Give the gift of relaxation this holiday season

The holidays can be stressful. Why not give the gift of relaxation?

Even better, give one to someone else and give one to yourself. You deserve it.

While there are many, many spas to choose from in the metro area, here is a sampling of some treatments offered, perhaps near you.

Feel as calm as a creek

Coldwater Creek — The Spa, located at Bridgeport Village in Tualatin — is an oasis of relaxation, from the decor to the mood lighting. Known for their skin treatments, massages and relaxing pedicure packages for both men and women, the spa also offers pre-built spa packages so choosing the perfect gift combination is easy.

Spa packages include a Refresh Package — which includes a body scrub followed by a hot, river stone massage — an Age-Defying Package — which includes an anti-aging facial, massage and anti-aging manicure — and Renewal Spa Day Package, which includes five hours devoted to renewal and rejuvenation with a river stone massage, essential salt or sugar polish, essential facial, ultimate manicure and ultimate pedicure. Available at a variety of price points, pampering your loved one is as easy as a trip to the mall.

Gift cards — at a variety of price points — can be purchased at the spa or online at For more information, visit the spa at 7449 S.W. Bridgeport Road or call 503-598-0524.

Enjoy healthy spaces

Looking for a do-it-yourself private healing studio this season? The Healthy Spaces Wellness Spa & Water Bar in West Linn caters to self-care, as recently featured in Day Spa Magazine. Clients are treated to a private, healing space where they choose therapeutic equipment that best fits their needs.

Gift certificates are available for private one-hour sessions in the self-care studio for $60.

“This includes use of the far infrared sauna, chi vitalizer, whole body vibration platform, far infrared shiatsu, massage bed, light therapy for the winter blues and alkaline ionized water to enjoy during the session,” said Healthy Spaces owner Diane Bays. Clients are allowed to fill up gallon bottles with super-hydrating, pH balanced alkaline, ionized water.

Bays’ shop features on-site sessions, spa packages, equipment rentals and product sales. Product descriptions and a spa menu is available on it’s website

“Our clients include young, healthy athletes looking for injury prevention and recovery, moms looking for a time-out and people of all ages suffering from chronic pain and sleep challenges,” Bays said, who opened her store after an accident left her in chronic pain and searching for natural remedies. 

If hands-on services are desired, the shop’s location within the nearby Sachi Wellness Center ( provides opportunities for massage, facials, chiropractic and naturopathic medicine before or after a visit to Healthy Spaces’ spa.

Healthy Spaces is located at 2008 Willamette Falls Drive, suite 200, in West Linn. It can be reached at 503-655-3565.

Rejuvenate head-to-toe

Rejuvenation Day Spa is a healing sanctuary dedicated to helping people rejuvenate physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Its goal: eliminate your stress through healing techniques and natural products.

As its website describes, enjoy the gentle sounds of Japanese Tsukabai’s soothing melodies between treatments such as body scrubs, body wraps and massages.

Give special attention to tired feet and hands through their Signature Foot Massage blending the ancient art of reflexology and massage. The spa uses products that relax, detoxify, stimulate and energize the body — easing stress through “the gateway of the feet.”

Pre-packaged offerings — such as a couple’s package, bridal package and men’s grooming package, among others, allow your gift-giving imagination some focus. All spa packages include use of the steam facilities, grooming amenities, lockers, robes and sandals.

Client Sheryl Osterman gave her testimonial on the website, saying that she felt “taken away for the day.”

“Thank you for creating such a nice place to skip away to,” she said

Skip over to get a gift card; they are also available for purchase online. Rejuvenation Day Spa is located at 6333 S.W. Macadam Ave. in Portland and can be reached at 503-293-5699.

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