Elegant chandeliers sparkle above Salon Tres Ci's spacious hardwood floors, illuminating black-and-white hair stations and pedicure thrones framed by a contemporary Eiffel Tower mural. Chic and lively, the salon's interior decor spills into private facial rooms, where periwinkle walls, plush beds, and porcelain sink bowls hold court. The salonkeepers, who are highly trained in cutting and coloring, revitalize weathered locks with Brazilian blowouts, haircuts, and highlights. Focused on earth-friendly actions, Salon Tres Ci?s staff utilizes Aveda products?with hair colors derived from 97% plant-based ingredients?and participates in Earth Month as well as Mother Earth?s annual Star Wars?themed holiday party.
Most Popular Service: Massage
Brands Used: Sanitas
Minimum Age Requirement: 21
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Andrea, the director at Serenity On St. Paul Day Spa, enjoys making people feel good by helping them look their best. She leads a team of aestheticians and therapists who offer facials, massages, waxing, and nail care. She often has them combine their services into spa packages, which invite guests to spend a few hours within the spa's luxurious confines as they enjoy skin treatments and massages with a side of decadent treats, such as champagne, chocolate truffles, or air that was once breathed by a Broncos player.
Potted herbs and blooming flowers surround Apothecary Tinctura's doorway. This flora often mixes into the shop's essential oils, perfumes, teas, and tinctures. Herbalists consult with clients to determine their needs before custom-mixing medicinal blends to treat issues ranging from allergies to thyroid imbalances.
Natural healing methods also come into play in an on-site spa, where practitioners tone skin with Dr. Hauschka facials, work on the body with delicate acupuncture needles, and massage tense muscles. Hypnotherapy and reiki sessions are also available to restore cognitive and energy balances.
What began as a teenage interest in yoga and meditation eventually inspired Sarah Sazama to study Thai massage?in Thailand. She believes wholeheartedly in the healing power of touch, and at Metta Massage of Denver, her massage sessions are meant to heal not just the body but boost the mind as well. As she tugs her clients' limbs into stretches during Thai massage, she aims to relieve tension and restore flexibility while fostering peace of mind and calmness. For integrative massage, she draws from an arsenal of techniques?soothing Swedish strokes or more intensive ministrations of trigger-point release, for example?whatever might help with her client's issues, whether its sciatic pain or tension in the shoulders from waving at every plane that goes by.
Instead of holing up in a strip mall right on top of a loud highway, Davis Therapeutic Massage sets up shop inside a 1970s art-deco-inspired location with free parking. There, licensed massage therapist Madeline—who has more than a decade of experience—helps clients relax and eases pain with a variety of massage treatments. Her ever-popular Swedish modality reduces stress, and her neuromuscular massages provide detailed treatment to help clients recover from an injury or other medical condition. Prenatal massages can help a mother-to-be relax as she connects with her growing baby and deals with the vagaries of pregnancy, and with doctor approval, Madeline will make house calls for women on bed rest.
As a natural-born artist with a passion for drawing and painting, Candace Walker felt that becoming a skincare specialist was a natural choice. She now relies on her keen artistic eye and her extensive training as an aesthetician and massage therapist while she treats clients at Pure Elegance Spa. Her goal is to empower visitors by revealing their skin's naturally youthful radiance. Specialized facial treatments can help cleanse the pores, minimize signs of inflammation, or even target the blemishes commonly associated with aging skin. The spa's microdermabrasion sessions and chemical peels similarly even out the cheekbones' tone and texture while stimulating new cell growth and revealing the healthy skin just beneath the surface. For full-body care, Candace even offers exfoliating salt and sugar scrubs in addition to therapeutic massages, which use various modalities?including everything from Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure to neuromuscular therapy and energy-balancing Reiki techniques?to alleviate mental and physical tension.