An aromatherapy massage is the best way to combine the sense of touch and smell, next to swimming in a vat of perfume or putting a flower in a headlock. Elude aches while nourishing nosebuds with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get a one-hour aromatherapy massage at AnewU Healing and Spa (a $90 value), located between Broadway and the Fremont Bridge.
AnewU owner and licensed massage therapist Zo Houseman and staff help bodies overcome aches through muscle-melting massages amid a tranquil environment with ethereal white draperies and gauzy ebony portieres. During the one-hour aromatherapy massage, guests drift into a scented oasis of becalmed thought as therapeutic strokes focus on restoring the connection between mind, body, and half-remembered dreams. The massage expert incorporates a blend of essential oils with kneading techniques to shoo away tension and create a relaxing, sweet-smelling experience—unlike taking a nap in a sardine can.
3345 NW Front Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97210