At Whispering Bamboo Massage Therapy, LLC, licensed massage therapist Virginia L. Noyes treats pain resulting from car accidents and sports injuries, among other causes. She can also treat aches that don't have a clear source, such as chronic neck or back pain. In addition, she performs relaxation massages for clients who just want to unwind. Virginia also reduces cellulite and slim physiques with Lypossage treatments, which are more effective than covering bodies in flour and flattening them with a rolling pin.
Licensed massage therapist Dalena Garcia releases the tight musculature of historic Oregon City with a dynamic menu of Thai-Swedish blend massages. To ramp up each massage session, Dalena pairs bodywork with sumptuous add-ons such as essential oils, hot stones, and relaxing herbal-ball acupressure.
Licensed massage therapist Willow Buswell gained her knowledge and experience at East West College of the Healing Arts. At Rejuvenated Heart, she uses them to blend a variety of massage techniques into custom massages. Such techniques include deep-tissue work, orthopedic massage, and tui na, which uses acupressure and joint mobilization to increase energy. Willow can enhance any massage with aromatherapy or dry exfoliation that releases histamine so muscles can become more relaxed.
Signature Service: Thai massage
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: For Thai massage, you should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing because you will not undress.
From the street, Spa Sassé is barely distinguishable from the other little black awnings and narrow storefronts. But step inside, and the narrow storefront opens up into a 5,000-square-foot refuge from the downtown bustle.
Guests are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early for their appointment, giving them ample time to slip into fluffy robes and slippers and sip complimentary juice or tea before being ushered into a private treatment room. Here, aestheticians strive to ensure a soothing experience by treating skin with the utmost delicacy. They nourish it with natural ingredients such as honey, cacao, and Dead Sea salts, and, during laser hair removal, they wield the SoftLight laser, whose beams are gentle enough to zap hair from faces without damaging pores.
What would be more of a relief: to ease the pain of sore muscles or to target what's causing them to be sore? According to licensed therapist Rosi Goldsmith, it's the latter. She's adept at varied massage modalities that help relieve the body of muscular pain, but she also focuses on what she calls "tension patterns." She works with clients to bring better awareness of their bodies, and how they might be perpetuating chronic pain with poor posture or by always carrying their bag on their heads. Integration therapies such as ortho-bionomy help her identify these causes and help bring clients into better body balance.