BEST BODY WRAP Phoenix 2006 - Golden Door Spa
The Turquoise Wrap at the Golden Door Spa at The Boulders in Carefree is 50 minutes of pure bliss. Allow us to explain. It might sound weird, but really, stop a moment. Take a deep breath. Close your eyes. Wait, that won't work. You need to read. Anyhow, the wrap begins with a full body exfoliation with a blue cornmeal paste. A clay masque specifically created for The Boulders with three types of clay, ground turquoise and a blend of aromatic oils is then applied, and your body is wrapped in plastic and layers of blankets. While you are resting, a "smudging" ceremony is performed using a blend of sage, cedar and citrus oils followed by a rain-stick ritual around the table. (Try not to laugh.) After several minutes, you are unwrapped and cleansed with the stimulating "carwash for people," a Vichy shower with multiple shower heads raining down all over your body. The session ends with a full body honey masque, a visit to the steam room and a rose hips body cream which you apply after rinsing off in the shower. It's less than an hour, but you'll feel like two have passed ? in a good way, we promise. We recommend this treatment in the summer, when rates are so low (with an added discount for Phoenix residents) that you can crawl to your room afterward to continue the relaxation.