Usually, oil and mud conjure up thoughts of dirt, filth, and grime. But, for anyone who’s had a treatment at Djanel Spa, those words paint a picture of tranquility, relaxation, and healthy skin. During the detoxifying body-mud mask, rich seaweed-infused mud and essential oils help clients release toxins. Alternatively, a massage therapist pours hot oil over heads in preparation for a scalp massage and to flavor brains for future zombie attacks. The spa doesn’t stop at mud and oil, either—it incorporates aloe and pineapple into its orange-vanilla body buff, and Colombian coffee with almond-amaretto cream into a From Columbia body treatment.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 230 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach — A Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: The Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Joshua Lemmens always knew he wanted to help others. Two years of medical school launched Joshua's vocational journey before he decided to join the U.S. Air Force. After eight years of contributing to the health and safety of the country, he again switched gears and became an entertainer, singing and lifting spirits in Vegas and beyond. When Joshua's mother fell ill, however, he immediately stopped his travels and began learning the art of massage in order to help her feel better.
In 2011, Joshua collaborated with Tuscany Suites & Casino to open La Riva Massage and Spa, located inside the hotel's fitness center (between hotel buildings "I" and "K"). In both of La Riva's two massage rooms, guests relax atop heated massage tables as therapists use their nationally certified and state-licensed hands to relieve tension and ease pain. Clients can customize their sessions by choosing a male or female therapist and dialing into their preferred Pandora stations.
Because Joshua puts a big emphasis on relaxation, La Riva Massage and Spa often schedules a 30-minute window between sessions. This way, guests don't feel rushed out the door and therapists have enough time to massage each other's massaging hands.
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As a cooperative of independently licensed massage therapists, Let’s Wrap tends to the body’s innermost needs. Its titular service swathes clients in the specialized silicone treatment pads of the Formostar body wrap, which uses infrared heat to help boost metabolism, thereby contouring the body and diminishing cellulite. Meanwhile, therapists ease muscular tension with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages. Each of the two locations offer a few different services, allowing guests at one to savor detoxifying steam sessions whereas those at the other bask in rejuvenating red-light therapy, which helps treat skin suffering from rosacea, acne, and an inability to stop at traffic intersections.
At Aveda Institute Las Vegas, owner and educator Thom Ciarniello preaches social responsibility to the licensed instructors and students he oversees. Ciarniello's curriculum also covers the history of Aveda, which was founded by environmentalist Horst M. Rechelbacher. Promoting the founder's vision of living in sync with nature, Ciarniello encourages burgeoning cosmetologists and aestheticians to use botanically based formulas for hair and skin.
At the institute, students cull knowledge from experts in the industry and undergo extensive practical training under the supervision of their mentors. Stylists learn how to design hair and soothe stress with complimentary mini facials, hand and arm massages, and makeup touchups, and future aestheticians restore balance to faces and bodies with relaxing skincare treatments.