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The Enduring Appeal of Escapism: A History of Wellness Retreats

Trying to get away from the stress of modern life is far from a modern phenomenon

Sarah Treleaven
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7 min readApr 16, 2019

TThe luxury spa Canyon Ranch turns 40 this year, capping off four decades in which it has grown from a single Tucson facility to an iconic high-end wellness chain.