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.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
At Enchanted Lotus, LLC, we are committed to providing our clients with innovative, personalized and top quality skin care products along with the highest quality of services and education available that will improve skin care for our clients.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Being an Esthetic Sciences educator it was important for me to work in a Spa that has the standards that I hold my students to.
I decided to open my own business to adhere to those standards and fulfill a dream of becoming a business owner in this industry.
What do you love most about your job?
I love being able to take care of and help people.
This industry gives you so many avenues in which to do that.
Whether it be a relaxing facial, skin therapy and treatment, intimate hair removal or even teen skin care, everyone deserves someone to take care of them.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
The best feedback is the validation of how good you made them feel after the service.
I love my clients and when they continue to see me, that's the best feedback that you are doing your job right.
At Spa Vita Bella, the relaxing experience begins immediately, as guests are welcome to hot tea or cold beverages before heading to one of the private rooms. There, licensed massage therapists perform a range of therapeutic treatments, ranging from traditional deep-tissue massage to detoxifying foot and body treatments to the luxurious Bliss packages, where dry-brush exfoliation preps the pores for cocoa-butter moisturizer, followed by a full Swedish massage. Prenatal massages help moms-to-be relieve aches and pains, while athletes can relax with Knead to Stretch pre- or post-workout sessions.
Other services include body wraps, waxing, sugar waxing, facials, pedicures, and eyelash extensions, to name a few. Aestheticians use Éminence Organic Skin Care and Image Skincare products to smooth away signs of aging or correcting skin issues such as acne, fine lines, and dryness, or cocoon clients in slimming body wraps. Clients can also head over to the spa's hypoallergenic infrared sauna for a relaxing treatment that heats the body from within to promote detoxification and slimming.
In need of a spa day? Head to Tacoma's Lotus Nails and Spa full-service salon and book a full day of beauty treatments, such as a mani and pedi, haircut, and massage.
Rejuvenate your skin with a refreshing facial!
This salon's massages can help reduce everyday stress and improve posture.
This salon is the perfect place to get your nails done conveniently, cheaply, and most of all, beautifully.
Eyelash extensions are just some of the beauty services that this salon offers.
For your convenience and last-minute beauty emergencies, this salon offers walk-ins.
Quality services that won't charge up a storm? It's hard to believe what you get here, so swing by the spa and find out for yourself.
Paying by major credit card is easy and convenient for customers of Lotus Nails and Spa.
Lotus Nails and Spa is located in a prime area for those who wish to park in lots.
Everyone will be complimenting your nails after your appointment at Lotus Nails and Spa.
You wouldn’t know it standing outside, but within The Spa at Pacific Wellness lies a variety of health-imbuing services designed to help clients work toward their best selves inside and out. Within the upscale facility, the staff’s approach to overall wellness requires looking at health from multiple directions, a system it has found more effective than giving clients a genie so they can wish for a brand-new body. Different parts chiropractic office, spa, and fitness center, Pacific Wellness affords clients many wellness options under one roof. That flexibility allows the staff to recommend treatments that tackle problems in tandem: a chiropractic adjustment may be paired with therapeutic massage, body wraps can follow a session with a personal trainer, or a facial after a chiropractic adjustment can help put the entire body at ease.
As payback for every “No Girls Allowed” sign that ever hung outside of a men’s restroom, Total Woman Health Studio and Spa caters strictly to the ladies in its 6,000-square-foot facility. Supplying the space and equipment for members to work out in peace, Total Woman Health Studio and Spa initiates these members with a general health and fitness assessment to measure body composition, flexibility, muscular strength, and aerobic capacity. From there, a cast of certified personal trainers and yoga and group fitness instructors help women of all ages and abilities reach their goals through one-on-one training, group Zumba and yoga classes, and sound nutritional guidance. Clients can fly solo and pick up a set of free weights or climb aboard a cardio machine, all while their children—if they have any—quietly grow centimeters taller inside the onsite nursery.