After a night (or nights) on the town, nothing takes the edge off like a revitalizing spa treatment. And the many ultra-luxe spas in Vegas can do it all — take years off your skin, remove that unsightly cellulite and those unwanted toxins, even balance your chakras. Here, we bring you signature treatments that are guaranteed to leave you tonified, beautified and ready to hit the town all over again.
Let’s start at the bottom — your toes. A traditional pedicure is nice, but just so old-school. Go cutting-edge with the Signature Snakeskin Pedicure at Vdara Hotel & Spa ($215) at CityCenter (www.vdara.com). After all, the reptilian pattern is all the rage on bags and shoes — why not on your feet? The snakeskin pedicure uses naturally shed python skin (a renewable resource), custom-cut to the shape of your nails and laid over Bio Sculpture Gel — a long-lasting colored nail gel that strengthens your natural nails. Then another coat is applied on top of the snakeskin. Voila! Slinky, snake-patterned toes.
Your face also deserves special treatment. Feel like a high-roller with the Aria Five Diamond Gemstone Facial ($195/50 minutes; $285/80 minutes) at the Spa and Salon atAria (www.arialasvegas.com/spa). This signature therapy uses actual ground gems and botanicals blended into luxurious oils and creams for the ultimate anti-aging experience. After the skin is thoroughly renewed, a serum rich in micronized diamonds is applied to smooth lines. After your facial, recline in a detoxifying Japanese black stone Ganbanyoku bed, which emits metabolism-increasing infrared rays.
Haven’t felt like yourself lately? Perhaps your chakras are out of whack. The Chakra Balancing Treatment ($275) and Ayurvedic Journey ($250) at Qua Baths & Spa inside Caesars Palace (www.harrahs.com/qua) are guaranteed to get your vibrations in alignment. After an assessment of your seven major chakras, the chakra treatment begins with a custom massage using oils and herbs, and ends with the gift of a necklace made with crystals correlating with your specific chakra needs. The Ayurvedic Journey includes a head-to-toe herbal body mask, followed by an ancient Ayurvedic abyhanga-style massage and marma-specific energy work, finishing with the blissful Shirodhara — a steady stream of warm oil slowly poured over the “third eye”(safely away from the other two).
Next stop: the Middle East. With one of the most expansive services menus in Vegas, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub at the Venetian and the Palazzo (www.canyonranch.com/spaclub/las_vegas_nv) offers a treatment right out of Arabian Nights: the Rasul Ceremony ($150 to $195). Once a ritual for women of the harem, this mud-purifying ceremony for one or two people is performed in a beehive-shaped Rasul chamber adorned with mosaic and gilded tiles and complete with heated seats. First, you (and your partner) are coated with colorful detoxifying mud, absorbing all manner of icky toxins. Next, warm herb-infused steam fills the chamber, cleansing you inside and out. Finally, from the (faux) starry ceiling, an invigorating rain shower washes the mud (and all your cares) away.