While my husband Norm and I spent a few days at The Phoenician, we were fortunate enough to spend an afternoon at The Center for Well-Being (CFWB). It is easy to refer to their use off  “rebirth, rejuvenate, and renewal” in describing the experience, and the sense of well-being that seeps through your body upon entering the building.

The Phoenician SpaThe CFWB describes itself as a retreat for body, mind and spirit. “According to ancient legend, the mythical phoenix rose from the ashes of its past to be reborn and celebrate renewal. This power of transformation, whether of the body, spirit or mind, is inherent to the philosophy of The Centre for Well-Being. Our spa rituals lead to inner calm, self-revelation and harmony with one’s own natural rhythms. Like the mythical phoenix, one’s body is a powerful change master – but it is the spirit that transforms.”

Personally, I always like to know the philosophy of a spa to see if it is consistent with what I experienced. Frequently, it’s not. It this case, expectations were met and exceeded.

Norm enjoyed the 50- minute Shea Butter Treatment with Honey Avocado Foot Therapy.  Shea butter was massaged all over his body, followed by a hydrating foot therapy and massage. This was great for his dry skin. He was shocked at how fast  his skin absorbed the Shea Butter and Honey Avocado.

The Phoenician SpaWhile he was enjoying his massage, I opted for the 80-minute Phoenician’s Finest Facial. This treatment begins with a pharmaceutical-grade vitamin-c enzyme peel, which they say prepares the skin for an oxygen infusion. This consists of Hyaluronic acid and antioxidants. After, a green tea serum is applied, which helps skin renewal. My skin was rehydrated and fine lines somewhat diminished–I felt wonderful.

If I were dreaming, I’d enjoy a week with three treatments a day, leaving me free to write in the evening. Time in between services would be for enjoying the pools and relaxation room and just unwinding.  When I would awake in the morning, I’d walk through the garden out the front doors up the hill. It is all so beautiful. The grounds and surroundings place you in the midst of Nirvana. I have led workshops at spas and been able to absorb the positive energy that flows through them when they are as focused as the CFWB.

I especially like the pricing on various services in the Well-Being Packages, as they include the service charges. Packages run a broad range from Bliss—the ultimate spa indulgence; Rejuvenate—massage, facial, pedicure, etc.; Phoenician Classic with two 50-minute services of your choice; Mother-To-Be—prenatal massage, facial and pedicure; Soul Journey—Chakra Balancing Treatment, Tarot reading or Visualize with personalized meditation; Couples Massage—side-by-side Swedish or Therapeutic massage; The Perfect Pair—60 minute couple’s massage, manicure and pedicure for her and energizing pedicure and Aveda scalp treatment for him; Glamour-to-Go—Luxurious manicure and pedicure followed by a comprehensive make-up lesson, shampoo and fashionable blow-dry; Out on the Town; Head turning evening hairstyle, complemented by flawless mineral make-up application; One-on-One Personal Training Series; and Pilates 50 Training Series.

Spa Meditation Atrium

Spa Meditation Atrium

Body Treatments are offered in 50, 80 or 110 minute sessions and cover a wide selection, including: Desert Serenity Scrub, Wrap and Massage; Papaya Quench Wrap; Thermal Moor Mud Wrap; Ultimate Detox; Visible Radiance Body Wrap; Shea Butter Treatment with Honey Avocado Foot Therapy; Warm Spice Scrub and Massage; Barefoot in the Lemongrass; Moroccan Retreat for Scalp and Feet; Prickly Pear Sugar Scrub; Lavender, Sage and Sea Salt Scrub; and Organic Ginger Lime Sugar Scrub.

Massage and Bodywork Therapies are just as impressive, with 50 or 80 minute sessions. They include: Swedish; Therapeutic; Essential Healing; Neuromuscular; Craniosacral; Pre-Natal Massage; Cupping Therapy Massage; Well-Being Hot Stone Ritual; Holistic; Lymphatic; Reflexology; Clinical Sports Massage; Acupuncture, Acussage, Shiatsu, Centre Yourself Chakra Balancing, Table Thai; Thai Foot Massage; and the following enhancements: Back, Neck and Shoulders; Cupping Therapy Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Crowing Touch, Hand and Foot. They also offer an in-room Swedish or Therapeutic Massage.

The Phoenician Spa

Image courtesy of Arizona Foothills Magazine

Facials cover the gamut: Personalized: Luma Firm Lift and Glow; Timeless Repair Anit-Aging; Botanical Radiance; Reveal your Brillance; Phoenician’s Finest; Nuface Facial Sculpting Toning System.

Waxing and Tinting are offered, as well as Intraceuticals Infusions.

Since men have started to enjoy and appreciate benefits of spa treatments, the CFWB has a Just for Men section, which includes: The Natural Man Organic Facial; Therapeutic Massage; Holistic Massage; Well-Being Hot Stone Ritual; Body Buff; Moroccan Retreat for Scalp and Feet; and Phoenician Back Treatment.

More and more in demand and well covered at the CFWB are Intutive Services. You’ll learn to tap into surrounding forces with Intutitive Guides, which should assist in relief rom stress, quiet the mind or simply indulge in the moment.  These cover: Visualize Your Heart’s Desire; Illumination Through Tarot; Perfect Balance; Astrology; Hypnotherapy, Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss.

CFWB has Fitness Consultations for: Body Composition Analysis; Fitness Assessment and Training consultation; one-on-one Personal Training; Private hike: Home Exercise Program Design; Private Yoga; Pilates Mat/Reformer, etc.

CFWB also offers a full service salon for nails and hair care.

Our stay and spa services this visit were hosted by The Phoenician. However, like always, my opinions are my own. Since we have frequented this property when not hosted, you know I like it.

The Phoenician Spa

The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Hotel

6000 East Camelback Road

Scottsdale, AZ 85251


Photography has been provided by The Phoenician Hotel.