So health-serious are they, there’s a full-time doctor (a real M.D.) on staff at the spa.
We toured the facility that offers a demonstration kitchen and workout areas as well as some 30 treatment and consultation rooms, (some of which open to the patio pictured above). We watched a class doing exercises on surf board machines while a video of waves was projected on a large screen behind them.
One feature neither of us were inclined to try was the Aerial Yoga where yoga poses are done (think upside down yoga) with the support of these suspended cloth slings (which, they say, allow for greater stretching).
Say Spa-ahhh. . .
Following the tour I headed to the large and luxurious dressing/locker room and, while sipping some Prickly Pear lemonade, suited up in a fluffy robe and slippers. I was about to have my first-ever facial. Rose Marie, an aesthetician who’s worked here for 11 years, introduced me to its wonders.
Because I’d never had a facial before I chose it over a list of seemingly endless spa treatments. Mine, a 90-minute treatment, began with an up-close and personal face photo (Brace yourselves! The images on that computer below are me and quite frightening). The two images, Rose Marie said, show sun damage and capillaries – I think they showed age as well!
The ‘reality show’ was followed by applications of the ‘lotions and potions’. It was a botanical bonanza that included, but not limited to, an aloe cleansing, mists of lavender honey and rose geranium, a sweet cherry enzyme peel and a carrot seed soothing serum. . .you get the idea. . .
Here those amenities include: steam rooms, saunas, a eucalyptus inhalation rooms, a private rooftop pool, and a three-story therapeutic waterfall, inspired by the real thing in the Grand Canyon, Havasupai Falls.
If you are like The Scout and not ‘in to’ spa treatments, you can purchase a day pass here to use the non-treatment facilities. (Free access is included with those booking the Fairmont Gold option).
TravelnWrite regulars will recall we nabbed a good deal on November’s Black Friday for our stay here last December. The new spa concept was introduced about a month after our visit. Now that we’ve tried it, we can’t imagine a stay that didn’t include significant time at their Well and Being Willow Stream.
The Scottsdale Spa Experience
Whether a long-time spa enthusiast or a newbie to the spa world, summer in Scottsdale is the time you’ll find both great hotel rates and good deals on spa packages and treatments.
To see a few of this summer’s deals: click on Experience Scottdale’s link: Summer Spa Series
For information about the Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa, www.scottsdaleprincess.com or call 480-585-2732.
An example of their Seasonal Offerings is this, one of their June specials:
- 45-Minute Treatments Monday - Thursday
Need a quick mid-week spa fix? Choose from these 45-minute energizing spa treatments designed for the person on the go. Available Monday – Thursday all day long. 45-minute Energizer Massage or Customized Facial. $129 each
If you have a tip about spa treatments or where to find deals that you’d like to share with other readers, please write a comment in the section below or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Small print: We want to thank the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess for hosting our spa visit and treatment.
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