Katie Vaughan

Katie Vaughan is a writer and marketing coordinator living in Portland. Read More

Day Spas in Portland

Treat yourself to a little relaxation and a lot of sauna.

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Katie Vaughan

Katie Vaughan is a writer and marketing coordinator living in Portland. Read More

Whether you plan to spend your Portland visit hiking in Forest Park and skiing Mount Hood or eating and drinking as much local food and craft beer as possible, you’ll eventually need a break to rest your sore muscles and overworked stomach. Let these local spas pamper you while you relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit.

Let these local spas pamper you while you relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit.

Dosha Salon Spa

Dosha has several spas around town, but the all-inclusive amenities at their Hawthorne location can’t be beat. With any spa service, including hot stone massages, body wraps and rejuvenation facials, guests have access to their luxurious steam room, sauna and shower facilities, plush with natural stone and wood touches. You’ll feel your stress levels drop just walking in.

Löyly Sauna & Steam

Scandinavians know a thing or two about riding out dark, cold winters in style. But you don’t need to book a flight to Finland for a true sauna experience: The sleek, wood-adorned facilities at Löyly provide a dose of traditional European sauna culture right here in Portland. Löyly’s two locations also offer a variety of massage and facial services to help you dial up your sauna experience.

Kanani Pearl Spa

If your relaxation style is more surf than snow, Kanani Pearl Spa is the mini Hawaiian retreat of your dreams. Kanani provides a variety of massage and esthetic services, all with plenty of island flare. Try the traditional Hawaiian deep-tissue massage, the Island Espresso Mud Wrap or the Papaya Pineapple Body Polish.

Mudra Massage

Looking to mix up your massage routine? Mudra Massage specializes in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, a barefoot massage technique. (Translation: Someone walks on your back.) But this is no gimmick — therapists leverage gravity to achieve a deep tissue massage with virtually no pain. Mudra also offers classic massage styles such as Swedish and hot stone, as well as newer crazes like floatation therapy in sensory deprivation tanks.

Ways to Practice Self-Care in Portland

It’s okay to admit that you occasionally get stressed or down. But after visiting these local gems, you’ll be back to feeling on top of the world.

Blooming Moon Wellness Spa

Whether it’s deep-tissue massage, Thai massage, elaborate detox wraps or a simple foot soak, Blooming Moon delivers­ otherworldly relaxation and value to boot: During the Weekday Happy Hour (from 3–8 p.m. Tuesday–Friday), enjoy a 30-minute foot soak and foot massage along with snacks and wine from nearby Hop and Vine for just $30.

Zama Massage

In addition to traditional massage therapy and facials, Zama Massage offers a handful of distinctive spa services aimed at physical and spiritual wellness. Try the Infrared Detox Wrap or Halo Massage, an ancient massage technique that takes place in Zama’s “halotherapy salt caves” lined with Himalayan salt bricks and ambient LED lights.

Kiva Tea Cafe and Spa

Kiva helps guests find wellness both inside and out, with a myriad of rejuvenating spa services and a beautiful cafe offering tea, juice, smoothies and fresh treats. Give your feet some love and care with Kiva’s Foot Sanctuary, which offers reflexology, foot massage and leg wraps – pot of tea included!

The DragonTree

Along with Eastern-focused treatments like acupuncture, herbal medicine and Ayurvedic therapies, the DragonTree offers relaxing hand, foot and head massages in their community Sangha Room. They also have an apothecary with their own line of soothing, hand-crafted body products made right here in Portland, including massage oils, body scrubs, tonics and tinctures. Leaving too soon? Visitors flying through PDX can score and extra-special spa treatment at the DragonTree’s airport location.

Where to Soak in Portland

Ready to relax? Practice aquatic self-care at these welcoming, all-weather float and soak spots.