Saravidas Health & Wellness’ independent practitioners combine their holistic- and natural-healing talents to aid patients in need of relaxation. Licensed mental-health counselors Anne Merrill and Deanne Caron repair frazzled nerves with counseling sessions, and staff from Family Acupuncture & Wellness of Puget Sound bolster clients’ well-being with Chinese herbal remedies and acupuncture treatments. Other members of the cadre of caretakers also treat clients with skin services, massage appointments, infrared-sauna sessions, and body-wrap treatments.
FoxFire Salon has been primping and pruning the human form for 26 years through the expert assistance of high-quality Aveda beauty products. The experienced staff of friendly professionals caters to a customer's needs by offering a full menu of salon and spa services. For when seasonal wardrobe shifts require follicle modification, adjustments can be made with stylish haircuts ($35+), trims for bangs and beards ($10+), color and highlights ($75+), and frosting ($65+). If new hair isn't on the horizon, jazz hands and jazz feet can greet the spring equinox with attractive Aveda spa manicures ($45) and pedicures ($65).
Padded, wingback armchairs grace the rooms of Oslo Salon & Day Spa, adding to the warm, homelike ambiance that welcomes customers. Private treatment areas are bedecked with heavy curtains, gilded framed paintings, and glowing candle sconces, adding a dash of class to each nail service, facial, and couples treatment, such as a tandem massage. On the salon floor, stylists design haircuts for men and women, apply face-framing highlights, and add rich color with ammonia-free L'Oreal Inoa dyes.
Sleek, midcentury modern furniture and pale-gray walls add to the refined ambiance at Le Chat Noir Salon & Spa. The stylists here work behind glossy black chairs to glamorize looks with trendy cuts and color treatments. Inside private treatment rooms, the mood turns warmer with crimson brocade curtains, plush pillows, and velvet-topped beds. It’s within this tranquil setting that clients can opt for a soothing massage or NovaLash eyelash extensions.
Shakabrah Java's short-order wizards whisk together a menu of meaty, vegetarian, and vegan-friendly breakfasts, earning the diner the 2011 award for Best Breakfast from Tacoma Weekly. During morning hours, veggie skillets brim with a kaleidoscopic harvest of yellow squash, zucchini, and tomatoes; chefs can accommodate vegans by replacing the eggs with marinated tofu. Between bites, diners can sip cups of MarketSpice tea that come directly from Pike Place Market, or mimosas, beers from taps and bottles, and wine.
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.