Only in Seattle Beauty Treatments with Coffee

Oh-so-Seattle aromas have taken center stage in creative new wraps, scrubs and massages.

By Tara Spicer January 19, 2011


This article originally appeared in the February 2011 issue of Seattle Magazine.

The Northwest exudes its own vibe and scent—a distinct mix of ground coffee, fresh rainfall and spicy pine trees—and from Ballard to Bellevue, these familiar, oh-so-Seattle aromas have taken center stage in creative new wraps, scrubs and massages.

Body a Latte treatment:
Napolitano Spa

In the category of “Things That Remind Us of Seattle,” Napolitano Spa offers the ultimate experience. Added to the menu last year, this package consists of an exfoliating coffee body polish, a detoxifying algae wrap, a 60-minute massage and a rainshower. Naturally, Mary and Jerry Napolitano, the husband-wife team who created this sumptuous service, are native Seattleites. $245/3 hours. Queen Anne, 614 W McGraw St.; 206.282.4343; Eastlake, 3212 Harvard Ave. E; 206.838.4700;

Mocha Body Melt:
The Spa at Pro Sports Club

This is a double shot of pampering: Coffee and volcanic pumice pair up to exfoliate your skin while tobacco—an ingredient favored by spas for its cleansing properties—rids your pores of impurities. Capping off your mocha like a sweet dollop of whipped cream is an ultra-hydrating full-body massage. $180/90 minutes. Bellevue, 4455 148th Ave. NE; 425.895.6565;

Northwest passage body wrap
The Four Seasons Spa

After a detoxifying soak in hot water with juniper, cypress and mandarin spruce essential oils, enjoy being cocooned in this warm, skin-nourishing body wrap. Earning this spa our nod for best (and only known) arborial treatment is the finishing touch: a euphoric head and full-body massage with essential oils of white pine, balsam fir and oak moss. $250/80 minutes. Downtown, 99 Union St.; 206.749.7000;

Caribbean Body Wrap: Habitude
You’ll forget all about your rain-frizzed hair when your skin gets slathered in an aromatic layer of hydrating deep sea algae, vanilla and aloe. And then it’s back into the rain. Or should we say rainforest?  Enter into an Italian-tiled private steam shower where eight Swiss shower heads will wash away worries. Finish with a hydrating application of mango butter body cream. If you’re pressed for time, skip straight to the rainforest for $24. $118 and up/75 minutes. Ballard, 2801 NW Market St; 206.782.2898;


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