Metaphorically speaking, Phoenix may be the best place to book a spa day. For where better to shed the stress of the work week and emerge renewed, than in a city named for a mythical bird that was reborn every day? Those hoping for just such as renewal are in luck, as the greater Phoenix area holds one of the largest concentrations of day spas in the country. So whether you’re in search of the latest anti-aging treatment or want to tap into ancient traditions with a Native American-inspired massage, there’s bound to be a Phoenix spa that suits you perfectly.1. Alvadora Spa at Royal PalmsCamelback EastWith romantic features like private courtyards and an eight-foot waterfall, Alvadora Spa would feel like a therapeutic escape, even if you didn’t book a treatment. Of course, it would be a shame to miss the unique aquatic massage performed in the spa’s Watsu pool. During a session, swimsuit-clad visitors ease into the heated water as a massage therapist uses rocking, cradling, and stretching techniques to ease aches.2. Well & Being at Willow Stream SpaNorth ScottsdaleAtop the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, visitors to Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa can unwind in an adults-only rooftop pool with private cabanas. Guests can also order delivery of healthy spa meals for consumption poolside or in the climate-controlled atrium.Paragraph3. The Roose Parlour and SpaDowntown PhoenixThe Roose is routinely ranked among ELLE’s top 100 salons in the nation, but that’s not to diminish the spa side of the establishment. Its team offers revitalizing facials and massages with add-ons such as aromatherapy, hot-stone treatment, and reflexology.4. Elizabeth Arden Red Door SpaCamelback EastElizabeth Arden Red Door Spa offers a range of spa packages including the aptly named Ultimate Indulgence, replete with a facial, massage, olive-oil mani-pedi, salon services, and lunch.5. VH Spa for Vitality + HealthDowntown ScottsdaleChoosing a treatment at VH Spa for Vitality + Health is as easy as choosing your favorite vacation spot. Destination-inspired services include the Capri—a citrus-scented full-body mist coupled with blood orange aromatherapy—and the Istanbul: a hammam-inspired experience that includes exfoliation and massage performed amid scents of fig, quince, coffee, tangerine, and lemon blossom.6. Joya SpaParadise ValleyFrom Joya Spa’s rooftop terrace, guests can gaze out upon nearby Camelback Mountain. The rooftop area features a pool, food service, and ample padded seating for lounging. It’s exclusively reserved for guests of the spa, however, so you’ll want to book a service, such as the refreshing arnica massage, which employs the use of steaming hot towels infused with sage, spearmint, arnica, and lavender. 7. Aji Spa at Sheraton Wild Horse PassSt. JohnsA team of Pima and Maricopa Cultural Caretakers is on staff at Aji Spa, performing authentic Native-American treatments passed down through the ages. These include the Thoachta massage and the Nahtogig exfoliating body treatment, which uses pomegranate, salt, honey, and blue cornmeal to revitalize skin.
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