The eight stylists at Ergo Aveda Salon & Spa revive dulling hair and skin with a full menu of salon and spa services. Inside the pastel-toned studio, the stylists build rapport with their clients, learning which cuts best suit their lifestyles or imagined lifestyles, and enhancing treatments with the aroma of lavender. Nail technicians pamper hands and feet with Aveda lotions and coat nails with polishes from OPI, Gelish, and China Glaze, while technicians frame peepers with NovaLash extensions, available in an array of colors and lengths ranging from least to most likely to attract Pepé Le Pews.
Though they tap into nearly 20 combined years of experience, aesthetician Ashley Lybarger and reflexologist Lonnie Fletcher are students of their own crafts. Ashley stays abreast of beauty trends and products while expanding her menu of gel manicures and pedicures and deep-cleansing facials. Lonnie testifies to the effectiveness of reflexology by receiving it regularly. Through a relaxing pressure-point massage, he attempts to harmonize the body by manipulating the nerve endings in the hands and feet that correspond to various areas.
Terri Oviedo grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she cultivated a passion for holistic healing—a pastime that helped her get through cancer and helps her manage her diabetes. Massage aided her recovery, and so upon moving to Colorado she studied sports and deep-tissue massage at the Denver School of Massage Therapy. Now as a licensed massage therapist, Terri wields more than 10 modalities in her tool belt, such as hydrotherapy and shiatsu. She offers Brazilian toe massage, which soothes six meridians that connect organs like the invisible strings that still connect us to our mothers. Terri also helps veterans find relaxation and peace by offering her services to them at a reduced rate.
Before she became a licensed therapist, Jaime Castillo heard over and over again about the healing powers of massage. Seeing the results for herself compelled her to pursue a career in massage therapy, and today she helps clients get balanced with massage sessions instead of suggesting they sleep on tightropes. Each massage is tailored to the client's individual needs and Jaime draws from experience in a variety of modalities including myofascial release and trigger point therapy.
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Licensed acupuncturist Elizabeth Sartor, a graduate of the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s masters program, entertained herself as a kid by giving members of her family massages. Nowadays, she facilitates wellness in a more official capacity, as the head of Curadora Acupuncture at Ruby Dot Body & Skin Care. By inserting hair-like stainless-steel needles into her clients’ bodies along key energy pathways, she addresses an eclectic set of ailments. Her specialties alone run the gamut from fertility issues to insomnia, which she alleviates by giving every patient a teddy. To enhance her customized treatments, she can incorporate nonacupuncture techniques, such as gentle electrical stimulation or cupping, which stimulates lymphatic circulation with suction from a warm glass cup.