Customer Reviews for Mountain Sun Massage & Skin Care, LLC (39)
April 24, 2013
Definitely one of the very best massage center in Seattle. The easy-to-use online scheduling is very convenient with my flexible schedule. It's within an easy drive from the freeway, and parking is plentiful. The treatment rooms are spacious, comfortable, and relaxing. Therapists are excellent, friendly, very knowledgeable (I know my anatomy), and will customize your massage to your problem areas with different techniques and pressure. After several sessions, my knee pain has went away, and my lower back pain and shoulder tightness from carrying my toddler always goes away after a perfect session with Carmen, who also gives good tips on stretching and exercise to help with my problem areas. Very highly recommended, you won't regret it.
April 13, 2013
Warm Staff Give Personal Attention
I have been letting Renee take care of my skin for several years now, and she is remarkable! She keeps track of what products she's used, what I'm using at home, and what reaction my skin has had to everything. When something new comes out that might help me, she's always ready to tell me all about it and send me home with a sample. I've noticed definite improvement in the quality of my skin, and I know it's Renee's doing. I always bring my skin questions to Renee. She's incredibly knowledgeable about skin health, sunscreen, etc. Plus, she gives a great foot rub! Renee and the massage therapists are friendly and inviting, and of course highly skilled. It's always relaxing to head to the spa! I highly recommend Mountain Sun Massage and Skin Care.
April 3, 2013
Refreshingly Delightful & Soothing Experience
My twin sister and I visited Mtn. Sun together and from the moment we entered the spa, we were warmly greeted and whisked away to an afternoon of pampering. Both of us enjoyed facials and massage. The co-owners/staff were gracious and were very interested in making sure our experience was not only soothing but fun and educational. We learned a lot about how to take care of our skin and we loved the fact that they weren't trying to push particular products out the door with us. I would have liked an option of including a manicure and pedicure at this spa too. I will definitely go back to Mtn. Sun.
March 25, 2013
Quality and expertise
I've been going to Mountain Sun for my regular massages for over a year now. I usually see Yeondo, who does absolutely amazing work! She is knowledgeable about her craft and it's obvious that she puts her heart into her work. She's helped to resolve a lot of issues I've had with my back. I leave feeling fantastic every time. I have had a couple of massages by other therapists there, who also did a wonderful job. My teenage daughter had a facial with Renee, who is clearly a talented aesthetician. Her excellent skin care tips gave my daughter's skin great results! Renee has a line of high quality skin care products that my daughter uses as well. I've referred several people to Mountain Sun and will continue to do so!
March 25, 2013
Fantastic prenatal massage!!!
My husband bought me two massages through spa finder for Christmas and I stumbled upon this great little spa on this website. I was able to get in fairly quickly for a 60 min prenatal massage with Pauline and it was HEAVEN! She totally listened to exactly what was bothering me and was able to release a ton of stress from my shoulders. I've had a lot of massages over the years...but I've been back now three times since February because the overall experience/staff/quality is outstanding and exactly what a third trimester pregnant mom deserves! My poor husband didn't know what he was getting me addicted too ;) Love this place!
March 24, 2013
I got a SpaFinder for my birthday last year and redeemed it for the 75 minute intro facial with Renee at Mountain Sun Massage and Skincare. Not only did I get a fantastic facial that was relaxing and felt great, but Renee educated me (in a totally non-salesy, non-pushy) way about my skin's needs and challenges. Since then I've been going for monthly facials as a treat for myself and a way to keep my skin healthy and glowing. I highly recommend this place!!
March 20, 2013
Great first time massage experience!
Visited Mountain Sun for the first time yesterday and had a great experience. Knowing it was my first deep tissue massage, Carmen went out of her way to make sure I was comfortable and we would work on my sore areas. Came out with far more movement in my injured neck and soldier and completely relaxed. Small and intimate, this spa really seemed to care about their clients and making sure their need were met, not merely about having trendy decor and a splashy atmosphere which was appreciated.
February 13, 2013
So much more than your average facial...
