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.
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.
Esquire named Hair M the best barber in Portland in 2010, and CitySearch followed suit two years later. The barbershop has also been featured in the New York Times, Men's Health magazine, and the nightmares of unibrows everywhere. The evidence is plain?a man can get a mean haircut at Hair M. But the business offers so much more.
An environment of rugged wood paneling punctuated with HDTVs tuned to sports channels makes the most style-phobic fellow feel welcome, and the bar serving Widmer beers and fine wines doesn't hurt either. Besides regal grooming services, Hair M performs upscale face and body treatments, and keeps a massage therapist on staff at both locations.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability?Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa?s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
At Yora Massage, the massage therapists work to relieve joint and muscle issues with two steps: they massage the soft tissue and manipulate the joint itself. Based on Dr. James Cyriax's practice of transverse friction massage, the staff's techniques are designed to break down fiber adhesions and restore the muscle's proper shape, so clients don't have to seek out muscle-shaped Jell-O molds. The therapists work on the surface layer of muscles as well as into their deeper strata while oscillating the joints. In doing so, they can recover a muscle's functionality, rather than just relieving its pain.
Long before Tammy McGill became a licensed massage therapist, she kept herself busy kneading her parents' and family friends' knotted muscles. That innate talent led her to massage school, and she now relieves muscle tension on a daily basis.