Fall Spa Week kicks off October 10 with plenty of pampering opportunities available to indulge our senses. From Los Angeles to Las Vegas and beyond, spas are welcoming visitors with specials on head to toe treatments and you’ll be reading about many of them right here. (During Spa Week, participating spas and salons nationwide offer 50-minute signature treatments for $50).
Since October is the perfect time for a Vegas visit—when the temperatures dip just low enough to keep us comfortable at the pool, strolling the strip or shopping in the swank boutiques and outlets—it’s only fitting to lead off with the lavish offerings available in the popular playground for adults.
1. The Spa & Salon at ARIA-http://www.arialasvegas.com (702) 590-9600:
ARIA Seaweed Wrap
Settle in for a head-to-toe wrap accompanied by a creamy warm application of micronized seaweed that will gently remove dead surface cells to smooth the skin and rid the body of toxins by stimulating the circulation of the blood and lymphatic system.
Signature Exotic Manicure
Soothe and restore softness to the hands by soaking in a warm bath of lemongrass and sea salts followed with filing, cuticle work and exfoliation. A warm detoxifying mask of ginger and sake is applied and a natural sea paper wrap is used for optimal moisture. Shea butter infused with lemongrass is applied to the skin as a warm ginger compress is used to massage, decompress and increase energy flow. To extend the pampering, the ginger compress is available to take home for multiple uses. This treatment is finished with a polish.
2. The Spa & Salon Vdara, in Las Vegas City Center, www.vdara.com, (702) 590-2030:
Naturopathica Pure Results Facial
Cleansing, toning and softening all prepare the skin for the removal of impurities through a gentle extraction process. Exfoliation, facial massage and rehydration complete this purifying treatment. This facial includes an arm, hand and foot massage to enhance relaxation.
Traditional Swedish Massage
This European technique is used to improve circulation, ease muscle aches and tension, improve flexibility and create relaxation. Pressure ranges from light to medium.
Signature Pedicure Hot Stone Massage
Energy blocks are removed and tension is melted away by using warm stone massage therapy. A relaxing foot bath and sea salt exfoliation incorporates herbs and essences such as geranium, wild-crafted ginger, tea tree, and jasmine all adding to inner peace and balance.
3. Grand Spa at MGM Grand on the famous Strip, www.mgmgrand.com, (702) 891-3077:
Spa Week Revitalizing Pedicure
Inspired by fragrances of fall, this revitalizing pedicure renews the feet. This treatment includes all the necessities: a soak, foot and leg exfoliation, moisturizing massage, as well as nail shaping, buffing and polishing.
Spa Week Renewing Facial
This classic European-style treatment is essential for a radiant, healthy glow and is designed to renew the skin and includes a skin analysis, gentle exfoliation, extractions, hydrating steam and neck massage.
At Nurture Spa & Salon at Luxor–www.luxor.com, (800) 258-9308
Dermalogica Customized Facial
This treatment is customized at every step by a skin care therapist depending on the specific skin care needs following a professional Face Mapping Skin Analysis. The treatment includes professional double cleansing, professional exfoliation with Clarisonic, extractions, pressure point massage, treatment masque, toner, moisturizer and solar defense.
Nurture Swedish Massage
Delight in tranquility as a skilled therapist applies unscented oil with light to medium pressure to increase circulation and invite relaxation.
Getting there from Los Angeles: Southwest (www.southwest.com) offers some of the best deals on flights from Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport and LAX. Flying time is less than an hour and the spas are just a cab ride away.