Best Spas in Boulder

Rest and Regenerate with Boulder's Premier Spas

Boulder is a place for outdoor pleasures that tear the skin, make sore the muscles, and don't even get us started on how the arid climate wreaks havoc on your skin. Enter heaven-sent day spas. Even though Boulderites love to bang themselves up, they also recognize that they need plenty of pampering and pleasures so they can be restored for more banging and bruises in the mountains.

Topping our list, Spa at St. Julien offers a luxurious spa experience and many unqiue treatments, including the Facial Freshener is perfect for ladies who need to look fresh and fabulous before an evening out in Boulder. Essentials Day Spa offers affordable packages, including facials, body tanning and hair treatments.

Spavia and Finishing Touch offer elegance and exceptionally well trained spa technicians to assist you with choosing the best treatment. Be sure to try Spavia's deep tissue or sports massage if you're in town for a marathon, cycling event, or to climb a 14ner ( one of Colorado's 14,000ft mountains). Or, for a lighter touch, one of Finishing Touch's Swedish massages which are certain to relax you.

No matter the condition of your skin, muscles, hair, or nails, our list of exquisite spas holds the remedy.


The Dragontree Holistic Day Spa doesn't just focus on exterior beauty but, rather, works from the outside in, providing healing teas and herbal supplements to its guests, foot and hand massages, and an array of other services meant to balance the body, mind, and spirit. Their private treatment rooms allow you to relax and enjoy massage, as well as Ayurvedic healing practices and acupuncture. Some of Dragontree's luxurious body treatments include the Chai Sugar Polish, Green Tea Salt Glow for removing dead skin cells and toxins, and the Mother of Pearl Pumice Polish. So, whether you're recovering from an injury, need to de-stress, or simply want to treat yourself, Drangontree offers the perfect escape.

Recommended for Spas because: Dragontree fuses spa treatments with a focus on holistic healing and wellness to ensure that you leave feeling beautiful, healthy, and rejuvenated.

Hope's expert tip: If you refer a friend, you receive $50 in services.

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The official spa of Hotel Boulderado, Marianna's L' Esthetique Medi Spa is the perfect retreat for you during your stay in Boulder. The basics are all represented at this spa, including hair removals, peels, mani/pedis, facials, and wedding party packages. For something special, try the Aegean Body Polish, which blends essential oils of eucalyptus, lavender, and basil, with sea salt, to "exfoliate, smooth, hydrate, and invigorate the whole body". If your work and diet have left you feeling slightly toxic, let us recommend the Ultra Detox Wrap and Polish This super-detoxification treatment which will help you rid your body of toxins with one natural and effective treatment.

Recommended for Spas because: Marianna's Medi Spa boasts exceptional Body Therapies, Wraps, and Polishes which makes it one of our top ten.

Hope's expert tip: Be sure to indulge in the Aegean Body Polish.

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Aqua Fleur Day Spa offers a wide variety of treatments, including wedding consultations, cuts, and coloring for your hair. If it's your muscles and tendons that are in need of some work, hot stone massage, wellness massage, prenatal massage will work wonders for you. May we also recommend, Aqua Fleur's Signature Pedicure, complete with a warm footbath while you rest in luxurious pedicure massage chairs. Start off with nail grooming and cuticle treatment, followed by exfoliation of the bottom of the feet. Then you'll be treated to an exfoliating scrub on your foot and leg. Top it all off with an extended foot and leg massage, as well as a polish application

Recommended for Spas because: Aqua Fleur Day Spa offers thorough wedding day consultations for make-up and hair, making it one of our top ten.

Hope's expert tip: Be sure you try their hot stone massage and, for expectant mommies, their prenatal massage.

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Massage Envy is the only spa in town that offers the Environmental Shield Facial, a scientifically proven spa facial designed to stop the signs of aging that result from environmental factors such as sunlight, smog, pollution and stress. They also practice Reflexology; a deeply relaxing massage technique which focuses on the feet for people who have suffered ankle injuries and other foot ailments. Hot stone therapy, Swedish and deep tissue massage are also available for athletes or those of you who have just had a stressful month of work and need a break. Also, don't forget to ask for one of their signature mani/pedis to top off your spa experience.

Recommended for Spas because: Message Envy's Environmental Shield Facial and exceptional reflexologists earn it a spot on our list.

Hope's expert tip: Protect yourself with Message Envy's Environmental Shield Facial.

