Spa Willamina

★★★★★
  • 2223 Ne 43rd Ave

    Portland, OR 97213

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  • 503-287-2787

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Best massage I've ever had, not rough like some can be. I came out feeling completely relaxed and refreshed. The environment is soothing and will transcend you in to some other not so chaotic world. I found it extremely quaint and cozy here and appreciate the time they took to get to know me before hand. Thanks for giving a vacation for the day!

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★★★★★

Best massage I've ever had, not rough like some can be. I came out feeling completely relaxed and refreshed. The environment is soothing and will transcend you in to some other not so chaotic world. I found it extremely quaint and cozy here and appreciate the time they took to get to know me before hand. Thanks for giving a vacation for the day!

Pros: Extremely comfortable

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The most amazing massage and spa experience I have ever had. They really take YOU into account... getting to know you through a written Q&A. The environment and music took me away to another place. Even enjoyed the pebble floor shower. Small, intimate, and worth every penny and then some!

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★★★★★

The most amazing massage and spa experience I have ever had. They really take YOU into account... getting to know you through a written Q&A. The environment and music took me away to another place. Even enjoyed the pebble floor shower. Small, intimate, and worth every penny and then some!

Pros: Amazing Massage, beautiful place, and thoughtful!

Cons: Really, none.

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I experienced the Fragrant Hot Stone Massage just to try something new. As a massage therapist myself (new to Portland and the spa's here), I've been around the block when it comes to massages & body treatments and was blown away by this "ritual". It incorporated warm oil, hot stones, specifically designed blends of essential oils, and the fantastic touch of Noora the Massage Therapist. I'm used to the deep tissue, heavy handed massages that I sometimes need, but despite this being "lighter" than what I'm used to I felt so relaxed physically and mentally. Actually, I felt a bit loopy the first 10 minutes I was off the table! :) I feel so energized and healthy and alive still from that massage! Try 1. Fragrant Stone Massage 2. Noora is amazing!!!!

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★★★★★

I experienced the Fragrant Hot Stone Massage just to try something new. As a massage therapist myself (new to Portland and the spa's here), I've been around the block when it comes to massages & body treatments and was blown away by this "ritual". It incorporated warm oil, hot stones, specifically designed blends of essential oils, and the fantastic touch of Noora the Massage Therapist. I'm used to the deep tissue, heavy handed massages that I sometimes need, but despite this being "lighter" than what I'm used to I felt so relaxed physically and mentally. Actually, I felt a bit loopy the first 10 minutes I was off the table! :) I feel so energized and healthy and alive still from that massage! Try 1. Fragrant Stone Massage 2. Noora is amazing!!!!

Pros: Spectacular Service & Cozy Feel

Cons: not being able to come back every day

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I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I visited Spa Willamina but I figured it was going to be a good place to relax and be pampered by researching there web sit and reviews. Fortunately I was not wrong. It was an Amazing experience.
Granted Spa Willamina is in the basement of the owners house in the lovely Hollywood District of NE Portland but as I entered through the back door and down the stairs to the spa area I got tingles down my back. It is a small, warm and cozy space with the perfect lighting and the most relaxing music. I immediately felt calm and relaxed.
I have been to many spas in Portland from Aveda to your average spas around town and from those experiences I never really thought facials or massages were even worth half the money I paid and I definitely didn't experience pure bliss and relaxation like I wanted. Plus there is always a catch when you go to spas they just want you to buy there product.
At Spa Willamina that was not the case. I was offered a sample of their product (which is made by the owner) and was also offered the best skin care advice ever (they did not push their product at all). Plus with each facial you get a neck, arm, and hand massage! And on top of all that my skin is soft and glowing (I got the alpha+facial!) I really appreciated my experience there and cant wait to go back! Go to their web site and read their estheticians bios and you will be impressed.

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★★★★★

I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I visited Spa Willamina but I figured it was going to be a good place to relax and be pampered by researching there web sit and reviews. Fortunately I was not wrong. It was an Amazing experience.
Granted Spa Willamina is in the basement of the owners house in the lovely Hollywood District of NE Portland but as I entered through the back door and down the stairs to the spa area I got tingles down my back. It is a small, warm and cozy space with the perfect lighting and the most relaxing music. I immediately felt calm and relaxed.
I have been to many spas in Portland from Aveda to your average spas around town and from those experiences I never really thought facials or massages were even worth half the money I paid and I definitely didn't experience pure bliss and relaxation like I wanted. Plus there is always a catch when you go to spas they just want you to buy there product.
At Spa Willamina that was not the case. I was offered a sample of their product (which is made by the owner) and was also offered the best skin care advice ever (they did not push their product at all). Plus with each facial you get a neck, arm, and hand massage! And on top of all that my skin is soft and glowing (I got the alpha+facial!) I really appreciated my experience there and cant wait to go back! Go to their web site and read their estheticians bios and you will be impressed.

Pros: No push to buy product + 15% off when you pay w/cash

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I used a SpaFinder gift certificate here and tried the detox facial, which was amazing because it wasn't just a wonderful facial, it included an arm and face/head massage also! Erin created a wonderful experience for me and my skin looks great! I love their products too. I will return soon!

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★★★★★

I used a SpaFinder gift certificate here and tried the detox facial, which was amazing because it wasn't just a wonderful facial, it included an arm and face/head massage also! Erin created a wonderful experience for me and my skin looks great! I love their products too. I will return soon!

Pros: environment, expertise

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Alicia does the best facials in town. I have been going to her for a few years and she is always on the lookout for great new products to enhance her facials. I am currently using the Spa Willamina line and am having great results. I would highly recommend Alicia, especially if you have sensitive skin like me.

