The Denver spa scene is changing...for the better. From exotic international therapies to nonsurgical face-lifts, spas in the Mile-High City are ready to pamper in a whole new way. We visited 26 area spas and tried 45 trendy treatments. Here, we tell you

August 2005

Au Naturel
The emergence of food-based, organic, and local ingredients in spa treatments

With ingredients such as paprika, pinon, spearmint, marjoram, kiwi, and other organic fruits, herbs, and veggies, spa service descriptions are starting to resemble restaurant menus. "There has been an enhanced interest in local and indigenous spa experiences," says Lynne Walker McNees, president of the International Spa Association. Spas are utilizing their geographic location and indigenous traditions to provide more distinctive and compelling experiences for their guests."