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 with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a 60-minute soak and sauna session with towel rental for two people at Common Ground Wellness Center (up to a $30.50 value, depending on membership status).
Common Ground Wellness Center dedicates its tranquil community bathhouse to relaxation and healing. Therapy jets caress weary muscles in a heated outdoor pool framed by manicured greenery and reclaimed wood. 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 destress the environment along with its patrons by treating its waters with sodium chloride, which is less harsh than other forms of chlorine and less disruptive than clearing the pool to bring it to a boil every 10 minutes. The coed, swimsuit-optional wellness hub also schedules women-only, men-only, transgender/genderqueer, 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 33rd Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97211