Workout Your Face
New! Skoah Spas
There's a new day spa in town—make that a few new day spas. Their aim is facial fitness in a no-nonsense setting, and they want you to come check them out on November 21.
When Skoah comes to town, they come to town.
You're invited to a celebratory housewarming of sorts at the Broadway location on November 21 from 6 to 8.
What to expect? We tried out the Eastside location a few weeks ago—specifically the Facialiscious, which, aside from the sort of silly name, was a good package deal: a customized facial plus what they call a "soothing massage."
Mind you, your aesthetician does the massage, so it probably has more in common with those favors your BFF or partner throws in at the end of a long day, rather than a full-on muscle scrubber.
And that's fitting because the general concept behind the spa isn't feel good, it's workout.
Aesheticians are sometimes referred to as trainers; your recommended skin care regimen is a workout.
The spa itself—judging by the Bellevue location I visited—isn't outfitted to look like a gym per se, but it's also not of the grasspapered-walls and whispering Buddha ilk. The vibe is low-key, easygoing, drop in, drop out. Skoah feels more like a "get 'er done" kind of spa than the place you'd go for fluffing, pampering, and wallpaper envy. You know what I mean?
It's more clinical than ornamented, which could be all the better for skin fitness and body action.
At any rate, go see for yourself.
You'll have a chance to try out treatments and see the rooms for yourself, and get to know this new-to-town company. They obviously want to get to know you.