What to Expect From a Luxury Spa Experience

What to Expect From a Luxury Spa Experience

A luxury spa experience should do more than just pamper your body. It should indulge all of your senses and restore your well-being. A luxury spa experience is an escape from the stresses of a busy lifestyle and provides the opportunity of self-renewal. Considering the fact that Las Vegas is the land of indulgence, it should come as no surprise that luxury spa experiences here are unparalleled. From the opulent decor and spa etiquette to the relaxing aromas, the secret to unwinding is in the details. A luxury spa experience in Las Vegas is so blissfully mind-blowing that it will remain painted in your memory long after you’ve turned in your robe.

Common Spa Treatment Options

It’s easy to get lost in all of the spa jargon, but let’s focus on the essentials. Popular spa treatments include massages, facials, and body treatments like scrubs and body wraps.

Massage

Woman getting a full body massage at the spa.

The most popular spa experience and treatment in the United States is a massage. Massage therapy has been around for thousands of years and offers numerous health benefits like reducing stress, pain, and muscle tension. Different types of massages use different techniques and therefore provide different benefits.

Swedish massage is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize you.

Deep tissue massage uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue and is used to help ease muscle damage from injuries.

Aromatherapy massage is massage therapy with essential oils that are absorbed through the skin. Inhaling essential oils is thought to promote beneficial changes in the mind and body by affecting the limbic system.

Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat helps relax you and loosens your muscles so your massage therapist can get a deeper massage in less time.

Facials

Woman getting a facial at the spa.

Facials are the second most popular spa experience and treatment. Facials usually include cleansing, exfoliating, extracting, massaging, and masking. With more options for facials than ever before, how do you know which is right for you? The best way to determine what type of facial you need is to consult with an esthetician. However, here’s a general breakdown of what you can expect before you make an appointment:

-A Microdermabrasion Facial exfoliates and removes the superficial layer of dry, dead skin cells to achieve a healthy, youthful glow.

-A Lymphatic Facial Massage helps stimulate the lymphatic glands in the face to relieve any excess fluid, tension and puffiness.

-An LED Facial is a non-invasive skin-care treatment that has multiple benefits, including stimulating collagen and treating mild to moderate acne and redness.

-An Anti-Aging Facial uses collagen to treat mature skin that shows aging symptoms such as sagging. An anti-aging facial focuses on cleansing the pores, which can get congested easily and cause large pores to be more visible. If you are 30 years old or older, we would recommend this facial for you.

Body Treatments

Woman getting a full body treatment at the spa.

Body Treatments are like a facial for your body. They leave your skin feeling soft and silky smooth. It is equally as important to cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate the skin on your body as it is the skin of your face.

-A body scrub is the most popular exfoliating treatment.

-A detoxifying treatment is when you’re covered with mud, algae, or seaweed and wrapped in a thermal blanket. Detoxifying treatments stimulate your metabolic system and speed up its ability to get rid of waste.

-A hydrating treatment is when you hydrate your skin with cream or lotion.

-A body wrap is used to treat cellulite and may have a diuretic effect that aids in temporary weight loss.

Spa Etiquette

Woman checking in at the front desk for her spa appointment.

The whole point of having a spa experience is to feel liberated from the stresses of your everyday life. However, if you’re a first timer, you may encounter a new set a problems (like how to undress or tip) that can stress instead of relax. If you’re going to indulge in a spa experience, it’s best to know spa etiquette before you go.

-Arrive Early. Be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes before your appointment so that you have enough time to get checked in. This is also a good idea so you can take advantage of the spa amenities like the sauna or steam room before AND after your services.

-Avoid Heavy Meals and Drinking Alcohol. We suggest having a small meal to maintain your conscious level. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water before and after your services so you stay hydrated. Drinking alcohol beforehand can dehydrate you and take away from the entire spa experience.

-Shower Beforehand. Take a shower before going to the spa to rid yourself of any odors. It is best for your body to be fresh and clean -while detoxifying.

-Wear What Feels Comfortable. While it’s best to go nude to avoid any massage oils staining your clothes, you are more than welcome to keep your undergarments on if you so choose. Keep in mind, if you are getting a massage, you will be covered with sheets the entire time.

-Turn Off Your Phone. Completely. Even take it off vibrate. Those around you have come to get away from the distractions of everyday life and relax. A buzzing or ringing cell phone will likely get you a few evil glances from fellow patrons. Plus, many spas have a strict no photo policy.

Indulging in a top-of-the-line spa experience is a must when visiting Las Vegas. No matter what your reason is for visiting, make sure you leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and revived!