Moon Lodge Spa adopts an organic approach to holistic well-being, which emphasizes highly personalized care that targets underlying causes instead of symptoms. While the massage therapists manipulate muscles and connective tissues with relaxing and therapeutic modalities, their goal is always to promote self-healing by gently prodding each individual white blood cell into action. Acupuncture and chiropractic care share a similar attitude toward whole-body wellness, and the spa's traditional cosmetic services include exfoliating body polishes enhanced by infrared-sauna sessions and cellulite-smoothing body-wrap treatments.
After working professionally as a chemical engineer for eight years, Shelley Banoo decided to direct her deep understanding of molecules and compounds toward improving human chemistry. First acquiring a license as an aesthetician and then as a massage therapist, she blends an intricate understanding of chemical minutiae and a genuine passion for anti-aging skincare science to compile a roster of products that produce real results. Layered technologies are used in customized facial treatments, such as microdermabrasion, micro-current, oxygen infusion, and LED light to produce the best results for the client's needs. Having now practiced spa work for 10 years, Banoo has grown accustomed to seeing all types of skin and can sometimes recommend an appropriate regimen of treatment on sight, eschewing tests and intrusive hugs other practitioners often rely on.
Dedicated massage practitioners tailor each session to each client?s needs, ranging from stress reduction to advanced medical therapies. Staffers employ traditional Swedish or deep-tissue modalities along with raindrop therapy, which uses several different essential oils to revitalize the senses. They design therapeutic massages for the specific needs of pregnant women, cancer patients, or athletes, and perform targeted medical massages as prescribed by a doctor. A tropical-themed treatment room houses an island mural for couples to gaze at during simultaneous treatments, and another room features a picture of a tranquil waterfall gently singing ?No Scrubs.?
Founded by two students of the Brenneke School of Massage, Essential Life Therapy pampers its clients with the devoted attention of a cupboard genie. A team of trained practitioners relax tight muscles and clear corpuses of long-standing political tension using a variety of different massage services (all $70; $65 for reiki). Clients can relax under the classic Swedish, push out persistent pains and imbedded javelins with a deep-tissue massage, or try something new with a reflexology or Reiki—a Japanese form that employs gentle touches to heal the body physically, emotionally, and spiritually. All massages begin with a foot-calming bath that doesn’t count as a single minute in your full hour of manual bliss.
Trieva Katsandres was driven to start her own spa, and she did so in a single room in Mill Creek. It was so successful, she and her colleague Maysaa were able to expand to a commercial space that allowed them to hire other technicians and offer new services. By 2013, she'd claimed back-to-back titles as Best Day Spa from KING5.
Today, Trieva's Spa & Boutique welcomes clients to two locations, both offering a staggeringly extensive selection of aesthetic services performed by more than 30 employees. In the spa, massage therapists ply muscles with everything from hot-stone to Hawaiian lomi lomi massages, and aestheticians cleanse the face and body with custom facials and body scrubs. There's a hair and nail salon, as well as a menu of extras that includes makeup applications, lash extensions, and teeth whitening.
Inside the opulent Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Penelope The Beauty Bar?s team of multitalented technicians commandeers a full-body menu of traditional and med-spa treatments. From microcurrent technology to marine extracts, the staff wields effective regimens to smooth silhouettes plagued by blemishes, cellulite, or stuck-on ball gowns. Alongside each treatment's regular rates stands discounted member pricing, which avails itself to customers with the purchase of annual memberships that also include access to special promotions throughout the year. Penelope & The Beauty Bar was also nominated as best day spa in 2014's Best of Western Washington poll.