The staff at Metta Wellness Center believes that, in order to fully heal their patients, they must heal them as a whole: mind, body, and spirit. The center’s tranquil confines help accomplish this goal while staff perform treatments influenced by a blend of Eastern and Western therapies. During a traditional Thai massage, the therapist combines muscle compression, acupressure, and yoga-like body manipulations to energize patients without switching their vitamins with espresso beans. They also offer tropical hot-stone massages, signature body scrubs and wraps, herbal body wraps, and Thai reflexology, which targets pressure points in the feet to balance the body’s energy.
If swanky salons with $150 haircuts and color jobs are out of your budget, Aveda Institute Denver is a welcome refuse. Located in the historic Denver Dry Good Building, this full-service salon is actually a licensed cosmetology school, offering hands-on experience to students and affordable beauty treatments to clients. The windowed storefront looks out onto the lively corner of 16th and California, on the busy 16th Street Pedestrian Mall. Upon entering, clients step up into a reception area lined with Aveda products; the salon itself stretches some 17,000 square feet across two clinic floors, with seven hands-on classrooms and over 100 cosmetology stations, twelve shampoo stations and fourteen spa treatment rooms. The idea is for students at the institute to gain experience by working with willing locals, who can in turn receive salon-quality cuts, spa treatments and more – all at a remarkably reduced rate.
When it comes to helping a client make positive adjustments, Changes of Cherry Creek doesn't restrict itself to just one methodology. For more than three decades, the spa has mixed science with holistic care in a manner that puts technology and human understanding on the same team.
On one end of the spa's spectrum, the hands of massage therapists and nail technicians caress achy muscles and embellish fingers and toes with manicures and pedicures. On the other end, the spa turns to computers, or at least experts who can speak in convincing robot voices. That willingness to utilize modern tools leads to the use of toning machines to make skin look younger, as well as lasers to zap away tufts of unwanted hair. The modernity even carries over to the decor—polished chrome coats the chairs, counters, and tables in the lobby.
For more than 30 years, Cade Clinique Salon & Spa has been keeping Denver beautiful with traditional aesthetic services and cutting-edge treatments. Hairstylists use trims, highlights, and texturizing treatments to design flattering hairdos, while aestheticians pamper clients with customized facials and massage therapists soothe tightly knotted musculature. However, the spa's technicians demonstrate their dedication to modern advancements by enlisting various technologies as well. In addition to zapping unwanted stubble or concealing acne scars with the help of a cosmetic laser system, they also use microdermabrasion wands and ultrasound wave treatments to leave skin as smooth as the slide that runs down the side of Mount Everest.
The whirring sound of blow dryers competes with audible ooohs and ahhhs escaping from clients’ mouths at Avery Bella Salon and Spa, where a passionate styling crew pampers people from cowlick to toenails. Hairstylists and color specialists sling Kevin Murphy products as they refashion mop tops into chic styles and add depth and dimension with highlights. At the nail station, Nikki the nail tech indulges hands and feet with spa manicures and pedicures and vibrant OPI color. Environmentally friendly cleansers and moisturizers by Éminence are used during exfoliating facials, which a licensed aesthetician customizes for each client. Avery Bella also offers a specially designed salon and spa menu for guys.
Founded by Doctors Tahl N. Humes and W. Jason Martin, Vitahl Medical Aesthetics pairs safe and professional medical procedures with a tranquil, spa-like environment. Medical-grade lasers assist the doctors and their team of registered nurses, physicians' assistants, and laser specialists in sculpting the body, rejuvenating the skin, or lessening the appearance of scars, sun damage, and tattoos bearing the name of the wrong mother. The staffers also help to remove wrinkles with injectable solutions, create lusher lashes with doses of Latisse, and battle stubborn acne with medical peels.