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Best Portland Massage Therapists - Top Massage Therapists in Portland
Some of the best massage therapists are located in popular Portland spas and Portland day spas, but many of the most experienced massage therapists in Portland operate independently out of their own studios.
Finding the best massage often starts with a quick search on the web, by reading online reviews, or through word of mouth recommendations from friends or family. I love a great massage, so I've tried quite a few Portland spas and have my own personal recommendations, which of course are here on the Portland Massage page.
If you are just starting your search, you might try a special massage deal offer: many massage therapists will run specials to entice new massage clients into trying their services, in hopes of gaining new clientele. Portland massage deals are a great way to try out a couple therapists, and you may be able to get a great massage for half off or even less! You can find these great massage deals in several places, such as Craigslist, Groupon, or LivingSocial. Here is one such offer by Holistic Portland Massage, who runs great massage special deals and coupons, often:
When looking for the best massage, many of us will turn to online review sites. Based on reviewer's comments (5 stars) and my own experiences and referrals from my friends, here are some of the most popular places I have found to go for massage therapy, by neighborhood:
The Bright Way Massage Therapy
1020 SW Taylor Street #645
Portland, OR 97205
From website: "The Bright Way Massage Therapy is a Portland, Oregon massage practice offering professional massage at affordable prices. We specialize in Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, as well as techniques to alleviate the physical effects of minor automobile accidents. "
Holistic Portland Massage
1611 NE 16th Ave (between NE Broadway and Weidler in Irvington)
Portland, OR 97212
From website: "When you need a great Portland massage, the last thing you need to do is pay for a service that disappoints. Holistic Portland Massage promises to provide the best Portland massage therapy experience you’ve ever had with caring, intuitive service, and personalized attention to give you a Portland massage that exceeds your expectations. You will feel relaxed, renewed, and at peace following your massage service." Offering online booking and same-day appointments when available.
2627 NE Broadway Street,
Portland, OR 97232
From website: "Zama’s Licensed Massage Therapists are among the best in the Portland area, specializing in deep tissue, hot stone, Thai massage, Ashiatsu, sports, pregnancy, Craniosacral, and stress reduction."
Blooming Moon Wellness Spa
2050 NW Lovejoy St
Portland, OR 97209
From website: "We are a cooperative wellness spa where practitioners joined together to provide nurturing treatments to our community. We believe living life in balance is the key to total wellness. Wellness begins with an awareness that this balance is dynamic, flowing in a natural rhythm to every individual. We created an atmosphere where our spa professionals as well as our guests can be nurtured simultaneously."
Dynamic Therapuetic Massage
2230 NW Pettygrove St.
Portland, OR 97210
From website: "As a team of highly skilled, diversely trained, Licensed Massage Therapists we are committed to improving your physical well-being. Specializing in: deep tissue massage, Swedish relaxation massage, sports massage, integrative massage, cupping massage, hot stone and pregnancy massage. All of our therapists are strong, and intuitive."
Healing Tree Massage
1435 NW 23rd Ave # F
Portland, OR 97210
From website: "Healing Tree Massage will help you heal from injury, work with you through training, and get you through post-competition pain while providing your body with relaxing spa therapy at the same time. It’s what we do."
322 Northwest 5th Avenue #310
Portland, OR 97209
From website: "Located in the historic Minnesota Hotel, AGmassage offers quiet, tranquility, and space to recharge your mind, body, and spirit. Our Licensed Massage Therapists provide professional customer service and exceptional massage and bodywork in a soothing environment. Our Therapists are trained in various massage and bodywork styles, from Sports Massage to Prenatal, and we offer Couples Massage so you and a friend or partner can escape together."
PDX BodyWork - Becky Belding, LMT
5331 SW Macadam Suite 318
Water Tower Building /Johns Landing
Portland, OR 97239
From website: "Bodywork is a healing force in life...for deep relaxation, body/mind awareness, pain management or rehabilitation. It is a powerful tool to support your health, well being and strengthen the immune system. I am located in the charming and historic John’s Landing Water Tower building just south of beautiful downtown Portland Oregon along the Willamette River. "
4475 Southwest Scholls Ferry Road
Portland, OR 97225
From website: "Whether you are looking for a chance to pamper yourself with a special spa style treatment or you need to get the 'knots' worked out of your neck and shoulders, RelaxPDX has a massage to suit your needs. From our Signature Massages to Therapeutic Injury Recovery, we offer a full range of exceptional massage experiences. "
Aqua Terra Massage
516 SE Morrison St. Suite 203,
Portland, OR 97214
From website: "Welcome to Aqua Terra and the wonderful world of massage! Our skilled therapists specialize in "massage for two" where you and a friend or loved one can enjoy the knowledgeable touch of a massage catered to your individual needs. We also offer single massage for individuals who come in solo."
