Picture this. Sipping on a glass of wine in a fluffy white robe, while soft music plays in the background and luscious scents fill the air. You are surrounded by peace and quiet, along with adult-only jacuzzis and pools, steam rooms, saunas and endless selections of high-end products to enjoy. That’s not even the best part. In the midst of all this bliss, you take a break from relaxing by relaxing even more with a massage, facial, mani/pedi, wrap, hair treatment or all of the above!
This, my fellow Mommies is called a spa day, and it’s something you can enjoy without leaving your children for more than a few hours. As a thank you to us locals who live in the land of other people’s vacation destinations, we have high-end spas at our fingertips. My favorite spas are ones that offer plenty of amenities for relaxation and most of the resort spas allow guests to enjoy their amenities the entire day.
It’s time to ditch the diaper bag, hire a sitter (or call in a Daddy or Grandparent day) and pick a destination from my list of top favorite Mommy Spa Days around town.
Top Five Resort Spas
Best Spa For Mom’s-To-Be: This is my favorite location for a pre-natal massage. Their massage tables have a cloud-like hole in the middle, which allows you to be face down during the massage. This is a special relief after months of side sleeping!
The Well & Being Spa offers a blissful day away with five star amenities that include an adult-only rooftop pool, both an indoor and outdoor jacuzzi (with a waterfall!), walk-in showers, fitness classes, a state of the art gym, a sauna, a eucalyptus room, along with treatments that include massages, facials, wraps, hair and nail treatment and much more. Take a look at the full list of services here.
Best Spa For Local’s-Only Specials – Sneak away from the kiddos on a Wednesday and enjoy special local’s only discounts. Available every Wednesday, Agave Spa offers 30% off all services and 20% off all retail purchases, along with the offer of a complimentary fitness class!
A luscious spa scent fills the air as you’re whisked away to relaxation at this Westin delight. While this is a smaller spa than the others in the area, it doesn’t lack the amenities and offers a private jacuzzi, gym, fitness classes, sauna, showers, relaxation room, hair and nail salon and access to the adult-only resort pool. Click here for a full menu of available services.
Best Spa For Happy Hour – Avoid a Manic Monday by enjoying some R & R at a discount. Guests can enjoy a 50 minute massage or facial for a special Monday price of $95.
Located at the base of Camelback Mountain, this spa boasts majestic views with even better amenities. With a treat in every corner, guests can enjoy an adult-only rooftop pool, rooftop gym, fitness classes, indoor jacuzzi, private rooms (with showers), a relaxation room begging you to take a nap and endless treatment options. You will feel like a new woman after your visit. Click here for details.
Best Spa For A Cocktail By The Pool – This spa boasts a sweet selection of organic hand-crafted cocktails that are a perfect refreshing adult treat to enjoy in the midst of your spa day away. Sit back, relax by the pool and sip on your fresh cocktail. You’ve earned it!
This spa is nestled within the grounds of a historic resort. Offering a private adult-only pool that overlooks Camelback Mountain, guests can enjoy a jacuzzi, relaxation rooms, a fitness facility and state of the art treatments offering massages, facials, wraps, hair and nails and much more. Click here for a full menu of services.
Best Spa To Explore – Besides the basic amenities of other luxury spas, the grounds here are unique and provide a tranquil experience in the desert setting. Visit the tee pee, take in the views and explore the fresh herb garden before you relax by the adult-only pool overlooking beautiful boulders.
Located in North Scottsdale, this beautiful resort allows guests to experience a day away from the hustle and bustle of highly trafficked areas. Enjoy high-end fitness facilities, an indoor jacuzzi, relaxation rooms and a full list of treatments. Click here for a complete menu.
Top Three Day Spas
If you don’t have a day to play at a full service spa, you can still enjoy an hour or two of bliss at one of day spas in town!
Best Day Spa for both Skin and Hair Care all in one visit – Enjoy a break in the day with some hair therapy or a refreshing facial. This local spa is filled with stylists who will give you a new look or simply spruce up your current one and skin care experts who will make your face look and feel baby fresh! Keep an eye on their Twitter handle (salonsurreal) to learn about regular promotions for facials and peels! This month, enjoy a Microdermabrasion treatment for just $45 (regular $65). Salon Surreal also offers Medspa treatments such as Botox, Juvederm and Vitamin B-12 injections. Click here for a full list of available services.
Best Monthly Massage Membership – If you can find an hour to sneak away from the house, then skip the grocery shopping (for a day) and enjoy some “me time” instead! Hand and Stone Massage has several locations around the Valley and offers a monthly 50 minute service (massage or facial) for $49. First time visits for non-members also cost $49. You’ll be in and out and feel rejuvenated when you leave! Members have the option to cancel at any time. Click here to take a look at the details.
Best Mani, Pedi and Shoulder Massage all in one visit – You can spot a Mom a mile away by the chipped nail polish on her “overdue for a manicure” nails. On the off-chance you can sneak away from the kids, swing by Nails Spa for an expedited spa day. They offer comfortable pedicure chairs, a relaxing environment, excellent service and your nails will leave happy. However, the best part of the experience is an add-on that isn’t offered at many other nail salons. Here they have professional massage therapists who offer shoulder massages while you get your manicure or pedicure. They charge by the minute so you can choose the length of your massage for a very reasonable price. If a shoulder massage isn’t enough, they also offer full body massages as well. Click here for a full list of services.
Deals Around Town
Travelzoo – Travelzoo has a mobile app that offers great deals for spa days. You can find special deals all year long, especially in the summer. Featured spas include the Boulders, Four Seasons, Scottsdale Princess, Westin Kierland and the Phoenician.
LivingSocial – Like Travelzoo, LivingSocial will occasionally offer deals for local spas as well. They don’t feature as many resort spas as Travelzoo, but during summer months it’s worth it to keep an eye on the app.
AZ Spa Girls – They know everything and anything about local spas in Arizona! Not only is this is a great resource for finding local spas, but they also offer special deals for local resorts and day spas. Take a look at their website here.
Now it’s time to book your day away!