Sometimes, vacations feel just as stressful as everyday life. Packing, racing off to the airport, reserving hotels and rental cars can all add up to create more anxiety. Ensure your vacation starts out on the right foot by stopping by a day spa or booking a massage. Planning for a day of relaxation will allow you to completely unwind, release travel tension, and make the most out of your trip to the Evergreen State. Here are a few the best day spas in the Seattle area.
This woman-owned, women’s-only spa in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle offers traditional dry cedar sauna, a pink Himalayan sea salt sauna, steam bath, hot whirlpool, cold plunge and much more. Entry costs just $39 and allows for full facility access. For massage and body scrub treatments, be sure to book ahead of time. Ladywell Seattle: 8538 1st Ave NW; 206-420-7923
Located just outside of Seattle in Lynnwood and Tacoma, Olympus is a large Korean day spa offering the most heated room options of any spa near Seattle. Enjoy the gentle sounds of waves crashing ashore in the Sand Room, cool off in the Chill Room, or grab some Korean green tea in the Tea Room. Olympus Lynnwood: 3815 196th St SW Suite 160; 425-697-3000
This co-ed day spa in South Lake Union is one of few spas in Seattle that allow men and women to relax together (swimsuits required). Featuring a Turkish steam room, three pools, and a tea and movement room, a relaxing antidote to city stresses. Banya 5: 217 9th Ave N; 206-262-1234
For a different kind of relaxation experience, visit Float Bellevue and experience how sensory deprivation can calm the mind and reinvigorate the body. Developed in the 1960s, floating therapy involves spending an hour in a shallow, Epsom-salt-water filled tub. The salt makes the water incredibly buoyant and is a natural anti-inflammatory. Without the force of gravity, you’ll enjoy happier joints, muscles, and nerves. With friendly staff, clean facilities, and reasonable pricing, Float Bellevue is an excellent option if you’re looking to spice up your spa routine. Float Bellevue: 408 NE 70th St; 206-673-5132