Massage & Body Work

Massage relaxes, heals and rejuvenates – it feels indulgent but it’s actually good for you! These services stimulate circulation, relieve muscle tension and promote deep relaxation. So go ahead and enjoy our signature body treatments, soothing wraps and traditional and modern Asian massages.

Teen Services: Canyon Ranch welcomes guests ages 14-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please note that the accompanying parent or guardian must sign a consent form and book all services for guests under 18, and an adult must be present for most services. Ask your Program Advisor for details.

View the Teen Services Guide.

Please note: Lightweight, loose clothing (shorts, tank tops, bathing suits, etc.) must be worn for all teen services.

Desert Drench

Indulge in this hydrating body wrap to quench your skin’s deepest thirst. The desert’s natural moisturizers – soothing aloe and nourishing saguaro blossoms – blend with jojoba oil to drench your skin in comfort. Then, comfortably warm, you’ll relax into a blissful scalp and face massage.

  • $90 for 25 minutes
Desert Ritual

Treat yourself to this all-inclusive indulgence. Rejuvenate your skin and serenade your senses with these native resources from the Sonoran Desert. Cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate with white sage, prickly pear and honey. Soak in a bath infused with saguaro blossoms, aloe and jojoba. A perfect blend of indulgence and therapeutic benefit, this treatment concludes with a full-body massage to leave you refreshed and softened.

  • $310 for 100 minutes
Detoxifying Herbal Wrap

Herbal therapies help relieve muscle stiffness and joint soreness, promote relaxation and aid in detoxification. In this treatment, you’ll be wrapped in warm, steamy sheets soaked in herbs and receive a brief, calming massage to the face and scalp. For the ultimate experience, combine with a massage or schedule multiple treatments during your stay. 

  • $90 for 25 minutes individual
    $180 for 40-45 minutes a two-person, side-by-side experience
Detoxifying Ritual

Retreat into a ritual of heat and pure scent for an intense therapeutic transformation based on the skin care practices of the traditional hammam bathhouse. You’ll be intensely cleansed with Moroccan mint tea and silt purifier, and vigorously scrubbed with coffee, olive stones and fresh lemons. A rich rhassoul clay will then be applied to draw out impurities. You’ll recharge with quince and orange blossoms and then have all this goodness sealed in with warming curative essences of cardamom, jasmine, bergamot, amber and clove. Concludes with a massage.

  • $310 for 100 minutes
Euphoria Ritual

Enter into a euphoric state of being in this elegant body treatment designed to calm the nervous system and relax the mind. Your journey begins with a sage compress for your face and an aromatherapy scalp massage. After a warm botanical body mask is applied and gently buffed, you are immersed in a soaking tub with our specially designed aromatherapy blend. Your ritual concludes with a soothing massage using warm herb-infused oil.

  • $310 for 100 minutes
Omega Body Buff

Buff away your stress with this gentle yet effective scrub designed to promote circulation, exfoliate dry skin and moisturize with powerful omegas, keeping your skin nourished all day long. It’s the super-food your skin needs to keep it firm and elastic.

  • $170 for 50 minutes
Organic Seaweed Leaf Cocoon

This nutrient-rich seaweed wrap deeply detoxifies, increases circulation, moisturizes and supports skin regeneration and renewal. Your treatment begins with gentle compressions using an essential oil blend designed to calm the mind, followed by a refreshing foot-cleanse. After a kelp exfoliation, you are wrapped in seaweed leaves and enjoy a relaxing scalp massage while you float weightlessly in our blissful envelopment bed. Your treatment concludes with the application of a blend of wild seaweed extract and organic essentials to help improve skin tone and elasticity.

  • $330 for 100 minutes
Ultra-Moisturizing Cocoon

Delight in the soothing, therapeutic effects of these memorable body treatments performed in our Spa Suite. Both treatments begin with light exfoliation followed by the application of a luxurious moisturizer. Finally, you float weightlessly in our blissful envelopment bed while your skin’s thirst is quenched by the pure, softening crème of your choice: Goat Butter Crème or Warm Vanilla Float.

  • $175 for 50 minutes
Abhyanga

Abhyanga, loosely translated, means “attending to a part of the body in the present moment.” This full-body ayurvedic-style massage will be performed by two therapists in synchronistic rhythm using warm sesame oil. Marmas, or subtle points of energy, are addressed on the face and feet simultaneously to balance body, mind and spirit. This traditional therapy releases toxins, enhances immunity, nourishes the skin and creates deep relaxation.

  • $260 for 50 minutes
Abhyanga-Shirodhara

A truly memorable experience, this treatment is a combination of the Abhyanga and the Shirodhara.

  • $430 for 100 minutes
Ashiatsu – Deep Barefoot Massage

From the Japanese words "ashi," meaning foot, and "atsu," meaning pressure, this is the ultimate deep-massage therapy. In this compression massage, the therapist uses overhead bars for balance while using the feet to bring about release and structural change in chronically sore, tight tissues. Ashiatsu stimulates the circulatory system and provides deep relaxation.  

  • $170 for 50 minutes
    $260 for 80 minutes
    $310 for 100 minutes
Authentic Aromatherapy Treatment

Enjoy an all-natural, sense-seducing escape from the everyday world. Clinical research has shown that fragrant essential oils of biochemically active plants have effects on body and mind that are both subtle and profound. Experience the potent natural magic of pure botanical essences, combined with specific light massage techniques designed to enhance the effectiveness of the pure essential oils. (Please, no makeup.)