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★★★★★

Alicia does the best facials in town. I have been going to her for a few years and she is always on the lookout for great new products to enhance her facials. I am currently using the Spa Willamina line and am having great results. I would highly recommend Alicia, especially if you have sensitive skin like me.

Pros: Alicia knows skin

Cons: none

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The facial was amazing! My skin glowed for weeks. Alicia was very knowledgable, and professionally addressed my skin's needs. The spa has a great environment-very comfortable and relaxing-it was just what I was looking for.

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★★★★★

The facial was amazing! My skin glowed for weeks. Alicia was very knowledgable, and professionally addressed my skin's needs. The spa has a great environment-very comfortable and relaxing-it was just what I was looking for.

Pros: Cute, welcoming environment

Cons: It's in a residential neighborhood, so not a lot of parking

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Erin McGovern has got the magic touch when it comes to facials. The face massage she gave me was unlike any other I've had. It was an out of body experience!! I like their line of products as well - excellent quality and full of good things for the skin!

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★★★★★

Erin McGovern has got the magic touch when it comes to facials. The face massage she gave me was unlike any other I've had. It was an out of body experience!! I like their line of products as well - excellent quality and full of good things for the skin!

Pros: Ambiance, Quality of service, Skill of employees

Cons: A bit noisy if the people upstairs are stomping around

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I come to Portland 4 times a year to visit my daughter and now to see Alicia at Spa Willamina. I'm hooked - a beautiful facility, excellent product line and most importantly, the right touch. Alicia exudes knowledgeable professionalism and a genuine concern for getting my skin where I want it in the next year. As a woman in my fifties, I'm concerned with my aging skin and now have a regime for addressing fine lines and wrinkles, under eye circles, and dehydration until the next time I can get here. I couldn't be more thrilled!

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★★★★★

I come to Portland 4 times a year to visit my daughter and now to see Alicia at Spa Willamina. I'm hooked - a beautiful facility, excellent product line and most importantly, the right touch. Alicia exudes knowledgeable professionalism and a genuine concern for getting my skin where I want it in the next year. As a woman in my fifties, I'm concerned with my aging skin and now have a regime for addressing fine lines and wrinkles, under eye circles, and dehydration until the next time I can get here. I couldn't be more thrilled!

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I received the most realxing facial from Alicia last week!!! She used a pumpkin mask that smelled so yummy I wanted to taste it!!! :) She has the most incredible touch!!!! I hadn't had a facial in quite a while and my skin was in need!! I walked out of there so relaxed and greatful for my new radiance!!! The spa itself is so adorable!! I felt very comfortable and the receptionist was very sweet as well! I appreciate the ambiance and the positive feeling of Spa Willamina! I have been to many spas all over the Portland area! This one is top of the top!!!!

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★★★★★

I received the most realxing facial from Alicia last week!!! She used a pumpkin mask that smelled so yummy I wanted to taste it!!! :) She has the most incredible touch!!!! I hadn't had a facial in quite a while and my skin was in need!! I walked out of there so relaxed and greatful for my new radiance!!! The spa itself is so adorable!! I felt very comfortable and the receptionist was very sweet as well! I appreciate the ambiance and the positive feeling of Spa Willamina! I have been to many spas all over the Portland area! This one is top of the top!!!!

Pros: amazing tech, excellent customer service, wonderful products!!!

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I have been going to Willow's place for years and the atmosphere for the cost can't be beat! The staff are always pleasant and make you very comfortable, the linens are crisp and clean, and the beds are always warm. I just wish they did Brazilians! Then they would be perfect.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Willow's place for years and the atmosphere for the cost can't be beat! The staff are always pleasant and make you very comfortable, the linens are crisp and clean, and the beds are always warm. I just wish they did Brazilians! Then they would be perfect.

Pros: Cozy atmoshpere, great staff, warm beds, clean linens, top quality products, I could go on and on.

Cons: No brazilians!

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My fiancee and I recently went to Spa Willamina to receive the Lu-Lur package, which is a ritual ceremony practised in Bali, Indonesia before getting married. It includes a foot bath/massage with essential oils accompanied with a green tea. Then followed a nice and relaxing massage. Sarah, who worked on me was absolutely wonderful! She was gentle but yet she knew where to put a stronger touch and I could feel the experience behind her. After this came a body scrubb with Tamari and rice flour. Whoaaa!! I never had this done to me before! It was very interesting to have the oil and the rice flour mixed together on your skin. But the best part was the feeling of your body after the shower. I don't recall having such a soft skin ever! I highly recommend it to anyone. Almost 3 hours later, your treatment ends with a cocoa butter rubbed on you. What a finale! Spa Willamina is a lovely place that I will advertise for as long as it's here in Portland. Also, I learned that the Spa itself was built by the owner's husband who is a general contractor in remodelling houses. The attention to details is there. We personaly have a bathroom remodel coming up and I just found the person who will do it!
Thank you Spa Willamina, job VERY WELL done!

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★★★★★

My fiancee and I recently went to Spa Willamina to receive the Lu-Lur package, which is a ritual ceremony practised in Bali, Indonesia before getting married. It includes a foot bath/massage with essential oils accompanied with a green tea. Then followed a nice and relaxing massage. Sarah, who worked on me was absolutely wonderful! She was gentle but yet she knew where to put a stronger touch and I could feel the experience behind her. After this came a body scrubb with Tamari and rice flour. Whoaaa!! I never had this done to me before! It was very interesting to have the oil and the rice flour mixed together on your skin. But the best part was the feeling of your body after the shower. I don't recall having such a soft skin ever! I highly recommend it to anyone. Almost 3 hours later, your treatment ends with a cocoa butter rubbed on you. What a finale! Spa Willamina is a lovely place that I will advertise for as long as it's here in Portland. Also, I learned that the Spa itself was built by the owner's husband who is a general contractor in remodelling houses. The attention to details is there. We personaly have a bathroom remodel coming up and I just found the person who will do it!
Thank you Spa Willamina, job VERY WELL done!

