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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!


Call 503-281-0278



Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa

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

Phone: 503.281.0278


linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram