Offering the only Watsu and Water Dance therapy in Glenwood Springs, Splendor Mountain Spa will help visitors float into relaxation. Experience relaxation in a whole new way! Located in a charming brick cottage that has been converted into a healing arts center, Splendor Mountain Spa features a Watsu pool, a sauna and four treatment rooms, including a couple’s suite.
Spa massage services include therapeutic, deep tissue, ashiatsu, hot stone and reflexology, but it is noted for its emphasis on Watsu and Water Dance.
Watsu and Water Dance treatments take place in a specialized 3,000 gallon pool that is kept at a comfortable 96°F (35°C). During a Watsu treatment, the head is never submerged; a therapist performs a series of movements with one hand while she stabilizes the head and neck with the other. As guests float, the therapist gently rocks and stretches the body. Water Dance, on the other hand, integrates full immersion and requires more comfort in the water and a greater bond of trust between practitioner and client. Due to the weightless environment of the water, pressure on the body’s joints is reduced. Watsu is especially therapeutic for pregnant women and those who experience chronic pain.