Arizona is home to some of the finest spas in the country, with Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sedona and Tucson being four of the main spa hot spots in the state. While Arizona’s dry and hot climate has its advantages in a spa setting, the state has also long since attracted some of the most talented alternative healers from around the world, making it the perfect location for both traditional and innovative spas to set up shop.
Canyon Ranch, Tucson
Situated in Tucson’s Sonoran Desert, Canyon Ranch is a luxurious, world-renowned destination spa that offers up everything from wellness programs to healthy gourmet meals. The spa building itself measures around 80,000 square feet and boasts over 40 treatment rooms. The spa places a strong emphasis on fitness, with over 50 different classes held on a daily basis, and also has a highly rated medical program, with a focus on alternative treatments, such as acupuncture. From the kitchen demonstrations at lunch time to a session on an underwater treadmill to a rejuvenating full body massage, this spa really does seem to provide it all.
The Centre for Well Being, The Phoenician, Scottsdale
The Phoenician’s Centre for Well Being offers a results-driven spa menu, with the owners usually spending months testing out different treatments, ensuring that they provide visible results, before offering them to their guests. The 22,000 square feet spa building has 24 treatment rooms, and there are a wide range of fitness classes on offer, as well as some other unique services. Herbologists are on site to chat with guests about their diet, while a biomechanics session will help to pinpoint what is wrong with your body, as well as how to fix it.
Golden Door Spa, Scottsdale
Measuring 33,000 square feet, Scottsdale’s Golden Door Spa at the Boulders has its original location in California and has managed to perfectly combine elements from here with native treatments and ingredients from Arizona. The spa in itself, with its curved white walls and bright and airy interior, is a pleasure to spend time in, with a delicious café that serves up healthy spa cuisine in both indoor and outdoor dining areas. For those unsure about which treatments to opt for, the spa’s signature treatments will never disappoint, and feature everything from a Cleansing and Releasing Massage to a Desert Sage Detox.
Alvadora Spa, Royal Palms Resort and Spa, Phoenix
Old fashioned indulgence is the focus at the Alvadora Spa, with the entire spa set up to make you feel as though you are in a traditional Mediterranean paradise, complete with balconies, gardens and fountains. Rather than using ingredients from the desert like the other spas in Arizona, the Alvadora Spa opts for Mediterranean ingredients in their treatments, such as orange blossoms and grapeseeds.
For those who want the ultimate in spa indulgence, you will not go wrong with a visit to Arizona, where there are so many incredible options to choose from. Each spa will have their own areas of specialty whether this may be a focus on overall wellness or an emphasis on native ingredients, so be sure to take a good look at each one before making your decision.