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February 17, 2011 10:00 AM

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Best Day Spas In Denver

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Best Day Spas In Denver

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There’s nothing better than spoiling your mind and body than a visit to a day spa. Whether you’re splurging for an entire day of services from head to toe, or stopping by for a quick waxing or facial, Denver has the spa for your occasion. Day spas in some of Denver’s finest hotels can’t be beat, such as the Brown Palace Hotel, or Oxford Hotel. Yet, sometimes a day in a neighborhood could be just what’s needed for a day’s retreat. All the spas listed do encourage men as well as women to visit their spas, with some spas offering specific treatments for men.

Wood House

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The Woodhouse Day Spa

941 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 813-8488
denver.woodhousespas.com

The Woodhouse Day Spa is a true Denver experience. You can enjoy a vast array of spa services all while nestled in a beautiful Victorian, historic Denver home. Located on 17th Avenue, in the Uptown neighborhood east of downtown Denver, this 19th century abode lends its elegance and homey interior to any number of spa treatments from a ginger-infused pedicure, a therapeutic massage performed by two therapists at once, to a detoxifying seaweed body-wrap, and so much more. It’s a relaxing city-escape must!

TallGrass Aveda Spa & Salon

997 Upper Bear Creek Road
Evergreen, CO 80439
(303) 670-4444
tallgrassspa.com

Nestled just an hour away from Denver in the pine-filled wonder wilderness and town of Evergreen, TallGrass is Denver’s most raved-about spa. You can take a scenic drive, already leaving the worries of the city behind, and arrive to warm up in the winter in your robe by the fireplace, or cool off in the summer enjoying the mountain views on the patio before your appointment. Then you’ll slip away into a stress-relieving head massage, a cocoa and vanilla body wrap, a chakra reflexology pedicure, and finish off with a fresh hair treatment of highlights, just to name a few. It’s the perfect destination for that special group occasion, or just to treat yourself to get away from it all and get back into balance.

Indulgences Day Spa

3456 West 32nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 561-0566
indulgencesdayspa.com

Plan a day when you’d like to shop for some eccentric gifts, eat at a locally owned restaurant, and finish the afternoon with a neighborly spa treatment. Right at the heart of the Highlands neighborhood at 32nd and Lowell, just northwest of Denver, sits an adorable turn of the century cottage house, right alongside some of Denver’s hippest shopping and dining. Indulgences is known for their couple’s massage, and focuses their services on other massages, body treatments, facials and waxing. All of the treatments are given in your choice of seasonally decorated rooms. A great place to take your mom, and one of the best places in town for reasonable prices.

Izba

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Izba Spa

1441 York Street # 101
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 321-1239
izbaspa.com

If you’re looking to try something different, or would like to concentrate on a deeper, therapeutic treatment for your spa day, try Izba Spa at Colfax and York, about 5 minutes east of downtown Denver. It’s a place that practices Russian Banya, meaning Steam Bath, fusing hydrotherapy with holistic methods of health and treatment. They use sauna sittings, steam, honey rubs, body masks, massage, and aromatherapy, all to open your pores and detoxify your body. Many people have gone there to treat major health issues such as diabetes, or even for flu prevention. You’ll find the prices similar to other spas, and there’s also a location in Parker. Feel free to add to the visit with an inquiry to the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is in the same building.

Spa Universaire

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Spa Universaire

475 West 12th Avenue #D
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 629-9070
spauniversaire.com

Spa Universaire is a secret treat in the city. You’ll find it on the second floor of one of the stunning Beauvallon French architecture buildings that line north Broadway. They utilize the Aveda concept of using natural plant and flower essences in all their products, for massage, facial, body treatment, waxing and nail care. You’ll enjoy even the initial part of the visit, sitting quietly in their library waiting room, reading up on health and nutrition while sipping green tea and looking out at the city. The best part is selecting the region you want to visit for your treatment, from the Aztec Room to the Taj Mahal room, and eight other designs, which offer décor, aroma therapy and music from that region to enhance the experience. Their Passport to Wellness gift certificates is a good way to return for more visits.

- Sarah Carpenter lives in Littleton, where she was born and raised. She spent a decade in Downtown Denver, and its surrounding neighborhoods, going to school for writing, working in the service industry, and getting to know Denver’s diverse culture. She has a passion for travel writing, local and afar, focusing the story on its people, culture and region. 

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