Visit one of the many top spas in the desert…here are five of them best Arizona-inspired spa treatments we love each other now
Whe was once the Wild West, is now a place of refinement, with some of the best spa treatments you can experience These treatments let you lather up with mud, crystals, agave and more for rejuvenation and refreshment –Desert Style.
AN ALCHEMY MUD & CRYSTAL WRAP AT BILTMORE
The Arizona Biltmore
One thing about the desert – the ground is different. IThe native mud has long been celebrated for its ability to detoxify and soften skin, improve circulation and generally ease life’s aches and pains.
The Arizona Biltmore is a luxurious desert oasis resort with seven lavish pools and a spa with enough amenities to keep you pampered all day long. One of our favorite massages is the alchemy mud and crystal wrap, which combines essential oils and a specially selected crystal to amplify the energy of your signature treatment. You can deepen your experience by adding a 25-50 minute astrology reading with an expert who will blend natal charts and cosmic forces with personal revelations.
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BLACK ROSE FACIAL TREATMENT AT THE SISLEY PARIS SPA, FAIRMONT SCOTTSDALE PRINCESS
The Fairmont Princess
The desert rose is found in select locations around the world. The Chinese call them the “Flower of Wealth” because of their belief in their happiness. The rose is a symbol of fertility and youth in many cultures.
The Fairmont Princess Resort in Scottsdale offers some of the best spa treatments around with her Black Rose Facial, a gentle journey scented with natural rose that relaxes the face, smoothes features and reveals skin’s radiance. The complexion feels fresher, skin looks hydrated and signs of fatigue and age are smoothed.
You can also indulge at the Sisley Paris Spa, a spa within a spa Complimentary access to facilities such as sauna, steam room, Swiss shower, private rooftop pool, hot and cold plunge pool, waterfall grotto and aromatherapy room.
AGAVE TONING WRAP AT THE CAMELBACK INN SPA
Located in the beautiful Camelback Inn, this desert-style treatment begins with a full body exfoliation using a sea salt scrub containing vitamin E and alfalfa leaves to smooth the skin’s surface. Prickly Pear Gel is applied with extracts of ginger root, paprika and carrageenan to promote circulation and give skin a vibrant glow.
As if that weren’t enough, a full scalp massage and gentle release of facial pressure points will further relax you. Then the body is infused with a hydrating agave nectar oil enriched with botanical extracts, sandalwood, barley and amurense bark, which hydrates and plumps the skin to minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
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HIMALAYAN SALT STONE RITUAL IN PHOENICIAN SPA
In one of Arizona’s most luxurious hotels, The Phoenicianis a spa that offers some of the best spa treatments available and has been rated five stars by Forbes. The Himalayan salt stone ritual massage nourishes the body and relaxes the mind through warmth.
This treatment uses 84 essential nutrients and minerals in Himalayan salt found in the desert of Pakistan and the 100% pure salt will remineralize your skin to provide an increased level of well-being. This provides deep relaxation, improved sleep, reduced inflammation and a feeling of emotional peace.
A CITRUS RITUAL AT THE ALVARADO SPA AT THE ROYAL PALMS RESORT
Royal Palms, photograph by Michael Baxter
When you think of desert, cacti probably spring to mind. But the soil and climate are also perfect for growing citrus fruits. With the Alvarado Spa in the luxurious Royal Palms Resort In Phoenix, immerse yourself in a signature citrus ritual. Enjoy a full body exfoliation as water gently cascades down from above. Next, relax in the garden tub and private decking area with rain shower. This ritual is rounded off by an individual massage.
Now enjoy some desert-style self-care.