Best Day Spas & Salons for Men

Spa's for Men Santiago

You’re on vacation in gay paradise… time to treat yourself! How about a decadent day of pampering and massage at a spa just for men?  Or maybe you’d like a little manscaping to look your best around the pool at Santiago? Greater Palm Springs is home to dozens of day spas and salons for massage, grooming, and waxing. Whether you’re dreaming of a luxury spa experience, a sanctuary just for men, or an expert wax job, here are our favorite places to exhale and say spahhhh.

Luxury Day Spas in Greater Palm Springs

The Spa at Séc-he
Inspired by the ancient healing waters of the Agua Caliente Hot Mineral Spring, the sparkling new Spa at Séc-he has been named the #1 Top Spa in North America by Spas of America. Located in the heart of downtown on top of the original spring, the “Taking of the Waters” day pass is one of our favorite ways to experience Séc-he. You’ll enjoy a freshly-drawn soak in one of 22 private mineral bath rooms, plus full-day access to all of the spa’s deluxe amenities which include outdoor swimming pools and a luxe men’s locker room with aromatherapy showers, a eucalyptus steam room, menthol inhalation sauna, plus separate indoor and outdoor lounge areas. There’s even a detoxifying halotherapy salt cave. Of course, Séc-he’s complete spa menu includes a full roster of high-end massage therapy, facials, and body scrubs using local botanicals. It’s hard to go wrong here.

Sunstone Spa at Agua Caliente Casino
This tranquil 10,500-square-foot oasis features a private men’s area with a soothing eucalyptus steam room, a menthol dry sauna, a grounding room, refreshments, and an outdoor patio with a whirlpool spa. Sunstone placed #3 on the Top Spas of North America list, yet somehow manages to be one of the better-kept secrets in town. One-of-a-kind treatment experiences include heated stones, quartz-infused essential oils and vibrational sessions. Clinical facials, gemstone body polishes, and deluxe mani/pedis are equally magical. Worth the 20-minute drive east on Ramon to Rancho Mirage.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Rancho Mirage
The elegant sandstone facility is nestled on a bluff outside town and features incredible mountain and valley views from every window. A beautiful men’s area includes a steam room, sauna, and an outdoor terrace with a plunge pool and hot tub. The decadent spa menu incorporates indigenous botanicals into massages, facials, and scrubs and includes a number of treatments designed especially for men. Prepare to be seriously pampered, and make sure to request a treatment room with a view. About a 20-minute drive from Santiago.

Spa Desert Springs at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort
Leave the cares of the world behind at this incredible 38,000-square-foot wellness facility. The spacious men’s lounge includes whirlpools, saunas, and lavender- and lemongrass-scented Turkish-style hammams, plus there’s a large co-ed saltwater pool. The spa menu of men’s massage, facials, and body treatments is impressive and bookings include access to the resort’s state-of-the-art fitness center and spa bistro. Make sure to allow time to explore the resort’s over-the-top property (yes, they really have gondolas on the lakes and a flock of flamingos). Located about 30-minutes away in Palm Desert.

Best Day Spas & Salons Just for Men

Palm Springs Fine Men’s Salon
This one-stop grooming shop for men in downtown Palm Springs offers all the services you need to look your best on your desert vacation. Haircuts, beard trims, straight-razor shaves, facials, waxing, mani/pedis, full body massage… they do a great job of covering all the bases. Combine services and create your own mini spa day! Voted by locals as the best non-resort day spa & salon in the Coachella Valley. Closed Sunday-Monday.

Palm Springs Men’s Wellness Retreat
The masseurs at this “exclusive massage spa designed by men for men” get rave reviews for deep tissue work as well as couples massage. Conveniently located downtown, popular massage add-ons include rejuvenating sugar scrubs or table showers in the spa’s private wet room. Cupping, MLD, facials, and trimming are also available on their extensive services menu.

Men’s Grooming Spot
Minutes away in Cathedral City, this cheeky salon and spa offers massage, waxing & manscaping, mani/pedis, haircuts, and more. For something you’re not likely to find at home, treat yourself to G Spot’s decadent Four Hand Muscle Daddy Massage.

Grooming & Massage – More Great Choices

Studio M Salon & Spa
In addition to full hair services for men and women, Studio M offers mani/pedis, facials, massage, and energy work with Reiki, crystals, or sound from some of the most talented and educated staff in Palm Springs. Studio M is located nearby in Smoke Tree Commons. Hot tip: Mention that you’re staying at Santiago Resort and receive a 15% discount on all in-spa services! Phone: 760-327-9000

Desert Esthetica
The proprietor of this nearby studio off Ramon Road has 30 years of experience in skin and body care and offers one-on-one individualized services including facials, mani/pedis, waxing, and clipping. The Manzilian Wax is his specialty. Phone: 203-644-2351

Salon 119 Beauty & Spa
Located downtown, Salon 119 is another solid choice for self-care and pampering. In addition to facials, scrubs, and waxing, their extensive massage menu includes Lomi Lomi, Deep Tissue, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, and Reflexology.