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10 Best Spas in Metro Phoenix

10 Best Spas in Metro Phoenix
Katie Johnson

New Year's resolutions call for a new you. And we can't think of a better way to unload year's worth of stress and strain than the source of some high class TLC: the spa.

When shelling out big bucks to get your mind and body in balance, it pays to know which spas give out the special treatment. Fortunately we know a few -- make that 10.

See also: 5 Favorite Spa Treatments in Scottsdale

Spa at Sanctuary

That aptly named Sanctuary, situated on Camelback Mountain has been a featured retreat on Forbes Travel Guide's list of "four-star award-winning spas" for four years running. The Asian-inspired retreat is perched above the city, secluded in thick bamboo, and features a reflecting pond and zen meditation garden. The Eastern-style services include tok sen vibration therapy ($230), reiki healing ($170), sabai foot massage ($170), and luk pra kope herbal massage ($295).

10 Best Spas in Metro Phoenix
Katie Johnson

Joya Spa

The Joya Spa at the Montelucia Resort in Paradise Valley is a Hammam-inspired luxury spa featuring strong Moroccan influences combined with new age treatments and age old customs. The spa is named after the night-blooming cactus flower near its entrance and offers numerous services, including massages and facials, infused with its signature scent. At Joya spa you can get everything from your run-of-the-mill pampering to cupping ($190), IV therapy ($150), and hypnotherapy ($199).

 

10 Best Spas in Metro Phoenix
Katie Johnson

Spa at Camelback Inn

The spa at the Camelback Inn is all about simplicity. Having removed any cheesy gimmicks about spirituality, the planets aligning, or the haziness of your aura, the Camelback Inn's spa can focus all its energy on making its clients feel completely relaxed. Since the spa is tucked away against the backdrop of Mummy Mountain, it makes sense that it offers some desert-style services like the Desert Nectar Honey Wrap ($155), Sonoran Rose Facial ($155), and Native Hot Stone Massage ($155).

10 Best Spas in Metro Phoenix
Katie Johnson

Gainey Village Spa

The Village at Gainey Ranch is no ordinary gym. This upscale health club is a hotspot for professional athletes, high-end trophy wives, and Scottsdale socialites. So naturally, its spa is as solid as its workout facilities. The Gainey Village Spa offers a variety of massages, such body care treatments as wraps and scrubs, and facials -- including the 24K Gold Facial ($190-$220) with a collagen and silk protein mask to make your face look anything but post-workout.

10 Best Spas in Metro Phoenix
Katie Johnson

Well & Being at Willow Stream

The size of the Fairmont Princess in Scottsdale can be a bit daunting, but if you can navigate your way to the Well & Being at Willow Stream your journey will be well worth it. This resort spa puts equal emphasis on physical and mental well-being, with fitness classes like Aerial Hammock Yoga and CrossFit Scottsdale ($45 daily access fee). It also offers pampering treatments including massages, facials, body wraps, body scrubs, hydrotherapy baths, and a detoxifying mud bar.

 

10 Best Spas in Metro Phoenix
Katie Johnson

Spa at The Boulders

For those spa-goers who really want to get away from it all, we can't think of a better destination than The Boulders in Carefree. This Waldorf Astoria Resort is set in the serene outskirts of the Phoenix, making its 33,000-square-foot spa the perfect spot to relax and rejuvenate. The spa draws influence from its scenic desert surroundings and offers such signature treatments as the Turquoise Wrap, Golden Harvest Facial, and LaStone Therapy Massage ($715).

10 Best Spas in Metro Phoenix
Katie Johnson

Jurlique Spa

FireSky Resort, a Kimpton Boutique Hotel, is home to the all-natural Jurlique Spa in Scottsdale. This holistic spa aims to set itself apart from the many other retreats by using products that are hypo-allergenic, pH balanced, environmentally friendly, free of animal byproducts and testing, and contain certified organic herbs and plant-derived ingredients. Some of Jurlique's signature treatments include the FireSky Stone Massage ($180), Instinctual Organic Bath Therapy ($45), Orange Blossom Body Ritual ($180), and Signature Revitalizing Facial ($125), which makes use of the spa's Herbal Recovery line.

 

10 Best Spas in Metro Phoenix
Katie Johnson

VH Spa for Vitality + Health

Valley Ho's VH Spa for Vitality + Health offers some of the most affordable spa treatments you'll find in Scottsdale, with weekly, monthly, and seasonal deals. VH Spa's eclectic collection of services include the Red Flower Hammam Experience ($185), LomiLomi Massage ($125-$185), CoffeeBerry Body-Shaping Wrap ($125) and the Honey Ginger Myofascial Treatment ($150)a -- a bee pollen-based treatment that strengthens the immune system, reduces inflammation, and sounds just like a service that Kate Middleton's a fan of. Needless to say, the spa treatments at this mid-century hotel are anything but outdated.

10 Best Spas in Metro Phoenix
Katie Johnson

Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa

Biltmore Fashion Park is home to fine shopping, fine dinning, and, thanks to the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, fine treatment. This upscale day spa has been an industry icon since 1910, giving it serious street cred in the quality of its spa services. Behind the Red Door, tired shoppers can opt for a little pampering pick-me-up or an all-day escape with treatments like the Elizabeth Arden Signature Massage ($125-$175), Seawater Pearl Hydrating Facial ($145), or the olive oil-infused Signature Stress Melter Ritual ($225).

10 Best Spas in Metro Phoenix
Katie Johnson

Alvadora Spa

When you put a spa inside the prestigious Royal Palms Resort, expectations are set high. But the Alvadora Spa does not disappoint. This Mediterranean oasis offers luxury amenities like Vichy showers, private courtyards, an eight-foot waterfall, and a fitness center. Guests of the spa can indulge in both ongoing and seasonal services including the Mediterranean Holiday Body Scrub ($99), Peppermint "Mistle-Toe" Pedicure ($65), and a wide variety of couples' massages.

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