I had the pleasure of a facial from Renee yesterday and I was totally impressed. Renee not only gave me an amazing facial and hand massage, she educated me about my skin. The time with her was just the right amount of relaxation, education, and tips on how to take care of my skin. I learned more from her in 90 min. than I have from all the other Esthetician's I have seen in the past. My skin looks great today. I would recommend Renee's services for someone looking to improve their skin and/or have a relaxing facial. She is amazing!
July 10, 2012
I have been in to see Renee for a facial a couple of times now and each time I leave impressed with her knowledge and her ability and willingness to listen to her clients. I represent a skin care company and I tell my clients that just as they brush and floss daily and go to a dentist for deep cleaning, they need to see an aesthetician regularly for deep cleaning in addition to their daily skin care routine. Not all aetheticians are created equal though. Renee is not about pushing her particular product, but about listening to her clients and educating them on the specific needs of their unique skin. I love that about her. She pampers while she treats your skin and she lets you know what she is doing, and why, every step of the way. If you want basic information, that is what you get. If you have questions and what more details, she is more than capable of answering your questions and has both the education and experience backing her up. I can refer to her with confidence.
March 21, 2012
I had my first experience at this spa today, and it was excellent. Pauline took exceptional care of me, making sure that I was comfortable during my 90-minute massage. The vibe is low-key, and very soothing. I would definitely return, and look forward to trying other services there.
January 25, 2012
Deep Tissue Massage
I have only had one appointment - but it was EXACTLY what I needed. I got a 90 minute deep tissue massage from Pauline and I made sure I made another appointment before I left. Pauline was great. What I appreciated the most was the time she took to understand what I needed to get out the message before she even started. Although I only interacted with Pauline I could see how the staff was interacting with other clients as well as address any questions to clients calling in regarding their next appointment - they were all great.
October 29, 2011
JoshC - Got my first professional massage today and it was fantastic. I was very impressed with everything! My massage therapist, Carmen did a great job helping me feel welcome, comfortable, and relaxed. My massage was to die for! I will most definately will return!
June 18, 2011
Warm, welcoming and knowledgeable
It was a delight to spend some down time with Renee at Mountain Sun Massage and Skin Care! From the moment I stepped into the comfy, bright waiting room to fill out the paperwork, I felt at ease with my complimentary tea and the soft music playing in the background. Renee then led me to her chair which was ultra comfortable and we had an easy discussion about my skin care concerns, lifestyle, and product requests. I am happy that she carries a variety of skin care lines featuring peptides, research based ingredients and natural/organic options. I then changed into a robe, and relaxed into the treatment. My hands and feet were moisturized and placed in booties/mitts while Renee carefully attended to my skin, explaining the benefits of each product that she used. I also got a mini neck and shoulder massage while we talked about resources for a women's group and nutritional considerations that can affect my skin. I highly recommend Renee as she is friendly, caring, extremely knowledgeable and has wonderful resources for your specific skin type.
May 16, 2011
HIts the spot!!
I love Mountain Sun Massage!! they alway know how to make my ackes and pains go away or make my face look refreshed and ready to go. Its very inviting & relaxing. Gotta love the foot soak too.
May 5, 2011
It feels so good
Mountain Sun Massage & Skin Care is just wonderful. I love the experience. Yondo gives the best message and Rene know so much about skin care. Every time we speak I learn something new. Then I get to show it off
April 20, 2011
My First Massage!
I had never had a massage before and Yeondo made me feel very comfortable from the outset. She first asked me if I would like when a warm water foot massage. Absolutely! I told her I have chronic leg cramps so once on the massage table, she proceeded to work out all those kinks as well as the ones in my neck and lower back. Awesome job...ultra professional!
April 19, 2011
A Very Pleasant Experience
My wife Donna got a facial from Renee and was very pleased. Renee was not only knowledgable, but she was also very helpful. She reviewed my wife's skin care routine and made suggestions on different products she could use to get the results that Donna wanted. Donna said it was the best birthday present that I'd given to her in years!
April 18, 2011
I want to thank Mountain Sun and Yeondo for a heavenly experience. I was so stressed when I got there. Almost canceld my appointment. I am so glad I didn't. The staff there are so kind and gentle. They could tell I was stressed and I felt they really cared. When they were done with me I felt like a million bucks! Now I recommend them to everyone I know!
