Six Local Spas to Give as a Gift this Holiday Season
When it comes to rest and relaxation, nothing compares to enjoying an indulgent spa treatment in a dreamy locale. Lucky for us, Colorado is home to some world-class institutions. Whether you’re looking for a local day spa or planning a spa trip (yes, it’s a thing, and it’s as amazing as it sounds), we have some must-try spas that are sure to promote rest, relaxation and zen-like bliss. And although it’s better to give than to receive, when
it comes to self-care we beg to differ—so mark a weekend on your calendar and prepare for a blissful experience at one of these serene getaways. We promise you will not be disappointed.
The Beer Spa
Denver’s first high-tech wellness concept, the Beer Spa is one part day spa, one part taproom to create a completely unique Colorado experience. Inspired by their travels, Jessica French and Damien Zouaoui (the husband-and-wife team behind this magical place) wanted to bring a little bit of the magic they discovered abroad to Denver. This modern, urban oasis is the quintessential Colorado experience with beer-inspired spa services and, of course, a full tap wall with rotating local brews each month. The signature experience is a 90-minute Beer Bath Hydrotherapy treatment that utilizes malt and hops from local breweries. Although you might think this is just kitsch, the hops actually help open and cleanse your pores, and yeast is high in B vitamins and has active enzymes that rejuvenate your skin. After your bath, don’t miss out on the Beer Spa’s full-spectrum infra-red saunas, zero-gravity massage chairs and new beer-inspired cosmetics line. The rich vitamins and nutrients found in beer are used to create the indulgent Beer Shampoo and Conditioner that cleans, moisturizes and strengthens hair. Oh, and the Beer Body Lotion is essential during the dry winter months.
3004 Downing St., Denver | thebeerspa.com
This boutique aesthetic bar-and-spa retreat is the perfect mid-week pick-me-up. With a full medspa complete with state-of-the- art technologies, massage therapies and custom facials, plus hair, nails and makeup studios, you’re sure to be well rested and looking like a million dollars. Check out Glosshouz’s reflexology massage, aromatherapy soaking spa bath and seasonal spa pedicure with a hot paraffin treatment for your tootsies. Plus, the Mommy and Me packages make the best gifts for your little ladies.
8171 S. Chester St., Centennial | glosshouz.com
Well & Being Spa
The Hythe’s Well & Being Spa offers alpine-inspired spaces with an apothecary style, allowing you to connect with the bounties of nature. Case in point: its Himalayan Salt Inhalation Lounge, where you inhale beneficial salt-infused air, allowing you to breathe more deeply, restoring healthy respiratory function. Plus, the cool, dry air is known to lift moods and even improve sleep.
715 W. Lionshead Circle, Vail | thehythevail.com
The Oxford Spa
If feelings of fatigue, stress and low energy are creating an imbalance in your well-being, it might be time to stimulate your senses with a Remineralizing Body Wrap at the Oxford Spa. Essential oil-infused seawater gel provides all the trace minerals needed to rebalance sluggish cells with the powers of marine therapy and aromatherapy. While you are wrapped up in warmth and comfort, for added nirvana the staff tops it off with a scalp massage with sweet notes of jasmine, bergamot, vanilla and coconut. The finishing touch is a lotion application of Oligomer Remineralizing Body Cream to leave your skin feeling silky and your body calm and re-energized. Additionally, the Oxford Club offers the latest in cardio and strength training equipment, with an extensive schedule of daily group exercise classes including yoga, barre and cycling. Better yet, stay at The Oxford Hotel and make a staycation out of it!
1616 17th St. #100, Denver | theoxfordhotel.com
The Remède Spa
Exclusive to St. Regis Hotels and Resorts, Remède Spa is an indulgent sanctuary of relaxation. The full-service spa boasts a 15,000-square-foot space filled with steam caves, cold plunges, hot tubs, a fitness center, an oxygen lounge and a confluence waterfall pool that is as breathtaking as it is calming. Although all the spa’s treatments are noteworthy, the Essential HydraFacial is one to write home about. Experience deep cleansing, exfoliation and extractions while simultaneously bathing your newly revealed skin with serums of antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid, which are highly effective in reducing fine lines, boosting hydration, refining texture, clearing congestion and restoring elasticity. It’s the crème de la crème of luxury!
315 E. Dean St., Aspen | stregisaspen.com
Located inside the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Spa Anjali features 27,000 square feet of dedicated wellness space, including a 14-room spa offering an extensive treatment menu focused on three healing mountain traditions: the Rockies, Alps and Himalayas. With an emphasis on balancing chakras (the center of energy in the body), its unique collection of Chakra Blessings is intended to promote a feeling of clarity and balance and help clear negativity to create an optimal state of well-being and wholeness. Other “must-spa” offerings include sound therapy sessions that impact brainwave activity to help suppress pain, reduce anxiety and produce deep relaxation. Also, the Kundalini Back Treatment activates dormant energy along the spine and helps realign the body’s rhythm to a balanced state. Additionally, guests can enjoy access to the Westin Riverfront’s saline-based outdoor pool and three infinity hot tubs as well as the recently renovated Athletic Club at the Westin.
126 Riverfront Lane, Avon | spaanjali.com