From the minute we walked in, I just knew this was going to be amazing. It was immaculately clean and comfortable. The assistant took us back to the locker and shower area. She said we could get changed into our robes and slippers and stay in the lounge until our massage therapists came to get us. We got comfortable and had snacks in the lounge. Tea, grapes, blueberries, crackers, wafers, almonds, and trail mix. Lots of little goodies - plus two different kinds of water (cucumber or lemon). I loved the cucumber.
Our massage therapists came out to greet us. My sister and I signed up for the 90 Minute Blue Sage Ritual. I had Amrita, a lovely German woman, who took me back to one of the rooms. She explained the process and said that most of it would be in the wet treatment room.
When we went into the room, it was neat. I didn't know what to expect. I had an herbal body wrap in the past, but this was nothing like that. When I was on the table, she spread arnica oil on and began to dry brush - gentle exfoliation. Then, she spread the desert clay body mask on. I thought it would feel heavy and sticky, but it was nice and light. She wrapped me in plastic with towels and a large blanket. The heat would make the clay penetrate into the skin. It was warm and awesome. She did a scalp and neck massage with ylang ylang oil while I was "cocooned." It felt so good. She rinsed the clay off of me with the vichy shower. I was lying down the whole time. I thought I'd have to get up and shower. Nope. This large metal arm swings and sprays you with water. After, she asked me to dry off with a towel. She got me more cucumber water and took me back to that first room where she explained everything.
The 30 minute massage was perfect after the wet treatment. I asked her to do a deeper tissue massage, and wow - was she good. She offered to do a face massage, but I didn't want product on my face - my skin is very sensitive (eczema). After the ritual was done, she said that I could use the shower, the sauna, and the private lounge. My sister joined me. We were told to take our time. No rush. We did the sauna for about 15 minutes, showered, and rested in the private lounge. We read magazines and went outside for more almonds and water.
The one thing I would change is to expand the private lounge area in the back. There are only three chaise-type lounge chairs. My sister and I were in ours, and two gals came in. That was awkward, but they weren't in robes and slippers yet, and their massage therapists took them back quickly.
Still, what an amazing and relaxing experience. Heaven on earth. If I could move into that spa, I would. Of course, it was pricey as hell - especially after buying products and adding gratuity. The treatment was comprehensive, and those products are top of the line. Both of us work hard every day. I work so hard that if I didn't take this mini vacation, I would not accrue any more vacation time. I reached the max of four weeks. Especially for that...Sedona's New Day Spa? Worth.Every.Penny.
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