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What They've Said: Archived Articles

Since its creation in 1979, Canyon Ranch has made news for its trailblazing programs, integrated approach to health and wellness and world-class spa and resort facilities. Throughout the years, articles about Canyon Ranch have appeared in countless national publications, travel magazines and health journals. From first-hand accounts of luxuriating in a spa to a journey of self-discovery and from a family tale of adventure to a strategy for optimal aging, see below for a selection of favorite articles. 

Publication: OK! Magazine
Article: Star-Approved Spas
Date: December 2010
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Summary: Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach is featured as a favorite spa getaway for celebrities. The article describes the hotel as a “luxurious beach retreat” and highlights the Canyon Ranch Royale package, which offers an entire day of pampering, for a true A-list experience.

Publication: More
Article: DNA: The Right Diet For Your Body
Date: November 2010
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Summary: Dr. Mark Liponis, Canyon Ranch Corporate Medical Director, explains how knowing and understanding your weight-loss genetics – by looking at your body type – can up your chances of dropping pounds. Dr. Liponis notes from his experiences at Canyon Ranch “if we put a person on a diet that matches her body type, she not only loses more weight but feels full most of the day and does not have trouble staying on that eating plan.” 

Publication: Shape®
Article: Healthier & Happier in Just 7 Days
Date: September 2010
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Summary: Shape's Annual Reader Makeover story documented two mother-daughter teams’ life-changing experience at Canyon Ranch in Tucson. The mother-daughter pairs were selected based off their written submissions explaining why they needed a healthy life makeover. Shanna Stevenson and her mom, Donna Hunt wanted an extra push to finally lose some extra weight; while Tara Marino and her mom Jill sought to quit smoking and increase their energy. The article highlights tips they received from three Canyon Ranch practitioners, Life Management Therapist Peggy Holt, Director of Exercise Physiology Mike Siemens and Nutritionist Hana Feeney.

Publication: Star
Article: 5 Hot Spas
Date: June 2010
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Summary: Five spas are featured as “hot spas” where celebs go to recharge. Canyon Ranch in Lenox is highlighted for its "life-enhancing experiences" and "focus on wellness and rejuvenation, with its hallmark being a fully staffed Health & Healing Center."

Publication: Celebrated Living® (American Airlines® in-flight magazine)
Article: Platinum Spas
Date: Summer 2010
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Summary: In Celebrated Living’s annual Reader’s Choice Platinum List, Canyon Ranch in Tucson is named Top U.S. Spa for the sixth consecutive year and Canyon Ranch in Lenox places in the top 10. Positioning Canyon Ranch’s Brain Fitness featured event and services that address cognitive health as “an emerging spa trend”, the article includes the following insight from Canyon Ranch vice chairman Dr. Richard H. Carmona: “We understand that the health practices we advocate, such as physical activity, nutrition, and importance of sleep can have a positive effect on not just our physical selves but our mental capacity as well.”

Publication: Virtuoso Life magazine
Article: Real Escapes: Healing Touch
Date: May/June 2010
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Summary: A Virtuoso hotel featured for its focus on health and well-being, Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach receives a rave review for its ability to “cater to travelers in search of a tune-up – be it physical or mental,” “enrichment-activity roster” and extensive medical team lead by Karen Koffler, M.D., who’s positioned as “the trip’s highlight.”

Publication: MSN.com
Article: Top 10 Heart-Healthy Restaurants in the U.S.
Date: February 11, 2010
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Summary: The Canyon Ranch Grill™ at The Venetian & The Palazzo in Las Vegas is listed as a top heart-healthy restaurant offering “healthy meal options that help you to both eat well and live well.” Additionally the menu is praised for its breakfast specialties, burgers, wines and fruit smoothies that are described as “imaginative” and “belies many myths about spa cuisine.” 

Publication: Parade magazine
Article: Start Getting Healthier Right Now
Date: January 3, 2010
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Summary: Canyon Ranch Corporate Medical Director Dr. Mark Liponis outlines practical wellness advice for Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki, stars of the CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” when they visit Canyon Ranch in Lenox. Dr. Liponis notes that after their checkups and consultations with Canyon Ranch health professionals, “Kaley and Johnny had a lot of information to process, but they felt relieved and inspired to make healthier choices in the future.”

Publication: CBS, The Early Show
Segment: It’s a New Day
Date: January 4, 2010
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Summary: Health professionals at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Massachusetts, provide practical tips for making small health changes that can yield big results. Goal setting, nutrition and exercise are covered in detail.

Publication: Bon Appétit
Article: The Foodie Spa Vacation
Date: January 2010
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Summary: As one of three writers sent on foodie spa vacations to wellness properties across the country, Condé Nast Traveler editor Mollie Chen chose to participate in the Stress Management for Healthy Living health package at Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach for what she refers to as an “urban detox." Reflecting on her positive experiences at the property, and the delectable food at The Canyon Ranch Grill™, Mollie sums up her stay “… the place seeks to gently help you break bad habits, clear your head, or start anew. It doesn’t feel like a hard-core detox as much as a big warm hug.”

