You’re the type of holiday fan who leans in. You’ve had your tree up for weeks, you’re dying to light that first Hanukkah candle, and your Keurig cup selection right now includes more than three hot chocolate options. There’s something you’re missing, though: the chance to incorporate some seasonal spirit into your spa routine.
Cedarbrook Lodge has you covered. Located just south of the airport, the Seatac spa offers a slew of options for holiday-inclined guests just looking for a little break from the action. Their Spice of the Season spa menu pulls from the familiar tastes and smells of December – think cinnamon, ginger, and cloves – and adds them to spa treatments that will help you bliss out while you soak in the holiday spirit. For less than $100, you can do it yourself.
I visited Cedarbrook for the $98 Cinnamon Spice Foot Scrub – it’s a scrub treatment that exfoliates your feet and lower legs, includes a massage, and makes use of the spa’s seasonal scented scrub, a mixture of sea salt and cinnamon. I have to say, it was great.
Anthony guided me to the locker room, where I had a locker, a comfy robe, and perfectly fitted slippers waiting for me. I waited for my appointment in the fireside lounge, where I sipped lemon infused water and munched on homemade granola.
The treatment itself was fantastic. I was treated to a warm lavender-scented neck pillow, a warm foot bath, and cucumber water to start. The scrub itself was as relaxing as I’d imagined – the cinnamon scent was fun and festive. It would be a fantastic treat for the runner in your life who’s working through cramped leg muscles, too. The treatment wrapped up with a peppermint essential oil foot and leg massage, which left my calves tingly and refreshed.
The thing that really sets Cedarbrook apart, though, isn’t the spa; it’s the people. My treatment was great, but Pepper, who led me through the process, was greater. She explained every step of the way, chatted with me when I was feeling chatty, and let me be when I quieted down a little and wanted to relax. I’m an exceptionally awkward person when I get pedicures and manicures, but Pepper made the whole treatment felt like we were just sort of hanging out – in a very fancy way, of course. When I go back I’ll be seeking her out specifically.