Time to spa, money to spare
From Seattle to the Eastside, and for a week only, you can get pampered for as little as $50.
Special to The Seattle Times
Who wouldn't want a piña colada manicure or a Qigong Chinese healing massage? Or maybe a Shirodhara treatment, where herb-infused sesame oil is poured over your forehead to induce relaxation?
Yet many of us rarely, if ever, splurge for such pampering.
The spa industry gets this, so April 16-22, spas across the country — including seven locally — will offer an assortment of health and beauty treatments for $50 each.
Similar to local restaurants' "Twenty-five for $25" promotion, Spa Week allows you to indulge in facials, manicures, pedicures, massages and scrubs at up to half the regular cost of a service.
Participating spas will offer a minimum of three different treatments during the promotion. These spas, however, won't honor other discounts or coupons during Spa Week.
Book your appointments now — spa owners who participated last year say slots fill up fast.
Cassie's Place Skin Care
1138 N.W. Market St., Seattle
Specialties: Peels, acne-cleansing treatments and lots of relaxation.
What you can get: Ultimate Bliss facial with an anti-aging hand treatment; a Rock and Roll facial, which uses hot stones, plus an anti-aging hand treatment; CosMedix purity peel for congested skin.
Herban Therapies Day Spa
11000 N.E. 10th St., Suite C, Bellevue
Specialties: Massage and nurturing services.
What you can get: Hot stone foot facial; 50-minute aromatherapy Swedish massage; Herban Therapies Spa signature spa facial.
London House Salon & Spa
13028 First Ave. S., Seattle
Specialties: Hair, nails, skin care and Decleor body treatments.
What you can get: Piña colada manicure and pedicure; head, neck, shoulder and back massage plus a paraffin hand treatment; moisture balance facial and eyebrow shaping.
Maharishi Vedic Health Spa
4701 41st Ave. S.W., Suite 120, Seattle
Specialties: Ayurvedic four-handed massage (two massage therapists).
What you can get: 60-minute Vedic Rejuvenation Abhyanga Massage II, uses warm, herbalized oil; 60-minute Shirodhara herbalized oil massage and treatment for the head; 60-minute 10-step royal facial massage. (Each of these treatments typically runs $115.)
Restrictions: You must register on the Spa Week Web site, www.spaweek.org.
Oriental Retreat & Spa
8433 122nd Ave. N.E., Kirkland
Specialties: Massage and reflexology.
What you can get: Foot reflexology and paraffin hand treatment; Qigong Tuina or Chinese healing massage plus a paraffin hand treatment; Oriental body glow scrub and a paraffin hand treatment; herbal facial plus a paraffin hand treatment.
The Spa at the Woodmark
1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland
Specialties: Massage and facials (you might see one of the Seahawks here).
What you can get: 75-minute Woodmark European facial; 60-minute Woodmark signature massage; 60-minute luxury pedicure.
The Sun Spa
18600 Woodinville-Snohomish Road, Suite 230, Woodinville
Specialties: Massages, facials, scrubs, wraps, waxing, foils, and styling.
What you can get: 60-minute "golden-glow" facial; 60-minute Oasis Scrub and a hydrotherapy treatment; Paradise Express manicure and pedicure.
Heather Larson is a freelance writer living in Tacoma: firstname.lastname@example.org
When vice president of Sub Pop Records Megan Jasper isn't running things at the office, she's working in her garden at her West Seattle home where she and her husband Brian spend time relaxing.