Each Denver spa exists as a shimmering island of relaxation in an ocean of activity. Surrounded by all the skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and dining that the Rockies have to offer, it can be hard for the average citizen of Mile-High City to relax—but when they do, they're sure to find it worthwhile. That's because the spa scene in Denver is rife with remedies both ancient and modern, innovative and time-tested, all designed to do two things: quiet your mind and recharge your body. But when faced with the sheer selection of havens peppering downtown Denver and nestled within historic Denver hotels, it can be hard to choose. Check out our list below to see our picks of the greenest, most luxurious, and most serene places in the city to unwind.1. The Woodhouse Day SpaUptownIt’s easy to feel at home in the Woodhouse Day Spa. Originally built in 1886, the restored residence swaddles visitors in hardwood accents, complimentary mimosas and wine, and even plush robes. Upstairs, in the private treatment rooms, the expert staff rejuvenates and relaxes guests inside and out with seaweed-infused facials, sleep treatments (which combine massage with sleep-inducing herbs), and the soothing rainfall of a Vichy shower. 2. Spa UniversaireGolden TriangleEnvironmentally sustainable botanical products serve as the backbone of the AVEDA services at Spa Universaire. That's hardly a surprise, though, considering how world-conscious the spa is. The treatment rooms transport guests with themed decor that recalls everything from a Rocky Mountain lodge to an African village while their service menu draws inspiration from Egypt and salts from the Dead Sea. 3. The Spa at the Brown PalaceCentral Business DistrictThe Spa at the Brown Palace houses six treatment rooms especially suited for beauty in Denver. Drawing upon natural artesian waters that flow in an aquifer 750 feet below the hotel, the services are specially designed for Colorado's climate and lifestyle. Altitude Adjustment facials, for instance, restructure skin with pro-retinol to help it breathe better in the state's more rarified air.4. Indulgences Day SpaWest HighlandThe staff at Indulgences Day Spa focuses on just four types of care: massage, body treatments, skincare, and waxing. That means that they're well versed in what they do. Whether performing a custom massage, a French rose clay wrap, or a signature facial, they pay close attention to the needs of their clients, guiding them toward or away from skincare routines and products. 5. The Oxford Club Spa and SalonLoDoIts name hints at the range of services it offers, but the Oxford Club Spa and Salon deals in far more than haircuts and massages. Products from Sanitas, Moor Mud, and St. Tropez fuel luxurious services such as milk and honey baths and all-encompassing mani-pedis. There's also a gym onsite where personal trainers and fitness instructors lead visitors through yoga, fit-barre, and spinning.6. Izba SpaCheeseman ParkIzba Spa looks to the time-tested relief found in traditional Russian steam baths (Banyas). Colorful murals and services that incorporate mud masks or bundles of leaves complement the spa's centerpiece: steam rooms where visitors pour water on hot rocks. The resulting heat and humidity can help with everything from stress and toxins to high blood pressure and metabolism.
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