Time spent in Sedona is more than a vacation; it’s also a long-term investment in wellness.
Long regarded by Native Americans as sacred, Sedona continues to be recognized as a place of healing and spiritual renewal. Many come to experience the famed vortexes that are conducive to meditation and self-exploration.
Yet even those not pursuing a metaphysical agenda reap the benefits of Sedona’s therapeutic atmosphere. Whether the energy originates from vortexes or just the sheer staggering natural beauty and clean forest air perfumed by pinion pines and Arizona cypress, this is a healthy place to be.
Start with the physical activity. Sedona has a way of pulling people outdoors. With over 300 miles of trails winding through scenic canyons, alongside musical creeks and around magnificent red rock formations, it’s almost impossible not to go for a hike. And walking is among the very best exercise for humans, reducing the risk of heart disease, improving blood pressure and enhancing mental well being. Sedona’s 4,500-feet elevation adds just the right amount of spice to any workout.
Once you’ve whetted your appetite, you’ll have plenty of healthy dining options, including numerous restaurants that serve delicious vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and locally raised dishes. Don’t forget to schedule some time at a spa. Beyond the gentle pampering of facials, wraps and scrubs, each facility offers a range of health-restoring massage and therapy techniques.
With muscles soothed and tensions released, you’re ready to melt into a comfortable, quiet bed. Don’t be surprised if you experience some of the most restful nights of your adult life in Sedona. One of the benefits of playing like a kid is that you get to sleep like one. Now who’s ready for the next day’s adventure?