Your At-Home Spa

At-Home Aromatherapy: How to Use Essential Oils

Written by 
Anne Fritz Linval
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Bonnie LaPlante

Experiencing the healing scents of essential oils can reduce anxiety, ease minor aches and pains and even get you (or your significant other) in the mood. Practicing at-home aromatherapy starts with understanding how to handle these powerful oils and which scents you may want to choose.

Relax and Recharge with a Bathing Ritual

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Jordan Barton, L.M.T.

While there’s a good chance you already have a bathing routine, what about a bathing ritual? Regularly getting in the bathtub simply to relax, be alone and feel the warmth of the water surrounding you can restore your mind, body and soul.

The Calming Effects of Candlelight

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Jordan Barton, L.M.T.

We tend to associate candles with festive, special occasions, but the calming effect of candlelight can be a simple yet sacred tool to help reduce daily stress and increase self-awareness. Turn off the world and tune into yourself with a flickering flame.

The Healing Benefits of Foot Soaks

Written by 
Anne Fritz Linval
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Jeannine Reilly-Ortega

Immersing your feet in a tub of warm water, even without anything extra in it, is a nice way to relax after a long day. A foot soak soothes your muscles, hydrates your skin and can relieve aches and pains due to standing for hours or walking in uncomfortable shoes.

The Health and Beauty Benefits of a Body Scrub

Written by 
Anne Fritz Linval
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Bonnie LaPlante

An essential for maintaining healthy, smooth skin, store-bought or homemade body scrubs are a must-have on your shower menu. The combination of cleansing, exfoliation and massage provides benefits that go beyond what a bar of soap can do.