Hemp Hits The Spa Scene in Colorado

Try the world's first ever hemp spa for cheap during Spa Week

Colorado hemp spa
••• A hemp rope woven to reveal a hemp field. John Beedle/Getty Images

Add this to the only-in-Colorado list — literally.

We are home to the world’s first and only hemp spa.

When you walk through the door, the spa, Nature’s Root, feels just like any regular spa. Candles flicker, products line the walls, a therapist offers you a cup of tea. Except everything here has a hemp angle to it.

Yes, we are talking about the “cannabis Sativa L. hemp” plant. Although the products here won’t get you high, so don’t get the wrong idea.

The products are all hemp-based, and made in state. The tea is made with hemp, and so is the wood on the counter. Even the clothes the therapists wear comes from hemp.

Try this completely unique spa for a major discount during Spa Week.

Spa Week is a national movement several times a year, when you can get spa treatments for a majorly discounted rate. This spring’s Spa Week runs April 11-17.

For travelers, Spa Week is a great way to incorporate some extra relaxation into your trip and experience special regional treatments, like a facial at a hemp spa.

During this one-week special, you can find treatments at participating spas across the state for just $50. These treatments are typically $100 to $500 each.

More about hemp

Nature’s Root has its own product line, made with hemp grown at a farm in Sterling. It includes body lotion, lip gloss, a lip scrub, face scrub and more. It also uses the local ISun line, a mostly vegan, organic skin care line out of Telluride.

The facials and skin care at the Nature’s Root Spa center around ISun, but you’ll have plenty of hemp infusions, too. A typical facial includes hand and feet massages, as well as a shoulder and neck massage, with Nature’s Root products.

Try a restorative facial, which is a great way to recover from the dry Colorado weather and to get ready for the spring.

It wraps up with serums and moisturizers to hydrate your smin.

Or select the age-defying facial, which includes an exfoliating 12 percent lactic acid peel. Peptide and vitamin C also is applied to stimulate collagen.

Although hemp has a controversial history, as a cousin to cannabis, there are many claims about its health benefits — some not exactly proven, but others well founded.

Hemp seeds pack no high but do contain a ton of protein, fiber and magnesium.

The U.S. National Library on Medicine reports hemp seed also is a great source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

Nature’s Root also points to its front desk made out of hemp, which is flame-retardant, as well as beautiful. And the hemp clothing, which looks and feels as soft as cotton.

Add a little luxury to your vacation

Millions of people around the country participate in Spa Week, and hundreds of spas and wellness facilities offer discounts. 

In addition to Nature’s Root, you can get a 60-minute hot stone massage, detoxifying sea salt body scrub or stress-relieving facial at Ange de La Mer Salon & Spa in Lakewood; a signature facial, oxygen lift facial treatment or microdermabrasion on the face at Blue Creek in Denver; or a “relaxation experience” (Swedish massage with soaking salts gift) at Elements Massage in Highlands Ranch.

Elements is also offering an hour-long deep tissue or trigger-point massage or a prenatal massage for pregnant women.

The Elements in Highpoint Denver and Littleton are also participating, and offering the same three options for $50.

Finally, RonnaSkin in Westminster will feature a 70-minute signature three-masque facial customized to skin type or an hour-long Revolutionary Milagro Skin Refining Treatment to target skin concerns.

Visit SpaWeek.com and search by location to see the full list of participating salons and the treatments they are offering. You have to sign in with your email address to view them.

You can also buy a gift card (with no expiration date) to use at any time in more than 8,000 locations across North America and dozens in Colorado, including fitness centers.