Summer Spa Soothers

By local contributor
JoAnne Zeterberg

When the summer heat threatens to harsh my Zen, I know it’s time for a trip to the spa. Scottsdale’s resort and day spas offer refreshing treatments that pamper sun-kissed skin and soothe the mind, body and soul. Here are a few highlights that will leave you feeling, cool, comfy and oh-so-relaxed in no time at all!


The Pinnacle Facial at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

Get your summer glow on with this decadent treatment at the Spa at Four Seasons. The invigorating facial incorporates the anti-inflammatory properties of gold to reduce redness and impart a healthy glow. This treatment also includes a gold-infused body scrub and shimmer oil application so that you’ll be radiant from head to toe!


Moisture Bound Body Wrap at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Wave buh-bye to dry summer skin with this soothing treatment! A candlewood and jojoba cream scrub exfoliates and refreshes, while a soothing application of organic aloe vera and prickly pear hydrates and heals. You’ll also enjoy a light acupressure facial lift and an application of pomegranate oil interspersed with refreshing cucumber mist to protect from damage.


The Citrus Splash Scrub at Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows

Summer and citrus go hand in hand, and this juicy treatment is a perfect example. The lemon body scrub, sweet orange essence body souffle and rosemary-lime scalp massage will lift your spirits and put an extra spring in your step.


Strawberry Fields Massage + Exfoliation at Hotel Valley Ho

Your skin will be all atingle after a full-body exfoliation with fragrant citrus-lemongrass scrub to remove pesky dry-skin flakes. Once you’re buffed, you’ll be thoroughly and refreshingly massaged with strawberry crème shea butter. You’ll be so relaxed you might find yourself humming a few bars of “Strawberry Fields Forever” (the Beatles would be so proud!).


Gemstone Healing at The Phoenician

Harness the healing power of nature with this 100 percent natural, vegan experience. Smooth, cool crystals and gemstones are placed on and around your body to impart their healing energy and to bring peace, clarity and spiritual solace. Next, a gem polish exfoliation readies your skin for the enzyme peel, rose quartz gem clay application and orange blossom oxygen infusion. Golden ice globes over a collagen mask complete this service that will leave you refreshed and glowing like the gem you are!


Vita D Brightening Facial at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

Sun, chlorine, low humidity – the desert summer can take its toll on your skin. This infusion of topical Vitamin D and special proteins boosts new cell production, restores your skin’s natural moisture barrier and provides protection against environmental and sun damage. This results-driven facial also includes a marine-based mask that soothes and refreshes the skin while stimulating healthy skin formation.


Moroccan Orange Blossom Ritual at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

This delight for the senses embraces the exotic orange blossom scents of Northern Africa. After a delightfully scented sugar scrub, you’ll receive a masque of Rhassoul clay (a mineral-rich, extraordinarily detoxifying clay mined from deep volcanic deposits in Morocco), a citrus foot treatment to soothe hot, tired feet and an application of aromatic argan oil.


Green Tea Baggin’ Wasabi at We Do Men Day Spa

For the man in your life, Boss Lady Stacey Grondahl at We Do Men takes the fluff out of the traditional spa experience and replaces it with plenty of humor and manly treatments that even spa-phobic guys will enjoy. For summer, your man can cool off with the Green Tea Baggin’ Wasabi – a masterpiece of facial goodness involving wintergreen, peppermint, wasabi, rosemary and green tea that clears the sinuses while brightening the skin.

So, don’t let the summer heat get you down. Make your spa appointment today and chill out in the desert!