Whether you’re looking to unwind from the pressures of daily life, splurge on a special treat for yourself or treat someone else, there’s nothing quite like a visit to the spa.
Here are a few of our favorite places in the Valley to indulge the sense and soothe your body and mind.
1. Revive Spa at JW Marriott Desert Ridge
With a steam room, dry sauna, men’s and women’s relaxation rooms, serene outdoor patios and lofts incorporating the surrounding Sonoran Desert flora, a fitness center and more, Revive Spa at JW Marriott Desert Ridge offers just about everything in its two-story, 28,000-square-foot facility. Visitors can get services like massages in one of the 41 treatment rooms available.
Revive Spa at JW Marriott Desert Ridge, 5350 Marriott Dr., Phoenix, AZ, 85054. (480) 293-3700
2. JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort and Spa
Along with Revive, the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort and Spa is sure to be spotted on “best of” lists for spas around the country, and there’s good reason: This retreat urges you to unwind and reconnect with your inner (calmer) self. Using natural ingredients native to the surrounding desert like the ingredients in their Desert Nectar Honey Wrap — a hydrating mixture of pure Arizona honey, buttermilk and oats — the services here will calm your body so your mind can follow.
The resort offers a full menu of spa services. And amenities like whirlpools, solariums, a Turkish steam bath and more are available at the spa for $35 a day for Camelback Inn Resort guests and with the purchase of a one-hour spa service for non guests.
JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort and Spa, 5402 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253. (480) 596-7040
3. Jurlique Spa at FireSky Resort & Spa
A natural approach is central at Jurlique Spa at FireSky in Scottsdale. A holistic spa with treatments based around all-natural ingredients, the spa aims to help guests find their own wellness and energy with treatments aimed to re-center, revive and relax. Using their signature products to soothe and smooth skin, Jurlique aims for beauty inside and out.
Treatments at Jurlique include massages, natural beauty therapies and body treatments, facials and special treatment rooms built around air (offering aromatherapy body massages), earth (offering massages for one or for couples), water (where massages are accompanied by warm water jets) and fire (where you can take a dip in their signature copper soaking tubs).
Jurlique Spa at FireSky Resort & Spa, 4925 N. Scottsdale Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251. (480) 424-6072
4. Aji Spa at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa
True to the meaning of Aji, or “sanctuary,” the Aji Spa at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort in Chandler is a tranquil escape. The nearby Aji Mountain is one of the Gila River Indian Community’s most sacred treasures, and it shows in the environment and treatments offered at their spa, where Pima and Maricopa traditions are still shared.
Named a four-star Native American spa by “Forbes,” the spa also boasts the only authentic Native American spa menu with its Indigenous Collection, which includes traditional massage incorporating ancient Pima healing doctrines, a Pima medicine massage, indigenous water treatment and a prickly pear body treatment.
Aji Spa at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, 5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85226. (602) 385-5759
5. Joya Spa at Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia
This luxury spa, designed by the award-winning Sylvia Sepielli, will make you feel like royalty. From facials and massages to steam rooms and whirlpools, get ready to feel at peace and rejuvenated. The spa also offers the Hammam Experience, a bathing ritual of going from hot to cold environments to increase circulation and enhance mental and emotional wellness. Also enjoy poolside food and beverage service, exclusive to spa guests, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., as you take in breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain.
Joya Spa at Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia, 4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253. (480) 627-3020
6. Arizona Grand Resort & Spa
Arizona Grand Spa envelops guests in a serene environment from the first moment to the last. Treatments like relaxing massages, rejuvenating facials, therapeutic body treatments and salon services are tailored to each guest’s preferences. The spa even offers custom services, and special services just for kids or teens.
Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, 8000 Arizona Grand Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85044. (602) 438-9000
– Kimberly Hosey, Phoenix.org