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Spa Experiences

One of the best winter activities in Telluride, Colorado is taking advantage of the world-class spa experiences. There is no shortage of incredible spa and healing treatments, as well as gifted body workers, in San Miguel County.

If you are not up for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing or other winter sports, your loved ones or friends can leave you in good hands. Or, if you have enjoyed a rigorous day on the hill, and your body needs some attention or adjustment, you’ve got another good reason to book an appointment at one of the resorts or spas in Telluride. You will find everything from massage therapy, reiki, somatic polarity therapy, rolfing, acupuncture, sound healing, private yoga therapy, aromatherapy, energy work, and more in Telluride.

If you’re staying in the Mountain Village, check out the spa at the Hotel Madeline. Their products feature organic and aromatic lotions, oils, and scrubs. Their massage therapists are highly regarded in Telluride, and the overall ambiance is very calming and pleasing to the senses. It’s an eco-luxury sanctuary.  They also sell personal oxygen tanks in their spa- the perfect size for storing in a backpack or purse on a high altitude vacation.

See also the spa at the Peaks Hotel. Formerly a Golden Door Spa, it’s one of the largest spas in Colorado. With facials, massages, and other treatments offered daily, you can also soak in one of their pools, or enjoy a steam experience in the sauna they offer. The Fairmont in the Mountain Village has an esteemed spa on site, but as this property is more of a time-share, you won’t necessarily see the advertising. The Fairmont does staff an acupuncturist, and offer other modalities for healing, like energy work.

In Telluride, don’t miss Atmosphere. Located at the bottom of the gondola, massage appointments are available on demand, and they are well-known for their manicures and pedicures. AromaSpa, on Colorado Avenue, features a lengthy menu of spa treatments including an “Altitude Adjustment” that blends essential oils and pressure points for weary travelers.

The local’s choice for affordable and quality appointments is Studio G. Also on Colorado Avenue, you’ll find them tucked away in an upstairs unit. Many say they offer the best waxing, facials, and massage appointments in Telluride. Their staff is very thoroughly trained, and their products feature organic, holistic ingredients for saving the skin at 9,000 feet. And, they have a shellac pedicure- a nail treatment activated by UV light rays that won’t chip or peel for at least a month.

For the best haircut in town, or for a wedding experience, see Bliss and Bang Bang salon. Stylists are experts at color and the latest in hair trends. They travel abroad for education and keep the tiny mountain town of Telluride looking up-to-date. Check out the Telluride Daily Planet for other independent body workers in town. You’ll find a massage therapist and other specialists offering quality treatments and working out of private offices in town. Some of them travel for house calls. You might also find discounts for apres or off-season discounts.

Telluride has always been known for a type of healing energy that can be found in its beautiful box canyon. And visiting such a power place calls for a little pampering of the body and rejuvenation of the spirit.

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