5 Shouldn’t-Be-Missed Spas in Las Vegas
Vegas is home to decadent spa treatments
One of the best kept secrets of Las Vegas is the plethora of stunning spas within the city of sin. On your next trip to Las Vegas, skip the gambling tables and head instead a spa treatment. Whether you're seeking an aromatherapy massage, a citrus body treatment or a mud bath, you'll find a spa that caters to what you need. Here are our favorite spas, and the best treatment options, in Las Vegas.
Head to the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for a serene oasis inspired by elements of the surrounding desert. The Sahra Spa & Hammam is a 43,000 square-foot spa with one of North America's only Hammams, with separate alcoves for steam and cold water plunge pools. There's also a unique Sahra spa suite, perfect for an exclusive spa party or the highlight of a weekend getaway. Designed by U.K.-based United Desingers, Sahra Spa & Hammam features more than 420 tons of sandstone quarried from the local area incorporated in its design, where cascading sculptural sandstone walls echo the grandeur of Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon.
Some of the more unique treatments at this spa incorporate product lines that were selected for their special qualities. If you're feeling a bit blah after a weekend of fun, opt for the Decadent Youth Glow Facial. This facial fuses three of the industries’ most coveted technologies – HydraFacial, Intraceuticals and NuFace Microcurrent – into one innovative treatment designed to smooth, lift and deliver hydration into the structural layers of the skin.
Or try the Sahra Desert Aromatherapy Escape, which applies the therapeutic effects of Sankaya essential oils handcrafted locally in Las Vegas to the body, transforming your senses and bringing you into a deep state of centered bliss. Other treatments that include the spa's carefully curated product lines include the iS Clinical Age Defying Facial, Red Flower Moonflower Ritual, Themae Moroccan Journey and the Arcona Luxury Lift Facial.
The Spa at Trump at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas is 11,000 square feet of sumptuous serenity. Try the NYC Soho Alternative to Injectibles Facial to dramatically reduce expression lines and wrinkles, leaving the face smooth and rejuvenated. INHIBIT is the first anti-wrinkle treatment formulated with Natura Bisse’s own Octamioxyl ingredient, which is the most effective inhibitor of facial contractions, and a lipofiller complex to fill existing deep wrinkles and expression lines.
The Citrus Drench is another option, where you can drench your skin with energizing nutrients. It's an ideal body treatment for skin that has been damaged by the sun or free radicals. This body wrap restores elasticity to the skin and provides an intense, deep hydration. Natural ingredients, shea butter and absorbic acids and orange juice protect the skin from dryness and premature aging, providing rejuvenating, antioxidant and firming results from the very first session.
With VIP services and a vast selection of more than 60 personalized treatments, The Spa & Salon at ARIA is a hidden sanctuary in the heart of the desert. The deluxe Spa Suites are perfect for small groups for relaxation, from hot stone massages and innovative facials to reflexology and aromatherapy. Each suite is complete with a calming lounge area and specialty cocktail menu.
Yoga enthusiasts will love the traditional Thai yoga massage, which combines the basic fundamentals of yoga with acupressure and joint mobilization techniques. The spa is also the only spa in the country to offer Ganbanyoku beds, which are Japanese heated stone beds designed to simultaneously increase blood circulation, accelerate metabolism, soothe muscles and remove toxins from the body.
There's a delicious menu of spa treatments at the Reliquary Spa at the Hard Rock Hotel. We particularly like the Puddle of Mud body treatment with its relaxing self-heating mud. The micro bubbles release muscle congestion and nourish tissue while improving mobility. A Vichy shower rinses away every last trace of tension, washing your aches and pains down the drain in, of course, a puddle of mud.
Next, get ready for your close up with the Red Carpet Facial. This decadent treatment is designed to deeply hydrate and plump your skin resulting in a radiant and glowing effect. Any lines will be smoothed out and the skin’s texture strengthened with the combination of vitamins and antioxidants used, leaving you with a flawless finish.
South Point’s Costa del Sur Spa is only 13 miles from the Las Vegas Strip and it's worth the drive. Try the Craniosacral Therapy treatment, which offers physical as well as emotional relief. Your therapist is perceptive to a very subtle pulsation caused by the wave like motion of spinal fluid, and they can detect when the flow of energy is not moving freely. In this case, specific techniques to help the cerebral-spinal circulation will be applied to guide the body toward self-healing, A single session results in greater self-awareness and a heightened sense of well-being.