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.
H3 Therapy's specialized hyperbaric treatment may be based on a complex scientific principle, but its main ingredient is simple: oxygen. First, the inflating chamber is infused with filtered air that pressurizes the immediate atmosphere. As the pressure increases, oxygen gently pushes its way into the client's bloodstream. According to the system's technicians, this oxygen boost helps the body heal and may even ease symptoms associated with autism, multiple sclerosis, and sports injuries. The chamber can be depressurized and opened from within, and it features a buzzer that occupants can push for help at any time. With these two exceptions, hyperbaric therapy is completely hands-free, so clients can spend the session winding down with a book or trying to connect with their spirit animal.
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.
Located across the street from Lakewood's Clover Park High School, this warm, intimate hair salon specializes in relaxers, fashion-forward haircuts, and Paul Mitchell color. With licensed stylist Tricia at the helm, clients can pop in for a Brazilian blowout—a semi-permanent smoothing treatment—or prep for a special night out with a roller set or natural press. Along with hair services, the studio offers bikini and Brazilian waxing to ready bodies for daring swimsuits or even more daring mini-snowsuits.
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.