  • $170 for 50 minutes
    $260 for 80 minutes
Bindi-Shirodhara
Quiet your mind, nourish your body and refresh your spirit with this transformative experience. It begins with the application and removal of an exfoliating mask of salts, herbs and oils, followed by a rhythmic ayurvedic massage with oils selected for your body type (dosha). An Indian balancing bowl is used on your feet in a sequence that brings all elements within you into balance. This powerful combination cleanses and detoxifies to enhance immune function while rejuvenating the skin. Traditional marma points are addressed on your face and head to balance your body’s energy systems. The therapist pours a gentle stream of warm oil over the third eye and forehead in a soothing pattern, then lightly massages it into the hair and scalp.
 

  • $310 for 100 minutes
Blissful Floating Massage

Feel stress and tension float away with a treatment to quiet the mind and soothe the body. This fully supported warm-water experience takes place in a Watsu® pool. You’ll receive gentle massage, energy balancing and range-of-motion therapy for your joints. You may experience a deep, dreamlike meditative state that will leave you feeling rested, relaxed and renewed. Swimwear required.

  • $170 for 50 minutes
Canyon Ranch Massage

Indulgent and uniquely relaxing, our signature full-body massage stimulates circulation and soothes tight muscles. Our gifted therapists adapt their eclectic techniques to your particular needs and preferences. Tension dissolves, leaving only comfort and well-being behind.

  • $145 for 50 minutes
    $230 for 80 minutes
    $290 for 100 minutes
Deep Tissue Massage

This treatment is recommended for those who regularly receive massage and who enjoy intense bodywork. Specialized, focused techniques reach deep muscle layers, and address points of attachment as well as the belly of the muscles. These techniques tend to be slow and coordinated with deep breathing.

  • $170 for 50 minutes addressing two or three areas
    $260 for 80 minutes a full-body massage
    $310 for 100 minutes
Hands, Feet & Scalp

If a full-body massage is not for you, try this relaxing treatment. The hands, feet and scalp are rich in nerve endings and acupuncture points, yet they are often neglected. Begin with a luscious aromatherapy scalp massage, followed by nurturing massage for your hardworking hands and feet.

  • $145 for 50 minutes
Head, Neck & Shoulders

Give your stiff neck and tight shoulders a break and you’ll feel better all over. This focused massage releases tension and restores comfort to this typically tense area. (Not a full-body massage.)

  • $145 for 50 minutes
Lymphatic Treatment

Extremely light, sequenced strokes stimulate the movement of lymphatic fluid, thereby cleansing the body. Excellent for reducing pain, fluid retention, chronic inflammation, sinus conditions, headaches and sprains.

  • $145 for 50 minutes
    $230 for 80 minutes
    $290 for 100 minutes
Muscle Melt for "Road Warriors"
Unwind completely with a treatment developed in Thailand to ease aches and pains of battle-weary warriors. Warm herbal pouches are firmly pressed into muscles to ease every inch of your body. Traditional Thai massage with lemongrass oil, combined with other massage techniques, releases any lingering tension, resulting in a calmed mind and a body that’s ready to go out and conquer the world.
 
  • $170 for 50 minutes
    $260 for 80 minutes
    $310 for 100 minutes
Neuromuscular Therapy

NMT is excellent for the reduction of chronic complaints such as sciatica, headaches, shoulder pain and other painful conditions that aren’t responding to traditional therapy. NMT is precise soft-tissue therapy with the purpose of releasing hyper-contraction and spasms in the soft tissue, eliminating trigger points that cause pain and restoring postural alignment and flexibility. Each service includes a measurement of the skeletal frame and an assessment of postural patterns with specific manual therapy to the problem areas. You will be provided with information to help you continue the process of positive change at home. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.

  • $270 for 75 minutes
Shiatsu
Relax, energize, awaken. Your therapist uses thumbs, fingers and palms to stimulate the body’s energy system, applying pressure to acupoints and along meridians to balance yin and yang. Shiatsu is a deeply pleasurable whole-body tune-up. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.
 
  • $145 for 50 minutes
    $230 for 80 minutes
    $290 for 100 minutes
Shirodhara

This is a classic ayurvedic treatment designed to induce a state of meditation as it profoundly calms the nervous system. Your forearms, hands, lower legs and feet are massaged in traditional fashion. An Indian balancing bowl is used on your feet, and marma points are addressed to balance the energies of the body. The therapist directs a stream of warm herb-infused oil over the third eye and forehead to de-stress the mind and emotions, then massages the oil into hair and scalp, which nourishes as it soothes.

  • $170 for 50 minutes
Sports Massage for Peak Performance

Enhance your performance in your sport or workout! The goals of sports massage are to improve athletic endurance, lessen the chance of injury and shorten the time needed to recover from an event, training session or injury. Please wear loose-fitting shirt and shorts. Treatments can focus on the following:

  • Cool Down Received ideally within two hours of a workout to alleviate delayed-onset muscle soreness. 50 minutes.
  • Restorative Designed to increase range of motion, improve flexibility and reduce risk of injury. 50, 80 or 100 minutes.
  • Rehabilitative Addresses injury and the ongoing effects of repetitive use. 50, 80 or 100 minutes.
  • $170 for 50 minutes
    $260 for 80 minutes
    $310 for 100 minutes
Watsu – Aquatic Massage

Float comfortably in a pool of warm water while a therapist uses massage techniques to soften muscles, stretch tissues and open energy pathways. As your body dances and sways through the water, it reaches a state of relaxation so deep that the mind can follow. From this space, a freedom of awareness encourages and allows healing to occur. Watsu® is exceptionally effective in addressing stress, chronic back pain, orthopedic limitations, arthritis, sleep disorders, fibromyalgia, range of motion issues and therapies involving emotional release. This is a profound, holistic body experience unlike any other. Swimwear required.

  • $170 for 50 minutes