A rustic luxury spa in Sedona
4 Treatment Rooms
Known for signature services in harmony with its creekside setting, L'Apothecary is a rustic-but-elegant place to relax. Whether guests want to unwind after a hike through Red Rock Country, or want to connect with Sedona’s morning energy during a sunrise outdoor yoga class, the skilled staff makes an effort to individualize each treatment and activity to meet a spa-goer’s specific needs. The intimate, four-room luxury spa echoes the mantra of the resort L’Auberge de Sedona — the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape is tapped to achieve pure serenity.
The spa’s new L’Apothecary space is where guests can go to choose from the area’s rich bounty of healing botanicals and fragrant herbs to custom-blend body care products. At a mixing station equipped with mortar and pestle, a mixologist leads you through a series of exercises to reveal your individual needs, then select organic blending ingredients (including local rosemary, piñon pine, rose hips and juniper) to concoct bath salts and body scrubs. You can even forage on the grounds of the resort to collect components. The tactile motion of mixing and crushing the organics helps release tension as well as aromatic healing from the mashed herbs. The mixture is then named by you and bottled for you to bring home.
The founder and formulator at Lotus Wei, a company that specializes in healing flower-based elixirs, created an essence based on Oak Creek, the meandering creek that runs through the resort’s grounds. It was designed to work with the body to enhance clarity, peace and happiness and is used in the Sedona spa's signature treatments.
Outside of the apothecary area, spa guests can visit the steam room, locker rooms, a small waiting area with snacks, water and tea, plus take advantage of the outdoor salt water pool and hot tub with views of the red rocks.
Although the facilities are compact, the emphasis here is on the quality and uniqueness of the treatments — the spa menu has a slew of traditional and New-Agey services. You’ll find refreshing facials, reparative peels, cleansing body treatments and massages as well as integrative therapies including cranial sacral treatments, holistic massage and reflexology. Locally inspired standouts include the Desert Sage Sugar Scrub featuring regional ingredients and the L’Auberge Stretch, a unique massage that incorporates stretching techniques.
For a complete immersion into the surrounding nature, book a massage in the private creekside tent where you can listen to the water babbling past. Feet in the Creek is a seasonal treatment that includes a wade in the creek followed by a foot reflexology treatment. Private outdoor yoga and meditation sessions can be scheduled; yoga in particular can be customized to focus on your physical, emotion or spiritual needs. Vinyasa vortex yoga or customized meditation including pranayama can bring you to bliss-filled relaxation.