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Manly Repose

While thought to primarily be a woman’s domain, spas are increasingly catering packages to suit the needs of men. More than ever before, spas are pampering their male guests by offering a variety of massage treatments, facials, and, yes, even pedicures.

Here is a list of treatments in Calgary spas that are geared especially for men.

Man Space Package
This half-day, intensive treatment includes a 60-minute therapeutic massage, 15-minute steam detox, 60-minute facial, and an hour-and-a-half manicure and pedicure, $269 at RnR Wellness The Spa.

Sports Massage
At True Fitness, Spa & Wellness, the sports massage is perfect for sore muscles as a result of rigorous physical activity or chronic injury, $85 for one hour or $115 for an hour and a half.

Men are the focus at Renovations: The Spa for Men. One of their most popular treatments is a hair removal body wax. After skin is thoroughly cleaned, a warm, scented wax is applied on the skin. A lotion application follows. Prices vary, $15 – $75.Men’s Recovery Facial
A soothing and rejuvenating treatment at Swizzlesticks SalonSpa that includes an intensive eye rejuvenation treatment, a scalp massage and a shoulder, neck and arm massage, $139.

Gentleman’s Paraffin Pedicure
A full pedicure and foot soak in sweet birch and citrus oil, with cuticle management, an exfoliating massage, lower leg massage, and paraffin moisture application, $85 at Riverside Spa.

Apollo Men’s Pack
On Mondays, Spa Europa is dedicated to men, offering clients a combo that includes a two-hour, full-body massage and a European pedicure, for $130.—Richard Saad

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