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Spa Willamina is a unique and heavenly oasis! The attention to detail and personalized service is unmatched and stunning. You can tell from your first moment sat the top of the steps that is a labor of love for it's owner Willow. Turns out her driving goal it to provide a space designed for wholistic health, wellness and healing through a decadent spa atmosphere. The thing that makes this spa stand out to me is the high level of intention and relaxed spiritual energy that envelopes me from the beginning to the end of my time there.

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★★★★★

Spa Willamina is a unique and heavenly oasis! The attention to detail and personalized service is unmatched and stunning. You can tell from your first moment sat the top of the steps that is a labor of love for it's owner Willow. Turns out her driving goal it to provide a space designed for wholistic health, wellness and healing through a decadent spa atmosphere. The thing that makes this spa stand out to me is the high level of intention and relaxed spiritual energy that envelopes me from the beginning to the end of my time there.

Pros: the location is private and cozy secluded a way from busy city energy & the staff is highly skilled

Cons: It's smaller so it can be tough to get all your friends to the spa at once! :)

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I have never been one to indulge myself in things like facials and massages since I am a graduate student and rarely have the money to do so. However, I received a gift certificate to Spa Willamina for my birthday which included a facial, a spa pure body wrap, a massage and foot soak, along with lunch! The spa is so cute and everyone there is so friendly! I had never had a facial before so I don't have a basis for comparison, but my facial with Willow was AMAZING! She took the time to explain different products to me and to recommend cleansers and moisturizers for my skin. My face came out feeling so soft and smooth and clean. I loved it! My spa pure body wrap and massage were with Kari and I can honestly say that I have never been more relaxed in my life. After the body wrap, my skin felt invigorated and even my boyfriend commented on how soft and silky it felt. My massage was great and it really helped to loosen up all my muscles and get out the knots. I then had a foot soak and a delicious lunch which were just the icing on the cake! We even got special chocolates for booking a package! Overall this was a fabulous experience and I would HIGHLY recommend Spa Willamina to anyone! I will definitely be going back in the near future!

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★★★★★

I have never been one to indulge myself in things like facials and massages since I am a graduate student and rarely have the money to do so. However, I received a gift certificate to Spa Willamina for my birthday which included a facial, a spa pure body wrap, a massage and foot soak, along with lunch! The spa is so cute and everyone there is so friendly! I had never had a facial before so I don't have a basis for comparison, but my facial with Willow was AMAZING! She took the time to explain different products to me and to recommend cleansers and moisturizers for my skin. My face came out feeling so soft and smooth and clean. I loved it! My spa pure body wrap and massage were with Kari and I can honestly say that I have never been more relaxed in my life. After the body wrap, my skin felt invigorated and even my boyfriend commented on how soft and silky it felt. My massage was great and it really helped to loosen up all my muscles and get out the knots. I then had a foot soak and a delicious lunch which were just the icing on the cake! We even got special chocolates for booking a package! Overall this was a fabulous experience and I would HIGHLY recommend Spa Willamina to anyone! I will definitely be going back in the near future!

Pros: Friendly staff, amazing services

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Due to going up in the 80?s and giving into the need to be tan all the time, I was in much need of something to even out my skin. Premature age spots were appearing at a frightening pace. I had tried mircodermabrasion and I2PL photo rejuvenation, but they pale in comparison to the Green Peel. I purchased a package of three and after the first one, the results were amazing. My face has never felt so soft and looked so good. As we went through the series, the age spots just seems to disappear right before my eyes. The products that Willow has recommended to me are wonderful, and cost less than the others I was using. When Willow suggested certain products to me I did feel as though I was being ?up sold.? It was very obvious that she had picked products for my skin, and didn?t try to sell me something that I didn?t need. I love the fact that the spa is in a home, and not a hyped up churn-style of a business. My experience here has been nothing but positive, and has given me a reason to splurge on myself once a month. I cannot wait until my next visit!

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★★★★★

Due to going up in the 80?s and giving into the need to be tan all the time, I was in much need of something to even out my skin. Premature age spots were appearing at a frightening pace. I had tried mircodermabrasion and I2PL photo rejuvenation, but they pale in comparison to the Green Peel. I purchased a package of three and after the first one, the results were amazing. My face has never felt so soft and looked so good. As we went through the series, the age spots just seems to disappear right before my eyes. The products that Willow has recommended to me are wonderful, and cost less than the others I was using. When Willow suggested certain products to me I did feel as though I was being ?up sold.? It was very obvious that she had picked products for my skin, and didn?t try to sell me something that I didn?t need. I love the fact that the spa is in a home, and not a hyped up churn-style of a business. My experience here has been nothing but positive, and has given me a reason to splurge on myself once a month. I cannot wait until my next visit!

