Licensed Massage Therapist Winter Program Starts Jan. 2013

If you have considered a career as a massage therapist, now is the time to embark on a path that will be deeply rewarding for both you and the many people who will benefit from this healing modality.  Denver Integrative Massage School will be offering their signature 600 hour Certified Massage Therapist program beginning January 12th.  The reason this program is so unique is that it combines the best of Western massage therapy techniques with the ancient art of Thai Yoga Massage, often referred to Lazy Man’s Yoga.

This program is divided between 300 hours of In-Class training, 150 hours of e-learning, and 150 hours of Practicum.  The e-learning option adds a special component in that anatomy, physiology and kinesiology courses can be taken from the comfort of your home at your own pace and in your own time.

Students have two options to complete their practicum.  One is to complete hours in Denver Integrative Massage School’s Community clinic.  Students are able to work alongside their peers with guidance from Licensed Massage Therapists.  Another option is to complete all of your practicum with a Licensed Massage Therapist in a one-on-one mentorship/internship.

Upon completion of this massage therapy program you will feel prepared to take the state exams to become licensed in the state of Colorado.  Most importantly, because you will learn Thai Yoga Massage techniques you will be offering a unique mode of healing and will find that it makes your skills as a healer more diverse.

Westminster Girl Missing

Jessica Ridgeway was reported missing Friday morning.  While Jessica’s whereabouts are unknown, she was last seen in the vicinity of 107th Avenue and Moore Street.  Jessica disappeared while walking the route to school at 8:30 am in the morning.

Westminster Police are asking for all residents and anyone with information to please contact them with any details.

2012 Komen Denver Race for the Cure

Sunday, October 7th is the date for the 20th “Race for the Cure” at the Pepsi Center. The event is to help support the promise to save lives and end breast cancer. Registration is open for all those that would like to participate in the event and can be completed online. The event is open to adults and children with all participates wearing bibs. To register for the event visit the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure website by clicking HERE. Donations are also being accepted and greatly appreciated.

New Denver Esthetician School – Classes Start October 2012

Become a licensed esthetician in a 6-month program! School of Botanical Aesthetics offers a skin care program that has a natural, botanical, and herbal focus, using plants to heal and nourish the skin. Learn how to make your own products for a truly, unique facial experience, and learn about the anatomy and physiology of the skin in order to treat various skin conditions.

Classes start in October and include the following courses: facials, ingredient blending, aromatherapy, facial yoga, natural skin care, body treatments, makeup, sugaring, waxing, and more.

Currently licensed estheticians can take some of these classes a la carte.

Popular CE classes are:  Ingredient Blending/Making Products, Aromatherapy, Facial Yoga, Body Treatments, and Sugaring (a natural waxing technique).

The format for classes includes in-class lectures and hands-on demonstrations and practice, as well as practicum and e-Learning Anatomy classes.  The practicum hours can either be done at our student clinic or at a spa internship.  The duration of the full 600-hour program is 6 months, and the full tuition cost is $5,100.

For additional information and enrollment visit School of Botanical Aesthetics.

Love Them Lashes™ Opens in the Oxygen Salon & Spa in Cherry Creek


September 10, 2012 – Love Them Lashes™ is now in the Denver Metro Area located within the beautiful Oxygen Salon & Spa in Cherry Creek at 300 Josephine Street, Suite 110, Cherry Creek, CO 80206.

Eyelash extensions give you the freedom to look your best from the time you wake up in the morning, until you close your eyes at night.  There is no need to wear mascara, as eyelash extensions are attached to your own natural lashes, one at a time, to provide the fullness and length that you desire.  Styled Eyelash Extensions ‘open up your eyes’ to add luster and to create a bright youthful appearance.Love Them Lashes

Shannon McRae, founder and certified eyelash stylist at Love Them Lashes™, believes that all women deserve to feel beautiful.  She was certified through Xtreme® Lashes, one of the most sought after credentials for eyelash extension professionals in the business.  Before any person can be certified by Xtreme®, they must first go through a rigorous training process and a hands-on training ‘boot camp’.  As an Xtreme® certified stylist, Shannon uses only the best products provided by Xtreme®, the premier eyelash extension company in the World.  Certified Xtreme® Eyelash professionals are the only provider for eyelash extensions for exclusive events such as the Golden Globes, Emmy’s, The Academy Awards, and many other celebrity events.

Many salons have added semi-permanent eyelash extension to their services offered because of the increasing demand for the service by clientele.  But not all of the stylists who perform this service have the experience behind them to do it well.  This is mainly because it is only being done part-time basis by salon staff, many of whom are not even licensed to perform this type of service.  Unfortunately what often results is a poor lash application which not only looks unsightly, but it can ruin your natural lashes as well.

If you have thought about getting lash extensions in the past but were unsure of what the process would entail, you can visit her website at and click on the “About” tab to watch a video that explains what to expect about receiving eyelash extensions.  Lash extensions are completely painless and the beautiful results are immediate.

Hurry to take advantage of the current Love Them Lashes ™ specials on eyelash extensions.  Appointments can be booked through the website at or by calling (720) 288-0650.  If you have any questions, please call Shannon at (720) 288-0650 and she will be more than happy to assist you.

