Ann Patton has been in the spa and hospitality industry for more than 30 years and is now gracing her expertise on the Valley at Carefree’s year-old CIVANA, an approachable resort grounded in a holistic approach to wellness. “I believe in the mind-body-spirit connection and I knew early on, when the spa industry was just starting to take off, that spas would become an integral and important part of the wellness culture for generations to come,” Patton says. She believes that there is a rampant epidemic of stress affecting people today, and self-care measures are vital for those of all generations. “The treatments can leave a lasting impression on their well-being,” she says. In addition to myriad skincare, massage and body treatments to highlight one’s external beauty, CIVANA also offers guests a variety of fitness and movement, wellness, culinary and lifestyle classes so guests can bring self-care to their everyday lives and long after their check-out time.