courtesy of Stephanie Inn
Relaxation. Refreshment. Rejuvenation. This is what many travelers are seeking on their visit to the Northwest Coast. Those pursuits don't have to be just a fantasy, they are made easy by a number of coastal resorts that feature their own on-site spas offering a wide range of services.
If you're looking for the ultimate relaxing getaway, a romantic rendezvous or a healing retreat, several coastal resorts are fully prepared to deliver those experiences with their own on-site spas. Add pampering and a large dollop of self-indulgence and you have the formula for a new you! But, is it really pampering to have a massage or a facial or a manicure and pedicure or all of the above? Is it self-indulgent to combine personal maintenance with beautiful surroundings? Look at it as a reward for all you do or as a break in a routine that is anything but calming. Once you have given yourself permission, the rest is easy. Of course, it works much better when you spend the night - or two or three. Make a reservation, line up the services you want, enjoy all that one-on-one TLC and then – best of all – float back to your room, warm and cozy in a plush robe, dreamy with the fragrance of lotions and potions and slip between those satiny sheets for a short nap before whatever is next. No donning clothes, jumping in the car and getting out in the weather and the traffic. Ah, bliss!
There are no bad choices here. Whichever place you choose to stay, you will be treated like royalty, given spa treatments by the best in the business and leave with a renewed sense of vigor, feeling beautiful and well cared for. There are Salon services available as well as Spa services and it's always a good idea to book early. Enjoy!
RESORTS WITH SPAS
The Cannery Pier Hotel and Spa
#10 Basin Street
888.325.4996 or 503.325.4996
Several varieties of massage are available, for one or for couples, from relaxation to deep tissue to hot stones, head, neck and shoulders only. When you are relaxed as a noodle, have a facial designed just for your complexion. It will include exfoliation, deep pore cleansing, massage and a therapeutic Bioelements mask. You may also choose anti-aging, dermabrasion, stress solution and even a mini-facial that will get rid of those dreary cells and perk you up in no time. Choose body wraps in all flavors, soak in the mineral therapy pool, enjoy a Dead Sea Salt polish and try the authentic Finnish Sauna. That should finish you with a flourish!
1400 South Hemlock Street
888.448.4449 or 503.436.0366
The specialty of the house at the Hallmark's Elements by the Sea Spa is a truly tranquil atmosphere coupled with a sensory Ayurvedic journey designed to restore balance through the elements of nature and therapeutic touch. The individuated treatments may include energy work, particular attention to skin, hands and feet and treatments just for men. A custom massage may be ordered using acupressure and/or Thai/Shiatsu or give simultaneous massage a try – two people giving you a balanced, harmonious massage, something like a well-choreographed dance.
2740 South Pacific
800.633.3466 or 504.436.2221
Since 1993 when it opened, the Stephanie Inn has garnered accolades, awards and return guests galore. Their Spa is also first-rate, with superbly trained therapists well equipped to lead you to utter relaxation. Leave your cares at the door and step into your place by the fire, sip a cup of herbal tea as you relax fireside in your robe, sip a warm cup of herbal tea, or relax in the aromatherapy whirlpool bath or Finnish steam sauna, or all of the above! Plan specialty massages and skin care therapies from a full menu of options; some familiar and some you will want to try; for instance, a Hot Lava Shell Massage, which is a unique Swedish massage using natural tiger clam shells harvested from the South Pacific, polished to their natural luster and filled with a warm blend of mineral gels to provide steady heat throughout your treatment. This massage is a deeply tranquil therapy for both body and mind, and an exotic alternative to hot stone massage Each session includes additional time in the privacy of the spa treatment room to enjoy a few more minutes of privacy and solitude.
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort
7760 Highway 101 North
Overlooking Siletz Bay, the spa is ideally situated to provide a tranquil escape, offering a co-ed whirlpool, separate facilities for men and women with wet and dry saunas, rain showers and whirlpools. Before and after treatments, enjoy the serenity of the hearth room. The professionally trained staff will assist you in selecting treatments to fit your needs from a full range of spa and salon services including massage, facial, hand and foot therapies. Or, try the Salishan Signature Body Treatment, which is the ultimate in skin clarification and nourishment, including a unique scrub, followed by your choice of body wrap, leaving your skin feeling renewed, refreshed, squeaky clean and polished.
- Published in: Coast Explorer Spring 2011
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