Stocking Stuffers put big fun and the sweetest little touches into the holidays!

stocking stufferHere at Zama we search high and low for the highest quality holistic products that aim to improve your wellness and delight your senses. Come in and check out our beautiful, healing and organic products in our spa store. They absolutely make perfect stocking stuffers and gifts for your loved ones!

You will definitely want to take advantage of our extensive collection of Eminence Organics skincare!

We carry over 45 different Eminence products, 6 different starter kits, and their new Advanced Acne Treatment System. All products from Eminence are beyond organic and the highest quality on the market. You'll love our wide range of Eminence. We've got the exact product to meet the needs of your skin.

Our CBD wellness products have quickly become some of the most beloved gifts for that person that needs a little extra relaxation with their pain relief!

Wellness Stocking Stuffers Say We carry Vital Body Therapeutics CBD Balm, CBD Soak, CBD Oil and CBD Cream. Vital Body Therapeutics solar infuses their oil with 9 carefully selected herbs, all known for their anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. All of their herbs are certified organic and sustainably sourced. We love using their products in all of our CBD services here at Zama.

We also carry a variety of CBD Clinic creams. CBD Clinic provides revolutionary pain relief products. They are formulated with natural emollients that penetrate deep to quickly increase blood flow to joints and muscles and interrupt pain signaling.

Definitely come on in and stock up on excellent wellness products:

Hotshotz are simply amazing and perfect stocking stuffers!

These magical and healing warmers can emit heat for up to 4 hours (depending on size and insulation.) With one easy click of a button, a HotShotz heat pack will instantly crystallize and heat up to a toasty 130 degrees! Lay or press it against any area of stiffness to encourage muscle relaxation or to reduce pain, it will leave you moving freely and able to continue on with your day! By applying therapeutic heat to an area of pain you will experience increased blood flow through the tissue. The increased blood flow helps relieve pain, while delivering oxygen and nutrients to the injured, sore muscle area. Check out the video below to see them in action!

 

Give your body exactly what it needs with Zama's August Cooling Summer Detox Special!

Included in this  Cooling Summer Detox Special:

All for just $210! Book HERE.

Cooling Summer DetoxOur August Special: Cooling Summer Detox package is specially designed to protect and renew your skin and body during summer's hottest month!

While summer delights our senses, its excessive heat can create bloating and exacerbate painful inflammation. Sun exposure and extra time out in the elements dries and damages our skin. Add in outdoor BBQs, the stress of travel arrangements, the demands of children, pets, yards, colleagues and it's definitely time for a therapeutic spa getaway!

Included in our Cooling Summer Detox:

First, a Cupping Massage:

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You'll begin revitalizing with a stress-relieving 60 min Cupping Massage. If it’s pain relief you’re after, our blend of massage cupping and magnetic acupressure cupping will literally pull the pain out of the tissue – and it feels amazing! By releasing the lymphatic system and releasing toxins in impacted areas, massage cupping uses suction to soften adhesion(s), open up connective tissues, stimulate blood flow, induce relaxation and most importantly relieve pain. While working out those tight spots, your therapist will assist your body by opening up the damaged tissue and flushing out toxins. Detox during summer months and combat illness, allergies, water retention and inflammation.

Second, a glowing facial:

July Special

Next is a 30 min Citrus and Kale Facial, which features Eminence’s potent C + E Collection. This ‘super food' cocktail combines citrus, rhubarb, leafy greens and avocado oil. The results are awesome! The appearance of skin damage, dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles are often reduced. In this luxurious facial, you'll get a cleanse, masque and moisturizer.  Your skin will appear youthful and glowing.

Finish with a delightful pedicure:

Finally, for fresh feet and vibrant toes, enjoy a stimulating Summer Citrus
Seasonal Pedi. Detox seasonal pedicuresalts pull toxins from those hard-working feet. Our anti-oxidant rich One Fine Day Shea Sugar Scrub leaves your feet feeling great and looking beautiful. Choose from a variety of 5-Free Deborah Lippmann polishes and make your feet happy for sun and sandals! Enjoy a refreshing Kombucha while you sit back and relax.

Only $210!

Book HERE or purchase a gift certificate online HERE!

Refresh and renew from head to toe with Zama's March Special, In Mint Condition!

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Spring is coming! Birds are singing, flowers are budding and the sun wants to shine. After a long winter, our bodies need some TLC. Winter's build-up of stress, toxins, and tension take a toll.  Our skin, muscles, organs, ligaments, energy and joints need renewal. Our March Special, In Mint Condition, has been crafted to give your body exactly what it needs from head to toe. Come escape and give your body renewal and relief from inside and out. Definitely give yourself this much-needed spa day!

March Special

We'll start you off with our 60 Minute Deep Blue Massage.

Deep Blue Rub, an all-natural healthy inflammatory response cream, will tame your sore muscles into butter. We love how this all-natural cooling cream soothes discomfort and eases your problem areas. This robust treatment will give your body a deeply needed boost. Your massage will combine Swedish Relaxation and Deep Tissue Massage techniques. Your therapist will craft it to meet your exact needs.

Enjoy deep relaxation, while receiving one of our world-class massages.  The addition of Deep Blue Rub will provide targeted comfort to tired and sore joints and muscles. This proprietary blend of essential oils, natural plant extracts and other powerful ingredients will provide a comforting sensation of cooling and warmth to problem areas.March Special

Next, comes our 30-minute seasonal REM-E-TEA Sinus Relief Facial.

The REM-E-TEA facial will clear your sinuses and detoxify your skin, leaving your face and respiratory system feeling radiant, clean, and uplifted. Our Clear Skin products and expert estheticians will reduce your pores, improve blemish areas, and leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.

We'll give your face a cleanse, masque, exfoliation, moisturizer and hot towels soaked with Lavender Hibiscus Salts, which are perfect for relieving congestion. This seasonally inspired facial will help heal and prevent blemishes, purify and detox your skin and calm and revitalize your beautiful face.

To finish, we'll lavish your legs, feet, and toes with our Refreshing Vitamin E Pedi!

Relax your feet in a Starlight Mint Fizz Soak to soothe and soften skin. Your legs and feet will be scrubbed using FarmHouse FMarch Specialresh detoxifying Whipped Honey Scrub and then massaged with Serene Moon Dip Body Mousse, softening your skin and locking in moisture.

Start Spring on the right foot with our Replenishing Vitamin E Pedi! We begin this softening foot treatment with a coconut oil soak -scented with delicious notes of gingersnap and peppermint! A Whipped Honey Sea Salt Scrub then buffs feet until there isn't a rough patch left. We end with a vitamin-rich, peptide infused body whip that deeply hydrates and envelopes your legs with vitamin-rich emollient oils to bring forth your natural glow.

You'll love the quality and colors of our non-toxic, luxury quality Deborah Lippmann nail lacquers. This hydrating spa pedicure provides relief and revival for tired, overworked legs and feet, as well as expert nail and cuticle care to leave your feet looking gorgeous and just in time for Spring!

Enjoy your In Mint Condition spa day with a delicious drink of your choice!  Yum!!!

Book our March Special now for only $195 or call 503-281-0278 to speak with our Spa Concierge!

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Celebrate your new year and decade with a spa treat for your whole body with our January Special!

The New You Champagne Detox is the most delightful combination of festivity and make you feel amazing massage, facial and pedi. Now that you have successfully celebrated the holiday season, it is time to celebrate your health with our luxurious, pain-relieving, beautifying and detoxifying New You Champagne Detox.

Included in the January Special, New You Champagne Detox package:

All for $195! Book Here!

The holidays have passed and it's time to truly celebrate yourself with excellent self-care!

Our New You Champagne Detox will delight your senses and give you the perfect jumpstart to feeling AAAH-MAY-ZING in the new year. Included in this January Special is a powerful Cupping Massage, beautifying Detox Facial and luxurious Champagne Pedi, which comes with a glass of bubbly & salted caramel truffle.

We'll start you off with your customized 60-min Cupping Massage.January Special: New You Champagne Detox

Cupping feels amazing! You'll love how your therapist uses your cups as an extension of their hands. Cupping opens up your lymphatic system and releases toxins in your tight and uncomfortable areas. The suction will soften your knots and open up connective tissue. This stimulates blood flow. Cupping provides an excellent release of toxins which in turn will give you relaxation and pain relief combined!

Cupping, an ancient Taoist medical practice that dates back to the year 281 AD, is good for drawing out inflammation.  Read more about the history of cupping. Check out our article on the many benefits of cupping here.

Combining cups with the healing power of touch, your Cupping Massage can have a sedating effect. This massage is deeply relaxing and good for flushing out stagnant energy, pain, and inflammation in your muscular tissue.

Next comes your Detox Facial.

January Special: New You Champagne DetoxOur 30 min Detox Facial introduces our new Eminence Pure Forest Collection, which includes Birch Water Purifying Essence, Snow Mushroom & Reishi Masque and Snow Mushroom Moisture Cloud Eye Cream. Sounds like the perfect winter dream, right!? This magical facial combo comes with all our signature custom facial touches. You can relax while your esthetician deeply cleanses your face, exfoliation and gives your skin an expert facial massage with your masque and hydration.

Your facial includes a warm steam treatment, which softens your pores and prepares your face to receive the rich treatment and ingredients from your Eminence Pure Forest products. The steam will stimulate blood circulation, which adds to the renewing and refreshing properties of your facial. The warm steam also allows for deep cleansing resulting in softened, hydrated and rejuvenated skin.

Finish with our celebratory Winter Champagne Detox Pedi!

Bring in the New Year with our Seasonal Champagne Pedi! We start with our FarmHouse Crisp Champagne Fizz Soak. Then, we’ll smooth away January Special: New You Champagne Detoxthe rough spots with a clove and spice Whipped Honey Sea Salt Scrub. Next, comes the massage with Velvet Sunday Shea Butter Cream from Farmhouse Fresh. With soft notes of cinnamon sugar and cream, your skin will drink up the heirloom cucumber extract blend with shea butter and vitamin E.

Our Champagne Pedicure uses a delightful blend of fresh, organic, and local ingredients. We'll use Eminence Organic Skincare, FarmHouse Fresh and Deborah Lippmann products for a special touch that celebrates the season! This hydrating spa pedicure provides relief and revival for tired, overworked legs and feet. We give the best expert nail and cuticle care to leave your feet polished and loved for Winter!

Enjoy a glass of bubbly & salted caramel truffle!

BOOK ONLINE HERE or call 503-281-0278. You can purchase a gift card online 24/7 HERE!

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Ahhhhh, melt away from head to toe with our September Special: Berry Body Melt!

You are going want to book this one right away! We know you have been running hard this summer. August has been extra Berry Body Melthot and demanding. Our September Special Berry Body Melt will give you the deep relaxation and VIP spa experience that you definitely deserve and need after a long taxing summer. We have put together our most popular custom massage and our specialized Arctic Berry Facial. This magical combination will renew your body just where you are needing it!

You will start with a custom 60 minute massage.

You can tell your therapist exactly what you need. You will then receive a combination Swedish relaxation and deep tissue techniques to give you our best personalized treatment. We'll add in our yummy hydrating and softening Quinsyberry Body Oil to your shoulders, neck, chest for some needed end of summer skincare.

Our power-packed Arctic Berry Facial will peel away the layers and instantly reveal your radiant skin.

September Special: <br>Berry Body MeltOur Arctic Berry Facial will give you all the goodness of our Custom Organic Facial with the addition of our Arctic Berry Peel. Your facial will include cleansing, exfoliation, masks, extractions (if needed or wanted), hot towels, massage, aromatherapy and hydration. Each of these steps will be customized based on your unique skincare goals and concerns.

Also included will be a steam treatment. As the warm steam softens your pores and prepares your face to receive the rich treatment and ingredients from Eminence, the steam stimulates blood circulation to the face allowing the skin to look refreshed. The warm steam also allows for deep cleansing resulting in softened, hydrated, and rejuvenated skin.

Your Arctic Berry peel treatment will break down and remove dead cells on your skin’s surface while finely exfoliating and renewing your skin’s texture. Unveil a brand new you with this incredible facial that removes layers of the skin and reveals your most radiant and supple skin!

Book the Berry Body Melt now and walk away glowing and radiant!

Included in this special:

$175

Book HERE or purchase a gift certificate online HERE!

Feel like royalty with Zama's May Special, our Royal Escape! Every year we feature our most popular spa services with a yummy royalty inspired special during the month of May!

Available for purchase through May 31st!!

Included in the Royal Escape:

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Our May Special, the Royal Escape, is truly spectacular. We've combined the most luxurious services for the person you'd like to treat. Maybe it's for you, your mom, your wife, or daughter; no matter who receives this treatment, they will walk away feeling divine! Purchase one for yourself and one for mom and spend the day at the spa together!

We'll begin with our 60-minute Quinsyberry Oil Massage!

First, you'll deeply relax with a Swedish massage and FarmHouse Fresh Quinsyberry Oil. We'll focus on all your areas of concern, while giving you a stress relieving detox. Quinsyberry oil is a hydrating, luscious body oil that loves you back! The scent is alluring and light -- an apple blossom & tea note that women and men alike will adore. But its quick-absorbing, lightweight and silky feel is also heavenly. This oil repairs damaged skin and restores its natural glow.

Next -- your 30-Minute Hungarian Mud Facial!

This world-famous Hungarian Herbal Mud treatment benefits all skin types by detoxifying skin, opening pores, eliminating toxins and increasing circulation. The herbs includes cinnamon to fight off bacteria, ivy for vitamin C, sage to tone and heal, and paprika to stimulate and refresh skin. More importantly, you'll walk away with youthful, vibrant looking skin!

Finally, enjoy our most luxurious 75-minute Signature Zama Pedicure!

The deepest relaxation continues! You'll truly feel like royalty with the finishing touches of our most dynamic pedicure. Now is the time for champagne or beverage of your choice and a salted caramel chocolate truffle while you sit back and with a heated shoulder wrap.

We'll delight your senses with an aromatic Farmhouse Fresh Cranberry Orange Fizz Ball in your foot bath. Next comes your foot service, shapMay Special: Royal Escapeing and caring for your cuticles, and Sweet Tea Sugar Scrub for your feet and legs. From there, our hot Honey Heel glaze is brushed on, wrapped in plastic, and placed in warm foot booties to further soften and repair your hard working feet!

The massage is the focus of the Signature Pedicure, which uses Farm House Fresh Quinsyberry Oil. Enjoy amazing aroma that fills the room. Once the massage is completed, the polish of your choice is applied to leave your feet refreshed and beautiful! And one more finishing touch: your choice of a beautiful, hand crafted beaded anklet made specifically for Zama from our friends in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

You'll remember your Royal Escape for years to come!

Feel like the royalty that you are!

May Special: Royal Escape

May Special: Royal Escape

All for just $250!!

Book HERE or purchase a gift certificate online HERE!

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Make Mother's Day Special With A Spa Day For Mom!

Mother's Day is May 13th and Zama wants to give a day of pampering to an outstanding Mom! It is easy to enter, just tell us why your mom, or an outstanding mom you know, deserves a day of relaxation and indulgence at Zama; we'll take care of the rest!

Here's How to Enter:

  1. Follow us on Instagram.
  2. Look for our post announcing this contest and tag 2 people. You are welcome to enter as many times as you like.
  3. Tell us why your deserving mom needs a Spa Day this Mother's Day by e-mailing us at: Marketing@ZamaMassage.com. Be sure to put your Instagram handle/user name in the email.

The Grand Prize is the Royal Escape package at Zama. The winner will be announced May 11 via our newsletter and Instagram. Good luck and we can't wait to hear about the amazing mom in your life!

*Mother's Day contest rules here

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Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa is a unique, guest-focused facility. Our mission is to provide active professionals, athletes and those looking for a therapeutic touch with the most cutting edge treatments for pain relief, detox, beauty and spa pampering. Using a variety of healing modalities, including deep tissue, Ashiatsu, Swedish massage, medical and magnetic cupping, Far infrared heat therapies, organic skin care as well as specialized nail, hand and foot treatments, Zama’s compassionate and skilled therapists bring you refuge – Body, Mind and Spirit. Zama Massage was voted Citysearch Best Massage in Portland. Our team is dedicated to providing you with personal attention every time you enter Zama and we promise to deliver the best therapeutic spa experience in the Portland metro area. From our seasoned team of therapists, to our sustainable and earth friendly products, we provide an environment that surrounds you in beauty, is safe and nurturing and where deep healing and pain relief transpire.

March Melt Away Special

Zama's March Melt Away Special is the perfect celebration for this coming Spring!

Included in the March Melt Away:

Book now for only $165!

This deluxe package will warm you up from your head to your toes; the goal is to relieve aches and pains and detox from the cold winter months. We love how this package combines hot stone therapy and infrared technology.

Hot stone massage is a favorite at Zama because it relaxes so deeply and the sensation of the smooth, warm basalt stones simply enchants you. You'll love how the Detoxifying Heat Wrap will help you rapidly release toxins, inflammation, and leave you feeling like a whole new person.

Hot Stone Massage:

Our March Melt Away Special includes 60-divine minutes of hot stone massage. This therapeutic session infuses both Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage techniques with the thermal energy of heated Basalt stones to promote deep relaxation and relieve tension.

March Melt Away Special

Hot basalt stones have been used by Native Americans and Europeans to heal aching muscles for hundreds of years. Basalt stones are chosen because they release heat slowly, and years of water erosion have made them smooth and soothing to the touch. They easily glide over the skin and act as tools that gently penetrate to the depths of muscle tissue – making them an ideal addition to massage.

You can expect to feel grounded and balanced from the thermal energy. Our therapists will rest the hot stones on your trigger points as well, this opens up the circulatory system and supports circulation in the tissue. Many report positive mental support of the hot stone therapy, which makes this signature treatment a holistic win!

Detoxifying Heat Wrap:

If possible, request to receive your Detoxifying Heat Wrap before your hot stone massage. This helps so much in getting your body ready to receive deep tissue.  It melts the top layer of tissue to help ensure your therapist is able to work deeper.

Using Far-Infrared Heat Therapy, the Detoxifying Heat Wrap works well to improve the body’s natural healing ability and provide detoxification. Add in the scalp massage, foot massage, and cooling ice globes, you'll feel well cared for during your detox experience.

If you have arthritis paibpdy wrapn or neck pain, the Detoxifying Body Wrap can help relieve inflammation and decrease tenderness. A pressure point massage on your head, scalp and face while nestled inside the wrap will help decrease tension and promotes feelings of total body relaxation.

Your body will absolutely love how the combination of our Hot Stone Massage and Detoxifying Heat Wrap will lighten and lift you up! During the change in seasons our bodies crave detox! Be sure to take advantage of this therapeutic special!

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or Call 503-281-0278 to speak with our Spa Concierge! We look forward to creating an experience you will never forget.

Give the bride and her bridal party a luxurious and therapeutic spa experience as they prepare for the big day.

Sash Zama Massage Web-272We are well equipped to provide bridal parties, or any special occasion group, an experience that will relax and pamper everyone. We'll help you and your party feel like royalty. Make memories with your party, enjoying the very best luxury spa Portland has to offer.

Because bridal party and special occasion groups are unique, we will have our Spa Director book your experience. You set the date and she will plan the party! Allee will personally be here for you from beginning to the end of your spa experience.

Here at Zama, we recognize that Portland, Oregon has quickly become one of the top cities in the U.S. for families, work, travel and of course… weddings! The luscious greenery and other beautiful nature backdrops are ideal for the perfect fairytale wedding!  

Make Zama your most relaxing checkpoint on your list of things to do!

We know what planning a wedding requires and also know exactly what you need as you get ready for your big day. We are here to help you and your bridal party let go, relax, beautify, connect, and restore. You’ll walk away from your bridal spa day feeling stress free and ready for Sash Zama Massage Web-123what awaits.

Zama is your ideal spa destination with 11 treatment rooms and a large staff of highly trained massage therapists, nail technicians and estheticians.

With bridal parties or large groups of any kind, we can easily provide a memorable treatment that suits each person. We are also able to do custom packages! Allee is your inside person and will be sure to see that your day goes smoothly. Tell her how you feel, what you see as an ideal spa day, what your budget is and let her get to work!

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Contact Allee Lindahl, Spa Director & CEO at spadirector@pdxarts.com or 503.281.0278. Looking for the perfect wedding gift? Book a couples massage online for the lucky bride and groom or purchase a gift certificate here!

 

Restore & Glow with Farm House Fresh Quinsyberry Body Oil!

You are gonna be over the moon with Quinsyberry Body Oil, our September Product of the Month! Hydrate your skin luxuriously with our newest Farm House Fresh body oil.

If you love a hydrating, luxurious, after-shower body oil, Quinsyberry Botanical Body Oil will love you back! The scent is alluring and light.  Delicious apple blossom & tea notes are adored by women and men alike. Its quick-absorbing, lightweight and silky feel is heavenly. Made with blackcurrant extract and rich in vitamin C, it's perfect for replenAshley_Rise_and_Shine-190ishing skin's softness and thirst. The antioxidant properties found within blackcurrant extract also work to repair damaged skin and restore its natural glow.

Replenish your skin with exactly what it needs at the end of summer. Our Quinsyberry Body Oil will take care of flaky dry skin, tired and sun damaged skin, and leave you feeling soft, smooth, and hydrated.

96% natural and like all FarmHouse Fresh products, Quinsyberry Botanical Body Oil is Paraben & Sulfate free.

Cost: $18.

Purchase Quinsyberry Body Oil HERE or purchase a gift certificate online HERE.

If CrossFit, hot yoga, endurance running, swimming, surfing, or doing rigorous sports is your thing, injuries are inevitable. Recovery, on the other hand, is a must and sports massage can help. While our bodies demand movement and exertion, they also demand rest and balance.

Athleticism helps us befriend our body. Our sore muscles, cranky joints, rolled ankles, seized up calve muscles, give us important feedback about how to better care for our body. Overuse and injury give us the opportunity to listen to our body and heal it through restorative movement and healing touch.

Athletic trainers and therapeutic practitioners alike agree that massage therapy is an integral part of athletic training. According to the American Massage Therapy Association "Sports massage can be used to improve athletic performance, speed recovery, and can be utilized by all individuals who participate in any athletic and/or exercise program to help improve conditioning and maintain peak performance."

What is sports massage?

The actual massage technique used in sports massage correlates to the chosen sport for the individual athlete. It targets the sports massageareas of the body that the athlete uses the most, with a focus on tendon and muscle junctions. The technique is designed to awaken antagonistic muscles, relax fatigued muscles, and increase overall blood flow to all of the major muscles in your body.

Sprains, strains, and sore muscles are commonly treated with sports massage, however many athletes use it to enhance their performance through increased flexibility, faster recovery, and a calm and focused mind. Trigger point, compression, and friction techniques aid in muscular blood flow and release. Add cupping to your sports massage to aid in increasing benefits and longevity of treatment.

Recovery Tips

You are an athlete and want to stay in the arena, right?! We highly encourage you to employ many preventative actions to allow your body to recover from the demands of your athletic passion.

  1. Regular bodywork.

    Sports massage, cupping, detox wraps, Ashiatsu, deep tissue massage, acupuncture, and Thai massage are all great modalities for helping the body function at its peak. Massage will flush exercise induced toxins, increase blood flow, break up scar tissue, and help bring the muscles and bones into correct alignment. Speed up your recovery and prevent pesky injuries that keep you away from training and competition. Check out our robust massage menu here.sports massage

  2. Sleep, hydration, nutrition.

    Treat your body like you would a toddler! Seriously, good nutrition, rest, and regular fluids are not just for precious young children. Your body needs the benefits of quality care just as much. Drink water and eat hydrating fruits and vegetables. Get at least 7-8 hours or MORE of sleep every night! Eat whole foods, mostly fruits and vegetables. You will feel the difference not only while you sweat, but all day long!