Publication: Fashion Magazine®
Article: Rock-A-Bye-Baby
Date: September 2009
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Summary: First hand account of Canyon Ranch sleep programming. “When I get invited to a sleep-themed Rest & Rejuvenate week at the luxury Canyon Ranch health resort in Tucson, Arizona, I can hardly believe my exhausted little ears… Canyon Ranch has a dizzying range of sleep-related lectures and workshops, and facilities for a full medical sleep study to see if you have sleep apnea or neurological issues.”

Publication: Fitness®
Article: A Taste of Summer
Date: July 2009

Summary: “Eat like you’re on vacation – only better. These seven dishes from Canyon Ranch spa are so tasty, filling and easy to prepare, you won’t believe they’re low-cal and healthy.”

Publication: Travel and Leisure®
Article: It List – The T+L Editor’s Choice Awards 2009
Date: June 2009
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Summary: Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach is honored as one of the top 45 new hotels of the year. “Miami’s hotel spas trembled at the arrival of Canyon Ranch earlier this year…Guest rooms offer ocean views and residence-style touches such as granite-clad kitchens, and refrigerators that can be stocked with healthful organic staples upon request.”

Publication: Celebrated Living® (American Airlines® in-flight magazine)
Article: Reader’s Choice Platinum List.
Date: Summer 2009
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Summary: Canyon Ranch in Tucson is named Top U.S. Spa in Celebrated Living’s annual Reader’s Choice Platinum List. “A haven of Native American-inspired healing, this lush desert retreat just introduced the circular Spirit Lodge with a ceremonial steam bath. A world-class Aquatic Center, Watsu pools, and the Life Enhancement Center add to its appeal. New on the menu: a line of powerful ‘CANYON RANCH YOUR TRANSFORMATION’ spa products.”

Publication: Shape®
Article: Indulge! Eat Sweets, Stay Slim
Date: May 2009

Summary: Dessert recipes from the Canyon Ranch cookbook, Nourish, are highlighted. “At Canyon Ranch, the focus is on moderation, not deprivation…Try these recipes and enjoy every bite, guilt-free.”

Publication: Condé Nast Traveler®
Article: Reader’s Choice Awards
Date: April 2009
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Summary: Canyon Ranch in Lenox garnered top honors in Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Spa Poll, ranking number one in Destination Spas “thanks to its vast 100,000-square-foot facility; innovative, restorative treatments; and knowledgeable cosseting staff”; Canyon Ranch Tucson rounded-out the top 5.

Publication: Today Show
Segment: Today’s Kitchen: Hot Chef
Date: April 2009
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Summary: Viewers got a taste of Canyon Ranch on the Today Show as Corporate Chef Scott Uehlein discussed Canyon Ranch’s philosophy of healthy eating and promoted the newly released cookbook, Nourish.

Publication: Robb Report®
Article: 2009 Reader’s Choice
Date: February 2009

Summary: In first annual Reader’s Choice Awards, Canyon Ranch in Tucson named Best Spa. “Set against the foothills of Tucson’s Santa Catalina Mountains, Canyon Ranch destination spa offers guests a total wellness experience. The 150-acre-property provides health-care assessments, lifestyle counseling and personal trainers. ‘The atmosphere and staff really help motivate you to live healthfully,’ says a Robb Report reader from San Francisco who has been visiting the desert spa twice a year for about 10 years.”

Publication: Nashville Lifestyles
Article: Beauty and the Beach
Date: February 2009

Summary: “While the daily groups were beyond impressive, the spa was even more so. An array of treatment rooms with every service imaginable fills 70,000 square feet of space. Yes, you can get a traditional (and wonderful) massage or facial, but Canyon Ranch specialists offer much more.”

Publication: Condé Nast Traveler
Article: Gold List 2009
Date: January 2009
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Summary: Canyon Ranch in Lenox listed in Gold List 2009, selected by readers of Condé Nast Traveler. “…classes geared to every fitness level and interest, from preventive medicine to workshops to watercolors. Rooms have residential-style furnishings. Meals, designed by nutritionists, have portion control and more flavor than typical healthy meals.”

Publication: Ocean Drive®
Article: “The Road to Wellville”
Date: January 2009
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Summary: “Meet the talented health and hospitality professionals behind the new Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach, which has brought the legendary spa’s forward-thinking philosophies and treatments to the Magic City.”

Publication:  The New York Times®
Article: “Mind, Body and Organic Martinis in Miami Beach”
Writer: Maureen Dowd
Date: January 18, 2009
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Summary: “Perched on the ocean, with gorgeous shimmering mosaic designs, gentle lighting, sumptuous rooms, a sybaritic spa, a state-of-the-art gym overlooking the blue-green water, an exceptionally charming group of exercise instructors… and raspberry-vodka-and-hibiscus-tea martinis on the room service menu, this instantly ranked as the most alluring — if not slimming — spa I’d ever been to.”

Publication: USA TODAY®
Article: “You'll moon over these new, and updated, Miami resorts”
Writer: Kitty Bean Yancey
Date: November 21, 2008
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Summary: “A haven from Miami Beach frenzy. Cellphones aren't allowed on in public areas. Scented candles and staffers who seem to genuinely care about guests' well-being await in the elegant, calming lobby, designed by New York's prestigious Rockwell Group®, with Guatemalan mangrove sculpture. No makeup and yoga pants replace stilettos and teeny bikinis.”