Friday, January 30, 2015

Beauty and the Bro

Seattle's four best spa treatments for men


Dudes don't do beauty regimens. They barely do diet regimens.

But times are a-changin', and the proof is in the pampering: Seattle's got four new guy-friendly spa treatments that are worth the emasculating risk. Just don't forget to label it something ambiguous on your calendar. We recommend "image maintenance."

Spaahh At Hotel 1000: Total Extravangance Facial
This downtown beauty cave (pictured) recently revamped their services menu, adding a Total Extravangance Facial that delivers as promised, with super-smooth extractions that you can't even feel. The end result is insanely smooth, supple skin that you will definitely notice.
1000 First Avenue, Downtown (206-957-1000)

BodyGood Massage: Couples Massage
Columbia City isn't necessarily the neighborhood you'd expect to be pampered in, but owners Dan and Li have earned their reputation as the most skilled massage therapists in Seattle. Bring your girl for a Couples Massage and work out the knots together.
4900 Rainier Ave, Columbia City (206-760-7661)

Elaia Spa: Market Fresh Facial
In keeping with Seattle's green mentality, this spa located in the downtown Hyatt is LEED certified and sources materials from local growers for their Market Fresh Facial. In true locavore fashion, it changes to reflect the seasonal impact on your skin. (Yes, seriously.)
1635 8th Ave, Downtown (206-676-4500)

Salish Lodge & Spa: Thai Massage
If you really want to commit to a spa-focused getaway, head out to Snoqualmie and enjoy one of the state's most epic relaxation spots. Their Thai massage is a unique mixture of yoga and hands-on bodywork that will leave you ready to tackle anything.
6501 Railroad Ave SE, Snoqualmie (425-888-2556)

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