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Showcasing its therapists' extensive knowledge of Eastern techniques, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas offers a variety of massages based in ancient Chinese medicine as well as other more modern techniques. The Oriental Essence massage is a spa signature, using essential oils mixed with ginger, mandarin and frankincense to help relieve tension in high-stress areas, like the neck and shoulders. Conducted on a futon mat and while wearing loose clothing, the traditional Thai massage blends acupressure, stretching and gentle rocking motions to lull you in a state of total relaxation, alleviating joint and muscle pain.
The hot-stone massage at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star spa is based on an ancient Native American healing practice: using heated stones to relieve muscle tension. The Herbal Therapeutic massage is a deep-tissue treatment in which your therapist applies herbal compresses to your body and then uses his or her elbows and forearms to work in a combination of herbs and organic oils. During a traditional Swedish massage, long strokes and firm pressure are used to undo knotted muscle, while the aromatherapy massage combines Eastern and Western massage techniques with essential oils to clear your mind and put your body at peace at this Las Vegas spa.