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Aspen Spas: A Guide to the Spas of Aspen, Colorado

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Confluence Pool at the The Remède SpaConfluence Pool at the The Remède SpaASPEN -Spend enough time in Aspen, Colorado and you’ll surely stumble upon a reference to “The Aspen Lifestyle.” Walter Paepcke, the godfather granddaddy behind Aspen’s inception as a modern resort town, envisioned a secluded getaway synchronized by holistic ideological trinity of mind, body, and spirit. This trivium is the raison d'etre of the so-called “Aspen Lifestyle:” to exercise the mind, body, and spirit while striving for individual self-actualization. Each piece of this philosophical pie has an observable facet in Aspen’s civic life: A vibrant intellectual, musical, and artistic scene strives tirelessly to stimulate the mind; soaring peaks, buttes, rivers, and natural splendors of the Rocky Mountains provide a seemingly infinite number of recreational pursuits like skiing, biking, and hiking to fine tune the body’s physically fitness; and the town’s geographical serenity, inspiring natural majesty, and compassionate residential community stirs the soul with ecstasy.

Of course, other aspects can be lumped under the thematic umbrella of “The Aspen Lifestyle.” Skiing, partying, yoga, eating healthy, charity benefit soirees, luxurious splurges, and the vogue life of fashion and personal pampering have their well-earned place in the Aspen experience. Spas are a popular way to relax and get away from the hustles and bustles of life outside Aspen. Visitors will find Aspen’s world-class selection of full service spas, day spas, and holistic treatment centers offering rejuvenating body treatments and therapeutic massages to be the ultimate indulgence in the Aspen lifestyle. Add a spa excursion into your Aspen vacation and you’ll surely leave vibrant, relaxed, and refreshed. Here at Aspen.com, we’ve rounded up ten Aspen spas to help you feel your physical best and tap into inner-essence of your being.


10

Salon Tullio
208 East Main Street
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-7201
www.salontullio.com

Located in a historic Victorian cottage on Main Street, Salon Tullio provides revitalizing day spa services along with full service hair and nail salon. Hydrating and radiating skin treatments are available, along with Swedish, deep tissue, or aromatherapy massages.


9

Higher Spa & Studio
110 Midland Ave.
Suite 201
Basalt, CO
www.higherspa.com

Higher Spa and Studio is located 20 minutes down valley from Aspen in charming downtown Basalt. Customers can expect the same premiere Aspen service for a very attractive non-Aspen price. The extensive massage menu includes deep tissue, Swedish, Thai, and the Basalt Hot Stone massage – a local specialty involving herbal oils and heated basalt stones to ensure deep relaxation. The studio’s signature treatments is the two-hour long Endorphin High massage which combines a deep tissue sports massage with skin exfoliation and herbal oil treatment. This massage will leave you feeling as blissfully high as Maroon Bells from a high-octane rush of relaxation.

8

Autumn in Aspen - Nature Spa
623 E. Hopkins Ave.
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 544-0696
www.autumninaspen.com

Owned by local massage therapist and certified esthetician Autumn Miller, Autumn in Aspen Nature Spa infuses a holistic approach to its variety of relaxing specialty massages and cleansing facials. The professional staff offers monthly specials and discounts, so be sure to call ahead for an appointment.

7

O2 Aspen
500 W Main St.
Aspen, CO 81611
www.o2aspen.com

Located on West Main Street, O2 Aspen’s the blue and white trim wooden exterior captivates the imagination with an authentic, flat wooden storefront reminiscent of an old Western saloon or general store. Yet this funky boutique yoga studio, active wear clothier, and full service day spa invigorates both the body and the mind. In addition to a wide variety of daily Vinyasa Yoga and Pilate classes led by a friendly and professional staff, O2 offers soothing massages starting from 120 dollars and refreshing skin treatments with a specialty in restorative cleansing and extractions techniques for the dry Rocky Mountain climate. O2 Aspen also offers acupuncture consultation and treatment.

6

Aspen Alps Health Spa & Fitness Center
700 Ute Avenue
Aspen Co 81611
(970) 429-1156
www.aspenalps.com

Don’t be deterred by the Aspen Alps Health Spa’s location in a rental condominium complex. The bulk of the facility comprises of a state-of-the-art fitness center. The Health Spa at the Aspen Alps was recently remodeled to include a steam room, a sauna, and four simplistic, wood and tile massage rooms optimized for a maximum feng shui experience. The massage therapists can perform either 30-minute or hour-long massages, including Thai, Swedish, or a LaStone Massage that utilizes heated river rocks. The condo hotel even keeps a professional fitness director and staff to offer personal training and Pilates sessions.