120), which includes a full-body salt scrub and a scalp massage, is a hangover killer. The Getaway Spa also offers body waxing, hot razor shaves and haircuts, so you can leave looking even sharper than you feel. #12, 630 – 1st Ave. NE, 403-210-0666.

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