For a Massage:
Spa Universaire (Swedish Stress Relieving Massage) Tight, achy muscles are no match for the expert massage therapists at Spa U. Skilled beyond your wildest dreams, these therapists will discuss your problem areas and work them out until you’re satisfactorily Jell-O-like. Newcomers anxious about a stranger rubbing them down will forget their anxiety after the first healing touch. The spa offers a variety of different massages; ask which one is right for you. 475 W. 12th Ave., Suite D, 303-629-9070.
For the Atmosphere:
Essentiels Spa Spa newcomers rejoice! There is no better place to get acquainted with the spa experience than Essentiels Spa in Boulder. Arguably the most atmospheric spa in the area, Essentiels caters to those who want to spend the entire day at the spa. Snuggly robes, a full locker room, sauna, steam room, and lovely relaxation room with citrus water and fruit are just a few of Essentiels’ best qualities. Of course, the treatments are the real showstoppers. The signature facial is supremely decadent, as are the pedicures and the mermaid treatment. In fact, you can’t go wrong with any item on the menu – choose your pleasure. 2660 Canyon Blvd., Boulder, 303-440-0711.