The therapists at Integrative Primary Care have a mission: to combine the best of primary healthcare with effective therapies that come from other traditions, such as Chinese medicine, acupuncture, bio-feedback and more. The team of two nurse practitioners, a medical doctor, an acupuncturist, a biofeedback counselor and more, collaborate in nicely remodeled clinic at 2050 NW Lovejoy St. Ph: 503-227-0350. Online at http://integrativeprimarycare.com.
The salt caves of Europe are known for their health-giving properties. The negative ions and trace elements have helped many people recover from respiratory illnesses like asthma and allergies. Northwest Portland is home to the Salt Grotto, a man-made oasis that features a halotherapy room equipped with thousands of pounds of Dead Sea and Himalayan salt. Yoga and massage sessions are offered in the tranquil room, or simply recline in the gravity-free chairs and breathe deep. A 45 minute session is just $30 and can be the key to making a stubborn cough go away, or revitalizing your entire body. The Salt Grotto is near NW 14th and Lovejoy at 906 NW 14th. Ph: 971-255-1053. www.thesaltgrotto.com.
At Pearl Health Center, leading-edge medicine and traditional forms are combined to provide options for individual treatment. Believing health care should be affordable and accessible, Pearl Health Center is home to a skilled team of practitioners with a variety of talents. A medical doctor and two family nurse practitioners are joined by a naturopath, a chiropractor, an acupuncturist, and a massage therapist, who consult together to find the best course of treatment for their patients. The clinic has a roomy, tranquil feel on the ground floor of the EcoTrust Building at NW 9th and Johnson St at 721 NW 9th. Ph: 503-252-0900. Online at www.pearlhealthcenter.com.
A spacious and secluded soaking area is the highpoint of the new foot spa at 2113 NW Northrup Street in Portland, Oregon.
Ashiyu’s menu of soaking and reflexology, passive fitness routine and ionized alkaline drinking water remain unchanged. But the surroundings have received a tastefully exotic upgrade. Call 503-232-0920 for more information and to make reservations.
Ashiyu Foot Spas in Sellwood is offering sessions in their new infrared sauna. Infra-red is more penetrating than steam heat, bringing pain relief and detoxifying you from the inside out. Infrared sauna use has been found to reduce high blood pressure, help weight loss and relieve arthritis. Ashiyu’s sauna is in a private room. It has room for two people to enjoy it togther. It has temperature and light controls on the inside, and a built in CD player. A half-hour sauna session at Ashiyu is just $15, or ask about a four-visit punch card. Ashiyu is open daily starting at 11am or by appointment. They are located at 2113 NW Northrup St in Portland. Please call 503-232-0920 to make a reservation.
The Apothecary Shoppe offers a dazzling assortment of therapeutic oils, salts, lotions and other preparations in a nicely organized store in Southwest Portland. The essential oils collection alone is impressive, with many hard-to-find oils such as New Zealand Tea Tree oil, a special variety with a distinctive aroma that attacks infections that regular Australian Tea Tree oil cannot. Also featured is an extensive therapeutic book selection. The Shoppe is a division of the American College of Healthcare Sciences, which offers accredited degree programs in Aromatherapy, Herbal Medicine, Holistic Medicine and other fields. The Apothecary Shoppe and the College are located at 5940 SW Hood Ave in Portland Oregon.
Visit the College online at www.achs.edu.
Visit the Apothecary Shoppe and shop online at www.apothecary-shoppe.com.
Ashiyu Foot Spa in the Sellwood district of Portland, Oregon offers the unique combination of hot soaking in their jetted foot spas followed by reflexology treatments. A hot foot soak followed by a half hour treatment is just $35. Visit them at 8015 SE 13th Ave, or call 503-232-0920. Online at www.ashiyu.com.
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Portland is home to a unique reflexology experience. Ashiyu Foot Spa offers hot foot soaking in their unique jetted foot spas to prepare you for your reflexology treatment. Half-hour or full hour (or the 15min mini-treatment) are available from their friendly, capable staff of certified reflexologists. Recline in their relaxing gravity-free chairs in a semi-private treatment area. The soaking and reflexology are a powerful combination that will bring wellness and relaxation.
Couples can receive side-by-side treatments when you make a reservation by calling 503-232-0920.
Ashiyu Foot Spa is found in Portland’s Sellwood neighborhood at 8015 SE 13th Ave. Half-hour treatments, with soak, are $35 and hour-long treatments, with soak, are $70. Four visit punchcards are sold for $120. Visit them online at http://www.reflexologyportland.com.
Certified Breathing Facilitator Margaret Townsend will conduct a relaxation seminar tailored to relieve Holiday stresses. This experience includes:
- Meditation and movement to open into your body, heart and breath.
- Hands-on group TransformBreathing session.
- Daily practice exercises as a lifelong resource.
Margaret has been practicing since 1993 and has been a trainer for the International Breath Institute. Her website is called The Living Breath: www.thelivingbreath.com.
The seminar will be conducted at Sellwood Yoga, 7970 SE 13th Ave, Portland, Oregon. Time: Saturday December 19, 1pm-3pm. Cost $20. Register by calling 503-575-9882 or visit Sellwood Yoga at www.sellwood.com.
A port-holiday version of the session will be offered on Saturday, January 23rd at Sellwood Yoga.
Have you tried ionized alkaline drinking water?
Sufferers of untreatable chronic conditions such as multiple sclerosis and arthritis are finding relief through this simple, inexpensive strategy. And otherwise healthy people are enjoying new energy, sounder sleep and a youthful complexion.
What is ionized alkaline water? It is water that has passed between electrified metal plates so that the acid and alkaline components are separated, then the alkaline side is dispensed into a container. Users are advised to drink between a quart and two quarts a day. The alkalinity works to cancel the acidity of the modern diet. Soda, coffee, alcohol, carbohydrates all present an acid burden that the body works hard to counteract and maintain its naturally alkaline state.
The ionization makes the water electron rich, so that it becomes a powerful antioxidant that is capable of super-hydrating the body. This is seen in the “dewy” complexion that alkaline water drinkers are known for.
In Japan, alkaline water is so common that roughly 20% of homes own a water alkalizing unit. In Portland, early adopters prefer to buy the water at specialty outlets that have a alkalizing unit. One such place is Ashiyu Foot Spas that sells the water by the gallon for $3 per gallon. They are found in two locations: Northwest Portland at 2133 NW Northrup St , ph: 503-232-0920, or in Sellwood at 8015 SE 13th Ave, ph: 503-505-4640.
Another water “bar” is Healthy Spaces south of Portland in Willamette. Their number is 503-655-3565.
Visit Ashiyu’s Alkaline Water page by clicking: http://www.alkalinewaterportland.com
Ashiyu is an authorized dealer of the leading quality Water Ionizing systems by Ionways. Visit their webstore by clicking: http://www.ionways.com/currents