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.

 

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!

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!

 

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.

More Good News!halotherapy

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!

 

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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