Hydration, health, and alternate living are the three philosophical pillars that guide Thirst PDX. Though it may seem simlpe, water is at the foundation of many of the treatments at the center. Ionic foot baths help coax toxins from the body, Kangen water helps clients hydrate sans impurities, and water workshops help educate clients on the best way remove or reduce chemicals from diets and household products. Infrared saunas and health coaching also provide wellness-boosting effects, especially once the feet are coached to walk away from pizza.
Donna Harris, owner of Oregon's Grand SalonSpa, has more than 10 years of experience as an esthetician. She specializes in permanent makeup and anti-aging facial treatments such as ultra sonic microdermabrasion. At Oregon's Grand SalonSpa, Donna and her team pamper clients with a range of spa services that include hot stone massage, Shellac manicures, and eyebrow waxing. The boutique day spa has appeared on Good Day Oregon, AM Northwest, and the Better Show.
Founder Jane finds it imperative to treat both body and spirit, and works to holistically usher each person toward wellness through more than one channel. She and her fellow massage therapists call upon a variety of tools while they work, using the vibrational and ionic properties of stones, Himalayan salt, and essential oils to help simultaneously heal and release stress. The goal at Lavender Stone Massage, LLC is for clients to leave healthier, detoxified, pain-free, and unburdened with voodoo curses.
At The Strand at Sola Salons, the deft and generous fingers of stylists Abby and Michele attend to scalps with relaxing, massaging movements. This supplemental courtesy, which accommodates every haircut, evidences the duo’s commitment to client satisfaction. Abby and Michele don’t just rush through services; rather, they take time to listen to clients before administering signature cuts, colorings, or keratin smoothing treatments. In this way, they not only achieve unique and classic styles—they also generate good karma with clients so they can form long-term relationships and eventually be reincarnated in the form of well-groomed poodles.
Licensed massage therapist Jenny Nelson delivers customized muscle-maneuvering for each client and expands her already-broad knowledge base with continued education. The three services in this package last 90 minutes, freeing the rest of the day for hectic work schedules and traffic court. The Indulgence body-scrub massage promotes smoothness and opens clients’ pores, allowing harmful toxins and skin-sullying spirits to escape before a paraffin-wax hand treatment seals moisture into palms and digits. Jenny will also perform an Intense foot treatment, which uses a concentrated exfoliant to eliminate rough spots and calluses, promoting soothed and replenished toesies.
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.