By Annette Velarde

Today’s definition of success is something far beyond money and power; it is a holistic experience of wellness that permeates every aspect of our lives. Our understanding of this deepens as we grow to become sensitive and responsive to all the dimensions of our minds, bodies, and spirits. In Park City, “vacation,” “wellness,” and “success” are easily intertwined. One well-traveled path to experiencing a Park City well-cation is by visiting one of the élite destination spas that design meaningful experiences that promote spiritual, emotional and physical wellbeing.

99aMindfulness — living in the present moment, conscious of the unique tapestry of our whole selves — is the core philosophy of Sugati Spa and Wellness located on Park City’s historic Main Street at the Main + SKY. In the ancient language of Sanskrit, Sugati means, “moving into wellness, bliss, and higher insight.” The name is perfect for this spa — just one step into this space fills you with reverence and gratitude. Sugati offers a full-service spa menu of esthetics, body treatments, massage, energy work, Ayurvedic therapies and traditional Japanese soaking tubs. The spa takes clients deeper into detoxification and recovery with medical-grade far-infrared saunas, juice cleanses, sound healing, and life coaching. Clients can also enjoy an indoor lap pool, whirlpool, and stillness relaxation rooms. Sugati’s skincare products are 99bmeticulously researched to be organic and chemical- free. Their organic fresh juices are made in house and are cold- pressed and unpasteurized to guarantee living enzymes and optimal health benefits. Sugati’s premier program is The Ultimate Yogi Ayurvedic Cleanse which spans three weeks: one week of preparation and health analysis by an Ayurvedic practitioner followed by a week-long workshop (including daily group events, catered meals, and restorative yoga) followed by another week of personalized assistance to help incorporate what you’ve learned into everyday life. This, along with many other customized well-being experiences offers life-changing results. Individuals, couples, groups, and private parties are all welcome.

100bAt Zanté Spa, located within a warm and inviting environment at the base of Deer Valley, you will find the best that Eastern and Western therapeutic modalities have to offer. The spa’s owner has learned through first-hand experience that treatments such as acupuncture, reiki, shamanic healing, yoga and chakra balancing are astonishingly effective while leaving the body whole and unpolluted by chemicals. She now brings these ancient and scientifically proven practices, as well as state-of-the-art natural skincare practices such as MicroPen™, to Zanté’s clients. The Zanté Spa team of expertly-trained and holistic acupuncturists, therapists, and cutting edge estheticians collaborate to bring you an individualized experience that meets your unique needs. Zanté seeks to teach its clients how to heal themselves … and isn’t that what it’s all about?

103aAt Waldorf Astoria Spa, wellness is approached holistically with an emphasis on maintaining a healthy lifestyle through education, motivation and relaxation. Highly-trained professionals offer a well-rounded menu of spa treatments that focus on skin care and muscle relaxation, as well as a full array of wellness sessions 103bexploring the mind, body, and spirit connection. Their comprehensive wellness program includes workshops and seminars in stress reduction, the mind connection, creating balance and achieving fitness goals. A custom-designed fitness center features Techno-gym Kinesis, strength-training equipment, treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical cross-trainers, and free weights. The weekly schedule of classes include cycling, yoga, kickboxing, mat Pilates, tabata and cardio. Waldorf Astoria’s Spa is a tranquil setting that will relax, renew, and revive your body and spirit.

105Dr. Renato Saltz, world-renowned Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, recognizes that the operating table alone may not maintain the youthful appearance we all want. “The idea behind Saltz Plastic Surgery & Spa Vitoria is to put together a group of medical professionals who offer pre-operative evaluations, surgical treatments and post-operative treatments and care for every patient in all aspects,” said Saltz. One of Spa Vitoria’s most popular treatments is Thermage®. This radio frequency procedure helps restore a more youthful appearance by stimulating the production of collagen, which effectively promotes tightening and smoothing of our facial or neck skin. Spa Vitoria also offers non-invasive body sculpting treatments. One of the most revolutionary is CoolSculpting®, a procedure that uses a precisely controlled cooling method to target, chill and destroy fat cells without damage to neighboring tissue. Stubborn pockets of fat literally melt away over the following few months. Neither Thermage nor CoolSculpting® requires down time, so they won’t interrupt your vacation activities, and you’ll return home looking better than when you left.

A Park City vacation is typically all about outdoor activities. However, more and more visitors are learning about the destination holistic health spas located here, and choosing to spend at least part of their time improving their whole being — mind, body, and soul. This is evidence that life-balance has become a priority for the informed: the yin of action, the yang of relaxation — both are necessary in order to experience life to the fullest. Namaste.