We’re so fortunate living in the Valley of the Sun, with so many amazing resorts with even more uh.may.zing spas. And, what better way to spend a lovely Arizona day than at a beautiful Scottsdale spa?
A few weeks ago, I was due for a much-needed facial and a bit of de-stressing, so I decided to pay a visit to the spa at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale. Have you been there? If so, you’ll know that serene feeling that you get simply driving up. Located at the base of Troon Mountain in North Scottsdale, Four Seasons is situated at the top of a long, winding drive. It almost feels quaint, until you walk into the expansive lobby.
After dropping my car off at the valet, I walked through the lobby, outside and down to the spa. Walking in, I was immediately greeted by two employees and the spa director, Lia Rowland, who welcomed me and introduced me to the Omorovicza collection, new to the spa and very exclusive. (You can read more about how much I loved the Omorovicza products here.)
I checked in and wandered into the locker room, where three other women were already looking refreshed in between treatments. I was running a few minutes late after chatting with Lia for so long about the new products, that my therapist was ready for me right after I changed into the comfiest robe, EVER.
My therapist explained that I would be receiving an 80-minute Hydrating and Soothing Facial. She explained the training process that the spa team had undergone when the Omorovicza line was introduced to the spa in earlier this year. I was shocked to hear that a team of specialists from Hungary had come out and spent days teaching their techniques.
I’ve only had few facials in my life, but never have I experience a facial that so resembled a massage (my go-to spa treatment). The therapist gently cleansed my face and applied each step of the Omorovicza products while massaging my face, neck and even arms and hands. Normally, I worry that I’ll feel oily and over-moisturized after a facial as my skin tends to get a bit oily in my t-zone, but my skin happily soaked up each product and felt insanely smooth at the end. I also learned that I was not drinking nearly enough water (I guess wine doesn’t count has appropriate hydration), and that’s why my skin kept begging for more and more product.
At the end of my treatment, I was left to relax in the treatment room with a savory chocolate-covered strawberry and water. It was 80 minutes of pure bliss.
Post-facial, I departed the spa and wandered around the resort a bit to see the brand new pool enhancement (which cost a whopping $1 million!). The pool area was beautiful before, but now looks even more majestic with a bridge over the desert wash and two VIP cabanas with flat-screen televisions, mini-fridges, iPod docking stations, ceiling fans and a dedicated staff member to wait on you hand-and-foot.
I would highly recommend that any massage-lover try the new Hydrating and Soothing facial. You’ll feel like you’re getting two treatments in one, and you’ll want to keep coming back for much, much more!