With the arrival of the new season, spas offer treatments for autumn
By Kiko Miyasato
Goodbye summer.Goodbye natural golden tan. Goodbye warm weather. Everyone, at least in the Western hemisphere, say hello to fall. It’s the time when the air turns crisp, the night creeps in earlier, the trees shake off their leaves and nature prepares itself for winter. So you, too, must dust off the last remnants of summer and prepare your body by indulging in some spa time. Around the Las Vegas Strip, spas are offering special body and facial treatments that invoke autumn while revitalizing your skin after months of harsh summer weather. Here’s a sampling of some scrumptious treats to get you on your way to harvesting beauty.
Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace (866.782.0655) leads the charge with five menu items: Sweet Cinnamon Sanctuary for Two, Holiday Sugar and Spice, Buttered Rum Revival, Sweet Pumpkin Delight and Winter Wonderland. Each treatment focuses on exfoliation and adds in the enjoyment of a full body or scalp massage. The Buttered Rum Revival uses a sweet blend of brown sugar, premium aged rum, rice bran oil and butterscotch to exfoliate the body, leaving the skin with a velvety touch after a rinse in the Vichy showers and a luscious application of caramel body milk and shea butter. Other standout fall scents and flavors used in the treatments are pumpkin, honeysuckle, orange, nutmeg, clove, sweet cream sea salt, cinnamon and honey.
Over at Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Venetian and The Palazzo (702.414.3600) the focus is on detoxifying and rehydrating the body with the Sweet Mint Sugar Scrub, Honey Lavender Body Wrap, Cabernet Grape Seed Oil Massage, Apple Papaya Facial and the Ice Cream Pedicure. For those affected by dry summer weather, try the Honey Lavender Body Wrap, which uses antioxidant argan oil and replenishing botanicals for the body wrap, returning elasticity to the skin. Other ingredients in Canyon Ranch’s fall treatments include organic hand-harvested seaweed, grape seed oil and special blends of vitamins, enzymes, peptides and nutrients—all designed to leave the body smooth and glowing.
Off-Strip at Drift Spa and Hammam at Palms Place (702.944.3219) the fall menu features yummy options like the Pumpkin Enzyme Facial, Autumn Spice Body Scrub, Apple Caramel Massage and an option to bundle all three treatments at a discounted rate. Perfect for erasing those harsh summer days is the Pumpkin Enzyme Facial, which includes a pumpkin enzyme exfoliation that diminishes the appearance of scars and sun damage, leaving the skin hydrated and nourished. At Reliquary Spa at Hard Rock Hotel (702.693.5520) treatments get holiday nostalgic with two body exfoliation treatments, the Ginger Bread Joy and the Candy Cane Crush.
Head downtown to the Spa and Salon at Golden Nugget (702.386.8186) and treat yourself to a Warm Apple Cinnamon mani-pedi or Skinceuticals facial. The Fall Bliss treatment is a total-body, dry-brush exfoliation followed with a warm citrus salt scrub and a warm citrus butter wrap for the hands and feet, plus a soothing scalp massage.
The following spas have added a special fall treatment to menus of already stellar standouts. MGM Grand’s Grand Spa (702.891.3077) has the Ginger Cocoa Body Contour, helping to slim and shape your body, and Bathhouse at TheHotel (877.632.9636) allows you to sink into deep relaxation with the Hot Spice Rum Stone Massage. The Milk and Honey Body Wrap at Spa Bellagio (702.693.7472) takes place in a warm Vichy shower followed with a hydrating mini-facial. The aromas of pumpkin and spice outline the body scrub, massage and facial Autumn Harvest combination treatment at Luxor’s Nurture Spa (800.258.9308). At The Spa at Aria (702.590.9600) get your peepers fresh-looking for fall with the Green Tea Eye Treatment, which uses a green tea compress rich in antioxidants. At Tropicana’s Glow Spa (702.739.2680) it’s head-to-toe bliss with the Exotic Ceremony of Milk and Ginger, which includes full body massage, scalp and foot conditioning and a Frangipani Ocean Wrap.