I just had myself a nice little spa weekend, and it was a much needed time to relax my mind and soul! I spent my Friday evening at Still Spa at the Woodmark and my Saturday morning at Yuan Spa’s newest location in Totem Lake! Keep reading for some inspo and don’t forget to book your next spa appointment at one of both locations!
Still Spa at the Woodmark
Still Spa added ten new treatments to their arsenal for 2022 including:
- Organic Turmeric Facial
- Gua Sha Facial
- Firming Vibrant-C Facial
- Revitalize Massage
- Stone Crop Massage
- Himalayan Salt Body Treatment
- Herbal Cellulite Treatment
- Lemongrass & Turmeric Body Treatment
- CBD Mud Wrap
Still Spa invited me to try the CBD Mud Wrap. I’ve never had a mud wrap before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.
The CBD Mud Wrap is 75 minutes long and costs $220 on a weekday and $230 on a weekend. According to Still Spa, the wrap “combines the powerful regenerative properties of our CBD oil and CBD mud finding a nutrient-rich complex derived from a multitude of herbs, plants and flowers – healing, hydrating and restoring your body.”
If you have yet to try Still Spa, they are located at The Woodmark Hotel off the Kirkland waterfront. There is plenty of parking available and views of Lake Washington for days. My appointment was at 4:30 p.m. on a Friday and it happened to be clear skies with the sun setting over the water. It was just beautiful. Upon arrival, I checked in and was shown to my locker complete with a cozy robe and slippers. My technician, Christina, met me in the waiting area as I sipped on some hot tea and we made our way into the private room. I de-robed, made my way under the warm blankets on the massage table, and Christina talked me through what to expect.
The mud wrap begins with the technician scrubbing you down with exfoliating gloves (all is done very modestly so you will never be fully exposed). Then your technician will massage the CBD oil and mud on your legs, arms, belly, and back (everything is infused with herbs, plants and flowers – you won’t smell like mud, I promise) and then you get wrapped up like a burrito in a warm cocoon. Your technician will also use warm towels to wipe as much mud off your body as possible when the treatment is complete – but I do recommend hopping in the Still Spa shower before you head home just to rinse off those nooks and crannies.
Christina stayed with me the entire 75 minutes, massaging the aches and pains out of my joints (especially my upper back where I have most of my stress), answering my random questions and entertaining my thoughts I said out loud, including, “I’m observing all the things I’ve been thinking about while you’ve been doing this and I can’t get my mind to shut off!” The 75 minutes passed way too quickly and then it was over. Insert sad face emoji here.
I definitely highly recommend visiting Still Spa for the mud wrap. But if CBD isn’t your thing or maybe you even get a little claustrophobic being wrapped up, they have so many different spa packages to try!
Yuan Spa at Totem Lake
Yuan Spa just recently opened up their newest location in Totem Lake in Kirkland (you can read more about it here). If you are familiar with the Bellevue location, rest assured Totem Lake has the same look and feel you know and love.
Yuan Spa invited me out to the new digs for a deep tissue massage, and I decided to add cupping therapy as my $20 add-on. Much like a mud wrap, I’ve never had cupping done before so I was excited to try something new!
The Deep Tissue Massage offers a $135 60-minute option or a $195 90-minute option. Yuan Spa offers recommended enhancements, including Cupping Spot Treatments and so much more.
The Totem Lake facility also has plenty of parking available – but keep in mind it is located at The Village at Totem Lake, so it’s a very busy location, especially on a Saturday morning at 11 (when my appointment was)! Upon arrival, I checked in and was given a quick tour of the new location and shown my locker with comfy bathrobe and slippers. My technician, Kayla, met me and off we went!
I let Kayla know about my tense upper back from stress and how my CrossFit training sometimes aggravated any soreness (but hey, I can do strict pull-ups, thank you!). She got to work not long after I made my way under the warm and cozy blankets, focusing on the area between my shoulder blades and my trapezius muscles, finding some legit knots in my back that were successfully rolled out.
Then it was time for cupping. According to a Cedars Sinai article, cupping is used for pain relief and musculoskeletal injuries. Suction cups are placed on an area and encourage blood flow and circulation that may promote healing and reduce pain. It does leave some gnarly circular bruises but I can attest as to someone with a constant stiff upper back, who keeps their stress between the shoulder blades and jaw, and who is also going to the chiropractor to help fix some spine issues – I feel pretty damn good after the treatments.
If you live in or near Kirkland and are looking to try out a new spa, I highly recommend Yuan Spa’s new location!