Before performing knead one, the licensed massage therapists at Massage Essentials ask each client about their individual needs, assess their health background, and educate them on the benefits of various bodywork procedures. Once they’ve gotten to know each guest, they’ll get to work soothing away aches and cultivating overall wellness with one of their relaxing treatments, which can include everything from Swedish massage and therapeutic sports massage to reflexology and injury-specific bodywork. For a comprehensive taste of pampering, clients can indulge in the signature massage—a multi-modality treatment that incorporates hot towels and aromatherapy into one 75-minute experience.
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 Aroma Face and Scalp massages, Balinese hot-stone massages, herbal body wraps, and Thai reflexology, which targets pressure points in the feet to balance the body’s energy.
The sun shines year-round at Tropical Tans, where a staff strives to give clients natural-looking color. After learning a guest’s envisioned results, the staff pairs them with a tanning bed in one of three levels or prescribes airbrush spray tanning, a UV-free formula that coin collectors often use to make their pennies more appealing and fresh-looking to buyers.
Sol Day Spa puts a premium on hassle-free relaxation, allowing clients to book appointments online for massage, waxing, aromatherapy, and a whole host of facial services. In private treatment rooms, the spa’s aestheticians can take the time to analyze skin and perform meticulous skincare services to address problems including acne, fine lines, and sensitivity. Deep cleansing with extractions purifies the skin, and add-ons can address clients’ skincare issues. The vitamin C serum heals sensitive or sun-damaged skin, and a lightening treatment fades hyperpigmentation and scars from old blemishes or freckle duels.
Specialty massage types relax bodies with hot stones, deep pressure, or gentle kneading designed to relieve the pain and discomfort of expectant mothers.
Donna Lapetina, owner and head aesthetician at Skin Solutions Medical Spa, has spent the last decade caring for aging skin—including her own. Donna and her team work their age-defying magic under the direction of board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sheila Boyle, whose career includes time as a flight surgeon, a lieutenant commander in the military, and a volunteer speaker on skin cancer. The staff’s specialty services include microdermabrasion, peels, and facials, as well as intensive acne treatments. Dr. Boyle performs all Botox and dermal-filler procedures herself to safely keep crow’s-feet, frown lines, and worry lines at bay. Clients receive their treatments in private, earth-toned rooms that mix the serenity of a spa with the professionalism of a medical office.
Rather than buying leftover potions from local sorcerers, Skin Solutions Medical Spa has developed its own line of products, including cleansers, eye creams, and an exfoliating scrub. The gentle solutions are formulated with ingredients such as green-tea extract, oil of calendula, and cranberry extract.
You could say Danielle Mendoza was born to run a salon. Not only does she deftly cut and color to give her clients fresh looks, but her caring nature for others brings people back to her chair again and again. After spending almost a decade in the beauty industry in various positions, she opened Dani K Salon, where her team's services get a chance to shine. To create their unique styles, they wield renowned products by Brazilian Blowout, Aloxxi, and Bosley. Danielle also continually educates her staff on the latest salon trends and techniques, from ombre hair color to the newest rage of cutting hair upside down so all the blood rushes to the split ends.
Salon Hether's team of stylists clips and colors coifs with comprehensive services in its Goldwell Platinum salon, and its wizardry with shades and hues snagged the salon the 2010 Best Color recognition in Denver's A-List. At the shampoo station, lather soaks through clients' head threads as trained fingers lightly massage the scalp. With hair dampened and primed, client and stylist map out a hair plan that complement's the client's face, fashion sense, and spirit animal. A custom cut tames locks to flatter faces with either classic or progressive looks. To regenerate damaged hair and protect color, stylists daub in the Goldwell Inner Effect conditioning system. For those who opt for a partial highlight, Goldwell's colors infuse manes with eye-catching flair.