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.
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.
Stylist Sunny Galaviz views hair as her canvas—which is appropriate because she's also a painter. At Davinci Salon and Spa, she swaps her brush and palette for professional hair products such as Matrix, Joico, and Wella color, and expresses her creativity through cuts, color, and texture services. Although she's an artist, she guides her wild side with professional training at Toni & Guy in Long Island and more than 20 years of experience.
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.
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.
Dr. Alex Zylstra helms a chiropractic team that works to better backs and, in turn, the whole body with services that ensure bodies possess the essentials of living a healthy life, including maximized nerve and oxygen supply. During Millennium's thorough chiropractic exam, the deft hands of one of the specialists work to detect and correct misaligned vertebrae by thoroughly feeling for spinal position, curvature, muscle tone, and secret robot control panels. They’ll then perform various tests, such as reading spinal heat to understand the body's circulation and evaluating electrical impulses. Spinal x-rays also showcase the position of spinal bones and allow the doctor to plan a safe adjustment based on the condition of the spine. Soothing strokes and firm kneads work tension out of the body, turning knots of tissue into cushiony hammocks for gently cradling muscles that are more relaxed than a zen master on a Caribbean cruise.
Each massage at Wellness Day Spa incorporates a mixture of organic essential oils to aid relaxation and healing. During therapeutic massages, a blend made with peppermint, lemongrass, and eucalyptus helps to enhance circulation and relieve aches, whereas Wellness' detoxifying mixture encourages lymph drainage and healing. Those who have allergies or are made entirely of water and cannot mix with oil can opt out of essential oils during their treatments.