When the cold, dark days of winter get you down, a little indulgence can be just the thing to brighten your outlook. Put your stress on hold with a few hours at a day spa, and walk out feeling balanced and beautiful. These luxurious Oregon spas offer total relaxation, plus all the personalized beauty and wellness services you can imagine — and then some.
The Barefoot Sage
At The Barefoot Sage in Portland’s Hawthorne District, wellness starts from the ground up. This unique spa focuses on the feet, offering soaks, scrubs and massages. Hot stone treatments and paraffin dips are warming answers to soggy winter weather. There’s also a tempting menu of local teas and snacks available for purchase. You can make an appointment to put your feet up at 503-239-7116 or visit thebarefootsage.com.
Root Whole Body
If you like a little challenge with your relaxation, a yoga class in Root Whole Body’s gorgeous, northeast Portland studio could be for you. If you choose massage at Root, be sure to arrive early to enjoy the sauna and tea room. Root also offers organic skin care, plus acupuncture, chiropractic, naturopathic and nutrition services. For more information, call 503-288-7668 or visit rootwholebody.com.
Bend’s Spa W has been featured in The Source Weekly’s Best of Central Oregon for 10 years running. The spa’s exquisite appointments certainly have something to do with that — and so do the expert massages. Relax in the steam room before your session, and make sure you tell the therapist where it hurts; the staff take pride in their goal-oriented approach. Spa W also offers a full range of body, skin and nail services. Call 541-388-1485 or visit www.spa-w.com for more information.
Sage Springs Club and Spa
Central Oregon’s Sunriver Resort is home to Sage Springs Club and Spa. In addition to fitness, tennis, massage and salon services, Sage Springs features an impressive selection of body treatments, from a detoxifying salt-and-seaweed scrub and mask to a moisturizing wrap with organic honey and avocado. Contact the spa at 541-593-7891 or visit www.sunriver-resort.com/spa.
Overleaf Spa, located at the oceanfront Overleaf Lodge in Yachats, offers a soothing and revitalizing menu of hydrotherapy services. Soak in green tea bubbles and bath salts in the spa’s elegant surroundings. The spa’s steam rooms, saunas, hot tub and ocean-view soaking pool are available to hotel and spa guests; massage and body and skin treatments are also among the spa’s services. To book an appointment call 800-338-0507 or visit www.overleafspa.com.
These days, many of us find it tough to fit self care into our busy schedules, but don’t forget that taking time for relaxation and exercise has far-reaching benefits for your health, relationships and mood. Sometimes, wellness and indulgence go hand-in-hand.