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.


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.

Pumpkin Pie Anti-Aging Facial (75 minutes) $79

The abundance of pumpkin this time of year is no coincidence. This hearty and delicious vegetable is a secret weapon for dry, aging skin.  As we prepare for colder weather, get pampered with the healing qualities of pumpkin in this 75 minute stimulating and deeply relaxing facial.

Madagascar Vanilla Butter Massage (75 minutes) $85

A Zama favorite, our Organic whipped body butter is hand blended with fresh Madagascar Vanilla Extract. Fresh, sweet and creamy, the scent of vanilla has been found to reduce tension and anxiety and improve overall mood and well-being -- This is the perfect pre-holiday remedy; try it under our Infrared Heat Bar for $10 more and warm up those tight muscles while getting massaged!

Vanilla Spice Foot Soak & Scrub (30 minutes) $29

Warm those chilly toes in an aromatic bath of clove & vanilla water.  Once your feet have been softened, we will exfoliate with our exotic organic Vanilla Sugar scrub.  Finally, a soothing pressure point foot massage with our Madagascar vanilla body butter completes the experience.

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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