Holiday spa treatments bring bliss to the Valley!
It’s out with the carved pumpkins and in with the cornucopia! As we inch closer and closer to the busy holiday season, it’s all too easy to put everyone else’s needs before our own. But, in order to make it through those family-packed festivities with a cool and cheery head, it’s important to take a personal reprieve and give yourself the gift of relaxation. To help you on your merry way, we have rounded up some of our favorite spa-liday treats! But hurry, these specialty services will be gone when the clock strikes 2015!
Almond Biscotti Treatments at Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch will transform your spa experience into a cozy-scented treat. Incorporate this seasonal scent into a Massage or Vichy Scrub (60 minutes for $165), Manicure (30 minutes for $55) or Pedicure (45 minutes for $75). Upon the completion f your treatment, enjoy a freshly-baked Almond Biscotti from the comforts of the relaxation lounge. As an added bonus, each seasonally-scented service is accompanied by aromatherapy bath salts to enjoy from the comforts of your own home. Almond Biscotti Treatments can be enjoyed through the end of 2014.
Arctic Berry Sparkling Facial at Agave, The Arizona Spa at Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale utilizes the all-organic Arctic Berry products by Eminence, to address fine lines, inflammation, hyperpigmentation and acne to receive the same results as a synthetic chemical peel without any of the side effects. The naturally sourced acids are derived from bitter almond, sugar, grains and hibiscus flowers. In addition to the illuminating peptide peel, the facial features the added benefit of the NuFace micro-current. The new FDA approved device for facial stimulation gently and effectively improves the skin’s tone, texture and provides an immediate “lift.” The 50-minute Arctic Berry Sparkling Facial, available from Nov. 1, 2014 – Jan. 1, 2015, is priced at $189.
Bliss Swaravoski Holiday Manicure at Bliss Scottsdale at the W Hotel begins with a brown sugar vanilla scrub for a seasonally delicious exfoliation and concludes with one of three Swarovski crystal designs, creating the perfect party nails. Starting Nov. 15, 2014, the 45-minute manicures is $40 with a shellac manicure upgrade option (60-minutes) for $55.
Naughty or Nice Spa Package at Well & Being Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess includes your choice of Naughty OR Nice Body Scrub (45 minutes) and the Naughty OR Nice Pedicure (60 minutes) along with a healthy cuisine spa lunch and a Naughty OR Nice holiday cocktail. This seasonal spa package price is $189 with 5% of the proceeds from this package and these holiday services benefiting The Fairmont Tree of Hope local partner – Cox Charities. All holiday services come with a fun, complimentary gift with purchase while supplies last. The Naughty or Nice spa packages are available Dec. 1, 2014 – Jan. 1, 2015.
- Naughty – A blend of wicked patchouli with hot, spicy black pepper and nutmeg, wrapped around notes of seductive ylang-ylang will ensure a naughty holiday season. A touch of vanilla will keep you sweet and proves that nobody is all bad! We won’t be surprised if we find you kissing under the mistletoe.
- Nice – As sweet as sugar candy, this blend of organic peppermint, vanilla and sweet orange ushers in a Holiday season of abundance and good cheer, and makes sure that your star shines bright all season long. While peppermint speaks to us of purity and clarity, the softly sensuous notes of citrus and vanilla will invite cuddles a plenty for you.
Sugar Berry Wine Treatment at The Spa at the Gainey Village Health Club and Spa in Scottsdale features a vodka-raspberry sea salt body scrub that utilizes a super-antioxidant serum made from red wine grapes to soothe dry winter skin. Next, a white velvet buttercream-scented shea butter massage to ensure supple and soft skin. And what treatment would be complete without a glass of red wine (or a delicious raspberry smoothie)? This 60-minute Sugar Berry Wine Treatment is available for $92 from Dec. 1 – Dec. 31, 2014.
Winter Apple Facial and other seasonal services (and savings!) are now available at VH Spa for Vitality + Health at Hotel Valley Ho. The Winter Apple Facial (60 minutes, $75 – normally $125) begins with a winter apple peel designed to fight wrinkles and concludes with an apple soufflé masque that illuminates dry and dull skin. The Toasted Marshmallow Pedicure (60 minutes, $45 – normally $65) headlines a delightful winter aroma and commences with a variety of seasonal colors from Morgan Taylor to get your nails ready for any holiday festivities. The Cinnamon Cheer Massage (90 minutes, $95 – normally $185) begins with a nourishing honey sugar scrub followed by a red hot cinnamon aromatherapy massage for an experience that is both decadent and exhilarating.