Relax and rejuvenate at one of these gay-owned or gay-friendly spas, including the Aire Ancient Baths, Grand Resort and Spa, Spa Kea Lani, Spa Montage and Away Spa.
Relax at this upscale spa at The Boulders, located in Carefree, AZ. Get an aloe vera body wrap, an avocado citrus scrub, hot stone message, back wax or chakra balancing. The <a href="http://www.theboulders.com/" target="_blank">Golden Door Spa</a> is the perfect combination of traditional and outré, upscale and low-key, active and relaxing.
NYC’s <a href="http://www.insideclay.com/" target="_blank">Clay Health Club & Spa</a> is a full-service spa that offers patrons exercise classes, nutrition programs and personal trainers. The eye and neck mask, green tea peel and Thai massage are a few unique spa services you can try out at the 40-room Inn. The spa offers a membership and is opened to the public.
Socialize, detox and unwind at the <a href="http://www.revelresorts.com/resort/venues/exhale-spa" target="_blank">Exhale Spa</a> located at the Atlantic City’s Revel Resort. This spa has 32 therapy rooms for facials, massages and body-slimming treatments. Enjoy a drink from the bar and relax near the bask spa pool. In addition to taking care of the body, Exhale Spa also offers Core Fusion and yoga classes that are physically and mentally challenging.
Go on a relaxing retreat to <a href="http://www.ancientbathsny.com/" target="_blank">Aire Ancient Baths</a>. Try a session of thermal-bathing rituals that date back to the Greek and Roman baths in the 5th century B.C. Start off in the warm-water pool, then the hot-water pool, the high-steam room and lastly the cold-water pool. We recommend guests book the “Bath & Acoustic” package to enjoy the baths and a relaxing massage, while enjoying the soothing sound of a Flamenco Roots concert.
Outdoor spa treatments, skin care and body renewal rituals are just a few spa treatments available at the <a href="http://www.miravalresorts.com/the_spa/" target="_blank">Life Balance Spa</a> at the Miraval Resort and Spa. Get a bamboo body smoother, desert rain scrub, aqua Zen massage and more. Try the Ultimate Ayurvedic Treatment, which includes Shirodhara therapy to relax and balance your nervous system.
Inside Santa Fe’s Eldorado Hotel, <a href="http://www.eldoradohotel.com/santa_fe_spa" target="_blank">Nidah Spa</a> helps guests rejuvenate with treatments, using natural, local ingredients like stones, plants and herbs. A chocolate peppermint sugar scrub, a turquoise-gemstone massage and a chile-honey body wrap are just some of the many treatments guests can expect when checking into this spa.
Visit Ft. Lauderdale Beach’s largest gay-owned men’s resort. <a href="http://www.grandresort.net/" target="_blank">Grand Resort</a> has a fitness center, clothing-optional courtyard, 10-man Jacuzzi and a hair salon. The award-winning spa offers various packages, including the 5-night Pampered Getaway package with your choice of a 50-minute Swedish or deep tissue massage, a facial, a body scrub (glacier salt body scrub or a “Jack Black” signature body scrub), an exfoliating manicure, standard pedicure and a complimentary bottle of champagne.
Part of the gay-friendly Kimpton Hotels, Hotel Monaco’s <a href="http://www.monaco-sf.com/" target="_blank">San Francisco Spa</a> uses organic, eco-friendly ingredients in a peaceful setting. Among the fragrant treatments is the lavender dreams body scrub and chamomile body scrub. Try the sunless tanning treatment if you want to sport a nice tan without baking in the sun.
Try Hawaii’s signature Lomilomi massage at 5,500-square-foot <a href="http://www.fairmont.com/kealani" target="_blank">Spa Kea Lani</a> at the Fairmont Kea Lani, located in Maui. You can use their outdoor, ocean-side cabana for a secluded treatment. The sun on Maui can be crazy strong, which is one of the reasons why the Ho’ona (soothing) Facial is one of the spa’s most popular requests.
Located in Washington, DC, <a href="http://www.mandarianoriental.com/washington/spa" target="_blank">The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental</a>, offers an Oriental Bamboo Massage in a Zen-Nirvana themed room, heavy on the Buddha accessories and forest green ornaments. The Jade Enzyme Facial exfoliates dead skin and enhances the rejuvenation process. It’s a full-throttle spa experience that lives up to the hype to wow the most finicky spa connoisseurs.
Located in the center of the “Golden Triangle” around Rodeo Drive, this 20,000-square-foot facility has separate private lounges for men and women with skylights and a fireplace, and locker rooms with steam, sauna, whirlpool and Swiss showers. <a href="http://www.spamontage.com/beverlyhills/beverly-hills-spa-specials.php" target="_blank">Spa Montage</a> provides fitness classes, Holistic spa services, facial therapies to address shaving irritation and more. We suggest the Montage Beverly Hills’ signature Day of Indulgence package.
Experience a tranquil, comfortable, unisex full-service spa environment at <a href="http://www.shuispa.com/" target="_blank">Shui Spa</a> in Provincetown, MA. Special features include a warm mineral therapy tub, sauna and steam room. The spa also offers various packages, massages, healthy food menu, body treatments, and energy treatments to reduce stress, release toxins in your system and help you rejuvenate.
Chicago's <a href="http://sirspa.com/" target="_blank">Sir Spa</a> offers special packages for a relaxing birthday party or an intimate date with that special someone. Guests will enjoy the private Grooming Club Lounge for mingling before, during and after treatments. A scalp massage, in-grown hair treatment, reflexology massage and a 4-layer face treatment are just a few of the many different ways Sir Spa helps its customers renew and rejuvenate.
<a href="http://www.awayspavieques.com/" target="_blank">AWAY Spa</a> at the W Retreat & Spa, in Vieques, Puerto Rico, features a full-service beauty menu, covering hair, nails and waxing --just to name a few. A special mani/pedi section is perfect for social gatherings with friends or a great way to meet new ones. Treatment suites feature garden settings, some with ocean views and private outdoor shower areas. We suggest the My Away Massage to ease backaches, especially after a long flight.