Given our Pacific Coast location, it’s only natural that Eastern reflexology should trickle overseas to aid Seattle’s weary feet. Whether you’re looking to enhance your circulation, relieve stress or take a load off after breaking in those brand new Jimmy Choos (or hiking boots), you’ll find an array of reflexology options in this pedestrian-proud city. Just don’t expect a pampered pedicure alongside the therapeutic poking and prodding.
Eastern Foot Reflexology: eN Salon
At eN, you can choose from Eastern-style reflexology (a hurts-so-good, no wait, hurts-quite-a-bit stimulation of the feet’s pressure points) that strengthens the immune system and promotes healthy internal functioning, Western-style (a gentler massage that soothes the body and mind), or the Quick Course (for those who want all the feel-good results but can only withstand a half portion). $30–$45/30–60 minutes depending on treatment. Bellevue, 13112 NE 20th St., Suite 500; 425.883.1010; en-salon.com
Winged Feet: Helle
Good things come in threes at this “skin sanctuary.” With a spa vibe that’s more Georgetown funky than fancy, Helle takes your feet to heaven with this package that includes an aromatic soak, deep exfoliation, a cleansing facial-type foot masque (told you so, see next page) followed by 30 dreamy minutes of reflexology. $100/1 hour. Georgetown, 6253 13th Ave. S.; 206.767.0803; helleseattle.com