Archive for October, 2010

Changing Seasons at Juniper Spa

Friday, October 1st, 2010

The winds of autumn brought a new massage therapist to our Juniper Spa – Darren Christensen.  Actually, Darren is a returning staff member of Zion Ponderosa Ranch and knows the resort, activities, and people well.  He’s happy to be back here and the area with the fresh air, beauty, and the magic of the mountains.

During his first tour at Zion Ponderosa, Darren experienced a minor injury of a pulled muscle.  This led him to the Juniper Spa where the massage therapist worked on his injury.  To his surprise, the work helped him sleep that night and he woke up the next morning without pain.  This was where the idea to follow this path began.  As he pursued this new career, he found that Jeremy, the massage therapist here at Zion Ponderosa became a mentor and helped him through school when he was a student at Utah College of Massage Therapy.

Following his graduation in October of 2007, Darren flew to Hawaii to begin his career in style.  On Maui he worked for both The Whaler Maui Resort and the Napili Kai Beach Resort.  In 2008 Darren returned to Utah where he began working with a few chiropractic offices in the Salt Lake City area.  Through this work he found a passion and desire to serve others through massage that offers relief of pain and aids in healing.

After our peak season came to an end and our Juniper Spa massage therapist moved on, our manager contacted Darren and invited him to return to Zion Ponderosa.  He accepted and arrived here just over a week ago.  With a servant’s heart, Darren dove into work the day after he arrived.

To complement our fall lodging specials, during the month of October Darren is offering the Warm Desert Stone Massage for $99 and a special couple’s massage combination.

Fall into Juniper Spa this autumn!