Within the bright orange walls of Veranda Sun, 18 tanning beds and custom airbrush stations ensure all bodies that enter the award-winning establishment leave sporting a rich, coppery hue. Nine types of UV tanning beds treat patrons to swift sessions basking in high-intensity light for a long-lasting, full-body tan. A certified airbrush specialist covers pelts from head to toe in a BronzeFX solution for an instant UV-free tan that, like a lovelorn clock hand's longing for the number 3, deepens over the next 12 hours. For a more private tanning experience, the Mystic Tan booth requires only the push of a button to cover physiques in a choice of three shades. Flanking the front desk's sun-inspired mirror and array of leafy plants, a brigade of indoor tanning products, such as California Tan, Designer Skin, and Australian Gold, lines glass shelves to help clients achieve a coveted hue.
Knowledge is power and at Paul Morrison Colours it is no different. That’s why the salon's team of dedicated stylists are divvied up by skill level and commit themselves to hone their craft through continued education courses. In addition to keeping their shearing and styling skills sharp, the team achieves exceptional hairstyles by choosing Bumble and bumble, Kerastase, and Oribe products as well as staying abreast of the latest hair trends, such as Balyage highlighting and Easihair extensions. Bolstering the staff are two American Board Certified Haircolorists—one of whom is the owner and 35-year styling veteran, Paul—, each of whom can blend up a personalized hair hue that complements individual skin tone, facial features, and vestigial bison horns. The chic salon, decorated with geometric designs and exposed brick walls, also offers reduce rate services performed by new-talent associates, who are guided by the salon's experienced instructors.
?What I really like about Zen Shiatsu is it combines the effectiveness of acupuncture with the feel ? of a massage, so you get the best of both worlds.? This is how Boulder Zen Shiatsu founder Dale Hicks describes his unique treatments, which he learned in part from the creator of another style of shiatsu therapy. Similar to the way needles are used in acupuncture, Dale uses his fingers to manipulate energy flow through meridians, and he uses open hands?and elbows and knees?to knead muscles, a common practice in massage. For many clients, the result is comprehensive relief not just from muscular tension, but also from ailments such as low energy, poor digestion, and migraines. Dale has been practicing zen shiatsu for nearly 20 years, and in that time has learned to incorporate the healing techniques of his other areas of expertise, including yoga, tai chi, and band-aid application.
Salt Spa is operated by Dr. Nita Desai, a family physician, holistic medical doctor, and certified Ayurvedic practitioner who believes that halotherapy is as therapeutic as it is relaxing. It's certainly the latter: clients laze upon adjustable lounge chairs in the halotherapy cave, meditating or even napping as soft music plays in the dimly lit space. As they rest, their lungs absorb salted air, the purpose of which is to encourage mucus production and cilia function in order to expel pollens, viruses, and toxins from the body. The removal of stagnant mucus is also said to soften the effects of many chronic conditions, including asthma, sinusitis, allergies, and hay fever. The source of this therapeutic air is the two tons of salt that cover the walls and floor of the cave, plus the halogenerator, a device that grinds the compound into a dry aerosol that circulates throughout the room on tiny helicopters.
The loyal staffers at Finishing Touch Spa & Salon?many of whom have been at the salon-spa since its inception 30 years ago?beautify bodies in a soothing, tropical-theme atmosphere. On the salon floor, a consultation kicks off hair appointments before nationally certified Redken stylists shampoo strands, lop off locks, and then style them with a blow dryer or a ride in a convertible. In the spa's private treatment rooms, Finishing Touch?s Caribbean flair helps guests to leave the concrete world outside and escape to an oasis of soothing hues and tropical-island wall hangings as they prep for anti-aging facial treatments, mud wraps, body waxing, or massage-therapy services. Before treatments, guests are encouraged to sip complimentary beverages while guessing which of the spa?s ubiquitous plants have recently been shampooed.
Dr. Ida Pauline Rolf battled adversity as a woman in the field of science while striving to discover elusive solutions to chronic health problems. Her perseverance paid off, resulting in her eponymous discovery, Rolfing, which manipulates the connective tissues of the body to promote overall health and well-being. Today, The Rolfing Burds is only one of thousands of institutions to continue her legacy. Rolfers knead the soft tissues throughout the body with advanced and unique massage techniques, introducing manifold benefits to the body such as revitalizing energy, restoring lost flexibility, and alleviating pain. The benefits come from aligning the body with gravity's natural pull, which helps the body's natural healing processes work without hindrance.