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.


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.


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!


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!


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.

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