I have had some of the best massages ever at Elixir.
The atmosphere is great. I would recommend it to anyone.
I love these guys--I have a membership package and go 2 times a month. they are so nice and very professional. Susanne gives the best deep tissue massage in the universe!
My husband got me a 90min massage as a bday gift. He said he based his decision on 5280. I'll admin, I was hesitant, and felt bad if he dropped $ on a crap massage. I've been to a few places in Denver, and they're usually a 3 out of 10. Either the pressure wasn't enough - even if I asked for harder, or I felt rushed and didn't get the time I paid for.
Going into this - I was like, you know, hubby gave a kick ass gift, I'll try to enjoy it the best I can, if it sucks, whatever.
I get there 15 minutes early, as requested. The ladies that worked the front desk all seemed nice, in their matching green shirts. There's a 2 page form to fill out. It asks questions about music preference, allergies, what type of massage I wanted, any phobias. I kinda laughed and was a smart ass about it - I have a phobia of clowns and stupid people...I get a wrap around my neck, offered water/tea while I sit there and wait.
Jessica M. comes out with a few of the other masseuses to direct their assigned massagee to their designated room. Mine was all the way in the back - lights are dimmed. By the time we're done our intros, she leaves me to disrobe - to my comfort level of course. My appt is at 230, I'm on the table at 2:28.
Jessica comes back with warm towels on my back and on my feet. The process was amazing. I found myself drifting in and out of mini naps. She didn't force me to have lengthy convos, she'd ask me if the pressure was ok and how I was doing. I'm sure if i wanted to be chatty cathy, she'd totally be there to facilitate, but I was suffering from a rocking food coma and the massage was so intensely amazing, that I just wasn't coherent.
When she flipped me over (it was rough, I was jelly and moving seemed too hard core) - she lifted the sheet and we did the procedure quickly. Why I'm mentioning this - most massage places, will have the masseuse leave and come back (which eats up like 5-7 minutes of your actually massage time). She "wakes me up" and tells me that's about all the time we have for today - so cute!! I think I said something nice, but seriously I was so high from my massage that I barely was able to get off the table and dress myself.
I did get my full 90 minutes worth. It was a little after 4 when she left the room. I know there are reviews that people feel like it's a rip off, or they didn't get their time - I think it's mostly due to the massage therapist. Jessica M. (there are other Jessica's there), RULES!! She really puts in the effort - found knots that I didn't even know I had, and I felt like butter afterwards. Hard to do b/c I'm so high strung and stressed all the time, it's ridiculous to believe my body isn't tight. Well worth the $, well worth the time.
Any dislikes - pushy sales at the end - to join membership, seriously, talk to me about it BEFORE. When I'm all relaxed after my massage, the only thing I want to think about it how relaxed I am, not debating on a package. I was also thinking that massage places should send their clients home with a candle or aromatherapy awesomeness - how fun would that be, to continue the relaxation awesomeness throughout the day.
I thoroughly enjoyed my session and hoping to go back again soon (if time permits - I'm total Type A and hard to relax and devoting that much time away from my blackberry - eeps)
Pros: Excellent Deep Tissue, very relaxing, got my $ for the time
Cons: salesy front desk, kinda pricy
A colleague and I were in Denver for a conference and were recommended Elixir. We scheduled the appointments at the same time and went in about 15 minutes early. My colleague went in on time and I sat in the lobby for another 5 minutes or so. My masseuse was a very personable guy with great hands. I was taken back 5 minutes into the session time and then waited another 8 - 10 after I had laid down for the treatment - waiting for hot towels. It was almost 20 after the hour when my massage started - and it ended exactly on the hour. I had paid for a 60 minute massage and got a 40 minute massage. When I spoke to the woman up front she was apologetic, but did nothing. We needed to catch our flight so I didn't make an issue of it, but was very, very disappointed
Pros: Good professional massage
It's spotless, the sheets are like (or are?) silk, they play whatever type of music you like, your feet are wrapped in hot towels while you get your massage, and the memberships are a great deal if you like/need regular massages.
My therapist will be quiet when I want to be quiet, or talk & laugh when I feel like it; and he explains what muscles are having issues and what types of stretches I can do to prevent further problems. Truly invested in my well-being.
It's just luxurious there. It's a tad expensive with tip if you don't do the membership, but I'd say it's worth it. Love that place.
