Versed in a number of massage styles, licensed massage practitioner and Essential Body Wellness owner Leah Wendel-Tarabochia carefully tailors each treatment to ensure her clients receive the most relaxing and revitalizing massage possible. Upon entering her tranquil studio, guests can decompress in a designated quiet room before they’re led to treatment rooms outfitted with heated massage tables dressed in ultra-soft sheets. There, they’re lulled into deep relaxation as Leah goes to work promoting better circulation with gliding Swedish massage strokes or using water-treated hot stones to melt tension and keep clients from accidentally giving friends the cold shoulder. Beyond general relaxation and minor pain relief, Leah also treats sports- and work-related injuries, as well as neuromuscular and musculoskeletal dysfunctions, with her rehabilitation services.
Massage therapists, nail technicians, and aestheticians form the task force at Zeka Salon & Spa. Their mission: to help their clients look and feel their best. This may sound simple, but the team takes great care to ensure that every spa visit is a memorably relaxing one. Whether you're winding down with a massage in a dimly lit room or chatting with the technician as she carefully applies mink lashes, you'll never feel out of your element?that is, unless you want to. The stylists can drastically change your look with haircuts, highlights, and perms, making it easier to stop strangers in their tracks but harder to convince your mother that it's still you.
Now that summer’s over, remedy those patches of irregular colored pigment left over from the sun, who, frankly, has been phoning it in lately. Today’s Groupon gets you a $59 microdermabrasion treatment at Ambrosia MedSpa ($125 value), located in Kirkland. It's perfect for long-time sun worshippers, prematurely wrinkled pals, or your father's ice-skating partner.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Signature Service: Medical-grade chemical peel
Brands Used: Obagi, PCA Skin, and bareMinerals makeup
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 13
Mod Skin And Body's massage therapists, aestheticians, and nail technicians aren't the only ones who are good with their hands. Its owner actually created the repurposed barn doors that decorate the spa in their garage. They also crafted the chevron-patterned wood installation in the waiting room by hand.
The spa's rustic-chic decor includes a handcrafted pedicure bench, as well. This tufted banquette pairs with a crystal chandelier to add a dash of luxury to the pedicure station.
While indulgences for the eyes abound here, it's the spa treatments that keep clients coming back for more. These include everything from gentlemen's facials to Obagi chemical peels to makeup tutorials that use bareMinerals products.
Relaxation might be the most widely known benefit of massages, but licensed massage therapist Canaan Wong also performs them to ease pain, loosen stiff joints, and hasten healing. At Massa Wellness, knots unwind beneath the soothing kneads of Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and Thai massage. And since massage is naturally drug-free, it allows clients to enjoy its healthful benefits without the risks associated with pharmaceuticals or duels with pharmacists.
The highly trained professionals at Enchante Day Spa and Salon strive to relax clients while providing them with beneficial skin and body treatments. Aestheticians coddle faces with lavish services that include cleansing, exfoliation, and customized masks. Massage therapists specialize in 11 modalities of massage that help to dissolve away stress, and spa specialists can further purify bodies with detoxification treatments and nutritional advice. On the salon side of Enchante, clients can take advantage of makeup services, hair care, waxing treatments, and mani-pedis.