Although Las Vegas is known for its gambling and nightlife, it is also a superb place to de-stress and unwind, as the city offers plenty of high-quality spas where visitors can treat themselves to a number of excellent therapeutic treatments. So the next time you visit Las Vegas, think about treating yourself to a day at the spa at one of the city’s finest treatment facilities:
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Canyon Ranch Spa at the Venetian
[Canyon Ranch also featured on Hopper's list of the "Five Best Spas in Las Vegas"]
This enormous spa is located within the famous Venetian Hotel, a Las Vegas landmark, and has everything that one could possibly wish for in a high-end spa, with a fitness center, climbing wall, sauna and whirlpool. There is even a full-service salon offering hair, makeup and nail services. Seriously, there are so many treatments offered at the Canyon Ranch Spa that someone could spend an entire week at the spa and still not experience everything! What a week that would be!
One of the signature treatments to try here is the Canyon Ranch Mango Sugar Glo, which is a full-body exfoliating treatment that uses jojoba oil, natural sugar and beta carotene to give your skin an amazing glow.
BATHHOUSE Spa, THEhotel
This spa feels like it is light years away from the hustle and bustle of the casinos and Strip, as it’s situated on a high floor in the Mandalay Bay. The cool, slate stone walls and grey-green color scheme will calm guests right away and as their cares will melt away as soon as they breathe in the fragrant air of the eucalyptus steam room. There are 12 different treatment rooms here, which include a hot plunge pool and a sauna.
The BATHHOUSE Spa offers services for both men and women including massages, body treatments, pedicures, facials, manicures and even custom baths. One great treatment is the detoxifying massage, which will cleanse the body of any built-up toxins and is sure to cure any residual hangovers from the previous night.
The Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace
Have you ever wondered what visiting a Roman bath house must have been like during the Roman Empire? Wonder no longer. The facilities and offerings at The Qua Baths and Spa, at the famed Caesars Palace, are reminiscent of ancient Rome. However, this palatial spa, besides its historical décor, also has pretty great amenities like an arctic ice room, herbal steam room and cedar wood sauna.
This incredibly enormous spa has a total of 51 different treatment rooms, where highly trained spa artisans perform their magic. Every type of healing treatment imaginable is available, as the spa offers everything from chakra balancing to hypnotherapy to ayurvedic treatment.
The Paris Spa by Mandara
The luxurious Paris Spa by Mandara is located at Paris Las Vegas and is inspired by the art and architecture of the “City of Light.” It features a fitness center, two spa boutiques and a European-style spa. The interior décor within this spa is some of the most stunning of all the spas in Las Vegas, with hand-carved hardwood tables from Bali, imported silks and carpets and gorgeous artwork imported from all over the world.
Be sure to try the refreshing Eucalyptus steam room and to take advantage of the whirlpool. To really pamper oneself, check out the heavenly Mandara stone massage.
The Spa at Encore
Visitors will be blown away by the Spa at Encore’s extravagant décor, elegant treatment rooms and arched ceilings. Far from offering only style, this spa has a wide variety of treatments which combine modern techniques with ancient healing rituals. One such treatment is the “Good Luck Ritual” which brings in the elements of aromatherapy and feng shui combined an exfoliating full body scrub that is sure to take your mind off of any recently accrued gambling debt.
These are just a few of the most superb luxury spas that Las Vegas has to offer, so make sure to leave some time in your next holiday to escape from the casino and pamper yourself in bliss.