The Ummelina Day Spa is owned by Nina Ummel, founder, president, and chief visionary officer of Ummelina International celebrating over 21 years of service. Her talented staff, or guides, is the soul of Ummelina. They each specialize in their own unique trade of pampering.
One of her sanctuary guides, Nana Nkatiah-Bosom, who goes by the name of "Nana from Ghana'' is an onsite herbalist. His specialty is the African Foot Bath that provides a soothing half-hour long treatment for your feet and lower legs involving water, hot towels, Shea butter, and massage to increase circulation. Nana says he was trained by his grandparents in Ghana. He believes that our feet are the most important part of the body comparing feet to the roots of a tree. He imports the Shea butter for his treatment straight from Ghana. You'll get more than a spa treatment when you meet Nana as he is a wealth of information in the herbal field. He will share stories with you about his homeland as he methodically goes through the process of pampering your "roots'' with an authentic nature.
The Spa offers several other unique services too. From pampering that last hours and involves the use of water to shorter ritual treatments such as massage, facials, nails, waxing, and makeup. If you don't have time for a treatment they offer natural products for face, hands, feet, and body as well as tea supplies in their global marketplace at the entrance of the spa. Gift certificates and cards are also available for you or a loved one. Pregnancy packages including pre and post-natal massages are a popular offering.
Locations include the Seattle Spa Retreat on Fourth Avenue and Yakima Valley Spa Retreat along East Yakima Avenue. Hours of service include Sunday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to call at least two to three weeks in advance for weekday appointments and about four weeks in advance for weekend appointments. Plan ahead and stay the weekend in any of the nearby hotels and accompany your spa package with dinner and a night out with friends and/or family.
Ummelina Day Spa in downtown Seattle validates parking in the Century Square Garage after 5:00 p.m. weekdays and all day on weekends. Enter on Pike Street between 3rd & 4th Avenue. If the gate is closed, press the entry button. For the Yakima spa park in the lot to the east of Inn, or any lot (most are free) or street parking is close too.
The natural design and architecture accompanied with impeccable service will provide its visitors with an unforgettable experience. If you are in need of a little pampering, Ummelina Day Spa will help meet the need. The exotic tea room should not be missed when visiting in a large or small group. This room is perfect for bridal parties.