Our time at Canyon Ranch is coming to an end. Here is my bottom line assessment of how things went for me this visit. I had four treatments – a Cleopatra bath and massage, a Thai massage, an Ayurvedic Bindi and Shirodhara, and a Sisley Facial. All of them were absolutely excellent. In fact every therapist I had seemed to be a specialist in each of the treatments. That’s impressive for any spa – but especially for a destination spa where they don’t even work for tips.
On the negative side for me was the fact that I probably gained weight – totally my own fault. (Peter lost about 4 pounds). The food is so fabulous that you end up eating three full meals a day (which I don’t do at home). And with a cereal bar at breakfast and a salad bar at lunch and dinner as well as menus from which you can order as much as you want of so many healthful options…it just is too much temptation for me. Lunch and dinner menus have great desserts too, and when it comes to chocolate chip cookies and ice cream with hot fudge, I am simply spineless. I know the ice cream is low fat and the hot fudge isn’t really fudge but cocoa and pineapple and pear juice – but it still tastes absolutely yummy and I am unable to say no.
We leave tomorrow and are feeling better about having exercised more than usual, gotten lots of fresh air, eaten healthy food, slept well and learned a few things. Among them…that the best kind of exercise for your immune system is something I love to do – dancing. And finally, I was reminded once again that Canyon Ranch has it’s act together.