Sin City is a town where travelers have come to expect the best of the best in cuisine, nightlife and entertainment. Mediocre will not do. So it’s no wonder Las Vegas has also cultivated one of the best collection of spa services in the country. Whether a work conference, bachelorette party, or romantic weekend getaway brings you to town, a trip to the spa to unwind or revive, is a must. See below for our favorite spas in Las Vegas and treatments for every occasion.
Spa at Mandarin Oriental – Luminescence Massage & Body Treatment
Here’s the deal. Sexy, soft, shimmery skin is a girl’s best accessory. If you’re planning on hitting the town in a leg-baring-mini, stop by the Mandarin Oriental spa for their Luminescence Massage & Body Treatment.
The hour and a half service will have every muscle relaxed after the long flight (or drive) into Sin City. Beginning with a welcome foot ritual, you’ll ease into the plush art deco Asian decor, while sipping on hot tea. Next you’ll flow through a sensory test with your masseuse. The Mandarin Oriental offers their signature line of aromatherapy massage oils you can choose from – Awaken, Bloom, Flourish, or Relief. Each one aimed at stimulating or softening the senses.
Next, expert hands will exfoliate your rough wintery skin away using London based brand Espa’s Organic Exfoliating Body Polish; made with refining apricot seed kernels, cooling spearmint, and hydrating aloe vera. The in-room steam shower washes away excess salt revealing a renewed exterior ready for 50 minutes of Swedish massage bliss.
The finishing touch: Espa’s shimmer powder is applied over the entire body blending with the massage oils for a luminizing effect that will last through dinner, drinks and dancing the night away.
Luminescence Massage & Body Treatment 1.5hr, $240 M-T, $280 F-S
Spa at Aria Resort & Casino – Hydrafacial
Techno day parties started in Europe, but are now the regular du jour in Vegas. But all that sun at the pool, imbibing, and dry desert air can zap moisture out of your skin faster than you can say – dehydration.
Head to The Spa at Aria Resort & Casino to give your skin a little TLC post pool. The Spa offers our favorite moisture facial aptly named – hydrafacial.
We love their gentle microdermabrasion process used to exfoliate (the crystal free tip makes it safe for those with sensitive skin). Afterwards, an alpha hydroxy mask is applied to smooth and encourage cell regrowth, followed by a red LED light treatment and collagen stimulating mask. Fine lines and wrinkles will be smoothed and skin deeply nourished.
While your friends are looking rough from the day’s events, you’ll show up to dinner refreshed and glowing. Did someone say round two?
Hydrafacial 50min $275 M-T, $285 F-S
Aria Spa: 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158, (702) 590-9600
Spa at Wynn Resort & Casino – Oxygen Infused Facial
Makeup only looks as good as your skin does. And if you’re prepping for a big event like a wedding or New Year’s Eve party, make sure it starts with an Oxygen Infused Facial at The Spa at Wynn Resort & Casino.
The three step hyaluronic acid layering technique delivers fast results during 80 minutes of pure pampering. A stream of oxygen pushes nutrients, antioxidants, and hydration deep into the skin. Two layers of moisture seal everything in for an immediate plump, dewy complexion.
But the secret weapon here is Intraceuticles Atoxelene Serum. A powerful peptide topical, dubbed “liquid Botox” for its ability to make fine lines and wrinkles disappear.
Your flawless complexion will be glowing for you close up, or selfie.
Oxygen Infused Facial 80min, $350
Wynn Spa: 3131 las vegas blvd. south, las vegas, NV 89109, (702) 770 3900
Canyon Ranch at The Venetian – Euphoria Bath
You partied hard. Made some amazing memories, some a little blurry, but now your body is feeling the consequences of all that fun. What do you do? Head to the renowned Canyon Ranch Spa at The Venetian for the ultimate detox experience. The Euphoria Bath is one of their most famous services and we agree, it is not to be missed.
As you glide into a candle lit room with red rose petals strewn about and a bear footed copper tub filled with steaming hot water next to a massage table, you might mistake this place for a slice of heaven.
Crushed herbs mixed with warm water to create a paste are first used to cleanse and exfoliate your skin. The herbs dry and act similar to a mud mask, stimulating the skin and pulling out toxins. The smell of sage oil fills the room and a light scalp massage is the perfect touch before your masseuse guides you into the tub for a candle lit soak. Every muscle in your body will be jelly before you even get to the 60 minute Swedish massage.
By the time the clock is up on this 100 minute total body, mind and soul experience, you’ll be begging for more. But don’t worry, you can always come back.
Euphoia Bath 100min, $335 M-W, $345 T-S
-by Amy Chang
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