Refreshing Summer Spa Treatments

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 summer spa packages 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!


Well & Being Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Well & Being Summer Spa 2022

Give your skin an infusion of hydration with the Enhanced Oxygen Facial. This glow-inducing treatment combines the spa’s 60-minute Intraceuticals Facial with your choice of one Intraceuticals enhancement. Choose from: Antioxidant+ Treatment, Vitamin A+ Treatment, Vitamin C+3 Treatment or Collagen+ Treatment. Intraceuticals uses oxygen under pressure to deliver hyaluronic acid, vitamins and powerful antioxidants to summer-parched skin.


VH Spa at Hotel Valley Ho

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Treat yourself to a fresh and fruity summer boost with the Strawberry Citrus Smash Scrub & Wrap! This treatment starts with a citrus and basil body scrub that gently banishes dry, dead skin cells. Next, a strawberry smash hydrating body wrap with shea butter, aloe, and antioxidant strawberry extract replenishes moisture while you enjoy your choice of a soothing scalp or foot massage.


Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary at Andaz Scottsdale

Palo Verde Spa Summer 2022

Inspired by the finest of nature’s ingredients, the Soothing Sun Repair Facial showcases the healing benefits of marine extracts, seaweed, white tea, water lily and aloe vera while helping to repair and guard against UV and environmental aggressors. The skin is cleansed, clarified and expertly prepared for layers of high-performance concentrates to help calm redness, soothe irritation, hydrate, and nourish the skin.


The Spa at ADERO Scottsdale

Spa at ADERO Summer 2022

The revitalizing Turquoise Rain Scrub uses native blue corn, aloe and turquoise-infused body polish to leave skin delightfully soft and hydrated, while enlivening the spirit with essences of organic mint and cajeput. Turquoise is said to be a master healer and a strong stone for toning and strengthening the entire body and regenerating tissue. The treatment concludes with a deeply hydrating application of body butter. 


Spa at The Boulders Resort

Boulders Spa Couple

Inspired by the Boulders’ organic garden, the Desert Rose Radiance treatment starts with a jojoba and desert rose exfoliation, followed by a refreshing Vichy shower and the application of a soothing aloe mask. While the mask hydrates, an uplifting prickly pear and pomegranate facial massage is finished with Desert Rose Shea Butter crème.


Spa Avania at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale

Spa Avania

Pamper your body and brighten your mood with the Barbor Earth Ritual. The treatment begins with a stimulating body polish fortified with antioxidant- and nutrient-rich poppy seeds, followed by the application of a firming cream infused with mood-lifting notes of orange, mimosa and vanilla musk. The experience ends with a refreshing lymphatic facial that leaves the skin invigorated, glowing and refreshed.


The Spa at CIVANA


For shinier, healthier locks, add the Wild Lime Revitalizing Scalp & Hair Treatment as an enhancement to any of CIVANA’s massage therapy experiences. The zesty essential oil blend of lime, tangerine, pink grapefruit and avocado is as nourishing as it is uplifting.


Spa at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

Spa at Four Seasons Summer 2022

The Nopal Massage incorporates the application of cactus gel delivered using smooth cactus paddles placed directly on the skin. The nopal cactus, which is more commonly known as the prickly pear, is famous for offering health benefits due to its high antioxidant, vitamin and mineral content.