An afternoon at the spa grants sweet respite from a fast-paced world of errands, deadlines, and books on tape read by auctioneers. Savor serenity without speediness, thanks to today's Groupon: for $15, you get a 60-minute soak-and-sauna session (up to a $28 value) with towel rental (a $2.50 value) for two people at Common Ground Wellness Center (up to a $30.50 total value, depending on membership status).
Common Ground Wellness Center dedicates its tranquil community bathhouse to relaxation and healing. Within a large, heated outdoor pool surrounded by manicured greenery, therapy jets caress weary muscles. Serenity-seekers then enter the dry-cedar sauna where intense warmth coaxes sweat and toxins from deep within the body, boosts blood flow, and works to ease joint discomfort. Common Ground aims to de-stress the environment along with its patrons by treating its waters with sodium chloride—less harsh than other forms of chlorine and less disruptive than clearing the pool for boiling every 10 minutes—and outfitting changing and pool areas with reclaimed wood. The co-ed, clothing-optional wellness hub schedules women-only, men-only, silent, and community hours to cater to each patron's level of comfort and tolerance for splash fights.
Common Ground Wellness Cooperative
Common Ground Wellness Cooperative, a clothing-optional wellness center located in Portland's Alberta Arts neighborhood, provides a full spectrum of healing opportunities for mind and body with their bathhouse, sauna, and wellness practitioners. The bathhouse features a large, outdoor, hot soaking pool with therapy jets, a dry cedar sauna, and refreshing misters that spritz bathers, and offers a tranquil, accepting, safe space to relax and rejuvenate the spirit. During sunny days, adjustable shades adorn the courtyard to help relaxers beat the heat. They also offer men-only and women-only hours during the week, plus a monthly trans and gender-queer night.
The Co-Op also has practitioners with diverse experience, whether you’re looking for Shiatsu, Swedish massage, cranio-sacral, myofascial release, structural integration, deep tissue, energy work, hot stone massage, thai massage, sports massage, lomi lomi, or acupuncture. Call ahead to add one of these wellness services to your visit.
5010 NE 33 Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97211