Moms work hard and no one deserves pampering more than her. Maybe a gift certificate to a lovely, serene spa would be just thing to get mom for her special day. There are so many beautiful and luxurious spas in Las Vegas that are just right for a half day spa treatment with all the trimmings to help her relax and feel appreciated.
Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa
11011 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89135
(702) 797-7777

The Spa at Red Rock was named one of the Top 100 Resort Spas by Conde Nast Traveler magazine and best yet, they love locals, so simply ask for the local’s discount (just show your driver’s license)! Start mom off with a day pass to explore the Spa at her leisure for $50.00. This will give her a spa locker, robe and slippers for the day, with unlimited access to the locker area, fitness center, and use of the women’s jacuzzi, steam, and sauna. Add a spa package on: massages of all varieties range from 50 to 80 minutes, so keep her in mind as you select from their “Renewing Ritual” (the height of pampering) to Ashiatsu or Thai massage, Nirvana Stress Relief or Blues Be Gone. She may enjoy a facial treatment and massage, or she may prefer a conditioning body wrap (or both, since this is a way to thank her for all her hard work).

The Spa at Encore
3131 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 770-4772

If you are looking for beauty in opulent yet tasteful luxury, you need look no further than the award-winning Spa at Encore. From the oriental carpets, Moroccan lamps and eastern decor, to the Venetian glass chandeliers and rich fabrics hung in the locker rooms, you will feel that you have reached your personal nirvana. The garden suites (usually used for couples sessions) are the creme de la creme of the 51 treatment rooms, offering natural light and a shower. You have your choice of a variety of “Transforming Rituals,” or you may wish to add a yoga, spinning, mediation or Pilates class to take full advantage of the visit. And don’t forget the salon and smoothie bar for the full pampering experience on mom’s special day.

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Qua Bath and Spa at Caesar’s Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(866) 227-5938

Relish in the traditional spa services at the award-winning Qua or choose something totally unique from the Qua Signature line such as Mystic Journey (coconut oil and ginger lime sugar scrub before being wrapped in warm towels while they provide you with a facial and scalp massage); Mojave Rain (includes the Native American ritual of sage smudging and sweet grass, a massage with essential oils to help you experience true bliss), Japanese silk (exfoliation with Ohana Gingergrass Bamboo Scrub then a buffing with rice brain and cherry blossom to infuse you with healthy minerals and provide softness before your skin is misted with florals as you experience a full-body shiatsu-inspired massage).

The Spa at ARIA
3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV  89109
(702) 590-9600

The spectacular spa at the ARIA features Japanese-themed serenity and innovation. Here, mom can delight in the stone and water garden at reception while she waits for her appointment. She may enjoy the innovative “shio” (salt meditation) room, with its wall of illuminated salt bricks and lamps and lounge chairs that vibrate in rhythm to the music. The traditional inhalation room helps heal respiratory problems and skin irritations (perfect for those with allergies). The “ganbanyoku” meditation room allows her to relax in a Japanese stone sauna with heated black mineral stones to relieve stress, remove toxins and improve circulation.

Escape Salon & Spa
1450 West Horizon Ridge Parkway Suite A506
Henderson, NV 89012 

(702) 617-6100

Escape Salon and Spa offers a full spa service, including a day spa, hair salon, nails, mani or pedi, waxing and more. Their experienced staff uses their knowledge to combine the finest treatments and products to give you the full treatment you deserve. Here you can relax, rejuvenate and emerge a “new” woman after your day is done. This truly is a beauty salon.

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Sharon Damon is a preschool specialist, avid reader, passionate writer and creative baker/ cook. She has been a cooking instructor at a local Rec Center in Henderson, NV since 2011, and has written for Examiner and other publications since 2010. She knows her way around the keyboard and the kitchen! Sharon moved from a small city in Canada to Las Vegas 6 years ago, to marry the love of her life, and has since been swept up in the whirlwind known as Sin City. Her work can be found at