Pros: everything

Cons: none

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I did alot of research after having one really bad facial somewhere else. I discovered Spa Willamina on City Search and LOVE IT!!! Spa treatments are a big luxury for me being a grad student barista. After one facial from Willow I indulged in a six series package because I came in a little stress-ball basket case and left on cloud nine. I got a massage from another place the day before my last facial and left Willamina more relaxed from a facial than I did from 90 minutes of massaging. My first visit I had weird skin bumps that Willow suggested I go to the dermatologist for but had no need after my facial and some product that she suggested. They were gone a week after my visit after almost a year of me trying to get rid of them on my own. Willow is the kind of person that I want to know in real life outside of my spa visits, she is so welcoming and just geniunely interested in her clients. I am a shy person but after one visit I felt so comfortable being in her beautiful spa. I even asked her about a throat problem last time I was in because she seems to know so much about natural way to do things and is approachable. I have had no problems with the upstairs noise that other reviews have referred to. She does know a lot about products and supplement with a good balance of suggesting things she carries and also suggest less expensive products from other places. Last time I came in all the products she suggested were already rung up which was strange to me but I figured Willow knew best and I had some extra money. So far I've been thrilled with ALMOST all my extras. Two thumbs WAY UP for Spa Willamina, I can't wait to try services other than my facials....

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★★★★★

I did alot of research after having one really bad facial somewhere else. I discovered Spa Willamina on City Search and LOVE IT!!! Spa treatments are a big luxury for me being a grad student barista. After one facial from Willow I indulged in a six series package because I came in a little stress-ball basket case and left on cloud nine. I got a massage from another place the day before my last facial and left Willamina more relaxed from a facial than I did from 90 minutes of massaging. My first visit I had weird skin bumps that Willow suggested I go to the dermatologist for but had no need after my facial and some product that she suggested. They were gone a week after my visit after almost a year of me trying to get rid of them on my own. Willow is the kind of person that I want to know in real life outside of my spa visits, she is so welcoming and just geniunely interested in her clients. I am a shy person but after one visit I felt so comfortable being in her beautiful spa. I even asked her about a throat problem last time I was in because she seems to know so much about natural way to do things and is approachable. I have had no problems with the upstairs noise that other reviews have referred to. She does know a lot about products and supplement with a good balance of suggesting things she carries and also suggest less expensive products from other places. Last time I came in all the products she suggested were already rung up which was strange to me but I figured Willow knew best and I had some extra money. So far I've been thrilled with ALMOST all my extras. Two thumbs WAY UP for Spa Willamina, I can't wait to try services other than my facials....

Pros: good parking. peaceful. welcoming. amazing treatments.

Cons: That i don't have enough money for EVERYTHING!!!

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I went to Spa Willamina for a tanning treatment before my November wedding. It was a totally relaxing experience. At the time I was 20 weeks pregnant and a tiny bit uncomfortable, Natalie worked with me to make sure I was feeling good. The appointment went over the alloted time, but she was so patient and did the best job. I had no idea getting a tanning treatment would be so fabulous. I'm getting a massage tonight and I am sooooo excited!!!

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★★★★★

I went to Spa Willamina for a tanning treatment before my November wedding. It was a totally relaxing experience. At the time I was 20 weeks pregnant and a tiny bit uncomfortable, Natalie worked with me to make sure I was feeling good. The appointment went over the alloted time, but she was so patient and did the best job. I had no idea getting a tanning treatment would be so fabulous. I'm getting a massage tonight and I am sooooo excited!!!

Pros: Great shower, I wish it was mine

Cons: All spa music happens to bother me a little

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I received a gift certificate for the Dec. special. It involved a brightening facial and foot soak along with an hour massage. The treatments were wonderful and the staff was very welcoming and made me feel relaxed from the moment I entered. They offered herbal tea or water before the facial and again in between treatments.
The only down side was the very creaky floor up above the treatment rooms. Any time someone walked across the upstairs floor or came down the stairs it was very loud.
However, that was a small sacrifice for the wonderful service I received and the talented staff who made it one of the most relaxing afternoons I have enjoyed in along time.
I will definitely be back.

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★★★★★

I received a gift certificate for the Dec. special. It involved a brightening facial and foot soak along with an hour massage. The treatments were wonderful and the staff was very welcoming and made me feel relaxed from the moment I entered. They offered herbal tea or water before the facial and again in between treatments.
The only down side was the very creaky floor up above the treatment rooms. Any time someone walked across the upstairs floor or came down the stairs it was very loud.
However, that was a small sacrifice for the wonderful service I received and the talented staff who made it one of the most relaxing afternoons I have enjoyed in along time.
I will definitely be back.

Pros: Very warm and inviting, even as you are walking up the driveway.

Cons: Creaky floor above treatment rooms.

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I went there for the second time last week. The first time I got a facial, this last week I had a package. I found my favorite part was the facial, and others have commented on the difference in my skin. Super relaxing, very very well done. I love how small the space is and the lighting is perfect. The rooms are well appointed, with fantastic tables. It's a pretty cozy place overall and the location is perfect for public transportation.

The negative parts: 1) the clunking of people walking around upstairs really took me out of the experience; 2) I prefer anonymity in a spa and didn't appreciate having to be brought out to the waiting area in between treatments. I would have preferred being moved from the facial room into the massage room instead of being sat down in my robe and having to meet some stranger on the way.

This last part is more about me than the spa: I don't like being sold products. The first time I went there I wrote on my paperwork that I didn't like being sold products, and it didn't happen. When I went last week I was asked to fill it out again since they either lost or tossed my paperwork from the first time--understandable since it had been over a year since I had been there last. Unfortunately I didn't write it this time and had several products suggested. I know a lot of people want suggestions on how to approve their skin and all that, but I even skipped the "list your current regimen" section of the paperwork and told my aesthestician I was happy with what I was using.

I do recommend this spa and have suggested it for friends and coworkers, and I already have an appointment to return. I just want to give others a heads up on what to expect to they can have the best experience for them.

