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.
Serenity Spa and Natural Health Clinic's eco-friendly sanctuary wraps well-worn bodies in relaxing energy with an array of holistic healing treatments. The 60- to 90-minute acupuncture treatment strives to release tension and stress wedged, like squatting trolls, along the body's factory lines of energy. Designed to create a spacious tunnel for the chi (energy) to flow, fine needles are delicately inserted into critical pressure points along the physique, potentially helping to relieve allergies or treat autoimmune diseases and pulmonary disorders. Further bolstering relaxation, the 15- to 20-minute aromatherapy foot and head massage works to invigorate the senses with scented oils, soothing strokes, and an absence of heavy-metal music.
Jewell Day Spa provides a steaming platter of 60-minute thermal body wraps ($120 each) for anyone seeking full-body beautification, skin wellness, or the sensation of being inside a burrito. The Aching Muscles Wrap, a blend of eucalyptus, peppermint, and other herbs, targets pain relief, while an infusion of allspice, lavender, and ginger is available to obliterate impurities. Or opt to hydrate outer layers of parchment with a holistic blend of lavender, chamomile, comfrey, rose, and other non-irritating, moisturizing herbs. The Vortex and “Moor, Moor, Moor” treatments use natural clay and moor mud drawn from Mother Earth's soft underbelly for detoxifying blends. All wraps are performed on a flotation sanctuary table, a soft pack table that creates a heated, weightless environment for increased absorption and thoughts about astronauts.
Medical Massage E-Z-4-U’s licensed massage therapist, Michael Daniel, helps his patients overcome chronic and acute pain with a range of massage therapies. His repertoire includes Swedish, deep-tissue, lymphatic-drainage, and structural-integration massage techniques.
Looking around Pacific Avenue Salon & Spa, 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.
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.