The medical aestheticians at Glam Lash Boutique value their clients' natural beauty, so it should come as no surprise that they use natural spa treatments whenever possible. Their acid peels, for example, incorporate ingredients such as pomegranate and deep-sea herbs to more effectively remove impurities and unflattering clown paint. Even their hair-removal treatments are natural; clients can choose between wax or a natural sugar paste, both of which whisk away unwanted stubble and prepare skin for an organic spray tan. Of course, one of the spa's most popular services is hinted at in the name. Certified lash artists carefully apply silk and mink extensions to add length to natural eyelashes.
Growing up on a farm granted Ryan and Shane Stonemetz a firsthand look at the injustices of the industrial-food market. The brothers watched their father and grandfather toil daily to make ends meet and subsequently swore off entering the family business. However, as the pair established their adult lives in Portland and Seattle, they realized that injustices live forever unless someone puts up a fight.
And so began ProFarm Produce, a small farm-to-customer enterprise that lowers prices for shoppers and increases wages for farmers by eliminating the middleman. The company started with nothing more than a 12-foot truck and a bed full of organic cherries, but it has since grown to a fleet of trucks thanks to an extra-potent fertilizer that's safe for automobiles' digestion. The expanding staff transports ProFarm's bounty to 20 area farmers' markets and various wholesale clients. ProFarm also participates in a CSA program that provides weekly boxes of fresh, local produce to participants in surrounding communities.
Drawing upon her doctoral training in Natural Medicine, a year of study in oriental medicine, and more than a decade of experience as a massage educator, Jennifer Casey alleviates pains and ailments with rehabilitating therapeutic massage. Jennifer customizes each session with a combination of deep-tissue, myofascial, and positional-release massage techniques that specifically target injuries or stiffness from teaching a rookery to fly. Sessions can utilize adjunctive therapies such as lymphatic drainage, point stimulation, and laser therapy to further rout out tension and pain.
The staff members at Z Clinic customize their menu of aesthetic treatments to each client's needs such as acne treatments and laser hair removal. Additional aesthetic treatments include Botox injections designed to smooth the appearance of fine lines, deep-cleansing facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and body-waxing treatments.
Jenny and Kirsten of Lake Oswego Massage Therapy use their years of massage experience to release accumulated stress and noisome knots from the tired backs of their clients. Rejuvenation-revelers can banish the aches and pains of their torsos with one of Lake Oswego’s six massage options, making backs solid and spry, perfect for providing sturdy piggyback rides for muscle-weary coworkers. The deep-tissue massage enhances mobility and performance while rejuvenating fatigued muscles, and the prenatal massage relaxes and soothes expecting moms by reducing back and hip discomfort associated with pregnancy.