Hidden in the heart of some great hotels are private, luxury spas pitching to blokes who aren't afraid of a little pampering.
Whether it's beard maintenance, a body massage or tailored facial to keep your outer glow intact, these are some of the best offerings for men when it comes to unwinding, rejuvenating and opting out for some downtime when you next check-in.
Crown Spa, Perth
Crown Spa in Perth opened its doors last December and prides itself on the same philosophy that drives its other Australian spa locations like Crown Melbourne. They use La Prairie and Subtle Energies products and you can't go past A Package for Him – a two and half hour treatment that covers all bases from therapeutic massage to help circulation and release toxins to a manicure and hand massage. This one also comes with a haircut.
Park Hyatt, Sydney
In the heart of the city you'll find a spa oasis that is the Park Hyatt with a dedicated facility to bliss out and recharge. The Gentlemen's Dream is a three-hour escape from reality package with relaxation on the mind. The package includes a facial, pedicure, body scrub and a deep tissue massage. Spa products used are Kerstin Florian for the brand buffs.
Price: starts at $445
Park Hyatt, Melbourne
Whoever said you shouldn't mix alcohol with a spa relaxation was wrong. At the Park Hyatt you can bring a friend or loved one to indulge in a Monday-Saturday only package that's dubbed the Wellness and Whisky duo. Designed to draw on the healing power of herbs and plants, this double whammy comes with a facial that promises deep exfoliation and a deep tissue massage too. Complete the experience with a 10-year-aged whisky on the rocks. Cheers to that.
Langham Hotel, Melbourne
The Langham Hotel is adored for its elegant Chuan Day Spa surroundings. A hot favourite at this spa is A Man's World – a 90-minute spa that covers a back scrub, exfoliation, massage and a facial. Men also have access to the Jacuzzi, pool, sauna and steam room.
Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley, NSW
Going bush needn't get so primal, but the folks at One & Only have managed to grab our attention with this beauty aimed at blokes. The Bushman Massage is all about an attention to detail massage that alleviates deep-seated tension and muscle stress. It's all about pressure point and stimulating movements on specific areas of concern. Ditch the office stress for the bushman's call – where your neck, lower back and shoulders are in for a superb reconditioning.
Price: Starts at $210
One & Only Hayman Island, QLD
If the idea of a vigorous massage workout for the body is your thing then you can't go past the Freestyle Deep Tissue Massage. The spa team at Hayman Island promises a tailored workout to suit your needs that will leave you feeling Zen-like and focused. Your therapist will hand select aroma oils to suit your mood and they're ready to tackle muscle pain, realign your emotions, help with stress relief or indulge you in pure relaxation.
Kokomo Island, Fiji
Sodashi's Mankind range is all the rage at Kokomo Island, Fiji. The Man Made Facial delivers a deep cleanse to balance natural oils and prevent ingrown hairs. The products used are enriched with cypress, rosemary and sandalwood – all aiding in decongesting and boosting skin renewal. It's aimed at the bloke with jetlag – think of it as the ultimate pick-me-up. There's a relaxing Himalayan salt therapy back massage to ease stress and reduce tension while the facial leaves you ready for a new day.
QT Hotels and Resorts SpaQ– Sydney and Canberra
Known as the Mr. Bond Shave, this 45-minute treatment is all those who like a close shave served with all the fancy trimmings. The treatment begins with a steaming scented towel applied to face followed by a rich shaving cream in preparation for a straight-edged razor cut. An eye-mask is also included for hydration while a hand and shoulder massage is an added bonus. When the shave is complete, a cold towel is used to close the pores. A spritz of aftershave and hydrating moisturiser is also applied. This vintage style service also comes served with a complimentary glass of Chivas Regal.
The Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat is located in the Tallebudgera Valley, Queensland and with its serene surroundings has tailored a men's package that comes with a twist. Tribal Dreaming is ideal for blokes who want to shut out the world – even for a moment. The experimental package incorporates dance, massage and movement. The ritual is designed to lighten your energy load and soothe your worries. You begin with a forest walk and intention ceremony while your therapist also uses didgeridoo healing, ochre clay and a customised 80-minute massage that draws from KaHuna, Myotherapy, Hot Stones and Chi Nei Tsang elements to deliver your sensory experience.
Byron at Byron, NSW
When next in Byron, a treatment at the Byron at Byron Resort is a must. They're loyal to the Pevonia Botanica range and with the Absolute Man package you'll be treated to an organic Mukti facial with indigenous active ingredients to purify and cleanse your skin. What's more – they also massage your aching feet.
Gaia Retreat, NSW Hinterlands
Heading to the Hinterland begs for new beginnings and with the Gaia Man comes a chance to be reborn – well sort of. The Gaia Man package is a marathon of 4.5 hours and begins with a body polish, a steam room to help you on your way and a cocoon body masque with your choice of warm oil scalp massage. This is followed by a full body massage, a signature facial and mini manicure and pedicure.
Check out the gallery above to see 10 top spots for some serious R&R.