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This elegant spa is the home of many effective skincare remedies, including their Age...Less skin treatment includes,a cleanse, steam, enzyme or peel, mask, massage, hydration treatment which is perfect for Colorado's dry climate. As is the case with most of their treatments, it also includes a hand, foot and scalp massage. For gentlemen try The Gent, which uses skin specific products for men, with a steam, exfoliate, extract, customized mask, scalp and hand massage. There's also waxing, microdermabrasion, and make-up consults if you need a little help with your colors for a wedding day, formal, or just a fun night out on the town.

Recommended for Spas because: Unique skincare treatments and affordable spa packages earn jlounge a spot on our list.

Hope's expert tip: Try their Age...Less skincare treatment to combat dry skin during your stay in Colorado's arid climate.

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Polish yourself off with Finishing Touch. This delightful spa offers a variety of pampering, including hair cuts, coloring, and styling. Some of their other offerings are waxing, laser hair treatment, and hair extensions. At Finishing Touch you'll also find a mixed bag of massages that will perfectly address any aliment, sore muscle, or tweaked tendon. Including their Sacred Stone massage and Lavender Dream, which are sure to lull you into a deep and rested state so that you can finish out your stay in style. If you're in the area for a wedding, Finishing Touch offers affordable and comprehensive bridal packages for your big day.

Recommended for Spas because: Finishing Touch welcomes bridal parties and encourages you to bring all of your friends for your big day.

Hope's expert tip: Stop into Finishing Touch for a mani/pedi, hair cut, and coloring.

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Escape to the mountains of Colorado and indulge at this elegant spa where pampering and primping are taken to a whole new level. At Essentials Day Spa, you can experience facials, body tanning, hair treatments, and massage. For your hands and feet, which are no doubt tired from hiking and climbing in those big hills, we recommend exquisite manicures and pedicures. Affordable spa packages are a great way to treat a friend, loved one, or yourself and make-up artistry can get your ready for a formal night out on the town in Boulder. Whatever you aliment or care, Essentials Day Spa will melt your troubles away.

Recommended for Spas because: Affordable spa packages and a wide variety of services places Essentials Day Spa toward the top of our list.

Hope's expert tip: Indulge in a mani/pedi and take advantage of their make-up artistry before your night out in Boulder.

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This luxurious and noteworthy spa is known for its retreat room where you can relax as long as you like after your customizable and hand-selected treatments. Spavia truly has something for everyone. For those in need of massage, they offer couples massge, prenatal, sports, and many more. If your skin is in need of TLC, Spavia provides age defense, cleansing, and hydraderm facials. Even men can relax at Spavia with deep tissue and sports massage, as well as hot stone therapy. Beauty treatments include mineral make-up, lash extensions, tanning solutions, and waxing to ensure that you're gorgeous for your stay in the mountains of Colorado.

Recommended for Spas because: Spavia offers a luxurious experience and is known for it affordable pricing but exceptional service.

Hope's expert tip: Be sure to indulge in their hot stone therapy or sports massage for you athletes.

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Voodoo Hair Lounge caters to those who desire to be pampered and leave looking and feeling more beautiful than they imagined. High-lighting, styling, and hair cuts are available as well as hair extensions, facial waxing, eye lash extensions, and make up application. Voodoo is particularly perfect for those in town for a wedding or special event and provide an array of services for Brides-to-Be and their bridesmaids. Men are also welcome at Voodoo and are sure to leave with a dapper new cut. Located on the busy and bustling Pearl Street, Voodoo is the perfect place for pampering after a luxurious brunch or during a day of serious shopping.

Recommended for Spas because: Voodoo's hip environment and expert services leave you feeling and looking gorgeous.

Hope's expert tip: A great place for brides and their wedding party!

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Spa at St Julien is the most luxurious spa experience in the Front Range. Manicures, pedicures, and facials are just the beginning of the pampering and pleasures to be experiences at this world-renowned respite. Spa at St Julian employs advanced spa treatments from Europe and Asia, as well as highly trained staff who take great pride and enjoyment in helping you to relax and unwind. Body purification can help you to detox, tea is available for sipping, and robes fit for kings and queens can be worn as you receive your treatments. The St Julien's Gentleman Facial is perfect for men who deserve some pampering after that hardwork and the Facial Freshener is perfect for ladies who need to look fresh and fabulous before an evening out in Boulder.

Recommended for Spas because: Spa at St Julien was awarded the 2013 Forbes Travel Guide 4 Star Award and is considered among the Top Ten Organic Spas in the country.

Hope's expert tip: Try the Facial Freshener to revitalize your dull or dry complexion.

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