Seattle >Ummelina International Spa
My experience at Ummelina was wonderful. I always worry about the stress of parking, but this time I walked into downtown which definitely took the stress away. The mood set in the spa decor makes you feel as though you have been transported somewhere else.
I had a facial which I have only had once before. I never felt as though I was interested in this treatment, but boy was I wrong. Jordan was my esthetician. He made me feel comfortable from the beginning. He washed and massaged my feet and treated me with soothing products. He offered wonderful knowledge about each product and why he was using it. I left feeling relaxed and my skin definitely looked and felt younger.
This spa is definitely recommended regardless if you are getting a massage, wrap, or facial. I highly recommend Jordan for a facial. He will make you feel right at home and leave you looking refreshed.
I was delighted by the "Revive" facial I had last weekend at Ummelina Day Spa in downtown Seattle. Ummelina really is a sanctuary in the middle of the city. As other people have mentioned in their reviews, I love the pajamas that they provide for you as opposed to the usual robe, as well as the complementary herbal tea.
My esthetician for the facial was Jordan. He seemed very knowledgeable about skin and was a excited and enthusiastic about seeing positive changes in my skin.
The treatment itself was over-the-top luxurious, from the generous use of fabulous smelling products, to the facial massage, to the hand and foot warmers. And I was happy that Jordan was able to squeeze a very quick brow wax into the treatment that was also very good.
When I left, I noticed a definite improvement in my skin... it made want to keep going back for more results... which I definitely will!
I went for a pedicure. I scheduled at the very last minute but was able to get in for the quick version (sauri sauri I think it's called).
I was sitting in the sanctuary and a lovely woman came in with a foot tub and scrubbed my feet and then gave me a fabulous foot rub. The she just got up and left. I was confused...
...it was only when Melanie came in and said that she was about to start my pedicure that I realized that the first foot bath and massage had nothing to do with the pedicure... I must have looked confused b/c she asked me if I was ok... i had to explain that I thought I had already had a pedicure. Too Funny.
Everything was wonderful. I think for some people, there might have been too much waiting around. Melanie was running late so my 45 minute pedicure appointment took about 2 hours. However, it was exactly what I needed. And "waiting around" in a beautiful and relaxing room listening to soothing music in a spa robe, sipping tea, with a neck warmer and having your feet bathed and rubbed... well for that kind of waiting around, SIGN ME UP!
I am now planning to commit to a spa day and treat myself to some other services. I'm already SUPER excited.
JOY YOU ARE THE BEST MASSAGE THERAPIST EVER!!!!
I have booked for appoinment with her like 5 times already and she always gives me great massage!! THANKS JOY!
and oh..how I love the place..<3
so so spa. Never been to Ummelina although I heard lots of good things about the place. Finally had the chance to check it out and found that the facility is beautiful, parking is validated and customer service is good. I wish I could say the same for the massage service I received. I won't be returning.
best spa. Ummelina is consistantly good! every time i go i am amazed. the therapists are all good, every christmas the only gift i give is Ummelina! Ummelina thank you for being there when i need to de-stress!
AHHHHH, What a Wonderful World... The smells, the services and the decor were so wonderful. I wish i could afford to go more often, as they are pricey. (But worth every cent.)
Looking for a relaxing spa experience? Go elsewhere!.
Too bad there isn't a zero star rating.
I had a hectic week of meetings and based on the recommendation of a colleague was hoping for deep relaxation at Ummelina. Unfortunately the promise of the services as described on their website was never met. Instead throughout the entire Pacific Rim Journey they were either selling me on their products or trying to upsell me on services. I came to relax, I got a sales pitch at every turn while there, and I walked out $360 poorer and frustrated by the experience. I called and emailed to express my dissatisfaction and they essentially defended their practices, gave me an empty apology, and left it at that. I've been to a number of spas around the country, DO NOT waste your time or money on this place.
Jaala is the best massage therapist!. Jaala is an amazing massage therapist. We were on vacation from Chicago and needed some R&R. We scheduled a massage at Ummelina based upon a recommendation from a friend of ours that had visited Seattle about 8 months ago. All she could talk about was this spa experience. It really is that. They treat you well. JAALA is wonderful - she was my massage therapist. She listened to all my concerns and needs and was great. She has really strong technique, which I can appreciate being in the same industry and getting a massage/month, and utiliizes it well. I cannot say enough about Jaala - she is worth it. We each had a 90 min session and that would be my recommendation - it's worth it! Tell her Jason from Chicago sent you!
Not a great spa experience.
I received a $250 gift certificate for Ummelina for Christmas two years ago and finally decided to go use it. Ummelina came highly recommended so I was pretty excited. I scheduled a 60 minute massage ($90) and a facial ($120) and thought I would have enough for tips (or I could save it again to use towards something else.
First of all, the massage was okay. It wasn't great and I have certainly had better for less. The girl was nice and friendly so otherwise I have no complaints.
Moving on to the facial...I would have to say this experience turned me off of facials going forward. The main reason why I even felt compelled to write a review is because today, 5 days later, I am (STILL) more broken out than I have been since I was in high school! I'm embarrassed to be at work and had to cancel lunch plans yesterday because it is so bad.
The final straw was when the girl at the front desk said I owe $250 for services (not including tip). She then broke it down so I could determine how much tip to pay each person and it was, sure enough, $90 for the massage and $120 for the facial. Hmmm...I can still only get to $210. I was irritated at that point and just wanted to leave.
Overpriced, bad experience.
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