I think it is unfortunate that some of the reviews posted here are just mediocre, because Spa Scotta is anything but. After visits here and there to all sorts of day spas in Seattle, I have to say that Spa Scotta is my favorite. The only negative I see is that it is in U-Village, which is lovely but a parking nightmare during the holidays. However, they are right next to the parking garage, so it is it not really that big of a deal.
The reception area is beautiful and calming. They of course have the latest magazines, but their selection of products is wonderful to browse before your appointment. They have the most gorgeous pajamas, robes and candles that you'll ever see. The reception staff have always been very pleasant and professional, quick to offer a drink or anything I need to feel comfortable.
I've had a variety of services here. I highly recommend Tamara for any kind of waxing services. She is highly skilled and she strikes the right balance between being friendly and lightening-quick. She makes a not-so-pleasant experience surprisingly comfortable. After seeing her, I won't go to anyone else.
I also had a wonderful massage at Spa Scotta. The beds they use have a wonderful, feather-bed like top on them and I could have fallen asleep instantly. After your service, the staff continues to be helpful and offer water or anything else you need. At other highly-rated spas I have felt rushed out the door to make room for the next clients. Here, I felt like I could relax there until I was ready to leave. The attitude of the staff here is to go above-and-beyond. They've even responded to some of the mediocre reviews published here, which shows they deeply care about their customers.
Also, don't forget that the prices here are reasonable for a day spa of this caliber and cheaper than many in town who don't live up to their hype. Great spa services aren't cheap, but going to Spa Scotta feels like an investment in my well-being, not just a visit to a spa. I give this place my highest recommendation (especially Tamara) and assure you that it is much more than mediocre!