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★★★★☆

I went there for the second time last week. The first time I got a facial, this last week I had a package. I found my favorite part was the facial, and others have commented on the difference in my skin. Super relaxing, very very well done. I love how small the space is and the lighting is perfect. The rooms are well appointed, with fantastic tables. It's a pretty cozy place overall and the location is perfect for public transportation.

The negative parts: 1) the clunking of people walking around upstairs really took me out of the experience; 2) I prefer anonymity in a spa and didn't appreciate having to be brought out to the waiting area in between treatments. I would have preferred being moved from the facial room into the massage room instead of being sat down in my robe and having to meet some stranger on the way.

This last part is more about me than the spa: I don't like being sold products. The first time I went there I wrote on my paperwork that I didn't like being sold products, and it didn't happen. When I went last week I was asked to fill it out again since they either lost or tossed my paperwork from the first time--understandable since it had been over a year since I had been there last. Unfortunately I didn't write it this time and had several products suggested. I know a lot of people want suggestions on how to approve their skin and all that, but I even skipped the "list your current regimen" section of the paperwork and told my aesthestician I was happy with what I was using.

I do recommend this spa and have suggested it for friends and coworkers, and I already have an appointment to return. I just want to give others a heads up on what to expect to they can have the best experience for them.

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Recently I had a facial at Spa Willamina and it is hands down the best facial I have ever had. Everything was wonderful from the calming and relaxing atmosphere, to the fantastic staff to the actual facial. I have never left a facial feeling like I'd just had a full body massage, but I did.

My skin felt amazing, I was so relaxed that I was weak-kneed, yet I felt vibrant and fantastic. Whatever they use in the facial process was never harsh or irritating on my skin (and I have sensitive skin). It was so gentle and my skin felt like it was glowing for days afterwards.

If you're remotely considering getting a facial, this is the place to have it. It's a welcoming, relaxing, inviting environment and the staff is really top notch.

I highly recommend trying their massages as well, those are fantastic!

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★★★★★

Recently I had a facial at Spa Willamina and it is hands down the best facial I have ever had. Everything was wonderful from the calming and relaxing atmosphere, to the fantastic staff to the actual facial. I have never left a facial feeling like I'd just had a full body massage, but I did.

My skin felt amazing, I was so relaxed that I was weak-kneed, yet I felt vibrant and fantastic. Whatever they use in the facial process was never harsh or irritating on my skin (and I have sensitive skin). It was so gentle and my skin felt like it was glowing for days afterwards.

If you're remotely considering getting a facial, this is the place to have it. It's a welcoming, relaxing, inviting environment and the staff is really top notch.

I highly recommend trying their massages as well, those are fantastic!

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It was a little daunting going into unfamiliar territory but from the moment you step throught the door the relaxation begins. The lighting was just right...dimmed but not dark, the music and scents not too overpowering. I sat on a cushy chair with yummy tea until I was called into my appointment by Willow. I began with an exfoliation and ended with bronzing. Willow was sure to tell me before hand that this was not a self tanner, but a lotion that draws out your own melatonin. She wanted to be sure that the color I achieved would not disappoint me....and it hasn't. Four hours later, I am glowing in caramel color and I am happy.
I would recommend Willamina Spa to anyone looking for a great place to be pampered and relax...all the while feeling right at home!

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★★★★★

It was a little daunting going into unfamiliar territory but from the moment you step throught the door the relaxation begins. The lighting was just right...dimmed but not dark, the music and scents not too overpowering. I sat on a cushy chair with yummy tea until I was called into my appointment by Willow. I began with an exfoliation and ended with bronzing. Willow was sure to tell me before hand that this was not a self tanner, but a lotion that draws out your own melatonin. She wanted to be sure that the color I achieved would not disappoint me....and it hasn't. Four hours later, I am glowing in caramel color and I am happy.
I would recommend Willamina Spa to anyone looking for a great place to be pampered and relax...all the while feeling right at home!

Pros: a great shower room with powerful and plentiful hot water!

Cons: I hadn't heard of them sooner!

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Rejecting surgery, harsh chemicals, and the greed and general pathologizing of the aging process, I finally found Willow at Spa Willamina.

Willow radiates with a generosity of spirit and a deep knowlegde of the latest methods of caring for your body with respect, and with respect to the environment. I want to look and feel my best, without going down that slippery slope of Bo-Tox and doctor's offices. And yes, I wish to take full advantage of any and all the secrets nature may have to assist me in this. I feel like I have an honoring partner in Willow.

I am doing the Green Peel and loving the results. It's like getting the latest technology without the florescent lighting. On the contrary, all your senses are considered. From the moment you enter, the soft music, restful lighting, and the lovely fragrancing make you feel welcomed into this warm and elegant place. The process happened just the way that Willow explained to me that it would, so that I knew exactly which day I would look a bit like a molting reptile and adjust my schedule accordingly.

If you seek pampering without pathologizing, the latest professional methods with consistency and genuine care, then stop here. Spa Willamina is The Real Thing.

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★★★★★

Rejecting surgery, harsh chemicals, and the greed and general pathologizing of the aging process, I finally found Willow at Spa Willamina.

Willow radiates with a generosity of spirit and a deep knowlegde of the latest methods of caring for your body with respect, and with respect to the environment. I want to look and feel my best, without going down that slippery slope of Bo-Tox and doctor's offices. And yes, I wish to take full advantage of any and all the secrets nature may have to assist me in this. I feel like I have an honoring partner in Willow.

I am doing the Green Peel and loving the results. It's like getting the latest technology without the florescent lighting. On the contrary, all your senses are considered. From the moment you enter, the soft music, restful lighting, and the lovely fragrancing make you feel welcomed into this warm and elegant place. The process happened just the way that Willow explained to me that it would, so that I knew exactly which day I would look a bit like a molting reptile and adjust my schedule accordingly.

