As winter begins to slowly draw to an end, the shortest, most loving month is upon us! Whether or not you are getting ready to celebrate with your special someone, February undoubtedly gives everyone the opportunity to show their love through gestures of beauty and thoughtful gifts and cards. When considering a Valentine's gift, we highly encourage investing in experiences and products that create connection and interpersonal expansion.
Why limit the celebration of love to just one day!? We have put together a Valentine's day gift guide that will be sure to open the heart and bring in the love. And yes, you can celebrate Valentine's the whole month, why not!?
Yes, chocolate is undeniably one of the most commonly thought of gifts. There is a reason for this! Chocolate triggers brain chemicals that stimulate feelings of love and sexual desire. Not only is chocolate an aphrodisiac, but it also contains many healthy promoting properties as well.
The higher the cocoa content, the more health benefits there are. Cocoa is rich in anti-oxidants that contribute to lowered cholesterol, improve heart health, and stimulate a positive immune response. Also, cocoa, used topically, protects your skin and pumps it full of vital nutrients.
We finish many of our signature packages here at Zama with high quality, vegan truffles made by Missionary Chocolates. They are available for purchase in our spa store and locally made right here in Portland. Go the extra mile with your chocolate gift and purchase artisan chocolates that are high in cocoa content and void of filler ingredients.
Even better, give your chocolate to your loved one as a delectable surprise. Pull the box out after a long walk together, or during a shared cup of tea. Consider bringing it to the bedroom as part of a romantic evening. Wrap it up and place it somewhere unexpected, like on a work station or on the car dash. Make it a pleasurable experience!
Consider a Valentines gift of stones and crystals! In recent years these earthy treasures have increased in popularity, however they have always been beloved by those who delight in the fantastic of natural wonders. Stones and crystals are excellent gifts that can be used to add beauty to the home or office and can be used in a variety of ways, from practical to healing to spiritual.
Want to feel like you are inside a large crystal? Come get a treatment in our salt caves! Surround yourself with ancient slabs of crystallized ancient Himalayan salt stones. The health benefits are many and the beauty loving senses will be pleasurably stimulated.
Stones and crystals have many uses. Some love them simply for their aesthetic and use gems to create artful montages on window sills, bathrooms, bedrooms, altars, center pieces, or really anywhere. Smooth stones and crystals can be used to give massages and or to be held in the hand by tactile users. Many use crystals for their energetic properties and use them to ignite their physic, energetic, and healing abilities.
Dive into the study of precious stones and gems and with your loved one! Make an altar together that you both will enjoy or a smoothed one to massage each other with a carrier oil. Go on a crystal hunt together and decide which speak to both of you. The spirit in which you discover the precious stones you want to bring into your life will add to their value!
Pets are undoubtedly one of life's biggest joys for many. Dogs, in particular, have been proven to increase one's life span and overall happiness. Yes, pets are an added responsibility, but the work they bring adds to quality of the owner's life. Pets can decrease stress levels and increase a sense of belonging and connection. Dog walking not only improves the owner's health, but also helps you meet others and connect to local community.
Dogs fill your heart with love and make it stronger. Studies show that having a canine companion is linked to lower blood pressure, reduced cholesterol, and decreased triglyceride levels, which contribute to better overall cardiovascular health and fewer heart attacks.
A furry friend can be one of the most loving and memorable gifts ever. They joy and love created by bonding with a pet is undoubtedly inspiring and heart opening!
Spa days are incredible gifts for the mind, body, and spirit. Uplift your loved one with a trip to a day spa for relaxation, pampering, and a therapeutic touch. The old adage, "you can't pour from an empty cup" remains true. The responsibilities of life add up and tire us out. There is nothing quite like a spa day to melt away the tension and stress of everyday living. Helping your loved one relax and receive healing touch and beautifying care will fill their cup back up and help bring on the love!
You can even book spa days together! From couple's massage to side by side pedicures, a trip to the day spa together is a sure way to bond and open up to one another. Here at Zama we have an extensive menu for both couple's services and personalized treatments. Help your loved one open up and get inspired with the gift of therapeutic touch.
Check out your local activities calendar for live music or special DJ experiences. Music uplifts our spirit and connects us to our body. Music creates an environment that connects us to one another. Whether your loved one likes to dance, tap their foot, sit back and experience, music will undoubtedly lift them up!
Additionally, going out together and trying new activities together increase neural pathways for love. According to Dr. Arthur Aron, a psychology professor who directs the Interpersonal Relationships Laboratory at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, "partners who regularly share new experiences report greater boosts in marital happiness than those who simply share pleasant but familiar experiences."
Our recommendation, head out for a night of music and dance together! Delight in the music and doing something new that will create bonding. Just down the street from Zama is Aztec Willie's, where they regularly host Latin Dance nights with dance lessons.
If live music is more your thing, Portland is packed with opportunities. Pick up a copy of the Willamette Weekly for smaller local offerings or head on-line to Ticketmaster and take a look at the many larger shows that come through town. Add some music to your shared experience and open up the love!
