Last week was my Mom’s birthday and for her special day, I decided to do a spa day at Civana in Carefree, Arizona.
The spa at Civana is inspired by water and recaptures the time-honored art of healing through water, their hydrotherapy thermal circuit of hot and cold pools, cool waterfall shower and beautiful samarium offering humidity and heat from within.
There are physical and energetic benefits to ‘taking the waters’, an ancient tradition of healing, cleansing and rejuvenation. Every experience begins with this grounding ritual for your personalized spa respite.
Civana has an aqua vitality circuit which focuses on inner peace and outer balance. Take a journey through waters of varying temperatures in the European-designed Kneipp hot/cold wading pool and Tepidarium therapeutic soaking pool. Pause in their five-climate KLAFS SANARIUM® – the only one in the continental U.S – to balance yourself. Then you may find inspiration in the bracing cold deluge shower, one of their most important healing rituals of ‘taking the waters’ while at the spa. All hydrotherapy modalities are designed to increase circulation and promote relaxation without adding strain and boost immunity.
After the water journey we began our amazing treatments…
My first treatment started with the 120 min DOWN TO EARTH AND SEA BODY DETOX,which includes a 60min body exfoliation and layered body wrap and 60min Deep Muscle Relief Massage. Essential oils are combined with the best raw materials from the earth and oceans in this ultra-restorative body therapy. Beginning with a gentle full-body exfoliation that sloughs away dry skin.
You can choose from Organic seaweed or Arizona mud to envelop your body and deeply detoxify. After removal of the mud, you receive and full body, replenishing massage with a shea butter infused essential oil blend that restores vitality to your skin and state of mind. AMAZING.
Birthday Mom was so excited to have a 75 min HOT STONE MASSAGE! She indulged in a muscle-melting, deeply relaxing massage. Heated river rocks were placed on significant areas of her body while balancing her Chakras. In addition, stones were glided over her body to improve circulation and release tightness. Additionally, nourishing oils hydrated Mom, detoxified her body and soothed her spirit. Mom LOVED her Hot Stone Massage!
Having a relaxing hour and a half in between our treatments, Mom was pleasantly surprised with a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. YUM! Thank you Civana Resort!
After this fun, we were onto our last treatment, which was the 60 min MARINE OXYGEN RESULTS FACIAL. This nourishing marine-based, oxygen-rich facial restores your skin’s vital balance.
The results-driven facial is power-packed with DNA repairing enzymes, pharmaceutical grade liquid oxygen, hyaluronic acid, peptides, and Vitamin C esters. This brightening treatment will help hydrate, balance and smooth the skin to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Mom and I enjoyed a light, healthy lunch. We told one another, “Darling, you’ve never looked better and agreed we will definitely re-visit this fabulous spa in the future.
*Thank you Civana for sponsoring this post