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The Relaxing Side of Las Vegas

Jul 2, 2008
There are more spas located along Las Vegas' 4.5-mile Strip than anywhere else in the world. Given that fact, Las Vegas knows a thing or two about relaxation and indulgence - a welcome role for a destination steeped in weary gamblers and travelers.

MGM's Grand Spa offers relaxation on a big scale. Spa ritual experiences such as the Turkish Haman and the couple's Red Lotus Love transport guests into another world. The sensory massage targets all five senses in a 75-minute session. For those in search of a healthy lifestyle, the SpaGen treatment calculates a client's nutrition needs through a DNA swab and lifestyle/health questionnaire. Outside, the world may be noisy slot machines and glitz - inside the MGM Grand Spa, clients find a place of deep rest and rejuvenation.

For those who must simply have the best, Bellagio features luxurious facial treatments using crushed pearls, marine caviar, vegetal coral, and gold dust. This world-class spa offers Vegas' only aquatic Watsu massage, as well as other therapies infused with international flair. The Bellagio Stone Massage, the signature massage includes stone therapy with a specialty massage oil.

At Caesars Qua Baths & Spa, guests embrace the way of Roman rituals. From falling snow in the 55-degree Arctic Room to mineral essential baths, clients are surrounded by the healing power of water in this one-of-a-kind experience. Qua is an ideal environment for relaxed "social spa-ing" as well as individual experiences. An in-house tea sommelier pairs 26 organic teas to each experience. Afterward, guests may don Swarovksi crystal body art or head to the Men's Zone for a gentleman's hot lather and straight-razor shave.

For $2,000, guests can enjoy a two-hour facial at the Ritz-Carlton - complete with a spinal mud treatment, reflexology, and a pair of Lady Lanell sandals adorned with Swarovski crystals. For the well-deserving male, imported and domestic beers highlight the Gentlemen's Pedicure. Refreshing healing waters, including whirlpools, cool plunge pools, saunas and steam rooms pamper rejuvenate.

One of the largest fitness and wellness facilities in North America, the 69,000-square-foot Canyon Ranch SpaClub offers some 100 options, including acupuncture, physical therapy, nutrition consultation, and a myriad of other body therapies. This leading-edge health spa and fitness oasis is a haven of relaxation - perfect for regrouping between forays into the world's liveliest nonstop city.

At Four Seasons, guests are treated to body treatments combining Javanese and Balinese herbs, as well as techniques designed to cleanse, purify and soothe the body. The spa's exclusive line of marine trace elements are a popular choice for clients who want to re-mineralize skin. Other signature treatments include the Champagne mud wrap, a frothy and effervescent seaweed mud combination that detoxifies and relaxes.

Long hours at the tables and rich, decadent food can take their toll. Red Rock Spa features hikes, mountain biking, rock climbing, and more at this destination positioned in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here, guests discover a side of Las Vegas they never knew existed. With a beautiful high desert wonderland just 10 minutes outside the door, Red Rock offers an array of outdoor activities unmatched in Las Vegas. For the ultimate experience, guests may hike past Indian rock art to a natural hot spring, lunch on a river bank and end with a guided kayak down the lazy Colorado River. Red Rock Spa features traditional amenities such as Swedish massages and ashiatsu (a massage using the feet) following a day of outdoor adventure.

Couples at Wynn Spa are treated to services that not only relax the mind and body, but are designed to bring couples closer. Guests may retreat to a cozy fireplace room for a tailored massage side-by-side. For those seeking balance in their lives, the Good Luck Ritual treatment uses the five elements of Feng Shui to achieve health, wealth, prosperity, happiness, and harmony.
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Geologix Inc. manufactures products using a proprietary formula featuring 34 natural minerals contained in the ancient sea water from the famous Michigan Basin -- a concentration of minerals higher than that found in any known body of water in the world. Mineral Essentials focuses on spa, skin care, and massage products to moisturize and provide anti-aging protection for great skin. Mineral Essentials
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