If you seek pampering without pathologizing, the latest professional methods with consistency and genuine care, then stop here. Spa Willamina is The Real Thing.

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I booked the October package and was looking forward to a relaxing experience. I had a bad feeling as I approached the house and saw a roofing crew at work. My first instinct was to turn around and cancel; however, knowing the spa?s cancellation policy, I continued and decided to be as optimistic as possible about the loud construction noise. I dismissed the unprofessional behavior of the roofing crew as I navigated the piles of debris on the driveway, hoping the banging would disappear once I entered the spa. Unfortunately, this was not the case. During my first treatment, the construction noise was right outside the window. The person giving the facial tried her best, apologizing for the noise and turning up the music to try to drown out the banging. That is when the fun really began. The construction noise from the roofing crew would subside, only to be replaced by endless squeaking of the floor from upstairs. This is furstrating when you are paying top dollar for a relaxing experience. Just as I should have turned around when I saw the construction, I should have also called it quits in between my treatments. However, I just couldn?t believe that this would actually continue so I went into the massage room. Unfortunately the construction continued for at least the first half (then it was lunch time apparently), and was combined with constant footsteps overhead, and the new sounds of listening to phone conversations taking place upstairs and at the receptionist desk. If you are not desperately seeking a tranquil environment and can tune out endless distractions, this may be the place for you. The spa apologized for the work and explained it should have been completed the day before. I was also offered a $20 discount off the package. While I appreciated the apology and discount for the roof construction noise, it does not erase my concerns about the lack of sound proofing in the rest of the spa, or the disappointment of wasting all that time and money.

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★★☆☆☆

I booked the October package and was looking forward to a relaxing experience. I had a bad feeling as I approached the house and saw a roofing crew at work. My first instinct was to turn around and cancel; however, knowing the spa?s cancellation policy, I continued and decided to be as optimistic as possible about the loud construction noise. I dismissed the unprofessional behavior of the roofing crew as I navigated the piles of debris on the driveway, hoping the banging would disappear once I entered the spa. Unfortunately, this was not the case. During my first treatment, the construction noise was right outside the window. The person giving the facial tried her best, apologizing for the noise and turning up the music to try to drown out the banging. That is when the fun really began. The construction noise from the roofing crew would subside, only to be replaced by endless squeaking of the floor from upstairs. This is furstrating when you are paying top dollar for a relaxing experience. Just as I should have turned around when I saw the construction, I should have also called it quits in between my treatments. However, I just couldn?t believe that this would actually continue so I went into the massage room. Unfortunately the construction continued for at least the first half (then it was lunch time apparently), and was combined with constant footsteps overhead, and the new sounds of listening to phone conversations taking place upstairs and at the receptionist desk. If you are not desperately seeking a tranquil environment and can tune out endless distractions, this may be the place for you. The spa apologized for the work and explained it should have been completed the day before. I was also offered a $20 discount off the package. While I appreciated the apology and discount for the roof construction noise, it does not erase my concerns about the lack of sound proofing in the rest of the spa, or the disappointment of wasting all that time and money.

Pros: good treatments

Cons: loud setting

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I had previously read great reviews for Spa Willamina so I scheduled a massage with Kari. I was not disappointed. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish.

The spa facility is located in a house in a wonderful NE neighborhood. I was greeted warmly and asked to fill out a questionnaire. I was also asked if I would like some water or tea to drink. There was also a bowl of power bars available in the waiting room.

Kari was a very astute and knowledgeable masseuse. With a massage, you don't always know that certain parts of your body are sore and need work. Kari was able to find those areas and work through them effectively. I liked the fact that the massage table was heated so there was no possibility of getting cold. It was basically the best massage I have ever had.

I highly recommend Spa Willamina. I can't wait to go back.

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★★★★★

I had previously read great reviews for Spa Willamina so I scheduled a massage with Kari. I was not disappointed. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish.

The spa facility is located in a house in a wonderful NE neighborhood. I was greeted warmly and asked to fill out a questionnaire. I was also asked if I would like some water or tea to drink. There was also a bowl of power bars available in the waiting room.

Kari was a very astute and knowledgeable masseuse. With a massage, you don't always know that certain parts of your body are sore and need work. Kari was able to find those areas and work through them effectively. I liked the fact that the massage table was heated so there was no possibility of getting cold. It was basically the best massage I have ever had.

I highly recommend Spa Willamina. I can't wait to go back.

Pros: Great staff, great massage, nice facility

Cons: none

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I have had fabulous experiences here with 3 different therapist. I always get in on short notice. I appreciate the perception of the therapist when I want to talk or just relax. Great music. Fantastic way to wind down and give to myself.

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★★★★☆

I have had fabulous experiences here with 3 different therapist. I always get in on short notice. I appreciate the perception of the therapist when I want to talk or just relax. Great music. Fantastic way to wind down and give to myself.

Pros: long massages, great touch, professional therapists, nice, relaxing

Cons: Costly

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I went to Spa Willamina for my birthday and had a facial, foot bath, body wrap and massage and I loved it! The place is really quiet and personal. I have been to other spas and you feel like you are one of many and at Spa Willamina it feels like you are the one and only! I will spend every birthday there...

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★★★★★

I went to Spa Willamina for my birthday and had a facial, foot bath, body wrap and massage and I loved it! The place is really quiet and personal. I have been to other spas and you feel like you are one of many and at Spa Willamina it feels like you are the one and only! I will spend every birthday there...

