It’s a new year, and what better time to remind ourselves to make a fresh start when it comes to health and wellness? Maybe you’re looking to work out more regularly, eat better, or take a little more time for yourself. Whatever your 2017 goals are, there’s nothing like a good spa visit to give yourself a little getaway, decompress, relieve sore muscles and fight those winter blues with a burst of energy. These trending Bellevue spa packages and seasonal treatments are some of our favorite ways to do just that.
A modern, minimalist downtown spot, Recoop Spa was created for those of us who just don’t have the time to lounge at a spa for hours. Finally! Their full range of treatments includes a massage as brief as 30 minutes that can be a quick fix on its own or added to any body treatment. Try a relaxing massage after a long day or pamper your toes with their Milk and Almond Pedicure complete with a soak in hot almond milk and a moisturizing massage with sweet almond oil.
Yuan Spa’s elegant and calming space hearkens to their philosophies around holistic health and Eastern remedies. This is the place to try cupping, the Chinese medicinal technique used to improve circulation and ease muscle tension that became a hot topic at last summer’s Olympic Games. You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to book a session here, and you may find the benefits of cupping to be just as game-changing. Not looking for a particular skin treatment or massage session? You can visit Yuan Spa to use the sauna, Eucalyptus steam room, and pools for just $45 without having to book an appointment.
Step into Truce Spa and you step into a luxurious tropical retreat. If you know the feeling of coming back from a trip in need of another vacation, Truce Spa is for you! Their spa menu includes treatments targeted at relieving the exhaustion and stresses that so often comes from traveling across time zones. Recover from your holiday travels with an Aroma Detox Massage using detoxifying essential oils to cleanse the lymphatic system and alleviate jetlag. The massage starts with oils drizzled along the spine, followed by a warm compress and ending with an invigorating lemon grass massage.
Finding an effective stress-management practice can be difficult, but don’t lose hope yet! At the recently opened Float Bellevue, you can literally float your stresses and aches away. The concept sounds too simple to be true. Book your session, arrive, shower, grab a pair of earplugs, and step into your very own float tank (also referred to as a sensory deprivation tank) for a 1-hour float in a warm salt-water. While floating can benefit anyone seeking a clear mind and relaxed muscles, these float tanks also help people who suffer from chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, migraine headaches and more.
It’s that time of year when a nasty head cold can hit you hard. Good thing Salt Mine Arium’s Salt Room and Spa in Bellevue has the perfect remedy. The air in their salt rooms is saturated with micro salt particles that can be easily absorbed through the skin and deep into the lungs. Just pop-in to Salt Mine Arium (walk-ins are welcome) sit down, relax and breathe. The benefits of salt therapy include relief for allergies, asthma, cold, flu and insomnia. For a unique meditation or yoga experience, book a private session with one of Salt Mine Arium’s own instructors for a yoga + salt therapy fusion.
Written by: Rachel Encke