You may not realize it, but there are a few tricks to getting the most from a facial. We want to acquaint you with the art of receiving a facial so that you can feel beautiful for longer. Follow these top 7 tips and look younger and alive with fresh healthy skin!

1. First, let's book your facial the right way.

This may seem obvious, but getting started is often the hardest part. Seriously, your skin likely needs it and you are worth it.  It is important not to feel intimidated!

Our professional estheticians are here to seamlessly guide you to the right treatment for your unique skin.  You will be given the opportunity to answer many questions about your skin. We use a variety of facials for different skin types and we can customize your treatment.

When booking it is helpful to share 3 specific concerns about your skin with your spa concierge when you book. This will help you to ensure that the specific facial that will meet your goals. item-11

Also, timing is extremely important when it comes to facials. The rule of thumb is to book your facial 4 - 7 days before a special event. Having a facial just before an event may seem like a great idea but if you are a new-to-facials client, your first treatment may be followed by breakouts before you get the radiant facial look. It is important to keep in mind that a week from your facial you will experience the peak of that wonderful glow you hear about.

2. Always prepare for your facial.

You want the best possible benefits from your appointment, right!? This one may be hard to hear, but keep your face out of the sun! Going into a facial with a sun burn can result in you being sent home and being told to come back in a week to avoid further damage. Sun damage can cause your skin to become fragile and sensitive, making it unsafe to have a treatment.

Definitely do not plan to have a wax on the same day of your facial. Waxing will leave the skin incredibly sensitive and expose a new layer of skin cells. This will likely be to much for the sensitive skin on your face.

3. Relax and arrive early the day of your facial.

Here at Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa we always request our clients to arrive 10 - 15 minutes early just to allow time to sit back and relax and enjoy a cup of tea. Entering your session with a clear, relaxed state of mind will allow you to think of all the questions you've been building up to this point to ask your esthetician. Don't be afraid to be honest about your current skin regimen and what your biggest concerns are. Your esthetician is there to educate and help you reach your skin goals!

4. What you need to know about extractions.

SoulExtractions are the bittersweet, but mostly sweet part, of receiving facials. Extractions are vital for removing blackheads, whiteheads and pimples to achieve clear, smooth skin. Our estheticians are trained to know when and when not to extract from a pore.  Steam allows the pores to open up, which helps with the extractions.

It is important to prepare yourself mentally as extractions can be a bit painful.  It is important to remember to be honest and be comfortable telling your esthetician if the discomfort is too much. Extractions are a large part of what heals and improves your skin, giving it a rested and healthy glow!

5. What happens after the facial?

You may be a bit of a rosy color, which will go away within a couple hours. You can apply makeup right away if you need to, however we encourage you to reap the benefits of the facial products. Allow the skin to breathe and soak in the specific products used on your skin. 

6. How often are facials necessary?

Depending on your type of skin, your esthetician will make a recommendation. We generally encourage about every 4 - 6 weeks. This allows you to keep up on the extractions, which in turn allows the pores to continually shrink. Your skin the20130325-0621n restores to the wonderful and youthful glow we all desire.

If you have hyperpigmentation or breakouts, you'll most likely want to experience a series of facials and follow up with an at home regimen. Your at home regime is crucial to encourage longevity of the benefits you received from your appointment and also benefit effectiveness of all future facials.

At the end of your facial your esthetician will provide you with information about your skin, give you suggestions on products, and give you information on how you should plan your facial regime for the future.

7. Booking a facial at Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa is made easy for you!

We offer a completely custom facial at no extra cost. The Organic Custom Facial is our top requested facial, we make it custom to make your booking process simple. Learn more about this service.

Book your facial HERE or call 503-281-0278 for more information.

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: to RSVP.

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.

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)

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.

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!

Give us a call at 503-281-0278

or Book Online today!

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

Book Now

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.



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


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!


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

Remedy Hot Stone - Zama Massage Therapeutic SpaA lifetime of love deserves a day to remember! Happy Mother's Day!

Every woman deserves to be honored, appreciated and taken care of.  "Mom" spends her day taking care of you and she craves quality time with her loved ones. Those who know her best, also know how important it is that she gets quality time alone -- to unwind and relax! Today is her day to feel special.

This is exactly how mom will feel after a day of spa indulgence at Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa in Portland, Oregon this Mother's Day!

Our 3 hour Mom's Spa Retreat includes a 75 min warm stone massage that melts muscle tension and grounds the busiest of moms! This luxurious massage is followed by a Calm Skin facial, using Eminence Organic Skin Care products, that will whisk her away to another time and place. She will feel like a new woman! Her toes will then be pampered with a luxurious Lavender Rose Pedicure, then polished our 5-Free Deborah Lippmann polish!

Served with Cider and Chocolate Truffles.

Comes with a complimentary Spa Gift.

Value $245


While mom is at the spa relaxing, you can whip up her favorite meal. Here are some awesome dinner ideas that you can surprise her with when she comes home!!

Short on time?

Look and feel your best, in under an hour, with our December Specials!


30 Min. Short & Sweet Facial (with a free brow wax) $29

Zama Massage

This customized express organic facial will revitalize your skin and leave you glowing.  Our skilled estheticians will cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize your skin and expertly shape your brows, so you can relax and look your best at those holiday parties!

30 minute De-Stress Aromatherapy Massage $39

Deep Tissue Massage - Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa

Short on time and suffering with tight neck and shoulders?  Melt that holiday tension away with an upper body focused deep tissue massage using our 21 Drops De-Stress aromatherapy blend oils.


30 Min. Holiday Manicure - $29DeborahL1

This specialized nail treatment is so much more than just a manicure.

Feel the tension begin to melt away as your body warms up with our heated neck wrap.  You then receive nail and cuticle care to keep your hands healthy and happy through the New Year.  Using our peppermint infused hand cream a relaxing hand and arm massage follows, leaving your skin feeling soft and luxurious.  Finally, an application of our beautiful, five-free and vegan nail polish colors from Deborah Lippman, that are sure to impress at holiday parties!

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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