A Visit to 7 Sedona Spas

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Certainly the setting couldn’t be more soothing. Reminiscent of a mountain cabin with exposed wood ceilings and a beautiful waterfall in the registration room, Therapy on the Rocks sits on the banks of Oak Creek. There’s a whirlpool on the redwood deck.

Most people seeking myofascial release spend one to three weeks receiving several treatments each day (accommodations not included). Prior to meeting with your therapist, you will fill out a form indicating the source of discomfort. Each treatment is unique. Therapy on the Rocks fills up months in advance for multi­week treatment programs, and weeks in advance for single sessions. Clients may schedule up to three introductory sessions; Sedona residents receive 50 percent off each introductory session.

Therapy on the Rocks 676 N. Hwy 89A (928-282-3002; www.myofascialrelease.com)

Spa Tips

Spas in Sedona tend to be busy, especially in peak tourist season, so aim to book your treatment at least one week in advance.

Arrive early to enjoy spa amenities such as saunas and hot tubs.

If you are a newcomer to spa treatments, notify your therapist or tell the receptionist at the time you schedule your visit. The spa personnel will be able to answer questions and tell you what to expect from your treatment. Make sure you tell your therapist about any allergies, recent injuries or health concerns.

If undressing for your treatment makes you shy, rest assured all your privates will remain covered during your treatment. Professional therapists use the utmost discretion when it comes to placing towels and turning the other cheek when it’s time for you to change sides. Some spas even will offer disposable swimsuits upon request.

Feel free to request a male or female therapist.

Average gratuities range from 15 to 20 percent.

Love the product your therapist used? Many spas have on-premises shops, which sell the products that are used at the spa.

Drink plenty of water after your treatment to continue flushing toxins from your system.

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