Within Red Rocks Banya's traditional Russian sauna, nothing has changed since medieval times. The steamy, wood-paneled banya is steeped in history as much as sweat?it harks back to a ritual that has opened pores and provided warmth in the icy Russian climes for centuries. The spa's rustic decor, punctuated with Russian nesting dolls and trinkets, heightens the sense of historicity. After an organic honey-mask treatment and a glass of organic herbal tea, clients can slip into the candlelit cold-plunge pool to cool down or easily remove the skin from tomatoes.
The research staff at 7E—a medical-aesthetic company that prides itself on skincare innovations—designs noninvasive treatments that combat the effects of aging and bolster all-over wellness. Once staff members have perfected a solution, they share the fruits of their labors with clients at 7E Fit Spa. One of these many fruits is the Torc Plus, an FDA-approved body-contouring machine that works to deplete inches and bulk up muscles in bodies through electrical stimulation. The spa’s noninvasive face-lifts tighten visages while evening out skin tone, reducing puffiness, and increasing circulation, and saunas detoxify the body and relax clients with infrared heat shoplifted from the equator.
At Exquisite Salon and Spa, stylist Wendy cuts, colors, and styles hair. She and her fellow beauty professionals work their magic with an emphasis on calmness and relaxation—whether guests seek salon or spa services inside the gleaming white space, they're guaranteed a "quiet zone," complete with subtle music and soft conversation. Tanning services and Botox are also available for those who prefer to spruce up their looks and clear their heads at the same time.
Inside Exquisite Salon and Spa, pops of dark lilac and an occasional splash of red interrupt a sea of pristine white floors and furniture. The space also features spotless, private rooms dedicated to services such as steam baths, body treatments, and colon hydrotherapy.
Aesthetic specialists harness the power of light during photo-rejuvenation skin treatments and keep harmful rays at bay with spray tanning. In addition to enhancing facial features, permanent makeup artists hide flaws ranging from uneven pigmentation to scars. Stylists also beautify faces with traditional means such as makeup applications, haircuts, and highlights.
As a naturopathic doctor, Tom Demaro combines natural treatments and advanced technology to spark dramatic change in the body. Infra-Slim may be the most notable result of this innovative approach: Demaro fused the idea of pressure therapy, which has long been used to help patients suffering from circulatory problems, with infrared heat, which natural healing experts often call on for its detoxifying powers. The treatment is based on the idea that when fat cells heat up, they expand; add pressure to the mix, and the cell walls will burst, flushing their contents out through the body's lymphatic system. Infra-Slim is said to trim up to five inches from the waistline in as little as three sessions, a claim the center backs up on its website.
The husband-and-wife team behind Wellness Spa on 5th Avenue knows firsthand how debilitating toxins can be. Bobbi Thompson attributes allergen sensitivities and weight challenges to her childhood mercury exposure from amalgam fillings and pesticides. Now a registered nurse and colon hydrotherapy practitioner, Thompson has dedicated her life to healing herself and others. Her spouse, Jerry Besing, can attest to her passion. After suffering a major health challenge in 2003, he became increasingly interested in detoxifying treatments, and took a wellness-coaching class at The School of Integrative Healing, directed by Thompson. He is now trained in services ranging from cellulite reduction to lymphatic drainage.
Each relaxing, impurity-targeting treatment takes place within a quaint, Victorian-style house. The crew also sells nontoxic pet products that keep dog, cats, and cherished pet rocks healthy without harming the environment.