In Tucson: Balancing the Triangle of Life

It is late afternoon at Canyon Ranch, "America's first total vacation/fitness resort." The sun slants across the roofs of the patio homes strung out across the desert, tinting the Santa Catalina Mountains, lengthening the shadows of the giant saguaro cacti.

Inside the spa building, in a small windowless room, an uptight, burned-out, more-fat-than-fit East Coast Type A female is submitting to an herbal wrap. A cup of alfalfa-mint tea precedes mummification. She sweats to the faint chimes of "music to relax and meditate by." The East Coast Type A resents being told to relax....

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