Need a little "you time" during this season of giving? Chill out with winterworthy treatments at four Seattle-area relaxation destinations. Better yet, give the gift of down time and treat a friend to a seasonal spa day.
Elaia Spa, Hyatt at Olive 8 Hotel
The eco-friendly downtown spa offers several seasonal options using ingredients from coffee to pumpkin. The Cranberry Spice and Everything Nice body scrub uses a blend of sugar, cranberry seeds, and almond oil followed by a private rain shower and a hydrating cranberry spice body butter (60 minutes, $140. Includes a seasonal beverage).
We tested out the Market Fresh Body Wrap, using an antioxidant-rich cranberry gel to nuture and repair dry skin, followed by a cranberry spice body butter that left our skin bright and smooth for several weeks following (60 minutes, $140).
The Spaahh at Hotel 1000
Try a cardamom and vanilla hot-stone massage using heated river stones infused with vanilla and cardamom oil to nourish and hydtrate skin. The deep massage will also warm you up in the long term as the stone and cardamom combo help to increase circulation (75 minutes, $145).
Spiced Cider and Cinnamon
Salish Lodge and Spa
We hold spiced apple cider right up there with the pumpkin spiced latte in terms of winter-worthy beverages. Salish Spa encorporates our other seasonal favorite into a spiced cider body scrub using a sugar and apple exfoliating scrub followed by a vitamin-filled body cream for repairing damaged skin (50 minutes, $120-$135). You can also get a pedi pampering with a cider foot revitalizer using a cider foot soak, sugar exfoliation, and a paraffin dip (50 minutes, $120-$135).
Further, winterize any massage treatment by adding a special cinnamon spice aromatherapy enhancement.
Battling dry, bumpy winter skin? Spa Noir's Winter Radiance Package helps bring back a healthy glow with a full-body dry-brush exfoliation followed by a 30-minute massage and a body butter treatment. Moving on to the face, spa technicians gently exfoliate the skin and add a gentle steam treatment and hydrating face mask ($98).