Where To Relax And Decompress In Sin City
In a city that never sleeps, with bright neon signs, dinging slot machines and an abundance of alcohol, a girl needs to find somewhere quiet to ease her mind and relax. Luckily, Las Vegas is home to more than just poker tables and all-night clubs. In fact, Vegas has some of the country's best and most luxurious spas. After a long day (or night), a trip to one of these five incredible spas will certainly relieve your tired mind and body.
Whether you are looking for a hip, modern vibe or something more classic, regal or lavish, Vegas has the perfect spa for you. All you need to bring are your tight muscles and cluttered mind.
Tucked away inside Mandalay Bay's second, more upscale tower, THEhotel, Bathhouse feels light-years away from the hustle and bustle of the casino. Equipped with 12 treatment rooms, hot and cool tubs, sauna, hot plunge pool and eucalyptus steam rooms, there's plenty of places to relax. The decor is far from traditional with slate stone walls, a color scheme of gray and green, stone rivers and trickling rain showers on each wall. They offer both men's and women's services, including massages, massage enhancements like java scrubs and aromatherapy, body treatments, facials, pedicures, manicures, waxing and even custom baths. After a long night out on the Strip, opt for the 80-minute detoxifying massage, which uses body scrubs and lotions to remove dead skin and toxins from your body. Services start at $30. Reservations are strongly recommended, and you do not have to be a guest at the hotel to visit.
The Spa at Encore, Encore resort
Located in one of the nicest resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, the Forbes five-star award-winning The Spa at Encore offers a one-of-a-kind spa experience. The decor is opulent and luxurious, with a far-east vibe. The locker rooms are draped in rich fabrics with stunning Venetian glass chandeliers. The hallways to the treatment rooms are lined with ornate lanterns and exotic prints. The garden suite rooms feature showers and plenty of natural light so you feel like you're outside in a faraway land. The spa also features warm and cool plunge pools and saunas to help you decompress. The spa offers massages, massage enhancements, transforming rituals like a lavender stone ritual, facials and body treatments. If you're new to the spa, begin with the Encore Signature Massage, which blends techniques from all over the world, like deep tissue, relaxing and blended fusion. You can go with a 50-minute treatment to help you unwind or 110 minutes for complete and utter tranquility. Treatments start at $90 and reservations are required.
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Sahra Spa and Hammam, The Cosmopolitan
Situated in the newest hotel on the Strip, The Cosmopolitan, the Sahra Spa and Hammam has an earthy, simple yet sophisticated decor with 420 tons of sandstone lining the entryway to reception. The mirrored walls in the Space Between serenity lounge area mimic the look and feel of a canyon with twinkling stars and simple light fixtures decorating the ceiling. After a long night of partying, try one of the spa's signature Sahra Hamman treatments, which includes a whole body detoxification, steam treatment and a cooling bath. If you're visiting with a group, reserve one of the spa's Sahra suites, which have a treatment room, steam room and shower, deep soaking tub, relaxation space and lounge and a personal vanity and changing area. In addition, the spa has a 1,200 square foot hammam, which fits up to four people and offers heated stone loungers while you wait for your treatment. Treatments start at $150 and reservations are required.
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Spa Bellagio, The Bellagio
Hidden away in the gorgeous and opulent Bellagio, the 55,000 square foot Spa Bellagio features the same gorgeous design aesthetic as the casino and resort. Known as one of the very first luxury spas in Vegas, the Spa Bellagio is still ranked as one of the best. Featuring 56 treatment rooms, a salon, cold plunge pool, different temperature hot tubs, sauna and fitness center, there is a treatment and activity for just about everyone. The salon is decorated in rich gold and is designed to look like a Tuscan town, including a beautiful fountain in the front. The spa's decor is more mellow, soothing and light, with pale aqua tiles that light from behind, giving off an almost iridescent glow. Spa Bellagio is one of only a few spas that offer the Watsu treatment, which is a massage that is offered in warm, waist deep water. The private, 70-minute massage starts at $285. Another popular treatment is the Signature stone massage, which starts at $175 for 50 minutes. Reservations are required.
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Canyon Ranch Spa Club, The Venetian
Attached to the beautiful Venetian casino is the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, which boasts the same soothing, nature-inspired designs and top-notch service that the Canyon Ranch Spas and Health Resorts are known for. The sprawling 137,000 square foot spa is the largest in Vegas, offering more than just massages and facials. The spa has two cafes, a 40-foot rock climbing wall, full-service fitness center with personal training, a cycling studio and even an indoor igloo! The spa also offers the most unique treatments (more than 100 to choose from) in all of Las Vegas. The experts at Las Vegas Direct recommend the Canyon Ranch Mango Sugar Glo body scrub and massage, which helps to rejuvenate skin and restore healthy balance. Another popular treatment is the 100-minute Euphoria body treatment, which features an aromatherapy scalp massage, botanical face and body mask, a warm bath and an herb-infused full body massage. Reservations are required.
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