Kerrie's Blog: Yuan Spa in Bellevue, WA

Yuan Spa in Bellevue, WA

Yuan Spa is about to celebrate their one year anniversary.  My fiance and I visited Yuan Spa last night and have already booked future appointments.

Spa Week had two options this go around, $50 treatments at Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa as well as Yuan Spa. Last time we tried out Red Door and I was less than impressed, I guess I expected more from them.  Yelp gave Yuan Spa great reviews so I was really looking forward to it.

Our massages were at 7:15 so they asked us to arrive an hour early to relax and rejuvenate in their Hydrotherapy area.  The hostess was very upbeat and well dressed in a black silk skirt.  Our quick tour around the spa ended in the locker room for us to change and begin the experience.  

I felt like I was back at the St. Regis in San Francisco for a moment, not in Belleuve, WA.  The Hydrotherapy area was dimly lit with candles lining the shaded windows and what looked like a Dale Chihuly piece hanging from the ceiling.  Very tranquil, soft and serence.  Scents of eucalyptus wafed in the air as we started our first 15 minutes soaking in the hot tub.  When I say hot tub please don't think of some 1980's peach circle you'd find in the backyard of some outdated home.  A mosaic tile lined tub that could fit 20.  No details were left undone; as you sink into the water, the warm inviting tiles are exactly at head level forcing you to lean back and relax.  

Next we scooted over to the salt bar where we filled up our bamboo bowl with 3 different types of salt in preparation of the Steam Room.  Upon entering we were greeted with baby blue, teal and white twinkling lights above.  The steam hits you instantly and the first thing that went through my mind was...this has got to be good for the skin.  The salt is meant to be rubbed on your elbows, soles of feet and really anywhere you want extra exfoliation.  I couldn't last the whole 15 minutes in there but man it felt good.

The 2nd to last stop was the Cool Sea Salt Bathing pool.  Another mosaic lined tub but this time the temperature was at 83 degrees and full of salt.  Not too chilly but after the steam it takes you a minute to get in.  The idea here is to bring your body temperature down while exfoliating again with the salt water.  

And then, the sauna.  Your typical wooden cedar lined room was warm and inviting.  A perfect end to the Hydrotherapy routine at Yuan Spa.

We then got back into our robes and snacked on blueberry green tea, almonds and dried fruit in the Relaxation Room waiting for our masseuses to get us.  An energizing and relaxing massage followed.  By the time I left Yuan Spa you could have told me the Yankees suck and I wouldn't have minded.....well....

For anyone looking for a new treat in the Bellevue area, I highly recommend Yuan Spa.  Their staff and location are great but I must admit that the Hydrotherapy Area made the experience an A+.

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager
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Comment balloon 16 commentsKerrie La Guardia • October 18 2012 01:38PM

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Kerrie,  WOW!!!  I was right there with you through the whole experience.  Blueberry tea and all.  What an amzing experience.  I could really use a break like this right now.  JEALOUS!!!!

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, that sounds like a DREAM! How relaxing. I hope to have that experience soon. It sounds so 5 star. I was melting in my chair as I was reading your post!

Posted by Anonymous almost 6 years ago

Yup.  Totally jealous.  I keep threatening to make my Donald go with me.  But I think soon I'm gonna plan a mommy daughter day for me and Abigail. 

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 6 years ago

Do it ladies, do it for yourselves you so deserve it!!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) almost 6 years ago

Sounds like it was impossible to not be able to relax and enjoy yourself at the Yuan Spa in Bellevue, WA.

Posted by Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) almost 6 years ago

That sounds amazing!!  What a good find - and I bet you will be back often!

Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA almost 6 years ago
Sounds like a wonderful treat and I can understand why you will be going back again.
Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie,

           That Spa sounds fabulous! I hope all is well with you; I too went to the Red Door in NYC many years ago and was less than impressed and it was my 1st massage thank goodness I did not give up and have had many great massages and experiences in the spa but yours sounds terrific!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert almost 6 years ago

Our favorite vacations have always been at Canyon Ranch. You certainly made me feel like I was with you on your relaxing spa experience. Hope you are able to treat yourself more often.

Margaret

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, It made me so relaxed just reading the vivid details of your "therapy". You had the works. The massage would have been enough to put me to sleep.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 6 years ago

Sounds very relaxing.  Glad you found the time to take some off. 

Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist (Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona) almost 6 years ago

Oh my gosh. I felt like I was right there with you. I think I still have chill bumps from the cool water! Now... Where's my masseuse! ;)

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties) almost 6 years ago

The work a pretty person has to go through to be even prettier

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 6 years ago

They really do have the total treatment and lead-in for your massage.  I bet you will be back to Yuan Spa!

Posted by 1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) almost 6 years ago

That is a great price.

A good spa in New York will start with $100 and up.

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie - Marty and I are reading your review of Yuan Spa and saw the gallery - so tranquil and luxurious! We are both big fans of spas that work you out hard and pamper you all night. Your post has inspired me to make a reservation at a nearby spa that is fantastic. Thanks so much for the great idea! 

Posted by Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager (Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC) almost 6 years ago

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