There are many positives to living in the high desert; namely, wide-open, red- and purple-streaked skies right before sunset, an enviable view of the mysterious Milky Way, and a dry climate with 350+ days of sunshine. While most women prefer dryness versus humidity for their hair, the dry weather can cause a myriad of problems for the skin, making it seem dull and dehydrated.
At Spa Atlantis, we are well-equipped with products to help combat dryness, and one of those products comes from our own backyard – the Black Rock Desert. Located in the same area of Burning Man, a yearly festival that celebrates self-expression and the arts, Black Rock Mud has become a renown for its healing properties. Harvested twice a year, Black Rock Mud is mineral-rich illite clay that has many benefits for the skin including exfoliation, rehydration, and can even help to remove blemishes and imperfections.
During the month of September, we celebrate Burning Man by offering treatments using Black Rock Mud. The treatments include a pedicure, body wrap, or facial. We encourage you to learn about the benefits of mud, and make an appointment today!
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon. There is research that shows that the risk of developing skin cancer is directly related to the amount and intensity of ultraviolet light exposure one receives from the sun. In Reno and Tahoe, we enjoy our position at an elevated altitude, and because of that, getting burned can happen more rapidly here than it would at sea level. Thankfully, with regular use of sunscreen, it’s easy to limit excessive UV exposure, lowering your risk of developing skin cancer. But how do you know which one is right for you?
There are two types of sunscreens available. Chemical sunscreen ingredients, such as PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid) and cinnamates, absorbs UV rays and convert the sun’s radiation into heat energy, while physical sunscreens (such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide) deflect and scatter the rays before they penetrate the skin. Both types of protection are effective and proven to reduce sun damage to skin; however, it is essential to choose the form of protection best suited for your skin type.
Not all sunscreens are suitable for every skin type. Children can be sensitive to chemical sunscreens. We would recommend a physical block for children that contains zinc oxide and titanium oxide, making sure the label says it’s formulated for sensitive skin. People with rosacea, acne, or who are allergy prone would also benefit from a fragrance-free and preservative-free sunscreen. The most important factor is making sure your sun protection is broad spectrum, meaning it effectively protects against both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) ranges of the light spectrum. Most broad-spectrum formulas contain multiple sunscreen ingredients. For extended, intense exposure to the sun, you should use a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. SPF 30 filters out up to 97 percent of the sun’s UV radiation, compared to SPF 50 which filters out up to 98 percent. And of course follow the direction on the label for reapplying. At Spa Atlantis, we have several sunscreens to choose from, and our expert estheticians would be more than happy to assist you in selecting the perfect one to keep your skin protected this summer.
The eyes are often referred to as the windows to the soul. Did you know the skin around the eye is very thin as it does not have a fatty tissue layer? In fact, the skin around the eye is so delicate and thin there are very few oil glands, causing this area to be drier than the rest of our skin. The dryer the skin the more visible the wrinkles become. Eye creams are a woman’s best friend to combat early signs of aging. Selecting the proper eye cream is essential. Having a good eye regime for morning and night is highly recommended. Consider eye creams with ingredients that target your specific concerns. If your concern is dryness select a product rich in avocado oils, vitamin E and/or Shea butter as these are all natural moisture infusing ingredients. If you are experiencing puffiness you should select an eye cream rich in caffeine from teas and other herbal ingredients. Caffeine is proven to calm puffiness and reduce inflammation. If your goal is to smooth fine lines and wrinkles a product with coenzyme Q10 and vitamin C will be the most effective for you. We offer a variety of product lines in our Retail Therapy Area. All products are hand-selected and tested for effectiveness. If we sell it we believe in it. We would be happy to consult on the perfect regimen just for you, simply come in and speak to any of our skin care experts!
Spa Atlantis is proud to introduce new copper Tibetan singing bowls, now available in the retail reception area. Tibetan Singing Bowls are excellent meditative and therapeutic healing tools. Healing with Tibetan Singing Bowls is a scientifically proven modality and has gained a strong following in Europe, the Orient and United States in the last few decades. Sound massage and singing bowls improves mental clarity and emotional stability, increases physical energy and relieves muscle tension. There are various immediate effects that you may experience such as improved sleep patterns, increased energy as well as enhanced creativity.
Using singing bowls for healing is based on the idea that a human body possesses a different resonant frequency. The body is healthy when every cell and organ resonates in harmony. When energy flow in the body is inhibited, the affected area vibrates out of tune, causing illness. The sound frequencies created by the signing bowls restore the flow of energy and bring about a state of well-being.
