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May 25, 2010updated Feb 07, 2013

A Fresh Face For The Spa At Capella Telluride

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Telluride, Colorado – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine

Spring’s renewal hasn’t stopped with the flowering San Juan Mountains that surround bucolic Telluride, Colo. The Spa at Capella Telluride is also enjoying a fresh face, now offering a variety of new services to its award-winning line-up. From specialty sleep rituals and Chinese medicine to transformational skin therapies and a new KidSpa, Capella Telluride has refreshed the mountain spa experience in-time for a summer sojourn.

“Our new additions reflect the evolving needs of our guests,” said Jenny Farrand, spa director of The Spa at Capella Telluride. “Many were designed so that travelers may opt to enjoy the experience as a couple and/or in the comfort of their guestroom, giving visitors to Telluride greater control over their wellness experience.”

A sampling of Capella Telluride’s latest offerings follow.

New Body Treatments and Facials:

Close Your Eyes Sleep Ritual (100 min. – $250)

This recipe for sweet dreams begins with a cup of calming herbal tea and oxygen inhalation therapy featuring a blend of relaxing essential oils including bergamot and sandalwood. After a soothing steam shower, the body is gently scrubbed with lavender and sugar, and then sinks into a geranium mineral bath. Fifty minutes of gentle massage concludes the ritual.

Transformational Facial Treatment (50 min. – $155)

This multi-action transformation treatment helps firm and tone skin, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Powerful exfoliators open pathways to deliver vitamins, antioxidants, and peptides deep into the face, neck, and décolleté, where active cell production takes place. An antioxidant mask helps skin regenerate at a faster rate and protect itself against free radicals that contribute to premature aging. The experience includes a restoring hand massage incorporating powerful softening agents and skin brighteners.

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Organic Nourishing Facial (50 min. – $140)

A completely organic facial utilizing aromatherapy and wild harvested botanicals, this deeply moisturizing facial massage uses a penetrating warm poultice of healing raw sea algae to re-mineralize and nourish the skin. Gentle, hydrating, deep cleansing and abundantly relaxing, it includes a soothing shoulder and hand massage.

Wrinkle Reversal Treatment (20 min. – $95)

Designed to resurface dead, damaged skin cells, this treatment opens pathways for the nourishing benefits of a special Wrinkle Reversing Serum with SGF-4 technology (skin growth factors). Ultimately, wrinkle folds are plumped, creating more even skin tone while firming and tightening. It is an excellent treatment for men and women alike, especially those who prefer maximum results in minimal time.

Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation (50 min. – $140)

The Spa utilizes acupuncture with rhythmic electro-stimulation to improve guests’ muscle tone during this facial. Often referred to as an “acupuncture facelift,” the service is wonderful alone or for maximum results, paired as a follow-up to a traditional facial.

New Wellness Therapies:

Traditional Chinese Medicine (50 min. – $140 / 80 min. – $200)

Chinese Medicine theory involves looking at the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of the person, rather than merely addressing physical symptoms. Capella Telluride’s practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) use a combination of a variety of techniques to restore balance in the body, including Acupuncture, Cupping, Acupressure, Ear Seeds, Gua Sha, Moxibustion, Electro-Stimulation, Tui Na Massage and Herbology.

Yoga Flow (75 min. – $15; private sessions also available)

Designed for beginner and intermediate practitioners, participants are challenged to look inward and bring awareness to their body in motion, finding the balance between gravity’s pull and their own opposing strength.

Capella KidSpa:

Capella Telluride has rolled out an enticing selection of 20-minute treatments for the 7-14 year old set, designed as kid- and ‘tween-friendly spa experiences. Joined at the Spa by an adult guardian, younger guests can sample a range of services from the Capella KidSpa menu including a Junior Sports Massage,Little Person, Big Stress Massage, and Fresh Face mini-facial and skincare lesson ($55 each). For the accompanying adult, a 20-minute Make Mine a Double relaxing foot massage is also available for $55.

Reservations are available online at or by phone at (877) 247-6688.

Capella Telluride opened Feb. 12, 2009 in the heart of MountainVillage, marking the U.S. debut of Capella Hotels and Resorts. Named one of the world’s hottest new hotels by Condé Nast Traveler, Capella Telluride is redefining mountain luxury with 100 condominium hotel rooms and 60 one, two, three and four bedroom condominium residences. Capella Telluride offers the finest ski-in/ski-out location on the mountain and provides guests and residents with an unprecedented level of personal service. Its world-class amenities include an exclusive Capella lounge, boutique spa and indoor pool, a fitness center, ski valet, several restaurants and a kids club. Capella Telluride was developed through a partnership with RAL Companies & Affiliates LLC. For more information, visit

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