  3. Movement variety!

    sports massageMany athletes love the thrill of adrenaline, getting stronger by the workout, and logging impressive miles. Our bodies need restorative movement to perform at their peak. Period. Stretching helps greatly and need not be a static activity either. Yes, long held yoga poses have excellent benefits, so do other activities that add flow like swimming, dancing, Tai Chi, Qigong, gardening, or playing on the floor with kids. Non-repetitive and functional movement is excellent for recovery and overall health.

  4. Self massage & trigger point release. 

    Give yourself the benefit of therapeutic massage at home. We do recommend frequent professional massages, however time, cost, and access can be barriers. Don't let let this stop you. Foam rollers, trigger point balls, or even a tennis ball can greatly assist your recovery with simple targeted techniques.

At Home Self-Massage Tips:

  1.  Neck & Shoulders:  

    Lower your shoulders and slowly tuck your chin to your chest to stretch your neck. Place two or three fingertips on the back of your neck where your neck and shoulders meet. Press firmly and hold, releasing when the muscle feels more relaxed. Roll your shoulder forward and back slowly.

  2. Lower Back:

    Place a trigger point or tennis ball on the floor and lie on it. You can even position it between your back and the wall for an upright massage (great for the office!) Move your body slowly up and down and side to side so that the ball massages any areas of muscle tightness. Avoid your spine to prevent injury. Press hard enough to feel a release and pleasant massage, but not too hard!

  3. Thighs:

    Tight quads are the runners badge! Loosen them up by rolling a trigger point ball or foam roller on top of your thighs. You also can use the palm of your hands to make small circles, working your way up the thigh from the knee. Or lean forward and run your elbow in a single stroke along the thigh from the knee toward the torso, making several different strokes from different angles.

  4. Calf & Hamstrings: 

    Ease calf tightness rolling a foam roller along the length of your calf muscles. The heels of your palms work well, too. Use both hands to knead along either side of lower leg in small circles, working your way up the calf; flex or point foot as you do it. Drag the heels of your palms from the ankle toward knee along different sides of the calf.

  5. Feet:

    Sitting down, roll a tennis ball or small trigger point ball under the entire surface of the foot including the heel, arch and toes. Roll it back and forth using mild pressure. You can sit with one foot across your other knee. Grasp each toe, rotate a few times clockwise and counterclockwise. Bend each toe forward and back, then pull out gently on each toe. Use both hands to grasp firmly on either side of the foot and wiggle hands back and forth, jiggling your foot between them.

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Zama is where luxury meets pain relief! We recommend that you read through our spa menu and fall in love with what we have to offer. Get your pen out, make a wish list, and be sure to read through our top ten tips on how to get the biggest, most luscious bang for your buck! Be informed so that you can access more Zama luxury throughout the year.

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  1. Definitely view our website for our monthly specials before you book an appointment.
  2. Stay up to date with timely offerings and 20% off flash sales via our newsletter.
  3. Monday-Thursday we run our Daily Special Menu, which gives you savings on our most popular services! Hurray!
  4. We have free parking behind Zama's historic home.
  5. Create your own custom spa package by pairing any 3 of our services together for an additional 10% off.
  6. Check in on Yelp or Facebook and get $5.00 off an enhancement.
  7. Come in during your birthday month and celebrate with a free enhancement.
  8. Rebook your next appointment during checkout and get 10% off the new booking. 
  9. Follow our social media for giveaways and special offers. 
  10. Our best sale of the year starts Black Friday and goes through New Year's Eve. Look for to this special every year starting Black Friday!

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Cupping induced spotted muscular backs are all the rage thanks to the 2016 Rio Olympics. Specifically, Michael Phelps. Twenty-three gold medals and five-time Olympic competitor, he knows a thing or two about recovery and how to keep his body in an optimal state for performance. In addition, many celebs, like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Anniston, have been spied wearing sexy backless dresses with the marks of a recent cupping treatment. They too promote this ancient healing practice.

Athletes Love Cupping

rings-1287753_640Cupping, a well known practice among massage therapists and acupuncturists, has been used since ancient times. This widely used therapy can treat a multitude of ailments. Thanks to the telltale spots on Olympic athletes, the media mainstream is buzzing with enthusiasm. We like to think of the tennis ball sized round circular marks as a badge of top notch self care.

While many athletes love cupping, there are many compelling reasons to consider it beyond the competitive arena. Yes, this ancient therapy helps athletes recover faster, alleviates pain, and promotes flexibility. However, the rest of us can benefit from the power of cupping so that we may better perform in our everyday lives as well.

How It Works

Cupping essentially creates a suction cup, or vacuum. The suction pulls the skin back and loosens muscles and tendons. This increases flexibility while alleviating inflammation. Impurities, toxins, and dead blood cells are then pulled to the surface of the skin. The popular circular dark purple marks are created in this process.

Add increased blood circulation and oxygenation to the list of benefits! In this process, cells are given a fresh infusion of blood that is rich with oxygen and nutrients. Detoxification, blood flow, and lymphatic circulation are triggered which reduce swelling, inflammation, and congestion.

Lower back, joint, and muscle pain are often significantly reduced with cupping therapy. Some say that cupping is the deepest form of deep tissue therapy, penetrating 4 inches deep into the fascia. Due to increased blood flow and release, the pain relief is often immediate.

Top 3 Lesser Known Benefits

While many of our clients at Zama add cupping to their massage sessions for reasons of pain relief, we would like to highlight some our favorite lesser known benefits.

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Cupping wakes up the body and makes it feel invigorated and energized. At the same time, it creates an ideal environment for healing the body and mind by relaxing and sedating the nervous system. These uplifting and relaxing benefits for the mind and body can help combat depression. The causes for depression are complex and vary from person to person. However, the benefits of this therapy support the body in a way that helps alleviate depressive symptoms. Improved digestion, lymph drainage, decreased stress, and detoxification promote healthy thoughts and emotions.

Digestion:

The relaxing effect of cupping helps to support healthy digestion. Add in abdominal massage via cupping and the intestines respond favorably.  Massage Magazine reports "with regular abdominal cupping, there is an increase in digestive secretions that enhances peristaltic movement. Cupping will improve appetite, digestion, bile flow and metabolism, aid in the treatment of distension and acidity, help with conception, relieve constipation and promote regularity of the bowels." Common areas for digestive cupping are around the navel, over the bladder, around the kidneys, and over the stomach.

Immunity:

Cupping therapy strengthens the immune system. It promotes detox, circulation, and lymphatic flow. Better yet, it will help clear away phlegm and congestion caused by flus and colds, which will speed up recovery. Cupping can help alleviate respiratory symptoms caused by allergies and asthma as well.MagCuppingBack7

At Zama you can add this unique treatment to any massage. Our blend of massage cupping and magnetic acupressure cupping will make the results of your 30, 60, 90 or 120 minute massage last much much longer.

 

$15 dollars off the Weekend Warrior Signature Massage for All Hood To Coast Runners the entire month of August!

We here at Zama have a deep reverence for athletes and athletic events, especially Hood To Coast! We are a proud sponsor of this outstanding event. Known as "The Mother of All Relays," Hood to Coast is the largest relay in the world. There are 1,050 teams of 8 to 10 runner each, which means around 10,000 people run this exciting relay. While Hood To Coast is known for its intense physical challenge and incredible scenery, the party on the beach finish line brings the event extra notoriety!

We have high regard for all runners and their preparations for this physically demanding, round the clock run. In order to Hood-to-Coasthelp runners prepare, recover, and restore, we are offering $15 off our Weekend Warrior Signature Massage for the ENTIRE month of August. When you book, simply mention that you are a Hood To Coast runner to receive the discount!

Speaking of the finish line beach party, we will be there! Be sure to come say hi at our tent and see some of the goodies we have for you. We will be offering 10 minute massages for $10. Be sure to take advantage of our expert hands. We will help you significantly reduce soreness and inflammation.

Good luck runners and we'll see you soon!

You have likely heard that deep tissue massage is the number one go-to massage for injury, pain relief, and sports related discomfort. Studies say that back pain is the number one reason for missed work and that low back pain is the leading cause for disability. It's no wonder that deep tissue massage is our most requested service at Zama!

We know that deep tissue massage is effective and loved by our clients. Today we would like to share with you the benefits of deep tissue massage that might just surprise you.

Top 5 Surprising Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage:

1. Improved Blood Pressure.

Deep tissue massage has a powerful and taming affect on mental stress and physical tension. Many people actually see a drop in their overall blood pressure after they receive a massage. In addition to stress and tension relief, deep tissue massage boosts serotonin, which is the hormone that makes you feel happy. After having one of these stress reduction and happy producing powerhouse massages, you will definitely walk away with a spring in your step and less worried now that your blood pressure is lower.

deep tissue massage benefits2. Increased Muscle Strength and Flexibility.

The technique of deep tissue massage manually stretches muscle fibers, which helps to increase flexibility. For athletes and non-athletes alike, contracted and stiff muscles inhibit strengthening and circulation. In order to increase or build strength, help your muscles relax and extend for best results. Contracted, over-used, and under-used muscles leave the body prone to weakness and injury. We encourage regular deep tissue massage as it promotes balanced muscle strengthening and flexibility.

3. Better Sleep.

We all know that a good night's rest creates clearer thinking, healing, recuperation, and boosts optimal health. Unfortunately, excessive numbers of adults get inadequate sleep. Lack of sleep leads to a whole host of health problems. Nutrition and exercise are key to a good night's rest, however deep tissue massage has been reported to actually improve the quantity and quality of sleep.

4. Weight Loss.

We love this one! Studies show that deep tissue massage contributes to improved metabolism and fat reduction. Receive massage in the area with excess fat accumulation and it will break up the fat stores, making it ready for absorption inside the body. Deep tissue massage encourages lymphatic flow and circulation, which aid in detoxification and weight loss as well. Combined with a good exercise regimen and a natural whole foods diet, massage can help reduce excess fat and weight in your body.

5. Emotional Healing

Sash Zama Massage Web-256 Many people report having an emotional release, a big cry, mental and energetic shifts, while receiving deep body work. Past experiences and traumas are stored not only in our mind and memories, but in our bodies too. Massage can help release not only physical pain, but emotional pain too. You do not need to worry about feeling over-exposed or out of place if this happens. Massage therapists are trained to maintain a safe and confidential space for their clients to release and heal.

Book a massage appointment today. Booking a massage appointment at Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa gives you one on one time with a licensed and trained massage therapist who will answer your specific concerns as well as give you tips on how you can further treat yourself at home. CLICK HERE to see our massage menu.

Our August Featured Product is like magic in a bottle: Deep Blue Rub. You'll love this perfect post-workout muscle tamer. Deep Blue Rub is an all natural anti-inflammatory cream that will tame your sore muscles into butter. This cream, made up of therapeutic grade essential oils, provides a comforting sensation of cooling and warmth to problem areas.

With its hot and cool soothing sensation, the Deep Blue Rub truly penetrates into your sore muscles and gives you that perfect moment of “ahhhhhh” relief. Even better, this carefully blended rub will not leave your skin greasy. This product is ideal for anyone training hard for their next triathlon or just tuning up for a 5K.

Deep Blue is formulated with a rich, topical cream infused with high performing essential oils, including Wintergreen, weekend warriorCamphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus. We love how this moisturizing cream smells and calms problem areas. We recommend having a bottle in both your first aid kit and gym bag.

How to Use:

Massage lotion into affected areas. For a more intensive treatment, apply Deep Blue Soothing Rub to targeted areas before and after workouts or prolonged repetitive activity.

Cost: $55.

Purchase DEEP BLUE RUB HERE or purchase a gift certificate online HERE.

 

Escape and beautify with Zama's Summer Refresh August Special!

Our August Special is likely exactly what you want right about now. You might be feeling, let's say over-extended.  Whether you are keeping your kids busy this summer, packing and unpacking camping gear, or simply meeting the extra demands of summer, our August Special will dazzle you! Put together our newest, freshest treatments: the Tropical Escape Facial and a Shellac Manicure plus a chilled glass of Rosé and walk away feeling and looking Summer Refreshed!

Included in our Summer Fresh:

First, take a tropical mini-vacation with our Tropical Escape Facial. Experience aromas of the tropics combined with our expert pampering and highest quality Eminence facial products. Recline like you are on a beach loungeclear skin facialr and completely relax during this 75 minute Tropical Escape Facial. Your esthetician will customize your facial experience to meet the needs of your unique skin. She will layer the very best tropical ingredients on your face.

We'll nourish, cleanse, provide extractions, and infuse your skin with healing and age defying products and techniques. Included in this 10 step facial is a steamed facial towel, hand and foot scrub and massage, and facial massage. You’ll leave your Tropical Escape Facial completely renewed, delighted, and protected from the sun. Your face will look and feel fresh, radiant, and youthful.

Next, is our glamorous Shellac Manicure. We use the best shellac brand available, Gelish, to perfect your polish, which lasts up to 14 days. Our shellac manicure is the most durable polished manicure you can get.Sash Zama Massage Web-144

We'll start your manicure with a cuticle soak to soften your skin for nail treatment. Then, we'll meticulously shape and care for your nails to prepare them for the shellac polish. Your polish is applied similarly to natural nail polish (no sculpting or filing) and is cured using a UV light. This polish is chip resistant and great for hard working hands!

All the better, you can sit back and relax with a chilled glass of Rosé. Your hands will sparkle with your new manicure and you will definitely be beaming after your tropical facial experience. Enjoy!

Book the Summer Refresh now and sparkle! Included in this special:

$150

Book HERE or purchase a gift certificate online HERE!

 

 

 

 

Just Joey Rose jewelry and handmade accessories are in Zama's boutique!

Zama is proud to feature Just Joey Rose, locally made wearable art. Joey Rose Cardoso, artist and owner, delights the eye of all who see her. Known for eye catching accessories, she always wears her stunning hand crafted whimsical jewelry. She crafts her magical pieces with inspiring materials such as leather, bones, and se13502573_1768931873318678_8995834965498383019_oashells. Once we learned that she was selling her pieces, we jumped at the opportunity to bring them to our boutique. We are so happy to share these jewels with you!

Just Joey Rose pieces are all one of a kind. Each piece is handmade and found in nature. Inspired by natural objects and materials, she is constantly playing with new ways to wear these treasures. The result, wearable art that brings a little bit of fantasy to life!

Be sure to stop by our boutique and check out Just Joey Rose's latest creations. We carry our favorite spa products in our shop, Zama swag, and are so pleased to give you the opportunity to spruce up your accessories with these fantastic, beautifully crafted pieces.

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Behold the cucumber, the perfect ingredient for all of your summer picnics! Seriously, cucumbers are the under appreciated nutrition heroes of the fresh produce aisle. Cucumbers are hydrating, cooling to the body and mind, naturally cleansing and have incredible benefits for digestion, skin, and hair. At Zama we LOVE cucumbers and feature them in many of our treatments including our cucumber infused water!

For this reason, we have put 5 unique cucumber recipes for you to enjoy and access more cucumber goodness.

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Cucumber Gin & Tonic

Why not take advantage of cucumber's calming and cleansing properties while enjoying an adult beverage? Adding cucumbers to this classic summer favorite, will add smoothness to the taste and reduce inflammation caused by the alcohol.

Ingredients:

Cucumber Lavender Water

Drinking infused water is definitely the way to go. Cucumber water soothes the body awater lav cukend mind, while giving you a shot of B vitamins and alkalinity. You will find that you will drink more water when you add cucumbers to your water glass. Cucumbers in water are great for sports recovery too because they help reduce inflammation and promote lymphatic drainage. Add in a few sprigs of lavender for an out of this world flavor.

Instructions:

You can let combined ingredients cool in fridge for a few hours for stronger flavor.

Cucumber Kimchee

Cucumber Recipes

Take advantage of cucumber's digestive magic with this recipe. Kimchee is spicy and salty can be enjoyed alongside meats, grilled vegetables, whole grains, or soup. You can eat this cucumber kimchee recipe right away, but we encourage you to let it sit so that the flavors combine and it ferments a little to add more digestive benefits.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Clean and cut cucumbers lengthwise and then into 1/2" slices. Place into colander.
  2. Salt cucumbers with 1/4 teaspoon salt and let them sit and sweat for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and add cucumbers.

Eat right away or put the cucumber kimchee into a jar and let sit on counter overnight to ferment and soften. Store in fridge. Recipe Adapted from: http://hapanom.com/quick-cucumber-kimchi/

Sunflower Seed Paté

Okay, so this recipe does not actually have cucumbers in it, but they are the PERFECT companion. Spread this nutritional and tasty goodness on your favorite veggies, layer it on nori wrappers, scoop it with a hearty cracker, or eat it with a spoon! This vegan paté is filling and easy to digest.

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Instructions:

  1. Soak sunflower seeds in water for at least 2 hours. (Overnight is fine.) Drain and rinse.
  2. Combine all ingredients into food processor and blend until smooth. Season to taste.

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Cool, refreshing, and full of good for you ingredients, take a chance on this fun summer dessert! Surprise your guests at a summer dinner or make for a perfect afternoon pick-me-up-sweet-tooth-snack. You'll feel refreshed and alert with this surprisingly delicious sorbet.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Blend ingredients together.
  2. Pour into ice cream or sorbet maker and run until ready, about 30 to 45 mins.

Recipe adapted from http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-1225/Homemade-Cucumber-Sorbet.html

Unfortunately, summer colds are all too common. Temperature fluctuations with air conditioning, the physical stress of long active days, and other seasonal routine changes can result in a summer cold or flu. Let's keep you healthy and relaxed and get you into a delicious and rejuvenating vitamin soak!
Your body will love our Cold & Flu Vitamin Soak. Made by the San Francisco Salt Company, our July Featured Product gives you an instantly soothingcold-flu-image-large experience. Simply pour these therapeutic bath salts into a warm bath and relax.
Our completely natural Cold & Flu Vitamin Soak is blended and packed with vital health promoting ingredients.  Lemon, Eucalyptus, and Tea Trea essential oils are blended for an uplifting herbal aroma. Infused with vitamins and immunity promoting herbs, these mineral salts are great for when you are feeling under the weather or need a quick immune system boost.

How to use: 

Be sure to take some time this July and unwind while receiving the benefits of a therapeutic bath.  So often we run all summer long only to find ourselves worn out and needing to rest and reset. Our Cold & Flu Vitamin Soak is the perfect way to take care of yourself during the demands of a full summer schedule.
Cost: $18.
Purchase our Cold & Flu Vitamin Soak HERE or purchase a gift certificate online HERE.

The Acne Problem

We often think of acne as a short lived teenage embarrassment. Adults often suffer acne as well, and in this age it can be even more frustrating and never ending. As a teen we are told that this phase will pass; acne is temporary. But for many, this is not the case. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Women’s Health recruited nearly 3,000 women ages 10 to 70 and found that 27 percent of adults had clinical acne, while an additional 29 percent had mild acne. A teenage thing it is not.

Anyone that has suffered from chronic acne will likely tell you that they have tried everything under the sun to alleviate this embarrassing condition. The fact of the matter is that the causes of blemishes are largely unknown or too complex to nail down with a simplistic approach. Dietary changes and topical products are the most common approaches. However, many acne sufferers need a more intensive level of healing and cleansing.

The HydraFacial MD

While we don’t claim a miracle cure for acne, we are over the moon pleased with the results we are seeing with the HydraFacial MDThe HydraFacial MD is an incredible facial service that has been available at Zama since August 2015. In no time it has become the most popular facial service available at Zama.

The HydraFacial MD is a non-invasive treatment that utilizes award-winning, patented technology to detoxify, rejuvenate, and protect your skin. It delivers immediate results and long-term benefits without downtime or irritation. The Hydrafacial MD is for everyone who wants glowing, smooth, and youthful skin. HydraFacial MD can improve the following conditions:

Jennifer: A Case Study

When this service became available at Zama, we put it to the test with one of our very own employees, Jennifer, Spa Concierge. We had to find out if the HydraFacial MD truly delivered the results they marketed.

Jennifer had problematic, acne covered skin since she was a teenager. Her skin was congested and her pores were large, inflamed and irritated. Before her first HydraFacial MD she had lost hope around her skin. She tried many top brands of cleansers, lotions, and dermatologist recommendations. She had accepted that this was a condition she would live with. And, honestly, we at Zama wanted to prove her wrong.

Overcoming Acne

Zama gifted Jennifer a series of the Express Hydrafacial, a 25 minute service which she was to receive 2x per month for 3 months. After her first HydraFacial service Jennifer was so overwhelmed she teared up. She had hope for the first time in ages and started to believe that she could live without problematic skin.

Jennifer's skin transformation is amazing and we have chronicled it for you.  Watch and hear her story and also hear from Emily, the Lead Esthetician about how together they tackled her skin. Jennifer is glowing and feels so good now. We couldn't be happier for her!

Watch our video about Jennifer’s skin transformation at Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa! See before, during, and after the treatment. The transformation is incredible!

Book HERE or purchase a gift certificate online HERE!

Our bodies were never intended to work at the computers for hours, nor do the same repetitive task day in and day out. Poor diet, posture, lack of exercise, repetitive hand tasks, and genetic predisposition can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. Numbness, tingling, and sharp pain in one or both hands characterize this excruciating condition, which can significantly disrupt your ability to work and quality of life.

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. The meridian nerve controls the movement of the thumb and first three fingers. Symptoms are pain, weakness or numbness in the hand and wrist radiating up the arm. Carpal tunnel takes years to develop. Over time, the loss or weakening of small hand muscles make doing everyday tasks with hands difficult and uncomfortable.

Who is at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Women are 3 times as likely to develop this common condition as men. Smaller wrists and hormonal fluctuations and pregnancy, make women more likely to experience this uncomfortable condition. The dominant hand is usually affected first and produces the most severe pain. Persons with diabetes or other metabolic disorders that directly affect the body's nerves and make them more susceptible to compression are also at high risk. Prior injury, arthritis, thyroid conditions, and fluid retention are additional contributing factors.

People who do repetitive physical work with their hands are vulnerable to this condition. Sewing, working with vibrating power tools, computer work, manufacturing (especially in cold conditions,) large scale gardening, and cleaning day in and day out can lead to carpal tunnel.

How can we prevent carpal tunnel syndrome?

Catching carpal tunnel syndrome early and being aware that you might be at risk for it due to your work, health conditions, and gender will help you avoid this condition with a few precautions.

  1. Move as much as you can at work. Avoid using your hands and arms in a repetitive task for longer than 45 minutes. Take breaks and stretch and look to structure your time at work in a way that allows you to diversify your movements.
  2. Keep hands and forearms warm, especially if working in cold conditions. People who have cold hands are more prone to developing carpal tunnel. Keep your circulation strong with movement and massage.
  3. Change your workstation so that it is ergonomic. Computer should be at eye level to take pressure of neck and shoulders, and arms parallel with desk. Avoid extending or bending wrists. If your work is more manual, look for ways to mix up your work movements so that different parts of your body can be used throughout the day.
  4. Minimize strong grasping while wrist is flexed and or working with wrists in bent position. Keep wrists straightyoga prevents carpal tunnel when using tools.
  5. Do exercises that will strengthen and stretch wrists. Focus on circulation. Circle wrists, pull fingers back and then press hands forward to stretch wrists, wiggle fingers and then spread them out to create mobility and circulation in hand joints. Aim to keep forearms and shoulders relaxed. Yoga has been proven to be an effective prevention tool and healing modality for carpal tunnel.
  6. Avoid or decrease foods and activities that create inflammation: tobacco, alcohol, sugar, and refined wheat. Avoid excess sodium leads to prevent fluid retention. Saturated fats in meats such as bacon, sausage, and cheese can slow circulation.
  7. Eat an antioxidant diet rich in omega-3s, vitamins B1 and B6, leafy greens, fish oil, berries, colorful vegetables, naturally sourced fish and pasture raised meats, and whole grains. Chia seeds, flax, walnuts, herbs and spices such as cinnamon, cayenne, and turmeric will help prevent and relieve inflammation. Fresh pineapple may ward off carpal tunnel syndrome because it has an enzyme in it called bromelain that can break down inflammation.

