SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- For clients in dire need of rest and
relaxation, this is the kind of town to consider.
Not only is the climate ideal, but the desert area here offers
an abundance of spa options to revitalize the mind, body and
A sampling of several of Scottsdale's spas follows:At the Radisson Resort, the 20,000-square-foot, Asian-themed
Mist spa is set among Oriental gardens and features 15 treatment
rooms, a fitness center, an outdoor lap pool, private sunbathing
areas and a restaurant.
The Mist Spa offers a variety of salon services as well as a full
line of massage therapies and skin care treatments.
Some of the spa's signature treatments are the Cellular Repair
Facial, providing intensive conditioning to activate metabolism and
lymphatic flow in the skin, and the Dry Brush massage, which uses a
boar bristle brush to remove dead and dull skin cells.
Radisson Resort's Mist SpaSunBurst Resort created the Ultimate Pamper package, combining
accommodations at the resort with spa treatments at a choice of
Phone: (480) 998-3800
The spas participating in this promotion include Nordstrom, the
Phoenician and the Spa at Camelback Inn.
Package amenities include overnight accommodations;
transportation between the resort and the guest's choice of spa; a
one-hour Swedish massage, facial or herbal wrap, and use of all
Package rates begin at $475, double, and cover spa services for
SunBurst ResortThe Spa at Camelback Inn features a complete fitness and
exercise center; a host of European body and beauty treatments; a
full-service spa salon, and wellness programs that offer testing,
education and nutrition counseling.
Phone: (800) 431-8592
The spa offers the Adobe Clay Purification Treatment, inspired
by the ancient healing rituals of Native Americans.
The full-sensory treatment uses pure red adobe clay and herbs
indigenous to the Sonoran desert such as sage, juniper and
sandalwood. It comprises a total body exfoliation, a clay
application, an aromatherapy cleansing and application and a sauna
The Spa at Camelback InnAt the Hyatt Regency Gainey Ranch, the Sonwai Spa features
amenities that include exercise equipment, fitness activities,
steam and sauna rooms, four rooms for therapeutic massage and
various signature facial and body treatments.
Phone: (800) 242-2635
The resort recently added Cuisine Naturelle, serving nutritious
gourmet food with moderate calories, and the Waterfall Juice
The Hyatt Regency Gainey RanchSpa du Soleil offers area guests a relaxing vacation, even if
it is only for a day. This full-service day spa offers advanced
skin care treatments and body therapies for men and women.
Individual treatments start at $40.
Phone: (480) 991-3388
Spa du SoleilThe 22,000-square-foot Centre for Well-Being at the Phoenician
Resort uses the natural resources of the Southwest to offer a wide
range of services ranging from natural herbal body treatments,
aromatherapy massages and energy therapies to meditation and
Phone (480) 994-5400
The facility includes an aerobics studio; a weight-training and
cardiovascular studio; 24 private treatment rooms; men's and
women's locker rooms with whirlpools, saunas and steam rooms; Swiss
shower facilities; a retail boutique, and the Waters Bar, featuring
mineral and still waters from around the world, with daily
selections of fresh fruit.
One of the newest programs at the Centre for Well-Being takes
place in the Meditation Atrium, where guests learn meditation
techniques in one-on-one sessions with an instructor or in group
Centre for Well-Being at the Phoenician ResortThe signature Hot Rocks Massage at the Sonoran Spa at the
Boulders Resort uses heated river stones to work away stress. The
combination of heat and gentle pressure works at tense muscles and
sore joints, reducing built-up tension.
Phone: (800) 843-2392 or (480) 423-2452
Another special treatment is the Golfer's Massage, which
concentrates on golf-specific muscle groups in the neck, shoulders,
lower back and hamstrings.
The fully equipped, 1,600-square-foot workout center features
fitness machines and free weights and has cardiovascular equipment
as well as recumbent and upright bikes.
Outdoor activities include hiking, mountain biking and rock
climbing. The Movement Studio features a variety of fitness classes
and health seminars, and a whirlpool and a swimming pool with
designated lap lanes are available outside the spa.
Sonoran Spa at the Boulders ResortThe 80,000-square-foot Gainey Village Health Club & Spa is
scheduled to open this month. The facility will combine the best of
healing spa therapies with activities of the health club. It also
will offer the only spa-connected medical center in Scottsdale, one
operated by Scottsdale Healthcare.
Phone: (480) 488-7358
The center will feature alternative healing therapies such as
acupuncture, sports injury evaluation and rehabilitation programs.
In addition to treatments such as body scrubs, herbal wraps,
massage, hydrotherapy, facials and salon services, the Spa at
Gainey Village will offer a movement studio that will focus on
Pilates-based training, tai chi, meditation and yoga.
Gainey Village Health Club & Spa
Phone: (480) 609-6980