Pros: great massage, great atmosphere, open Sundays
Cons: meter only parking
I heard about Elixir from a good friend of mine that has been a client of theirs for quite some time so I decided that I would give it a try and wow, I was thoroughly impressed! Right when I walked in I checked in, and as I was filling out some paperwork I got a heating pad put on my neck and was offered a beverage. My therapist, Judy, was absoultely as sweet as can be. Not only that, she helped me with some serious problems with my shoulders that ive had ever since I can remember. She showed me some stretches and things to do at home that have already help. I also purchased some creme called Muscle Ice (or something along those lines..) that has really helped with lower back pain at night. Thanks so much to Judy and everyone at Elixir for making me feel like a princess!
Pros: Staff, Products, Over all experience
Cons: I dont live closer!
During my visit to Denver, I wanted to find somewhere to receive a good massage. I wasn't sure what to expect to find. So many bodywork places these days charge by the modality (deep tissue, relaxation, etc.), rather than just time. The Elixir staff are warm & inviting, as is the atmosphere. The massage was superb; I was looking for an hour mainly consisting of deep tissue upper body work along with some emphasis on my feet. And the price was a steal!! If you're looking for quality, professionalism & a massage tailored to you...go to Elixir!!!
Pros: Friendly staff, easy to find, very relaxing environment
Cons: Elixir is in Denver & I'm not!!
I was looking for a place to get my husband a surprise massage and found a coupon on city search last week that says (word for word) "Purchase a 60 Min massage and get a complimentary hot lava massage." So I called and made my husband an appointment for the 60 min massage and told them I had a coupon from city search for the complimentary hot lava massage and they booked the appointment and told me just to bring it in. So we just showed up and they told me there was a typo on the ad, blamed city search of course, it was supposed to say upgrade not complimentary and they wouldn't honor it. They also said they left me a message on my cell, which i didn't get, and that it was my fault if i didn't listen to my messages. I just listened to it by the way and the owner said its been stuck on there for the last month which was a lie as the front desk chick told us when we were in there they had no idea about the typo till i called and had it removed immediately and that I was the only one who found it. As if the whole thing wasn't bad enough she had to leave an entire message of lies, unreal. I then left the owner a message after we were rudely shown the door and surprise surprise she never even called me back. I guess thats great if you have a business that is going so well you don't have to treat new customers kindly, but as for me and anyone we know we will be getting our massages somewhere else and you should also, bad business owners and liars shouldn't be rewarded.
Pros: didn't get to find out
Cons: Owner is a liar and truly no idea how to run a business
I love Elixir. I go there at least once a month. The massage therapists are great, the specialty massages are great. They have a relaxing atmosphere and everyone there is nice, polite and wonderful to be around.
Pros: Suzanne and Lisa
Cons: I can't go everyday.
I had a fabulous visit yesterday to elixir as a first time massage customer. I was pleasantly greeted and welcomed and offered an elixir for relaxation. I then received a warm therapeutic wrap for my neck and shoulders to begin the relaxation process. The surroundings were comfortable and beautiful - calm and quiet. I had a very nice massage from Jen who worked the tension out of my back and shoulders specifically. I left feeling relaxed, calm and great. It was refreshing to be asked "is there anything we could have done better?" upon checking out. I believe the owners truly want to make sure their customers are receiving the best in care. I will definitely be back!
WHAT A RELAXING ATMOSPHERE. THE STAFF MADE ME FEEL AT HOME AS SOON AS I WALKED THRU THE DOOR. I CAN NOT WAIT TO TELL THE WIFE WE HAVE A NEW MASSAGE CENTER. A VERY WELL DONE MASSAGE CENTER, WAIT TO YOU SEE THE MASSAGE ROOMS , NEED I SAY MORE?
Pros: SUSAN, GREAT DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Cons: SORRY I DO NOT HAVE ANY.
My legs, feet and back ached so bad I didn't want to get out of bed but I am so glad I did. I feel like a new woman. My husband (the saint) bought me a gift certificate to Elixir for their Yummy Tummy Pregnancy massage package. They were so gracious and welcoming. As soon as I came in they gave me a special tea just for expecting moms and a warm neck wrap. The massage itself was so soothing, the tummy mask really eased that "too tight" feeling of my skin and the leg and foot scrub make me realize that my feet could feel something other than swollen. I loved the Mama Mio products they used and I even got my own sampler to take home. If you are pregant or know someone who is go to Elixir, they know their stuff.
Pros: Great space, they pay attention to details, very relaxing, sheets were sooo soft
Cons: I know everyone says parking is difficult but I found a space right out front
Elixir in Lodo is the best place to get massages! The minute you walk in the door you feel welcomed by the staff. Getting a massage at Elixir is an experience that you wont forget. I highly recommend Elixir for getting all your massage services.
