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AUG 2019

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August 2019 • dayspamagazine.com 43 COURTESY CIVANA The Distinction Nestled in the Sonoran Desert just outside of Scottsdale, Arizona, the spa at CIVANA boasts views of Black Mountain, which are most stunning at sunset. Converted from an opera house, the two-story structure was designed with sustainability in mind, from the graywater plumbing and low-fl ow fi xtures to energy-effi cient lighting and low-maintenance landscaping. "A clean, mid-century aesthetic creates a harmonious 'modern desert' look grounded in a strong connection to nature," adds spa director Sheila Bracewell. "The monochromatic color palette provides a visual sense of calm, and the entrance features a garden based on the Native American medicine wheel concept, which is divided into four segments representing one of the four directions through color and plants." The spa also emphasizes healing through water with its Aqua Vitality Circuit, boasting hot and cold pools, a refreshing waterfall shower and fi ve-climate KLAFS Sanarium. Every experience begins with the grounding ritual of "taking the waters"—an ancient tradition of physical and energetic healing, cleansing and rejuvenation. Capturing Clientele To attract guests—80 percent tourists and 20 percent locals—the spa pays close attention to what services are most popular, and adjusts the menu accordingly. For instance, CIVANA has created service offerings for groups, as well as added more body, combined and express treatments. "We try to accommodate individual needs; everyone's personal wellness journey

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