Many people realize their lives' passions during college. Rachel Joyce discovered hers in a car accident. Rachel studied public relations and advertising in school, but after graduating, she was unable to find a job that she felt comfortable in. It wasn’t until she received her first professional massage to treat pains related to a car accident that she enrolled in the Oregon School of Massage to get licensed and start her own practice. As the owner of TouchWorks Massage, Rachel, along with her team, tends to aches, pains, and injuries through massage therapies that include deep kneads, soothing strokes, and Morse-code lullabies.
Clients at Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa receive a completely customized service, down to the lighting and sound levels that transform treatment rooms into relaxing oases. As they tuck into the clean linens that bedeck heated tables, they divulge their chronic aches to massage therapists or their skin concerns to aestheticians. With each visit, the staff updates a client’s regimen so that a treatment remains effective in soothing aches or clean pores that are terrified of extractions.
After graduating from Anthem College’s massage-therapy program, When You Knead It owner Trish Olson immediately founded her travelling massage service to bring aid to sore muscles wherever they may be. With more than 15 years of experience, Olson and her staff bring years of knowledge to treat bodies suffering from stress or injury. When You Knead It uses a variety of massage techniques—including Swedish and deep-tissue massage—to relax muscles and revitalize bodies.
The team of experienced therapists at Rebound Massage Therapy and Sports Wellness treat all of their clients with the same care they would show to a professional athlete. They design each of their massages with the end result in mind: depending on their individual clients, they might rely on relaxing Swedish strokes, stretching kneads, or trigger-point techniques that train muscles to kick their bad habits.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: DN Age Peel
Brands Used: Rhonda Allison
Pro Tip: Please silence your cellphones out of respect for others who are relaxing in the spa and salon.
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
We offer a welcoming environment and a selection of cold and freshly brewed beverages. We also have a nice mixture of magazines for men and women and offer our own snack blend of toasted nuts, blueberries, cranberries and white chocolate chips.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
Our staff regularly adds to their education, and our estheticians have advanced Rhonda Allison training. Our licenses and certifications are on display outside of our treatment room.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?
After our Uplift Facial, one customer said the following: "That's absolutely the best facial I've had in my entire life." It always makes us feel good when we know the client has had a great experience.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Facial peels offer small, progressive results, so you get the most bang for your buck when you buy a series.
Licensed massage therapists Andreas Correa, Missy Werner, and Kerri Holler use their knowledge of the human body to sleuth out the root cause of aches and pains, not just alleviate them. The therapists rely on a variety of different modalities to tailor their massage sessions to each client. Whether Kerri is employing the intense kneading of deep-tissue massage, Missy is targeting difficult muscle knots with hot stones, or Andreas is adding in the healing fragrances of aromatherapy, all of their services are priced at a flat rate. Clients can select the exact service they want and the duration they want them for, saving them the hassle of adding up additional costs or inquiring about the price for hearty pats on the back.