Inspire Day Spa connects with nature in McCormick Ranch
December 10, 2017
By Marilyn Hawkes
From the outside, Inspire Day Spa looks like any other storefront in the Mercado del Lago shopping center in McCormick Ranch. But when you step inside, you’re greeted by comforting spa music, muted colors, positive energy from the friendly employees and a bonus – the spa’s relaxation room overlooks Lake Marguerite, immediately connecting you with nature.
Owner Stacy LeClair, a former mortgage broker who also owns New Serenity Spa in north Scottsdale, opened Inspire Day Spa in November. “I wanted to take what I’ve learned over the past couple of years and integrate that into a new place,” she said.
Inspire Day Spa has eight treatment rooms, including a deluxe spa suite overlooking the lake where couples can enjoy getting massages next to each another, sip Champagne and eat chocolate-covered strawberries. “It’s great for anniversaries and special occasions,” LeClair said.
LeClair’s attention to detail shines, from the tastefully appointed treatment rooms, each featuring a backlit photo of scenic Arizona taken by LeClair– to the Gratitude Book, where guests can inscribe something they’re grateful for.
Inspire Day Spa offers a variety of treatments, from the Inspire Massage, which incorporates a facial and scalp massage, to prenatal and sports massages. “We also have packages that include picnics and a bike ride with a massage afterward.”
In addition to massages, guests can choose from a variety of body treatments and facials, including the popular Inspire Facial, which improves overall skin health, leaving the skin feeling plump and lovely, LeClair said.
If you want to take your skincare regimen up a notch, the spa offers advanced skin care procedures from microdermabrasion and dermaplaning to microneedling and chemical peels. The spa uses and sells Eminence Organic Skin Care products.
LeClair was drawn to the McCormick Ranch space because of the proximity to the lake and nature. You can watch ospreys, blue herons and Canada geese from the spa’s balcony while enjoying a hot cup of herbal tea, or you can sit under a nearby tree and write in your journal, she said. “There’s something magical about this place.”
For LeClair, creating an environment where people can nurture and take care of themselves is important. “Everybody has a story when they come in. Sometimes people just want to relax and other times they’re going through something challenging,” she said. “They call the spa and we’re here to deliver them that much needed peace that they’re seeking in their lives.”
Inspire Day Spa is located at 8300 N. Hayden Road, and is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. Call 480-696-7272 or visit inspiredayspa.com for more information.