Every January, the “new year, new you” sentiment chimes through the information pipeline like a prophetic alarm clock. But what was so wrong with the you that walked through the previous year? Sure you might have tripped a time or two but the pressure to redefine yourself with each new year is daunting. Instead, beckon in 2014 with an indulgence that celebrates the divine self you have created up to this moment. And who knows, change might just creep in the form of a brighter complexion, a springier footstep or a lightness of spirit that comes from easing calmly and mindfully into a new year.
New Year spa treatments for a glowing new you:
The Hot Foot
Bliss Scottsdale at the W Hotel
The perfect cure to cold feet, this “sublimely sensory” pedicure invigorates tired feet with a eucalyptus soap salt soak, sweet orange oil softening, and de-scruffing heating sea-salt scrubbing process (60 minutes, $70).
Crushed Pearl Facial
Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch
This illuminating facial features crushed pearl powder to provide an instant glow, along with vitamin C and lactic acid treat uneven areas, revealing a more even skin tone and clarity. Ideal for all skin types (60 minutes, $180).
CoffeeBerry Body-Shaping Wrap
VH Spa for Vitality + Health at Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale
CoffeeBerry is rich in exfoliants and antioxidants that naturally slim targeted areas including the abdomen, hips and thighs. Your skin will be revitalized and left with a smooth, embraceable texture (60 minutes, $125).
Peaceful Healing Massage
The Spa at Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale
Raw Pima cotton poultices are filled with streaming desert herbs to produce luxurious aromas that bring your mind to a state of rest. Rhythmic pressure is applied along energy pathways of the body, offering renewed feelings of vitality and balance, and finished off with a soothing massage of warm reviving oils. This treatment was traditionally used to heal the farmer, the hunter and the weary traveler (90 minute, $190).
Total Body: Health
The Fitness Prescription
Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
The fitness prescription provides you with a personalized roadmap for achieving your goals. The Well & Being fitness team will create a custom exercise program that will get you feeling fit and looking good. Your consultation with our exercise physiologist includes a fitness assessment and risk analysis. Your personal fitness goals are determined while taking into account exercise preferences and lifestyle to create a personalized fitness plan. The 90-minute service includes one diagnostic of your choice: the BodPd, the Body Gem or the Fit Mate Pro. The 120-minute service includes all three (call for pricing).
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