Issaquah >Avikai Spa
unremarkable weight loss program. tried their speciality weight loss program that uses some space age laser treatment on flabby areas that is supposed to permanently destroy fat cells without requiring surgery. this was in conjunction with some ultrasound, this exercise thingie called a fitvibe, another widget called a jiggler and a suggested maintainable diet plan (includes eating carbs, oils, peanut butter). this was to replace standards methods of weight loss (cardio, weight training, low carb, etc). results? hundreds of $ in wasted gasoline driving back and forth to the middle of nowhere in issaquah, thousands of $ wasted on this program, a hundred hours of time wasted and i'm actually bigger than before (measurements proven). this isn't to say they weren't sympathetic. no, actually the staff were the kindest people i had ever met. and the spa itself is beautiful. try their wine, cheese, tea and coffee. but the results simply weren't there. i suggest if you want to keep the weight off, traditional methods are still better. and besides, for a FRACTION of the cost (400$), i could have bought myself a fitvibe-like machine from costco.
Best Laser Treatment Ever. I just had to write a review about my experience at Avikai. I went in for a laser consultation and had been to 2 other spas in the area that do laser treatments. I chose Avikai because the procedure is done by a licensed physician (Dr. Denice Cinciripini). She was really great to work with, friendly, and pleasant. She recommended a series of treatments for my concerns and did not try to up-sell me on a bigger package or products to buy. My first treatment was the IPL and I was very pleased. I decided that I would indulge, and do laser hair removal, IPL for my face, and some small vein removal on my legs. I chose to finance this through one of the finance options offered. My goal? To look totally awesome when I go on a Carribean cruise in 4 months. It is well worth the drive from Bellevue.
Luxury of Rodeo Drive. My girlfriend and I went in for a day at the spa. We had the most amazing experience, it's hard to accurately describe it all. The entry reception is MAGNIFICENT with an elegant grand piano and a delightful staff to greet you. Larry and Dr. Michelle were both there to greet us when we came in. We sat in a private cozy waiting room filling out papers and were offered our choice of teas. There was a great display of Jane Iredale cosmetics (have never seen them around here) and we could sample some of the products. Our massage therapist and aesthetic specialist greeted us with warm, inviting smiles and walked us towards our treatment rooms. I was invited to use the so-sound chair (you GOTTA COME AND SEE THIS), I happily complied and my friend went back for her facial while I floated away in the so-sound chair. When my time in the so-sound chair was over, I was greeted by my massage therapist who took me back to the Bali room where I stared in stunned amazement........a jaccuzi......a shower......a bathroom......massage tables.....and heated tile floors......WOW you have won me over for life Avikai. I was told that there is so much more to Avikai. There are medical doctors who do laser and botox, there is a whole suite dedicated to weight loss and healthy lifestyle recommendations. IT IS SO ELEGANT. Come on ladies from Bellevue and Mercer Island, this spa will offer you more that you could ever imagine.
Experience the quality and service of the best spa in the Northwest. I have been a client at Avikai Spa for over 6 months and I highly recommend experiencing the quality services for yourself. I've traveled the world and was looking for a spa that uses cutting-edge technology to effectively treat acne. Avikai was an answer to my prayers. The results have been remarkable and my family and friends often tell me how clear my skin is now that I've been receiving the facial treatments. The estheticians are highly educated and professional. Their approach to skin care is based on medical treatments that have immediate effects. This is an experience you too will rave about. The service was great, the quality was exceptional. Thank you Avikai for giving me my confidence back!
Like no other spa I have ever been to... Amazing!. This is by far one of the coolest and most unique spas I have even seen. It is very advance compared to local NW spas, it has a high end LA/ New York feel and I don't think you can find type of this atmosphere anywhere else in WA. Not only is the spa amazing the the staff and the treatments they offer are unbelievable. I was scared to try spay tan at first, but after my flawless golden glow I am now addicted to sun free tanning! I already lost 5 pounds this month too using only the Fitvibe. Check it out on the website, it truly dose work wonders!! I would recommend anyone to check out Avikai Spa not only women but men too.
Best Spa this side of the Pacific!. Absolutely the best keep secret this side of the Pacific!! I am so grateful to have discovered Avikai Spa! I have received a wide range of services at Avikai -- without a doubt, I recommend ALL of the services available -- from the spray on tan to the health services. I can't think of a service that has not been worth my time or money. The owners are wonderful, kknowledge, caring people. The variety of services and products are of very high quality and hard to beat. Avikai is high on my list to recommend to friends and family. Truely a treat to behold and shared with others. Don't miss out -- the best spa services one could experience. Indulge yourself and enjoy!
Blissful Spa. Absolutely stunning Spa with alternative and classic services. This spa is one of a kind. I recieve massage and facial treatments here regularly, as well as medical aesthetic treatments. Every time I come in, I am greeted with a nice smile from the front desk as well as my therapist. I have even been able to get same day treatments! I feel like I've been on vacation every time I come. I continue to go to Avikai Spa as well as recommend it to others. This place is worth checking out. They have found a long time client.
I loved my "day at the beach" at Avikai Spa. Avikai's atmosphere and services are definitely worth checking out. I live in Seattle and it is very quick and easy drive to the spa, (between 15 and 20 minutes from downtown Seattle). I recently tried the "day at the beach" package and I walked out feeling (and looking) like I had actually been on vacation. My treatment included an amazing facial, full body exfoliating scrub in a wet room, spray tan and relaxing 30 minutes in the so-sound chair. I was nervous about the spray tan, but it looks so natural and it completely evened out my skin tone! I celebrated my 30th birthday at Avikai last year and they created a specialized itinerary for me and my 8 best girlfriends. After our spa services, we had tea and snacks in the VIP lounge. Every time I go to this spa, I feel like a queen. It is a truly unique and luxurious oasis.
Best Unusual European spa. Avikai Spa was not a name known to me and I thought I knew about all the cool things that the plateau and Issaquah have to offer. My friends surprised me with a gift certicate for my 42nd birthday in April '08 and it has now turned into one of my favorite places to escape to. Hidden behind the GI Joe's, it is an oasis unto itself with @ 10,000 square feet of cool things to try -- fit vibe machines, music therapy, tropical retreat rooms (did a Sat AM for another friend's 41st birthday party which was divine), detoxing devices and simply great instruction on how to lead a more well managed and less taxing lifestyle. I try and go 3x a week to use the fit vibe which allows me an excellent all around muscle conditioning work out that I can basically do in my work clothes and while chatting with others. They have introduced yoga and belly dancing classes recently and I cannot wait to take them. The difference between Avikai and the others is simply that this place knows my name, my concerns, my friends, my likes/dislikes, my skin type, weight issues, etc.. and has consistently made me and others that I refer feel welcomed. It is unusual in a time of feeling rushed and often like a number, that this place makes me feel welcomed.. often with a cup of green tea and cheese and crackers to start, maybe ending with a glass of red wine and almonds.. whatever, it just works and I would highly reccomend giving it a try if you want something different and special all in one!
A destination spa that is magical...you will walk out rejuvenated!. I started visiting Avikai a year ago, and have been hooked ever since. The owners are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about all of the services they offer. They truly create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Avikai has so much to offer, whether you are seeking weight loss, a way to look and feel younger, or just a relaxing day at the spa, this is the place to go. Two things you MUST try, So-Sound Chair, and FitVibe!
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