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.
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.