hyatt olive 8 entryAs busy moms, peace and tranquility are rare moments to be savored and self-care is something that often gets dropped to the bottom of our to do lists. My 2014 #welltraveledfamily list includes a focus on infusing wellness into my daily routine by building in daily mediation, exercise and journaling, practicing yoga 2-3 times a week, and taking better care of my body by getting more sleep and booking monthly spa treatments. Maybe it is because I work in the travel industry, but I have often found some of my most peaceful moments at a hotel spa. On my recent trip to Elaia Spa at Hyatt at Olive 8 Seattle, I was able to grab a quick hour of a Seattle spa vacation at Hyatt Olive 8, just steps away from downtown Seattle’s best shopping and the Paramount Theatre.

elaia spa vacation seattle Elaia, which means “Olive” in Greek, is symbolic of peace, wisdom and resilience. After checking in, I was greeted with some delicious herbal tea and enjoyed the Market Fresh Wrap, a heavenly hour treatment that includes a full body scrub, light massage and hot rain shower. The treatment began with a sweet Lavender infused Olive Oil Scrub, followed by a French Green Clay treatment, and a snug wrap in a warm, heated blanket. The icing on the cake for the treatment was the hot rain shower surrounded by 12 showerheads and light massage with hydrating body balm. I was SOOOOOO relaxed.

The good news for moms? There are an abundance of Seattle spa vacation packages coming up for Mother’s Day next month. Now is your time to practice good self-care and book yourself (or drop hints for your family to gift you a spa treatment) to be queen for the day at the spa.IMG_4938

Queen for a Day Package $300 ($340 originally)

·        8:30 a.m. yoga

·        60 minute Holistic Massage: An aromatherapy massage customized to your individual needs. Choose from organic essential oils that will promote mental clarity, balance, or calm.

·        75 minute Oxygen Facial: Breathe new life into skin with this luxurious organic experience. Includes a blast of vitamin-infused Pure Medical Grade Oxygen, Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid and Bio-Swiss Plant Extracts to achieve skin rejuvenation at a cellular level. This will express your true natural glow

·        Lunch from Urbane Restaurant

·        Glass of Champagne

Mother’s & Daughter’s Day Package $160 ($190 originally) per person

·        8:30 a.m. yoga

·        60 min Treatment of Choice

·        Lunch from Urbane Restaurant

·        Glass of Champagne

Here are a few photos from my day at Elaia Spa:

elaia spa treatment saltsSpa product: 80 Acres yummy olive oil body scrubs


Elaia spa Ikaati tea Revive. YUM!


Frequent wellness has its benefits. After five treatments, your sixth is free!


Disclosure: We received a complimentary spa service for review purposes. As always, opinions expressed here are our own.



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