Friday, October 31, 2014

‘Tis the Season for Spa Treatments

Jill Richards-Hot and Cold Plunge

In the midst of the hustle and bustle as the end of the year nears, don’t forget to treat yourself to a luxurious spa treatment during the holidays. Scottsdale’s award-winning spas have a whole host of special seasonal treatments. Find the right one for you so you’ll feel refreshed and revamped for this most wonderful time of year.

Agave, The Arizona Spa at the Westin Kierland Resort: Arctic Berry Sparkling Facial

Using the all-organic Arctic Berry products by Eminence, this 50-minute facial ($189) contains an anti-aging peptide peel. The peel reduces fine lines, inflammation, hyper-pigmentation and acne to receive the same results as a synthetic chemical peel without any of the side effects. The naturally sourced acids are derived from bitter almond, sugar, grains and hibiscus flowers. In addition to the illuminating peptide peel, the facial features the added benefit of the NuFace micro-current. The new FDA-approved device for facial stimulation gently and effectively improves the skin’s tone and texture while providing an immediate “lift.” What a perfect way to get youthful and radiant skin just in time for the holidays! Available Nov. 1, 2014 – Jan. 1, 2015.

Amethyst Spa at We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center: Winter Wonderland

Facials and massages go hand-in-hand any time of the year, but these two treats are just what you need to attain that holiday glow. Indulge and revitalize with a power-boosting, tingling peppermint refresher facial for $75. It’s also the perfect time of year to re-energize your golf swing! Get ready to hit the links with the Four Peaks golfers’ massage for $100. Call for redeemable dates.

Jurlique Spa at FireSky Resort & Spa: Call Me a “Cab”ernet

This 60-minute treatment for $99 warms the winter weary with a bath that will intoxicate your senses. Begin with a deep immersion soak emanating the essence of Cabernet and Neroli. Next, a hand and foot massage with Spa Ritual’s baobab oil and organic fair trade shea butter will rehydrate the most winter weathered hands and feet. You can also choose for the focus to be on the scalp, neck and shoulders utilizing Moroccan Oil. Finish with a glass of wine and feel free to lounge poolside. Available Dec. 1 – Jan. 31, 2015.

The Saguaro Spa : Rich Chocolate Truffle Body Wrap

The Saguaro is reveling in the holiday spirit this season with 60-minute treatments starting at just $89. The Chocolate Truffle Body Wrap uses a moisturizing and conditioning formulation that contains cocoa, macadamia nut oil, almond oil, ginseng, lecithin and vitamin E. This hydrating and collagen-boosting wrap also contains antioxidants which help to refresh and nourish the skin. Then extend your spa experience with a 30-minute add-on — polish your skin with a Cranberry Pomegranate scrub coated with an amazing smelling chocolate wrap for just $40! Available through Dec. 31, 2014.

The Scottsdale Plaza Resort : Sugar Glow Body Polish

Pamper yourself with a signature body scrub specifically designed to fight the dry desert air. Exfoliate and nourish with this lavish treatment created to increase blood flow and soften skin. Peppermint oil adds a wonderful touch of aromatherapy to the experience. Choose from 25, 50 or 80-minute treatments priced at $70, $120 or $160. Lock in moisture and improve new skin tone with lotion applied after exfoliating (included in the 50 and 80-minute treatments.) Available on-going.

Spa at Gainey Village : Sugar Berry Wine Treatment

Start with a sea salt scrub blended with organic vodka and raspberry extract. The body is then painted with an antioxidant resveratrol serum made from red wine grapes. These vegetable and fruit enzymes have nearly six times the antioxidant capacities found in top department store moisturizers, making a great solution for dry winter skin. A massage using shea butter scented with white-velvet buttercream seals in the hydration. You’ll also enjoy a glass of red wine or a raspberry smoothie while you get pampered! Treatments are $92 for 60 minutes. Available through Dec. 31, 2014.

Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale : Eucalyptus Treatments

Eucalyptus continues to be one of the best ways to ease winter skin woes. The tree’s medicinal and healing properties are just what you need to protect against dry skin during the chillier months. Try a rejuvenating Eucalyptus Vichy scrub, massage, manicure or pedicure. You can also add a Eucalyptus scalp, hand or foot enhancement to any treatment for just $35! Click here for more details and pricing. Available through Jan. 31, 2015.

Spa Lamar

Choose from three different treatments full of winter delight! The Peppermint Hot Stone Massage ($195) delivers penetrating heat from smooth warm lava stones plus cool refreshing peppermint aromatherapy. This unique fire and ice combo helps restore circulation, enhance relaxation and gives your full body cause for celebration! Or, try the Pumpkin Body Wrap ($145) packed with fruit enzymes, alpha-hydroxy acids and antioxidants, including Vitamin C, and Vitamin A, to help soften and soothe the skin, boost collagen production and prevent signs of aging. Also for pumpkin lovers, the Pumpkin Oatmeal Body Scrub ($145) exfoliates and moisturizes, while gently sloughing away dry skin. Available through June 1, 2015.

Spa at Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain : Winter Reishi Face & Body Duo

Replenish your skin and refresh your spirit with this 90-minute body treatment and 60-minute facial ($295). A soothing mask of Reishi, Chaga and Maitake mushrooms blended with Juniper and Helichrysum oils nourish the skin with essential vitamins and minerals following an invigorating organic sea salt and berry seed scrub. The ultimate in hydration, our arctic cloud berry cream rich in Vitamin C and frankincense blended with cold pressed arctic lingonberry and cranberry is massaged into the body to nourish and restore your skin’s vibrant luster. Available on-going.

Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa : Naughty or Nice Holiday

Choose between our signature ‘naughty’ and ‘nice’ holiday treatments! If you’ve been naughty, try a blend of wicked patchouli with hot, spicy black pepper and nutmeg, wrapped around notes of seductive ylang-ylang. A touch of vanilla will keep you sweet. Or, reward your nice behavior with a blend of organic peppermint, vanilla and sweet orange. The combination of peppermint with the softly sensuous notes of citrus and vanilla will ensure that your star shines bright all season long! Available Dec. 1, 2014 – Jan. 1, 2015.

Too busy to take a trip to the spa? Try these (add hyperlink to Survive the Winter with In-Home Spa Tips article) quick fixes instead!

from Official Travel Site for Scottsdale, Arizona |


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