Promotional Pampering

So-called “consumer holidays” are often criticized as blatant cash-grabs created solely to make us spend more hard-earned money on useless stuff.

That may be true, but it’s hard to resent National Spa Week—especially when it is being celebrated with deep discounts.

From April 12-18, more than 800 spas across the country offer a range of services for $50, including manicures, pedicures, facials and massages. Six local spas are participating in this year’s weeklong holiday: Eleven at Town Square, Fresh in the Forum Shops at Caesars, Spa Moulay at Loews Lake Las Vegas, Well Spa at the Platinum Hotel, and two CityCenter spas, at Vdara and Aria.

The Spa at Aria is discounting its 50-minute Thai clay aromatherapy wrap service—which includes a full-body Jasmine-scented exfoliating scrub and application of hydrating white clay blended with ylang ylang—by $125 for the promotion.

Meanwhile, the spa next door, at Vdara, offers $85 off its 50-minute Pure Results facial, which promises to cleanse, tone, hydrate and soften—all for $50—and includes an arm, hand and foot massage, too.

Other Las Vegas Spa Week highlights include a 50-minute “Glitterati Cleansing Facial” and makeup application package at Eleven and a 55-minute aromatherapy-enhanced mani-pedis at Spa Moulay. Details at