Jill Dailey McIntosh has always been intrigued by the human body and how it moves. So much so that she graduated in 1991 with a kinesiology degree and soon thereafter decided to open her own Pilates teaching studio. But it wasn't until years later that this curiosity would manifest itself in a single question: "How can one aggressively transform the shape of their body while still maintaining proper alignment of the spine?" Eventually Jill began to examine her diverse fitness background, pulling low-impact movements from ballet, Pilates, and even orthopedic-exercise routines to create the basis for her fitness style, The Dailey Method.
Now, more than a decade later, Dailey's fitness routine has ballooned into studios sprawled across more than 10 states and gained praise from Self, Allure, FitPregnancy, and InStyle magazines. Regardless of the location, instructors remain true to Jill's mission of offering a diverse series of exercises that focus on toning and lengthening the body while lengthening the spine and building strong core muscles.
Owner Carrie Krane, who personally trained under Jill Dailey McIntosh in 2009, helms the Denver-Highlands location. At Carrie's studio, guests are encouraged to take advantage of locker rooms with built-in showers and towel service before and after they sculpt their bodies in the studio's two light-filled rooms. Additional perks include nearby nonmetered parking as well as childcare services offered Monday–Saturday.
Immortal Palace's therapists practice acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine to help patients overcome an array of physical and mental illnesses, from chronic pain and infertility to anxiety and insomnia. Using needles as thin as cats' whiskers, they stimulate different combinations of acupoints to strengthen the flow of chi, or life force, that circulates along the body's energy meridians. The therapists, who specialize in women's health, also oversee a diet program called The Only Nutrition Program You'll Ever Need, which helps participants detoxify their bodies and overcome cravings for sugar.
AfterOurs Urgent Care's walk-in clinic provides speedy medical services when clients' primary care physicians aren't available and an emergency-room visit isn't necessary. Its team of three physicians treats a wide range of conditions including sports injuries, the flu, strep throat, and non-life-threatening cuts or wounds; they also conduct school and camp physicals to fulfill requirements. An on-site lab, x-ray, EKG, and IV fluid hydration make treating these conditions easy. For conditions that require more in-depth care, the team can also refer clients to community physicians.
At Be Bare Laser Clinic, a team of aestheticians harness powerful lasers to rid bodies of hair and unwanted blemishes. Their laser can be tuned to destroy hair follicles, kill toenail fungus, or reduce the appearance of sun spots, and the facility also boasts a noninvasive cellulite-smoothing Endermologie machine.
At Darcy?s Beauty Solutions, Darcy, a medical aesthetician, combats wrinkles with an array of antiaging injectables: Botox, Juvederm, Perlane, and Dysport. However, she is more than a medical aesthetician?she is also a certified laser technician who can rejuvenate faces with fractional laser skin resurfacing. During the treatment, the laser?s beams shatter into microbeams, which noninvasively alleviate burn scars and shrink large pores. To round out her selection, Darcy stocks a variety of skincare products, which range from oil-free makeup remover to a pH-balanced glycolic mud cleanser.
At Highland Massage Company?winner of CityVoter's Best Massage in Denver 2014?licensed and experienced therapists trade in scripted massages for custom techniques and varied pressures. These personalized combinations of modalities work together to address each visitor's particular goals and needs by either soothing overstressed muscles or using therapeutic pressure to help the body heal itself. Add-ons, such as hot stones and aromatherapy, can also enhance experiences, gently coaxing clients into a relaxed, worry-free state. When each session concludes, therapists revive clients with filtered water infused with their own herbal-tea concoction to encourage detoxification.