Fusion Bodyworks PDX
909 N Beech
Portland, OR 97227
From website: "We specialize in results oriented massage therapy, with sessions individually designed to meet your specific needs. In your massage session you can expect to be greeted by a calm and healing environment, a thorough intake followed by a massage treatment consistent with your highest expectations. "
North Portland Wellness Center
4922 N. Vancouver Avenue
Portland, OR 97217
From website: "The North Portland Wellness Center (NPWC) is a warm, welcoming space created to support each individual on his or her unique path to wellness. We are dedicated to the health and well being of our patients and our community. Our vision is to serve our patients by supporting them in creating health and vitality in their lives."
Zen Space Healing Center
4922 N. Vancouver Avenue
Portland, OR 97211
From website: "Zen Space healing center has incorporated the principles of Ancient Chinese Medical Systems and Naturopathic practices bridging the East and the West. Our wellness center provides tools for healing, education, and nurturing the whole being. Each of our Treatment Rituals seeks to heal imbalances of the mind and body to restore harmony and health to each individual. "
7321 N Charleston Ave
Portland, OR 97203
From website: "I have been a massage therapist for nine years. I specialize in therapeutic swedish, deep tissue and structural rebalancing work. There is a never ending amount to learn about the body and it's healing processes, and I want to continue to add to my tools and knowledge. I love working on a variety of people with different needs and issues, and think every treatment is a unique experience based on that person's specific needs that day."
8525 North Lombard Street #212
Portland, OR 97203
From website: "I'm Natalie Burke and I offer massage therapy here at re:vive. I trained at East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon and am a member of American Bodywork and Massage Professionals. I came to the field of massage because of an interest in the health of the whole body and a desire to reduce stress in my own life and in the lives of others. In addition to being a massage therapist, I’m a mama, a traveler, a dog lover, a gardener, and an explorer."
How to Choose a Portland Massage TherapistThere are Portland massage spas all over town; in fact there are hundreds of places you can go in Portland for a massage. So what makes one massage better than the next? Usually, it is combination of factors. The location and ambiance of the spa or massage studio is important. A quiet, serene setting is definitely more appealing to the overall relaxation experience. Soft sheets, dim lighting, a comfortable massage table, and a peaceful space will all contribute to a relaxing ambiance for you to relax.
But, a nice spa setting alone does not make a great massage. I have had plenty of massages in top Portland spas that left a little something to be desired because the massage itself was only average. Most importantly, the skill of the Portland massage therapist will make or break your overall massage experience.
Don't hesitate to tell your therapist how you are feeling and what level of pressure you feel comfortable with. We've all had that massage where the whole time we are thinking "more pressure!" or "that tickles"! Personally, I like deep tissue work to get the kinks and knots out, but some people find that style is too painful. Simple communication and establishing a sense of trust with your therapist will ensure you are happy with your Portland massage experience.
The best massage therapists will establish good communication and will be intuitive in adapting the massage to fit what your body needs.
Consistency is also important. If you go to a larger Portland massage spa, you may get a different therapist each time you visit unless you specifically schedule your massage with a certain therapist. So once you find a therapist you like, stick with him or her so you will always get the same great massage treatment each and every time.
The last factor most people consider is cost. Massage can be expensive for sure, but if you find it helps reduce stress, manage pain, and increase mobility, it may be a worthy investment in your overall good health. Once you find your Portland massage therapist that you like, ask about "package deals" because they usually will discount the services if you buy a pack of 3 or more massages.
Top Portland spas tend to be more costly due to the overhead of operating the space. So, if you simply want a great massage, you might find a less expensive option through an independent massage therapist who doesn't have to pay rent and insurance on a huge retail spa.
Portland massage gift certificates are a nice way to treat a friend or loved one to a relaxing experience.
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