By: Debbie McCarthy Photos: Grand Seirra Spa
Relax, Rejuvenate, & Reset
f there is anything better than being pampered at a spa, I haven’t found it. There is nothing like stepping into a peaceful place dedicated to melting your troubles away. As a Reno local, and frequent traveler, it’s easy to forget that there are so many amazing places right in our own backyard, which is why I was so excited to visit the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR) for a trip to their incredible spa! The GSR is a popular choice for locals and visitors, in part because of its seclusion from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area. When you’re ready for a break from your normal routine, a trip to GSR is just what you need to reset and unwind. I planned a girl’s day with my niece Rebecca to check out the GSR Spa, and immediately after walking through the doors I felt the calming atmosphere wash over me. The soft colors and eucalyptus scent put me in the perfect headspace for my massage and facial, and the décor was beautiful and luxurious. Your experience starts with a trip to their spacious locker room to change into a fluffy robe and slippers—the perfect beginning to your time there. You can be rest-assured that your belongings are safe while you head out to enjoy complete relaxation. I was very impressed with my massage and the care my therapist offered by ensuring they understood exactly what I wanted. The room was lovely, peaceful, and smelled delicious. My facial was rejuvenating and made my skin feel amazing and fresh. In between treatments, we were free to enjoy the beauty of the spa in a softly lit room, complete with a co-ed, pool-sized hot tub and lounge chairs. Adults are offered bottomless mimosas, and everyone is free to enjoy the sauna and steam room. I left the spa feeling amazing. In fact, my only regret is not spending more time there! Any local that is looking for a place to escape for a few hours should make the GSR spa their go to place. And, if everything I’ve told you already isn’t enough, locals can get 25% off spa services. Now you really have no excuse! You can learn more about the extensive services offered at the GSR spa by visiting their website at www.grandsierraresort.com.
JULY & AUGUST 2017