June is a month for celebrating graduations, celebrating fathers and this year Atlantis is celebrating its 25th anniversary, we invite you to join us! A gift certificate to Spa Atlantis reminds that special man in your life how truly treasured he is and makes the perfect gift for Father’s Day. From dads to grads, Spa Atlantis is the perfect place to celebrate!
Show your Mom just how much you love her with a relaxing spa service from northern Nevada’s only Forbes rated spa, Spa Atlantis. Choose from one of our deluxe Spa Packages, specially designed with mothers in mind, or treat her to one of our best-selling spa treatments like the Hanakasumi Body Ritual. A gift that is sure to please, our gift certificates allow your mom the freedom to book when best fits her schedule! We will even gift wrap and personalize the certificate for you! Our Spa Concierge is happy to customize the ultimate spa day for your mom including a relaxing lunch at our indoor atrium pool. Take the guess work out this Mother’s Day and call Spa Atlantis to make this her BEST Mother’s Day yet!
At Spa Atlantis, Earth Day is not merely one day of the year. We work year round with many local organizations to help raise environmental awareness, and work closely with our vendors to reduce our carbon footprint. Through Spa Atlantis’ partnership with Emergin-C Skin Care and Plan-It 2020, we were able to help fund the planting of 416 viable, indigenous trees in 2015. And that’s not all. We proudly carry Aveda products in Salon Atlantis, whose philosophy is to preserve natural resources and do so with sustainable products. In both Salon Atlantis and Spa Atlantis, guests will find natural, yet effective ingredients.
Spa Atlantis is proud to be the first and only northern Nevada Forbes Travel Guide Four Star spa. Forbes Travel Guide inspects over 1000 properties each year in search of the best hotels, restaurants and spas in the world. Come celebrate Earth Day with us and experience the difference of a Four Star rated facility!
I have some very exciting news to share! Due to popular demand, we have expanded our service options and added an additional SoftPak system to our exclusive Hammam treatment room! Why is this so exciting? Well, we are the only spa in northern Nevada that offers this exclusive body treatment option, and are now able to accommodate more guests. The room itself is absolutely stunning, and the Hammam ritual is luxurious and beneficial to the whole being. Guests lie on a SoftPack for the entire treatment as our therapists apply rich products to the skin that revives and refreshes. The table is heated, as well, allowing guests to melt into ultimate relaxation as warm water cascades over the body.
To celebrate the arrival of our new SoftPack, our talented team has designed three new treatments specifically for the Hammam rooms. New body scrubs, scents and specifically formulated products complement the Hammam perfectly. The treatments will refresh and rejuvenate, as well as provide an additional level of luxury that Spa Atlantis is known for offering.
When is the last time you did something special with your significant other? Why not look outside of the typical dinner and a movie date and switch it up with an activity that improves both the mind and the body? I’m talking about the spa, of course! And with February being the month of love, I invite you to indulge in a couples spa treatment and reconnect and rejuvenate together.
Voted SpaFinders’ “Top Spa for Romance,” my team at Spa Atlantis goes above and beyond to plan a special day for you and your significant other. Start with side-by-side massages, followed by a relaxing soak in our infinity soaking tub for two. Afterward, spend time in any of our three co-ed lounges, designed to provide true health benefits, like the Brine Inhalation Light Therapy lounge, whose atmosphere is designed to mimic that of an ocean shore, improving respiration. Following your time spent in the relaxation lounges, retire to our year-round indoor atrium pool, and dine on a specially-designed spa menu, created to nourish the body following time spent in the spa.
I invite you to rekindle your spark at Spa Atlantis!
What’s your New Year’s resolution? If you’re like the majority of people, it’s to eat healthier, exercise consistently, or work on ways to reduce stress.
Did you know that the path to accomplishing your goals can be found at a spa? It’s true! Studies have shown that a 60-minute massage can lead to a reduction in the level of cortisol (a stress hormone) found in the blood. Also, massage can decrease proteins related to inflammation and allergic reactions, and have demonstrated a boost in white blood cells that fight infection. Imagine! All of that happening while you’re encouraged to just lie back and relax on a massage table.
There are many different kinds of spas. Some are medical spas, some are fitness-focused facilities, and then there’s Spa Atlantis, a spa dedicated to the wellness of the whole being. While we want our guests to feel indulgent, we also want them to know that we are concentrating on more than just beautification and relaxation (though that’s definitely a part of it!). Spa Atlantis offers treatments that promote health, well-being, introspective thinking, and relaxation, as well as a sanctuary that provides an escape from day-to-day stresses.
A visit to Spa Atlantis allows you the opportunity to speak to experts in their field, who provide guidance and advice on ways to accomplish your health goals, and adding a regular appointment will help you achieve your goals even faster.
Take care of yourself, and make visiting Spa Atlantis a priority in 2016.