How can we relieve carpal tunnel syndrome naturally?

  1. Immediately adjust work habits, posture, nutrition, and add stretching and circulation to forearms, wrists, and hands if you detect the onset of carpal tunnel symptoms. It is much easier to relieve carpal tunnel in beginning stages. Lis20130325-0233ten to your body and give it what it needs.
  2. Schedule an appointment for massage, acupuncture, or chiropractic care. We have seen great results with deep tissue massage and myofascial release. Magnetic cupping gives tremendous relief.  Our Pain Away Package with a focus on carpal tunnel would be a perfect and healing escape from the pain.
  3. Splint wrist to keep it straight while working and sleeping. Splinting will bring the wrist into neutral position, take pressure of the median nerve, and help it heal naturally.
  4. Relieve pain and inflammation with ice packs and Deep Blue lotion. Arnica and essential oils provide relief as well. Peppermint oil for pain, cypress oil for circulation, helichrysum oil for pain, and frankincense oil to decrease inflammation are common recommendations.
  5. Rest hands and wrists from the activity that caused the pain. Drink lots of water. Eat a healing diet with bone broth and a rainbow of fruits and vegetables, supplement with magnesium, vitamins B 1 and 6, and relax. Most people heal carpal tunnel naturally.

Book a massage appointment today. Booking a massage appointment at Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa gives you one on one time with a licensed and trained massage therapist who will answer your carpal tunnel concerns as well as give you tips on how you can further treat yourself at home.

Eminence Organics Tropical Vanilla Day Cream SPF32 provides powerful, natural SPF protection from the harmful UVA/UVB rays of the sun. This delicious day cream is appropriate for all skin types. Eminence Tropical Vanilla Day Cream does more than just provide broad spectrum protection, it also influxes the skin with moisture for a healthier complexion and soothing effect.

Treat your skin to the protection it needs with the power of Zinc, a natural sun-blocker that works perfectly to protect the delicate skin of your face. Shea butter locks moisture into the skin for lasting hydration while vanilla soothes the skin and gives this cream a delicious aroma.

The benefits of Eminence Tropical Vanilla Day Cream SPF32 are three-fold:eminence

  1. Protects your skin from harmful UV damage.
  2. Infuses the skin with moisture.
  3. Provides the skin with nutrients and antioxidants that rejuvenate your complexion for a clear, youthful look.

Clinical studies have shown the power of Tropical Vanilla Day Cream. After seven days of continuous sun exposure and daily use of this moisturizing protectant, and 250% increase of the moisture content of the skin was observed. With these kinds of results, your skin will thank you!

Price, $69.

Purchase our Eminence Tropical Day Cream HERE or purchase a gift certificate online HERE.

Zama's gift to you this June is to seize the day with our sampler package! The June Special offers our most effective services at a low cost. The Express Hydrafacial is just 25 minutes, and will peel off the outer layers of your skin to give you a fresh new Spring glow. The Tension Tamer massage will ease your stress and give you instant relief and finally our Cucumber Mint Pedicure will you get your toes ready for Summer!

Be sure to book the Carpe Diem Detox this month and feel instantly renewed! You'll want to throw on your new summer sandals, cotton dress, and red lipstick after receiving the June Special. Or better yet, book a weekend getaway! Your toes will sparkle, your shoulders relaxed, and your skin will be clear and vibrant.

June SpecialYour 30 minute Tension Tamer Massage will relax your tired muscles, release uncomfortable knots, and alleviate neck and shoulder tension. This focused therapeutic treatment will assist your body by opening up the damaged tissue and flushing out toxins. The Tension Tamer Massage has multiple benefits for the mind, body, and spirit including pain relief, increased circulation, boosted immunity, and reduced anxiety. The dim lighting, ambient music, and himalayan salt lamps used iJune Special: Carpe Diem Detoxn our massage rooms will help you ease into a more relaxed and peaceful state of mind. Plus, you can easily upgrade to a 60 minute massage, just ask!

You will adore the Express Hydrafacial MD. Your skin will feel younger, clearer, and tighter. The unique Vortex-Fusion serum delivery system is what sets the Express HydraFacial MD apart from other procedures. It is a multi-step treatment that cleanses, evenly exfoliates and extracts to remove impurities and dead skin cells while at the same time replenishing vital nutrients. Thanks to the devices’ superior delivery system, these performing ingredients are able to more effectively reduce fine lines & wrinkles, and plump & firm skin for long-term results you can see and feel instantly.

June Special: Carpe Diem DetoxFinally, our Seasonal Cucumber Mint Pedicure for the win! This treatment features a blend of fresh, organic, and local ingredients along with Eminence Organic Skincare, FarmHouse Fresh and Deborah Lippmann products for a special touch that celebrates the season. Relax your feet in fresh organic mint leaves and a Peppermint and Eucalyptus Muscle Soak to soothe and soften the skin. Your legs and feet are then scrubbed using FarmHouse Fresh detoxifying Sweet Tea Scrub and then massaged with Citrus Cilantro Body Oil from Farmhouse Fresh that softens skin and locks in moisture. You'll get longer and more luxurious service than our standard pedicure. It also includes a hot towel wrap for the feet, callous removal, and don’t forget what we are famous for, a luxurious massage! Finish with a gentle buff to shine or polish from our five free Deborah Lippmann nail line. Delightful! Enjoy a Oregonic Tonic Lemon Honey Cayenne Kombucha with your Carpe Diem Detox.

Book the Carpe Diem Detox now and start your summer feeling incredible! Included in this special:

All for just $189! You can upgrade to the Carpe Diem Detox Plus for $225, which extends your Tension Tamer Massage to 60 minutes. Just tell our concierge you want the upgrade when you book!

Book HERE or purchase a gift certificate online HERE!

 

Cookouts, boating trips, super sales, and extended outings are often associated with Memorial Day Weekend. Summer fun does mark this weekend, however Memorial Day is a time to honor those who lost their lives in service. At Zama, we salute veterans, men and women who are currently serving our country, and their families and would like to show our support by honoring our warriors this Memorial Day week.

We treat all our guests like VIP at Zama. In honor of our country's fallen heroes, we are honoring them by offering a special deal to all guests over Memorial week. Book a Weekend Warrior massage by calling or book online using code $15OFFSPECIAL from May 30th through June 2nd and receive $15.00 off!*

We especially would love to see our veteran and military community come into Zama and experience deep relaxation, therapeutic treatments, soldier-870399_1280and know that they are honored.

Zama is partnering with Vets Helping Vets, to generate funds to support vet wellness and suicide prevention. Vets Helping Vets is a savvy Arizona based non-profit that helps vets strengthen their lives. Be sure to check out their web page to learn about how they are creating coffee shops to build healthy veteran communities and then use the revenue to give veterans wellness care, free of charge. Zama will be matching every donation made at the front desk to Vets Helping Vets, Memorial Day Weekend through June 2. Call 503.281.0278 to make a donation over the phone.**

BOOK a Zama treatment today or purchase a gift certificate online HERE!

 

*not combinable with any other offers, discounts or promotions
**matching donations not to exceed $500.

Plantar fasciitis is very painful. The sharp stabbing pain in the heel of one or both of your feet will put a fast stop to running, dancing, or even standing. This article is a must read for anyone who wants to enjoy being active, fit, and pain-free. We will cover how to prevent this pesky injury and what to do when you get it.

What exactly is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis happens when the plantar fascia becomes painfully inflamed. This condition is created by small tears to the plantar fascia, which is the fibrous band of tissue on the sole of the foot. Plantar fasciitis occurs when this band of tissue is overloaded or overstretched. 95% of people who get plantar fasciitis are able to heal the issue without surgical intervention.

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How can I prevent plantar fasciitis?

  1. Wear proper shoes. High heels, shoes with poor arch support, old running shoes, and flip flops are all problems. If you know you are going to be on your feet for a long period of time, going for a long walk, or planning to run the distance, make sure that your shoes support your arches and help with your foot alignment. Ideally your 2nd toe, the toe next to your big toe should be pointed to twelve o'clock while you run and stand. Proper arch support, room for toes to spread, and an even foot bed are best.
  2. Spend time barefoot. Walking, dancing, doing yoga, running, or being at home, barefoot will help strengthen your feet and stretch the fascia. Toed shoes are also beneficial. If your feet are week, you may need to slowly build up foot strength to do barefooted activities. Those who have strong feet are less likely to get plantar fasciitis.
  3. stretching-muscles-579122_640Stretch and strengthen. In addition to your feet, stretching and strengthening your hips, calves, and ankles, will prevent all kinds of injuries and especially plantar fasciitis. Over-pronation is the number one cause of plantar fasciitis. Due to modern footwear, poor hip and core strength, and a more sedentary lifestyle, most people's feet over-pronate, leaving them at risk. Stretching calves, doing hip openers and lunges, squats, stretching feet and toes, and doing core exercises will all help.
  4. Focus on nutrition. Simply put, a diet high in omega-3s, protein, and anti-oxidants will help give your body the circulation and injury prevention it needs. Collagen, fish oil, and high quality fats will also help support strong and healthy fascia, ligaments, and bones. Hydration is always important when considering injury prevention.
  5. Regular bodywork. Unless you are an incredibly balanced and body literate person, yosalmon-518032_640u are likely out of alignment. Deep tissue massage focusing on hips, calves, hamstrings, and spine, will help keep your body functioning properly.

How do I relieve plantar fasciitis?

  1. Rest! For competitive athletes and those who work on their feet, this may be hard. However, resting and letting the fascia heal is highly effective.
  2. Ice. Limit the pain and swelling with regular icing. Freezing a water bottle or frozen golf ball is an excellent tool to both ice the injury site and gently stretch the fascia, by rolling the arch of your foot on the frozen round instrument. The smaller golf ball will let you get into more areas, while the larger frozen water bottle will help you gently your foot.
  3. Orthotics. Purchase specially designed shoes made with extra arch support and redistribution how the foot is weighted in the shoe. Night splints are often recommended to keep the ankle in a neutral position which expedites the healing process. In some cases, simply getting a new pair of running or walking shoes is enough to correct an early stage problem.
  4. Stretching. As we discussed above, stretching the feet and especially calves are of paramount importance, and then the strengthening hips and core for prevention.
  5. Deep tissue massage. Deep tissue massage will loosen muscle tissue, remove muscle toxins, and help give 20130325-0317proper circulation of blood and oxygen to the injured area. This form of therapy works because it physically breaks down the adhesions at the injury site.  As a result, pain is decreased there is more ease with walking, standing, dancing, vacuuming, and other fun daily activities. This form of treatment takes time and multiple sessions. There is a high incident partial to full relief from the pain of plantar fasciitis with a deep tissue series.

BOOK a Zama treatment today or purchase a gift certificate online HERE!

 

Everyone is swooning over our new Zama Apparel!

When you walk into Zama, you just feel better. Zama apparel is no different. Made by Alternate Apparel, our branded clothing is crazy soft and feels luxurious on the skin. We love how the fabric is made and sewn, environmentally and socially responsible. Shop locally and grab piece of our apparel, or a few pieces! Feel the rejuvenating affect of our spa every time you wear one of our ultra-comfy pieces.

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You can purchase Zama Apparel anytime you come to our therapeutic spa, or simply purchase on-line.

Zama Appearal

Prices:

Zama Hat, $15.

Zama Zip Hoodie, $39.

Zama Tee, $20.

Zama Dress: $20

Zama Tote: $25

You're going to love the look and feel of our perfect fit apparel!

Purchase our apparel HERE or purchase a gift certificate online HERE.

 

 

 

Announcing that starting May 1, 2016 Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa will have new expanded hours!

Due to popular demand, we have new hours that extent to 9am to 9pm 7 Days a week!

Book your appointment HERE or call 503-281-0278 to speak with our Spa Concierge!

If you aren't already aware of the importance of caring for your lymphatic system, now is definitely the time to up your lymphatic care routine.

The lymphatic system is a complex drainage system, which consists of lymph nodes, vessels, spleen, tonsils, and thymus. Our lymphatic system touches almost every part of the body. Although we may not feel or see it, it’s one of the most important (and often forgotten) systems of the human body. The lymph system removes waste from our cells while woman-698943_640regulating the immune system. Lymphatic flow creates optimal health.

We mostly notice our lymphatic system when it is clogged and overly taxed. Symptoms such as swelling, bloating, itchiness, weight gain, poor immunity, poor circulation, brain fog, stiffness, and feeling tired are all signs of a congested lymphatic system.

When we focus on creating lymphatic drainage and lymph flow we give our bodies a huge opportunity to release sluggish weight, cellulite, increase overall health, clear thinking, and energy. Sounds great right?! We have some awesome lymph care suggestions that we can support you with at Zama and from home.

Our top four favorite lymphatic care treatments at Zama are:Zama Massage and Therapeutic Portland OR

  1. Cupping- The ancient practice of cupping has been a favorite treatment for centuries for many reasons. Cupping rapidly helps soft tissue release while it loosens and lifts our connective tissue. This ancient practice breaks up and drains stagnation. Cupping increases blood and lymph flow to skin and muscles.
  2. Hydrafacial treatments- Most people love our Hydrafacials because of the massive beautifying results they get. What they don't often realize is that the Hydrafacial treatment includes lymphatic drainage across all the major points of the face, which increases circulation, blood flow and breaks up congestion. Lymph drainage in the face gives us an immune boost, releases swelling and inflammation, and optimizes our healthy and radiant shine.
  3. SwedishZama Massage and Therapeutic Portland OR Massage- In addition to effective lymphatic care, our Swedish Relaxation Massage can improve sleep quality, decrease anxiety, and increase your overall sense of well being. Stress reduction and deep relaxation are awesome benefits of this classic massage as well.
  4. Hot Stone Warm Cocoa Butter Pedicure- You may not think about your lymph system when you book this luxurious pedicure, however the hot stone treatment and massage of your lower legs is perfect for edema and swelling in the lower extremities. Detox and beautify at the same time with this circulatory delight!

Five more great lymphatic care protocols you can do at home are:

  1. Rebounding- Hop on a mini-trampoline for 10 to 30 minutes a few times a week and give your immune system and overall lymph system a huge boost. You won't make it far in your holistic well-being research without being prompted repeatedly to rebound. Rebounding is a super simple way to increase your vitality while increasing white blood count and detoxification. Motivate yourself with your favorite tunes and get your sweat on!
  2. Dry Skin Brushing- Another hot tip is to purchase a dry skin brush, which costs about $5 to $10, and takes about 3 minutes. You can find lots of great tutorials on youtube.com, however it really is easy. Simply pull out your dry skin brush just before you bath and brush every part of your skin, moving from your outer extremities towards your heart. Add circular motions to increase effectiveness.
  3. Lemon Water- Hydration is key to flush the lymph system regularly. One of the most common causes of lymph Lymphatic carecongestion is dehydration. Add lemon to increase cleansing and draining effect. Lemon is a stellar ingredient to stimulate liver and digestive function while aiding the lymphatic system. Add fresh lemon or lime to unsweetened cranberry juice for an even more powerful lymphatic cleanse.
  4. Legs Up the Wall- This simple inversion is an awesome self-help practice. Simply lay down press your bottom against the wall while pressing the backs of your legs and heals on the wall. By reversing the flow of gravity in your legs, you circulate the lymphatic fluid and encourage the elimination of toxins.
  5. Deep Breathing- Lymphatic deep breathing creates pressure and expansion that helps pump lymphatic fluid. Deeply breath through your diaphragm to aid in creating lymphatic flow. Added benefits will be reduced stress, clear thinking, and even a smile.

Be sure to book a lymph loving appointment with us online or call 503-281-0278 to speak with our Spa Concierge!

In honor of springtime and celebration of the vibrant health that comes from eating your greens, we wanted to share with you a few of our favorite, and unique green recipes!

First up, is our Classic Green Juice (pictured above.) This glass of radiant nutrition will definitely put a jig in your step. The ingredients are perfect for liver cleansing, blood purifying, and hydration. You can either use a juicer if you have it, or take all the ingredients, except the lime/lemon, and blend them with about 12 oz of water and then strain through a sieve or cheese cloth.

Classic Green Juice

2 cucumbers

one bundle kale or about 6 leaves

bundle of parsley (cilantro works great too!)

1 green apple

2 lemons or limes; squeeze separately and add to juice

(optional) fresh or powdered turmeric and/or ginger to heat up digestion if you are feeling cold

Juice or blend and strain. Drink immediately

Next is the Zingarita. You'll understand its name when you drink it! The combo of melon and cucumber in this blended drink great for digestion and fast energy.You may just want to adapt it into a healthy margarita! It is a perfect afternoon pick-me-up or pre-workout energizer. The ingredients in this drink are great for flushing out toxins, helping clear skin, and are so delicious. Don't be surprised if you find yourself adding a little liquor to this blender delight!

Zingarita

Eat Green2 cups honeydew

1 cucumber

handful of mint

2 squeezed limes

2 cups ice

Blend.

Our Zucchini Delight originated from doing a recent round of the Whole30. Doing a long term focused nutrition plan will often bring our own creative inner chef. This very fast dish serves one or two and will keep you full for hours! We like to eat for breakfast with poached eggs or dinner with flank steak. It is filling on it's own as well. Zucchini is famous for it's low calorie nutritional punch. It is full of folate, vitamins, and minerals, easy to digest, and great for filling up on. Cashews give us some healthy fat to help absorb all the great vitamins and phytonutrients in this dish.

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1 large zucchini or 2 small

small handful of raw cashews

tablespoon of olive or coconut oil

1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds

sea salt to taste

Simply chop zucchini and toss it in heated pan with olive oil, cashews, and mustard seeds. Sauté on medium-low heat stirring occasionally until ingredients are slightly caramelized.

And finally, Homemade Sauerkraut! Okay, so this one does take time, but it is oh-so easy and simply amazing for digestion, extra b-vitamins, and healing the gut. You can scale this recipe to any sized batch and it will keep in the fridge for months once you've let it ferment. Don't be scared! You can do this! There are lots of great blogs out there with awesome instructions and video tutorials if you need more help.

Homemade Sauerkraut

1 pound shredded cabbageEat Your Greens

1 tablespoon sea salt or pickling salt

Optional: 1 teaspoon caraway seeds, or get creative with other spices!

Mix together cabbage and salt in large bowl. Massage salted cabbage for best results. Let rest for about 30 minutes. You will see lots of water sweat on the cabbage. Add all your cabbage to either a crock or wide mouthed jar. Firmly press the cabbage until the salty water rises above the cabbage. Don't worry if there is not enough liquid. Simply add your own brine (1 quart water + 1 teaspoon sea salt) until your cabbage is completely covered in water. This part is very important. Place a plate or folded up cabbage leaves on top of batch and place a weight over it in order to keep the cabbage submerged while it ferments. Place batch out of light in room temperature or cooler location. Let it rest for one or two weeks. You can taste test your batch every few days. Place into clean jars when you are happy with your results and store in fridge. Enjoy in soups, salads, with meat, or just eat it plain!

When given the honor, we shine the honor back full force. Our first ever Yelp Gold Elite Holistic House Yelp Gold EliteParty felt like a huge magical success! We shined every corner of our business and gave all our guests the full Zama experience in decked-out, gorgeous, house party fashion. The Yelp review board is lit up with the best ever raves! Before we share them, we want to first highlight our incredible partners.

Balboa Winery, of Walla Walla, WA, poured up some incredible vintages. Our guests have been raving about how well the wine went with locally made, delicious and vegan Missionary Chocolates. The Meadow delighted our crowd with their oh-so-tasty Himalayan salts, salt blocks, which they paired with cucumbers. Thank you Balboa, Missionary Chocolate, and the Meadow! Your businesses are a true delight and we were honored to share your goods.

Our staff, OUR STAFF!, thank you for rolling out the red carpet and giving the Yelp Gold Elite insiders your amazing treatments! You are the magic of Zama and you provided the best expYelp Gold Eliteeriences and treatments to our guests. Thank you!

Okay, now for the raves! We have received so much incredible feedback. Here are a few highlights:

From Kiki R:

"Oh my, if I didn't feel like a super badass elite before attending this event I certainly do now!  
Let's see, key points:
-The staff were all very helpful, sweet and approachable.  
-I LOVED the salt cave and am super excited to be getting an upcoming massage there!  
-My brows are now gorgeous!
-It was so nice to have Missionary Chocolates (go badass NCNM alum!) and The Meadow (must go buy salt slab NOW) there.  
-Loved the wine and was so excited to find a bottle of rose in my AMAZING goodie bag.  
-Not only was I so spoiled tonight but now I have an upcoming spa visit at a kick-ass price in my future.  Yelp Gold Elite
This was such a lovely event and a wonderful way to be introduced to this beautiful spa with a diverse variety of services.  Thank you!!!"

From Amanda K:

"DOPEST SWAG BAG TO EVER BE GIVEN AWAY AT A YELP EVENT. EVER.

Well, at least any that I've ever been to. What a fabulous staff! Fabulous facilities! Fabulous vendors! This, in my opinion, was one of the more successful Yelp parties in recent memory. There was a nice flow of activities, and everyone was glowing and stoked to be there.
I've been wanting to check out Zama for awhile, as I like to keep my finger on the pulse of successful spa work around town. The girls here have it dialed IN. Staff is highly educated and knowledgable about the spa and services they offer. Direct eye contact and smiles go a long way when you're creating one giant first impression on a very informed group--and the staff at Zama did exactly that.

Bravo!! Matt, you're the man. Now I'm going to go crack this beautiful bottle of rosé I found in my swag bag. Swaaaaaaaaag."

G YelpFrom Danielle W.

"Dang, it's good to be PDXElite! This is my first year as Gold and my first Gold Elite event and I'm afraid to say that the bar may be set TOO high for all further events 😀

What a fabulous night! Massages, facials, chocolate, and wine! What more could a girl ask for?? We arrived at 7 and were given our assigned massage time (I was in the Jade room with Michael - ha! sounds almost like 'who dunnit' in Clue!) He was fabulous and worked out all the kinks in my upper shoulders.

I also had the opportunity to try the hydrofacial in the salt room. Not only was being in the salt room an experience in and of itself, but getting some exfoliation with soothing oils was just the icing on the cake!
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Then of course we tried the heavenly Missionary Chocolates (just what the doctor ordered!) and Balboa wines - ironically owned by the sister of the woman who owns Zama #girlpower! We also had some tasty salty snacks courtesy of The Meadow. Combined with cheese, veggie, and cracker platters, I was so happy!

Zama itself looks like it is set up in an old residential house with lots of twists and turns, rooms, and cozy dark spaces. It made it a bit difficult for a good flow through the house (lots of lines for waxing, facials, and wine), but it was well done given the space constraints.

And holy moly with the gift bag! I got to take home some pieces of the spa, wine, and chocolate so I can recreate my own Yelp Elite event at home!! This time, however, I don't think I'll invite a +1 because I want to eat all that yummy goodness myself 🙂 bravo!"

This past weekend twenty volunteers with Team Zama dove into polar cold waters to support Special Olympics Oregon. The Zama Spa Plungers ran head first into the chilled waters. These brave Plungers were also honored to raise funds for the event.  $412,000 was raised by all the contributing teams.Zama Plungers

Funds from the Polar Plunge will help to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics aims to provide athletes continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy.  Athletes participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

Not only did Zama participate in the Polar Plunge, but we also partnered with Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers. He donated a pair of signed game shoes, which we auctioned off for additional funds to support Special Olympics Oregon. Congratulations to Gabe Almack for wining these famous shoes!

The Polar Plu12745428_10153481948601365_1263697016410535471_nnge Bear even took some time to prepare for the event. He didn't want to catch a cold so he booked a Halotherapy session in our immunity building Salt Caves!

