Salon Mairéad and Day Spa's skin treatments, haircuts, and massages earned it a nomination for Best Day Spa in Western Washington in 2011. High quality skincare products form the basis for many of the spa's luxurious treatments, including creams and anti-aging serums from Dr. Spiller Biocosmetics as well as eco-friendly body butters from Bend, Oregon-based Dani Natural Products. The spa also boasts an on-location boutique that invites departing guests to bring bits of bliss home with them in the form of spa products, handcrafted jewelry, accessories, and books-on-tape narrated by literate morning doves.
A licensed therapist collectively fuels each relaxing treatment with years of experience. A wide range of modalities are blended to tailor services according to physical and mental needs, including medical and sports massage to relieve soreness and Swedish modalities to boost circulation and ease tension throughout the body. Additional modalities include injury massage, migraine-relief treatments, and specialized bodywork for infants, children, and teddy bears that sprained their shoulder in the dryer.
Dr. Thomas Young didn't have an interest in a career as a chiropractor until he became a patient himself. A car accident left him severely injured, which is why he has no trouble relating to patients at Lakewood Family Medicine. In need of musculoskeletal rehabilitation and a quick recovery, his clients can choose from methods such as medical massage, laser therapy, and physical therapy. Dr. Young also provides nutritional guidance, citing the unsavory hospital food he ate as he recovered from his injury as the reason for this branch of his practice.
Many of the treatments at Sea Spa Steilacoom are enhanced by sweeping ocean views?and many of the products used at this boutique spa include ingredients harvested from Poseidon's garden. For example, nail techs use Phytomer's line of marine-based scrubs and masks to soften hands and feet, and salt crystals and algae oils exfoliate bodies from head to toe during sea scrub treatments. Seaweed promotes detoxification during facials better than a slap from an octopus tentacle, and botanical extracts enrich the massage oils used during bodywork sessions.
Inside Platinum Salon & Spa, the building unfurls into an oasis for relaxation and beauty, one that licensed massage therapist Claudette Meno calls home. Claudette’s massage-therapy room immediately pushes the mind into a state of relaxation, readying clients for a soothing full-body massage, deep-tissue therapy, or a Zen hot-stone treatment. Expectant mothers can rest their swollen feet during a soothing prenatal massage, heightened by an exfoliating reflexology foot treatment.
Licensed massage therapist Sang Ko believes that there's an intrinsic link between the state of the mind and its manifestation in the body. Drawing this idea, Sang customizes bodywork to the particular needs of each individual. Clients may solicit Sang for light-to-medium Swedish strokes or request firmer deep-tissue or trigger-point techniques to alleviate lower-layer aches. Sports massages are also available to improve range of motion and athletic performance.