Put on your Pom-Pom slippers and grab your lavender mist, it’s time to hit the spa.

Oops. Sorry, ladies, this time of year, it’s all about the boys and their pampering needs.

With Father’s Day just days away, it’s still not too late to gift your father, husband or other dads in your life a Spa & Wellness Gift Card.

Photo via John Allan

Photo via John Allan

Now, before you get all “what, my dad is so not a spa guy,” you may want to rethink your visual definition of a spa.

More and more spas are aiming to attract a growing crop of men seeking the same wellness benefits spa treatments have been offering women for generations. They are creating male-specific services, with language tailored to appeal to guys that want to de-stress and live a zen-full, healthy life.

According to a study from the ISPA Foundation, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), men represent 47 percent of the spa-going population in the U.S (I was shocked by that high percentage too especially since I live in metrosexual NYC and have a hubby who actually loves to spa-it-up just as much as I do).

Photo via American Spa

Photo via American Spa

Men want to look good, feel energized and smell great. Long gone are the days when body odor was a welcomed sign of masculinity. These days, your guy wants (and clearly does) to get a nice foot massage infused with botanicals that not only remove odor but alleviate tension throughout the whole body.

Which is why, spa’s like Desert Zen Day Spa in Bermuda Dunes, CA and Natural Body Spa and Shop in Atlanta, GA have Father’s Day specials you can snag from Spa Week right now. Also, men-only (i.e. no women allowed) wellness pioneer John Allan’s is always ready to polish and primp their clientele with great hair and clean, fresh skin (I’m thinking gift cards and a kiss on the cheek from the grandkids, will ensure my father-in-law will have an extra special Father’s Day).

Photo via Clarisonic

Photo via Clarisonic

If you’re looking to gift dad-at-home skin-care essentials to compliment his spa experience, try, The Body Shop For Men Maca Root Shave Cream (bestselling shaving cream softens bristles and improves razor glide), then follow up with Weleda Moisture Cream For Men (a lightweight formula that keeps skin smooth and calm).  For all those gadget-loving dads, try the Clarisonic Alpha Fit, which is engineered specifically to clean men’s tougher skin, by using sonic technology to cleanses away oil, sweat, and grime.

Guest Blogger: Pamela Pekerman is a TV Lifestyle Expert, Influencer and Editor of www.PiecesofPam.com, that focuses on smart style and beauty tips that help busy women and moms Always Be Your Best You. She shares her double-duty beauty, time-savers, and fashion-fixes on Good Morning America, FOX & Friends, VH1, HSN and morning shows from NY to LA.  She’s passionate about Meaningful Me Moments, comfy shoes, her husband, children and coral lipstick.

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