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 seven chemical peels, six facials, and a full lineup of waxing treatments.
Meanwhile, licensed massage therapist, Jodi Alston, who has also been nationally certified for the past 8 years, performs customized massages tailored to clients' needs. She combines a range of modalities that include Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology techniques. She blends gentle, flowing strokes with targeted deep pressure, aiming to leave clients feeling less pain and more relaxed and balanced.
Joy Hewitt Kind and Regina Rodriguez both have a personal passion for helping women in need. Channeling the healing powers of acupuncture and massage, respectively, the two have come together to create Harmony's Family Cooperative, an all-encompassing holistic care center that houses Comfort & Joy Oriental Medicine and helps women relax with massage and acupuncture sessions designed specifically for them. The spa aims to ease the burden on mothers and mothers-to-be through treatments that address fertility problems, postpartum issues, and malaise from the stress of early motherhood, as well as fending off any hired muscle from unpaid storks. They also teach classes that prepare expectant mothers and help keep them level-headed through the early months after giving birth.
Alivio Massage Therapy offers treatments designed to relieve everything from physical pain to emotional blockage. The goal is to restore and maintain balance in the body, and Alivio Massage Therapy does so with custom massages that incorporate deep-tissue, neuromuscular, and myofascial release therapies. Another avenue toward balance is the studio?s raindrop therapy, as well as a technique called access consciousness ?the bars? treatment?a scalp treatment that focuses on 32 predetermined spots on the head that, when touched, release emotional blockage. A cherry on top, so to speak, is the complimentary shot of raw juice that the studio offers, which can be sipped or used to turn some weeds into a field of fruits, vegetables, and vitamin tablets.
Soco Salon and Spa’s stylists, colorists, makeup artists, and aestheticians have some heavy-duty weaponry. Armed with products from Kerastase, L'Oreal Professional, and Vital Therapy, they ably do battle with untamable tresses, blemishes, and muscle knots to render more radiant and relaxed clients.
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.
When she sees an imbalance in the body, Ginette Slaiher looks through more than one lens. She's a licensed massage therapist, acupuncturist, and has a background in personal training—careers that all come into play at Acussage Wellness. Ginette's primary goal is to restore the body to a balanced, healthy state, and her approach varies according to each client. She might combine massage modalities such as Swedish or deep tissue with a prescription of Chinese herbs, or conduct an acupuncture session to redirect the client's flow of energy. Her more obscure treatments include cupping, moxibustion, and auricular medicine, which stimulates pressure points on the ears to target health concerns elsewhere. These services strive to combat ailments from chronic pain and migraines, to allergies, sinus issues, and coping with stress. Additionally, Ginette practices structural therapy, a school of bodywork that corrects posture and skeletal misalignments.