Spas in Indian Country: Spotlight on Oklahoma and Louisiana

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Exceptional spas provide luxurious retreats where guests can be pampered with holistic and cutting-edge therapies that heal and rejuvenate. In this issue, we showcase tribal casino spas in Oklahoma and Louisiana, highlighting the unique features that make them special.

The Spa
Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant

Durant, OK
Year built: 2010
Approx. 22,000 sq. ft.
9 treatment rooms

Choctaw Spa

The Spa at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant is more than just a state of mind. It is a retreat to relax, restore and revive from the outside world. It offers a high level of luxury and professional pampering with treatments designed to transform and rebalance from the inside out.

Choctaw Spa

The Spa offers a vast menu of treatments and services including individual and couples massages, body treatments, skin care including waxing and threading, nail treatments, on-the-go treatments, and spa day packages. Additional massage, body, and skin care enhancements can be added to any spa treatment to further enrich the experience. Along with the deluxe collection of massages and body treatments, The Spa also offers a full-service salon with hair, nail and makeup services as well as a traditional barber.

Choctaw Spa

The Spa at Choctaw offers services and treatments that go above and beyond. All massage treatments provide tension release, stress reduction, and circulation enhancement and also include a consultation to focus on specific areas of need. The Spa’s facials encompass all aspects of innovative skin care and a professional, personalized skin care analysis and customized skin care program are provided with each treatment. Manicure and pedicure treatments are given using sustainable, non-toxic, and humane brands and are complemented with nail shaping and cuticle care.

Spa guests have access to all The Spa amenities, including separate men’s and women’s lounges, whirlpools and steam rooms, a co-ed relaxation lounge with reflection waters and a waterfall mineral bath, and a fitness center. The space boasts nine treatment rooms, including two extravagant couples suites with an ultra whirlpool soaking tub for two and a couple’s rain shower. There is also a spa boutique featuring local area artisans.

To add to its many impressive features, The Spa offers monthly specials and is also open to the public, not just resort guests, so anyone can indulge.

Née Spa
Downstream Casino Resort

Quapaw, OK
Year built: 2012
Approx. 6,700 sq. ft.
7 treatment rooms

Downstream Spa

Née Spa is a full-service luxury spa located inside Downstream Casino Resort. Née Spa combines Native American themed treatments, such as the Spiritual Healing – introduced in honor of the Quapaw Pow Wow – with traditional spa services for a truly relaxing and transformative getaway.

Upon entering Née Spa’s lobby, guests are surrounded by details that pay homage to the Quapaw Tribe and Native American culture. Every detail, from the invigorating scent of eucalyptus to the serene Native American spa music, to the rolled towels and plush robes, is designed to create an atmosphere to allow guests to fully encompass a true spa getaway. Throughout the entire spa are beautiful photographs of Quapaw tribal members as well as a stunning clay sculpture by Anita Fields and a gorgeous tree-lined hallway. Née Spa’s deep appreciation and respect for the Indigenous cultures of the area is reflected in the spa’s design, décor and treatment offerings to create a truly unique experience for every guest.

Downstream Spa

Née Spa features separate men’s and women’s areas, which both include locker rooms, hot tub, sauna, steam room, showers and relaxation lounges. The men’s area also includes a cold dunk tub for hydrotherapy practices.

The spa offers three single treatment rooms and two couples treatment rooms and is currently undergoing renovations to create two additional single treatment rooms. The spa menu offers a variety of healing massage treatments, such as Swedish-style massages, deep tissue, cupping, reflexology, warm stone, prenatal and Himalayan salt stone with the option to upgrade any service to a couple’s treatment.

Downstream Spa

The spa menu also has a variety of facial treatments, lash and brow services, body treatments and spa packages. Each treatment at Née Spa is designed to create a tranquil experience for the guest and indulge the senses, therefore every treatment offered includes aromatherapy.

