During a summer visit to Reno, you’ll most likely find yourself enjoying the many outdoor sports the area has to offer: hiking, biking, swimming up at Tahoe, or just playing around in the Truckee River. A trip to one of Reno’s spas is a great way to relax and recover from your exertions. Here are the top five spas in Reno and a few reasons why you might want to visit each of them at least once.
Located a few miles south of downtown Reno near the Mt. Rose Highway, this spa is housed in a historical Spanish mission-style building and its water comes directly from the hot springs that it is built on. These mineral waters are valued for their healing properties and you can see them bubbling up from the ground around the healing center.
The spa offers mineral baths, massage, hydrotherapy, light and sound therapy, mud wraps, and aromatherapy. There are private color therapy rooms with large tubs, a steam room and a pleasant backyard. The massage therapists are professional and knowledgeable.
One of the best casino/hotel spas in the city… and it’s not even downtown. Luxury meets you right when you walk in the door: the entryway features a large fish tank; the waiting areas are plush; and there are several hot tubs, pools, saunas, and steam rooms to choose from. The Peppermill will pamper you with every kind of spa treatment, including massage therapy, reflexology, facials, manicures and pedicures, and hair styling.
Named the 2010 SpaFinder “Best Casino Spa” and “Best Spa for Men,” this is another casino with a great spa that’s outside of downtown. The decor is a little schizophrenic (beige and purple?), but this place is big on the amenities. Relax in several jetted tubs at the Aqua Spa Lounge or get a dry heat treatment at the Laconium Relaxation Lounge. There’s also a light therapy lounge and a cardio and fitness center. The spa’s treatments include the Hydrating Butter Créme Melt Float, where you relax in a blend of virgin coconut oil and exotic nut oils that exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin and the Bali Paradise Rasul Ceremony, where freshly blended fruits and oils cover the body.
This fun, little nail salon has made a name for itself in the city by offering delicious drinks along with the pampering. Soak specializes in parties for women, teens, children, and bridal parties, but also offers quick manis and pedis for around $20-$35. Cocktails and wine are $6.
One word: Aveda. This cool and funky spa and salon is located in a historical Victorian home close to downtown. They specialize in using Aveda products in their hair and skin therapies. They also offer massage, aromatherapy, mani/pedi packages and special packages for brides and men.
Photo Courtesy of [Atlantis Hotel & Casino]