Luxe Locks and Looks, The Spa at the Four Seasons Denver indulges guests with elegant amenities inspired by local environs. At the Level 3 Salon, guests are ensured the perfect finishing touch.
But it's not just the spa itself that's taking cues from Colorado's picturesque landscapes. The services are, too. Read on to learn more about the Denver spa's most Coloradan treatments.
Therapists massage essential oils infused with spruce and pine extracts into skin. The oils boast anti-inflammatory properties that are a welcome relief for sore, tired muscles. Because the massage also uses deep pressure, it is ideal for athletes and anyone who isn't afraid of a heavy hand.
Deeply Moisturizing Honey-Avocado Butter Wrap
High-altitude honey, prized for its above-average enzyme count, and avocado butter work together to trap water in the skin. Aromatic cardamom and vanilla essential oils add to the sensory experience.
Signature High-Altitude Revitalizing Gemstone Ormus Ritual
The crown jewel of the spa menu, this three-hour sojourn begins with a soak in Ormus water sourced from nearby mountain streams. Later, a 90-minute massage finds therapists drizzling herbal oils energized with garnet, carnelian, rose quartz, and amethyst along the spine, and then placing gemstones on top.
Holistic Mile-High Pedicure
A hot-stone massage targets pressure points before warmed paraffin wax blankets feet, softening skin and warming up toes almost as well as burrowing them under a sleeping polar bear. The 80-minute treatment also includes a foot scrub.
"Don't worry, be happy," reads a wooden sign near Katherine DeCamp's massage table. But in the context of From the Roots Up's studio, it's less a slogan and more an invocation, a summons that the massage therapist manifests through therapeutic and stress-relieving bodywork. Katherine's varying treatments address different needs but they're unified by the goal of placating soreness and raising spirits. These include Swedish massage, a gentle antidote to stress and tension, as well as specialty Thai, prenatal, and sports massages that can address the aches that come from pregnancy or the pains incurred while subbing in for a lost soccer ball. Wooden sign notwithstanding, the studio's neutral colors and potted plants are soft grace notes not meant to draw the eyes in but instead permit them to rest behind droopy lids.
What began as a teenage interest in yoga and meditation eventually inspired Sarah Sazama to study Thai massage—in Thailand. She believes wholeheartedly in the healing power of touch, and at Metta Massage of Denver, her massage sessions are meant to heal not just the body but boost the mind as well. As she tugs her clients' limbs into stretches during Thai massage, she aims to relieve tension and restore flexibility while fostering peace of mind and calmness. For integrative massage, she draws from an arsenal of techniques—soothing Swedish strokes or more intensive ministrations of trigger-point release, for example—whatever might help with her client's issues, whether its sciatic pain or tension in the shoulders from waving at every plane that goes by.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Real Results. Laid back atmosphere in a Chinese Medicine and Avcupincture clinic, conveniently located on upper Colfax and York.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Wanted to uniquely represent healing through bodywork in a no fuss environment with high standards.
What do you love most about your job?
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Intuitive, you knew exactly where I needed work!
Although RockSalt Spa offers various types of massage including Thai and
LeStone, its signature and unique treatment is salt therapy. Also known as halotherapy, salt therapy creates an anti-inflammatory environment that is beneficial to those suffering from allergies and other respiratory problems. During 45-minute sessions in a salt-therapy room, clients simply breathe in the micronized
salt air which helps clear out bacteria, excess mucus, and any Legos they may have inhaled as a child. The therapy has been credited for relieving various ailments of the lungs; it may even help treat bronchitis, sinus infections, and ear infections.
Sujinda Wetterer, registered massage therapist and Thai massage specialist at Sa baai Thai Massage, combines her experiences with Thai and Western massage to offer individualized treatments. She and a team of registered massage therapists offer traditional Thai massage, Thai foot massage, and Thai aroma massage as they stretch and manipulate muscles and joints across the body. These motions can help improve blood circulation, boost flexibility, and relieve muscle tension and stiffness.