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Here at Zama Massage Theraputic Spa, it is our goal to provide you with the most restful, luxurious, and restorative treatments available. We want to help you feel and look your best - from the inside out! We provide a wide array of wellness and beauty services and treatments. Some may be familiar to you, and some may be new. Listed below are answers to some of our customers' FAQs. Please feel free to call us with any of your questions or concerns - whatever you need, we are here for you!

What are the benefits of facials?

-Improves Elasticity, tone and skin texture
-Promotes collagen production
-Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
-Increases Circulation
-Induces relaxation/stress relief
-Assists with specific skin conditions

  • Acne
  • Oily skin
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea


How do I prepare for a massage (What to expect)?

Prior to a Massage: Your therapist will go through a short series of questions to evaluate your past and current state of health. This information will be kept confidential and updated each time you visit. You will be asked to dress down to your comfort level and relax on the heated massage table. Your therapist will leave the room at this time. If your hair is long, you may want to pin it up. All jewelry should be removed, including contact lenses and glasses. You will be provided with space for your personal belongings. Cover yourself with the provided drape before your therapist re-enters, and remember to relax and focus on your breathing as you receive your massage.

During a massage: If any technique performed is painful or unpleasant, for any reason, let your therapist know immediately. Communication is essential to providing you with the best possible massage experience.

Temperature: Should the temperature in the room be too cool or too warm for your comfort, please let your therapist know and they will adjust it accordingly.

Modesty: The part of the body being worked on is the only part that will be undraped. No massages will be given without proper draping.


How will I feel after a massage?

When you receive a massage, your body’s muscles may respond as if they were just doing a strenuous work out for the last hour. People who receive massage less often are more likely to experience this feeling than those who are on a regular massage schedule. Remember, when you start a new work out, your body’s muscles need time to adjust, and as you continue to work out your pain or stiffness diminishes. It is the same with massage. The more you come, the more pleasant the experience, and the better the benefit. A licensed massage therapist will provide you with a more thorough massage than your friend or partner would. As trained professionals, we have ways of finding knots and spasms in your muscles, and know how to properly release them. When we release these areas of tension we bring blood to the injured tissues, creating a space for inflammation to occur and toxins to be released into the blood stream. Because of this response, you may experience delayed onset muscle soreness and may feel sore for 24-48 hours. If soreness persists for more than 48 hours, please contact your doctor and let your massage therapist know right away.

To minimize soreness and maximize the benefits of the massage please do the following:

  • Keep yourself hydrated by drinking water.
  • Avoid alcohol and cigarettes. Give your body healthy food and drinks.
  • Do some light exercise/stretching for the whole body.
  • Apply heat or take a warm bath. However, if you received massage/Chinese cupping or aromatherapy please do not apply any heat to the body. If you received aromatherapy, we want the essential oils to soak into your skin for you to receive the maximum benefits of the oils.
  • Ice any area that was massaged extensively. This is especially important when receiving deep tissue, ashiatsu, trigger point, or myofascial massage.
  • Ask your massage therapist for self massage release techniques that you can do in between your sessions. Foam rollers are a must for at-home care.

Sometimes after a massage session some people may feel emotional. Your body has memories and we store many emotions within our tissues and these emotions can be released during and after a massage, especially if you have been under a lot of stress or are dealing with chronic pain. This is completely normal and you should allow these emotions to surface during or after the massage. Embrace them.

Please call our office if you have any questions or concerns after your massage. We are always here to answer your questions or discuss your concerns.


What are the benefits of massage?

The therapeutic benefits of massage have been well known for thousands of years. Massage has benefited people of all walks of life such as athletes, dancers, tired parents, sports enthusiasts, and accident victims. Whatever your needs, there is a massage that will benefit you.

Massage will:

  • Reduce chronic pain and headaches
  • Decrease Stress & Fatigue
  • Increase Relaxation
  • Reduce injury recovery time
  • Increase range of motion and mobility
  • Flush Toxins
  • Improve your posture
  • Improve circulation
  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Alleviate symptoms of conditions such as:
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Tendonitis
    • Arthritis

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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