The human body is nothing more than a sophisticated instrument, and like other instruments it should either be cared for meticulously or stuffed in a case and stored somewhere. Fine-tune your corporeal bassoon with today's Groupon to Acorn Organica on Hawthorne Boulevard. Choose from the following options:
- For $40, you get $80 toward facial and cryobeauty services.
- For $66, you get a shiatsu zen massage package (a $133 value).
Acorn Organica smooths prickly skin and eases stressed minds one client at a time with the help of an experienced staff and high-quality spa products focusing on natural ingredients. The tension-draining fingers of practiced therapists repair faces and bodies with a light touch, undoing the work of invisible, skin-melting anti-therapists. Select from a full line-up of organic facials, from a custom 60-minute signature facial ($108) that includes exfoliation and massage to a 50-minute microderm buff ($118) to keep your scalp from supplanting your face as president of your head. Cryobeauty uses an FDA-approved device to spray frozen nitrogen on facial irregularities such as age spots and warts, freezing and removing them. Each cartridge eradicates three to six small (less than 0.25" diameter) and medium (less than 0.5") unbeauty spots; the first cartridge costs $65, and each additional cartridge runs $45. Like a just-friends smooch from a snowman, the process requires virtually no preparation or downtime.
Acorn Organica's shiatsu zen package draws on Japanese forms of massage and Chinese methods of acupuncture, using Eastern pressure points to tactically relax the body via thumbs and palms rather than traditional knitting needles. To preserve privacy, the door of Acorn Organica is locked when treatments are being administered inside, so early arrivals may wish to explore nearby coffee houses or locksmiths' offices.
Marie Black Studio
Marie Swan Black first received her massage training in 1992 in Austin. She felt drawn to aesthetics because, as she explains on her website, "practicing massage without the ability to treat the skin felt incomplete." This led her to offer a more-comprehensive list of services to treat the whole body from the inside out. Today at Marie Black Studio, she performs facials with thoughtfully chosen natural products free of parabens and artificial fragrances, as well as microdermabrasion treatments and fruit-based peels. Her bodywork therapies use modalities such as energetic balancing, which relieves stress and energetic blockages, and special therapies to alleviate pain in spots such as the jaw.
4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97214Get Directions