Man, You Look Good!

June features Father's Day and a chance during the month to treat him to a luxury spa experience.

Carolyn Patten Health & Wellness

What better excuse than June’s focus on guys to treat him to the absolute luxury of spa services.

Perhaps that man in your life has overloaded a tad in the sun, slurped down a few too many weekend cocktails, or just needs to unwind after a long workweek at the office. Perhaps his handsome face is looking a bit stressed out. What better excuse than this month’s focus on the fellows (Father’s Day is June 18) to treat him to absolute luxury with an afternoon spa service.

From blissful massages to facials guaranteed to get that manly glow going, the desert’s top spas offer treatments for his every ailment. Score one of these specials in June.

Slough off the grit and the grime at La Quinta Resort & Club’s Spa La Quinta. The Gentleman’s Custom Facial cleanses, clarifies, and boosts energy with the man in mind.

Agua Serena at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells has the ultimate indulgence with its King for a Day package, which includes an 80-minute HydraFacial, a 25-minute targeted tension massage, and a glass of champagne. If you’re feeling decadent, upgrade the massage to an hour or add on an 80-minute manicure and pedicure for a discounted rate and enjoy 20 percent off the Spa Bites lunch menu.


Agua Serena’s airy, neutral spa lobby sets the tone for luxury and pampering.

The HydraFacial is a high-powered non-invasive treatment that aims to deliver instant results with improved skin texture and appearance. High-tech exfoliation, gentle peeling, and intense hydration with antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid all work to minimize fine lines, enlarged pores, and sun-induced hyperpigmentation. Additional packages and services are now up to 50 percent off.

The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, delivers a trio of manly treats, including the Power Hour, which combines a full-body salt and oil exfoliation with a back massage and final oil application meant to erase rough skin. The Men’s Facial features a double cleanse plus exfoliation treatment, steam, extraction, mask, and scalp massage. The Activity Recovery Massage focuses on exfoliation and massage of the back, foot, and lower leg.

Azure Spa at the Riviera Palm Springs has released something called the Who’s Your Daddy package, offering guests a choice between the express-hydrating or classic facial to top off a traditional Swedish massage and glass of champagne.

All month long, The Spa at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert is featuring a special Sports Day package, which includes a European Body Scrub, Sports Massage, and Herbal Wrap.

Spa Esmeralda at Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa brings the love with a Biotec Super-Charger Facial For Men, aimed at energizing and refreshing dull, stressed-out skin. For a complete pampering experience add the specially priced enhancements, including an Eye & Lip Soother, Hair Treatment and Scalp Massage, Youthful Hands Treatment, and Foot Revitalizer. The spa is also offering a 15 percent discount on three or more 50- or 80-minute treatments.


The spa pool at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa offers the opportunity for lounging, relaxing or laps before, after or in between treatments.

And for a final feel-good experience for both men and women, The Spa at Westin Mission Hills is donating half of all proceeds from this month’s regular fitness-class fees to a nonprofit organization providing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations: charity:water.


Agua Serena Spa at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
44600 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells 92210

Azure Spa at the Riviera Palm Springs
1600 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs 92262

Spa Esmeralda at Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa
44400 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells 92210

The Spa at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert 92260

Spa La Quinta at La Quinta Resort & Club
49499 Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta 92253

The Spa at the Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage
68900 Frank Sinatra Drive
Rancho Mirage 92270

The Spa at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
71333 Dinah Shore Drive
Rancho Mirage 92270