Check out our February Sweetheart Special! It combines the best of our spa with the delights of the season!
Looking for a heart-felt gift to celebrate Valentine’s Day or looking to give yourself a special treat this month? Look no further than our Roses and Chocolates Romance Package, available all month at Zama! Ease into your spa day with a 60 minute Warm Cocoa Butter Massage. This cocoa infused session utilizes both Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage techniques with the decadent aroma of chocolate to promote deep relaxation and relieve tension. As the scent of chocolate surrounds you and the warm cocoa pools at the base of your spine, you will immediately begin to relax and melt away. Heated cocoa butter will deeply nourish and hydrate your skin. Cocoa butter is beneficial for all skin types. It aids in preventing or easing stretch marks, soothes dry itchy skin, and provides relief from skin conditions such as Eczema or Psoriasis.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, this is a chocolate lovers dream! Indulge your senses while the aroma of Sweet Rose Essential Oil opens up your heart and begins this entrancing experience! After a thorough cleanse and exfoliation of the face, melt into chocolate with Eminence Chocolate Hydrating Masque. Your skin will begin absorbing the powerful vitamins and oils to help hydrate, rejuvenate, and repair your skin. This facial is excellent for reducing wrinkles, hydrating skin, and supplying age defying antioxidants. Feel stress melt away with a scalp, neck, shoulder, arm and hand massage. Each session ends with a special raspberry chocolate heart treat.
De-Stress and unwind as you relax in our sacred garden room. Soothe your tired achy feet in a warm bath of rose petals and lavender epsom salts. Our detoxifying Himalayan foot scrub then peels off dry skin, leaving your legs and feet feeling new! Once you soak and soften your feet, our Himalayan salt foot scrub will shed off dry skin, leaving your legs and feet feeling rejuvenated. Expert nail and cuticle care leave your feet looking gorgeous. Following specialized nail care, your soles and legs are then massaged with a luxurious, locally made lavender massage cream that softens skin and locks in moisture. Finish with a gentle buff to shine or polish from our five free Deborah Lippmann nail line!
We've crafted the perfect couples massage to make your Valentine's Day a day to remember. Available all month long, this special is sure to make hearts swoon and is a beautiful way to celebrate any occasion. Enjoy a 60 minute Couples Warm Cocoa Butter Massage while you and your loved one relax in the tranquility of one of our couples rooms. Just imagine warm, organic fair-trade cocoa butter being drizzled over your body... as the scent of chocolate surrounds you and the warm cocoa pools at the base of your spine, you will immediately begin to relax and melt away. Cocoa butter is highly beneficial for all skin types. It aids in preventing or easing stretch marks, soothes dry itchy skin, and provides relief from skin conditions such as Eczema or Psoriasis. Our warm cocoa butter is particularly luxurious during the colder months and is sure to ignite a spark in any heart! Let us help fan the flames of romance with complimentary champagne, raspberry heart truffles and a long stemmed rose, ooh-la-la!
60 Minute Couples Warm Cocoa Butter Massage
*includes champagne, raspberry heart truffles and a long stemmed rose
This special is available all month long for just $215!
The Holidays are over, and January is rolling on. Got a case of the Mid-Winter Blues? Let us massage them away at Zama! For many of us, getting back into old routines can be difficult and depleting. Have you taken the time to de-stress, detoxify, and ground yourself for the year ahead? This is the perfect time to make a New Year's resolution for self-care, and Zama is here to help!
Massage is a simple, enjoyable, and affordable way to take care of yourself. Whether you are an athlete, have been injured in an automobile accident, need to address acute or chronic musculoskeletal issues, or simply need to relax, Zama offers a massage service that will meet your needs.
The benefits of Massage are numerous:
At Zama, we offer Swedish Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, Thai Massage, De-tox Massage, Halotherapy Massage, Far Infrared Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Couples Massage, and a variety of Massage and Spa packages. Call or visit our website today to learn more, and to book the service that's right for you.
Although the Winter rains bring the promise of a lovely, verdant Spring, they also bring colds, flu, and the Winter Blues. With this in mind, January is the perfect time of year to indulge in Halotherapy! Salt therapy dates back to ancient Egypt, and is currently used throughout Europe, Canada, and cutting-edge US cities. Halotherapy offers numerous health benefits, particularly to the skin, respiratory, and nervous systems. Zama is proud to house the only Halotherapy Salt Caves in the Portland Area. So come relax in one of our Zero Gravity Chairs as you immerse yourself in the healing powers of salt, or book your massage service in one of our Halptherapy rooms. Either way, prepare to relieve that Mid-Winter slump! Call or visit our website to learn more about the benefits of Halotherapy, or to book your service.
Zama friends and customers, don't forget - Valentines Day is right around the corner! If you are looking for a unique gift that is sure to put a smile on your loved one's face, look no further! Zama will be offering an amazing special just for you and your sweetie. Details coming soon!