The vinotherapy massage at the new Glade Spring Spa (http://www.suncadiaresort.com/vacation-spa-resorts.php) in the Suncadia resort community 80 miles east of Seattle uses Chardonnay-infused oil that soothes away all the kinks and knots during a medium-pressure workout. The oil has a light grape-floral-oak scent that in itself is relaxing. It eventually absorbs into the skin, leaving it soft rather than oily. Moisturizing creams using the same oil are newly available in the spa shop.
Vinotherapy massages — either 50 minutes or 80 minutes — end with a very healthy pour of a Washington State Chardonnay (have a few glasses of water between massage and wine or risk ending up horizontal).
The spa is gorgeous. Guests step into an airy entryway and move on to large luxurious locker rooms, several comfortable sitting rooms, rustic outdoor saunas and a series of five outdoor pools to meet every need, including a women’s only salt-water soaking pool or a larger unisex pool, all surrounded by large rocks and waterfalls with views of the mountains in every direction.
Glade Spring Spa offers a variety of other massages on its menu, along with facials, scrubs, body masques, waxing and nail treatments.
The facility, located inside the inn at Suncadia, is still a work in progress. Locker rooms are lacking hooks for robes and towels (on order, I was told), shower supplies sit on the tile floors, locker room supplies are a random mix as management tests several product lines, and the retail area needs some more attention. But little issues are easy to overlook once the wine is on and in the guests.