6 of Arizonas top luxury spas

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Think of Arizona and youll probably picture sweeping mountain ranges, glowing sandstone, Cowboy culture and expansive desert. Arizona does boast all of this rugged beauty, yet this fascinating Southwestern state has a softer side too. Luxury and comfort might not seem to fit the natural Arizonan aesthetic, but dig deeper and youll discover that there are a number of establishments committed to offering sophisticated sanctuary amidst all that adventuring. Here are some of the best.

Mii Amo, Sedona

Tucked away amongst the rising red rocks of Sedonas Boynton Canyon, Mii Amo is an extension of the areas natural, rugged beauty, but also a sanctuary to kick back in after the efforts of exploration. Offering personalized, holistic treatments that draw on Sedonas rich Native-American history, Mii Amo boasts innovative massages and therapies that aim to rejuvenate and refresh the mind, body and spirit.

Joya Spa, Scottsdale

This indulgent Moroccan-inspired spa set within Scottsdales opulent Omni Resort truly demonstrates why Arizona is a luxury destination for travelers with refined sensibilities. With healing stones to theme your day, iPhone docking stations to play your own soundtrack, a Hamman, terrace pool and luxurious spa suites that could rival the finest hotel roomsthis impressive 31,000 sq. ft temple of healing offers serenity amongst Arizonas mountainous beauty.

Miraval Arizona, Tucson

Set on 400 acres of idyllic land in Northern Tucson, nestling in the shadow of the regions most glorious mountains, the Miraval Arizona is celebrated for offering authentic luxury and top-class service. Having recently unveiled the Life in Balance Spa, Miraval continues to perfect its distinctive brand of indulgence. A tranquil atmosphere, astounding scenery and a unique list of treatments that draw inspiration from around the globethis is another go-to wellness temple in this serene state.

LApothecary Spa, Sedona

Not to be outdone, LApothecary Spa in LAuberge de Sedona perched on the banks of Oak Creek in the heart of Sedonas Red Rock fortress, offers explorers the chance to unwind amidst staggering natural scenery. Whats most impressive about LApothecary is how it incorporates the surrounding majesty and powerful local remedies into the treatments on offer. With Forest Bathing, creek-side pampering, and its unique botanical blending station, LApothecary highlights the vitality and peacefulness that can be derived from a deep connection to nature.

Sanctuary at Camelback, Scottsdale

Nestled away on the slopes of the majestic Camelback Mountain, boasting Zen Gardens, rolling valleys, and a long list of lavish therapies, this spa-lovers sanctuary certainly lives up to its name. Arid desert landscapes and artsy downtown hubs are both easily within reach here, and with tailored treatments and health gurus on hand, no matter where you choose to explore youll know youve got a little slice of luxury to return to.

Canyon Ranch, Tucson

Canyon Ranch is sequestered amongst the regal Santa Catalina Mountainsa short, but scenic drive from Tucson International airport. This is a place that prides itself on maintaining a holistic and forward-looking approach, boasting expert staff as well as a range of restorative treatments and traditional eastern therapies. Hiking through the Sonoran Desert by day and winding down later with some Ayurvedic body treatments? Dont mind if we do

Tom Marchant is Co-founder ofBlack Tomato.

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