Between the mountains, world class golf, desert hiking trails and destination dining, Scottsdale Arizona is a popular destination for vacationers. For visitors to the Copper State who might want to take a day to relax, a spa day is ideal for unwinding. We’ve compiled a list of the best spas in Scottsdale for visitors to do everything from lounging poolside to getting a traditional Thai massage.
Four Seasons Resort
The Spa at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North offers a list of services, including an Aroma Design Bar where guests can design their own aromatherapy products. It’s a great souvenir if you’ve booked a spa day as one of the activities on a Scottsdale girls’ trip!
Spa services include the Golfer’s Massage, which uses warmed golf balls to stretch out the muscles. Body therapies include the Prickly Pear Renewal and facials include the Gold Repair Facial.
The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale also offers Reiki treatments, a holistic therapy which uses energy work to heal the body, mind and spirit.
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Running Water Spa
Inspired by the Sonoran Desert, the Running Water Spa at the Scottsdale Camelback Resort offers guests a variety services based on the surrounding desert.
Spa treatments include the signature Desert Sage Massage, Superstition Stone Massage and Brightening Botanical Facial.
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The spa at the Camelback inn also offers a Turquoise Sage Body Scrub, which uses a salt scrub infused with lavender and sage to scrub away dead skin to reveal a refreshed and rejuvenated you. The service also includes a scalp massage and a moisturizing body cream application.
The Phoenician Spa
With a rooftop pool, fitness center, relaxation room and nail lounge, the spa at the Phoenician offers a spa ritual for guests to get the best relaxing experience. The ritual includes use of the sauna, steam room, cold shower and hot tub to get guests ready for their treatments.
Treatments include the Himalayan Salt Stone Ritual massage, Phoenix Rising Scrub & Massage and the Phoenician’s Finest Facial.
The luxury spa also offers manicure and pedicure services, along with personal training sessions and a full fitness studio.
Located within the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa, the Joya Spa boasts 31,000 square feet of space for guests to sit back and relax for a day of pampering.
Treatments at the resort spa include the Moroccan inspired Joya Signature Massage, Black Pearl Detox Facial and White Jasmine and Shea Sugar Scrub.
The spa also offers rituals, including the Signature Morracan Orange Blossom, Restorative Sleep and the Hammam Experience. Rituals mix massage and body treatments for the perfect full body rejuvenation.
Spa Avania at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa offers guests 19 treatment rooms, a mineral pool and a full-service salon.
Services include the Luk Bra Kobold massage, which is a traditional Thai massage utilizing a warm herbal compress to relieve pain and discomfort. Facials include the Diamond Brightening Facial, which brightens up the face and evens skin tone.
The day spa also offers body treatments such as the Babor Earth Ritual, which uses natural poppy seeds to rejuvenate and refresh the skin.
The Alvadora Spa at the Royal Palms Resort utilizes indoor and outdoor spaces and Mediterranean spa therapies to create a perfect spa experience.
Treatments include Hot Stone Massage, Mind & Body Renewal Massage and nail services. The spa also offers custom facials, which allows the guest to work with the facial therapists to find the perfect remedy for any skin cancers.
Services include the Citrus Ritual, which includes a full body exfoliation, a soak in the garden tub and a customized massage.
The Spa at Talking Stick
Inspired by the traditions of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the Spa at the Talking Stick Resort offers a list of body therapies, massages and facials to help guests relax and recover during their southwestern vacation.
Treatments include the Mesquite Bean Body Melt, a body polish which uses infrared heat lamps and Pima mesquite bean polish to boost circulation. The spa also offers the River & Stone Birchwood Massage, Juice Cleanse Facial and Coco Rush body scrub.
Services also include The Monsoon, which targets both the body and face with body exfoliation, dermaplane facial exfoliation and a moisturizer.
Well & Being Spa
The award-winning Well & Being Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess offers guests a long list of services and amenities for guests to enjoy during their Arizona getaway.
Amenities include a steam room, eucalyptus inhalation room, therapeutic whirlpool and a Swedish dry sauna, along with a rooftop adult-only pool and access to all fitness classes.
Treatments include a CBD Gemstone body treatment and facials, Jasmine Citrine Skin Refresher Body Treatment and a Hypervolt Assisted Stretch, which increases the body’s flexibility and helps to prevent injury.
Boulders Resort & Spa
Between golf courses, tennis courts and the 33,000 square foot spa, guests at the Boulders Resort & Spa will have no problem finding something to do.
Services at the spa include the Desert Zen Swedish massage, Jade Stone skincare and Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi, a traditional Hawaiian healing massage.
The spa also offers body treatments, including the Desert Rose Radiance, which uses aloe masks, Vichy showers and an uplifting facial massage. The Avocado Citrus Splash uses grapefruit and jasmine infused salt to exfoliate and nourish the skin.
The Sanctuary Spa at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain offers unique amenities and services for a complete holistic experience.
The Asian-inspired spa offers a zen meditation garden, a reflection pond and acupuncture services. Services include the Masami Facial, Wild Lime Blossom Massage and the Signature Coconut Sumatra Body Ritual.
With four and a half stars on Tripadvisor, one reviewer said the spa is a “wonderful opportunity to connect with your girl friends, family or love.”
Camryn Cutinello graduated from Columbia College Chicago in May with her bachelor's in journalism, and is currently working on her master's degree at the University of Illinois Springfield in Public Affairs Reporting. She loves to write about anything and everything, especially Chicago city life, politics and sports. When Camryn isn't writing, you can find her out running, hiking or spending time with friends and family.