Dr. Jonathan W. Singer sees his career as a practice in treating not only the symptoms but also the causes of ailments. At The Natural Place, he oversees a staff of registered nurses, laser technicians, and licensed and certified paramedical aestheticians who subscribe to the same philosophy. Through their services, which include vibration therapy, the team can help to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with Parkinson's Disease, MS, and orthopedic problems. The clinic's aesthetic treatments, such as Botox, oxygen facials, and laser hair removal, help to boost confidence, and weight-management plans aim to produce healthy results in patients. Dr. Singer and his staff also perform Body Bronze sunless spray tans and intense pulsed light therapy (IPL), which can be used to diminish the appearance of spider and varicose veins as well the need to go to the disco.
Dr. Tim developed an interest in alternative medicine through his background in chiropractic, but he didn’t start there. In the mid-1990s, the recent grad was working at a pharmaceutical company during the day and moonlighting at a rehab center, all while suffering from debilitating allergies and chronic neck pain. Driven to distraction, he sought the help of a chiropractor, who swiftly got him off the pharmaceutical treatment and on to a more natural approach to health management. He made the life-changing decision to pursue a chiropractic degree for himself shortly afterward. Today, the good doctor encourages a lifestyle built on a five-pillar system of mind, nerves, nutrition, muscle, and detoxification.
The husband-and-wife team behind Wellness Spa on 5th Avenue knows firsthand how debilitating toxins can be. Bobbi Thompson attributes allergen sensitivities and weight challenges to her childhood mercury exposure from amalgam fillings and pesticides. Now a registered nurse and colon hydrotherapy practitioner, Thompson has dedicated her life to healing herself and others. Her spouse, Jerry Besing, can attest to her passion. After suffering a major health challenge in 2003, he became increasingly interested in detoxifying treatments, and took a wellness-coaching class at The School of Integrative Healing, directed by Thompson. He is now trained in services ranging from cellulite reduction to lymphatic drainage.
Each relaxing, impurity-targeting treatment takes place within a quaint, Victorian-style house. The crew also sells nontoxic pet products that keep dog, cats, and cherished pet rocks healthy without harming the environment.
The team at LoHi Lipo Laser, a certified Zerona Clinic, targets stubborn fat deposits during noninvasive laser slimming treatments. As clients recline on a treatment table or levitate in midair, low-level-laser diodes pass over the skin, sending light energy through fat-cell membranes and causing them to break down. Sessions come with neither the risks nor the downtime of surgery. Multiple appointments may be required to yield optimal results.
The clinic's menu of services also includes traditional chiropractics, massage, acupuncture, holistic nutrition, and schvitzes in the infrared sauna.
Within Red Rocks Banya's traditional Russian sauna, nothing has changed since medieval times. The steamy, wood-paneled banya is steeped in history as much as sweat—it harks back to a ritual that has opened pores and provided warmth in the icy Russian climes for centuries. The spa's rustic decor, punctuated with Russian nesting dolls and trinkets, heightens the sense of historicity. After an organic honey-mask treatment and a glass of organic herbal tea, clients can slip into the candlelit cold-plunge pool to cool down or easily remove the skin from tomatoes.
Many spas soothe their clients with the latest trends and relaxation techniques. Banya Spa, however, prefers a centuries-old tradition. An updated version of the ancient wooden Russian bath houses, the spa uses the power of steam and heat to cleanse and ease pain. A private mosaic-tiled steam room, heated marble benches, and wood-paneled saunas?with the option for wet or dry-salt heat?help to boost circulation and thaw the frozen burritos their users brought as snacks.
The heat-focused treatments also open up pores to help the occupants work up a healthy sweat, at least, until a subsequent cold-water plunge washes that sweat away and provides an invigorating jolt. Bodies can be further detoxified with a body scrub, which combines Colorado organic honey with natural sea salt to exfoliate and moisturize skin. As another way to lift tension from muscles and joints, the staff performs a variety of massages and sessions with a platza?a fragrant bundle of tree branches that's struck against the body to exfoliate the skin and open up the pores. Respiratory health can be improved with essential oils and aromatherapy, with or without heat.