To support the ongoing efforts of Polar Plunge and Special Olympics, visit here to donate or join the Zama Team next year!

Warmer weather is coming soon! Our March Featured Product, Baby Foot, will give your feet the upgrade they need to feel good in spring sandals and going barefoot around the house and backyard. We love this product so much, that we had Annie, our Marketing Coordinator test it out and write about her experience. (READ HERE)

Baby Foot is an exfoliating skin peel that will remove dead skin, fungus, foot odor, and unsightly callouses. Baby Foot is an innovative foot care product that will make your feet as smooth and soft as a baby's foot. The unique formula of 17 types of natural extracts allow your feet to exfoliate naturally leaving them highly moisturized. Baby Foot gives us an unparalleled, total foot care package that provides you with the opportunity to care for and maintain your feet at home.

Baby Foot is designed to remove the dead skin cells on your feet that build up over time and can contribute to numerous problems associated with many foot conditions. Dead skin cells accumulate due to pressure and friction from ordinary activities such as standing, exercising, and wearing shoes. In many cases, feet become cracked and painful from the accumulation of dead skin.

Our March Featured Product is scientifically formulated, containing 17 types of natural extracts which exfoliate and moisturize at the same time. The principal ingredient of Baby Foot is fruit acid which is very gentle, when compared with other acids. The fruit acid penetrates into the layers of dead skin cells and breaks down the desmosomes which hold the layers together. By this process, dead skin peels easily away to reveal the fresh layer beneath. After peeling, your feet are reborn just like a baby’s foot, giving you healthy beautiful feet.

You can Shop Online here, or call us at 503-281-0278 or speak with one of our Spa Concierges about Baby Foot. See you soon!

March Featured Product: Baby Foot

We asked Annie Schmidt, our Zama Spa Concierge and Marketing Coordinator, to give us the inAnnie-018side scoop on our Baby Foot peel. Read on to hear her experience with Baby Foot!

My dry and calloused feet, combined with the fact that I wear high heels pretty much everyday, makes me the perfect candidate to test out Baby Foot- a natural, but effective chemical peel for feet.

My love of sandals, high heels, and minimal foot care routine, has my nail tech friend giving me grief every time she sees my withering feet. “Do you really need to wear high heels daily? Do you know what you are doing to your feet!?” As long as I put some top coat on my nails, they look good, right? Wrong!

As an active person I am walking around and moving all day during work and I don't stop until bedtime. My feet usually look dry, even after I put on lotion. No matter how extravagant the ingredients, they're almost immediately back to looking hard, dry, calloused, even cracked. Lets just say no one is envious of my feet.

You can imagine my excitement when Baby Foot arrived at Zama. I was immediately interested, Allee, Zama's Spa Director encouraged me to test them out. We already know my feet need the help and then application pretty much rocks- you sit down foThe Inside Scoop On Our Baby Foot Peelr an hour with these little booties on your feet and that's it. An hour on my couch? This I can't mess up! I don't have to get an appointment to get a pedicure, I don't have to leave my house and my feet will look brand new.

Now don’t get me wrong, I had doubts that Baby Foot could actually penetrate my stiff, thick callouses. Sure enough, 5 - 6 days after I used the magic booties; ALL of the skin that had contact with the booties peeled off in LAYERS! I couldn't believe it. No sensation at all, no pain, and my feet were pink, fresh looking, and actually pretty again! I don't remember the last time my feet looked this way! I was probably an actual baby.

I’m hooked now and definitely recommend this product to both men and women. The price point of $26.00 is an ultra value, which makes the Baby Foot peel cost less than a pedicure! I'm going to keep wearing my cute heels and sandals and do Baby Foot twice a year from now on!

Click here to purchase Baby Foot!

It is time to put some love and attention to the very best person you know: YOU! We have eight deluxe tips to increase your self-love.

We don't mean to be trite. Talk of self love seems to be all over the place. However, how many people really know what it is and practice it? Have you heard someone say "You need to practice some self-love here," or found yourself saying "I just gotta do what's best for me?"

At Zama we can't help but to embrace this topic wholeheartedly; helping people take care of their bodies and holistic well-being is our business and passion. Whether self-love is new to you or you want to get inspired with some new ideas, we want to help you find ways to honor yourself.

Here are eight deluxe self-love tips for you:

  1. Nourish, nourish, nourish! Whether it be what you put in your body, who is in your life, or what's on your schedule, learn to aa9c1f96e95089da82d34af7a1b66424discriminate. Ask, does this food nourish my body? Does this appointment or relationship nourish my sense of well-being and purpose? We spend our lives consuming food, drink, relationships, information, experiences, materials, etc... Learn to take a step back and get a little perspective about what you are consuming and take a closer look. Expect to be nourished and limit the foods and experiences that do not.
  2. Create a morning routine. How often do you wake up and dive full steam into your day? Studies show that people who start their day with a morning routine are less stressed, more productive and efficient, more confident, and experience a better quality of life. A nourishing morning routine might include a hydrating a cleansing lemon water or green juice, meditation or prayer, a brisk walk or yoga, journaling, a healthy breakfast, and setting a clear focus for the day. Avoid email and social media for the first 90 minutes of your day for best results!
  3. Take your vitamins and supplements. We simply do not have access to the nutrients that we would have years ago due to depleted soil, lack of whole foods, sunlight, and living foods. Consuming a high quality, food sourced, multi-vitamin, probiotics, omega 3s, magnesium, and vitamin D are a few of the highly recommended supplements by functional doctors and holistic medical community. We recommend seeing your practitioner and seeing what your unique body may be needing. Know how your vitamins are sourced and take them knowing that yes, you are being loving.
  4. Unpack your calendar. Seriously! Are you booked from dawn until dusk? We live in a hyper productive and busy culture.
    With electric lighting, year round employment, busy children, and many other duties, we keep our bodies and our brains in motion way longer than we should. Practice some self-love and say no to excessive responsibility. Look at your calendar and create extra time between appointments. Give value to unscheduled time. Let your creativity fill in the spaces for a more satisfying lifestyle.
  5. Love up ALL your skin. Our skin is our largest organ. When we care for it we improve our vitality and how we look. Whole body skin care is key to slowing down aging, detoxification, and aeight deluxe tips for self love great way to practice self love. Get a skin brush and remove dead skin and flush your lymphatic system while brushing your entire body. (Brush towards your heart in circular motions.) Exfoliate your whole body with a good exfoliating cleanser or scrub. Get a pedicure, a cocoa butter massage, a or facial and love up your skin. Use only non-toxic and organic skin care and makeup. Remember, every thing we put on our skin absorbs to our blood stream!
  6. Play and then play some more. No matter our age, play is key to happiness and balance. As they say, laughter is the best medicine. Take a load off and add in some fun! Head to the arcade, get a puppy or kitty, explore a new part of town or the mountains. Bottom line, doing activities that bring us joy and pleasure will bring more love to our life. We are here to tell you that you are worth all the fun and freedom you can possibility create. Don't wait, okay!?
  7. Speak your truth. Yes. Don't hold back. Don't let concerns grow into be problems. Speaking up for yourself, even though it can sometimes be tough, is an act of self love. Holding resentments, frustrations, and insecurities is not loving you. Build confidence and self-worth by telling your truth and living your truth. Digestion, energy, voice clarity, and sleep often improve when we speak our truth.
  8. Receive resZama Massage and Therapeutic Portland ORtorative treatments. A relaxing massage, wrap, sauna treatment, facial, pedicure, or a visit to the salt caves will give your body and mind time to restore, rest, and receive healing and emotional well being. When we deeply relax, we make room for inspiration, love, freedom, and creativity.

Level up your self-love and book your appointment today!

Our local artisan-made Cocoa Butter Bar is the February Product of the Month!Zama Massage and Therapeutic Portland OR

This adorable heart-shaped massage bar is long on therapeutic benefits while delivering a tender and warm touch. It is made with the same fair trade cocoa butter that we use in our Zama treatments. You can take this therapeutic hand crafted spa offering home to treat yourself or your beloved. There are two ways to use your bar; melt it in a small bowl and drizzle warm cocoa butter and massage your sweetie or use it after you bathe by using it as a moisturizer. It's decadent, filled with chocolate aromas and just in time for Valentine's Day,

Our Cocoa Butter bar is warming and perfect for the cold winter months.

Cocoa butter deeply nourishes and hydrates your skin, aids in preventing or easing stretch marks, and provides relief from skin conditions such as Eczema or Psoriasis.

We love how this simple little heart shaped bar can give the most tender, aromatic, and softest of touches.

Purchase our Cocoa Butter Bar anytime the entire month of February for $5 or purchase online HERE!

Couples Warm Cocoa Butter Medley Massage

Check out our February Special, the Sweetheart Retreat to experience our couples warm cocoa butter massage + chocolate covered strawberry facial, you will leave Zama in a deep state of relaxation and experience the powerful effects of our fair trade cocoa butter!

Our February Special is the Sweetheart Retreat!  This package is all about the LOVE! Give you and your sweetie the gift you will never forget.  Celebrate and take advantage of this festive special the entire month of February.

Valentine's Spa SpecialOur Couples Warm Cocoa Butter Massage + Strawberry Chocolate Facials + Champagne + Salted Caramel Truffles= An exquisite and memorable Sweetheart Retreat.

Our most popular couples service is the Warm Cocoa Butter Massage, which includes warm organic fair trade cocoa butter drizzled all over your body. You will each receive just the right amount of pressure exactly where you need it. Whether you need deep tissue or a relaxing Swedish massage, the warm cocoa butter and therapeutic touch will leave you feeling tension free and renewed. Warm cocoa butter is deeply moisturizing and will give your entire body the added benefits of aromatherapy, healing vitamin E, and protection from its polyphenols.

Our Strawberry Chocolate Facial is oh-so-yummy and will seriously delight your senses. The Chocolate Mousse Hydration Masque from Eminence will give your skin a healthy dose of anti-oxidant rich chocolate, which combats the visible signs of aging and will leave your skin feeling smooth and refreshed. The Strawberry Smash Moisturizer from FarmHouse Fresh will take the aroma and facial treatment to the next level. This finishing moisturizer is packed full of vitamins from live Strawberry Cells, nourishing aloe, and shea butter. Your face will radiate with a beautiful, soft, and invigorated sheen.

Valentines Spa Special

Fully relaxed now in the therapeutic aroma of chocolate and strawberries, it will be time for our festive salted caramel Missionary Chocolate Truffles and some delightful bubbly!

The only thing more we have to say about our deluxe February Sweetheart Retreat is that you and your sweetheart deserve this divine retreat. Life is full and demands and we have carefully crafted this package to create a sense of renewal and passion.

You'll be the divine hero when you book our February Sweetheart Retreat!

BOOK ONLINE HERE or Call 503-281-0278 to speak with our Spa Concierge! We look forward to creating an experience you will never forget.

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Detox feels good. And, it can be quite easy. Wipe away your ideas around deprivation, starvation, and misery. The health and wellness field has come a long way. Here are some of our favorite everyday detox activities.

Keep in mind that our bodies detox daily, on their own. When we add in specific foods, exercises, and self-care techniques we speed up and increase our body 's own natural process.

If you are generally healthy already, your body is likely efficiently detoxing daily. Health concerns such as chronic pain, belly bloat and extra weight, headaches, poor digestion, skin issues, foggy brain, and low energy, can all be improved by increasing the following  practices:

  1. detoxWater. Drink at least one half an ounce of water per pound of body weight. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you need to drink at least 75 ounces everyday. If you are struggling with wellness, then drink more. Hydration will flush toxins, support your joints and skin, and help your whole body function better. Weight loss is a common side benefit of being hydrated.
  2. Sweat. Every day. Cardio exercise will naturally help your body rid itself of excess toxins. Saunas are excellent for detox.
  3. Salt.  Take a bath with 2 cups Epsom salts and 1 cup baking soda. Epsom salts will give your body a shot of detoxifying magnesium and help pull harmful toxins from the body. Adding essential oils, such as lavender and eucalyptus, will give added relaxing and immunity building properties. For an even more serene and powerful salt healing and detox experience, come receive a treatment in our Salt Caves and receive the extensive benefits of halotherapy.
    Easy Detox Tips: Whole foods
  4. Whole foods. Removing processed foods from your diet is detoxifying in itself. It is common that when we simply remove grains, dairy, sugar, and soy from our diet that our body rapidly detoxifies. It is not necessary to juice fast or drink only lemon water to get the benefits of a nutritional detox. Add in lots of leafy greens, fruits, vegetables, teas, and broths into your diet and experience a delicious and natural detox.
  5. Skin. Removing dead skin is highly beneficial for our body. For everyday detox, take up dry skin brushing. This simple and inexpensive technique will improve your circulation and help remove toxins stored in fat, which will help break up cellulite. We all love that! Our favorite beauty detox is the Hydrafacial, which deeply supports the removal of toxins while replenishing vital nutrients including Antioxidants, Peptides and Hylauronic Acid.
  6. Lymphatic system. Our lymphatic system is our body's own natural toxic removal system.  All the tips listed above help support lymphatic drainage. Nutritionally, unsweetened cranberry juice is helpful, as is red foods such as cherries, beets, and pomegranates. Cupping and any kind of deep tissue massage are very beneficial, as well.
  7. Emotions. Releasing emotions through laughter, tears, conversation, breath, meditation, journaling, and physical activity is detoxifying. Often when our body releases more toxins than normal, many emotions come to the surface. We encourage our detoxing clients to slow down and take care of their emotions so that deep and lasting rejuvenation is supported.
  8. Probiotics. Cultured foods and supplements help our digestive tract to work more efficiently. Proper elimination and digestion are crucial to our mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Good bacteria in our gut increases the efficiency of everyday detox.

 

 

Biofreeze is our January Product of the Month! 

Whether you will be running, yoga, lifting weights, or winter skiing, we are excited for you! With any kind of addition to your exercise routine, there is likely to be added soreness in muscles and joints. We know you can't always come see us for your favorite massage, so let's get some Biofreeze in your hands.

Anytime during January buy one bottle of Biofreeze and get the second one half off!

Biofreeze is legendary for pain relief. It is the #1 clinically used and recommended topical pain gel of massage therapists, physical therapists, trainers, and hands-on health care professionals. Biofreeze's fast acting, long lasting formula provides quick and effective pain relief without the use of prescription drugs. When used before exercise or therapy, Biofreeze promotes more comfortable movement. Applied afterward it soothes sore muscles and joints to minimize next-day aches and pains.

Biofreeze January Product of the Month

2015 was a huge year and our Zama staff awards ceremony showed it. We grew our offerings, expanded our halotherapy treatment rooms, and most importantly helped our clients to heal, relax, rejuvenate, and beautify. Zama therapists and staff are the cornerstone of what we do. Celebrating with our entire staff and highlighting their leadership, commitment, and service was definitely a Zama 2015 highlight.

We had a rockin' time at the Voicebox Karaoke Lounge where we did it up for our Zama Holiday Party and Awards Ceremony. Check out the accomplishments of our team. We love the work they do!

Zama Staff Awards

Michael is wonderful addition to the Zama Dream Team. He comes into Zama daily with the brightest smile, rain or shine. He is a valuable team member and a reliable one at that! With not a single day missed he has been awarded for Perfect Attendance and his wonderful attitude.

Molly has been with us for almost four years. She has set an excellent example and is loved by clients alike, we are blessed to have Molly call Zama home. Molly has been awarded as the Zama Warlock!

Samantha has lots of grace and her ability to connect with her clients radiates through Zama. She brings us sunlight on even the gloomiest days, which shows in the number of clients who come back just to see her. Sam has been awarded for having the top retention!

Zama Staff Awards

Erika works it at Zama! Come visit and you will see her meticulously working away in every room of the spa. She is consistently perfecting each area of the spa to create the warm welcoming feel that the Zama clients speak of at every visit. Erika has been awarded as our Busy Bee and Hardest Worker of 2015. Her eye for perfection is greatly appreciated here at Zama.

Semaj is a fresh face here at Zama. She is a LMT as well as an Esthetician. From day one she has brought positive energy and a bright smile to the spa. Always uplifting and cheerful, her positivity is contagious. She has been awarded as the Bright Light of Zama!

Brittany, our Lead Massage Therapist, gets our biggest and best MVP Award. Can you imagine completing 1, 404 massages in a year? She did just that and over one half of these appointments were from repeat clients. We value the extensive work Brittany does for us, and even more so the deep healing and support she gives our clients. If you see Brittany be sure to congratulate her! We awarded her a night's stay at the Crown Plaza, dinner at the Urban Farmer restaurant, champagne, a visa gift card, and the biggest bouquet of flowers in the room. Thank you, Brittany. We adore your work.

Jasmin (not pictured) is highly recognized at Zama for her skill in therapeutic deep tissue massage. Jasmin has been awarded for having the most growth! Jasmin came to Zama just over a year now and has gained a large following of clients who come in just to experience her therapeutic touch. She is a cherished therapist and we are always pleased to see the boost in happiness from each client after they leave a service with her.

Paris (not pictured) received the Martha Stewart Award for all her delectable hand baked goodies and nourishment. Thank you Paris!

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Massage for Seniors is also known as Geriatric Massage.

What is the difference in massage for seniors and massage for the average adult?  At Zama, we receive this question all the time. Our baby boomer population is at an all time high and will continue to increase in coming years. While many boomers are already receiving massage as part of their wellness routine, many more will be accessing their first treatment. At Zama, we are well equipped and prepared to support the needs of our senior clients. Give us a call and we will educate and guide you in the right direction.

As we age, our bodies change. Muscles, tissues, skin and even our circulation respond differently to touch. It is important that your Massage Therapist understands the complexities of these changes, which requires both theoretical knowledge, experience, and technical skills that go beyond what is usually taught in massage schools.

Massage for seniors, also known as Geriatric massage, is a massage style that is modified for older adults whose conditions require technique that has been adjusted for older skin, joints, connective tissue, and age related ailments. For this reason, Zama staff are educated and experienced in providing therapeutic senior massage and techniques that support senior health.

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What are some of those techniques?

Massage for the elderly or Geriatric massage involves gentle stroking, kneading, and the application of light pressure on specific points. The manipulation of specific points on the body has also been shown to promote the natural lubrication of joints, greatly assisting in the pain management of patients suffering from the stiffness of arthritis. It is important that correct precautions are taken, concerning the state of a client's skin that may have lost elasticity or may be more susceptible to bruising.

Many of the more mature clientele may be seeking services to alleviate problems due to Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, poor circulation, diabetes, as well as arthritis.

The physical and mental benefits of massage for seniors are vast. One powerful benefit is the release of hormones, including serotonin and endorphins, which helps reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. Massage is a non invasive, enjoyable way to help alleviate the symptoms of age related diseases and improve quality of life. It is also it being a great alternative to less natural pharmaceutical treatments. Physically, many senior clients may experience a better range in motion, strengthened muscles, reduced tension and even better sleeping habits. A huge plus is that there are none of the bad side effects experienced with medication.

Swedish Massage, CranioSacral, and Reiki are great techniques for seniors and are all offered at Zama. Deep Tissue may be a good option for some, depending on the elasticity of the client's skin.

For further inquiries, call our concierge at 503-281-0278 or book a massage online 24/7

Zama friends and family, we are thinking of you as the biggest holiday of the year nears. Christmas can be filled with wonder and delight, as well as stress and anxiety.  Here are 10 fun and healthful holiday wellness tips to help you feel great for the holiday:

Day 10- Drink more water. Of all the tips, this one is the easiest, least expensive, and yields the highest results. Toss a few frozen berries, cucumber, and a little lemon into your water bottle and toast to feeling hydrated and healthy throughout the holiday. Hydration is the BEST way to support your joints and muscles, up your immunity, decrease cravings, and improve your overall skin tone.

Day 9- Schedule time to go to the gym or go for a brisk walk.  Seriously, schedule your exercise! Or at least put it onto your to-do list each day. Through movement we find health. And sanity. And relief from pain, stress, and over-indulgence. When we get busy, exercise is often the first thing to go. Give yourself a huge whopping gift this season, and ensure that you make it out and get moving frequently.

Day 8- Go to bed earlier, my friend. Turn off devices 30 minute before bedtime. Have a cup of tea. Relax with a loved one, pet, or a good book. A well rested you will keep you on the healthy side of life.

Day 7- Laugh. Seriously. Don't take the demands of the holiday season too seriously. Laughter is the best therapy. It makes us feel alive and empowered. It brings us together. Laughter helps us make good choices and fulfills our truest desire to feel connected, whole, and light.

Day 6- Get a massage! Oh, how do we list the ways we love massage? Life is made significantly better with regular bodywork. The health benefits of massage are vast and for the simple result of toxic release, relaxation, and a better functioning body, we recommend scheduling a massage right away!

Day 5- Replace a cup of coffee wiHoliday Wellness Tipsth warm lemon water. Winter pretty much demands that we up our coffee intake. It is warm, yummy, and gives us a pick-me-up during the darkest days of the year. However, more than one cup a day doesn't do us any good. Dehydration and anxiety are a couple reasons to go easy on coffee. Try replacing your coffee with warm lemon water and enjoy the following benefits: more energy, improved digestion, immunity boost, clearer skin, and better breath.

Day 4- Visit our salt caves to relax and ramp up your immunity. Take advantage of our free Salt Cave Session Monday thru Wednesday when you book a 60 minute treatment at Zama. Our Halotherapy Salt Caves are amazing. Come relax and enjoy the benefits of the negative ions in the salt caves. They improve immunity, respiratory function, decrease toxic load, skin conditions, and allergies.

Day 3- Schedule some downtime. Can you clear your calendar for a few hours and get nothing done? You will probably think to yourself, no I can't, but we are here to tell you that yes you can and that you will likely be more productive. This is a busy time of year. Don't push yourself to the edge. Slow down and enjoy the little moments. Say no to extra appointments and tiresome commitments.

Day 2- Build in time for your most supportive relationships. Spend some time with those who support you and love you unconditionally. Holidays can be mired with loaded get togethers and nuanced relationships that can sometimes be quite draining. Give yourself the gift of spending time with friends and family that fill you up and make you more energized, hopeful, and inspired.

Day 1- Relax and let go. Enjoy everything as it is and let go of perfection. Be available for the true gift of the season, the miracle of the unexpected, the chance to be more heartful, and the celebration of hope and possibilities.

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As always, we'd love to see you. Book your appointment today!

Hey Portland! Our December Special is here and it is so much more than sweet savings. It is more than an affordable way to gift three 60-minute therapeutic spa treatments. In one word, the December Special is: Magic.

Frequent, closely scheduled, therapeutic bodywork is more than the sum of it's parts. It creates wellness alchemy. Put together a series of massagesdetox wraps, facials, mani and pedi treatments, or any other therapy we offer and here is what you will create:

There's Magic the December SpecialJump-start a healing path. 

Whether the receiver of these treatments needs to address chronic pain, stress, poor immunity, self-esteem, or emotional well-being, scheduling 3 treatments close together will magnify the already excellent results of our treatment offerings. Three sessions creates momentum. Momentum creates action, change, and motivation. When we need relief from an injury, lifestyle induced pain, illness, or the effects of chronic stress, we need help to get back onto a path of wellness. This is why we love the December Special because it helps our clients come in and get more of what they need and as a result, they are able to feel the effects of healing and momentum together.

Increased healing power.

Studies have shown that repeat deep tissue massage done in a short window of time increases the therapeutic benefit, especially for those suffering from adrenal fatigue and anxiety issues. Circulation, lymphatic drainage, and detoxification that accompanies massage will powerfully support the body's healing process.

A huge pick-me-up.

There's Magic the December SpecialOur clients work hard. They are often facing many stressors. They are care-taking loved ones while upholding demanding careers. Creating needed time and routine for self-care can definitely can be challenging. We know this and for this reason, we want our clients to make it through our doors frequently. We make luxurious opportunities for feeling good easy. According to the Chopra Center, the power of touch stimulates healing on a mind and body level, gives rise to emotions, and elevates our consciousness. Now who doesn’t want that!?

