Insider Tips From Local Experts

Scottsdale Stories

Top 10 Scottsdale Spa Treatments

From facials to massages, these Scottsdale spa treatments are anything but ordinary. In fact, they’re among the best in town. And when you’re in the world’s finest resort spa destination, that’s saying something! So, when you’re ready to indulge in some well-deserved self-care, let these Scottsdale spas pamper you from head to toe.




No list of Scottsdale spa treatments would be complete without a nod to this Southwestern-inspired experience at Well & Being at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. The treatment begins with a sage smudging to cleanse your energy. Next, a purifying scrub with essential oil-infused desert salts smooths your skin. After a rain shower rinse and a soak in the thermal mineral magnesium bath, you’re ready for a massage with jojoba body butter and warm Himalayan salt stones. A Sedona clay mask facial, scalp massage and warm herbal wrap follow. An application of facial moisturizer regenerates your skin and leaves you glowing.  



Andaz Spa

Fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with this cutting-edge, plant-based stem cell treatment at Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary at the Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows. This facial combines apple stem cells, natural botanicals, fruit acids, cactus extract and powerful antioxidants to improve visible signs of aging. The apple stem cell mask helps tone and tighten, delivering an immediate “lift” to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone and texture. The treatment includes a soothing eye mask to help brighten and nourish skin under the eyes.



Putting Diaper Duty on Hold for a day at boulders spa header

If the dry desert air has your skin feeling parched, the Citrus Skin Smoother at The Spa at the Boulders Resort is just healing remedy you seek. A revitalizing body polish with citrus- and jasmine-infused sugar gently sloughs away dry skin cells. Following a Vichy shower, an application of warm oil softens and nourishes your skin leaving it smooth and glowing.



Sanctuary spa

This signature facial the Spa at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain hydrates skin, reduces inflammation and imparts anti-aging benefits. Your treatment begins with a stimulating glycolic acid and dermaflash double exfoliation followed by a luxury collagen treatment. This indulgent facial combines the powers of precious minerals to reduce the appearance of fine lines, redness and puffiness.



Camelback Inn spa

Inspired by ancient Native American healing rituals, this treatment from The Spa at Camelback Inn exfoliates, nourishes and detoxifies the skin and body. To begin, an aromatic conditioner is massaged into the hair and scalp. Next, pure adobe clay is applied to the body to relax muscles and draw impurities from the system. A Southwestern-inspired soap and cactus fiber cloth is used during a shower to remove the clay and is followed by a gentle application of warmed juniper and sage oils. Relaxation in the sauna completes this purifying ritual.



Spa Avania

Experts at Spa Avania at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale apply warmed muslin poultices of Thai herbs mixed with ginger, lemongrass and camphor in a kneading motion to soothe muscle tension and stiffness. The heat and herbs reduce aches and pains, relax tendons and ligaments, aid in healing bruises and increase lymphatic drainage.



four season spa

Get your glow on with this revitalizing treatment at The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. You’ll begin by selecting an aromatherapy blend that suits your needs, be it relaxation, energizing or balancing, for example. Then, your therapist will use this blend in an exfoliating scrub to slough away dry skin. A rinse and application of rich moisturizer follows, leaving you feeling refreshed. For a special treat, add on a hydrating hand and foot treatment using essential oils and natural emollients to soothe even the driest skin.




A signature treatment at the Royal Palms Resort’s Alvadora Spa, this luscious treatment incorporates the uplifting scent of neroli in a full-body exfoliation that softens and renews the skin. An application of nourishing orange blossom oil follows, leaving you relaxed and refreshed in body and spirit. Keep the fragrance theme going with Alvadora's Citrus Honey Blossom manicure and pedicure.



Phoenician Spa

If relaxation is what you seek, this The Phoenician Spa’s signature Body and Soul delivers. Massage oil infused with organic lavender, sage, and high-potency arnica flower extract target aches, pains and soft-tissue damage. Throughout this service, steaming hot towels are used to relax muscles, reduce inflammation and boost the healing properties of the essential oils – all while calming the mind.



Talking stick spa

This head-to-toe skin quencher at The Spa at Talking Stick Resort is a symphony of pampering in three parts. First, a shoulder-to-toe body exfoliation with creamy shea butter scrub makes quick work of flaky skin. Next, a dermaplane facial exfoliation and vitamin pressurized oxygen cocktail treatment restores your complexion's youthful glow. To conclude, the spa's ultra-rich body moisturizer is massaged into your newly exfoliated and moisture-receptive skin.