Pros: Best facial, Best Wrap, Best Massage, Personalized Service

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If you love to pamper yourself, Spa Willamina is the place to go. As a busy professional and working on my MBA, I crave a little time just for me. I have been going to Spa Willamina faithfully for over a year and every time I go my mind and soul are reinvigorated to continue with life's work. If your "gas tank is empty or dangerous low" consider going to Spa Willamina. Your view of life is brightened the minute you walk into the door. Guaranteed!

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★★★★★

If you love to pamper yourself, Spa Willamina is the place to go. As a busy professional and working on my MBA, I crave a little time just for me. I have been going to Spa Willamina faithfully for over a year and every time I go my mind and soul are reinvigorated to continue with life's work. If your "gas tank is empty or dangerous low" consider going to Spa Willamina. Your view of life is brightened the minute you walk into the door. Guaranteed!

Pros: relaxing atmosphere, friendly staff, fantastic facials,

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A gift certificate is what introduced me to the spa and to be honest I had no idea what to expect. However, after my first visit I knew most definitely that it would not be my last. Willow and her staff truly make you feel welcome and the spa itself is very unique & cozy.

I have experienced the "Green Peel" twice now (from Willow) and I highly recommend it. I have had discoloration (sun damage) on my face for the past few years and I noticed immediate results after the first facial. The discoloration has noticeably lightened up and my skin has a wonderful glow to it as well.

I look forward to my next visit and I plan to tell many friends & clients about the "Star" in Hollywood.

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★★★★★

A gift certificate is what introduced me to the spa and to be honest I had no idea what to expect. However, after my first visit I knew most definitely that it would not be my last. Willow and her staff truly make you feel welcome and the spa itself is very unique & cozy.

I have experienced the "Green Peel" twice now (from Willow) and I highly recommend it. I have had discoloration (sun damage) on my face for the past few years and I noticed immediate results after the first facial. The discoloration has noticeably lightened up and my skin has a wonderful glow to it as well.

I look forward to my next visit and I plan to tell many friends & clients about the "Star" in Hollywood.

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Do not expect anyone to answer the phone. They should really have a receptionist or someone answering the phone. Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I feel that the business should make time for the customer, not vice versa....meaning, the customer is calling because that is when they have time to call. By having to leave a message and wait for a call back, it implies that the business' time is more important than the customer's. What if the customer leads a very busy life and is unavailable when the business calls back? Then you have to call again and leave another message and a vicious game of phone tag ensues. The service at the spa is very nice. Everyone is very friendly and I thought the massage was great...but it was my first massage, so I do not have a point of reference. They did a great job converting a basement into a spa, it was pretty serene (except for the ceilings being so low--that kind of made me feel claustrophobic). I will avoid this spa going forward simply because it is such a hassle making an appointment. I think there are probably better spas in the Portland area.

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★★★☆☆

Do not expect anyone to answer the phone. They should really have a receptionist or someone answering the phone. Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I feel that the business should make time for the customer, not vice versa....meaning, the customer is calling because that is when they have time to call. By having to leave a message and wait for a call back, it implies that the business' time is more important than the customer's. What if the customer leads a very busy life and is unavailable when the business calls back? Then you have to call again and leave another message and a vicious game of phone tag ensues. The service at the spa is very nice. Everyone is very friendly and I thought the massage was great...but it was my first massage, so I do not have a point of reference. They did a great job converting a basement into a spa, it was pretty serene (except for the ceilings being so low--that kind of made me feel claustrophobic). I will avoid this spa going forward simply because it is such a hassle making an appointment. I think there are probably better spas in the Portland area.

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I frequently visit friends in the area, so to discover this very cozy and friendly spa in Hollywood (just blocks away from where I crash with my girlfriend and her family) was a total surprise and blessing! I've gone to the big airy hotel-type spas, which are super nice but quite bustly with staff and many visitors. Spa Willamina's small cozy atmosphere is more my preference. It was like kicking back in a friend's realllly nice place, who happened to be a massage therapist and esthetician, with all the fantastic amenities of a professional spa. I especially enjoyed the beautiful relaxing bathroom, sitting room, and garden. The mellow lighting/wood interior is very warm and calmed my frantic mood from errands that day. The staff was very personable, and they addressed my skin issues I was experiencing because of travelling between different climates. I also had a tanning-application done, and it was perfect for the wedding I was attending that weekend. I definitely am incorporating another visit into my plans when I go back to PDX this summer!

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★★★★★

I frequently visit friends in the area, so to discover this very cozy and friendly spa in Hollywood (just blocks away from where I crash with my girlfriend and her family) was a total surprise and blessing! I've gone to the big airy hotel-type spas, which are super nice but quite bustly with staff and many visitors. Spa Willamina's small cozy atmosphere is more my preference. It was like kicking back in a friend's realllly nice place, who happened to be a massage therapist and esthetician, with all the fantastic amenities of a professional spa. I especially enjoyed the beautiful relaxing bathroom, sitting room, and garden. The mellow lighting/wood interior is very warm and calmed my frantic mood from errands that day. The staff was very personable, and they addressed my skin issues I was experiencing because of travelling between different climates. I also had a tanning-application done, and it was perfect for the wedding I was attending that weekend. I definitely am incorporating another visit into my plans when I go back to PDX this summer!

Pros: Value, personalized service, ambience

Cons: Limited appointment availability

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I have been to many spas over the years - this is by far my favorite. Willow and her staff make you feel very welcome and relaxed. They have the best spa packages I have had. Don't let the basement scare you away, it is very cozy, unlike the chain spas.

2
★★★★★

I have been to many spas over the years - this is by far my favorite. Willow and her staff make you feel very welcome and relaxed. They have the best spa packages I have had. Don't let the basement scare you away, it is very cozy, unlike the chain spas.