April 5, 2011
OASIS IN THE CITY
I walked in and the atmosphere was comfey and cozy. My session started with a warm footbath ...very calming and a cup of hot tea. I got comfortable for my aromatherapy hot oil massage and relaxed into heaven for about an hour and half. My therapist was very knowledgable and gentle. I emergered ready for whatever the Seattle drizzle had for me. I can treat myself to this Spa monthly with smiles.
April 2, 2011
Love this place
Mountain Sun Massage and Skin Care is a great find. Renee does the facials and is so knowledgeable about skin she finds the correct product for your skin type. Her facials are heavenly. They have many types of massages also. My daughter loves the Thai massage. I love the regular, deep relaxing massage that keeps you feeling great. I get very tight in the shoulders and this massage helps me so much. They have great customer service and are the nicest people you can work with or meet. All of this makes for a great day!
March 31, 2011
I just started my new business and needed to relax after a stressful week. I searched around and found Mountain Sun Massage. I'm glad I did. Yondo(sp) was great. The perfect amount of pressure. It was a great atmosphere, quiet, beautiful, calming. I highly recommend them and their staff. John D.
March 30, 2011
Yeondo helps me stay fit with fibromyalgia!
I have mild fibromyalgia, and have done massage off and on over the years. I have been told that regular massage would be helpful, but I have always felt massage was more a luxury and a pampering experience. Since going to Yeondo at Mountain Sun Massage and Skin Care for the past couple of years, I have changed my tune. My impression has always been you either get a pampering massage or a theraputic (think painful) massage. With Yeondo, I get a great balance of effective, treatment focused results (with less pain) combined with soothing, pampering touches that leave both me and my muscles relaxed, which is important for fibromyalgia. I have done her new Thai massage a few times now - and it is especially great since my hips are a common problem area for me and Thai massage allows her to really stretch and loosen those areas much more effectively then table massage. I have been able to stay consistent with regularly working out thanks to her massages. In the past - I would ultimately stop because my fibro would flare up and I would hurt too much to want to continue. I now actively work to have more regular massage, rather than once a year massage.
March 30, 2011
Best massage therapists on the eastside
I have had massage and facials from Mountain Sun and they are always great and relaxing. The practitioners there are excellent, very knowledgeble about what they do, and always provide you with information on how to ge the best results. I would not hesitate to refer them to my friends, family or clients. You can't go wrong with the experience from Mountain Sun Massage and Skincare.
March 17, 2011
That Special Touch
My skin is dry and oily, and very sensitive to just about everything I have tried. Usually I break out in something that looks like eczema. Not so with Renee Iverson's products! I love how my skin feels and looks after a facial. I love how I feel after spending time with Renee. Whether I'm feeling bright and cheerful and chatty or quiet and serene, her service style matches my mood and I always walk out feeling refreshed. This spa isn't about fluff and puff, it's practical pampering. Gotta Love It!
August 4, 2010
Relaxing and Invigorating
I have been going to receive massages from Yeondo Wilssens at Mountain Sun for a few years. I love both the relaxing table massage and Thai massage she offers. The Thai massage I received today was incredible. I am hooked on Thai massage because of Yeondo. When receiving Thai massage, I feel like I am weightless at times. The massage possibilities offered by this unique form of massage are seemingly endless. I feel at times that I am having a sort of three dimensional massage experience. It's hard to explain -- you'll just have to experience it for yourself!
August 4, 2010
Soooo Perfect! Thai massage from Yeondo
I got a Thai Massage from Yeondo and it was just what I needed. Super relaxing and also incorporated some gentle stretches and loosening of tension. She definitely knew what she was doing and had a good sensitivity to what the right amount of pressure and range of stretch should be. The music and atmosphere was very soothing and professional. I walked away feeling more aligned and alive. Thanks Yeondo!