I was HIGHLY pleased when me and my husband went in for massages at elixir. Not only is it located in an easy to find place and close to everything fun in downtown, but the atmosphere was amazing! Such a relaxing downtown studio and everything on the inside was decorated well; it was very eye catching and pleasing to the senses. Not only that, but the staff was knowledgable, friendly and provided outstanding customer service. I get massages at least once a month, and Rives is the best therapist I have ever been to! She is great at making all your kinks go away, but at the same time, not hurting you and pushing you too far. An overall WONDERFUL experience. Highly recomended to all! Thanks for the great day Elixir!
Pros: The Therapist, Rives
Cons: Parking Downtown is Always a Pain!
Soothing well decorated salon, friendly environment, fabulous massage by Lisa! Would highly recommend this salon - especially for a relaxing Pre Natal massage. I was specifically impressed by the educated techniques, knowledge, and products.
We received a couples massage, and it was excellent! As soon as we walked in, we were promptly greeted, and given a beverage and warm neck wrap. The massage therapists were very intuitive in terms of performing the appropriate techniques that our bodies needed. The general space is very contemporary and inviting. We are definitely very satisfied with the service at Elixir, and would definitely recommend it to anyone that is looking for a relaxing retreat!
Pros: location, service, knowledgeable staff
Cons: non whatsoever!
It opened 3 weeks ago. It's modern. It's tasteful. It has exposed brick. It has 350 thread count sheets. It looks like a loft. It's very LoDo.
But, don't expect facials at this non-spa. It's actually a massage center (duh). Massages are the only available treatment and there's too many to pick from. There's the Elixir, it's a custom massage. There's the Four Hand, you get two masseuses at once. There's the Chair massage, it can come to your office. Then there's the Hot Stone and the Couple's massage. And there's even reflexology.
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This is a beautiful spa. The massage beds have silk sheets and the rooms are cozy and comfortable. I was welcomed with an offer of water or tea. It was a very warm afternoon and they gave me a cool wrap while I waited for my therapist. The therapists are very professional and very good. I highly recommend this spa to everyone. I can't wait until my next appointment!
Pros: Beautiful location, lots of options, great therapists
Cons: Parking is tough on the weekends
My massage at Elixir was, by far, one of the best that I've ever had. I tried the "steam table" massage accompanied w/ aromatherapy and came out feeling like a million dollars. Their staff is very friendly and knowledgable and the therapists are truly gifted in their techniques. You also can't beat the deal they have with their 6 month or 1 year membership offers. Elixir will definitely become a permanent fixture in the Lodo community.
Cons: parking can definitely be a pain, but it's well worth the hassle
ELIXIR IS THE BEST PLACE TO GET YOUR MASSAGE. IT HAS A VARIETY OF MASSAGE THERAPISTS AND KINDS OF MASSAGES. COME AND SEE IT TODAY OFF OF 15TH AND WAZEE IN LODO. ITS AN EXPERIENCE YOU SHALL NEVER FORGET!!1
The atmosphere is terrific! Elixir is set in a beautiful historic building with a tranquil design. I have been waiting my whole life for a place like this! My favorite part is the friendly staff. They are all there to serve you and make you feel like your important. Leave your cares behind...
Pros: All of it!
Cons: Parking can be a pain. But well worth it. Make sure to give yourself extra time to find a spot!
Officing downtown has new advantages, you can now spend rush hour getting a massage at Elixir Mind and Body massage instead of getting stressed out in your car for the same hour. I treated myself at the urging of a friend and was a member before the massage was half way over. Love the exposed brick interior, super quiet setting, chose my own music. First went with 2 other friends and it was a huge treat - this spa has truly thought of everything for your best massage experience, I've been getting massage for years and all three of the therapists I had so far have been excellent. Next on my agenda is their steam table massage. Love the location, right near Tattered Cover and dozens of restaurants nearby to enjoy after visiting Elixir. I'm lucky, they located 2 blocks from my office. They are coming to the office next week for all my employees to experience a chair massage - great for everybody's "computer shoulders". Everything smell wonderful at Elixir - especially the spa chocolates!
Pros: Actually very accessable - 1/2 blk off 16th St. Mall Shuttle & Good Meter Pkg
Cons: Free Parking on Sunday is nice - otherwise typical LoDo Pkg issues but this is better than most due to prime location