- I used to frequent this location when I was training heavily in CrossFit. An absolute godsend for recovery. I personally love going from the super hot sauna into the ice cold pool. The massage therapy was nothing special for me. Only got it once. The facility overall is a bit small (and can get cramped) but the experience is excellent.
- Concrete and brick parilka that gets *far* hotter (240 degrees) than most dry heat saunas, a Turkish steam room, a salt water mineral bath, a 47 degree cold plunge pool, and a 104 degree hot tub. It doesn't take long to feel completely rejuvenated from a hard training session. I don't go all that often (a few times/month max) but when I do, I wonder why it's not part of my regular routine.
- Good massage therapists. The back and forth of the super hot sauna and the cold pool is invigorating.
- I love "floating" and Life Float is tied for my favorite (with Oasis Float in Greenwood). Some float places have small claustrophobic "coffins" you climb into, which me no like. Life Float and Oasis Float have very large float areas (Life Float's is actually a pool in a room, and Oasis Float has giant tanks). Sometimes this is the only way to quiet my brain. It's so therapeutic.
- Did a salt water dark float the other day at lifefloat. The hour zipped by and it was fascinating being in a liminal state for that long without sleeiping. Had an amazing sleep afterwards with dreams as vivid as childhood sleeps. Will definitely do again!
- This is a quiet, calm, gem of a nail salon. They don't use those yucky foot tubs, which i love. It's not the cheapest, but it's the best value for a reasonable price you'll find in seattle.
- I went to this spa for a relaxing day with one of my best friends, and it was everything we hoped for and more! The massages were fantastic, and we also had great facials. The only downside is that the space is relatively small, and it was busy on a weekend day, so it was a little crowded in the dressing room and waiting area. Would still highly recommend!
- This is a female only spa that has 2 hot pools, a cold pool, 2 saunas, a steam bath and cold plunge. The idea is you rotate between all these pools at your leisure and for as long as you want. Sometimes I get the salt scrub, though often I just go there to sit in the hot tub and read. I've heard their massages are great though never tried one. It's about $30 for a day pass to just hang out in the pools, so feels like a bargain to me, especially if you have a half day to hang out. It's less large and loud than the Korean day spas I've tried in Lynnwood, so a little more luxurious.
- Clean, relaxing, and a convenient place to unwind.
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Anyone familiar with Korean day spas, any favorites in the Seattle area? I'm thinking I need a good scrub refresh and a little R&R in various miner...
8 months ago
We’ve gone to Yuan Spa in Bellevue and Q Spa in Lynnwood. Both are co-ed but I prefer Q Spa since they have dedicated male-only and female-only spaces where you can be nude while Yuan only has co-ed spaces that require a bathing suit. Q Spa also has an in-house restaurant which is divine. Q Spa is great to go with a partner while I’d go to Olympus if I’m solo or with some girlfriends.
Molly von Mitschke-Collande
Olympus in Lynnwood is the best. Hands down. Women only. Be comfortable in sporting your birthday suit for the day and in spending a long time relaxing there! Restaurant is on site, so you actually never have to leave. Book the scrub AND the moisture wrap, it's the best experience and worth the drive and $$$.
So my mother (also being Korean) wanted to check out Palace Spa in Federal Way - so that's where we went. Scrub and the works. It's also right by Heart, so picked up groceries for the weekend while there. Jenny is the scrub specialist to see, and the Emerald Package is definitely the one to get (scrub and moisturizing). I'd go back again for the convenience factor. It's also co-ed - not my favorite part of it.
I'll have to check out Q Spa.
And when I'm up for the hour drive up to Lynnwood, I'll go back to Olympus - I agree, that's the favorite around here still.
In the NYC region, it's SPA CASTLE!!!!!!! The best I've ever been to if anyone's over on the east coast for travels or the holidays. :)