BY MARIE LODI
Las Vegas is known as Sin City for a reason. A trip to the famous Strip usually means that any efforts to practice “everything in moderation” quickly get thrown out the window. Whether it’s hours spent gambling, gorging at world-class buffets, or shopping lavishly, Vegas is truly a destination defined by indulgence. But if you’re looking to stay busy with activities that are far more relaxing than spending the night at the blackjack tables, Vegas also offers an impressive selection of spa experiences.
Hours spent at a luxurious spa might be one of the best ways to indulge yourself, especially if you want to do something that’s a marked departure from the usual hedonistic Vegas activity. Even better? The right cannabis pairing can only enhance your spa stint. Quick tip: Opt for more relaxing strains, like indicas or hybrids, or products with high CBD. (Save those sativas for situations where you’ll need ample energy, like hitting up the slots or finally trying the zipline on Fremont Street.)
Below, seven of the best Las Vegas spas worth booking a service (or two), with MedMen products to match.
Sahra Spa & Hammam at The Cosmopolitan
Walking through this 50,000 square foot spa will immediately have you feeling like you’ve teleported to another time and place, thanks to a luxurious hammam treatment room, modeled after the Turkish baths. Book the Moroccan Journey, a 130-minute body care service that includes a buff and scrub with a traditional kese mitt, detoxifying rhassoul clay mud masque, and the full-body Sahra Signature Massage.
MedMen pairing: Fleur Cannabis Pre-Roll
This sweet-tasting, indica dominant strain can help ease you into sleep after the relaxing hammam treatment.
The Spa and Salon at ARIA
This award-winning spa features private suites, a Shio salt room, and heated Japanese stone beds that will soothe your muscles after hours walking on the strip. If you (and your wallet) can handle extreme spa experiences, you can book the $1,000 Majestic Canyon Collagen Facial, a collaboration with skincare brand Valmont Cosmetics.
MedMen pairing: Birthday Cake Bar
Is there anything more indulgent than a chocolate bar? A fancy edible goes perfectly well with this luxe treatment.
The Spa at Encore
A destination all its own, the Spa at Encore features 51 treatment rooms, including over two dozen garden suites that can host two people simultaneously. If the Vegas debauchery has you feeling worn out, treat yourself to a spa service that focuses on energy work, such as the Bodhi Massage and Visualization, which aims to balance the body’s seven Chakras.
MedMen pairing: Matrix Do-Si-Dos
A few hits of this euphoric indica will help prepare you for this incredible body care treatment.
The Spa at Waldorf Astoria
The Waldorf Astoria name is synonymous with truly topnotch spas, so make sure to carve out some extra time to hang out before and after your service. It features an herbal steam room, vitality pool, hammam, ice fountain, relaxation lounges, laconium (a dry sweat room), and a total of 16 treatment rooms. Book a healing jade stone massage to bring balance to your tired body, and maybe save room for Waldorf salad?
MedMen pairing: [statemade] zen
It’s all in the name, right? Here’s the perfect strain to help you find inner peace.
Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
Three words: Arctic Ice Room. Yes, this spa has a room where you sit on a heated bench and inhale mint-infused air while “snow” gently falls. It also has three Roman baths set at varying temperatures, a laconium, and an entire room dedicated to Swarovski crystal body art applications so you can leave with some bling. Try the Qua Signature Mojave Rain service which begins with a sage smudging (to get rid of any bad energy) and includes a stress-relieving massage and balancing energy work.
MedMen pairing: Desert Grown Farms Dark Wizard #1
Say goodbye to stress ASAP with this mood-lifting, body-relaxing strain before your treatment.
ESPA at Vdara
If you’re looking for a spa that is also green, ESPA at Vdara is your best bet. It’s LEED Gold-certified, meaning it uses mostly organic skin care products and uses water-saving showers. Want a treatment specifically aimed at easing muscle pain from workouts? Try the Strength & Resilience Massage, which uses yogic stretches and deep muscle massage to get your body back on track.
MedMen pairing: CannaHemp Elixir CBD in Relief
This CBD tincture eases aches, complementing this type of massage service perfectly.
Bellagio Spa & Salon
At the Bellagio’s spa, you can choose from an array of wanderlust-themed body treatments services, ranging from Italian-themed to inspired by Polynesian healers. Other amenities include a private heated Watsu pool, steam room, cold plunge pool, and three whirlpools.
MedMen pairing: Binske Honduran Raspberry Dark Chocolate
To go with the spa’s world traveler theme, this cannabis-infused chocolate contains cacao that’s been grown in the same Honduran jungle sacred to the Mayans.