Aquamarine walls and black decor accents surround clients at Aqua Salon as they indulge in salon services, which include haircuts, manicures, waxing, facials, and deep-tissue massage. Additionally, customers journey to the salon in an effort to bronze skin and whiten teeth for more effective flirting with camera lenses.
Glenn McCleister was like many of his clients before he became a licensed massage therapist—in pain and seeking relief just about everywhere. After incurring a back injury, he embarked on a futile journey that took him numerous medical specialists’ offices but didn't produce results. Eventually, he ended up on a massage table and found that the therapeutic massages he was receiving were helping his back in a way the specialists weren't able to provide. After that experience, he changed courses in his life and decided to pay his knowledge forward with his own practice.
That's how he came to start Even Flow Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Today he provides deep-tissue, medical, and myofascial release massages with the greater goal of facilitating healing, when appropriate. Glenn also offers calming Swedish massages to help clients find inner peace and relief from strangers on the street who go around singing the words "inner peace" off-key.
Nestled inside the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Mandara Spa provides a luxurious escape from the bustle of the Strip. The 25,500 square foot space devotes every inch to relaxing and beautifying clients, whether they seek a skin-brightening facial or an exfoliating body treatment. Signature services, such as the Mandara stone therapy massage, combine soothing therapies with aromatic oils to further rejuvenate recipients. Couples can retire to private suites, enjoying custom services in spaces outfitted with whirlpool baths and whirlpool-free lounges.
The plush amenities extend beyond the spa's treatment rooms. Guests can take a dip into a cold plunge pool, or work up a healthful sweat in the eucalyptus steam room or dry sauna. The facility also features a fitness center, complete with cardio equipment and free weights.
There's no shortage of spas in Las Vegas, but Elements Therapeutic Massage has already managed to distinguish itself since its grand opening in June 2013. It's easy to see why—the studio's licensed therapists focus on results above all else, and each of their numerous massage techniques has been carefully selected to alleviate chronic pain and improve muscles' range of motion. Elements divides its service menu into six styles, which range from light Swedish strokes to penetrating trigger-point techniques. The therapists may apply a combination of massage styles depending on your individual needs; sometimes, they even supplement their handiwork with hot stones and soothing tap-dance routines.
Beauty pros combine massages and skincare for ultimate pampering at Enrich Massage and Skincare. A pair of experienced massage therapists specialize in Swedish, therapeutic, deep-tissue, sports, Thai, and pregnancy massages to help relax tense muscles or overcome injuries from rowing a canoe through wet cement. Each therapist accommodates a single guest at a time inside an intimate massage studio. Licensed aestheticians use the Pastiche Method skin analysis to determine the best course of treatment to blast through acne, sop up excess oil, or smooth fine lines. To top off fresh faces, a Bella Lash–certified pro customizes eyelash extensions according to desired length and thickness and to best complement your eye shape and favorite cat breed.
Licensed therapist Jesse Jones, the massage artist behind Knead To De-stress, puts his classical training to use to banish a variety of physical and mental ailments. Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, and hot-stone massages can address anything from stress to poor circulation to athletic injuries to finally figuring out how bread dough feels before it's baked. Jesse helpfully offers an idea of what to expect during a massage for those who have never gotten one before.