Are you ready to press the reset button and get your mind and body into tip-top shape? Put Arizona on the top of your ‘where to go list’. It has some incredible places to relax and rejuvenate, and in this guide, we list five places perfect for rediscovering yourself.
Home to a thriving outdoor adventure scene including the Grand Canyon, vortex healing energy centres and numerous hiking retreats; nature and wellbeing go hand in hand in Arizona. As the American state that really does have it all, it’s the perfect place to head in 2021 to give your mind, body and spirit a much-needed rejuvenation.
Below are just some of Arizona’s perfect spots to relax and reset as we emerge into this new normality.
Canyon Ranch, Tucson
Set amongst the fiery-red Santa Catalina Mountain, Canyon Ranch offers a myriad of creative, spiritual and life-management classes. With its remote location and peace away from the business of bustling cities, the resort has welcomed some of our favourite Hollywood stars over the years, including regular visitor Eva Longoria.
On day one, guests will begin their transformative journey with a biofeedback session which assesses stress levels through breathing, temperature and skin responses, before receiving a personalised itinerary to suit their needs.
Combining both physical and psychological offerings, guests can expect fitness and movement classes, hydrotherapy workouts, metaphysical activities, cooking demonstrations and life coaching. In the morning, they can begin their day balancing the mind, body and spirit in a crystal sound activation session followed by an afternoon in the sprawling 80,000 square feet spa enjoying a restorative canyon hot stone massage or reiki healing session.
Whatever they choose, guests will leave feeling indulged and at peace with oneself.
Mii Amo, Sedona
Sedona is alive with healing energy that makes people feel inspired, recharged and uplifted, drawing from the vortexes dotted across the city. Located within Boynton Canyon, one of the vortex hotspots with visible energy circles in the air, Mii Amo has just 16 guest rooms, a flood of natural light and soothing desert surroundings.
This famed resort offers over 100 activities to suit every kind of spa-goer, whether that be finding balance at a sunrise yoga class, absorbing the scenery on a desert hike or discovering inner peace at a new moon ceremony that celebrates fresh beginnings.
Steeped with sacred NativeAmerican cultural traditions, the spa combines traditional treatments with holistic experiences to refresh the mind, body and spirit. From psychic massages and energy clearing readings that uncover our deepest desires to full moon therapies designed to release thoughts that no longer serve us, guests will be sure to leave with their energy levels reset and a clear head.
The Phoenician Hotel, Scottsdale
Nestled at the bottom of the mesmerising Camelback Mountain, The Phoenician Hotel is home to a three-story spa that blends a nurturing yet contemporary approach to relaxation, fitness and beauty.
Here, guests are guaranteed a personal transformation through a variety of distinctive facials, massages and bodywork therapies. From meditation, hypnotherapy and tarot readings to harmonic bowl healing, thermal moor mud wraps and mineral salt glow massages, there is a range of treatments that calm the mind, body and spirit.
With a rooftop pool providing 360-degree views of the surrounding desert, an athletic club offering personal training and an aromatherapy blending bar using 100% natural oils, guests to The Phoenician can truly focus on their self-care and are guaranteed to leave feeling nurtured.
Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, Phoenix
Located at the base of America’s largest wilderness preserve, the all-inclusive Arizona Grand Resort welcomes travellers to 164-acres of a lush oasis. Guests can enjoy countless amenities that benefit both the mind and body, including the sprawling oasis water park, an 18-hole golf course or the 20,000 square feet relaxation spa.
Famed for its impressive range of wellness experiences, guests to the spa can expect rejuvenating facials, therapeutic body treatments and calming massages including the renowned desert botanical aroma wrap using minerals from the surrounding desert. In the evenings, guests can end their day with mouth-watering healthy dishes from one of the six restaurants, all of which use naturally sourced ingredients from local purveyors.
Omni Montelucia Resort & Spa, Scottsdale
Situated in the picturesque Paradise Valley, the Omni Montelucia is renowned for its resort and spa offerings that leave guests feeling zen. At the hotel’s heart, the Morrocan Joya Spa offers North African inspired holistic treatments that rejuvenate all the senses.
With natural body scrubs that leave the skin smooth, sacred sleep sessions that quieten the mind and naturopathic services that boost energy and balance moods, guests will feel their stress and burdens simply wash away from the moment they enter.
Spa guests also have exclusive access to the terrace, a rooftop relaxation area complete with a swimming pool and restaurant serving healthy dishes. From hiking the neighbouring Camelback Mountain to scenic bike rides through the Sonoran Desert, the surrounding area is ripe with outdoor adventure to nourish the body and soul.
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