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A Transforming Re-TREAT

June 18th, 2008


A healthy course of action.

imageIf you are considering a spa getaway, Canyon Ranch might be just the escape you need. Celebrated as one of the best spa resorts, Canyon Ranch offers two convenient locations- Tucson, Arizona and Lenox, Massachusetts. The spa- actually known as 'health resort'- allows you to enjoy, explore, rouse your spirit and learn the benefits of great pampering, healthy cooking, fitness and total well being.

Note to readers: The grounds also act as a relaxing haven with divine flower gardens and endless green fields. A good read was in order to wind down in a chair and listen to the wind chimes' musical notes in the air. A morning Sun Salutation starts the day by appreciating nature and stretches your whole body.

Wander around as you like in comfy clothes or simply your fluffy white robe. Your choice, your schedule, your time is your own and relaxation and wellness gets top priority here.

The goal: Create your own transformation, and let Canyon Ranch take you there. It doesn't end once you leave the resort, they hope you find daily ways to extend your stay for a total mind + body experience.

imageThe spa treatments are impressive with choices to indulge your every sense. An amazing full body treatment is a must and the "Remineralizing Bliss" ranks high on my list. Never, and I mean never, have I experienced 100 minutes of pure isolated relaxing bliss. The masseuse begins with a heavenly micro-buff scrub that is rubbed all over your body to reveal skin perfect softness. Next, the scrub is removed and an essential-oil-infused seawater gel is applied. You are then wrapped in a cocoon-like existence. Still, the end is not in sight, as your feet and scalp are massaged and complete relaxation has no choice but to take over your body. A therapeutic massage adds the final touch and off to bed, nighty-night, you go.


The Your Transformation Facial is Canyon Ranch's new signature, one-of-a-kind facial. Joanie, my facialist, did a wonderful job describing the products' inner/outer effect of the skin. You can consider it as one step in the right direction to profound change. Why? Because this is a treatment that definitely doesn't stop once you leave the resort. Newly introduced is Canyon Ranch's Your Transformation- The Skin Care Collection. It has a sound philosophy that goes deeper than skin care. It begins by treating skin with the most advanced, scientific breakthroughs, offering a powerhouse of players that begin transforming the skin. Pro-NAD is one such ingredient that has been buzzing in the beauty community. It is a form of niacin (vitamin B3) that taps into the skin's natural regenerative power by stimulating DNA repair. Studies conducted have proven that the synergistic combination of active ingredients effectively builds, restores and enhances the skin.

All the products in the line work their magic, but if you want to start with only one Age Transforming Concentrate Serum would bemy pick. It contains the highest level of Pro-NAD.

By the end of my trip, I felt more beautified and well-fit than I have in a long, long time. Plus, I returned with a bespoke treatment line suited with my skin in mind.

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To keep the body in good health is a duty...otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong.