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Men’s day: Buoy opening Capitol Hill’s first men’s only spa

Jeffery D’Ambrosio has worked as a massage therapist for 5 years. Where he worked, a regularly scheduled “Men’s Day” and “Women’s Day” was put in place. 

“Men’s day — hugely popular,” D’Ambrosio said.

Clients came asking D’Ambrosio about Men’s Day over and over, which sparked an idea. That idea developed into Capitol Hill’s new men’s only wellness center, Buoy.

“We are trying to create a non-threatening, non-sexual environment for men’s wellness,” D’Ambrosio said. “We wanted to create something that isn’t already out there for men, that married men, straight men, and gay men can all feel comfortable at.”

Buoy operates one day a week from 9 am to 6 pm for Men’s Only Monday. Offering massage, community style acupuncture, and yoga classes. Buoy offers its services a la carte, and in popular package deals that mix all three.

D’Ambrosio is making community a focus at Buoy. (Image: CHS)

“We just started this past month in July, last week was the first week and we got an awesome response,” D’Ambrosio said.

The focus at Buoy is on community—acupuncturist Mykol Radziszewski practices acupuncture the ancient way, with six to eight people in one room together. A major part of Buoy’s mission statement is dedicated to the idea of community and giving back.

“We’ll pick a different organization to give to each quarter,” D’Ambrosio said. “We are hoping to invite speakers from those organization to come to the space to talk. Eventually we’ll set up a foundation in the Buoy name ourselves.”

Buoy is a completely mobile operation, popping up in the Melrose Market  Studio in the morning, and vacating in the evening. 

“The space at Melrose Market is great, and the mobile aspect of our set up allows us to accommodate as many people as we need, since we can re-arrange the room and divide it however we need to,” said D’Ambrosio. 

D’Ambrosio is starting Buoy small, but is hoping to expand. With the popularity of Buoy, it seems like that might not be too far in the future.

“We’ve had women stop by! We had to turn them away, which felt weird in 2012, I know. But the response has been amazing,” D’Ambrosio said. 

Interested? Head to Buoy’s Facebook for details.

A la Carte Services and Pricing:

75-minute Yoga Class: $15 

50-minute Community Style Acupuncture Treatment: $30

50-minute Holistic Massage: $85

80-minute Holistic Massage: $120

Packages and Pricing:


50-minute Community Style Acupuncture Treatment and 75-minute Yoga Class

2 hours- $40


50-minute Holistic Massage and 75-minute Yoga Class

2 hours- $85


50-minute Community Style Acupuncture Treatment and 50-minute Holistic Massage

1 ¾ hours- $98 


75-minute Yoga Class, 50-minute Community Style Acupuncture Treatment, and 50-minute Holistic Massage

3 hours- $115 

New owner for Blink lash salon

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Back to the ladies — or anybody who wants lovely lashes, of course, Seattle Met reports that the lash salon in the lovely Loveless Building has a new owner and a modified name:

If you’re one of those people who makes it a point to try all the top tier stylists at Gene Juarez, chances are very, very good that Leigh Dawson has cut, colored, or otherwise styled your locks.

Don’t call the downtown salon and ask to see her though, because she took a leap to Capitol Hill to take over ownership of Blink Lash Bar, which she’s calling Blink Lash Atelier.

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