Colorado Health & Beauty
Spa Anjali in Beaver Creek
126 Riverfront Ln., Beaver Creek
There are excavated river rocks embedded in the floor of the lounge area, a tribute to the stunning mountains surrounding you. Treatments here incorporate everything your skin needs to thrive—antioxidants, vitamin C, kaolin clay, peptides, enzymes—and aim to support collagen, mitigate free radical damage, target hyperpigmentation, and illuminate.
The Eating Recovery Center
1830 Franklin St., City Park
This national program offers residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient level recovery services for adults, adolescents, and children struggling with binge eating, bulimia, anorexia, and other eating and mood disorders. The course of care is tailored to each person's needs and includes an autonomous step-down level to help people transition back into their daily lives after treatment. There are more than ten Eating Recovery Centers throughout the US.
Lynn D. Austin
Lynn Austin does most of her work by phone—but she's one of those people who puts a lot of emotion into her voice (and belly laughs), so a reading with her is more like a casual chat with a friend. She is an evidential medium, and will produce plenty of names and anecdotes, describing what she is seeing all-the-while. She is also known for her work with pets, and is particularly good at addressing the issue of children—whether you have them, want them, or are curious as to know if you will be having more.
While Rebecca Rosen has been busy writing bestselling books and hosting a TV show, The Last Goodbye, she still sees clients in her Denver office, and sets up readings across the country as well. While you can apply through her site for a one-on-one, she typically does two-hour sessions with groups of eight, where everyone is guaranteed a reading. Interestingly enough (though perhaps not surprisingly), she finds that the groups are drawn together for a reason, where most attendees are going through something similar, whether it's the dissolution of a marriage or the loss of a child. Rebecca's readings are packed with both stunningly accurate and concrete details—names, dates, events—and nuance, as she is masterful at decoding and drawing meaning from signs sent from the other side, including little stories that they might have observed. Her latest book, What the Dead Have Taught Me About Living Well, is packed with useful tools and meditations for opening your intuition and learning how to communicate with loved ones who have passed.
1601 Wewatta St., LoDo
For a high-energy, core-strengthening workout, Natalie Uhling’s NUFit™ program—classes take place at the Colorado Athletic Club (Union Station location)—combines elements of cardio and spot toning in an intense, hour-long session, set to blasting music. If Natalie’s training clientele is any indication (spoiler: it includes Olympians), this is the class to go to for an incredibly energizing, sweat-breaking, unconventional, and actually fun workout that’s suitable for all kinds of athletes (or anyone looking for a passionate, hardcore way to get in way better shape).
946 Pearl St., Boulder
Started by three Boulder natives and childhood friends with a passion for cold-pressed juice and nut milk, it takes just a glance at Wonder Press’s menu to see why we love it: You can get a standard latte with nut milk, or you can get one of their made-to-order “magic” concoctions like cacao, raw coconut sugar and nut milk spiced with cinnamon and cayenne, or a lemon mate tea with maple and cayenne, or a dandelion root and chicory latte. Their juice is the real deal—never pasteurized, never pressure-processed, served in a glass bottle and packed with several pounds of nutritive produce. Even better, they’re committed to producing as little waste as possible, which means they have a bottle exchange program and residual pulp from juices is either donated or used in their house-made muffins. Lots of natural light, abundant pillows (and free wifi) add to Wonder Press’s charm.
3456 Tejon St., LoHi
Come to this sprawling yoga and fitness studio, housed in a 4,000 square-foot space centrally located in LoHi, for everything from alignment-focused yoga classes to therapeutic spa treatments to dance movement courses. The lofty, light-filled spaces are gorgeous to practice in—and with fully equipped changing and shower rooms available, Freyja easily accommodates yogis on-the-go. At the spa, their Thai yoga therapy (a.k.a. “The lazy man’s yoga”) is tops, and if you’re prone to headaches, request a session of craniosacral therapy; also on offer: acupuncture, cupping, and reiki sessions. (While you’re getting your soul and energy realigned, you might as well get one of their skin-pampering facials, too.)
1521 Pearl St., Boulder
The Dragontree is a veritable sanctuary centrally located in Boulder, offering transporting, therapeutic massages—perfect for an escape, even if you’re already on vacation here. Their spa services extend to acupuncture, Ayurveda, and cosmetic waxing; they also provide luxurious head-to-toe treatments in the Sangha Room—from foot baths to head/neck/shoulder treatments to combination packages that literally work on you from head to toe—which can be enjoyed by groups at a time (Sangha is Sanskrit for “a group of like-minded people who join together for mutual enlightenment”). They also have their own inside-and-out body care line, Dragontree Apothecary.
1408 Larimer St., Ste. 102, LoDo
Nestled in Larimer Square (with another location now at the Cherry Creek Mall), Aillea is the go-to brick-and-mortar shop for clean beauty in Denver. Owner and self-described lifetime beauty junkie Kathryn Murray Dickinson, formerly a beauty industry executive in New York, stocks a rich variety of non-toxic makeup, skincare, hair care, bath & body, nail care, and fragrance—most of which, at the very least, are wholeheartedly goop-approved.
Base Coat Nail Salon
3244 Navajo St., LoHi
For a non-toxic mani/pedi, head to Base Coat in LoHi, where services on offer run the gamut from a basic procedure (including an aromatherapy hand/foot soak) with a basic color or natural, shiny buffed nails, to deep moisturizing oil treatments with hot towels (perfect for hands dried out and chapped by chilly mountain air) and full-blown nail art. They offer mini mani/pedis for the little ones, too.
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