May 28, 2010
professional therapy in a relaxed atmosphere
I have been going to Mountain Sun and enjoying its relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for years. Its about time I reviewed this wonderful place. I have maybe a slightly different than usual perspective, being a mtn biking and hiking and office dwelling guy in his late 50's that depends on the staff's expertise to patch me up and keep me able to be active. Maybe not the classic "spa" person. Renee keeps up on the latest skin therapy to keep my weather beaten skin looking younger, to stay competitive in the corporate world that values youth so highly. They have a very high standards for their massage therapists, and they understand hikers and cyclists and other sports types. They just added Kwesi and his sports oriented training and cycling background really comes through on his deep massages. Yeondo has added Thai massage to her soothing massage techniques and Thai has become a favorite for uncompressing me from hiking. Carmen has been a long time favorite for those of us sports intense folks that really need to break some muscles loose with a good deep massage. And of course all of them can tailor their style to the specific needs of their clients. Thats the another reason I have been going there for years. The staffing is relatively stable and they get to know YOU, instead of seeing someone different every time you come in. I personally think the atmosphere finds the perfect balance of "nice" without making us guys feel like we wandered into the wrong place. The original art on the walls adds class and a warm personal touch to the atmosphere. Its easy to see why Mountain Sun has become one of MY main "luxuries" in life. Good energy and good healing there.
April 23, 2010
Amazing Service & Outstanding Products
Renee truly cares for her clients. She treats everyone individual....there is not a one product fits all, which is very refreshing. Last week I got a few waxing services done with Renee. I am usually super sensitive and usually red for days. I told her all about my skin she made sure it was the most gentle product possible. For the FIRST TIME in 10 YEARS I left a waxing appointment without redness...it was a wonderful miracle. Renee has a vast knowledge and sincerely wants each experience to be unforgettable and enjoyable. The facials she gives are divine...she has an amazing gentle way of handling upset or acne skin. I highly recommend scheduling a few visits and see for yourself. Its nice to have a spa on the Eastside of this caliber! It's about time!
March 29, 2010
Mountain Sun Spa Is A Gem
Mountain Sun Massage & Skin Care is a secret gem and a great value for the money. I started getting facials there when my skin was a wreck and I was at my wit's end regarding what to do about it. Renee treated the acute outbreak that I was experiencing and helped me to choose a skin care routine that is appropriate for my 40+ year old skin. My skin is no longer under duress, but I continue to get facials on a regular basis. Renee adjusts the treatments to whatever my skin needs at the time. I will continue to let Renee do her magic for as long as my budget will allow me to. Thank you Renee for helping me to look my best.
March 26, 2010
Great personal attention!
I've primarily enjoyed Mountain Sun for their massage therapy, although one time I did also have a facial. In all cases, it's a delightful experience. With only three practitioners, you never feel crowded or like you're part of an assembly line. From the moment you walk in the door you will be warmly greeted and given wonderful care. I highly recommend Carmen and Yeondo for massage, or Renee for facials. Regardless of whom you visit, you'll came away feeling relaxed and refreshed!
March 20, 2010
I love going to Mountain Sun for some pampering! Renee does an amazing job analyzing my skin, explaining all the technical stuff about the products and techniques she uses, and then making me look fantastic!! All of the ladies at Mountain Sun are warm and welcoming, and take pride in their work. They are always looking for ways enhance their services and gain skills, and I appreciate that dedication. The spa itself is simple, clean and light, and I always feel calm and rejuvenated after a session. If you're looking for a massage or skin care specialist in the Totem Lake area, this is the place!
March 18, 2010
When I think of Mountain Sun Massage and Skin Care I think, "Wow!" and then, "Aaahhh". Five years ago I brought my son to Mountain Sun for some therapeutic body work to ease his symptoms of Cerebral Palsy. Now, here he is fit and sound! He still has the CP but he can walk all the way around a track, he stands up straighter and even his breathing has improved! What a blessing. Through it all, the encouraging atmosphere of this sublime staff has uplifted our whole family and given meaning to the journey of our health and healing. Too, the exceptionally capable and many faceted Skin specialist has given my tired and upset old face a brightness I have not known for years. Highly recommend these Angels of healing!
March 18, 2010
My back and shoulders will be back soon!
