Vacation Relaxation: Top Spas In Denver

March 22, 2014 7:00 AM

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Spring is the season of rejuvenation and Denver-area spas know how to melt away the cares and stresses of winter. Take it down a notch by booking a massage and a soak in a soothing hot tub. Lose oneself in a day filled with pampering, wine and attention sorely needed after a Colorado winter.
The Woodhouse Day Spa
941 E. 17th Ave.
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 813-8488
www.denver.woodhousespas.comBuilt in 1886 for Senator Merritt, The Woodhouse Day Spa is more than just a massage and facial hot spot. It is a relaxing retreat filled with mimosas, plush robes and the upmost attention. With its elegant old world feel, this three-story, 10-bedroom beautiful old house takes each visitor to another place and time. It offers an amazing spa experience ranging from volcanic stone massages to its signature Minkyti Facial treatments that will leave the guest refreshed and renewed. Who wouldn’t enjoy a complimentary mimosa, glass of wine or Harney and Son’s Teas along with the soothing treatments? Upstairs is the beautiful dim lighting and calm music, while downstairs is the fun of the manicures and pedicures. This place is a must see for Denverites and visitors alike.

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A New Spirit Wellness Center & Spa
4907 W. 29th Ave.
Denver, CO 80212
(303) 477-1652
www.anewspirit.comDenver has an amazing holistic wellness center ideal for healing the mind, body and spirit after a long winter. A New Spirit Wellness Center & Spa offers a relaxed alternative to most healing centers. With professionalism and attention, its staff works to restore balance through traditional and new types of spa services. Not only does this spot offer various types of massages and facials, it also has aromatherapy treatments, ionic foot baths and even an amazing flotation tank.  In the Northwest Denver area, this beautiful retreat welcomes its guests with the coziness of dim lighting, fabulous scents and a wonderful and caring staff that will see to your every need.

The Oxford Club, Spa & Salon
1616 17th St., Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 628-5435

Right in the heart of historic Downtown Denver is a must-visit spa escape from the modern world. Built in 1912, the Oxford Hotel is a sanctuary for travelers and day spa visitors alike. Its spa and salon offer an amazing fitness center, yet more importantly, this attentive and professional staff will make guests forget everything for a few hours. Everyone deserves Swedish massages, manicures and pedicures, steam rooms and facials. Set aside a day filled with relaxation for the body and mind with a yoga class, a massage and possibly a new hairdo from the skilled stylists. Oxford Hotel’s staff is professional, courteous and leaves its guests never feeling rushed. It also offers a nice little bonus of $5 valet parking for those enjoying the spa services.

La Fontaine Aesthetics
2774 E. 2nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 355-4772

Just up the road in the classy Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver, La Fontaine Aesthetics pampers and heals guests in style. Not just a spa, La Fontaine offers laser treatments to help clients look and feel their best. Guests will instantly relax with amazing aromas from the lotions actually made fresh right at the spa. Visitors will chill out while enjoying relaxing tea and sweet fruit in the Zen Lounge while waiting for that perfect massage. French mud wraps, massages and the unique White Orchid Facial are just the ticket to forgetting every part of the outside world. The bonus is that La Fontaine offers treatments to take care of those dreaded stretch marks, brown spots and other little imperfections.

Lake Steam Baths
3540 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 825-2995

For those looking to get away from the snobby feel of many day spas, Lake Steam Baths is an affordable hidden secret off Colfax in Denver. For those who seek a laid-back spa experience filled with fun and real people, detoxifying and relaxing without the high cost of décor, this place is ideal. Thaw out in the cold weather, steam out those nasty toxins and prepare for the beauty of summer in a soulful journey with a caring and attentive staff. The steam baths are to die for with the light scent of eucalyptus to clear out the pores and sinuses. Experience hydrotherapy for every muscle in the body with a soak in the hot tubs. Lake Steam Baths even offers exfoliating seaweed or sugar scrubs for both the guys and gals.

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