Help St. Jude Come Out to the Under the August Moon

St. Jude will be celebrating their 5th Annual St. Jude Songwriters Supper, August 25th.  Under the August Moon features cocktails and a silent auction and will be held between the hours of 6 to 7:30 pm and dinner at 8 pm with a special dedication and live auction.  Singer Songwriters will perform at 9:30 pm.

The 5th annual event will take place at the recently voted “Best Meeting and Event Venue” in Denver, the Sports Authority Field at Mile High.  After cocktail hour, guest will have the luxury to walk to the United East Club Lounge taking the same route that the Broncos players take, for dinner, a special presentation and live auction.   Dinner guests will enjoy a wonderful view of the Denver Skyline.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital mission is to provide the best care to children without asking the families for money.   It is through events, such as, the Under the August Moon that supports the hospital, research and the wonderful children that they help to cure.

Come out and join us to help celebrate a special evening and to support St. Jude’s research and first rate patient care, and make a difference in a child’s life. Tickets will sale for $150 per ticket or $1,000 for a table of eight.

For more information contact:

Sarah Ford
ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
(303) 377-9987

Colorado Kids Count Ranking

Hats off, Colorado!  Our great state has ranked 9th in education outcomes.  As part of the Kids Count Data Book that assesses child health, education and economic well-being, throughout the US, Colorado has ranked right up at the top.  While our overall rating is ranked in the 22nd position, our glorious state takes 9th place in education outcomes.

Colorado does fall in the middle range on the list, and our state has suffered a 300% increase in children living in high poverty areas since 2000.  Quality education continues to be a priority for all children, as well as, extending health insurance. The numbers are still concerning and the rapid rise in child poverty is something to be concerned with.

Colorado has taken great measures to help ensure life quality of our children.  Perhaps it is time for more individuals and business owners to get involved, as well, and bring our rankings up to the top in all categories.

Fourth Annual Denver Beer Fest

Mile High City brews more beer than any other US city!  Obviously, it should be standard that we honor our brewing tradition with an annual beer fest.  The 4th Annual Denver Beer Fest will take place October 5 through 13 and be nine days of pure celebration. Fest goers will enjoy over 150 beer centric events which include competitions, beer paired dinners and Meet the Brewer Nights as well as a beer crawl!

Our great state will be celebrating the Great American Beer Festival October 11 through the 13 at the Colorado Convention Center and the 4th Annual Denver Beer Fest is designed to overlap the “Super Bowl of Beer” enjoying more celebrations. Local brewers will have the chance to showcase their brews to beer lover attendees.

Denver Beer Fest events include:

  • Beer Competitions
  • Beer Games
  • Brewery Tours
  • Pub Crawls
  • Beer Education
  • Tap Takeovers
  • Beer-paired Dinners
  • Meet the Brewers Night
  • And, More!

For more information on the 4th Annual Denver Beer Fest visit

Cherry Creek North Merchants Take Awards in 5280 “Top of the Town” Edition!

Cherry Creek North is listed in 5280’s annual “Top of the Town” edition! Ten of our outstanding merchants are winners in twelve different categories!

5280’s is Denver’s source to scout down, taste, sample and spend an enjoyable lunch break searching the city for its most fabulous stuff. The city is vibrant with new merchants, great tastes, and enjoyable places to shop, and Cherry Creek North is no exception to the rule! We have some of the best right here in our own backyard, as confirmed by 5280.

Now, for the big awards!

  • Cherry Creek Tailoring won reader’s choice for the favorite tailor in the city!
  • Simply Moore Makeup Artistry won reader’s choice as the best facial and massage envy for best massage.
  • Pura Vida who editor’s choice as the best health club and gym in Denver!
  • William Jewelers won editor’s choice for favorite fine jewelry store.
  • Hermitage Bookshop won editor’s choice for the best bookstore.
  • Margs Taco Bistro won editor’s choice for the best Taco.
  • Little Ollie’s won reader’s choice for the best Chinese food.
  • Abrusci’s won reader’s choice for best Gluten Free Menu.
  • Mici Handcrafted Italian won reader’s choice in three different categories:  Best Italian, Best Meatball, and Bargain Bite!

Congratulations to our awesome merchants and to Cherry Creek North, for having some of the most outstanding merchants in the city!

Mass Shooting at Aurora Century 16 Movie Theater

The news of the Aurora movie theater shooting has saddened us all. Our state has had more than its share of heartache within the last month, and the mass shooting at a movie theater in the Denver suburb is yet another tragedy.  Twelve people were left dead and 58 injured, according to Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates, nearly everyone that was injured had been shot.  The youngest victim was just four months old, and still alive.

What prompts the minds of individuals capable of committing such acts confuses us all.  Deserving no recognition, the suspected gunman behind the horrifying act opened fire during a screening of ”The Dark Knight Rises”.  Calling himself “The Joker”, the suspect was dressed head-to-toe in protective tactical gear.  He opened fire shortly after the movie began.

Victims of the massacre include Jessica Ghawi, a beautiful, aspiring sportscaster.  Families of the missing gathered at Gateway High School in Aurora, Colorado and support was available.

The Century 16 movie theater shooting has left a terrible tear in all of our hearts.  Cherry Creek Today would like to extend our prays for the families of the victims and injured, as well as, the movie goers, and asks all our readers to extend their blessings.