At Zama, our work and treatments are so much more than our business, it is our calling to serve and help our friends, family, and community feel great so that they can live well and happy. We can't wait to give your loved ones the magic of the December Special. Three healing treatments for $225, more than $19 dollars savings per treatment.

Buy Now Online through December 31st or call for your convenience 503-281-0278.

 

RSVP To Join Our Red Carpet HydraFacial Party

(Wednesday, December 2nd)

HydraFacialOn December 2nd, join us for an exclusive spa party to experience our new HydraFacial spa treatments! Reserve your spot today for just $50. When you make your party reservation, that $50 will be applied as a credit towards your next HydraFacial spa treatment and your HydraFacial treatment for the day of the party is free! Spots are limited so register today to reserve your space. Enjoy complimentary spicy tea, local spirits, and healthy snacks while you learn firsthand about this innovative skincare product that is revolutionizing how we perform facial treatments. Read more about our new HydraFacial services here.

Contact one of our spa concierges at 503-281-0278 or email us at: info@pdxarts.com to RSVP.

Salted Caramel Indulgence

Zama Massage and Therapeutic Portland ORKickoff your day of luxury with a 60-minute Warm Cocoa Butter Massage tailored to address your individual therapy needs. A chocolate aroma fills the air as warm cocoa butter is drizzled over your skin for a soothing and hydrating effect; a truly wonderful escape from the chilly fall weather!

Next, indulge with a customized 60-minute Chocolate Mousse and Salt Stone Facial, which utilizes the healing capabilities of cocoa to nourish and hydrate skin. Cocoa is naturally high in antioxidants and this chocolate mousse masque is also rich in Vitamins-E, C, and B3, which boost collagen and rejuvenate skin. Salt stones are used during the massage portion and offer a deeper layer of healing and skin repair.

Finally, sit-back and relax during a stress busting 45-minute Caramel Kiss Pedicure. A longer and more luxurious service than a standard pedicure, it includes an aromatic and detoxifying scrub for the feet and legs, a hot towel wrap for the feet, callous removal, and a hydrating massage cream to restore and renew. Finish with a gentle buff to shine or polish from our five free Deborah Lippmann nail line!

Salted Caramel Indulgence

60-Minute Warm Cocoa Butter Massage

60-Minute Chocolate Mousse & Salt Stone Facial

45-Minute Caramel Kiss Pedicure

*Includes Spicy Tea and Salted Caramel Truffle

Price: $225

Call 503-281-0278 to schedule your appointment or Book Online now.


Michael Portal, LMT

Early one fall morning, Michael Portal emptied his apartment, hopped in his hatchback and left his life in California to attend Healing Mountain Massage School in Salt Lake City where he chose to pursue his schooling and earn over 1,000 hours in education and practical experience. This training has provided him with a broad skill set ranging including Deep Tissue, Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki, Thai Massage and Sports Massage. Michael has a gift for healing and can offer his clients pain relief with an intuitive sense. As a compassionate therapist, he gives a wonderful Swedish massage; a deep and methodical Trigger Point; and of course his greatest work is in the widely popular Deep Tissue. Michael is excited to set down some roots in Portland and grateful to be a part of the Zama team!

 

Call 503-281-0278 to book an appointment with Michael or Book Online now.

Missionary Chocolates

This month, Zama is featuring one of our most beloved products, Missionary Chocolates. Missionary Chocolates began in 2008 when Melissa Berry, a Naturopathic Physician, was in her last year of medical school. What started as gifts for her vegan mother quickly became a company, as a few months later her dairy-free truffles won first place at the Northwest Chocolate Festival in Portland, OR.

This unexpected success changed what was a home-based kitchen experiment in chocolate into a thriving company -- the Mission of the company has always been to build an inpatient, integrative healing center in Portland, funded by chocolate.

Our house favorite are the Salted Caramel truffles. These truffles are made from a creamy vanilla caramel simmered into rich dark chocolate, topped with Madagascar vanilla bean sea salt. Missionary only uses Fair-Trade chocolate, organic coconut milk, organic brown sugar, and organic vanilla. That’s right, you’d never know these delicacies are gluten and dairy-free!

Many of our spa packages feature complimentary Missionary Chocolates because what trip to the spa would be complete without chocolate? 😉

 

Call 503-281-0278 to learn more or Book Online now.

The most common response we hear when our clients are checking out is: "How often should I schedule my massage sessions?" Of course, there is no set answer, but studies indicate that massage at regular intervals is most beneficial to your overall health. A weekly massage may seem an indulgence, but new research suggests it can have major health benefits.

General Health

Massage improves blood circulation and lymph fluid movement. It decreases blood pressure and strengthens the immune system. People who receive regular massages have greater joint flexibility and range of motion. Massage enhances athletic performance, promotes deeper and easier breathing, enhances the health and nourishment of the skin, and improves posture.

MassageWhile the physical benefits of therapeutic massage are great, perhaps the most notable effects of therapeutic massage are its emotional benefits. Many of the ailments found among persons in today's society are stress-related. Massage has been found to be extremely effective in stress and anxiety reduction, and it has also been proven to reduce the symptoms and feelings of depression.

Stress Reduction

According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), therapeutic massage has been found to foster peace of mind, promote a relaxed state of mental alertness, help relieve mental stress, improve ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately, reduce levels of anxiety, and increase awareness of mind-body connection.

Focus and Attention

Research studies have found that workers who receive regular massages perform better at their job tasks than those who did not receive regular massages. Additionally, office workers who were regularly massaged were more alert and less stressed than those who weren't regularly massaged.

Pain Relief

Athletes frequently receive massage to alleviate muscle pain. Massage has been proven to reduce pain and swelling caused by strained muscles and ligaments. Additionally, it helps to relieve tension-related headaches and headaches related to eye strain.

Healing

Therapeutic massage can stimulate weak and inactive muscles resulting in a faster, more complete recovery from illness or injury in which inactivity causes muscle deterioration.

 

Call 503-281-0278 to book an appointment or Book Online now.

FarmHouse Fresh Clementine Body Oil

Featured this month with our Harvest Glow October Special is a house favorite: Clementine Body Oil from FarmHouse Fresh Goods. At first scent, a glisteningly-sweet dreamsickle of ripe clementine oranges will lift your spirits! This beautiful vitamin-rich body oil brings an instantly silky, soothing feel to skin. Antioxidant rich Olive Fruit and Grapeseed oils combine with Orange Peel, Jojoba, Sunflower Seed and Apricot Kernel oils to nourish and calm the most sensitive of skin types.

Use in your bath water or apply directly to skin as a light but deeply hydrating body oil. Clementine imparts wonderful benefits to skin as Grapeseed and Olive Fruit oils have powerful antioxidants which diminish the damaging effects of sun, enhance the synthesis of healthy collagen and elastin and improve skin's texture. Plus with this delectable scent, you'll be the sweet breeze that blows in!

Visit our online store or call 5o3-281-0278 to learn more!

Allee Lindahl: Spa Director

Meet Allee Lindahl, our one-of-a-kind Spa Director! Allee came to Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa after incubating her management style and business philosophy at both Spas and Athletic Clubs in the Portland Metro Area. Her leadership style, coupled with her down to earth appeal, delivers a magnitude of gifts that Zama is lucky to help her manifest. Years of experience as a fitness expert and personal trainer, combined with (quite literally) kicks and falls in the professional horse back riding circuit, gave her a deep appreciation for the incredible practice of massage and bodywork.

Allee LindahlWith degrees in Business Administration and Sociology, this serious Ducks fan leads by example, which matches perfectly with her favorite quote, “there is no exercise better for the human heart than reaching down to lift another person up.” Her goal in life is to inspire people to be a light for those around them. From leading the Zama Team to delivering a 5-star spa experience for each and every Zama guest, her vision continues to blossom and Zama is blessed to have her!

When Allee is not lighting up the Spa world, she volunteers for Special Olympics and loves spending time with her family and her beloved animals.

Book an appointment and meet Allee by calling 503-281-0278 or Book Online now.

Pumpkin, Spice & Everything Nice!

Our Harvest Glow October Special was created to help you reap the rewards of a busy summer. Now that the kids are back to school, you deserve this treat, and we plan to make you feel great! Your body and soul could use some attention, so we crafted the perfect Fall spa special to help you restore balance and find harmony in your day-to-day life.

OctoberThis package starts with our most popular service, a 60-minute Swedish Massage complimented with a delightful Clementine Body Oil. Swedish Relaxation Massage is beneficial during times of increased physical or emotional stress, such as transitioning back to the school schedule, and can be highly beneficial as part of your regular wellness routine. It's long been known that Swedish Massage can have benefits beyond the massage table; this type of massage can boost immune function and restore hormone balance as well. Relax as the scent of ripe Clementine oranges lift your spirits! This beautiful vitamin-rich body oil brings an instantly silky, soothing feel to skin. Powerful antioxidants will diminish the damaging effects of sun all while enhancing the synthesis of healthy collagen and improving your skin's texture.

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Next, lay-back as you enjoy a hint of the seasons with our 30-minute Yam and Pumpkin Enzyme Peel. This nourishing treatment will reveal clearer, smoother and more luminous skin, while reducing inflammation, fine lines and wrinkles. Pumpkin is excellent for use on all skin types, especially if your skin is damaged from overexposure to the sun. Pumpkin facial masks, moisturizers and peels nourish your skin and promote the absorption of Vitamins A and C, key nutrients in repairing damaged skin.

 

Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 11.40.52 AMFinally, indulge in a 60-minute Harvest Glow Warm Honey Pedicure utilizing FarmHouse Fresh Goodies. Soak your feet in buttery whole milk and Chicory Root to warm and soften tight skin before a salt scrub removes any dead or damaged skin. Our warm Honey Heel Glaze (on Oprah's favorites list!) is softly brushed over your feet and toes before they are nestled in a hot towel cocoon. Enjoy an aromatic and detoxifying scrub for the feet and legs, a hot towel wrap, callous removal, and a hydrating massage cream to restore and renew. As you sit back and unwind, your achy feet will be calmly soothed in our handmade copper bowls, filled with warm water and honey-pumpkin scents. Finish with a gentle buff to shine or polish from our 5-free Deborah Lippmann nail line!

 

Harvest Glow October Special

Swedish Massage with Clementine Oil

Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel

Harvest Glow Warm Honey Pedicure

*Spicy Tea and Salted Caramel Truffle included

$215.00

Call 503-281-0278 or Book Online now.

Spiritual and Sacred Crater Lake

September at Zama is all about returning to nature and reviving the soul. To compliment our Soul Revival Special, we thought we'd take a look at a truly mystic and sacred location that has been providing people of this region an opportunity for soul searching and revival for centuries: Crater Lake.

Crater Lake was formed around 4680 BC when the volcanic Mt. Mazama blew its top in spectacular fashion. The eruption was estimated to have been 42 times more powerful than that of the Mt. St. Helens' 1980 blast. The mountain peak fell into the volcano's partially emptied neck and magma chamber, and Crater Lake was formed in the new crater.

"Crater Lake has inspired people for thousands of years. No place else on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs, almost two thousand feet high; two picturesque islands; and a violent volcanic past." - U.S. Park Service

Crater Lake has long been revered as sacred by the Klamath Tribe of Native Americans, whose myths embody the catastrophic event they witnessed thousands of years ago. The central legend tells of two Chiefs, Llao of the Underworld and Skell of the World Above, pitted in a battle which ended in the destruction of Llao's home, Mt. Mazama.

SacredCrater Lake was a primary site for Native American vision quests. Contributing to the mystique, Crater Lake was known as a particularly dangerous site for the these quests. Gaining a vision of the supernatural beings residing in the lake was thought to be the ultimate epiphany. The seeker would often swim at night, underwater, to encounter the spirits lurking in the depths. The quest for such spirits required great courage and resolution. Another ritual at Crater Lake involved dangerous climbs along the caldera wall. One who could reach the rim without falling was thought to have superior spiritual power. Rocks were often piled as feats of endurance and evidence of spiritual effort.

Today, Crater Lake remains a sacred site for power quests and other spiritual pursuits, both for members of the Klamath Tribe and those interested in Native American spirituality. Crater Lake is a spectacular 250-mile drive from Portland along some of Oregon’s most beautiful and diverse landscape. Scenic high desert panoramas lead to the dramatic Cascade Mountain Range, blanketed by Oregon’s oldest, most pristine forests. A pilgrimage to the former Mt. Mazama is guaranteed to inspire religious-like awe.

Click here to plan your trip and to learn more about Crater Lake from the National Park Service.

RSVP To Join Our HydraFacial Launch Party!

Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 12.20.48 PMOn September 22, 23 & 24, join us for an exclusive spa party to experience our new HydraFacial spa treatments. Reserve your spot today for just $50. When you make your party reservation, that $50 will be applied as a credit towards your next HydraFacial spa treatment and your HydraFacial treatment for the day of the party is free! Spots are limited so register today to reserve your space. Enjoy complimentary spicy tea, local spirits, and healthy snacks while you learn firsthand about this innovative skincare product that is revolutionizing how we perform facial treatments. Read more about our new HydraFacial services on our blog site.

Contact one of our spa concierges at 503-281-0278 or email us at: info@pdxarts.com to RSVP.

Foot Rubz Massage Ball

On the heels of Hood-to-Coast, we thought a massage product you could use at home might be just what our Weekend Warriors need! The Foot Rubz Massage Ball stimulates acupressure points in your feet, hands and body, helping to relieve soreness and pain. Roll this uniquely designed ball under your feet, in your hands or over any sore or tired muscle and feel the soothing stimulation that immediately begins to relax and eliminate your tension. You control the depth of massage with applied pressure to ensure the utmost relief of muscle soreness. Small enough to fit in the palm of the hand, this easy-to-use Massage Ball is great for use anytime, anywhere. We use these little gems ourselves all day at the spa for an uninterrupted moment of quick relief and they are perfect for anyone who spends any significant time sitting at a desk. Pick one up for yourself or they make a great gift for just $6.50 in our online store.

Lydia Williams, Front Desk Lead

Lydia began her salon and spa career by studying Cosmetology at the Aveda Institute in New York City. While working at a salon in Manhattan, she realized what she loved most about her job was getting to know the clients and interacting with spa guests throughout the day. Upon relocating to Portland, she decided to switch gears and pursue her interest in the business and management side of the spa industry. A lucky chance encounter connected her with Zama's owner, Genevra, and she diligently proved herself and worked her way into Front Desk Management. Lydia loves being a part of the Zama team, where she makes every effort to be the first point of connection and relaxation for each and every guest.  When she's not giving to Zama's guests, Lydia loves everything outdoors. She wanders around new places, takes long walks, and is almost always dreaming of being at the beach.

Book an appointment and meet Lydia by calling 503-281-0278 or Book Online now.

Revitalize your Body and Soul at Zama

As seasons change, we can all feel a sense of return to Mother Nature. Our Soul Revival Package will reunite your soul with your natural surroundings and help you find a place of well being, balance, and peace.

60-Minute Deep Tissue Massage with Agave Nectar Body Oil

SoulDeep Tissue massage is the most requested service at Zama and for good reason. Our staff are highly experienced in providing this treatment and we take our commitment to getting it right seriously. If deep tissue is what you want, you’ve come to the right place. We know it involves continuous deep pressure on the inner layers of the muscle fibers, followed by massaging against the grain of the muscle tissue, in order to break up the knots that cause discomfort. Targeting and eliminating knots is what we do.

This rejuvenating massage utilizes Agave Nectar Body Oil from Farmhouse Fresh, one of our favorite new retail partners. Barley, Sandalwood and Amurense bark combine with Agave Nectar and a blend of natural oils to deeply hydrate without a greasy after feel. This special oil is made with a proprietary blend of extracts proven to reduce the rate of your skin's water loss - one of the culprits in the signs of aging.

60-Minute Vitamin C+E Facial

SoulHarness the powerful healing benefits of Vitamin C+E with this spa favorite facial! This highly stimulating treatment will gently exfoliate and purify toxins while regenerating the epidermis layer of your skin. Eminence C+E Potent Citrus Kale Masque will also provide a boost of nourishing vitamins for the skin. This cocktail of citrus, rhubarb extract, leafy greens and avocado oil helps to reduce the appearance of sun damage, fine lines, and wrinkles. Each step of the treatment is customized based on your specific skincare needs and can be tailored to address individual concerns. This replenishing facial includes cleansing, exfoliation, customized mask, hot towels, massage, and aromatherapy.

45-Minute Caramel Kiss Pedicure

SoulRelax your feet in warm water while you inhale the delicious aroma of caramel infused bath salts. Your legs and feet are scrubbed with Caramel Coffee Sugar Scrub and then massaged with luxurious Backcountry Caramel massage cream from Farmhouse Fresh that softens skin and locks in moisture. Next, we’ll use their Butter Brulee Body Milk, which has been infused with a golden-caramel fragrance that rivals the finest crème brulee. The feel is light, it pours like milk, and this silky lotion will keep your skin soft throughout the entire week. Finish with a gentle buff to shine or choose from one of our 5-Free Deborah Lippmann nail polishes.

Soul Revival Package

60-Minute Deep Tissue Massage with Agave Nectar Body Oil
60-Minute Vitamin C+E Facial
45-Minute Caramel Kiss Pedicure

*Includes spicy tea & salted caramel chocolate truffles

All included for $225.00

Call 503-281-0278 or Book Online now.

Introducing Teresa Weisser!

Teresa Weisser has been in the beauty industry as a nail technician and esthetician for 25 plus years. Whether you are seeking natural nail-care or specific skincare needs, her goal is to harmoniously combine the ideal products and services to achieve the most desired results possible, all while leaving you feeling better than ever! Like any good esthetician, Teresa is able to work well with her hands. She has a kind, approachable manner. Teresa is comfortable working with clients one-on-one, and is able to make customers instantly feel relaxed. She is knowledgeable about their skin care needs, as well as the products used for various skin types. Teresa can easily put customers’ minds at ease by staying on top of the latest products and techniques for all skin types.

Teresa's wealth of experience has been a welcome asset as we acquire new skincare technologies and expand our list of nail services. One such service is this month's Featured Service: our new HydraFacial MD treatments! Teresa has been essential in helping us introduce this service to our clientele!

Call 503-281-0278 to book an appointment with Teresa or Book Online now.

Introducing Our New HydraFacial MD Treatments!

This month, we are excited to announce the addition of a new treatment option to our Spa and Beauty services: the HydraFacial MD! The HydraFacial MD uses a powerful skin exfoliating technology called hydradermabrasion, which blasts the skin with oxygenated and vitamin-infused water via a wand equipped with a resurfacing tip which also helps to lift off dead skin cells—sort of like giving your face a very gentle but detailed power wash. The wand also has a strong vacuum action, which is called “vortex technology,” that sucks up all the dead skin cells, makeup, oil, and dirt trapped in clogged pores. The pressure from the water combined with the soft scraping of the resurfacing tip and the vacuum suction, make this a very effective yet gentle resurfacing treatment. The HydraFacial is amazing for all skin types, especially sensitive and aging skin. It exfoliates without being harsh and also uses micro-current technology to stimulate collagen. Finally, it drives antioxidants and other necessary elements into the dermis of the skin that would not be transmitted normally through the skin barrier.

HydraFacialThe HydraFacial MD is ideal for anyone who wants younger looking skin, no matter their age. It’s an ideal option if you have dehydrated or sensitive skin and are prone to redness. It is safe and effective on all skin types and skin colors. After the first treatment, you’ll have an amazing glow, your pores should be noticeably smaller, your skin will feel soft and hydrated and puffiness should be reduced. Any fine lines and wrinkles will also look smoother thanks to all that water and nutrient-rich serum. Results are cumulative, so if you receive a series of treatments, you’ll eventually start to see the long-term reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots.

Read more about HydraFacial MD in one of our previous blogs or review our service offerings here. Please always feel free to call one of our spa concierges at 503-281-0278 if you would like to discuss this innovative new offering in detail.

Every Weekend Warrior Deserves The Royal Treatment

Just in time for the summer road races, we've combined our two most popular spa services into one package to help all of our Weekend Warriors find the relief they so desperately need. August is like the 50 yard line of summer and we know that means you’ve been hitting the pavement hard in anticipation of your big event. Whether it's running those long distance foot races, cross-fit training, scaling steep mountains, or just working up a sweat in the garden, we created this special for the semi-pro athlete in all of us!

TreatmentLet us take care of you from head to toe with our 75 minute Weekend Warrior Massage and 60 minute Deep Blue Deluxe Pedicure. A perennial spa favorite, the Weekend Warrior blends the best of our Sports Therapy and Deep Tissue massages, utilizing steamed heat-packs for any achy soreness and cold-packs for any acute pain. While hydrotherapy works its magic, Deep Blue Rub is applied to tender areas. As you sit back and ease into your Deep Blue pedi, your aches and pains will disappear with a therapeutic foot and calf massage, again enhanced by our cooling Deep Blue Rub. Warm eco-fin booties heat your muscles and wipe away any remaining pain. Finally, your nails are restored to their pre-race luster with one of our complimentary, 5-Free Deborah Lippmann nail polishes.

The Royal Treatment

75 minute Weekend Warrior Massage
60 minute Deep Blue Deluxe Pedicure

All for just $150!

*Includes chilled cranberry honey kombucha from Oregonic Tonic

Call 503-281-0278 to book your appointment or Book Online now.

HydraFacial MD Treatments Available Now!

Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa continues to bring the latest spa and skincare innovations to the Pacific Northwest and we are pleased to announce the introduction of our new HydraFacial MD  treatments! The HydraFacial MD is the most effective type of facial you can get. It stimulates longer lasting effects than traditional facials because it is the only non-invasive, non-ablative facial treatment that penetrates deep enough into the skin to activate Collagen and Elastin without removing or harming the top layers of the skin. HydraFacial MD treatments improve the clarity, volume, softness, smoothness and resiliency of the skin, erasing wrinkles and making skin beautifully healthy from the inside out.

What is HydraFacial MD?

HydraFacial MD is a non-invasive, multistep treatment that combines the benefits of next-level hydradermabrasion, a chemical peel, automated painless extractions (no pinching!) and a special delivery of Antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid and Peptides. It does all of this in one quick treatment that delivers real results without downtime or irritation.

How Does It Work?

Screen Shot 2015-07-08 at 9.53.36 AMThe Customizable HydraFacial MD treatment can be tailored to safely & effectively address your specific skin concerns. Hydrafacial's targeted problem/solution protocols were developed to help mitigate some of the most universal skin concerns, but your trained Zama esthetician can always further tailor your treatment to make it most exacting to your unique needs.  Your skin isn’t like everyone else’s and your treatment shouldn’t have to be either.

Why HydraFacial?

Your skin is most beautiful when it’s healthy. That’s why our focus is on restoring your skin to its healthiest state by removing impurities and replenishing your skin with essential nutrients. The result is that you will not only look better, but you will immediately notice a dramatic shift in the health of your skin.

Loved by the medical community, beauty editors and celebrities alike, the HydraFacial MD resurfacing procedure is an incredible non-invasive treatment that utilizes award-winning, patented technology to detoxify, rejuvenate and protect your skin. It delivers immediate results & long-term benefits without downtime or irritation.

 

Call 503-281-0278 to speak with one of our spa concierges or Book Online now.

Stephanie Dagostino, LMT

After receiving her first massage while working as a front desk coordinator at a salon spa, it became clear to Stephanie Dagostino that she wanted to become a massage therapist. She felt deeply compelled to help bring this wonderful gift of relaxation and healing to others. She immediately sought out her calling and went to the mountains of Colorado to study massage therapy and has since been practicing for the last 15 years. She especially enjoys working with clients over a period of time, getting into deeper layers of healing, and witnessing the progress from visit to visit. She is trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Cupping, Relaxation, Hot Stone Massage, Craniosacral and Pregnancy Massage.

