Joya Spa at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

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Joya. Even the name (pronounced joy-ah) elicits a peaceful easy feelin’. But as the new kid on the resort spa block, did it live up to its name and budding reputation? Oh yah. Did it ever. I visited the spa mid-summer with my spa-savvy sister-in-law in tow. A high-powered admin assistant, she was as fried […]

Pure Vanity Spa

Pure Vanity Spa Scottsdale

Pain FREE laser hair removal? Really? Yes, really! Read on! If I had $200 and only two hours to spend it, I can guarantee Pure Vanity Spa would be the place I’d go. For a business in the Grayhawk neighborhood of North Scottsdale, this day spa takes the cake for great prices and an even greater […]

True Rest Float Spa

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Sailing away at the True Rest Float Spa in Tempe … the Spa Girls review. Imagine crawling into in a large, egg-shaped vessel and floating in salt water as you sink into a deep state of relaxation. No, you’re not in some existential dream or adrift at sea. You are at the True Rest Float […]

Tocaloma Spa & Salon at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

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Recently, I had the privilege of experiencing the intimate offerings of the Tocaloma Spa & Salon at the Pointe Hilton at Tapatio Cliffs. As you might know, the Pointe Hilton resorts are equipped with water slides and lazy river pools and are known for being great destinations for families with children, but don’t let that […]

Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch

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Spa Avania at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale is undeniably gorgeous in its architecture and decor, and the nurturing time-of-day philosophy is undoubtedly brilliant. But I’d have to peg the people — from the reception staff to the highly skilled therapists — as the primary reason for the Avania experience being so emotionally elevating and memorable. […]

La Sonora Spa at Tanque Verde Ranch

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After a scenic but hot horseback ride under a September heat advisory in Saguaro National Park, I wanted to cancel my body treatment scheduled at La Sonora Spa at Tanque Verde Ranch. The thought of being swaddled in human-sized Saran wrap following a two-hour trot on a sweaty 1,000 pound horse through dense saguaros and […]

Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale

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Believe it or not, it’s rare these days that head Spa Girl Sunny actually has time to spend a day at the spa (crazy, huh?). So when she decided to go, she went big and chose Well & Being at Willow Stream as the place to waste away a few valuable hours just hanging at […]

Agave, The Arizona Spa at The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa

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An enchanting visit to Agave Spa at Westin Kierland’s grand resort. Okay, I admit it, I love my job. The endless hours hunched over the computer, the backs of my legs stuck to the fake leather of my creaky desk chair, are all worth it on days like today. ‘Cause today, I went to the […]

Massage Envy Spa Thompson Peak & Frank Lloyd Wright

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Massage Envy to the rescue! Massage Envy is a lifesaver. It was a 4:00 on a Friday afternoon and my neck was so wracked that is was permanently cocked to one side. If I moved the wrong way – pow – a ping of pain. It’s the same ol’ story: poor posture + stress + […]

Mii amo, a destination spa at Enchantment

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Spa Girls review of their enchanting Mii amo excursion. Bliss is a dish best shared. Or at least in the case of a visit to one of the world’s top destination spas. In mid-September, the Spa Girls team set out for a two-day odyssey to the magical Enchantment Resort, home of Mii amo, a destination spa […]