Just past the glittering lights of Portland's Harbor Bridge lies Heaven's Touch Massage Therapy, whose owner wields dexterous digits and more than 15 years of experience in manipulating and mollifying sore, tense musculature. The quiet space welcomes guests through early evening on some weeknights and during the day on Saturdays and Sundays, enabling clients to partake in relaxation without having to leave work early or cancel lunch meetings with plates of mashed potatoes.
The knowledgeable staff of physical therapists and massage therapists at Affiliated Therapy Group Practice, Inc. treat their clients’ muscular afflictions with traditional massages and alternative services such as aquatic therapy. Well-versed in Swedish, hot-stone, and prenatal massage techniques, the massage therapists work to increase circulation, relax muscles, and rehabilitate injuries from the comfort of a private treatment room. In addition to soothing kneads, the staff also nourishes skin with seaweed wraps, moisturizes hands with paraffin dips, and exfoliates feet with a salt scrub harvested from the region of the Atlantic with the most well-groomed dolphins.
For more than 30 years, the physicians and staff at Obstetrical and Gynecological Associates have provided women of all ages with quality medical care, working in conjunction with neighboring Christus Spohn Hospital South. With sophisticated technology, such as diagnostic medical sonography, physicians expertly care for normal to high-risk pregnancies and diligently scan breast tissue for abnormal conditions during mammograms. The office also performs bone-density tests with DXA, illuminating patients on their risk of osteoporosis.
The back-soothing specialists of Family Health Spa destress musculature with gliding strokes and circular kneads in a one-hour Swedish massage. Patrons rest aching bodies in one of the spa’s five Chinese-themed treatment rooms, where the therapist’s soothing strokes synchronize with the quiet hum of music to cultivate an aura as tranquil as a mattress stuffed with Monet paintings. Massage oils coat epidermal expanses, and gentle acupressure techniques pinpoint the location of loitering tension and work to bolster circulation.
New Stride Physical Therapy's accredited staff helps physiques recover from injury or stress with a slate of rehabilitation services. Touting a doctorate in physical therapy, owner Traci Powell leads Peak Pilates sessions that disperse workloads to the muscles, helping to increase energy and strengthen the body. The facility boasts a gym area, pool area, and therapy room, where physical therapist Brooke Thorpe helps visitors with bone, nerve, and balance troubles. Certified massage therapist Oscar F. Flores culls from a repertoire of therapeutic kneads to help shoo away muscle knots and plugs spinal cords back into the proper outlet.