March 11, 2013|By Myscha Theriault, McClatchy – Tribune News Service

Women aren’t the only travelers trying to find the best penny-pinching options for a little pampering. Men have been demanding their own service preferences for some time now, and the industry has stepped up and taken notice. If you’re interested in a more masculine getaway with your best buds, check out some of these spectacular spa steals.

Packages: Many spa destinations and resorts are jumping into the man market by offering exceptional per-day values on their spa packages. One example is Adler Thermae in Tuscany. At a price of 926 Euros for four nights, guys are able to enjoy a high-value getaway which includes a full daily breakfast with home-baked goodies, an afternoon snack buffet, a nightly gourmet dinner and three full spa treatments which allow gentlemen to enjoy a separate experience each day. Also included is full daily access to the facility’s spa amenities, which feature several swimming pools, a waterfall, two steam rooms, a Turkish bath grotto and a Finnish sauna.

Beverages: A hot trend in gentlemen’s spa services is to offer access to adult beverages as part of the experience. For instance, at a Southern California chain of upscale men’s salons known as 18 / 8, male business travelers can enjoy a glass of premium wine or beer in the facility’s stylish lounge while waiting to receive their treatment. Branches such as Rancho Santa Margarita and Irvine are included in their locati