IF YOU’RE LOOKING for serious desert zen, you’ll find it inside the undeniable luxury of this spacious, soothing full-service spa, nestled in the richness of the red Sonoran Desert. The sense of total isolation found here, beneath the million- year-old boulders, lined with grandly spectacular cacti (and an authentic indigenous tipi for your guided meditation) has few equals. The charms of the 80-minute Lotus Blossom Chakra Massage ($230) include the use of seven different highly fragrant body oils designed to attenuate your inner harmonies with long, sweeping strokes. The indulgent treatment combats the desert parching of skin and eases stiffness and sore knots within minutes. When paired with a signature facial, you’ll leave with a magical sense of calm streaming through your consciousness (34631 North Tom Darlington Drive).
The Villa Retreat- Private Courtyard
The Waldorf Astoria Spa
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