When Susan Lange’s massage therapist suggested she try watsu, Lange knew as much about the therapy as most people—nothing. “We’re kind of obscure,” Lange says with a laugh, referring to the watsu community she now considers herself a member of. The therapy, whose name is derived from “water” and “shiatsu,” blends ancient Japanese finger massage with the restorative properties of warm water. In heated pools, therapists fully support their clients as they administer a combination of massage, stretching, and instant-rice-cooking techniques. After her first watsu experience, Lange writes, “I felt like I was dancing, floating, flying and being nurtured all at once."
Today, Lange shares this experience with others in the yurt she and her husband built in the meadow adjoining their home. Inside this yurt is a 15-foot circular pool filled with 4 feet of warm water. Once they have waded in, clients can strap on narrow floatation devices to assist Lange as she guides them through the water. As she performs the massage, Lange gently strikes Tibetan singing bowls drifting alongside her in the water, creating a soundscape to further soothe the senses.
Spend some quality time not talking to your sweetie with the Be My Valentine special, which includes a couple's massage, bottle of wine, and complimentary rose ($199) in Beau Visage's handsome and spacious couple's massage room. Facial fans can try out a Fountain of Youth hydrating facial ($125) or an Under the Sea Facial ($125) with seaweed, cultivated from France's Bethany Coast, that contains 1,000 times more vitamins and minerals than anything grown in soil. Those looking to infiltrate high school to write the exposé that will seal their journalistic futures can peel away layers of dead face skin with a glycolic peel ($50) or a medical-grade peel ($120–$160). If you're more in the mood for a massage, a 90-minute European hot-stone therapy session ($120) will increase your relaxation and improve your blood flow with the penetrating heat of smooth basalt rocks. You can also cocoon yourself with a Slender Quest Body Wrap ($95) and emerge a firm, toned, sexy butterfly. Dudes, meanwhile, can enjoy being King for a Day (one of the Valentine's Day specials) with a gentlemen's facial and a sandalwood aromatherapy massage ($129). Beau Visage also offers airbrush tanning, microdermabrasion, men's body services, photorejuvenation, and more.
Attend to spinal discomforts with a massage session tailored to problem areas. The 60-minute treatment relieves discomforts with Swedish, deep-tissue, myofascial and neuromascular therapies, as well as joint range-of-motion techniques. The two-fold healing fest continues with the ion detox foot soak. Baste tired toes into a briny broth of mineral sea salts to flush out toxins and energize the blood. With more than 200 large pores, the feet are a natural place to detox, and due to that, you should drink lots of water before and after treatment. Benefits of the podiatric plunge-and-purge can include relief for muscle aches and joint pains, a boost in immunity and energy levels, and faster healing of soft-tissue injuries sustained after being mistaken for an un-tender cut of meat.
The vision for A Peaceful Journey Relaxation Center is to create a 'Get-Away-From-It-All' environment that embraces the highest intention of ultimate service for every individual who crosses our threshold. Further, our vision embraces an attitude of 'Aloha,' or 'Love,' in all its endeavors to create this self-same character
Most Popular Service: Zerona, Infra-Slim, Whole-Body Vibration
Brands Used: Zerona, YOLO Curve, Infra-Slim, Image Skincare
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Call ahead for an appointment. Yoga or stretch pants and a T-shirt are ideal for an Infra-Slim treatment.
Do you agree with the phrase "beauty is on the inside?" Why or why not?
We think beauty is both internal and external. When you feel beautiful on the inside, you exude that beauty outside. Taking care of yourself inside and out is so important. We offer services such as Zerona, facials, microdermabrasion, and laser hair removal to help with the outer beauty?but we also offer chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, ionic foot detoxes, and more to help clients take care of themselves on the inside as well.
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
We love the Zerona treatments. We've been providing Zerona treatments for almost five years now, and our clients have seen life-changing results in that time. People are skeptical when they come in, but thrilled when they leave. The Zerona laser does exactly what it is FDA-approved to do?shrink fat cells. When the treatments are provided correctly and with the proper support, it's amazing what Zerona can do for clients' bodies in a short amount of time. Our laser providers are certified, experienced, and meticulous in giving these treatments and in providing information to maximize client results. We're extremely proud of our facility, the team of professionals we've put together, and the results our clients get.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
We hear daily how thrilled clients are from treatments. For example, first thing this morning, a client called to say that she was "strutting around her house feeling sexy." She was wearing a pair of pants to work today that she hasn't fit in for the past four years, and she just wanted to share that with us. She isn't even finished with her Zerona package she signed up for. Calls and remarks like that happen daily for us, and we all enjoy celebrating right along with our clientele.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are not a chain and you are not a number to us. We also aren't a company that just started offering Zerona to take advantage of the trend. We are a small, family-owned-and-operated business that was one of the first Zerona providers in the state of Colorado. We make every client who walks in the door feel pampered and special. It's a warm, comfortable, friendly environment, and we take great pride in the care we provide.
At Journey to Natural Health, licensed massage therapists and estheticians operate with a single goal: returning clients to a place of optimal health and wellness. Their versatile service menu allows them to treat an assortment of complaints?blemished skin, achy bones, and sluggish spirits, to name a few. Relaxing massages, for example, can alleviate stress, while therapeutic ones aim to relieve pain. Estheticians seek to refresh skin with body treatments like the Soin Velours, which includes full-body exfoliation and a citrus-infused firming body fluid that's massaged into the skin. There's also a whole slate of facials, administered with naturally derived Yonka Paris products, to combat blemishes and other imperfections. And on top of that, energy-healing treatments like reiki and energy balancing help clients feel in tune with themselves and the minstrels who follow them in lockstep.