No one worries about vitamin-D deficiency in sprawling Phoenix, thanks to 325-plus days of sunshine per year (no wonder it’s known as The Valley of the Sun). But locals and visitors often take cover in Phoenix’s world-class wellness resorts and spas. Four of the best:
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A tranquil, Asian-themed spa and resort—complete with a meditation garden—Sanctuary offers The Satori (the Japanese term for “awakening”) experience: a personalized multiday spa boot camp that combines fitness training, services like massages and facials, and healthy meals by Food Network star and executive chef Beau MacMillan.
This exotic, Moroccan-inspired oasis contains the only hammam, or traditional Turkish bath, in Arizona. The Moroccan Cleansing Ritual is the ultimate full-body detox.
Get relaxed and ripped: Besides trendy therapies like cupping, Well & Being offers a cutting-edge fitness facility with Pilates, TRX, and aerial yoga classes; a rooftop pool; a health-conscious eatery; and state-of-the-art diagnostic services that measure cardio endurance and calorie burn.
The day-spa darling boasts a fun island vibe, award-winning massages, and a coed swimming pool, whirlpool, steam room, and sauna. And the price is right: A Swedish massage paired with a spa lunch and a yoga class runs $140.
The Best Time To Visit: May to June
This article originally appeared in the June 2017 issue of Women’s Health. For more great advice, pick up a copy of the issue on newsstands now!