Ring in spring with a side of green!
Forgo the green beer and corned beef binge this St. Patrick’s day and focus on nurturing your mind, body and soul with a green spa treatment. And yes, because "green," has a different meaning depending on who you talk to, we took the term loosely and plucked out delightful treatments that incorporate green in various ways — from the ingredients in the treatment to the overall effects.
To celebrate the greenest month of the year, Spa Girls style, behold, our picks for seven of the cleanest, greenest spa treatments across the Valley and beyond.
Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort
Sacred Nature Organic Facial and Body Ritual, $225/90 minutes
Detoxify, nourish and protect the skin with the Sacred Nature Organic Facial and Body Ritual. In addition to using all organic products, this “green” anti-aging treatment goes to battle against environmental stresses with a full body exfoliation followed by a wrap and facial. Trust us, your skin will thank you.
Joya Spa at Montelucia Resort
Detox Package, $275/90 minutes
If you overdid it with the Shamrock Shakes this season, reverse the damage with some major detox therapy. This package includes a consultation with a naturopathic physician to discuss dietary changes and lifestyle choices; detoxification supplements to enhance digestion; and a nutrient IV therapy that delivers vitamins, minerals and antioxidants into your body to eliminate toxins.
The Centre for Well-Being at The Phoenician
Green Science Anti-Aging Manicure, $69/45 minutes
If the dry winter climate has wreaked havoc on your hands, check out this anti-aging manicure that incorporates a Green Science Perfecting Plant Peel. An alternative to strong glycolic peels, this treatment provides instant exfoliation without the irritation. To top it off, you’ll receive a relaxing hand and arm massage too!
Waldorf Astoria Spa at The Boulders Resort
Seaweed Body Wrap, $200/75 minutes
Get your green on – literally – with this detoxifying treatment. The experience begins with a sea kelp exfoliation followed by a warm seaweed wrap. Skin will receive a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals. Kiss those toxins goodbye!
The Spa at Talking Stick
peaceFul Healing treatment, $190/90 minutes
Taking a natural approach to heal weary souls, this treatment relaxes tired minds with warm desert herbs and restores vitality with rhythmic pressure applied along energy pathways. Finishing off the treatment is a soothing massage using warm oil. Traditionally used to heal farmers, hunters and tired travelers, this natural treatment is perfect for the overworked Spa Girl.
The Spa at Camelback Inn
Natural Agave Toning Wrap, $164/60 minutes
Serving up Mother Nature’s very best, the Natural Agave Toning Wrap begins with a full body exfoliation using sea salt and alfalfa leaf. Then, prickly pear cactus gel is applied to improve skin elasticity, circulation and skin tone. Agave plant gel provides anti-aging benefits, while sandalwood, barley and amurense bark boost skin’s moisture content for hydrated skin.
Amara Resort and Spa
Sacred Nature Treatments, starting at $95/60-90 minutes
Treat yourself head-to-toe with the Sacred Nature line of services, which are formulated according to strict ECO-CERT standards. You’ll breathe easy knowing your day of R&R excludes the use of mineral oils, silicones, synthetic perfumes, colorants and parabens. Choose from the Splendida Farfalla full-body treatment that includes a scrub and massage; the Mani della terra manicure (perfect for sensitive-skinned gals); the Piedi della terra pedicure; and the Supremo Velluto facial, which leaves skin youthful and ends with a cup of green tea.