If Dad won’t go near a spa, send him to male favorite the Grooming Lounge. He’ll get a complimentary beer or wine. We suggest giving him a Super Stoner massage, where he’ll enjoy a rubdown with heated stones to relieve those pesky knots and sore muscles. You know, the kind he got from working too hard on his golf swing. $150 for 90 minutes.
If you think Dad would prefer something more heavy-duty, hit him with the Disaster Relief package, specially priced at $130 (more than $175 normally) for Father’s Day. It includes ear- and nose-wax-removal services, a business man-icure and foot treatment plus a bottle of “balla” powder and Nature Call deodorizing bathroom drops. 1745 L St., NW; 202-466-8900; 1731 U International Dr., McLean; 703-288-0355; groominglounge.com.
Treat Dad to a day that’s just about him. Blu Water Day Spa is offering a variety of packages for Father’s Day. The King for a Day package includes a manicure, pedicure, 60-minute Swedish massage, and 45-minute “man facial” for $235 (regularly $260). The Express Dad includes a manicure, pedicure, and 30-minute stress-relief massage for $115, regularly $125. 5234 Nicholson Ln., Kensington; 301-984-6245; bluwaterdayspa.com.
Amenity Day Spa in Ashburn is a popular location for men and women together. Perhaps it’s the couples’ treatment rooms, or the fact that it offers packages designed just for men. Our pick for Father’s Day is the Men’s Healthy Choice package, which offers a 60-minute Swedish stress-reducer massage, a men’s facial, and 45 minutes of reflexology, all for $280. 44365 Premier Plaza, Suite 120, Ashburn; 703-726-8100; amenitydayspa.com.
Not sure what service Dad would like? Simply tell him that you’re sending him to the spa and let him choose. Through June 22, save 10 percent on all services at Elaj Aveda when you mention that the gift is a Father’s Day present. 801 Pleasant Dr., Suite 110, Rockville; 301-977-1514; elajavedadayspa.com.
If your dad is a sports junkie, treat him to the Runners Delight package at Old Town’s Fountains Day Spa. He’ll enjoy a miniature massage with a focus on the lower back, neck, and shoulders and then a foot exfoliation, massage, and warm-towel wrap. It’s followed by the spa’s signature reflexology treatment, featuring an acupressure massage on the feet and legs. 80 minutes; $145, (regularly $171). 422 S. Washington St., Alexandria; 703-549-1990; fountainsdayspa.net.
In Mint Condition
At Adams Morgan’s chic Mint Spa, Dad can enjoy a workout before his treatment. Treat him to the Dad’s Day Off package, which includes a 25-minute neck, upper-back, and shoulder massage, a 25-minute facial and scalp massage, and a 60-minute hand/foot buff for $195. Available June 20 to June 30. 1724 California St., NW; 202-328-6468; mintconditionyourself.com.
Get complimentary upgrades on all gift certificates this Father’s Day from Comfort & Joy Wellness Spa in Fairfax. Personally, we’d suggest the custom massage—you can even add on a treatment for yourself in the two-person massage suite. 9514-A Main St., Fairfax; 703-425-8800; comfortjoy.com.