Licensed aesthetician Sherri Trudell knows how to bring out the best in skin. Using advanced chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, LED therapy, and good, old-fashioned facials, she rids complexions of dead skin cells and tear-smeared clown makeup. In addition to her skin treatments, Trudell draws upon her skills as a licensed Novalash technician to add length and volume to lashes.
More than 25 years ago, licensed massage therapist and single mom Peggy Irvin was facing the challenges of raising two children on her own. Despite her personal struggles, Irvin dedicated her life to making other people more comfortable. She founded the original Body Massage Wellness Spa as a massage-only establishment, but through creativity and determination, has assembled a team of highly trained professionals and designed a space that is as soothing as the spa treatments on offer.
Guests sip warm cups of tea before a fragrant aromatherapy or deep-tissue massage, then head to a private room for a facial, Zerona laser body-contouring session, or Botox or Juvederm injection. During manicures, guests sit in cushy high-backed leather chairs facing wooden room dividers whose mirrored panels are ideal for admiring newly polished fingers or seeing how long you can make eye contact with yourself before it gets weird. To further banish quotidian stress, Irvin has outfitted the reception area with tranquil beige and blue-green earth tones and an abundance of plants.
Sesen Skin Body Wellness takes its name from the ancient Egyptian word for lotus flower—a symbol recognized throughout that culture for its relation to rebirth and beauty. Thousands of years later, the wellness center works to keep this meaning alive by combining a holistic methodology with med-spa-quality equipment. Recognized for its facials by both CBS Local and CityVoter, Founder Stacy Webb's integrated approach has resulted in an impressive service menu that boasts an array of services, such as skin care, acupuncture, energy healing, and massage. Guests may indulge in skin-soothing facials that quench, detoxify, or soften surfaces or lose inches while relaxing in a contour body wrap. Those looking to minimize appearances of fine lines may opt for unique treatments such as dermaplaning for fine-hair removal or radiancy microphototherapy, which promotes natural healing through the power of light and heat energy.
Within Asana Body Mind Hot Yoga’s cozy studio, overhead panels generate the heat that makes students sweat in temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius. Since each panel warms only the students and their mats—rather than the air itself—the heat can better penetrate their skin, encouraging healthy perspiration to oust bodily toxins.
Employing the skills he learned while studying in the Indian province of Kerala, studio director Jason Campbell leads yogis through series of poses during a variety of hot-yoga classes, helping them hone their internal rhythm and stretch their bodies while building peace of mind. Jason and the other instructors walk students through each pose and adjust their postures as needed as they bend and sway atop springy cork floors designed to minimize the impact on joints and keep students afloat on the sea of sweat. To encourage a sense of community within the studio, students are encouraged to socialize after class, and staffers serve shots of nutrient-rich wheatgrass juice upon request before and after each session.
Laser Beauty Works's certified laser specialists and licensed aestheticians boost each client's natural beauty with technologically enhanced skin therapies and cosmetic medical treatments. Patients relax in the comfort of a private treatment room as experienced techs use a Cutera laser system to zap hair follicles all over the body, and a built-in cooling tip keeps skin safe from the heat. The spa's aestheticians revive dull or mature faces with the infrared-light energy of a radiance-restoring Titan laser, which delivers infrared heat deep into skin to even tone and renew skin's natural glow. During dermaplaning sessions, a highly experienced aesthetician deeply exfoliates skin with a sterile surgical blade, sloughing off dry, dull skin to leave complexions sleeker than a naked mole rat zipping down a slip 'n' slide greased with canola oil.
When it comes to helping a client make positive adjustments, Changes of Cherry Creek doesn't restrict itself to just one methodology. For more than three decades, the spa has mixed science with holistic care in a manner that puts technology and human understanding on the same team.
On one end of the spa's spectrum, the hands of massage therapists and nail technicians caress achy muscles and embellish fingers and toes with manicures and pedicures. On the other end, the spa turns to computers, or at least experts who can speak in convincing robot voices. That willingness to utilize modern tools leads to the use of toning machines to make skin look younger, as well as lasers to zap away tufts of unwanted hair. The modernity even carries over to the decor—polished chrome coats the chairs, counters, and tables in the lobby.