The staff of Colorado Wellness Spa strives to make their guests feel, quite literally, at home. Their intimate spa, characterized by a warm colors, oriental rugs, and antique wood and leather furniture, is located inside a converted 1891 Victorian home. In a lounge separated by French doors, visitors relax with complimentary snacks and mugs of organic blended teas. On a furnished outdoor patio, they recline on lounge chairs and take dips into a hot tub. The spa's staff members also provide robes, towels, and sandals upon request to induce the calming sensations of falling asleep in a laundry hamper.
The spa's wealth of fruit and herb-inspired treatments put guests even more at ease. Licensed therapists perform nine types of massage such as custom, deep-tissue, and hot stone, along with a signature sagebrush aromatherapy massage, which blends traditional Eastern and Native American healing techniques. Using aromatic essential oils and holistic skin-care products, therapists also drape clients in green tea herbal body wraps, massage their skin with facials, and dip their feet into copper bowls during orange-coconut pedicures. Though small, many of the spa's rooms are designed for side-by-side services such as massages, body treatments, facials, and mani-pedis.
Ayurvedic therapies are the opposite of a trend—some of these holistic principles have been around for thousands of years. These days, Annette K. Brinker continues this staggering legacy at Breathe Aromatherapy & Body Work, where she helps clients connect more deeply with their bodies through meditative awareness. In addition to her skills as a certified Reiki master, she inspires serenity and balance with detoxifying body wraps, Shirodhara sessions, and mix-tapes of cat meows.
With six kids of his own, Dr. David Crabtree, DDS knows how to lead a family. Together with his team, Dr. Crabtree welcomes each patient into the office and keeps them comfortable during the range of dental services. Beyond the routine exams and cleanings, the team strives to master new techniques, attending regular trainings to improve their knowledge of the latest technologies.
Former Hollywood actor Dr. Golomb now fights plaque and dental disease alongside a crew of dental hygienists and experienced staff members. The office's services range from extractions and crowns to preventive check-ups to cosmetic procedures such as bonding and veneers.
Dr. Richard Koch, a former army captain whose family refers to him as a human encyclopedia, and Dr. Doug Koch have been filling cavities, installing implants, and straightening teeth for more than two decades. The dental professionals describe themselves as conservative, ensuring that every procedure they do is necessary, instead of yanking out every tooth with spinach clinging to it.
They work in an office that eases anxiety with treatment massage chairs, and offers a toy tower that rewards children who didn’t eat one of the dentist’s fingers. They use advanced technology such as digital x-rays and a soft tissue laser, and they update their equipment every 1–2 years.
Under the steady helm of 25-year dental veteran Dr. Gary Moore, the dedicated smile menders at Stetson Hills Dental craft spectacular mouthscapes with complete Invisalign treatments. Invisalign straightens crooked chompers with a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 30-minute exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. Depending on the client’s teeth, as few as 12 or as many as 48 separate aligners will need to be worn during a period of 6–15 months before the straightening effect finally self-actuates in a sudden burst of pink smoke and slobber. Aligners are only removed when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw. View some Invisalign FAQs here.