Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A Relaxing & Glowing Experience! My Services At The Casablanca Spa - Blissful!

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Stress builds up when you are in the city. Whether from drivers cutting you off from being stuck in the wrong line at the grocery store. It all adds up and you can feel it in the tenseness of your neck and shoulder muscles and sometimes all over! Also your skin is bombarded everyday with pollution and grime. Stress can also have a huge effect on the appearance and texture of your skin. Thank goodness a “cure” from the stress and tensions of living in Las Vegas is only a little over an hour away in Mesquite Nevada.  

After a relaxing drive you have the choice to either self-park or use Valet at The Casablanca. No charge for parking and no charge for Valet! The entrance is wide and no jockeying for position or crazy lane changes at this front door. Just car door to front door service. If you are checking into the resort then valet is the way to go or if you are just using the spa services there is parking available on the south side near the spa. Once again short door to door walking distance.

We visited the spa for some pampering and the services were wonderful. Upon check in at the front desk you are given a locker key and a plush soft terry cloth robe. Just the act of getting undressed in a soft lit dressing room, as you take off the layers of clothing you feel as if you are peeling away layers of stress. AWW relaxation! They have a spa room complete with cushy soft chairs to snuggle up in or chaise lounges where you can stretch out and relax on. The room has magazines or you can simply nap between services. Be sure and hydrate! You can choose fresh spring water flavored with oranges, cucumbers or lemon.

My first service was a Body Scrub followed by a 50 minute Swedish massage. This Whipped Honey Scrub is the perfect pair alongside the massage. Imagine nice firm strokes exfoliating your dry winter skin. This scrub from Farm House Fresh has an amber-like scent with notes of clove and nutmeg combined with silky rice bran oil and the finest of salt grains to deliver soft skin like you’ve simply never felt before.  Heavenly and on the table I did fall asleep which is always a great way to tell if you are truly relaxed. After your scrub your masseuse then gently rinses away the scrub while you are in a state of bliss on the heated table. A truly decadent delicious experience. All of the Farm House Fresh products are organic and vegan and mostly gluten free.

Now for the massage…..such a wonderful experience. Have you ever had an experience where your massage was not truly relaxing? Maybe the pressure was to firm or not firm enough. Not here at the Mesquite Spa, Samantha worked on all of my problem areas and I could feel my neck and shoulder muscles relaxing under her firm strokes. Fifty minutes goes quickly when you are in such a blissful state and when Samantha said she was finished, I literally had to wake myself up! After waking up and hydrating I spent some time in the spa room. Stretched out on a chaise lounge fully relaxed and in nice warm terry robe, well the level of my contentment was off the charts.

Next on my services that day was a Cranberry Pomegranate Facial. I am a beauty junkie and love being introduced to new products. At the spa they use the Éminence Organic Skin Care line, which uses the finest natural, organic and biodynamic ingredients to provide you with the best organic skin care products in the market today. My estichican Carol started off my examining my skin. She then recommended a mixture of the following:
Acai firm skin cleanser - Antioxidant-rich acai berries are perfect for revitalizing mature skin. This cream cleanser also blends hyaluronic acid and seabuckthorn oil to restore the appearance of elasticity to the skin and present a more youthful look. Cruelty-free and formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, animal by-products, phthalates, GMOs and triclosan.

Strawberry Rhubarb exfoliant - Replenish your skin’s youthful appearance  with this Strawberry Rhubarb Masque. The strawberries gently exfoliate while the rhubarb and vegan-friendly hyaluronic acid calm and plump, for a refreshed appearance.

Blueberry Detox Peel -  This naturally exfoliating peel deep cleans pores and tones the look of skin. The combination of blueberry juice, raspberry juice, blackberry juice and pineapple extract is high in vitamins and antioxidants that will nourish and refresh your skin. Plus, lactic acid will remove dead skin cells and improve the appearance of your skin’s texture.

Hawthorn Tonique - For dehydrated, irritated and sensitive skin, the Hawthorn Tonique will give your skin a revitalized appearance. Use the power of hawthorn, chamomile and marjoram to reduce the appearance of skin irritation. Made with Biodynamic® ingredients from Demeter International Certified Biodynamic® farms.

Cranberry mask mixed with a Citrus & Kale mask (the Cranberry mask has been discontinued) But the Citrus and Kale mask is available  - a potent, cream-gel masque for all skin types. Harness the natural power of Vitamins C+E with a boost of nourishing vitamins for the skin. A cocktail of citrus, rhubarb extract, leafy greens and avocado oil forms helps reduce the appearance of sun damage and fine lines and wrinkles.

Neroli Eye serum - Nourish and hydrate the look of the delicate skin around your eyes. Neroli oil, coconut water and green apple stem cell technology fight the visible signs of aging, including the appearance of crow’s feet and fine lines.

Bearberry Eye repair cream - Ultra-hydrating eye cream with bioactive ingredients to hydrate and nourish the appearance of skin around the fragile eye contour area. Meadow eyebright, hop and bearberry help to reduce the visible signs of aging.

Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance cream - Ultra-hydrating jojoba oil works alongside their exclusive Peptide Illuminating Complex to soothe your skin. It’s a powerful daily moisturizer for all skin types.  Arctic Plants & Berries: a blend of 4 antioxidant-rich plants (cloudberry seed, arctic roseroot, arctic meadowsweet and juniper sprouts); helps prevent the signs of aging

My skin was glowing after this specialized treatment! After a 10 hour plane ride and traveling stress my skin was still glowing a week later! Absolutely one of the best facials I have received in a long time. My husband Frank had a similar facial and his skin was healthy looking and glowing. Great service for a great price.  

The CasaBlanca Resort & Casino offers a $99 package, which includes a one-night stay and choice of a 50-minute spa treatment at The Spa & Salon. Spa hours are 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily.  For more information or to book a service, call 866.401.6021 or 702-346-6760. Like “CasaBlanca” on Facebook - and follow on Twitter - and Instagram@CasablancaNV.

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