Rough Patches: The Top 5 Fall Spa Treatments in Phoenix

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Fall brings a lot of changes — and a lot of stress, as we all gear up for the holidays ahead. Here are the Top 5 treatments around the Valley for re-balancing your mind and body as we make the transition into the dry desert winter.

1 Harvest Pumpkin Facial at Joya Spa at Intercontinental Montelucia

Joya Spa is offering holiday treatment inspired by the scents and benefits of pumpkin, vanilla and brown sugar, for example, a Vanilla Brown Sugar Massage or Pedicure. The Harvest Pumpkin Facial is a 50-minute winter facial that incorporates the very best elements of the pumpkin -- exfoliation, hydration and a wonderful pumpkin spice scent sure to induce relaxation and visions of sugar plum fairies dancing in your head. Book Monday through Thursday for $85, or Friday through Sunday for $155.

4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 480.627.3020 web

2 “Flavors of Fall Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” Therapy at Agave the Arizona Spa at Westin Kierland

Through Nov. 25 (hurry and book it!), spa-goers can choose three of the following 25-minute treatments for $169: Cinderella Facial with yam and pumpkin enzyme peel or pumpkin latte hydrating masque; Fall Latte Massage with a herbal spice lotion that provides a soothing chai tea scent; Glass Slipper Foot Therapy, including soak, exfoliation and massage with herbal spice lotion; Scalp Therapy, including deep-conditioning and scalp massage; and Foot Reflexology treatment, including a soothing oil for tired tootsies.

6902 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480.624.1202

3 Double Chocolate Pedicure at bliss spa at W Scottsdale

Bliss serves up a number of decadent nail treatments, such as their 60-minute signature Hot Milk and Almond Pedicure, and Cold Feet, a pedicure that incorporates all the favorite mint-scented products for an icy zing to wake up your feet. We're excited about the Double Chocolate Pedicure, which bliss calls a "chocolate fete for your feet." Enjoy a cup of creamy hot cocoa served on the side during your treatment ($70, 60 minutes).

7277 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 877.862.5477 web

4 Balance Body Experience at Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Princess

Unique fall experiences at Willow Stream Spa include the Pumpkin Pedi, which include a leg and foot massage plus a complimentary bottle of OPI nail polish to take home. There's also the decadent 90-minute Ultimate Caviar Facial, containing peptide-rich anti-aging serums. But who couldn't use a little balancing right now as the seasons are changing, right? The Balance Body Experience includes 90 minutes of calm and relaxation; enjoy a footbath and an oatmeal honey scrub followed by a bliss-inducing massage ($245).

7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480.585.4848

5 On-The-Go Facial Glow at The Centre for Well-Being at The Phoenician

Head to the spa at The Phoenician for these fall specials: Pep in Your Step, a back, neck and shoulders massage and foot scrub; and the De-Stress Express, a calming journey led by one of the Centre's meditation guides to rid your body and mind of tension and stress. Speaking of stress, isn't it about time you decided what to wear to the holiday office party? Well, at least with the On-The-Go Facial Glow, you know your face will be flawless that night. This treatment cleanses, tones, exfoliates and hydrates, leaving your skin refreshed and positively glowing ($59, 25 minutes).

6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480.423.2452

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