Née Spa has truly created a space that allows guests to experience a healing and rejuvenating escape just steps away from the casino floor.

Emerge Spa and Salon
River Spirit Casino Resort

Tulsa, OK
Year built: 2017
Approx. 7,600 sq. ft.
7 treatment rooms

River Spirit Spa

Relax in luxury at Emerge Spa and Salon at River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa. Emerge Spa, the second of four Emerge Tulsa area locations, is a world-class day spa and salon offering an exceptional portfolio of quality services such as massage and cupping therapy, high-end facial treatments and elite hair and nail services. Emerge Spa also offers guests many specialty amenities including wellness services, laser and thermal energy treatments, body enhancement, and beauty treatments. Spa day packages are available for guests to take advantage of multiple services. 

While visiting Emerge Spa, guests can savor a quiet moment in the inviting relaxation room or indulge in one Emerge’s five-star, state-of-the-art amenities including steam rooms, saunas and a women’s private whirlpool tub. Each of these amenities are complimentary with the purchase of a service. 

River Spirit Spa

Emerge provides a wide array of massages and body treatments including aroma therapy Swedish massage, warm stone massage, Himalayan salt stone massage, and eminence seasonal body wrap, among many others. Massages are offered in 45-, 60-, 75-, or 90-minute increments. 

Emerge is also known for catering to couples looking to reconnect and unwind with the couples retreat room. Guests can book extra room time (between 45 and 60 minutes) that allows them to spend time in the couples retreat room, post service. During the extra room time, couples can utilize the free-standing tub for a hot salt soak, rinse off in the illuminated rain feature shower and enjoy champagne and hors d’oeuvres that can be provided by request. 

River Spirit Spa

Before, during and after spa day services guests have access to Emerge’s private and secure men’s and women’s locker rooms. Locker codes can be set and customized for each guest and Emerge’s showers and makeup counters with lighted mirrors provide the perfect place to refresh before reentering the world.

Emerge offers spa patrons premium products including Eminence Organic Skin Care and SkinMedica, which is an entire aesthetic product line based on the science of the skin’s own healing abilities. Kevin Murphy hair care products and Babyfoot foot care are also available so guests can continue their spa pampering at home.

Spa La Vie
Paragon Casino Resort

Marksville, LA
Year built: 1994
Approx. 12,577 sq. ft.
11 treatment rooms

Paragon Spa

Spa La Vie, Paragon Casino Resort’s very own luxurious resort spa, offers a wide range of treatments and services to delight any guest or visitor. Spa La Vie is inspired by the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe’s rich and long-standing Native American history and culture, plus the healing and life-giving elements that Mother Earth provides – earth, water, air, and fire. These elements translate into the base of Spa La Vie’s services – they are grounding, restoring, cleansing and detoxifying. Guests will find a mix of these elements in every single service Spa La Vie’s talented and trained staff provides.

Paragon Spa

Once inside the quiet, serene lobby, guests may choose from a number of offerings to make them feel centered, harmonized and whole including full-body massage and treatment services, hair care, waxing, and nail services. Spa La Vie guests are encouraged to leave their worries at its doors, set their intentions at the fountain and unwind in the eucalyptus steam room, sauna, and whirlpool. Treatments are designed to heal, restore and repair the body while indulging the senses to create a truly relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

Paragon Spa

Treatment offerings include Swedish, deep tissue, mud, aroma-therapy, couples or prenatal massages, manicures, and pedicures plus skincare rituals and treatments ensuring there is something for everyone.

Spa La Vie offers standalone treatments or carefully curated packages, plus add-on day passes with treatments, ensuring guests have adequate time to utilize the amenities outside of their treatments, like the steam room, sauna, and shower facilities accompanied by robes, slippers, and towels.

Spa La Vie is open Thursday through Sunday and is conveniently located inside Paragon Casino Resort’s spacious lobby. It offers numerous monthly specials, including packages, specialized treatments, and discounts on existing services.