Come Along On Kay’s Wellness Journey at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, AZ
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Come Along On Kay’s Wellness Journey at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, AZ

Having a passion for wellness travel, I was drawn to Canyon Ranch, which operates a wellness retreat property in California and two destination health spa resorts in Arizona and Massachusetts. I booked the Tucson resort.

Canyon Ranch Tucson, Arizona

“Guiding you to your best life, throughout life,” is the approach at Canyon Ranch, where five pillars are used to define wellness:

  1. Health & Performance
  2. Mind & Spirit
  3. Fitness & Movement
  4. Nutrition & Food
  5. Spa & Beauty

You choose one of these pillars for your “pathway” on your three, five, or seven-day visit. Pathways are expertly curated personalized services based on your wellness intentions.

After setting your intentions and having the Canyon Ranch experts personalize your experience, the key is to be present and feel the everyday stresses leave your body.

From the moment I was picked up at the airport, I was transcended into the Canyon Ranch lifestyle. My casita was first-class accommodations and cell phone-free.


Amenities are plentiful at Canyon Ranch, with 35+ daily activities, classes, workshops, and presentations. You have plenty or nothing to do – it’s your choice!

Remote services and virtual tools are even available between your stays.

Additional highlights:

  • Spa and fitness facilities with unlimited access
  • Mountain hiking trips
  • Amazing food with bountiful gluten-free and vegan options


The peaceful grounds, respect given to all, and the friendly wildlife visitors (deer, javelina, road runners, and lizards) made my experience at Canyon Ranch one I’ll never forget.

One of my favorite activities included in my pathway was my astrological reading; In my free time, my top choice was sitting by the water with my journal and pen on the gorgeous, manicured grounds.

No matter what pathway you choose at Canyon Ranch, or if you are just needing a reset, you will find yourself departing with a plan for a renewed sense of being.

My Typical Day at Canyon Ranch, Tucson

  • Start the day at 6:00 a.m.
  • Hike
  • Coffee outside my casita
  • Morning swim
  • Workshop
  • Cooking class for lunch
  • Spa treatment
  • Labyrinth meditation
  • Workshop
  • Dinner
  • Evening presentation

This stay was at Canyon Ranch Tucson. My next stay will be the Woodside, California location, as this is truly my ideal all inclusive vacation!

Want more vacation inspo? Check out my trip to New Orleans or my top three destinations for a weekend getaway!

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