Care well for yourself, so you can care better for those you love

Photo courtesy of Movara Spa | St. George News

FEATURE — Most of us know the enormous role that fitness and nutrition play in maintaining good health. Many people, however, tend to ignore the importance of relaxing and de-stressing. That doesn’t just mean saluting the sun or getting lost in our gorgeous red mountains, but also taking time to do things that make you feel special. Like massages. And facials. And body treatments. And acupuncture. And chiropractic. In other words: Treating yourself with the same respect and love that you treat everyone else.

Photo courtesy of Movara Spa | St. George News
Photo courtesy of Movara Spa | St. George News

Let’s face it — we all lead incredibly hectic lives. And most people put “me time” on the back burner. We’re so busy tending to others that we forget about ourselves. Not only does this deplete our energy, but it also interferes with our ability to give. After all, if we’re not there for ourselves, how can we be there for anyone else? When we take care of our health and lower our stress levels, our bodies perform better physically and psychologically. The end result is a stronger ability to do the things we love, and to be there for the people we love.

Taking time for yourself is not selfish. It’s smart.

Here at Movara we take self-care very seriously. Guests from around the globe come here not only to lose weight and gain muscle, but also to reclaim the self that can disappear in our daily routines. It’s not just about the daily hikes we offer, or our array of fitness classes, or our delicious, low-calories meals, or the individualized attention we lavish upon each guest. It’s also about our world-class spa.

The spa is just one reason so many guests keep coming back over and over. Some plan a four-week stay in advance; others, like Mike L., of Colorado Springs, essentially move in. Mike originally booked a two-week stay with us. When he arrived he was quiet and introverted; he pretty much kept to himself. Within seven days he was feeling so much better about himself—leaner and more confident—that he decided to extend his stay…for five months!

Helping our guests become stronger and more motivated to take care of their health is our passion, and we want to share that with the St. George community. That’s why we decided to extend our Day Spa hours so that our neighbors can come here, unwind, and bask in the wonderful Movara glow. Guests will not only have access to our team of professionals, who are passionate about wellness, but also enjoy our healthy, delicious meals for take-out. Our spa will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Call (435) 673-6600 to book an appointment, or feel free to stop by the resort in Ivins, right off the highway on the way to Kayenta.

WRITTEN BY: Cody Pickett, Movara Spa Manager

Cody Pickett, undated photo | Photo courtesy of Cody Pickett, St. George News
Cody Pickett, undated photo | Photo courtesy of Cody Pickett, St. George News

Cody has played a major role at Movara since the beginning. Cody does so much more than simply spa and retail and consistently goes above and beyond for guests.

Over the years, he has seen countless guest transformations and finds their personal achievements remarkable. Cody keeps active and loves outdoor sports. He enjoys hiking, trail running, biking, ultimate frisbee, and has completed the St. George Marathon five times. Cody also loves to play pickleball.

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