Don’t be surprised if license plates start touting Arizona as “The Spa State.”
Arizona seems to have become the unofficial spa capital of the world. Whether you come for a day, a week or a month, their award-winning destination spas offer treatments to ease whatever’s ailing you – even if all you really need is a little pampering.
Here are some of the best spa treatments in the state. Your muscles might start relaxing just reading about them.
Intuitive Massage at Life in Balance Spa at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, Tucson
Inspired by Native American spirituality and Peruvian shamanic studies, this holistic approach to healing fuses bodywork with spiritual wisdom, sacred plants, artifacts and natural objects. Set an intention, then let the therapist work their magic on both the physical and emotional sources of your stress.
Arizona Copper Peptide Facial at Hashani Spa at JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa
Put your best face forward with this age-defying facial. A copper complex keeps skin firm and supple, improving skin tone, renewing tissue and smoothing and relaxing expression lines. Warning: you may cause new smile lines when you see the results in the mirror.
Havasupai Falls Rejuvenation at Well & Being Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
This ultimate Southwestern experience starts with a sage-smudging ritual and ends, two hours later, with a soothing scalp massage. In between, you’ll be scrubbed, rubbed, bathed, oiled and wrapped to a state of pure bliss.
Bahn (Blue Coyote Wrap) at Aji at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Chandler
Performed in the only spa steam capsule in the state, this treatment covers your body in Aji’s proprietary bentonite clay and gives it time to get absorbed into your pores while you receive a soothing scalp massage. Once the clay is removed, you’ll be treated to a cedar and sage oil massage. You’ll be gifted with a copy of the “Bluebird and the Coyote” legend to relive your experience at home.
Turquoise Blue Sage Body Ritual at Revive Spa at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix
Using the energies of the sacred turquoise gemstone, this Native American-inspired healing ritual creates a sense of deep relaxation. The body polish, mask and massage oil are infused with minerals, essential oils and the energy of the turquoise to strength and balance both the body and soul.
Rain Dance at Mii amo at Enchantment Resort & Spa, Sedona
Combining the sacred power of water with the indigenous healing benefits of blue corn and aloe, this new body treatment includes a nourishing exfoliation and Vichy shower cleanse. Your skin will welcome and absorb it like rain after a drought.
Arnica & Hot Towel Massage at Joya at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
Feel those tight muscles relax as they’re massaged with extracts of arnica, sage, lavender and spearmint. Steaming hot towels applied throughout the treatment promote the anti-inflammatory and healing properties of the essential oils.
Warm Spice Scrub and Massage at The Centre for Well-Being at the Phoenician, Scottsdale
An aromatic blend of cinnamon, nutmeg and mandarin is transformed into a creamy exfoliating scrub, which is followed by a hydrating full-body massage and hot coconut oil foot therapy. It’s a delight for the senses.
Camelback Signature Body Wrap at The Spa at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
Give your skin a head-to-toe dose of vitamin c as your body is scrubbed and moisturized with luxurious oil, your hair and scalp are massaged with a citrus conditioner, your face is cleansed and drenched with antioxidants, and your lips are plumped with a firming serum. You’ll wish this vitamin c-filled treatment were a daily requirement.
Muscle Melt for Road Warriors at Canyon Ranch, Tucson
Developed in Thailand to ease the aches and pains of battle-weary warriors, this treatment combines warm herbal pouches with traditional Thai massage. The result is a calm mind and body, ready to go out and conquer the world.