Natural beauty and modern med-spa technology converge at this spa and boutique situated a stone's throw from the Portland waterfront. Guests can anchor their boats and then dock themselves comfortably at the pedicure bar, where toes enjoy a refreshing dip in jade-colored basins before being softened with mandarin ginger essential oils. Leafy green walls flanked by potted palms and vases filled with tall grasses reflect the spa's preference for all-natural skincare lines, including products by Éminence Organic, while jet-black furniture and sharp track lighting hint at the cutting-edge services––including laser hair removal and pixel skin resurfacing––that await inside private treatment rooms. Still, the spa is most proud of its specialty organic treatments, including a blueberry-soy slimming wrap that aims to improve circulation and activate the lymphatic system and a champagne-mimosa sugar scrub that bids bon voyage to dead skin cells as it hydrates and tones the body.
Customer comfort is given top priority, and guests are invited to unwind pre- or posttreatment in the spa's relaxation room, where complimentary tea, wine, and water are always available. The staff also encourages clients coming to the spa from work to bring a change of clothes so they can head home afterward in their coziest sweatsuit or velour overalls.
Led by naturopathic physician Dr. Justin Morse, Absolute Health Medical Center's team of massage therapists, a colon hydrotherapist an aesthetician, and a dental hygienist work together to create integrated, naturopathic and mainstream care plans for each patient. Through this approach, he and his staff members provide both primary medical and dental care. They assist clients through specialty services as well, from weight loss through HCG dieting to detoxification through colon hydrotherapy and infrared-sauna therapy. They also offer aesthetic services, such as organic skincare microdermabrasion, and chemical peels.
With many locations throughout Washington, Tan Republic outfits their salons with sleek, modern designs and earth-toned walls, filling private tanning rooms with a suite of melanin-conjuring machines. Guests can choose from Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths, high-pressure tanning beds, or jars full of fireflies that can be held against the skin for a natural glow. The salons also offer six varieties of lotion, each formulated for specific bronzing needs.
High Maintenance Salon tidies tattered body frames with a menu of titivating salon and spa services. The facial, which is customized according to skin type, pampers the place where smiles and winks live, offering it blends of berry, chocolate, pumpkin, and other treatments in exchange for a rejuvenated appearance; a microdermabrasion seals the procedure with a deep-reaching exfoliation.
Strings of soft white lights twinkle in the periwinkle hallway of Bronze and Bliss Day Spa, illuminating the path to individual treatment rooms. In each room, the day spa’s aestheticians, makeup artists, and waxing and tanning specialists tend to clients’ beauty and relaxation needs.
Custom-blended foundation, created to match an individual’s skin color, helps to even skin tone and mask unwanted marks. Spray-tanning sessions lend limbs a sun-kissed glow, and eyelash extensions lengthen lashes more beautifully than angle-hair pasta.
The Spa Upstairs welcomes guests seven days a week to its entrance located at Vis a Vis Salon for a relaxing getaway from life’s hustle and bustle. Its staff of aestheticians, makeup artists, and licensed massage therapists pilot pampering forays into spa treatments such as signature facials and one-hour salt glow sea scrubs, which renew and revitalize clients. Clients can settle in for a customized massage, kick back and revel in a signature manicure and pedicure inside the full service spa.