Despite what we learned while playing Candyland, not everyone was double-dipped in sugar upon entering the world. Sweeten your exterior with today’s Groupon: for $55, you get your choice of one of the following four spa services (up to a $149 value) at Sand Dollar Spa & Massage in University Place:
- 90-minute Swedish massage and foot soak (a $110 value)
- Sugar scrub (a $110 value)
- 60-minute seaweed body wrap (a $110 value)
- 20-minute teeth-whitening session (a $149 value)
Named after oceanic currency, Sand Dollar Spa & Massage is staffed by highly experienced therapists and aestheticians whose talents can revitalize your outsides to the delight of your insides. Pop accumulated stress bubbles with a 90-minute Swedish massage and foot soak, as expert fingers exert relaxing pressure along the length of the body. Tiger-cowry seashells buoy bodily circulation, while soothing liquids lap at soaking ankles. The sugar scrub is 45 to 60 minutes of sweetness that buffs away dry skin and helps your dermis breathe better. A duo of aromatic oils and sugar exfoliates your back skin before the mixture is removed and a hydrating lotion is applied. Otherwise, enshroud your organ-jar in the ocean’s luxurious grass with a seaweed body wrap. Over the course of an hour, you’ll soak in natural vitamins and minerals as your skin smoothes to dolphin-like sumptuousness before trading in its seaweed coat for a soothing lotion massage. Those opting for a 20-minute teeth-whitening session can give their gnashers a sparkly upgrade between two and eight shades whiter on the enamelometer. The process paints your teeth with bleaching cream before a blue LED light directs rays onto your grill, resulting in a beaming smile bright enough to guide ships away from rocky reefs.
- Most comfortable atmosphere, soothing and yet invigorating messages [sic] and a great place to spend spoiling yourself. – Leah G., CityVoter
- Sand Dollar Spa and Massage is beautiful and relaxing and I feel comfortable with the staff. I find them to be both professional and friendly. – fiddlesicks, CityVoter
Sand Dollar Spa & Massage
When licensed massage therapist Karen Garry first opened Sand Dollar Spa & Massage, it only made sense that her husband, Matt, join the team. After all, she’s not the only massage therapist in the family. With his expertise in sports therapy and her skill at creating relaxing spa treatments, the duo managed to transform a humble practice into a booming success, even garnering a nomination from King 5 as one of the best massages in western Washington.
Though the staff aim to create an environment of healing and ease, choosing which treatment to enjoy can be rather difficult. They offer nine massage modalities, including Swedish, volcanic stone, and a four-handed treatment, during which two massage therapists work on a single client. Spa treatments, such as sugar or sea-salt scrubs and seaweed body wraps, rejuvenate bodies from the inside out with skin-softening formulas. Across the spa, in-office teeth-whitening sessions can enhance smiles by up to eight shades in 20 minutes, or 1/200,000 of the shelf life of a Twinkie. Committed to supporting their community, Karen and Matt donate both their time and gift certificates to local organizations, such as Evergreen Primary School, University Place Volunteer Center, and Charles Wright Academy.
6808 27th St. W
University Place, Washington 98466Get Directions