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Wellness

Wellness Oasis in Scottsdale

Talking Stick Resort

nown for its world-class amenities and accommodating staff, Talking Stick Resort is the premiere destination for wellness travel. The AAA Four Diamond property is independently owned and operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and is located in Scottsdale, Ariz. It has 496 deluxe rooms, 12 restaurants and lounges, a nearly 300,000-square-foot casino, two nearby championship golf courses, more than 113,000 square feet dedicated to indoor/outdoor meeting space, a spa and four pools. The venue touts the perfect blend of entertainment and relaxation options, offering everything from headline acts in its 650-seat Showroom to a pool area complete with luxury cabanas and various opportunities to unwind. The Spa... Nestled on the resort’s 14th floor, The Spa at Talking Stick Resort features signature treatments that cater to the mind, body and soul and also pay homage to the culture of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Featuring raw Pima cotton poultice, The Spa’s signature Peaceful Healing treatment includes a soothing rhythmic pressure, warm oils and steaming desert herbs that put the body at ease. The River Walk treatment relieves achy muscles thanks to the use of heated stones harvested from Arizona’s Salt Rivers. To improve emotional health, diminish physical pain and restore balance, the experts at The Spa at Talking Stick Resort offer cranial sacral therapy. Spa providers use light but firm hand placements that extend from the lower spine to the top of head, alleviating trauma and injury. The Reiki massage, which is also offered onsite, stimulates the immune system and has been known to improve sleep quality, increase energy and reduce stress. Vacationers can also take advantage of Talking Stick Resort’s 24-hour fitness center. The state-of-the-art facility

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includes elliptical, bikes, weight machines, treadmills and floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing fitness buffs to enjoy breathtaking views of the Sonoran Desert as they complete their routine. Delicious Food Additionally, the resort offers fare less than 600 calories. Dishes include a Skuna Bay salmon entrée at Orange Sky, the property’s culinary jewel; baked salmon with apple compote and quinoa at Wandering Horse Buffet, a restaurant featuring a wide selection of meals on the casino floor; a Mediterranean chicken salad at Black Fig Bistro, an express service that offers appetizers and soups; a big shrimp cocktail at Ocean Trail, a 19seat Cajun food bar; Thai salad at Blue Coyote, a restaurant boasting a casual dining experience; grilled Atlantic salmon with steamed broccoli and brown rice at The ARENA Poker Room, the largest poker room in Arizona; and ensalada mixta at Blue Coyote Cantina, an eatery showcasing a southwestern-inspired menu. With its array of health-conscious dining options, invigorating spa treatments and entertainment offerings, Talking Stick Resort is the ultimate destination for wellness travel. Visit: www.TalkingStickResort.com.

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