Citrus Ritual at Alvadora Spa at Royal Palms Resort
First, you’ll take the time to buff and polish your skin into its former smoother self, with the gently exfoliating Citrus Ritual at the Mediterranean-inspired Alvadora Spa. Lay on duo heated stone tables while receiving your exfoliating body therapy, then rinse under an 8-foot outdoor waterfall before heading to Acqua Giardino, the spa’s water garden. There, you’ll slip into an herbal whirlpool bath to relax and take in the bouquet of floral and citrus scents that fill the air before finally receiving a calming massage with honey and orange blossom lotion. You’ll leave with renewed and smooth, glowing skin.
90 min., $200 M-Th, $210 F-Su, at Alvadora Spa
Rose Quartz Facial at Arizona Biltmore Spa
Next, the Rose Quartz Facial at the landmark Arizona Biltmore’s spa will guarantee your summer glow extends to the area you show off the most – that lovely face! Intensely moisturizing and oxygenating, this facial will promote new cell growth and awaken your complexion using the stones’ long reputed healing powers, leaving you feeling energized and positively radiant, ready to take on any summer activity.
80 min., $195-$215 at Arizona Biltmore Spa
Desert Nectar Honey Wrap at The Spa at Camelback Inn
Now it’s time to boost hydration, with the ultra-indulgent Desert Nectar Honey Wrap at The Spa at Camelback Inn. All your worries will melt away while specialists drench your skin with a decadent mixture of pure Arizona honey, buttermilk, and oats, then wrap you snugly and massage your scalp with a fragrant conditioner. You’ll luxuriate in the gentle sensations as the potions work to make your skin soft and supple and your hair exceptionally shiny. After you’ve been rinsed, you’ll be slathered with an additional hydrating cream and sprayed with a skin conditioner to lock in moisture. Finally, you’ll be treated to a light orange, lavender, and cucumber mask to show your face some extra TLC, too.
60 min., $155 at The Spa at Camelback Inn
Brazilian Waxing at Salon D’Shayn
But what good would all this summertime prep be if you couldn’t properly flaunt it poolside or on the beach? Committed to getting you in swimsuit shape, ahem, hairlessness-wise … is aesthetician and expert in Brazilian waxing D’Lisa Shayn, owner of Salon D’Shayn. Known for her ability to make clients laugh so hard during their waxing sessions that they barely feel a thing, D’Lisa will wax your legs, arms, underarms, eyebrows, or just about anything else you would prefer to be sans hair. We recommend the salon’s specialty, the Brazilian, but take advantage of her full menu to mix and match the services according to your needs. Is your honey a little waxing shy? D’Lisa offers a range of services specifically geared for guys, too, including the back, abs, chest, a male Brazilian, and others.
$60 Brazilian, $70 Male Brazilian (see site for full list) at Salon D’Shayn
Joyambrosia Signature Massage at Joya Spa at Intercontinental Montelucia Resort
Finally, to get you in the right mindset for the rest of your summer, you’ll head to Joya Spa at the gorgeous Moroccan and Andalusia-inspired Intercontinental Montelucia Resort for their signature Joyambrosia Massage. Featuring a special lotion blend containing essence of the Queen of the Night flower, Spanish citrus, Moroccan mint, spices, and argan oil (known as the “liquid gold” of Morocco), this treatment will use circular movements, long strokes and gentle stretching to stimulate your mind and senses while also improving circulation and calming your muscles. Is finalizing plans for that Grecian cruise or escape to New Zeland stressing you out more than a little? We see a Joyambrosia Massage in your future.
80 min., $220 M-Th, $230 F-Su, at Joya Spa