In Vegas, Say “Spaaaah”

070214_Spa_Canyon_RanchF.jpgAh, Vegas. Sin City caters to every indulgence, and over-the-top luxury day spas are no exception. The big Strip hotels offer the poshest pampering in luxury spas and the latest in treatments. To indulge, expect to pay anywhere from $25 to $45. Although most spas are open to the public, many, such as Bellagio or Wynn Las Vegas, reserve certain days of the week for the hotel guests. Some only allow you in if you book a treatment, some don’t. Make sure to ask about the spa’s policy and usage fees before visiting or while making an appointment.

Canyon Ranch Spa Club at the Venetian

The extensive treatment menu here covers any desire, including Tibetan Bowl Healing and an Ayurvedic herbal rejuvenating treatment. The unusual Rasul Ceremony is a Middle Eastern treatment of herbal steam and medicinal mud in a tiled steam chamber — perfect for couples. The nutrition, wellness, and exercise physiology departments also offer free lectures, Lifetime Nutrition Consultation, and acupuncture. An adjoining café serves healthy cuisine and smoothies.

Body Treatments: Massages include Swedish, aromatherapy, stone, couples massage, Shiatsu, deep tissue, pregnancy massage, Rasul, hydromassage, reflexology. Exfoliation: body polish, salt glow, sugar polish, Vichy shower, waxing.

Beauty Treatments: Anti-aging treatments, facials, manicure, pedicure, haircutting, waxing, hair extensions, make-up.

Prices: Body Treatments: $150-$310. Facials: $135-$255. Manicure/Pedicure: $45-$110. Waxing: $15-$220

070214_RobertMiller_Wynn_SpaF.jpgThe Spa Wynn Las Vegas

The Spa here exudes an elegant Zen calm. Treatments include the Fresh Sake and Rice Body Treatment. The Good Luck Ritual is based on the Five Elements of Feng Shui, and includes a massage with Thai herbs, an ultra moisturizing hand therapy, and a wild-lime botanical scalp treatment. For the ultimate in combating the drying desert clime, try La Mer The Facial, which lathers Créme de la Mer over the face and décolletage.

Body Treatments: Massage: Swedish, aromatherapy, deep tissue, couples massage, reflexology. Exfoliation: body polish, salt glow, sugar polish, waxing.

Beauty Treatments: Anti-aging treatments, hair cutting, facials, manicure, pedicure, waxing, hot-lather shaves for men.

Prices: Body Treatments: $175-$250. Facials:$120-$425. Manicure/Pedicure: $30-$95.Waxing: $30-$100.

Spa Bellagio

070214_Spa_BellagioF.jpgBesides the calming reflecting pools and the Reflexology Pebble Walk, this newly renovated Zen sanctuary has treatments such as Thai yoga massage and Gem Therapy. The 6,000-square-foot fitness center has a gorgeous view of the gardens, and there’s a meditation room with fountain walls. Spa Bellagio is the only spa in Vegas to offer Watsu, an aquatic massage using Zen Shiatsu techniques that takes place in a warm pool while floating. Spa services are exclusive to Bellagio guests, and the fitness area is only open to other MGM Mirage guests Monday through Thursday.

Body Treatments: Massage: Swedish, aromatherapy, couples massage, Watsu, Ashiatsu, Thai yoga, deep tissue, pregnancy massage, reflexology. Exfoliation: body polish, salt glow, sugar polish, Vichy shower, Moor Mud, waxing.

Beauty Treatments: Anti-aging treatments, facials, manicure, pedicure, hair
cutting, waxing, hot-lather shaves for men.

Prices: Body Treatments: $85-$350. Facials: $85-$230. Manicure/Pedicure: $40-$135. Waxing: $30-$100.

070214_Spa_RitzCalrtonF.jpgSpa Vita Di Lago

You can order a meal alfresco in the private, formal Mediterranean garden or enjoy a very un-Vegas activity — stargazing on the spa’s patio. Along with the sauna and whirlpool are a cool plunge pool, wellness and herbal consultations, and free yoga and fitness classes in a sun-splashed studio. Open to the public.

Body Treatments: Massage: Swedish, aromatherapy, stone, couples massage, deep tissue, pregnancy massage, reflexology. Exfoliation: body polish, waxing.

Beauty Treatments: Anti-aging treatments, facials, hair cutting, manicure, pedicure, waxing.

Prices: Body Treatments: $45-$200. Facials: $95-$255. Manicure/Pedicure: $40-$95. Waxing: $30-$100.

Elemis Spa at The Aladdin/Planet Hollywood

Authentic Middle Eastern furnishings and art decorate this medina-like Moroccan fantasy. Top-quality spa treatments outshine even these rich surroundings. Try the Well-Being massage or the Marrakech Ceremony of the Sun, a self-tan treatment after an Exotic Lime and Ginger Salt Glow. The Hawaiian Wave Four Hand Massage consists of two massage therapists giving a very heavenly tandem massage. Open to the public.070214_Spa_elemisF.jpg

Body Treatments: Massage: aromatherapy, couples, deep tissue, pregnancy massage, reflexology. Exfoliation: body polish, salt glow. Wraps/Baths: herbal wrap, mud wrap, seaweed wrap.

Beauty Treatments: Anti-aging treatments, facials, manicure, pedicure, waxing.

Prices: Body Treatments: $100-$480. Facials: $65-$225. Manicure/Pedicure: $30-$90. Waxing: $20-$135.

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