Arizona's Superstition Mountains are often veiled in a thick mist; according to legend, they're the site of a gold mine that has been lost for more than a century. You may or may not find gold, but it's worth it to go hiking or mountain biking in the Superstition Mountains, where you may encounter saguaro cacti, wild jackrabbits, or ancient petroglyphs and Pictionary sketches by Native American tribes.Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
Deseret Aesthetic & Lifestyle Institute medical director Dr. Gregory Allen is a skin specialist who has contributed to FDA research and the FDA approval process. He now shares his epidermal expertise with licensed aestheticians and laser technicians as they apply permanent makeup and perform peels and facials. High-tech equipment abounds at the center, from a VeinGogh Ohmic Thermolysis System for eliminating spider veins to a CO2 laser for reducing wrinkles. Aestheticians rely on skincare products from Derma MD and Obagi, which soothe skin so that clients don't have to cut eyeholes in a receiving blanket and wear it as a mask. An elegant vibe radiates from the spa’s cream-and-black motif, which clients first encounter in a waiting room lined with cushy suede chairs.
At each of HealthSource Chiropractic's hundreds of locations throughout the country, chiropractors, licensed massage therapists, and physical therapists work together to treat and prevent chronic aches and pains. By combining chiropractic adjustments with strengthening therapy in a technique the center dubs "progressive rehab," specialists can both ease pain and take steps to ensure it doesn't return. This body-care methodology also incorporates whole-body wellness, which focuses on prevention of pain and maintaining a nutritious lifestyle. Therapists not only assist clients in achieving optimal health, but also tend to back pain, neck pain headache, sciatica, fibromyalgia and other common concerns.
A former fast-paced corporate-world professional, yoga instructor Kay Koski now fosters a community where time seems to stop. Students can achieve deeper mind-body connections during yoga classes or unwind under the soothing strokes of licensed massage therapist Valerie Eenhuis. Kay also is a certified hypnotist and helps guests overcome physical and emotional limitations.
Quick, cookie-cutter pedicures don’t exist at LoAnn’s Nails and Spa. Instead, the salon schedules rejuvenating treatments in 45-, 60-, and 90-minute intervals to ensure no detail goes overlooked. To amp up the indulgence, the professional technicians can follow nail and cuticle grooming with a variety of foot-massage techniques. Stress melts under the application of hot stones, mint masks, and Tiger Balm—an ointment designed to relieve aches caused by wearing uncomfortable shoes or playing footsie with an actual tiger. Clients can also match their fingers to their toes with a spa manicure—featuring standard or chip-resistant gel polish—or pamper their skin with a deluxe facial.
Alara Med & Day Spa's comfortable atmosphere and massage and beauty treatments de-stress bodies. The knowledgeable staff of beautifiers includes aestheticians, massage therapists, laser technicians, cosmetologists, and more. Each treatment room is draped with fresh linens and modern equipment, ready to house services such as a 60-minute aromatherapy massage, which calms and soothes with scented oils ($85), and the Epicuren signature facial, which stimulates cell metabolism to tighten the skin, improving texture and tone ($85).
Dr. Billie Barefoot wants his patients to live pain-free lives. Believing that the body comes preloaded with all the medicine it needs to stay well, he stimulates natural healing processes by performing noninvasive adjustment, massage, and spinal decompression. These treatments have helped patients of all ages overcome a range of health concerns, from back pain and ear infections to ADD and digestive disorders.