Denver Lifestyle
Apr 19, 2024 • 5 min read • By: Polly Clover

The Best Denver Spa Day Experience for Relaxation


Ready to relax differently with a unique and rejuvenating Denver spa day experience? In this article, we’ll discuss Denver’s award-winning day spa, Oakwell Beer Spa

Learn what a beer-inspired spa really is, which spa treatments you can enjoy at Oakwell, and what the experience is like.

Why You Deserve a Denver Spa Day

Everyone deserves time to unwind, and what better way to do it than at a spa? Not only is a spa day fun and relaxing, but spa treatments also have many wellness benefits, including stress and pain relief, better sleep, and reduced signs of aging. 

A spa is also the ideal place to unwind with friends or have a romantic date with your significant other.

The Best Day Spa in Denver: Oakwell Beer Spa

Oakwell Beer Spa is Denver, Colorado’s most unique day spa. It has taken traditional spas up a notch by creating a luxurious yet laid-back space where guests can enjoy rejuvenating spa treatments and local craft beer.

Oakwell Beer Spa has been recognized as one of TIME’s World’s Greatest Places and has become so popular that it’s expanding to new locations.

Oakwell Beer Spa's taproom and photo wall
Oakwell Beer Spa's Photo Wall

What to Expect from a Spa Day at Oakwell Beer Spa

A Denver spa day at Oakwell means refreshing beverages in a self-serve taproom, a private Beer Therapy™ Room for the ultimate relaxation, and a Relaxation Lounge with Zero Gravity Massage Chairs.

Self-Serve Cozy Taproom

Oakwell Beer Spa’s taproom is a modern space with cozy vibes. Guests can hang out in the taproom before or after their appointment to enjoy drinks and relax.

The taproom is also open for visitors who don’t have an appointment for spa services, so you can stop in to check out the space and enjoy a drink (or a few) if you’d like.

Each month, Oakwell Beer Spa works with a Colorado-based brewery and shares five of their best beers on tap. If you’re not into beer, you can enjoy wine, cider, kombucha, or tea.

The best part? You can self-serve your drinks at your leisure! When you arrive at Oakwell, you’ll receive a double-insulated stainless steel tumbler and a card you can use to scan the drinks you want to try. Pour as much or as little as you’d like. When you’re finished, you can take your card to the front desk to pay for the ounces you poured.

two men drinking beer at Oakwell Beer Spa in Denver
Oakwell Beer Spa Taproom

Beer Therapy™ Room

The Beer Therapy™ Room is Oakwell Beer Spa’s signature service. The room is private for up to two guests and has a beer bath, infrared sauna, relaxation deck, and rain shower.

You can also book multiple rooms if you’re enjoying a Denver spa day with a larger group. This is ideal for bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthday celebrations, and company get-togethers. 

The Beer Therapy™ Room session lasts for 90 minutes with the following:

  • Sweat and detox in the sauna for 20 minutes
  • Take a cold shower to rinse off and get your blood flowing for a few seconds
  • Soak in a bubbly beer bath with your cold beverage in hand for about 40 minutes
  • Shower and check out the Beer Therapy™ Cosmetic Minibar and beer-infused shower products
Oakwell Beer Spa's Beer Therapy Room for a Denver spa day
Oakwell Beer Spa's Beer Therapy™ Room

Relaxation Lounge

For the best massage in Denver, Colorado, look no further than Oakwell Beer Spa’s Relaxation Lounge. Experience a Zero Gravity Massage in a space-themed room with four chairs separated by privacy curtains.

Zero Gravity Massage chairs use the latest robotics technology for a personalized full-body massage. Your massage can be 15 or 30 minutes long. A 15-minute treatment provides deep relaxation with a head-to-toe deep tissue massage, while a 30-minute treatment offers a full-body massage with a stretching massage to re-energize the body. 

During your massage, your chair adjusts itself for a customized experience as you tilt back into a neutral, zero-gravity position with your legs elevated above your heart for complete relaxation. Benefits include pain relief, improved posture, better circulation, and relief for tired feet.

You don’t need an appointment to enjoy the Relaxation Lounge unless you’re adding it to your  Beer Therapy™ Room session. As a walk-in, massages are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Oakwell Beer Spa's Relaxation Lounge with massage chairs
Oakwell Beer Spa's Relaxation Lounge

How a Spa Day Works at Oakwell

Oakwell Beer Spa is dedicated to helping you have a comfortable and enjoyable spa experience. Whether you’re a new guest or you’ve been many times, the simple steps below make your visit as straightforward and relaxing as possible.

  1. Check-in
  2. Serve yourself a drink
  3. Go into your private Beer Therapy™ Room
  4. Relax in the infrared sauna
  5. Soak in a bubbly beer bath
  6. Go to the Relaxation Lounge for your Zero Gravity Massage
  7. Enjoy a cold beverage in the taproom

Denver Spa Day: FAQs

Make the most of your spa day at Oakwell Beer Spa with answers to common questions below.

What’s a beer bath?

At Oakwell Beer Spa, a beer bath is a cedar tub filled with warm water infused with beer’s main ingredients, hops and barley. A seasonal herbal blend is also mixed into the bath. Think of it like a beer bubble bath! These ingredients have nutrients that support healthy skin, hair, and overall well-being.

Not only is relaxing in a beer bath a calming experience, but it also provides other advantages. Hops are a natural sedative that offer anti-aging and soothing effects. On the other hand, barley is filled with vitamins and antioxidants that nourish hair, skin, and nails. The herbal bath blend changes monthly and also offers hair, skin, and mind benefits.

How do I prepare for an appointment at Oakwell Beer Spa?

The most important way to prepare for your spa day is to be ready to relax. Oakwell's laid-back and welcoming environment makes this easy.

Here are some other things you can do to prepare for your Denver spa day at Oakwell:

  • Wear what you’re comfortable in - You can wear your swimsuit or your birthday suit in your private Beer Therapy™ Room – up to you!
  • Drink plenty of water - Spa treatments, like saunas, can dehydrate you, so drinking water is important. You can also hydrate with beverages from the taproom during your appointment.
  • Arrive early - When you get to Oakwell, the receptionist will check you in, show you around, and get you set up. We recommend arriving 30 minutes early to ensure you start your spa treatments on time and fully enjoy the experience.

Unlike other spas, there’s no need to shower before arriving at Oakwell. The first treatment is the sauna, where you’ll work up a sweat. Then, you can rinse off in the rain shower in your private Beer Therapy™ Room before and after your beer bath.

Are there gift cards available?

Absolutely! A visit to Oakwell Beer Spa is the perfect gift for anyone and allows your gift recipient(s) to enjoy spa treatments, add-on services, beverages from the taproom, and retail products. 

Gift cards can be purchased for $1 to $2,000 and can be used for one or multiple appointments. Check out our recommendations for the best amount, depending on the experience you want to gift.

Enjoy Your Denver Spa Day Experience

We hope this article has inspired you to treat yourself to a spa day in Denver. Oakwell Beer Spa offers one of the most unique and relaxing experiences, with local craft beer, other tasty beverages, and rejuvenating spa treatments.

You can book your spa day online or call to schedule a spa day party.

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