While rocks serve many purposes—eco-friendly paperweight, climbing wall, letter opener—you probably never thought they could help alleviate your chronic back pain. In fact, memories of the rocky bedding on your last camping trip suggest that stones may have contributed to the problem in the first place. Change your perspective on pebbles with today’s Groupon, which gets you a hot-stone massage at Elements Therapeutic Massage for $55—that's half off the $110 value.
The staff at Luminous Spa & Wellness pampers guests with powerful beauty routines that summon pure serenity. During a Swedish or deep-tissue massage, the staff can also soothe headaches with a lavender-oil scalp treatment. Services like these embody the spa's commitment to total-body wellness, rather than just beauty and rest alone.
In addition to skincare, massage, and aesthetic laser treatments, the staff fights cellulite and signs of aging with innovative technology. Their Synergie Cellulite Reduction treatments help smooth and shape problem areas. Alternatively, i-Lipo sessions use non-invasive, cool laser technology to sculpt bodies into lean lines. A private workout room and infrared sauna are available for customers to detoxify.
When he was a young child, Doctor of Chiropractic Jonathon Mainieri's asthma could only be calmed by medications or the occasional trip to the hospital. However, after a trip to the chiropractor, his symptoms began to slowly and steadily improve. Now presiding over his own practice, Dr. Mainieri treats patients head to toe with the same holistic approach as well as some newer breakthroughs. A computerized nerve scan helps the doctor compile a complete medical history for each client and select the appropriate treatment from a trio of services. Tiffany Taylor soothes tense musculature with gentle massage, and Julianne Ambrosia blends acupuncture with traditional Chinese medicine to encourage the body's natural energy flow. Dr. Mainieri performs gentle adjustments using state-of-the-art chiropractic techniques and gives clients that extra inch necessary to be tall enough for the best roller coasters.
Most Popular Service: Zerona, Infra-Slim, Whole-Body Vibration
Brands Used: Zerona, YOLO Curve, Infra-Slim, Image Skincare
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Call ahead for an appointment. Yoga or stretch pants and a T-shirt are ideal for an Infra-Slim treatment.
Do you agree with the phrase "beauty is on the inside?" Why or why not?
We think beauty is both internal and external. When you feel beautiful on the inside, you exude that beauty outside. Taking care of yourself inside and out is so important. We offer services such as Zerona, facials, microdermabrasion, and laser hair removal to help with the outer beauty—but we also offer chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, ionic foot detoxes, and more to help clients take care of themselves on the inside as well.
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
We love the Zerona treatments. We've been providing Zerona treatments for almost five years now, and our clients have seen life-changing results in that time. People are skeptical when they come in, but thrilled when they leave. The Zerona laser does exactly what it is FDA-approved to do—shrink fat cells. When the treatments are provided correctly and with the proper support, it's amazing what Zerona can do for clients' bodies in a short amount of time. Our laser providers are certified, experienced, and meticulous in giving these treatments and in providing information to maximize client results. We're extremely proud of our facility, the team of professionals we've put together, and the results our clients get.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?
We hear daily how thrilled clients are from treatments. For example, first thing this morning, a client called to say that she was "strutting around her house feeling sexy." She was wearing a pair of pants to work today that she hasn't fit in for the past four years, and she just wanted to share that with us. She isn't even finished with her Zerona package she signed up for. Calls and remarks like that happen daily for us, and we all enjoy celebrating right along with our clientele.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are not a chain and you are not a number to us. We also aren't a company that just started offering Zerona to take advantage of the trend. We are a small, family-owned-and-operated business that was one of the first Zerona providers in the state of Colorado. We make every client who walks in the door feel pampered and special. It's a warm, comfortable, friendly environment, and we take great pride in the care we provide.
Doctor of Chiropractic Omid Ferdowsian knows his way around the backbone. With advanced training in extremity and sports care and such chiropractic methods as the Thompson drop table, Gonstead, and flexion distraction, he can coax misalignments and nonconforming disks back into place with precision tilts atop a flexion table or with his skilled hands during full manual adjustments. To ensure patient comfort, he customizes sessions from low- to high-force, and keeps lines of communication open during the entire procedure, explaining the purpose behind techniques and answering questions such as, “Why does my back pop?” and “Where does my house go at night?”
Dr. Ferdowsian and his team of massage therapists emphasize an approach that preempts illness before it occurs. Rather than waiting for symptoms to set in, the team administers focused examinations, thoroughly checking out spines, medical history, and any current symptoms before customizing a treatment plan. Treatment plans can include any combination of acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, or nutritional education.
Belly Up Spa boasts that it's an all-inclusive mom spa that caters to expectant, new, and experienced mothers, be they stay-at-home or working. The spa offers pampering services such as massages, facials, body treatments, and manicures. Also, moms can gather for group fitness classes such as yoga, Zumba, and boot camp, or bring children along for Family Fit classes.