Set among ponderosas and snow-capped mountain peaks, Vail Cascade palpitates at the center of Colorado's mountain-recreation scene. About 5 miles east of the hotel, White River National Forest is awash with crystal-clear waters and flower-flecked meadows that sit below the towering Rocky Mountains. The 2.3-million-acre woodland plays host to innumerable wildlife habitats and recreational ventures, allowing travelers to take in fresh mountain breezes while biking, fishing, or stacking boulders. Travelers may also tote their tackle boxes to the nearby Vail Nature Center for fly-fishing tutorials, guided hikes, and photography classes in 7 acres of meadows.Dwarf evergreens, crocuses, and waterfalls lend to the meditative vibe at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, which retains its status as one of the highest-altitude botanical gardens in the world. After a day of alpine adventures, sylvan sojourners can stop at the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum to learn about the evolution of icy sports. On Wednesdays and Sundays, historic Vail Village walking tours branch out from the museum and wind throughout its notable thoroughfares.
Active Healing Massage Therapy’s goal is to make people feel good. Whether you are looking for a relaxing massage or if you have something that really needs to be worked out. We offer a variety of massages to help accommodate everyone. When you come to see us we will design a personal treatment plan to help you relax.
Located in Colorado's White River National Forest at the base of Vail Mountain, Vail is best known for its world-class skiing and its mountain's seven snow-filled back bowls. That said, the area presents an exhilarating backdrop for the summer as well, especially for mountain biking, horseback riding, and paragliding. Another summer draw is the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, less than a 10-minute walk from the lodge. After Memorial Day, you can take a guided tour through these mountaintop botanical gardens, waterfalls, and rock formations.Inspired by the Swiss ski town of Zermatt, Vail Village is steeped in European charm. Bavarian-style bistros, art galleries, and rustic chalets line the village’s cobblestone streets, where the lack of cars adds a tinge of peaceful solitude.Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
According to Samadhi Healing Arts Studio, the word "samadhi" is undefinable. Still, if you held their feet to the fire, they'd say it means something along the lines of "the highest level of concentrated meditation," or a state of actualized bliss. Though the definition of the word may be open to interpretation, the means of getting their are well-defined; this studio offers massages and yoga classes designed to induce a state where mind, body, and spirit are as balanced as a circus performer's checkbook. Massages range from Swedish and hot stone to Thai yoga massage with a bounty of customizing add-ons, including brown sugar exfoliation treatments and Dead Sea body wraps. The studio also features yoga classes as diverse as pre-natal yoga for expecting mothers and a snowsports-themed yoga class designed to instill balance in skiers and snowboarders.
If the body is an orchestra made up of many systems performing together harmoniously, then the staffers at BoulderBodyworks strive to be conductors who ensure each instrument section plays its part the best of its ability. Fueled by this total-body approach, the team aims to help clients achieve natural homeostatic balance through exercise, massage therapy, and neuromuscular science. Working as a network, they combine their many certifications and experiences—be it 30 years working as a Pilates instructor or receiving an education from the Hendrickson Method Institute—to help clients treat their whole being. They host small-group Pilates classes, which can potentially aid in injury recovery and chronic pain management as well as physical fitness, and received Best Pilates Studio from the Boulder Weekly's Best of Boulder 2010 and 2011. Boulder Bodyworks also features yoga classes, banishes tension with eight distinct types of massage, helps bodies recuperate with physical therapy, and summons better postures with the Franklin Method, an approach to training that seeks to correct slouches spawned from working at a desk all day or training to become an Olympian leap-frogger.
After almost losing their lives to severe infections and metal toxicity exposure, the holistic physician and biofeedback therapist behind Heal Transformation Center decided to turn their own physical and emotional struggles into an opportunity to benefit others. Doctor of Chiropractic Justine Anderson—or "Dr. J," as her patients call her—combines her training in naturopathic and Oriental medicine with the healing skills of master biofeedback therapist Tonda Wilkinson. The two offer services ranging from light and color therapy to acupuncture and fat-melting Zerona sessions, but perhaps their best-known treatment is a cycle through the Energy Medicine Bay.
During this 60-minute circuit treatment in an open, earth-toned space filled with Asian-inspired artwork, guests sit on cushy, red armchairs while utilizing energy-medicine devices to unblock energy. The process accommodates 75 people per day and addresses the movement of lymphatic fluid, reinforces the body's innate healing systems via various frequencies, and detoxifies the body.
In addition to unblocking people’s energy, Heal Transformation Center clears properties of negative energy. Its animal practitioners can also rehabilitate pets that are sick or refuse to file their yearly tax returns by correcting emotional blocks that are creating illness or behavioral issues.