Spa Avania – Scottsdale, Arizona

Posted on 21 December 2008

To say that a spa is Zen-like might seem slightly clichéd, but that’s truly what I encountered at Avania Spa. I made my way through the spacious lobby of the Hyatt Regency Gainey Ranch Resort, and finally entered the spa, I disrobed from my street attire and enrobed in the Avania uniform of a soft cotton robe. I emerged from the spacious changing area to enter the beautiful relaxation room which offers snacks to nibble on and drinks to sip, pre-spa treatment. Avania is currently offering treatments called “Thai Winter Offerings” which are an intuitive selection of treatments based on the Thai belief of maintaining the vitality and balance of the four elements of Fire, Air, Water and Earth. Although I’m a bona fide water sign with my sun sign in Cancer (June 30th), I decided to try the Air treatments which are intended to simultaneously invite beauty and rejuvenate the spirit. The treatment started with Hot Herbal Facial Poultice Massage, this unique facial consisted of a warm, herbal compress made of camphor, menthol and lemongrass which was pressed onto my face, neck and shoulders. The compress was followed by a massage to melt away stress and strain.  Next I was given what is known as a Progressive Facial. The progressive facial focused on resurfacing and purifying my skin by using an exfoliation of sunflower seed, lemon, lime and clove. This lasted about an hour and when I looked in the mirror afterwards, I could see some of my fine lines diminished. For hours I was pampered, the facial scrub and body wrap were so unbelievably refreshing. While the aromas enlightened my senses, I was in a state of bliss escaping from the daily stressors that fill our days. Almost as amazing as the treatments was the hot shower I took before leaving Avania. I struggled to leave but thought to my self, I will definitely be back soon. Highlights of this unique spa include 19 treatment rooms, including three rooms to accommodate couples and five Garden treatment rooms with their own private entrance, gentlemen’s suite, co-ed French-Celtic mineral pool and lotus pond, a yoga room and much more.
Spa Avania
7500 E Doubletree Ranch Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(480) 483-5558

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