10 Best Spas in Tucson: Relax and Rejuvenate in the Desert

With award-winning facilities and an expansive desert-inspired menu of spa therapies, it's hard to find a better retreat in Tucson than the Miraval Resort and Spa. None other than Oprah Winfrey has sung its praises. Miraval offers privacy, breath-taking desert views, and spa therapies designed to treat body, mind, and spirit.

Another of the city's award-winning spas is Hashani Spa, tucked away on Tucson's west side at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa. The gorgeous blue cabanas offer stunning views of the surrounding desert, and the spa menu includes unique offerings like the "farm to treatment table experience," which includes a nearly three-hour tour of the desert, followed by a creosote purifier body treatment.

If you can't make it to a luxury resort for a weekend of rejuvenation, never fear. Tucson has plenty of quality day spas for a quick infusion of pampering. Xanadu Salon and Spa is a luxe spa with head-to-toe treatment options. Whether you want a facial, wax, massage, or makeup services for a special night out on the town, the friendly spa staff is here to help.

For an eco-friendly mani-pedi, pay a visit to GreenToes, a charming day spa with a large assortment of all-natural beauty products.



Xanadu Salon and Day Spa is one of Tucson's most popular beauty and wellness retreats. And why not? Whether you need the quick pick-me-up of a mani-pedi, or you're prepped for at day of head-to-to spa pampering, the friendly staff at Xanadu is...  Read More



In a city full of spas and salons, Mia Bella Salon & Spa in Tucson stands out for its client-focused attention to service. The staff here are experts at making you feel relaxed and, yes, important. The spa focuses on providing unhurried...  Read More



Spa NiVa is a full-service salon and day spa that offers nearly every health and beauty treatment under the sun. Need to unwind with a massage? You'll find no less than seven different kinds of massages on the spa menu, including the four-hands...  Read More



Elements in Balance is an Aveda Concept Salon & Spa located on Tucson's Fourth Avenue. The salon and day spa uses products derived from nature, for the safest and highest quality ingredients. The spa menu includes aromatherapy, bodywork,...  Read More



The indigenous word for the saguaro cactus is "hashani," the inspiration for the decor here as well as the basis of some for the products they use. Rejuvenating body scrubs and wraps, invigorating facials and relaxing massages can incorporate...  Read More



Lotus Massage & Wellness Center is a Tucson original. The independently owned massage and wellness center offers a full menu of therapeutic massage and bodywork in a professional yet relaxing setting. The tranquility of the center's...  Read More



This charming, "eco-chic" day spa in Tucson is the perfect place to find your calm. The cushy seating, sleek and playful decor, and friendly, knowledgeable staff make this a welcoming retreat for a day of pampering and beauty. The name of the...  Read More



Salon Nouveau is an award-winning Tucson hair salon and day spa that has been helping guests look and feel their best since 1994. The staff at Salon Nouveau will help you leave feeling beautiful and glowing from the inside out. Enjoy un-rushed...  Read More



Robert Markley Salon Spa is one of Tucson's most posh and stylish day spas, offering an expansive menu of salon and spa services. The spa uses Aveda products in a serene, modern and impeccably clean space. The menu offers hair cuts, styling and...  Read More

Miraval Life in Balance Resort & Spa


A top-notch resort catering to those who want a healthy, relaxing escape-from-it-all, Miraval is set on 130 acres. Accommodations consist of casita-style rooms arranged in five groups; all are completely equipped and most have private patios. In...  Read More


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Patricia Escarcega has lived in the Arizona desert since she was a teenager. She works as a writer and editor in Phoenix with her four dogs and two cats.

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