Call 503-281-0278 to book an appointment with Stephanie or book online here.

Tune Your Weekend Warrior This July

Featured Service:

JulyAre you training for a marathon or just all tied up in knots? The Weekend Warrior Signature Massage is a perfect fit for anyone with tired, sore muscles that need some extra attention. This popular service is now available for 75 minutes of pain eliminating, muscle taming relief just in time for race season!

This custom massage was created to support athletes, active professionals, and cubicle warriors. It includes a special combination of a Sports Therapy + Deep Tissue Massage, and aims to repair muscles after a good workout. Combining massage with your pre or post-event care routine helps you to recover more quickly. The Weekend Warrior Signature Massage incorporates steam heat packs for any soreness or tension or cold packs for any acute pain. Book online here.

Featured Product:

OJulyur July Featured product is like magic in a bottle: Deep Blue Rub. The perfect post-workout muscle tamer, Deep Blue Rub is an all natural pain relieving and anti-inflammatory cream that turns your sore muscles into butter. With a sensation similar to that of icy hot, the Deep Blue Rub truly penetrates into your sore muscles and gives you that perfect moment of “ahhhhhh” relief. This product is ideal for anyone training hard for their next triathlon or just tuning up for a 5K. Find Deep Blue in our online store.

Hood To Coast

JulyZama is proud to be the Official Massage Partner of The Hood and Portland To Coast race series! That means we'll be on site for each of the races with a team of highly trained sports massage therapists offering chair massages and providing stress relief for all you Weekend Warriors. Deep Blue Rub will be available for purchase at each race for instant relief. We had a blast recently at the Helvetia Half Marathon and we plan to be at Crawfish Crawl, Pints to Pasta, Hood to Coast, Veterans Day, and Turkey Trot. Look for our tent at these events, we would love to see you!

July Special: Cool as a Cucumber

cucumberThis revitalizing package begins with a stress relieving 60 min Deep Tissue Massage followed by a 30 min Kale Citrus Facial, which features Eminence’s new potent C + E Collection. This ‘super food’ cocktail combines citrus, rhubarb, leafy greens and avocado oil that helps reduce the appearance of skin damage, fine lines and wrinkles. This luxurious facial includes a cleanse, masque and moisturizer.

Finally, for fresh feet and vibrant toes, enjoy a stimulating Watermelon Mint Pedicure. Detox salts pull toxins from those hard working feet and anti-oxidant rich Watermelon Farmhouse Fresh Scrub leaves your feet feeling great and looking beautiful. Choosing from a variety of 5-Free Deborah Lippmann polishes will make your feet happy for sun and sandals! Served with a refreshing Cucumber Mint Infused Mocktail and Salted Caramel Chocolate Missionary Truffles.

Cooling Cucumber Detox

60 min Deep Tissue
30 min Kale Citrus Facial
Watermelon Mint Pedicure

All for just $185! Book now.

*July is Free Enhancement Month*

Add Massage Cupping to your massage for the entire month of July!

[VIDEO] Watch below to learn more about Medical Massage Cupping:

Call us at 503-281-0278 or Book Online here.

Get Your Body Ready for Summer!

Two powerful services are combined to help you feel great this Summer. Our most popular wrap service will make you feel great on the inside detoxing and healing your body while a refreshing watermelon and fresh mint pedicure is sure to make you feel warm weather ready!

Detoxifying Body Wrap

Man Receiving Facials, Portland Oregon Photo - Zama MassageLooking to detox your body and feel great this Summer? Using Far-Infrared Heat Therapy, this wrap works wonders to improve the body’s natural healing ability and provide detoxification. This rejuvenating service begins with an exfoliating dry brushing that aids in the release of internal, external, and environmental toxins that may build up in your system. Once nestled inside the Detoxifying Body Wrap, a gentle pressure point massage will be applied on your scalp and face, instilling a calm serenity with our soothing ice globes. Finally, the cool down phase of the Detoxifying Body Wrap includes a foot massage with our Healing Foot Cream, moisturizing your feet as your body transitions back to its normal temperature. Get ready to feel great, release body tensions, and get rid of toxins!

Watermelon Mint Pedicure

Screen Shot 2015-05-26 at 9.43.56 AMSoak your feet in a sprightly, herbal citrus-cilantro blend of antioxidant-rich oils that coat and hydrate your skin. Enjoy the fresh, organically grown mint leaves floating in the warm water. Next, let a burst of refreshment scrub invigorate you! Watermelon and basil oils combine to gently exfoliate dull skin. Walk out crisp and deliciously sweetened with a hydrating body-milk massage kissed with green melon and natural cucumber extract. Finally, your toes will be beach ready with a complimentary burst of color from our 5-free, all natural nail line, Deborah Lippman.

Summer Prep Package

60 min Detoxifying Body Wrap

45 min Watermelon Mint Pedicure

Includes Refreshing Mint Infused Water

$129
(2 hrs)

Call 503-281-0278 or Book Now!

Say "I Love You" With A Men's Wellness Day

This Father’s Day, get your dad what he needs most! The Men’s Wellness Package is a favorite service at Zama. The package includes a 30 minute foot treatment, a 90 minute deep tissue, and a 30 minute Just For Him facial. This package is focused on relieving stress, aiding in pain relief and clearing the mind.

Foot Treatment

detoxifying body wrapThe Men’s Wellness Package begins with pampering dad's hard working feet. We will warm up his feet in a eucalyptus foot soak followed by a eucalyptus foot scrub to refresh and regenerate tired soles. After his feet are rinsed, we will massage them using our own peppermint healing cream. Dad's feet will feel refreshed, relaxed, and ready for the "next step" of his treatment. He will enjoy a local brew while relaxing in our Garden Room.

Massage

chest massageThe next service includes a 90 minute Deep Tissue Massage by one of our skilled licensed massage therapists. We will address his areas of concern and help alleviate pain, stress, and tension. Deep Tissue Massage is the most popular service at Zama and dad is sure to love it, too. The main benefit of this service is to alleviate pain in your body, usually located in the neck, shoulders, upper back and lower back. Sometimes this pain is associated with playing sports or just simply working hard; all of those things dad loves to do!

Facial

Man Relaxing, Just For Him Facials, Portland Photo - Zama MassageThe final touch of the Men’s Wellness Package: our 30 minute Just For Him Organic Custom Facial. This facial will address issues that often result from daily shaving and the use of harsh soaps. This facial also includes a steam treatment. As the warm steam softens dad's pores and prepares his face to receive the rich treatment from Eminence, the steam stimulates blood circulation to the face allowing the skin to look refreshed. The warm steam also allows for deep cleansing resulting in softened, hydrated and rejuvenated skin. Finally, to complete his experience, he'll receive some extra massage on those deserving shoulders, neck and face.

Men's Wellness Day

 Eucalyptus & Peppermint Foot Treatment

Deep Tissue Massage

Just For Him Facial

2.5 hrs all for just $195!

Call 503-281-0278 to book dad's appointment or purchase a gift certificate here.

*Spa package available the entire month of June*

The Sun's Power To Heal

We never miss a chance to enjoy the glimmers of sun we get here in the Pacific Northwest. It’s good for the soul. Many experts now believe that the sun's rays provide more benefit than harm (provided you get the right dose.) Science proves there are payoffs to a small daily dose of sunlight, including:

A Better Night’s Sleep

Daylight helps turn off your body's production of melatonin, a hormone produced at night that makes you tired. This can help you maintain a normal circadian rhythm, so you're more likely to feel drowsy at bedtime when it's dark out. Going outside for 15 minutes at the same time each morning gives your body a clear signal that it's no longer night.

A New Perspective

A type of depression called seasonal affective disorder affects some people during darker months when they don't get enough sunlight. Experts now agree that sunlight has widespread mood-elevating effects, possibly because the "happy hormone" (serotonin) increases when nights are shorter and days are longer.

Alzheimer's

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 10.55.46 PMElderly Alzheimer's patients exposed to bright lighting during the day, often get better scores on a mental exams, have fewer symptoms of depression, and lose less brain function than those exposed to dim daytime lighting.

Bone Health

Sunlight contributes to bone health in older adults. It is well known that vitamin D stimulates the absorption of bone-strengthening calcium. Research shows a direct correlation between both bone density and blood levels of vitamin D3. Higher blood levels of vitamin D3 are associated with a lower rater of fractures of virtually all types; lower blood levels of vitamin D3 are associated with a higher rate of fractures of all types.

The evidence is clear: the sun is good for you and you should feel free to enjoy it. Just be sure to use caution, stay hydrated, and use a good sunscreen!

Zama Introduces Eyelash Extensions & RevitaLash!

Zama is now offering Classic Eyelash Extensions! Classic Lashes are silk lashes expertly applied by our specially trained Estheticians. They are applied one at a time to your natural lashes, making them look longer, fuller, and more lush.

Eyelash Extensions are a great way to add length and fullness to your lashes. Get lashes for big events like weddings, vacations or day to day as a way of enhancing your natural beauty. Having Eyelash Extensions alleviates the need for mascara, and can be worn indefinitely. Speed up your morning make-up routine!

Eyelash extensions

Pre & Post Extensions

What Are Eyelash Extensions?

Eyelash Extensions are a popular new product that lengthens and thickens your own natural lashes. They are single strands of silk eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural lash. They are applied to each individual eyelash with a specially designed bonding agent for a natural, beautiful and luscious look. Eyelash Extensions are perfect for that special occasion or for day-to-day wear. They are virtually weightless and will not damage your natural lash so you can choose to wear them permanently. You'll tell that special someone in your life "I'm ready for a night on the town" and say it all with your eyes! Book your service here.

RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner

Screen Shot 2015-05-26 at 8.54.51 AMIf you can't make it into the spa for Eyelash Extensions, you can give your lashes a boost yourself at home with our June Featured Product: RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner. RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner is a blend of natural botanicals that promotes the health of the lashes in a number of ways. By moisturizing the hairs along the lash line with rich emollients, the conditioner makes the lashes much more pliable. As a result, they are less likely to break when they are curled or when mascara is applied. This reduces the risk of early fallout and allows each lash to grow to its full potential. Moisturizing the lashes also makes each individual hair smoother and appear plumper, so that mascara applies more evenly and the lash line looks fuller even without the use of cosmetics. Shop any of our online products here.
For even stronger and more vibrant lashes, use RevitaLash along with your extensions!

Molly Brown, LMT

A 3-year Zama Veteran, Molly Brown is a Portland native and graduate of East-West College. She has been a massage practitioner for over 12 years. Molly is trained in various modalities encompassing anatomical and energetic perspectives, and brings an integrated and intuitive approach to each session.

She listens closely to her client’s concerns, addressing specific areas while keeping in mind each part’s relationship to the whole, while staying open to what might arise in the moment. Her work is focused, deliberate, and nurturing. She is skilled in Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Hot Stone therapies and incorporates elements of time-honored healing traditions such as Reiki and Hawaiian Lomi lomi massage. She strives to facilitate the body’s innate ability to heal, and to provide a relaxing and therapeutic experience.

She is fascinated with the mind-body-spirit connection and hopes to always be learning and growing in her knowledge and insight. Molly loves her work and is truly grateful to be of service in bringing healthy touch to people’s lives. We are extremely grateful to have Molly on the Zama team and we are confident that you will delight in her services. Book an appointment with Molly here.

Farmhouse Fresh: Honey Heel Glaze

Our May Featured Product comes to us from an exciting new product line we just added to the spa last month: Farmhouse Fresh Goods. This Honey Heel Glaze is so good, it made Oprah's "O List" as have many Farmhouse Fresh products. Described as "a scrumptious bottle of love for heels and toes," this divine honey-based moisture serum seals in moisture and brings rich color back to tired feet. It's been called the Instant Pedicure. Simply brush on and rub into feet for chalkless bliss - no more white ashy look! (We've been told it's fabulous on cracked knuckles, too!) This golden jar is a true guilty pleasure from the first moment you let it breathe - fragranced with velvety cinnamon notes, sweet cloves and actual honey. The finest of moisturizing elements have been incorporated from genuine honey, and aloe leaf juice to pineapple and papaya fruit extracts. Honey Heel Glaze is ultra-smooth, non-greasy, and addictive in every way. Includes application brush in a darling carrying box to delight your gift recipients.

At Farmhouse Fresh, Each product is made with up to 99.6% natural and naturally-derived ingredients. Everything they make is paraben & sulfate free and their fragrances are all natural and phthalate free. Many of their products are also Vegan and Gluten Free. Click here to read more.

Purchase here on our online store!

We Are Pleased to Introduce Lindsey Smith, LMT

Lindsey Smith was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Growing up, she always loved helping others feel better. After high school, she completed the 1500 hour program at the Paul Mitchell Beauty School, where she was licensed in Esthetics and hair design. After realizing her true passion was massage, Lindsey took a turn in her career and enrolled in the 800-hour massage program at East-West College of the Healing Arts, she completed the program in December of 2011. Immediately out of school, we scooped her up, her strong healing hands and therapeutic touch were just what Zama was looking for! We are so lucky to have Lindsey who will be celebrating 3 years at Zama this month! Lindsey specializes in Deep Tissue, Ashiatsu Deep Feet Therapy, Hot Stone and Far-Infrared Body Wraps.

Book an appointment with Lindsey here or call 503-281-0278 to speak with a spa concierge.

Our May Special Is Just Right For Mom!

Remedy Hot Stone Therapy - Zama Massage Therapeutic SpaGive your hard working mom the gift of "Spa Love" at Zama with our May Special. We'll take exceptional care of her on her special day. She'll start with a luxurious 60 minute Hot Stone Massage, during which we will utilize heat from Basalt stones to melt away the tension stored deep in those muscles; it will warm her up and relax her inside and out.

Next, we'll ease mom into a 30 minute Glow Facial. All facials at Zama include cleansing, exfoliation, masks, extractions if wanted, hot towels, massage, aromatherapy, pressure point treatment, and hydration. Each of these steps will be customized based on mom's unique skin care goals or concerns. Mom will glow when she's through with this "spa favorite."

Zama Massage and Therapeutic Portland ORFinally, sparkling champagne and delicious vegan chocolate truffles are served during her 60 minute Hot Stone & Cocoa Butter Pedicure. Mom will soak and soften her feet in warm, aromatic essential oils while we carefully analyze her nails to properly address her specific needs. Expert nail and cuticle care will leave her toes looking beautiful. Her legs and feet are then exfoliated, which refines and softens skin. Heated cocoa butter will deeply nourish and hydrate her skin, providing a decadent aroma to her session.

This is the Mother's Day treat that mom will be talking about for years. Warning: smothering love and multiple expressions of gratitude may ensue. This package is available now and can be purchased for anyone, anytime during the month of May.

Mom's Spa Retreat

60 min Hot Stone Massage
30 min Glow Facial
60 min Hot Stone & Cocoa Butter Pedicure

All for just $199

*includes free gift plus champagne and chocolate truffles

**ADDED SPECIAL**

Month of May only: On any Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, we are offering a Free Salt Cave Session* with the purchase of any 60 minute or longer service.

*must be used that day only, cannot be combined with any other specials, discounts or promotions

Call 503-281-0278 to book a Mom's Spa Retreat or Book Online now.

The Healing Magic Our Pets Provide

Our pets come in all shapes and sizes, but their most important characteristic is not their species, breed or appearance: it's their temperament. If they are friendly, patient, confident, gentle, and at ease with strangers, they have the power to heal. They provide unconditional acceptance and never fail to warm the hearts of children and adults alike. Spending time with animals produces marked improvements in humans, affecting the physical, mental, emotional and social aspects of our well-being. Our pets provide a plethora of healing attributes, here's how:

Healing in Hospitals

Patients appreciate a warm and loving distraction from their pain and worries, as well as the depression and boredom that can result from a long hospital stay. You will find that family members are every bit as appreciative; not only because pets are comforting their loved ones, but because they are also going through difficult times and appreciate a mental break themselves. Waiting rooms provide another opportunity for healing. Relatives and friends of patients may be waiting for very long periods of time during surgeries, all the while worrying about the outcome. Therapy animals and personal pets are becoming increasingly common at hospitals as health practitioners recognize the healing powers they unselfishly provide.

Schools and Colleges

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Meet Kaya, Zama's Mascot!

Our pets serve as non-judgmental companions in the process of learning and development. They are used for everything from help with lessons to teaching social skills and responsibility. They help students with emotional problems that interfere with school, including grief and personal crisis. Pets are primarily used to reduce stress and depression in students studying particularly difficult curriculums, or studying for exams. Visits with animals have been reported by students to serve as a more healthy method of stress relief, as opposed to stereotypical alternatives such as binge drinking.

Disaster Areas

Crisis response organizations work with emergency response agencies to place therapy dog teams in disaster areas. The teams provide comfort, emotional support, and hope to the victims of the disaster, as well as to the emergency responders. Disaster victims often shut down emotionally and stop thinking clearly. The presence of a dog, and especially physical contact with one, can help calm a person, which allows them to think more clearly. They are then in a better position to communicate their needs to emergency responders.

Colds and Flus

Dogs may be good at more than fetching sticks and greeting you after a long day at work. As it turns out, simply having them around may lessen your kids' chances of getting the common cold. Owning a dog may improve the health of children in that household, according to new research from the University of California, San Francisco. In a study of mice, researchers found that the house dust from homes with dogs worked to protect against a common cold strain, the respiratory syncytial virus. Read more from ABC News.

 

Our dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, rats, horses, donkeys, llamas, alpacas, pot-bellied pigs and birds can all provide healing, it's simply up to us to harness the love! For more information on local resources for your furry loved ones, including adoption and therapy services, visit the Oregon Human Society's website here. Ruff, ruff!

 

Spring Clean With A Zama Detox!

Our Spring Clean Detox is back by popular demand! Last April we introduced this package that includes three of our most popular services to give you the ultimate Spring Cleaning! It's officially Spring, time to clean up your body, mind and soul and give you freedom in your movement and calmness in your mind. This package includes the following:

Detox Foot Soak

Healing Foot Cream Portland OR - Zama MassageStart with a detox peppermint foot soak, scrub and massage to melt stiff, sore feet and release toxins! A eucalyptus peppermint muscle scrub exfoliates the feet and lower legs, followed by a stimulating foot massage with Zama’s own peppermint grapefruit healing cream. This relaxing foot treatment is incredible if you're looking for a little extra attention for your feet and lower legs.

Detoxifier Massage

Zama Massage and Therapeutic Portland OR

Relax and unwind with a 75 min Detoxifier Massage. We'll utilize cupping techniques to compress and knead your aching muscles and get rid of more toxins. Cupping is an ancient Taoist medical practice that dates back to the year 281 AD and is amazing for drawing out inflammation. Magnetic Acupressure Cupping is known to help both chronic and acute conditions such as arthritis, tendinitis, sciatica, carpel tunnel, low back pain, neck and shoulder aches, plantar fasciitis, and more. Trust us, you'll be hooked after one treatment.

Clear Skin Facial

Zama Massage and Therapeutic Portland ORAfter your pain relieving massage, a Clear Skin Facial will get you ready for Spring with a crystal clear complexion. The Clear Skin Facial is moisturizing and clarifying, and revitalizes, exfoliates, and eliminates signs of acne so you will glow with new found confidence in no time.

Finally a refreshing glass of Kombucha awaits in the Copper Room where you can relax after your services. Bring a friend and get away for the day!

Spring Clean Detox Package

30 min Detox Foot Soak
75 min Detoxifier Massage
30 min Clear Skin Facial
*Includes a refreshing glass of Kombucha

$175

Call 503-281-0278 to book your Spring Clean Detox Package or Book Online now.

April Featured Product: Baby FootApril

Baby Foot is designed to remove the dead skin cells on your feet that build up over time and can contribute to numerous problems associated with many foot conditions. Dead skin cells accumulate due to pressure and friction from ordinary activities such as standing, exercising, and wearing shoes. In many cases, feet become cracked and painful from the accumulation of dead skin.

Baby Foot is an unparalleled, total foot care package that provides you with the opportunity to care for and maintain your feet at home. Our April Featured Product is scientifically formulated, containing 17 types of natural extracts which exfoliate and moisturize at the same time. The principal ingredient of Baby Foot is fruit acid which is very gentle, when compared with other acids. The fruit acid penetrates into the layers of dead skin cells and breaks down the desmosomes which hold the layers together. By this process, dead skin peels easily away to reveal the fresh layer beneath. After peeling, your feet are reborn just like a baby’s foot, giving you healthy beautiful feet.

You can Shop Online here, or call us at 503-281-0278 or speak with one of our Spa Concierges about Baby Foot. See you soon!

April Featured Product

Please Meet The Lovely Kate Voss!

Kate Voss is a transplant from Southern Oregon who is delighted to be part of Zama's team of talented therapists. Kate felt a strong call to bodywork with her passion in supporting the body's own ability to heal. After graduating from college, Kate dove right into bodywork. Kate's professional background includes 6 years of experience at a wellness center under the direction of chiropractors and nurse practitioners where she specialized in Deep Tissue and integrated therapeutic techniques. Additionally, she spent 5 years practicing in one of Southern Oregon's premiere spas where she was trained in the more luxurious body treatments including African mud wraps, body brushing and anti-aging body cocoons with integrated Esalen Massage. Kate feels that Zama represents the perfect blend of therapeutic touch in an elite spa environment and is honored to have an opportunity to help her clients heal from stress and injury while offering them serenity and relaxation. In her spare time, Kate loves travel and adventure and loves taking trips abroad to various hydrotherapy spas in Europe and Canada. Her new found passion is exploring Portland's impressive array of culinary offerings!

Call 503-281-0278 to book an appointment with Kate or Book Online, you'll be glad you did!

Is a Body Detox Right For Me?

A good body detox can do more than make your eyes sparkle and your skin glow – it can boost energy levels, improve digestion and help shed a few unwanted pounds. The purpose of any detox plan is to take the load off the organs that detoxify the body – the liver, kidneys and bowels – while at the same time supporting and improving their performance. A detox is a serious endeavor and should not be undertaken lightly, do your research and consult a physician before you begin. Done properly, there are many benefits to a good detox; here are a few:

Mind

A good, thorough body detox benefits both the physical body and the mind as well. A sense of equilibrium-of-the-mind is achieved when you feel that your body is cleansed of toxins and your body generally feels more pure.

Life

One of the major benefits of a body detox is the positive affects it has on the aging process. By getting rid of the toxins and "junks" in the body, you are actually reducing the workload of the natural detoxification system of the body. During a detox diet, you are helping the system to get rid of toxins and at the same time, you are significantly reducing the intake of toxin into your body. Reduced stress on the body's detoxification system will lengthen the life span of organs such as the liver, kidneys and bowels. This will add years to your life and at the same time, enable you to enjoy a healthier and fuller life.

Energy

We already know for a fact that the natural cleaning process done by our body takes up a lot of energy, so by freeing or reducing the workload of the body's natural detoxification system, we use less energy, freeing up more energy for other daily activities. More energy leads to more physical activity which is why we often feel the need for a massage. It's important for people with an active lifestyle to receive regular massage treatments, the benefits of which we explored in a previous blog.

Body

A body detox will leave our body cleansed and free of toxins. This will significantly reduce the workload of the body and freeing it to focus other more important tasks such as fighting chronic degenerative diseases, repairing and restoring our body. Significant physical benefits that will be gained through body detoxification:

Detoxing at Zama

Zama Massage and Therapeutic Portland ORHere at Zama we have searched the world over for the most cutting edge detox services. From Halotherapy sessions, (Salt Cave Therapy) that detoxes the respiratory system to Far Infrared Heat Wraps that detoxes the organs and cells we have some great services to relieve the body of those toxins. One of our guest favorites is the 75 minute Signature Detoxifier Massage which combines the benefits of Deep Tissue massage with the ancient healing powers of massage cupping. Cupping is an ancient Taoist medical practice that dates back to the year 281 AD and is amazing for drawing out inflammation.

