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.
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.
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.