Joya Spa Brings Authentic Hammam Bathing Ritual to Scottsdale

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Spa Villas, Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa Montelucia
Spa Villas, Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa Montelucia

The Joya Spa in Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa Montelucia receives roughly 26,000 calls annually with good reason. The spa offers the only authentic Hammam bathing ritual in Arizona. Treatments include a journey of “joys” that utilize healing stones and a 55lb quartz crystal for releasing negative emotions through light and color therapy.

“Joya Spa is the only spa in the area infusing signature products with flower & gem essences—beyond organic to state-of-mind level,” says Paul Eckert, managing director of the property. The sweet and lightly-floral “Queen of the Night” cactus flower permeates throughout treatment rooms and spa villas as the signature scent. The rare flower, which blooms one night only under a full moon, is said to increase clarity, wisdom and insight—all key components of the Joya Spa experience.

Groups can relax, recharge and regroup during registration and meeting breaks with chair massages, vitamin B12 shots for increasing performance and energy, and seminars that tackle wellness, relaxation, skincare and health. Customized treatments can be arranged in advance for special occasions.

Eckert says that Joya Spa’s many holistic treatments serve to “open the mind and body to what the rest of the day will bring.” Moroccan tea rituals, cupping and IV therapies and acupuncture treatments with an on-site certified Naturopathic Physician can be experienced by groups in spa villas, the rooftop Joya Terrace and throughout the property. In addition, Omni Scottsdale offers 29,000 sf of indoor meeting rooms, all of which evoke 16th-century Lucena, Spain in varying degrees.

The Omni Scottsdale experience comes with an Experience Planner Department that assists in everything from hashing out bare knuckle logistics to helping planners get the most out of onsite restaurants, amenities and activities—a gamut so extensive, leaving the resort is really optional.

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