As the New Year approaches, we want to rid ourselves of last year’s burdens. What better way to refresh than by giving the gift of relaxation?
Whether you’re giving a manicure-pedicure gift certificate, day retreat to Gold Lake or a New Age gift like Thai Yoga Massage or Anjali Restorative Yoga, your gift will be well-appreciated.
Thai Yoga Massage, known as “lazy man’s yoga,” involves massage along with assisted stretching and yoga positions. Lie down on a futon mat, wearing loose clothes, and an instructor moves your body into different yoga positions and then massages you while you hold that position. You won’t need to put forth any physical effort. The movements are subtle and positions tangible, making it a great way for people of all ages and body types to relax. Massage therapist Kimberly Fisher customizes the positions and massage for each person depending upon injuries. Kimberly Fisher’s office is located at 1633 Pine St. in Boulder. She can be reached 602-361-5505, or visit her website to purchase a gift certificate at www.thaimassageboulder.com. Rates: 60 minutes, $75; 90 minutes, $100; 120 minutes, $120.
Ten20 is a nail and waxing spa that throws parties and screens weekly chick flicks. Buy your girlfriend a gift certificate for a manicure or pedicure, or bring a group of your best girls to the shop for a holiday party. Ten20 books mani and pedi parties for six or more. Bring food, drinks and a movie, and Ten20 will play your flick on the big screen while you’re pampered. A combined manicure and pedicure ranges from $55 to $65. Combined manicure and pedicure for a party of six ranges from $450 to $500. Looking for last-minute gifts? Check out Ten20’s boutique, which carries your bath and body needs. Ten20 is located at 2005 Pearl St. in Boulder. For more information call 720-565-1020, or visit ten20.tv.
Give a day escape to Gold Lake Mountain Resort as a gift to someone who appreciates the outdoors. Gold Lake offers dance, yoga, kayaking, canoeing and hiking. Relax after your adventure in Gold Lake’s hot soaking pools. The resort also offers nutrition and wellness programs. Weekday escapes are $36 and weekend escapes are $46. Or stay the night and dine at Gold Lake’s restaurant. Rooms are $140 to $205. Cabins are $165 to $245. Suites are $305 to $345 and the Lake House is $695 to $795. Gold Lake Mountain Resort is located at 3371 Gold Lake Rd. in Ward. For more information call 303-459-3544, or visit www.goldlake.com.
Yoga haven m time caters to the yoga lifestyle by offering classes and gear. They offer a relaxing and restorative yoga called Anjali Restorative Yoga, developed by m’s founder, Shannon Paige Schneider. Anjali increases lung capacity, improves circulation and spinal flexibility, while reducing stress-related and chronic fatigue symptoms. The experienced yogi or newcomer can participate in Anjali. After starting in the basic relaxation pose, you will be called in and out of eight other poses with guided mediation, breathing exercises and visualizations. Buy a gift certificate for Anjali yoga for someone who needs to de-stress, or peruse the gift shop for aromatherapy supplies, eye pillows, organic clothing, enlightening books, music and yoga gear. The studio is located at 2035 Broadway in Boulder. For more information call 720-565-6115, or visit www.omtime.com.