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Based on the Gila River Indian Community in Chandler, Ariz., luxurious Aji Spa draws from the land’s history and the stories of the local Pima and Maricopa tribes for their healing philosophies. Aji means sanctuary in the Pima language — the word stems from nearby Aji Mountain, a haven for women and children during times of war. The spa recreates the serenity of this sanctuary, using Native American healing techniques along with more traditional spa treatments. Ancient techniques designed and practiced by Pima and Maricopa caregivers - such as the Thoachta healing treatment, which includes a gentle massage and traditional healing techniques — are highlights from the spa’s extensive menu. Respect for the land and the tribe continues in the interior décor, architecture and artwork throughout the facility, creating a world-class and one-of-a-kind spa experience.