In business since 1997, the Blue Giraffe Day Spa Salon gets its name from a blue giraffe at the center of its facility, tucked along Water Street near downtown Ashland overlooking Ashland Creek.

In business since 1997, the Blue Giraffe Day Spa Salon gets its name from a blue giraffe at the center of its facility, tucked along Water Street near downtown Ashland overlooking Ashland Creek.

This year's choice among readers for Best Spa, the Blue Giraffe offers everything from body wraps, hydrotherapy baths and massage to haircuts, manicures and tanning.

Jimmy Kolker, who owns the Blue Giraffe with his wife, Trisha Kolker, says the spa strives to serve each client to its fullest ability and develop a large base of regular customers.

"We provide excellent services, good overall management and we have a good rapport with everyone who walks through our doors," he says.

Other favorites: Gervais Day Spa & Salon and European Touch Day Spa, both of Medford