Stephanie Maner transitioned to the med-spa world after working with kids suffering from critical skin ailments at the Children’s Hospital in Denver. Armed with high-tech equipment, Stephanie designs custom skin treatments that range from facials and chemical peels to scar-removal sessions. Stephanie also performs microdermabrasion treatments to help treat fine lines and leave skin as smooth as the bald head of the figure on a bowling trophy, and the facility hosts acupuncture treatments and yoga classes.
Helmed by Dr. Whitney Kennedy, a board-certified family physician, and Shannon Ellifritz, a jack of all beauty trades (aesthetician, neuromuscular massage therapist, laser technician), Spa Raviche offers advanced skin treatments and therapies. Book a relaxing, 60-minute custom massage ($75), laser hair removal (prices vary), or lightening lift chemical peel ($85). Apply your Groupon toward age-defying Juvéderm or Radiesse treatments ($500 and up), or reveal your purest skin feel with a virgin skin body scrub ($85). View a complete list of services here; this Groupon cannot be used for Botox or Dysport treatments.
A welcome beverage of lemon water, coffee, or tea serves as a prelude to pampering at Reflections Salon & Spa. Within private treatment rooms, aestheticians and massage therapists perform facials, waxing services, and bodywork. Out on the salon floor, meanwhile, stylists bustle about wielding scissors, foils, and, conditioner in bottles rather than scissor-vulnerable water balloons. The spa's treatment packages combine several services for a morning or afternoon of relaxing luxury, and the boutique stocks jewelry items from Michael Michaud and other designers.
Ange de La Mer Spa promotes whole-body health through holistic treatments that clear cluttered bodies and minds. The licensed massage therapists and aestheticians comfort patients throughout the duration of their detoxifying services with attentive care. Patients can be hydrated and soothed with body wraps, salt scrubs, and massages, or cleared of internal toxins with colon hydrotherapies. Custom facial treatments restore the best qualities of youthful countenances and chase acne off the face and back into high-school yearbook photos.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all of the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray-tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.