Wellness travel is a growing trend and one brand that has remained at the forefront of this sector is Canyon Ranch which pioneered the concept of a health resort since 1979.
Launched in Tucson, Arizona, the brand has spread to include destinations in Lenox, Massachusetts, and the new Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort in Kaplankaya, Turkey, as well as aboard luxury cruise liners with SpaClub at Sea, and SpaClub Las Vegas within The Venetian and The Palazzo, allowing spa and health aficionados to experience the brand’s acclaimed experiences around the world.
Their USP from the start was a professional approach (as opposed to a superficial cosmetic one), with a team of staff that includes registered dieticians, certified physicians, exercise physiologists, licensed therapists and other highly skilled, caring staff in order to provide guests with every possible resource.
Spiritual wellness, nutrition and life management is the Canyon Ranch forte. Stephanie Ludwig, Ph.D., M.A., M.Div., Director of Spiritual Wellness at Canyon Ranch Tucson. Herewith her tips on Spirituality in Overall Wellness and Meditation
- Life can seem to pass us by in a blur of frantic, meaningless activity. Through mindfulness practice we learn to pause, breathe and engage all of our senses in becoming aware of the present moment with curiosity and openness. We develope the freedom to choose what we will pay attention to.
- Reconnect with the tranquillity and joy that comes from spending time in natural beauty, whether at one of our spectacular Canyon Ranch properties or walking in a city park.
- Breathe. Breathe in and out through your nose, drawing your breath down into your belly with each inhale. This way of breathing activates the parasympathetic branch of the nervous system, which is the source of the relaxation response. Be mindful of breathing this way regularly and you will be on a path to inner peace!
Take a moment at the start and end of each day to name three things that you are grateful for. Gratitude grows contentedness and happiness, which we all desire.
- Do something kind and generous for someone else every day. This deepens our sense of connection to the well-being of others, which contributes to our well-being and that of the planet as a whole!
To get a first-hand experience with Dr. Ludwig, or any other of the many experts at Canyon Ranch destinations around the world, call +1 800 742 9000 or visit www.canyonranchdestinations.com.
Canyon Ranch is a 13-time winner of Travel + Leisure‘s Best Spa Award and an 11-time recipient of the Condé Nast Traveller Best Destination Spa Award.