If the fiery Sonoran Desert sunsets and expansive vistas aren’t soothing enough to a stressed soul, more serenity easily can be found in Scottsdale, Arizona, at one of the city’s many top-rated day spas. Head to one of the following four day spas and you’ll start feeling – and looking – much better:
The Centre for Well-Being at The Phoenician
Situated underneath the soaring Camelback Mountain on the luxurious grounds of the tony Phoenician Resort, the soothing Center for Well-Being offers a spa menu heavy on holistic massage, hot stone rituals, and well-being packages that transform both spirit and body. Soothing, upscale gentility is the hallmark of this day spa; so before beginning your treatment, relax with something from the complimentary fruit-infused Waters Bar or tea station. Make sure to spend time in the Meditation Atrium, an airy room complete with Moroccan tiled fountain, luxe leather recliners and glass ceiling. Guests who receive a 50-minute spa treatment also will have complimentary use of the fitness studio, scheduled classes, and resort pools. Free self-parking lets you avoid a pricey trip to the valet.
Hours: Daily, 7 am -7 pm
6000 East Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Life Spa at Lifetime Fitness
Pulling into the jam-packed parking lot of a monolithic structure leads one to believe that finding calm within the building is less likely than winning the Mega Million lottery! Never fear, it is possible. The luxurious national gym chain’s in-house LifeSpa offers great day spa treatments such as hair, nail and massage, as well as medspa treatments like Botox and laser. Many Scottsdale locals belong to Lifetime Fitness because of its resort-like pools, three-story rock wall, and endless array of fitness classes. If the idea of finding a babysitter to watch your four-year old triplets gives you anxiety, LifeSpa is the day spa for you – members and non-members get access to two hours of free childcare and all the amenities you can imagine.
Hours: Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm; Monday, 11 am – 8 pm; Tuesday – Thursday, 9 am – 9 pm; Friday – Saturday, 9 am – 7 pm
Address: 6850 East Chauncey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85054
Bliss Spa at the W Scottsdale Hotel
Scottsdale ladies know that image is everything. So even though Bliss Spa is located on the ground floor of the hipster W Scottsdale Hotel, the day spa’s trademark blue skies and white puffy cloud wallpaper makes you believe you are sky high. Indulge in a Ginger Rub, Triple Oxygen Treatment or a Hot Milk & Almond Pedi as well as the spa snacks including olives, cheese, fruit and a decadent brownie buffet! Bliss Spa is also the perfect jumping off spot for a Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Day. Get dolled up and then stroll or drive to the nearby Scottsdale Fashion Square for some retail therapy or hit up a restaurant or club in Old Town or along the Waterfront.
Hours: Sun-Thurs, 10 am – 7 pm; Fri-Sat, 9 am – 7 pm
Address: 7277 East Camelback Rd., Scottsdale AZ 85251
Dolce Salon & Spa
Claiming to be the largest day spa in North America, Dolce Salon & Spa certainly backs up the boast with an endless supply of rooms devoted to spray tanning, make up application, massage, hair care, nail care, and even an in-spa boutique devoted to one-of-a-kind accessories. Locals bring their wedding parties here to prep for the big day, as space is no problem for fun, friendships and formal up-dos. A quick walk from the free underground parking garage of the fabulous Scottsdale Quarter shopping mecca will have you started on your way to enjoying the sweet life – whether it’s compliments of a Mio Dolce Chocolate Facial or Body Wrap or some luscious caramel-colored hair extensions.
Hours: Mon-Sat, 8 am – 9 pm, Sunday, 9 am – 6 pm
Address: 15037 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254