The therapists at Olde Port Massage understand that a safe, tranquil environment only emphasizes the healing effects of massage. To that end, the boutique spa's decor is abundant with neutral pastel hues, exposed brick walls, and linen-covered treatment beds that aim to put the body at ease. That feeling of comfort is perpetuated by massage services, which incorporate a blend of Eastern and Western modalities, such as Chinese tui na and Swedish techniques, to bring harmony to the mind and body. Along with increasing blood flow and repairing damaged muscle tissue, each massage includes hot stones and foot reflexology. Together, these treatments aim to detoxify the body and can relieve arthritis pains, headaches, and muscles strains often caused by trying to massage your own back.
At Jade Integrated Health's brand-new Fore Street location, John and Nancy Charlebois mix the old with the new. Inside the renovated space, this duo combines practices that range from traditional Chinese herbology to advanced physical therapy. John and Nancy tend to divvy up the work based on their own particular interests. John is a licensed acupuncturist and the resident herbalist who creates formulations from Jade Integrated Health's herbal pharmacy. A licensed physical therapist, Nancy takes a particular interest in helping women through pregnancy-related issues. She offers therapy for those who have undergone cesarean sections, leads pool therapy exercises for pregnant and postpartum individuals at the Portland YMCA, and can help women deal with pain associated with carrying a child.
From sniffling to itchy eyes to sneezing incessantly, the effects of allergies can wreak havoc on the body. At ATX Acupuncture, professionals combat allergies and other maladies without the use of pharmaceutical drugs. Instead, they offer acupuncture treatments, wherein they insert hair-thin needles into specific points on the body to direct energy through the proper channels. They also use Chinese medicinal herbs that have been lab tested to ensure they contain no heavy metals, harmful bacteria, or kryptonite.
Gabe Schiff-Verre excises his more than 2,000 hours of training in ancient healing arts at Oceanpoint Acupuncture And Herbal Medicine, where he helps clients heal without the use of medication or surgery. His philosophy is simple: healing the disease means first healing the person. This holistic approach guides his hands through a range of ancient healing arts, such as acupuncture, herbal therapy, moxibustion, and tui na massage. Gabe gives guests a free 30-minute consultation, during which he listens to clients and outlines a treatment plan.
As detailed in the Portland Press Herald, Arcana Acupuncture, a holistic healing center and boutique, soothes the soul with something as complex as alternative medicine and spiritual workshops or as simple as sparkly original jewelry. The spacious lobby's green accent wall, exposed brick, and babbling fountain establish a bohemian yet modern atmosphere that continues beyond the gold curtains to private, soundproof treatment rooms that allow guests to retreat from the everyday with acupuncture, massages, and life-coaching sessions. After a workshop in aura hygiene and a tarot-card reading that reveals an impending decrease in fortune, guests peruse the boutique. Owner Kate Hebold handpicks its items, which include zodiac pocket watches, light-up steampunk cog rings, local crafts, and books.
Led by founder Aleksandra Townsend, a team of experienced instructors guides experienced and novice yogis alike through Vinyasa and yin yoga sessions at Spiral Tree Yoga & Wellness Studio. The family-friendly studio also offers yoga classes for kids as young as 2, and provides a kids yoga discovery room to entertain children as their parents practice yoga.
HealthSource provides a full range of services for keeping bodies in line, specializing in chiropractic care, massage, and rehabilitation. Massage therapists manipulate distressed deltoids with hands licensed in therapeutic massage and shadow-puppet recitals, relieving pain and tension from shoulders and backs. The chiropractic consultation provides guests with a detailed overview of causes behind specific symptoms, as well as recommended courses of action, all with a greater success rate than using a fly swatter to squash disobedient aches and pains.