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‘Tis the season for pampering

Prepare for the holiday bustle with a little you time in Kent, Washington.

With the madness of the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to take a break, take a breath and indulge in a little self-care. From massage and mani-pedis, to some well-deserved time on the yoga mat, Kent is a great place to pamper yourself.

Tied up in knots?

Don’t take our word for it. Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa at Kent Station is where U.S. National Women’s Soccer star Carli Lloyd unwinds. Hand & Stone offers an array services, including its signature hot-stone massage—a welcome escape from cold, wet days. Post-massage, head to nearby See’s Candies for some chocolate therapy.

Find your Zen on the yoga mat

Evolve Yoga and Massage in downtown Kent offers yoga for all levels along with massage services ranging from utterly relaxing to deep tissue. After your visit, take a short stroll to Serenity Moon Tea. Spend some leisurely time learning the art of preparing, serving and drinking Chinese tea, or just sip a steaming, calming cup.

Find a little slice of Europe in Kent

You need only go as far as East Hill Kent to experience the benefits of European skincare. Book a facial or other yummy treatment at Edelweiss Spa. Keep with the theme and make the short drive to M Bakery & Deli. This Eastern European café is known for its piroshky, but don’t overlook the delicious salads, sandwiches and sweets made from locally sourced ingredients. No passport required.

Your toes don’t know it’s fall

Who cares if it’s boot and mitten weather? Settle in at one of Kent’s many nail salons for a relaxing mani-pedi or other self-care service. Elegant Nails (21020 108th Ave. SE, 253-856-1215); Monarchy Nail Spa (429 E. Smith St., 253-850-3169); and TLA Nails (24019 104th Ave. SE, 253-850-3169) get rave reviews from happy customers.

Enjoy your well-deserved pampering. And find out more about things to do in Kent.