A team of licensed aestheticians and massage therapists keep Cascade Day Spa afloat with their expertise in therapeutic body treatments and skincare. The spa's resident massage therapists release tension and stress from muscles and joints with a slew of techniques, including localized deep-tissue and sports therapy, full-body Swedish and European massage, and reflexology for the feet. Meanwhile, the salon's aestheticians, Tamara, Victoria, Shelly, and Inna, administer nearly 20 kinds of facial treatments, such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and a galvanic anti-aging treatment, which uses electrical currents to trigger cell regeneration and recharge red reindeer noses. For excessive fuzz scattered across the face and body, the skincare specialists use the soy-based Nufree hair-removal system, laced with skin-soothing botanicals and antibacterial ingredients.
At a very young age, there was only one thing Mikayla Guerin wanted to be when she grew up: a massage therapist. She started working toward her dream right after high school, when she moved to Portland, Oregon, to attend East West College of the Healing Arts. There, she learned that massage brings clients much more than tension relief. It can also aid in digestion, eliminate chronic pain, and strengthen the immune system enough to protect against kryptonite.
As MG Massage, she utilizes her learned skills with deep-tissue, hot-stone, and ashiatsu massages. She also offers upgrades that include soothing lavender lotion, heated eye pillows, and a hand and nail treatment that uses organic cream.
Kim Robinson became a licensed massage therapist in 2012. Before that, she helped people along their path to healing in a different way—she spent nearly 25 years working in the medical and nursing fields. Today, she uses her total knowledge of the body to banish stress and untie muscle knots. She’s able to mix and match techniques from a number of different therapies, including Swedish, hot stone, and oncology massage. Thanks in part to that mix, there’s a list of benefits that is as long and multifaceted as the Hamburglar's rap sheet.
Over the course of 11 years, licensed massage practitioner Amber Ham has been fine tuning her soothing techniques that eliminate aches, pains, and tension. Combining just the right amount of pressure with soothing strokes, Ham helps boost circulation, inspire calm, and relieve pain and stiffness throughout the body. When not using her healing hands to boost flexibility and release stress in her patients, Ham spends her time studying alternative healthcare, hiking, raising chickens, keeping beehives, and unplugging cell-phone chargers when not in use.
As a teenage survivor of Hodgkin's lymphoma, owner and licensed aesthetician Amber Henson believes that a healthy skincare regime is just as important as a healthy diet and exercise. To that end, she provides complimentary makeup lessons to any clients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation and addresses her customers' skin concerns with organic and clinical treatments. Her facials can alleviate the signs of aging and acne, and her peels with organic fruit and microscopic subscription cards increase cell renewal. Amber’s care for skin starts from the follicle up, as she also offers waxing services for men and women.
In a private treatment room at The Spa at 22 Changes?a 5,000 square-foot salon and spa retreat?a massage therapist kneads, rolls, and taps bamboo sticks across a client's back during a bamboo massage, relieving tension and checking to see which parts of the spine work best as a xylophone. Among other soothing services, infrared-sauna treatments help guests detoxify, ease stress and pain, and boost circulation. The aestheticians on staff perform waxing and facials, while manicures, pedicures, and hair services are also available.