Spa Hours: 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Daily
Salon Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Daily
Fitness Hours: 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Daily
The Spa at the Mirage strives to cover all the bases of what one expects in a top notch spa: Fitness, Relaxation, Pampering and Excellent service. Lets look at each of these aspects individually.
The Spa at the Mirage has a nice workout area with at least one personal trainer in attendance at all times. This area includes all equipment necessary for both cardio and strength training and is open to all hotel guests daily from 5:00am-7:00pm.
In addition to the standard workout facilities in the gym, the Mirage offers fitness classes such as poolside yoga and “Dolphin” yoga.
This unique yoga class is held in a private room with underwater viewing of the dolphins in the secret garden area of the Mirage. The Dolphin Yoga class is scheduled early in the morning so the dolphins are ready to interact. The dolphins are as intrigued watching you do yoga as you are watching them frolic around the tank. This Dolphin yoga experience is only available on the weekends (Fri, Sat and Sun), is open to all levels of experience (or inexperience as in my case) and includes full spa access for the day! Definitely a bargain and a must do activity for animal lovers.
Relaxation & Pampering:
Right after leaving the Fitness area, there is a beautiful relaxing “birch garden” area. Perfect for meditation or just hanging out with your companion of the opposite sex prior to entering the separate men’s and women’s spa facilities. The low lighting, sound of the water from the fountains and the forest-like feel of the birch trees can’t help but allow the cares and stressors of everyday life to melt away as you sit in the comfortable chairs strategically placed there.
Massage: A full menu of massages is available at the Spa. From a 25min “Target” massage to a 100 minute “Tailor it” massage of your own mix and design. The menu offers: Hot stone, aromatherapy, Moroccan oil scalp treatment, foot therapy, pre-natal, Swedish and deep tissue. Are you one who just wants to climb into bed after a great massage and dreads needing to dress or do anything else right afterwards? The Spa at the Mirage offers an “In room” option for both Swedish and Therapeutic Massage. Receive your massage in the comfort and privacy of your own room. Many of the therapists here have been on staff since the Spa and the Mirage property opened and are well-loved. A number of repeat patrons I spoke with make sure they book their sessions with their favorite therapist before finalizing their travel plans!
Body Treatments: There is something for everyone on this menu. From the “Smooth as Silk” full body polish to the delicious smelling Pear & Apple or Blueberry scrubs and wraps–your skin and body will thank you after undergoing one of these treatments. Need to detoxify your body? Choose a seaweed wrap or the “Travelers Ultimate Journey.”
Holistic Well-being: Are you feeling out of sorts and can’t quite put your finger on why? Perhaps a treatment unique to the Spa at the Mirage, the “Chakra Balancing Treatment” is for you. This treatment is designed to bring the body’s seven main Chakras into alignment through the use of specific essential oil blends and healing crystals by specially trained therapists. This is another component in the holistic approach to well-being by increasing spiritual and physical balance and harmony.
One of the Spa’s top Therapist describes the process:
Facial Treatments: Another menu that provides something for everyone: Anti-Gravity face lift, ultrasonic microdermabrasion, an ultimate back facial, deep cleansing, anti-aging, brightening and hydrating facials and peels. There is even one specifically designed for men called the “Black Tie Affair” which includes a facial massage with deep cleansing masque all targeting sensitivities and razor burn specific to men.
Salon: This full service salon offers a full array of services: Both male and female haircuts, styles, up dos, blow-outs, extensions, color, highlights etc. In addition, there is makeup application, make up lessons, eye makeup only, facial wax (eyebrows, lip or chin), and other enhancements such as lashes, airbrush & spray tanning.
The Salon offers a full range of manicures and pedicures from express to classic to Moroccan oil, you name it they have it. New addition to the nail enhancements is the “Pave crystal pedicure” the perfect toe bling for a day at the pool or a night at the club.
The Barber shop (for Men only): A unique setting that caters to the men. In a bachelor pad type barber shop setting men can be at ease as they enjoy a variety of services. Men can enjoy an Executive Shave, Straight razor shave with collagen eye treatment and light massage, Traditional Hot Lather Shave, or a straight razor shave with hot towels, aftershave and moisturizer. The barber shop also offers Men’s haircuts with straight razor shave on the neckline or for the follicularly challenged, a full two direction straight razor Head Shave complete with scalp massage and moisturizer. For a quick pick me up they also offer Neck-only lather shave to refresh around hairline and a Mustache & Beard trim. This is the perfect place to start a bachelor party or to get ready to wow the ladies during a night out on the town.
In addition to the above services, there are of course General Spa amenities that are available all day to those who purchase a treatment or pay a nominal daily fee for spa usage.
Men’s side: Locker room, showers, large hot Jacuzzi, wet and dry sauna (clothes optional) and a lounge area with two good-sized flat-screen TVs and an assortment of beverages/juices and healthy snacks.
Women’s side: Locker room (full and half size lockers), showers, a vanity area stocked with Moroccan Oil products, wet and dry sauna, 4 jacuzzi’s 2 hot, 1 warm and 1 cool (all clothes optional). Lounge chairs, iced cucumber slices and face towels and another lounge area with a large flat screen television with assorted beverages (coffee, tea, water, juices) and healthy snacks.
I cannot say enough about the excellent service received in all aspects of the spa environment. Whether at the front desk for check-in, the workout gym, the salon, the barber shop or within the spa itself there is always a helpful and smiling employee there to be of assistance. The employees appeared to be genuinely happy and were attentive but non-obtrusive. This is a necessary balance in my book.
Conclusion: The Spa at the Mirage hits a homerun with its overall soothing and relaxing atmosphere, its comprehensive menu of services all made better because of the fantastic customer service.
Interview with Nicole Halverson, Director of Spa and Salon at The Mirage.