Stay tuned for April's Detox Special that combines all of these services in an affordable package to help you look and feel great for Spring!

Call 503-281-0278 to schedule an appointment or Book Online

Coola Body Plumeria Sunscreen

Zama's March Featured Product

We selected our March Featured Product to help all of you with upcoming Spring Break plans: Coola Plumeria Body Sunscreen. Protect and boost your skin’s defense against aging caused by the sun with this antioxidant-infused, Farm-to-Face sourced broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen. This multipurpose and non-greasy lotion has a plumeria scent, contains 70% certified organic ingredients, and is formulated with patented Oleosome technology. Derived from Safflower, these Oleosomes boost the effectiveness of UVA/UVB filters, helping achieve high SPF values with up to 85% less actives! Fewer actives diminish the risk of irritation, and increase the lightweight texture of this premium formula. Free radical fighting Organic Rose Hip Oil delivers essential Fatty Acids, Minerals and Vitamin C. Organic Evening Primrose and Linseed Oils, rich in Omegas 3 and 6, calms, tones, hydrates and reduces redness. Organic Shea Butter, high in Vitamins A and F, smoothes, softens and balances skin.

One recent reviewer of Coola Plumeria Body Sunscreen said, "I first discovered Coola while searching for sunscreen in a surf shop on the California coast. I love that it's organic, and smells like Plumeria. I have severe allergies and can't use many lotions -- the fact that this one works for me says a lot about the purity and quality of the product. It's effective and long lasting out in the sun."

$32

Call us at 503-281-0278 to learn more about our March Featured Product or purchase online here!

Meet Samantha Carl, LMT!

This month, we are thrilled to feature one of our seasoned massage therapists and Ashiatsu expert, Samantha Carl! Samantha has been with Zama for 3 years and we love the positive energy she brings to Zama everyday! Samantha knows positive intentions produce positive feelings and her relationship with body work brings this to the forefront. Sparking an interest back in her late teens due to a sports injury, Sam decided to pursue a career in massage the winter of 2005. She has provided massage in vast atmospheres across the board ranging from oncology clinics, day spas, and sporting events. She universally applies her heart in every environment. Bringing her life strengths to the table, Samantha works with an understanding of the human body, a nurturing nature, and strong intuition. Sam believes we are all fundamentally the same in this human experience yet every person is unique, and responds differently to touch. Whether a session is more energetically driven, deeper muscle manipulation, or injury specific, she tailors her clients’ time to their individual needs and goals. A certified Ashiatsu Oriental Bar practitioner, Samantha's feet often get confused for hands while applying the pinpoint touch of a finger with the deeply relaxing pressure of a toe.

Samantha Carl, LMTLicensed professionally in Oregon since 2007, she currently practices but is not limited to Ashiatsu, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Swedish, Sports, Hot stone, Cupping, and Aromatherapy.

Call 503-281-0278 to book an appointment with Samantha or Book Online Here.

Melt Into March at Zama Massage!

This package is a perfect fit for anyone with tired, sore muscles that need some extra attention or is just wanting to relax and let Winter melt into Spring. As the weather improves and our outdoor activity gets more frequent and rigorous, it's important to take care of those muscles we haven't used as much during the Winter. This package was crafted to help you ease back into your workout routine and hit the 2015 race circuit in stride.

Massage

This Moist Heat Massage was created to support athletes, active professionals, and cubicle warriors. It includes a special combination of a sports therapy and a deep tissue massage, and aims to repair muscles after a good workout. Combining massage with your pre or post-event care routine helps you to recover more quickly, read more in a recent Zama blog. The Moist Heat Massage incorporates steam heat packs to melt any soreness or tension while the hydrotherapy penetrates into sore muscles and give you that perfect hour of “ahhhhhh” relief.

Pedicure

muscle meltThe Hot Stone & Warm Oil Pedicure begins with a glass of refreshing sparkling cider. As you soak your feet in our soothing and detoxifying Epsom Salt, Eucalyptus, and Peppermint Oil foot bath, you will feel yourself slipping into a deep state of relaxation. Following your foot soak, you will receive expert nail and cuticle care. Rough spots are diminished and softened with a peppermint foot scrub, leaving your feet perfectly pampered and looking their best. Aches and pains will disappear with a intoxicating hot stone massage for your feet and calf muscles while warm oil is massaged in and moisturizes the skin. Nails are then buffed or polished, leaving your feet softened and soothed and ready for Spring!

Facial

Finally, look your best with our refreshing Pineapple Peel Facial. This spa service is great for all skin types, exfoliating the skin without irritating. Relax while Eminence Pineapple Enzyme Peel infuses the skin with active vitamins and bioflavonoids, deeply hydrating and plumping the skin, all while evening skin tone and assisting with hyper pigmentation. Eminence Key Lime-Vanilla Age Corrective Masque is then applied resulting in a refined, smooth finish with fewer fine lines. Top it all off with a few dollops of Tropical Vanilla Day Cream and a Citrus Lip Balm; Trust us, your skin will look amazing after this treatment!

March Melt Away Special*

60 Minute Moist Heat Massage

60 Minute Hot Stone & Warm Oil Pedicure

30 Minute Pineapple Peel

(*Includes Sparkling Cider and 10% Off Any Added Wax Service)

All for Just $215!

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Massage for Athletes

Whether you're gearing up for the Shamrock 5K or training for the Portland Marathon, keeping your mind and body in prime condition is essential to any athlete. Proper relaxation and release of lactic acids not only helps you recover faster from your last race, it can also help you perform at your optimum level in the next. For years now, we've been helping local area athletes prepare for and recuperate from the rigors of athletic competition. The following is a short list we've observed.

Maintenance of Muscles

Massage can help improve muscle recovery, which leads to more efficient training. With increased circulation, tissues are better able to receive nutrients and other substances that are vital for optimal body functioning. Massage also helps decrease the swelling of muscles and relaxes and stretches sore muscles.

Massage Pre-Competition

Pre-competition massage can be a tool for increasing or decreasing the stimulation level of nerve cells, ligaments, and joints, which helps in keeping them loose and flexible. This can help to prevent excessive micro-trauma. Massage before a competition focuses on stretching and warming up the tendons and ligaments of the legs and arms. These connective tissues do not have their own blood supply; therefore it takes longer to warm them up. Massage improves the bodies' circulation; hence improved blood flow to the tendons and ligaments.

Massage Post-Competition

massage for athletesA massage after an athletic event is very relaxing for the body and the mind. Massages performed after a workout or competition help to relieve the effects of muscular fatigue. Massage helps the body by relieving soreness and stiffness and it allows the muscles to maintain flexibility and looseness. The joints, tendons and ligaments are also helped in the same manner. Research suggests that post-workout or post-competition massage can speed up recovery time by as much as two times faster than rest alone. When given a massage, the body is able to transport nutrients and oxygen better to the muscles because of the enhanced blood flow.

Massage And Injuries

Massage has been shown to accelerate the recovery of injured muscles. Massage also allows for a greater range of motion of the injured muscle. However, massage therapy for muscle damage should not be performed immediately after the injury. Massage therapy should not be given any sooner than 48 hours after an injury occurs to be sure the swelling and pain have ceased before receiving the massage therapy. For a quicker recovery, the RICE method should be utilized. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) Read more about RICE method here. Follow this up with massage therapy and this will put you on the road to recovery!

Massage Speeds Recovery Time

Therapeutic massage helps the body recover from the stresses of strenuous exercise and facilitates the rebuilding phase of conditioning. The physiological benefits of massage includes improved blood and lymph circulation, muscle relaxation and general relaxation. These in turn lead to removal of waste products and better cell nutrition, normalization and greater elasticity of tissues, deactivation of trigger points and faster healing of injuries. It all adds up to relief from soreness and stiffness, better flexibility and less potential for future injury.

Give us a call at 503-281-0278 to speak with one of our wellness consultants if you have any questions about whether or not massage should be a part of your workout and recovery routine or book online here.

February Featured Product

What's better than a warm bath on a damp, blustery Pacific Northwest day? That same bath with Sleep Lavender Bath Salts from San Francisco Salt Company. We love them so much at Zama, we made it our February Featured product.

Sleep Lavender Bath Salts have a delicate and harmonizing scent that seems to agree with everyone's senses. Or, maybe it's all of the therapeutic benefits associated with Lavender. It works wonders on the skin- Its antiseptic qualities can help to treat certain skin conditions such as acne and also can reduce inflammation. It also helps relieve muscle aches and pains and its aroma can even remedy headaches.

So, when you draw a warm bath and add lavender salts, you're sure to create an enjoyable experience. Simply smelling the aroma of this essential oil calms and relaxes ones mind and promotes a restful, uninterrupted night's sleep.

You can experience the Lavender Bath Salts in our seasonal service, the Lavender Rose Pedicure! De-Stress and unwind as you relax in our sacred garden room. Soothe your tired achy feet in a warm bath of rose petals and Sleep Lavender Bath Salts. Our Himalayan foot scrub peels off dry skin while the Lavender butter massage will leave your legs and feet feeling new. Finish with a polish from our five free nail line! Book now to relax, unwind, and find inner peace-of-mind!

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We are thrilled to introduce our featured employee for February, Emily Martin!

Emily is our Lead Esthetician and we are very happy to have her skilled leadership and healing hands at Zama. Here is a little about Emily: After growing up in Eugene, Emily moved to Portland to pursue a career in wellness and skin care. She studied at the Aveda Institute, graduating from the esthetics program in 2008 and has been practicing ever since. With a nurturing touch, caring nature and extensive knowledge in Eminence products and skin care, Emily takes great care in guiding each client through a thorough yet therapeutic experience. Focusing on analysis, massage and treatment of a wide range of skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation, acne, premature aging, and skin sensitivities her focus is to help you reach your skin care goals. Emily is gifted  at finding home care routines that are perfectly suited for both your skin and lifestyle. Emily believes that product is food for your skin and sees great importance in using a natural line of skin care. At Zama we use the all natural Hungarian skin care line, Eminence, that's both pure and healthy food for your skin and results based. When it comes to waxing her great attention to detail will leave you perfectly groomed! She loves shaping brows and is very attentive to the wants and needs of her clients. Emily is very excited to be offering lash extensions and fills! She's quick at applying so you get a fuller look with your first set. Great for special events or low maintenance glamour. Wake up fabulous every morning!

 

In her off time Emily loves adventuring and hiking with her friends and family, karaoke, swing dancing, picnicking and dabbling in every art and craft there is. She would love to pamper you, come visit her soon at Zama!

 

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Romance is in The Air at Zama!

Warm Cocoa Butter Massage

Looking for a heart-felt gift to celebrate Valentine’s Day or looking to give yourself a special treat this month? Look no further than our Roses and Chocolates Romance Package, available all month at Zama! Ease into your spa day with a 60 minute Warm Cocoa Butter Massage. This cocoa infused session utilizes both Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage techniques with the decadent aroma of chocolate to promote deep relaxation and relieve tension. As the scent of chocolate surrounds you and the warm cocoa pools at the base of your spine, you will immediately begin to relax and melt away. Heated cocoa butter will deeply nourish and hydrate your skin. Cocoa butter is beneficial for all skin types. It aids in preventing or easing stretch marks, soothes dry itchy skin, and provides relief from skin conditions such as Eczema or Psoriasis.

Rose & Chocolate Hydrating Facial

Just in time for Valentine's Day, this is a chocolate lovers dream! Indulge your senses while the aroma of Sweet Rose Essential Oil opens up your heart and begins this entrancing experience! After a thorough cleanse and exfoliation of the face, melt into chocolate with Eminence Chocolate Hydrating Masque. romanceYour skin will begin absorbing the powerful vitamins and oils to help hydrate, rejuvenate, and repair your skin. This facial is excellent for reducing wrinkles, hydrating skin, and supplying age defying antioxidants. Feel stress melt away with a scalp, neck, shoulder, arm and hand massage. Each session ends with a special raspberry chocolate heart treat.

Lavendar & Rose Pedicure

De-Stress and unwind as you relax in our sacred garden room. Soothe your tired achy feet in a warm bath of rose petals and lavender epsom salts. Our detoxifying Himalayan foot scrub then peels off dry skin, leaving your legs and feet feeling new! Once you soak and soften your feet, our Himalayan salt foot scrub will shed off dry skin, leaving your legs and feet feeling rejuvenated. Expert nail and cuticle care leave your feet looking gorgeous. Following specialized nail care, your soles and legs are then massaged with a luxurious, locally made lavender massage cream that softens skin and locks in moisture. Finish with a gentle buff to shine or polish from our five free Deborah Lippmann nail line!

Roses & Chocolates Romance Package

60 min Warm Cocoa Butter Massage
60 min Rose & Chocolate Hydrating Facial
Lavender & Rose Pedicure
*includes champagne, raspberry heart truffles from missionary chocolates and a long stemmed rose
 
All for just $229!
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The Perfect Couples Massage Special

We've crafted the perfect couples massage to make your Valentine's Day a day to remember. Available all month long, this special is sure to make hearts swoon and is a beautiful way to celebrate any occasion. Enjoy a 60 minute Couples Warm Cocoa Butter Massage while you and your loved one relax in the tranquility of one of our couples rooms. couplesJust imagine warm, organic fair-trade cocoa butter being drizzled over your body... as the scent of chocolate surrounds you and the warm cocoa pools at the base of your spine, you will immediately begin to relax and melt away. Cocoa butter is highly beneficial for all skin types. It aids in preventing or easing stretch marks, soothes dry itchy skin, and provides relief from skin conditions such as Eczema or Psoriasis. Our warm cocoa butter is particularly luxurious during the colder months and is sure to ignite a spark in any heart! Let us help fan the flames of romance with complimentary champagne, raspberry heart truffles and a long stemmed rose, ooh-la-la!

 

Lovers' Indulgence Couples Massage Special:

60 Minute Couples Warm Cocoa Butter Massage
*includes champagne, raspberry heart truffles and a long stemmed rose

This special is available all month long for just $215!

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or Book Online Now

Massage Away Your Mid-Winter Blues!

The Holidays are over, and January is rolling on. Got a case of the Mid-Winter Blues? Let us massage them away at Zama! For many of us, getting back into old routines can be difficult and depleting. Have you taken the time to de-stress, detoxify, and ground yourself for the year ahead? This is the perfect time to make a New Year's resolution for self-care, and Zama is here to help!

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Massage is a simple, enjoyable, and affordable way to take care of yourself. Whether you are an athlete, have been injured in an automobile accident, need to address acute or chronic musculoskeletal issues, or simply need to relax, Zama offers a massage service that will meet your needs.

The benefits of Massage are numerous:

At Zama, we offer Swedish Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, Thai Massage, De-tox Massage, Halotherapy Massage, Far Infrared Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Couples Massage, and a variety of Massage and Spa packages. Call or visit our website today to learn more, and to book the service that's right for you.

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Revitalize With Halotherapy!

Although the Winter rains bring the promise of a lovely, verdant Spring, they also bring colds, flu, and the Winter Blues. With this in mind, January is the perfect time of year to indulge in Halotherapy! Salt therapy dates back to ancient Egypt, and is currently used throughout Europe, Canada, and cutting-edge US cities. Halotherapy offers numerous health benefits, particularly to the skin, respiratory, and nervous systems. Zama is proud to house the only Halotherapy Salt Caves in the Portland Area. So come relax in one of our Zero Gravity Chairs as you immerse yourself in the healing powers of salt, or book your massage service in one of our Halptherapy rooms. Either way, prepare to relieve that Mid-Winter slump! Call or visit our website to learn more about the benefits of Halotherapy, or to book your service.

Treat Your Sweetie (and yourself)!

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Zama friends and customers, don't forget - Valentines Day is right around the corner! If you are looking for a unique gift that is sure to put a smile on your loved one's face, look no further! Zama will be offering an amazing special just for you and your sweetie. Details coming soon!

 

January Featured Product: 21 Drops Headache Blend

This month, we are featuring just the thing to help you recover form the hustle and bustle of the holidays: Headache Aromatherapy from 21 Drops!

Tension? Overindulgence? Changes in the weather? Whatever the cause, this blend will relieve your pain and stimulate proper blood flow. Headache fuses the 100% natural essential oils of soothing lavender, invigorating peppermint, and clarifying rosewood, blended in 100% organic Jojoba Oil.

Headache is free of parabens, sulfates, and synthetic dyes and fragrances, and is not tested on animals. It’s a healthy alternative to over the counter or prescription headache medicines, which can cause dependence, rebound effects, or other health issues.

Headache will ease your pain, soothe your senses, and leave you feeling refreshed and ready to face your day. Stash one in your purse, in your medicine cabinet, or by your bedside. For best results, keep close and use often!

Start The New Year Right Detoxing at Zama!

New You Detox Special

Man Receiving Facials, Portland Oregon Photo - Zama MassageReady to get super charged for your New Year's Resolutions? Our January special will give you just the kick start you need! For 30 minutes, begin the detox process while enjoying gentle warmth in our Far Infrared Heat Wrap. This heat relieves pain and speeds up the healing process by increasing circulation and facilitating oxygen to detoxify your body. After the wrap, a 60 minute deep tissue massage follows with a 21 Drops Headache Blend aromatherapy application. This blend - which happens to be our January featured product -  is great for alleviating chronic or acute pain and chasing away the winter “blues!" Finally, enjoy a guest favorite, our 60 minute New You Rejuvenation Facial. Using natural and organic products, this custom facial is designed to soften and hydrate your skin. It stimulates blood flow and increases cellular activity, giving your skin a radiant glow! It includes exfoliation, a hydrating mask and a moisturizer specific to your skins needs. Last but not least, a neck, shoulder, and arm massage leaves you feeling NEW again!
**New You Detox Special**
Far Infrared Heat Wrap
Deep Tissue Massage
New You Rejuvenation Special
$185.00 (2.5 hrs)
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Make Massage A New Year's Resolution

Did you know three out of four Americans (75 percent) claim their New Year's resolution is to focus on taking better care of themselves and achieving a more complete work/life balance? A study found that a majority of Americans believe massage is an effective way to relieve stress and a great way to relax as compared to other methods such as drinking an alcoholic beverage or exercising. Further, sixty-nine percent of respondents agreed that regular massage therapy is an important part of overall physical health and well-being. Improve your quality of life: relieve stress and pain by making massage one of your New Year's resolutions.

**HOLIDAY SPECIAL EXTENDED!!**
That's right, our Holiday Special was such a success, we've extended the deadline one more week! Now through January 7th, book any 3 of our 60 minute Spa Services for just $198!

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Holiday Cheer at Zama!

Annual Holiday Special

Where has the time gone? It's already mid-December! Amid the Holiday hustle and bustle, its important to take the  time out to indulge in some self-care. Here at Zama, we have created a special that will leave you feeling refreshed, restored, and relaxed. We want to help you - our VIP - look and feel your best at all of your Holiday events! So purchase this Holiday Special anytime in the month of December and you will receive any three of our 60 minute Spa Services for just $198! Choose massage, facial, heat wraps, foot treatments... the choice is yours! Call Zama today or book online!

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December De-Stress Special

Speaking of great deals, if you haven't had a chance to try our De-Stress December special yet, now is the time. With all the activity, it's hard to find the time for relaxation, but it's always worth it! Imagine  a couple hours of absolute peace and tranquility where you melt away, surrounded by the scent of rich chocolate and uplifting peppermint. A little indulgence goes a long way for a happier, healthier holiday season. And we all know that when we feel our best, we look our best too!Holiday December Detox Special

**December De-stress Package**

30 minute Tension Tamer Massage

60 minute Himalayan Hot Stone Age Defying Facial

Chocolate Indulgence Seasonal Pedicure

Complimentary Ghiradelli Hot Cocoa

All for only $150!

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One of Portland's 50 Must-Dos this Winter

In case you missed it, we recently received a generous write-up from the good folks at Portland Monthly Magazine. Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 10.02.03 AMThey listed Zama as one of the 50 Most-D0s in Portland this winter and as One of the 15 Best Places to Pamper Yourself. Says PoMo: "Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa’s dimly lit chambers are both paneled in rosy-hued Himalayan salt bricks and filled with vaporized salt air, all the better to help you suck the mineral deep into your lungs to, in theory, supercharge your respiratory and immune systems."

New Year's Eve Date Night Special

Book our New Year's Eve Date Night Special: a 60 minute Couple's Date Night, side-by-side massage performed in the peaceful serenity of our warm couples rooms with complimentary hot towels, champagne and strawberries dipped in chocolate, all for $195. This is a great way to unwind after the holidays or start your New Year's resolutions treating yourselves to a little spa pampering.

January New-You Detox Special

Stay tuned for an update on our popular January New-You Detox Special which will incorporate elements of our Detox Massage and New You Rejuvenation Facial. We know that January is a month that we all look for ways to purify and cleanse and we have tailored the perfect package to help you start the New Year balanced and restored.

Holiday Manicure

Need tHolidayo treat those busy hands? Everyone wants to look their best during the holidays. Come in anytime this month for our special Holiday Manicure. Add to an existing service or book it by itself. Either way, at just $25, it's a real Holiday treat!

 

 

 

**Please note that we close at 5:00 pm Christmas Eve (you can still purchase last minute gift certificates online!) and will be CLOSED on Christmas Day and New Year's Day**

From all of us at Zama to you and your families: Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

 

Give us a call at 503-281-0278

or Book Online today!

December De-Stress Package

December is upon us, and the Holidays are officially in full swing. That means lots of shopping, parties, visits with friends and family - all of the things that make the Holidays special! This time of year is certainly magical, but it can also be stressful to juggle so many obligations. At Zama, we want to help you take care of a very important person in your life - you! In this spirit, we designed the December Special with YOU in mind : The December De-Stress Package!

Begin with our 30 minute Tension Tamer Massage to relax your tired muscles, release those knots, and alleviate Holiday stress. Massage has multiple benefits for the mind, body, and spirit including pain relief, increased circulation, boosted immunity, and reduced anxiety. The dim lighting, ambient music, and himalayan salt lamps used in our massage rooms will help you ease into a more relaxed and peaceful state of mind. Arnica Oil from Molly Muriel will enhance this treatment by reducing pain and swelling of your overworked muscle tissues with the healing power of Arnica.

December is heating up at ZamaNext, turn back the hands of time and clear toxins with our Himalayan Hot Stone Age Defying Facial. This relaxing, 60 minute facial treatment incorporates warmed Himalayan Salt Stones that contain an abundance of essential minerals that exfoliate, soften skin, mineralize, gently detox and leaves your skin with a renewed glow and sense of well-being. Because of its location and how it was formed, Himalayan Salt is extremely pure and free of contaminants or pollutants. It gains its pink color from the high content of Iron. It also contains trace amounts of 84 minerals and elements including Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Iodine, Zinc and Sodium. This treatment utilizes Eminence Monoi Age Corrective Exfoliating Cleanser, which contains finely ground olive seeds that dissolve once washed down the drain (unlike traditional exfoliant beads which can end up where fish live). Wash away impurities, remove surface debris and experience smooth skin like never before with this multi-action, exfoliating cleanser infused with exotic monoi. We also use a Bamboo Age Corrective Masque and Bamboo Firming Fluid (both from Eminence) that work to dramatically firm and tighten skin while reducing the signs of aging.

Finally, treat your feet to chocolate peppermint indulgence! Our Seasonal Pedicure includes a refreshing peppermint/eucalyptus soak and scrub from San francisco Salt Company, heavenly Chocolate Body Butter from Moxie Organix, and complementary Deborah Lippman nail polish. Ghiradelli hot cocoa included! Feel free to add a Holiday Manicure for only $25.

Book the Massage, Facial, and Pedicure all together for just $150!

