Looking around Clara’s Spa & Salon, a rustic Italian villa might come to mind. That’s because each piece of decor situated within the 10,000-square-foot day spa exudes that vibe, from the intricate ironwork on the stairs to the cobblestones lining its walkways. In a bright, airy salon space, guests can relax on leather salon chairs facing mirrors that reflect their new haircuts and more vibrant hair colors. Other visitors can retire to private massage rooms in the hopes that therapeutic, Swedish, or deep-tissue techniques will work out their muscle aches and kinks. Elsewhere, the spa’s licensed professionals pamper clients with body wraps that utilize ingredients such as greek yogurt, pumpkin, or coffee and jojoba. The expansive retreat also features a pool, gym, and sauna and hot tub that give clients a place to unwind and decide which state of water they like best: liquid or gas.
RedWood Aesthetics melts away stress over relaxing sessions of muscle kneading and body beautification. As guests tuck in to private treatment rooms, tranquil music or blissful silence puts their minds at ease while therapists work out cramps and kinks with such modalities as Swedish, pregnancy, and hot stone massage. Waxing services defoliate undesired fuzzy patches, making skin as smooth as a baby’s polished granite collection.
Soft music and custom-blended aromatherapy oil lull clients into a deep relaxation at A Puget Sound Massage Clinic, LLC. Despite the tranquil atmosphere and indulgent add-ons—including hot towels and stones, couples treatments, and tantalizing scalp massages—the center’s specialty isn’t relaxation but overall health and well-being. Certified medical massage practitioners Paula and Fae cater to injuries related to car or work accidents, working with clients and their insurance companies to restore balance to the spine, neck tendons, and winking muscles. Meanwhile, Jennifer, a licensed massage therapist, inspires calm with stress-melting Swedish massages or more intense targeted kneads. Together, the trio triangulates their expertise to optimize clients' health, whether they need a simple chair massage or a soothing foot soak with detoxifying tea.
The bubblegum-pink exterior of Picasso Salon & Day Spa houses a team of stylists, aestheticians, and licensed massage therapists overseen by Sonia Kim Scheer, a beauty-industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience. Stylists and colorists at different levels of experience?including director, master, senior, and archduke?consult with clients before reshaping their hairdo. Aestheticians also soften skin with Dermalogica products during four types of facials and three types of chemical peels. A sea-salt scrub or European rose mud wrap can help relax bodies as a technician washes off the nourishing ingredients in the spa's Vichy shower.
Techniques from myriad cultures converge at Massage by Sarai—from the rhythmic, flowing strokes of the ancient Polynesian lomilomi modality to the gentle pressure of the japanese toning facial massage. But whether they’re designed to induce relaxation or rejuvenate the skin, all treatments can be luxurious. Clients need only opt for one of the multitude of add-ons, such as roman dry brushing, aromatherapy, paraffin dips, and peppermint foot scrubs.