Barbara and Clint, Hang Zen’s massage therapist and aesthetician, respectively, work to create an environment of pure pampering at their spa. From welcome refreshments to the aromatherapy fragrances in the air, they set a scene that soothes the senses and creates an escape from the stresses of the outside world. Barbara specializes in deep-tissue massage and myofascial release, therapies that focus on rooting out entrenched tension, whereas Clint makes his clients' skin glow brighter than a lightning bug’s brief self-esteem with facials and scrubs.
Barbara and Clint, the licensed massage therapist and aesthetician at Hang Zen, love to pamper their clients. When spa-goers walk through the door, refreshments are provided and a custom aromatherapy session begins, enhancing a hot-stone massage, facial, or wax. Clients can also refine their complexions with microdermabrasions, full-body salt scrubs, or mud wraps at this relaxing, full-service day spa.
Doctor of Chiropractic Sean Billings believes in the body?s natural ability to heal itself, but also knows that sometimes it needs a helping hand. He lends one by performing chiropractic adjustments and directing energy with acupuncture. To ensure that each patient receives the right care for his or her unique needs, Dr. Billings conducts personal-health analyses?a 52-point blood panel and analyses of urine and hair?to develop recommendations for nutritional supplements, diet, and therapeutic treatments. Then, with the aid of gentle chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture sessions, he helps his clients reach their wellness potential, easing maladies that range from migraines and whiplash to stress caused from long days at work and hourly yelling matches with one?s computer.
The massage therapists at Harmony Day Spa use Young Living Essential Oils products to soften and nourish skin during massages and smooth natural elements such as honey and New Zealand clay onto physiques during soothing body wraps. Patrons can also opt for facials that purify complexions with top-shelf products or waxing sessions that leave skin hairless and smooth.
Registered massage therapist Nicole Paulin undoes the detriments of stressful lifestyles with a combination of therapeutic and relaxing massages. Although she practices a range of modalities—such as Swedish, stretch, and prenatal massages—she specializes in deep-tissue work, delivering firm, cross-grain strokes to ease out deeply embedded muscle knots. She also travels to places of business, helping alleviate workplace-related soreness caused from poor posture and tension.
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.