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Ladies Night

Now that we've taken care of you, how about a special Holiday evening for you and your favorite gal pals? Ladies Night Out is coming to NE Broadway this Thursday, December 4th from 5-9pm! Here at Zama, we are thrilled to be one of twenty NE Broadway businesses that will participate and celebrate the season with great deals, free food and drink, gifts, and more! Each business will offer something special just for you and your lady friends.

At Zama, purchase $10 in raffle tickets and receive a complimentary skin consultation or 10 min. chair massage - and enter to win a variety of enticing spa services and products. Experience our new salt caves while enjoying bubbly and Holiday treats. Purchase $50 in retail products to receive a FREE 45 minutes salt session. Click here for more info.

Annual Holiday Package

Now through December 31st, we’re offering our Annual Holiday Special Package: Purchase any 3 of our 60 minute spa services for only $198! This package is a great gift for a friend, a loved one, or even for yourself (you deserve it!)

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December Featured ProductDecember HotShotz

Heat up this Holiday Season with HotShotz, our December Featured Product! A heat pack like no other, HotShotz is our most popular product during the wintery months. These amazing heat packs make the best stocking stuffers! At the press of a button, these portable, re-usable little wonders heat up to 130 degrees. Read more about this wonderful stocking stuffer that's always warmly received.

 

Happy Holidays!

Hera at Zama, we have an abundance of Holiday cheer, and we want to share it! During these hectic Holidays, let us nurture and celebrate you, our valued customer - mind, body, and spirit! Let us help you look and feel your best, so this will be a December to remember!

 

**December De-stress Package**

30 minute Tension Tamer Massage

60 minute Himalayan Hot Stone Age Defying Facial

Chocolate Indulgence Seasonal Pedicure

 Complimentary Ghiradelli Hot Cocoa

All for only $150!

(add a Holiday Manicure for only $25)

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HotShotz Instant Heat Packs

Heat up this Holiday Season with HotShotz, our December Featured Product! A heat pack like no other, HotShotz is our most popular product during the wintery months. These amazing heat packs make the best stocking stuffers! At the press of a button, these portable, re-usable little wonders heat up to 130 degrees, increasing blood flow and delivering penetrating heat, oxygen, and nudecember featured producttrients straight to your injured area. No more cords, microwaves, or pots of boiling water for you! HotShotz will continue to deliver heat for 30 minutes up to 4 hours, depending on the level of insulation you provide. Use HotShotz before, during, or after your workout to address or prevent injuries, and to keep your body in optimal shape through the wintery months - and all year long. Shop our selection of HotShotz products here. Hurry! Our December Featured Product sells quickly!

The Holiday season is upon us, and here at Zama, we’re definitely in the spirit! Beginning Black Friday through December 31st, we’re offering our Annual Holiday Special Package: Purchase any 3 of our 60 minute spa services for only $198! This package is a great gift for a friend, a loved one, or even for yourself (you deserve it!)

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In addition, on Black Friday weekend only, we are offering 10% off all of our in store and online spa products. You may also purchase a $100 gift card and receive a FREE 45 minute salt therapy session! We feature only the purest, most luxurious, top tier products for facial care, body care, skin care, and wellness. Zama’s spa products make great gifts and stocking stuffers - or treat yourself! After all, what better time to look and feel your best than the Holiday season?

HotShotz

Heat up this Winter with HotShotz! We want to introduce you to our most popular products for the wintery months - HotShotz- the heat pack like no other! These little heaters make the best stocking stuffers! At the press of a button, these portable, re-usable little wonders heat up to 130 degrees, increasing blood flow and delivering penetrating heat, oxygen, and nuholidaytrients straight to your injured area. No more cords, microwaves, or pots of boiling water for you! HotShotz will continue to deliver heat for 30 minutes up to 4 hours, depending on the level of insulation you provide. Use HotShotz before, during, or after your workout to address or prevent injuries, and to keep your body in optimal shape through the wintery months - and all year long. Shop our selection of HotShotz products here.

November Special

In the mood for something truly relaxing and indulgent? There's still time to take advantage of our November Salt and Stone Special! Receive a 30 minute Himalayan Foot Ritual, a 60 minute Himalayan Hot Stone Age Defying Facial, and a 60 minute Swedish Relaxation Massage, with complimentary spicy tea and vanilla salted caramel truffle, for only $199. What better way to gear up for weeks of parties, shopping, and holiday cheer than treating yourself to a little indulgence at Zama?

Halotherapy

For another great way to celebrate the season, check out our new Halotherapy rooms and services. Salt therapy has been used for centuries, and provides numerous benefits to the skin, respiratory, and nervous systems. Zama is proud to house the only Halotherapy rooms in the Portland Area. Make your appointment to experience this exclusive service today!

The Zama staff cannot wait to shower our cherished customers with Holiday cheer. We know how to celebrate you - and your loved ones - in style! Come in and see us all season long!

 

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Our November featured product is the Monoi Age Corrective Exfoliating Cleanser from Eminence.  This cleanser rids skin of surface and subsurface impurities for a deep clean and smoother, softer skin. Finely ground olive seeds gently exfoliate to even skin tone and texture while botanical enzymes and alpha hydroxyl acids promote new cell growth for a more youthful appearance. Monoi coconut oil improves elasticity as vitamin E offers antioxidant protection from free radicals. This November featured product washes away impurities, removes surface debris and helps you to experience smooth skin like never before with this multi-action, exfoliating cleanser infused with exotic monoi. Cruelty-free and formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, animal by-products, phthalates, GMOs and triclosan.

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November Featured Product

November Special: Salt and Stone Detox

November is a month of giving thanks! We're abundantly grateful for all of our amazing customers and give thanks for an unforgettable 2014. November can also be a time when energies get out of alignment due to holiday stress. Our November spa package is designed to help your body detox and fortify your soul for the coming holiday season. We've crafted the perfect combination of massage, facial, and foot treatments to cleanse your most deeply rooted impurities and restore balance to your life.

November Himalayan Foot Massage SpecialHimalayan Foot Ritual

Allow yourself to completely let go with this rejuvenating detox package. Enjoy a Himalayan Foot Ritual and let your feet and legs rest in a warm bath of Himalayan salts. Grapefruit essential oils and Himalayan scrub relieve your feet of toxins while exfoliating dead skin. The salts used in our treatment are from the world renowned San Francisco Salt Co. These coarse salts, which are incredible skin exfoliants, are mined from ancient sea beds inside the Himalayan Mountains. This salt was formed over 200 million years ago in the primeval sea where the first signs of life formed in the mineral rich water. Himalayan Salt has long been used in warm water as a holistic treatment for poor circulation, high blood pressure, dry, damaged or irritated skin, muscle soreness, joint pain and for detoxification. You will love the way this treatment makes your feet feel!

Himalayan Hot Stone Age Defying Facial

Next, turn back the hands of time and clear toxins with our Himalayan Hot Stone Age Defying Facial. This relaxing, 60 minute facial treatment incorporates warmed Himalayan Salt Stones that contain an abundance of essential minerals that exfoliate, soften skin, mineralize, gently detox and leaves your skin with a renewed glow and sense of well-being. Because of its location and how it was formed, Himalayan Salt is extremely pure and free of contaminants or pollutants. It gains its pink color from the high content of Iron. It also contains trace amounts of 84 minerals and elements including Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Iodine, Zinc and Sodium. This treatment utilizes Eminence Monoi Age Corrective Exfoliating Cleanser which contains finely ground olive seeds that dissolve once washed down the drain (unlike traditional exfoliant beads which can end up where fish live.) Wash away impurities, remove surface debris and experience smooth skin like never before with this multi-action, exfoliating cleanser infused with exotic monoi. We also use a Bamboo Age Corrective Masque and Bamboo Firming Fluid (both from Eminence) that work to dramatically firm and tighten skin while reducing the signs of aging.

Swedish Massage

Finally, achieve Nirvana with a 60 minute Swedish Massage which induces deep relaxation and helps to alleviate stress. Swedish Massage is beneficial during times of increased physical or emotional tension, like the holidays, or simply as part of your regular wellness routine. November Swedish Massage SpecialOther benefits include: Increased circulation, toning of the skin, relief from migraines and tension headaches, enhanced immune system, increased joint mobility and flexibility, lower anxiety, and better sleep. Each of our Swedish Massage therapists are trained in various modalities encompassing anatomical and energetic perspectives, and bring an integrated and intuitive approach to each session. The dim lighting, ambient music, and glowing candles used in our massage rooms will help you ease into a more relaxed and peaceful state of mind. To learn more about Zama's famous Swedish Massage services, watch this informative video. Enjoy warm spicy tea and nosh on salted caramel truffles between services. Add a 45 minute salt therapy session to this package for only $15!

Salt and Stone Detox:

30 min Himalayan Foot Ritual

60 min Himalayan Hot Stone Age Defying Facial

60 min Swedish Relaxation Massage

*Includes spicy tea and salted caramel truffle*

All for just $199!

Add a salt therapy session for only $15

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We're Getting in the Halloween Spirit at Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa

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Happy Halloween!

Halloween is right around the corner and we're getting in the holiday spirit with several seasonal specials here at the spa, not to mention, the recent Grand Opening of our HaloTherapy Salt Caves! The salt caves have been very popular with our regular clientele and now we're spreading the word to people who may not be as familiar with Zama yet. We recently started airing a television commercial and Zama owner, Genevra Cardoso, made a guest appearance on KATU's AM Northwest just last week.

Halloween Candy Buy Back Programs

After you run around from house to house helping your little monsters exorcise their demons, you may be wondering what to do with all of that coma inducing candy. Several local communities have "Buy-Back" programs, often offering up to $1.00 per pound for your little critter's booty. Some of it will be eaten, sure, but just one look at the amount of calories in an average Halloween haul and you'll want to make sure the bulk of it goes anywhere besides your family's tummies. For information on local, Portland area buy-back programs, click here.

Zero Gravity Chairs in our HaloTherapy Salt Caves

You may know about the new massage services offered in our innovative HaloTherapy salt caves but did you know that you can just come and relax during our "drop-in" hours? When inhaled, the saline vapor in our salt caves purifies the lungs, drawing out mucus and impurities, a process which was first recognized in natural salt caverns dating back to ancient times. The therapeutic inhalation of salt is made possible with the use of our state of the art halo-generator, which produces micro-sized salt particles. As you inhale the salt into your lungs, it decreases inflammation of  the bronchial passages and helps to fight infection. These natural benefits are highly therapeutic for anyone suffering from allergies, asthma, skin conditions, joint pain, snoring, and more. The HaloTherapy room also creates a negative ion environment that decreases stress, promotes relaxation, and increases an overall sense of well-being.

Sip spicy tea and unwind (fully dressed) during a 45 minute saline therapy salt cave session. Inhale therapeutic salt vapor while you lean back and enjoy the full-body comfort of our Lafuma zero gravity chairs. The ergonomic design offers full body comfort and the resistance levers help keep the chair in an optimal position. "Drop-in" hours begin on the hour, every hour however you must arrive 15 minutes prior to the hour. You can always drop by to see if we have an open chair (we have 6) but it's strongly suggested that you make a reservation to ensure your spot. You can do that online or by calling one of our concierges at the front desk.

Happy Halloween from Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa!

**SALT SERVICES IN THE CAVES** 

Salt Cave Therapy - 45 min - $39

Salt Cave Therapy (child 12 & under) - 45 min - $25

Halo Massage 60 min - $114, 90 min - $144

Couples Himalayan Dream Massage- 60 min-$275, 90 min - $325

Find out more about these services HERE!

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**OCTOBER SPECIAL**

Pumpkin Renewal Package

• 60 min Warm Cocoa Butter Massage

• 30 min Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel

• Pumpkin Vanilla Spice Pedicure

Includes spicy tea and vanilla salted caramel truffle

$179.00

Learn more HERE!

 

 

For a limited time only, purchase a gift card for $100 or more and receive a FREE 45 Min. Salt Therapy Session

($39 value. Limited time offer, not to be combined with any other coupon, discounts or promotions. Valid Oct. 15-31, 2014)

 

 

 

 

  1. ENTRY: No purchase necessary to enter or win. Contestants can participate per guidelines published online or by submitting entries via email to: spadirector@pdxarts.com
  1. ELIGIBILITY: This contest is open only to legal U.S. residents, over the age of 18. Employees of Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa, (along with its contractors, affiliates and subsidiaries) and their families are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law.  Contestants residing in those areas where the contest is void may participate in the contest but may not win any prizes.
  1. WINNER SELECTION:  Employees of Zama Massage will judge the contest. Submissions will be judged on their creativity and originality. All decisions of the judges are final.
  1. PRIZES:  Winners will receive prizes provided by Zama Massage, with a maximum value of less than $500.
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Zama Massage Spa October Specials

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October is officially upon us, and Fall is in the air - which means that the air here at Zama is rich with the scent of pumpkin and spice and everything nice. Starting in October, all massages at Zama will include hot towel treatments. Hot towels will be used on each client, one over the back, two wrapped around the feet, and one under the neck. October is also free enhancement month; clients will receive complimentary warm cocoa butter on their hands and feet the entire month! Our October specials will get you in the Autumn spirit. No tricks - just treats!

Pumpkin Renewal Package

Massage - Deep Tissue Massage is the most popular service at Zama. It involves focusing prolonged pressure on the inner laFALL_MASSAGE_2yers of the muscle fibers and connective tissue, then massaging against the grain of the muscle tissue to break up the adhesions or "knots" that cause discomfort. Spend 60 minutes in total bliss while luxuriant, warm cocoa butter is massaged into your deserving hands and feet. The velvety texture of cocoa butter will deeply hydrate and nourish your skin, and give your massage that extra ahhhhh.

FALL_MASSAGE_3Facial - Celebrate the change in seasons with our 30 minute Yam and Pumpkin Enzyme Peel featuring Eminence products. This nourishing treatment will reveal clearer, smoother and more luminous skin quickly and naturally, while reducing hyper-pigmentation, inflammation, and fine lines and wrinkles. The gentle exfoliation of our Yam and Pumpkin Enzyme Peel will leave you glowing. Pumpkin is excellent for use on all skin types, but especially if your skin is damaged from environmental conditions such as overexposure to the sun. Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, which soothes and softens your skin, and vitamin C, an antioxidant that can help to remedy damage produced by free radicals, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Pumpkin facial masks, moisturizers and peels nourish your skin and promote the absorption of these nutrients.

FALL_MASSAGE_4Pedicure - Halloween is almost here - so treat your feet to a Pumpkin Vanilla Spice Pedicure. Soak your feet in warm water as you inhale the delicious aroma of our pumpkin and vanilla spice softening bath salts. Vanilla spice scrub will hydrate your skin while exfoliating your feet and lower legs, increasing micro-circulation and leaving your skin smooth, radiant, and nourished. Your legs and feet are then massaged with a luxurious pumpkin massage cream that further softens skin and locks in moisture. Finish with a gentle buff to shine or choose from one of our five complimentary Deborah Lippmann nail polishes.

PUMPKINS

**OCTOBER SPECIAL**

Pumpkin Renewal Package

• 60 min Warm Cocoa Butter Massage

• 30 min Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel

• Pumpkin Vanilla Spice Pedicure

Includes spicy tea and vanilla salted caramel truffle

$179.00

Remember that our new Halotherapy Rooms will be opening on October 15th - we couldn't be more excited to bring this innovative therapy to Portland! Halotherapy combats ailments of the skin, respiratory system, and nervous system, and is also a great way to cleanse and energize your body. Relax in our salt caves - or even better, receive a soothing massage as you breathe in the restorative vapors.

Look for Genevra on KATU's AM Northwest on October 16th at 9am and please keep an eye out for our new T.V. commercial and tell us what you think!

**FREE ENHANCEMENT MONTH!**

Warm Cocoa Butter for your hands and feet included with all massage services!

Zama Massage Spa Makes its Television Debut

It's been an exciting week here at Zama as we prepare for our television debut! Zama owner Genevra Cardoso will be making an appearance on KATU's AM NORTHWEST to introduce viewers to our new Halotherapy Rooms - the only Salt Therapy Caves in Portland - as well as our array of other amazing therapeutic services. Watch for Genevra's segment on October 16th at 9am. SternwheelerAlso, it's rumored that Genevra will be joined on-air by a well known local celebrity... Salt caves can be extremely beneficial for anyone in the performing arts and there are a few Portland A-listers that want to help us get the word out. Stay tuned for details on an announcement.

In addition, we just finished shooting our first broadcast television commercial! Television is yet another way to familiarize the Portland community with Zama's welcoming ambiance and exclusive spa services. We had a blast working with KATU's Terry and Kevin (KATU Director and Videographer). They did a really great job capturing the essence of Zama, and we look forward to the commercial's world premier on KATU the first week of October. Said Genevra, "I was a little nervous with my lines when we started but Terry did a great job setting me at ease, it was actually a lot of fun. We can't wait to see the commercial, it's very exciting!"

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Just a reminder that our new Halotherapy Rooms will be opening on October 15th - right around the corner! Halotherapy combats ailments of the skin, respiratory system, and nervous system, and is also a great way to cleanse and energize your body inside and out. Come and relax in our salt caves - or even better, receive a soothing massage as you breathe in the  restorative vapors. Like a hot cup of tea while you sit? We'd be happy to serve it up!

With all the excitement around here, we thought it would be the perfect time to celebrate with a fantastic 3 Day Special.

On Sept 26th, 27th, and 28th only, our guests will receive $15 off any of our spa services (60 minutes or more). Make an appointment  today, and look forward to a relaxing weekend!

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WEEKEND SPECIAL: $15 Off Any Spa Service!

• Any spa service 60 minutes or more

• This Friday, Saturday, Sunday only

• Cannot be combined with any other offer

Call 503-281-0278 or BOOK ONLINE

Autumn is a time for change. In that same spirit, Zama will be honoring the shift in seasons with an amazing addition to our spa. We are pleased to announce that beginning October 15th, Zama will offer Portland’s only Salt Cave (Halotherapy) rooms.

What is Halotherapy?Zama Salt Caves

Halotherapy (taken from the Greek word “halos,” meaning, salt) is a simple and natural therapy, created in a microclimate-controlled environment (salt rooms or salt caves). By combining the healing properties of nature with innovative technology, we have created an environment that replicates the salt mines found in Eastern Europe and the Himalayas, where Halotherapy has been in use for over 150 years.

In 1843, a Polish physician first wrote about the benefit of salt mines. He noted that salt miners had much lower rates of lung disease compared to the rest of the population. He attributed the cause of the salt miners’ good health to the saline-saturated air in the salt cave.

Halotherapy is beneficial to those who suffer from asthma, allergies, and bronchitis, as well as skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and acne.

Clinical studies have shown that patients who use halotherapy have been able to reduce their use of medications, rate of hospital visits and frequency of asthma and allergy attacks.

Halotherapy is not only indicated during illness or disease; it is also recommended for healthy people, as it boosts the immune system and helps to combat the high amounts of pollutants, dust, and bacteria we inhale in our daily lives. Halotherapy also “recharges your batteries,” and promotes an increased sense of ease and well-being.

How DoesIt Work?

Salt’s healing benefits are particularly powerful when inhaled.

The therapeutic inhalation of salt is made possible with the use of our state of the art halo-generator, which produces micro-sized salt particles. As you inhale the salt, it moves deeply into your lungs, decreasing inflammation in the airways and helping your body to fight infection.

The Halotherapy room also creates a negative ion environment that decreases stress, promotes relaxation and increases an overall sense of well-being.

What Are Negative Ions?

Simply put, ions are atoms or molecules that take on an electrical charge. In today’s modern world, with the overuse of chemicals, rising pollution levels, and our constant use of technology, our environment contains too many positive ions, and not enough negative ions.

If you have ever felt invigorated after a long walk in nature, or have been uplifted by the energy of the ocean air and waves, it is likely you were experiencing the energizing effects of by negative ions.

There is a great article about the beneficial effects of the negative ions found at Niagara Falls. Read more about it here.

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Halotherapy is 100% drug free, has no side effects, and is safe for both adults and children. It’s a great, natural way to stay healthy and happy during the long, damp Portland winters – or anytime. Book a massage in one of our Halotherapy rooms, or just inhale and relax. Either way, a visit to Zama’s salt caves will help you breathe easier and live better - naturally - from the inside out.

In addition to our new Halotherapy rooms, Zama will continue to offer the same wide array of other spa services. Our seasoned practitioners provide Acupuncture, Ashiatsu, Thai Massage, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Myofascial Release, Pregnancy Massage, Cranial Sacral, Reiki, Organic Skin Care, Body Waxing and Natural Foot, Hand & Nail Treatments and Far Infrared Heat Therapies.

Currently, Zama is offering a September Soul Revival Package that includes Deep Tissue Massage, Hungarian Herbal Mud Facial, and Cranberry Vanilla Spice Pedicure, all for just $185.

Zama’s Mission is to provide a 5 star sanctuary of wellness for active professionals and athletes in the Portland Metro Area. Our inviting atmosphere is intended to make you feel welcomed, relaxed, and at home the moment you walk through our doors. As a guest focused facility, we provide a sacred space where you can escape the stress of daily life, alleviate pain in your body, mind or spirit, and reconnect to the essence of your true self.

We can’t wait to welcome you – it’s going to be a wonderful Fall!

 

September Soul Revival Package

As the seasons shift and the colors come alive, we have the ideal getaway to help you settle in: Our September Soul Revival Package was created to help your body, mind and spirit make the transition into fall. The package includes a stress-busting 60-minute Deep Tissue Massage with Molly Muriel's intoxicating Arnica Infused Oil. Your rejuvenating massage is followed by a 30-minute Hungarian Herbal Mud Facial featuring Eminence products. Finally, you'll receive our invigorating Seasonal Pumpkin Spice Pedicure.


September Soul Revival Package

Massage
Deep Tissue massage is the most popular service at Zama Massage. It involves focusing prolonged pressure on the inner layers of the muscle fibers and connective tissue, then massaging against the grain of the muscle tissue to break up the adhesions or “knots” that cause discomfort. We partner with a local leader in organic infused oils, Molly Muriel, to provide the deepest relaxation possible to your 60-minute Deep Tissue Massage. Organic herbs are used in the powerful Arnica infused oil blend we use here at the spa. This oil is massaged into your skin to help relieve sore muscles, inflammation, and bruising. Check out our full line of Molly Muriel products in our store!

 

September Soul Revival PackageFacial
Your next service is the Hungarian Herbal Mud Facial. This 30-minute energizing facial has many benefits but most people just rave about the healthy glow it will bring to your skin. This highly stimulating treatment will regenerate the epidermis layer of your skin. It improves oily skin conditions, repairs skin tone, restores vitality, increases elasticity, and improves the texture of skin. This nourishing facial includes cleansing, exfoliation, herbal mud mask, hot towels, massage, and aromatherapy. Each step of the treatment is customized based on the unique skin care goals or concerns you may have.

September Soul Revival PackagePedicure
Finally, the Cranberry Vanilla Spice Pedicure is our seasonal foot treatment. Soak your feet in warm water while you inhale the delicious aroma of the vanilla spice softening bath salts. Cranberry and pomegranate scrub will hydrate your skin while exfoliating your feet and lower legs, increasing microcirculation. Your skin will be left silky smooth and radiant; skin tone is tightened and refined, feeling nourished and healthy. Your legs and feet are then massaged with a luxurious Pumpkin massage cream that softens skin and locks in moisture. Finish with a gentle buff to shine or choose from one of our five complimentary Deborah Lippmann nail polishes.

You’ll sip and enjoy Good Earth Spicy Tea while nibbling delicious Missionary Salted Caramel Chocolate Truffles in our beautiful Garden Room!

Total package cost: $185.00

 

 

 

Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa

2149 NE Broadway Street
PortlandOregon 97232
Off street parking in back (compact cars only).

Phone: 503.281.0278

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