3 New Spas Offering Cutting-Edge Wellness Programs

ZihFit is an eight-bedroom sanctuary now offering set monthly retreats to groups of up to 16 people.
ZihFit is an eight-bedroom sanctuary now offering set monthly retreats to groups of up to 16 people.
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Newly opened this year, these three spas offer whole body approaches to wellness in innovative ways. 

1. The Spa at The Global Ambassador

Located near Phoenix’s iconic Camelback Mountain, The Spa at The Global Ambassador offers innovative treatments rooted in personal discovery, science, vitality and luxury nourishment to promote guests' well-being. Spanning 16,000 square feet, The Spa contains 10 treatment rooms for facials, skin enhancements, massages, body treatments and sculpting, acupuncture, light therapy, IV drips and whole-body cryotherapy. Guests can also enjoy hot/cold plunges, a eucalyptus steam room, a Finnish dry sauna, a hosted beauty bar and complimentary gourmet refreshments. 

But it's The Spa's cutting-edge treatments that take center stage. Here are just a few innovations on the menu:

  • The Spa is the only US priovider of U Beauty treatments. The award-winning, science-driven products feature proprietary encapsulation that ensure a uniquely effective delivery of actives to the skin. 
  • MOVA by Camila Perez is a lymphatic drainage technique involving specific movements that increase lymph and blood flow. It also releases superficial connective tissue to open space and break adhesions, improving circulation.
  • Oxylight Sapphire utilizes patented technology in a noninvasive treatment that stimulates collagen production, reduces inflammation and accelerates healing for smoother, firmer, more vibrant skin.
  • Sound Journey is a private guided meditation with a live soundscape of crystal alchemy bowls, gong, drums, Native American flute, chimes and meditative instruments from around the world. It also includes breathwork, restorative poses, raw vibrational sound and aromatherapy.

The 9,000-square-foot fitness facility features Technogym and Eleiko equipment, along with a Movement Studio, Spin Studio and Pilates Room, all with picturesque views of Camelback Mountain. Two outdoor wellness decks host sunrise meditation and alfresco movement classes, and other programs range from private training sessions and group hikes to mindset and nutrition coaching, biohacking and recovery practices. 

2. ZihFit

Nestled in the coastline in the sleepy Mexican town of Zihuatanejo, ZihFit is an eight-bedroom sanctuary now offering set monthly retreats to groups of up to 16 people. Programming allows guests to explore the authentic tapestry of Mexican culture to encourage spiritual harmony and mental wellness. The retreats run six nights and feature traditional medicine, local cuisine from an on-site nutritionist, and curated exercise regimens. 

The 20,000-square-foot property invites guests to immerse themselves in the area's natural surroundings and culture, with plenty of open-air and seaside vistas. ZihFit guests can partake in enriching activities including mornings yoga sessions overlooking Zihuatanejo, and afternoons and evenings featuring dance and fitness classes, from high-intensity Tabata and Zumba to rhythmic bachata and salsa under the stars.

ZihFit also takes care to work with the community when creating shamanic and spiritual rituals, ensuring that guests have a truly authentic Mexican experience. Retreat guests are able to embrace this connection through the sacred cacao ceremony and the temazcal ceremony. 

Guests also enjoy daily massage, yoga and other activities, as well as laundry service and round-trip airport transfers. 

3. The Spa at Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards

Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards opened of its new spa and wellness space, The Spa at Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards. Here, guests at the boutique hotel will be able to indulge in nature-inspired programming unique to the locale of Bristol, Virginia, and the Virginia Highlands destination.

The Spa is set among lush greenery with a view of the vineyard, and its range of treatments invite guests to relax and heal holistically. Techniques and modalities like facial cupping and gemstone therapy are seamlessly blended with cutting-edge facilities to foster the the ultimate restorative experience.

Signature treatments include:

  • Reveel & Reset Collagen Age-Defying Facial, a clinical treatment based on the skin’s biological system of signals and responses to optimize its function and reveal the ultimate glow.
  • Nicewonder Farms Signature Massage Retreat, which starts with a full body exfoliation, followed by meditative, guided stretching and a customizable full-body massage.
  • Additional treatment enhancements, such as body cupping, herbal packs and targeted reflexology foot massages.

In addition to seven treatment rooms, The Spa contains saunas, showers, a relaxation lounge, an outdoor wet deck with soaking pools and lounge chairs, and private outdoor treatment spaces with deep soaking tubs.

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