"Mountain Sun is a wonderful getaway from everyday stress and tension. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The minute I open the door I feel like I've entered a place where my body and mind can heal and relax. The location is close, clean and easy to find. Everyone there is great! My back and shoulders will be back soon!" by GBU
March 18, 2010
My first time at Mountain Sun Massage
This was my first time to this spa and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was very calming and the staff knew what they were doing. In fact, she was so good that even where my back can sometimes be overly sensitive I felt no discomfort. She read through the medical history I'd provided on the new client paperwork and asked me questions to make sure that she was clear on my previous injuries and conditions so as to not harm me. I felt that she cared not just about doing her job but performing to the very best of her abilities just for me. As for the massage itself, I zoned and let her try and get out several large knots on my back. She asked several times about the pressure, for which I was grateful, but she had was just about perfect. I left there knowing that my tension had been reduced and that I felt better than I had in quite some time. This spa only really offers massage and skin care, but what they offer they do to the best of their abilities. It is nicer and feels better to know that the person taking care of you is confident in her skills and is not trying to attempt that which is beyond current knowledge.
March 17, 2010
A facial worth ahhhing over
Customized bliss and delivered results - that's what I wanted and that's what I got. I'm not into cookie cutter experiences. I can go to any of the chain spa's for that. I wanted something that was tailored to me, an experience where the person delivering the treatments not only had the expertise, but cared about me, not her commission on the product she sold me at the end. Renee was amazing. She took a good look at my skin, asked me questions and really listened to the answers, then told me exactly what she was going to do and the results that I'd get. Again, tailored to my skin, my needs and what I wanted (a relaxing experience as I was getting over a nasty cold, and information so I could make sure to continue to do the best thing for my skin). I usually go to someone in my part of town (West Seattle) and get the same kind of facial each time- through and exact. Renee's facial was like nothing I've ever had, because it truely was tailored to ME: buffing, deep moisturizing, and some very cool blue and red lights. She explained it all and I headed to dream land. When she was done, I was shiny, happy and looked like I'd just gotten back from vacation (no tan, but a certain glow). I had heard from several of my business associates that I really needed to check out the science and 'spirit' behing Mountain Sun. Now that I've been there I know what they mean. I got all the science behind the product and the blissful experience of being relaxed and cared for at a spa. I can't wait to go back and see what I get to experience next!
March 17, 2010
I'm a regular for life!
I found Mountain Sun Massage back in 2006, when I was pregnant with my daughter. I started seeing Carmen regularly for pregnancy massages. They were always wonderful and relaxing. I was so excited to try the regular massages once my daughter was born. My husband and I have been regulars (once a month) since 2006. Carmen gives the best massages anywhere. In fact, when I go on vacation, I don't even bother to get a special "spa massage" at hotels; why spend the money when I've got Carmen back at home? My husband loves the massages Yeondo give and both Carmen and Yeondo are two of the nicest, friendliest and best massage therapists out there! Carmen always pays special attention to the areas I need work done on, and I've completed two triathlons and a half marathon with essential help from her (more and more massages!). One great bonus is that you buy 5 massages and you get 1 free! Other places may cost a little less, but you definitely get every penny worth at Mountain Sun. I can't wait to try the skin care there!
March 17, 2010
You can feel better too!
I came in pain for a few weeks after a car accident and wow, I came out with more muscles soothed than just my neck. It is so worth the time and effort to feel great! I totally suggest you have the expert Carmen work your tired, injured or sore muscles
March 6, 2010
A Slice of Heaven
I had my first massage by Yeondo and I still can't believe how good it was! My lower back was all knotted up and I expected a painful, knuckles-buried-in-the-muscles experience, but instead I got an incredibly relaxing massage that treated the problem and left me feeling great! I'll be going there again -- Yeondo is amazing!
March 5, 2010
The best massage therapy!
I was referred to Mountain Sun Massage by my chiropractor after I was in a car accident. I worked with Carmen who was incredibly thorough (but not exhaustive) during our weekly conversations about my progress. She was always informative, attentive, and genuinely passionate about her craft. It's an incredibly relaxing and friendly atmosphere; sometimes I would fall asleep during massages and other times I would ask questions and would receive great answers about the human body and my progress. But the massages themselves were the best part. The whole body was attended to. It never felt rushed and it seemed like 2 hours of bliss even though it was 1 hour! I was in terrible shape before I went to Sun Mountain Massage, but after our sessions I feel great. And if I ever feel any new aches and pains (or just want to relax), I'll return to Sun Mountain Massage.
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