A world-class spa nestled inside the Boulders Resort, The Golden Door in Carefree swings open and a visit to its circular tea room helps to kick off the unwinding process. From there, meditate in this extravagant arena’s signature labyrinth (inspired by Hopi medicine wheels). This helps pressure-cooked visitors find calm, as does the traditional Japanese O’furo, a special bath that soothes and detoxifies. The capper? A visit to The Watsu, where underwater therapy is said to take you back to the womb. You’ll probably feel like being born again on your next visit.
N. Tom Darlington Dr.