Pros: Staff, River Rock Shower, Spa packages

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I wanted to plan a spa day for myself and a visiting friend. We've been from Pebble Beach to the East Coast and could be considered "high maintenance". I found Spa Willamina on the City Search site and what intrigued me was "by invitation only" and "private sanctuary". Yes, it is in the lower level of a home, but once you get down those stairs, the cozy, inviting, RELAXING, and calming environment makes you forget that you are in someone's "basement". Fantastic customer service. Willow, you and your team are very professional and accommodating. Great facial, great hot stone massage, love the stone bottomed shower, and the never ending cup of chamomile. The added bonus of the "grandma quilt" was a cozy little treat. Thanks for a relaxing afternoon, ladies. I look forward to the next one!

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★★★★☆

I wanted to plan a spa day for myself and a visiting friend. We've been from Pebble Beach to the East Coast and could be considered "high maintenance". I found Spa Willamina on the City Search site and what intrigued me was "by invitation only" and "private sanctuary". Yes, it is in the lower level of a home, but once you get down those stairs, the cozy, inviting, RELAXING, and calming environment makes you forget that you are in someone's "basement". Fantastic customer service. Willow, you and your team are very professional and accommodating. Great facial, great hot stone massage, love the stone bottomed shower, and the never ending cup of chamomile. The added bonus of the "grandma quilt" was a cozy little treat. Thanks for a relaxing afternoon, ladies. I look forward to the next one!

Pros: Very individualized service and attention, calming environment

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I have to admit that I was a little skeptical about a spa located in the basement of a house in one of Portland's great old neighborhoods--but from the moment I opened the door at Spa Willamina, I could tell this was going to be something special. The spa itself is cozy and intimate--but, with first class facilities. The staff is attentive, professional and knowledgeable. They don't cut corners. The products are excellent and the results terrific. People were complimenting me on my skin for days after Willow's facial and a sore shoulder that had been bothering me for weeks is noticeably better after the incredible massage Krista gave me.

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★★★★★

I have to admit that I was a little skeptical about a spa located in the basement of a house in one of Portland's great old neighborhoods--but from the moment I opened the door at Spa Willamina, I could tell this was going to be something special. The spa itself is cozy and intimate--but, with first class facilities. The staff is attentive, professional and knowledgeable. They don't cut corners. The products are excellent and the results terrific. People were complimenting me on my skin for days after Willow's facial and a sore shoulder that had been bothering me for weeks is noticeably better after the incredible massage Krista gave me.

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I have been to a lot of spas in Portland and this one is my favorite so far. My esthetitian Willow is so good at what she does and so thorough. She massages from face, neck, shoulder, head, and arms and spend time doing it instead of 5 mins massage and 30 mins mask on and left alone like you usually get at a lot of places. I even got my husband hooked!! I absolutely love it!

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★★★★★

I have been to a lot of spas in Portland and this one is my favorite so far. My esthetitian Willow is so good at what she does and so thorough. She massages from face, neck, shoulder, head, and arms and spend time doing it instead of 5 mins massage and 30 mins mask on and left alone like you usually get at a lot of places. I even got my husband hooked!! I absolutely love it!

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Being that I am pregnant, most spas will charge an arm and a leg for a prenatal massage. When I found this spa in my neighborhood, that charges reasonable prices, I was thrilled. I got there and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. The receptionist (owner?) was super nice and chit-chatty.

This spa is located in a converted basement of the owner?s home. They have done a wonderful job at remodeling it to not look like a creepy basement.

I was so anticipating my massage and was led in to the first massage room. Sadly, I was extremely let down. The ceilings are low, (9 feet?) so every step someone takes on the hardwood floors right above you can be herd as if they where stomping. The massage room is located right below the kitchen in the house and someone needed a snack I guess. Try to imagine relaxing with ? boom! boom! boom! boom!? Going on. This is what it sounded like when they walked in the kitchen. This went on for the entirety of the massage. Half way though my massage the phone rang in the reception area (I KNOW it was half way though because I was ?flipped? to work on my other side. The receptionist talked the entire rest of my massage and I herd the entire conversation.

The point is, the atmosphere looks nice, the staff is super friendly. Not a place I will go to again for a massage because I was so on edge and was unable to relax with all the stomping and chit chatting on the phone. When it was over, I couldn?t? wait to get out of there. Pay the extra $50 other spas are charging, its worth it. The owner needs to A) Install carpeting to soften the footsteps and B) Soundproof the rooms.

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★★★☆☆

Being that I am pregnant, most spas will charge an arm and a leg for a prenatal massage. When I found this spa in my neighborhood, that charges reasonable prices, I was thrilled. I got there and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. The receptionist (owner?) was super nice and chit-chatty.

This spa is located in a converted basement of the owner?s home. They have done a wonderful job at remodeling it to not look like a creepy basement.

I was so anticipating my massage and was led in to the first massage room. Sadly, I was extremely let down. The ceilings are low, (9 feet?) so every step someone takes on the hardwood floors right above you can be herd as if they where stomping. The massage room is located right below the kitchen in the house and someone needed a snack I guess. Try to imagine relaxing with ? boom! boom! boom! boom!? Going on. This is what it sounded like when they walked in the kitchen. This went on for the entirety of the massage. Half way though my massage the phone rang in the reception area (I KNOW it was half way though because I was ?flipped? to work on my other side. The receptionist talked the entire rest of my massage and I herd the entire conversation.

The point is, the atmosphere looks nice, the staff is super friendly. Not a place I will go to again for a massage because I was so on edge and was unable to relax with all the stomping and chit chatting on the phone. When it was over, I couldn?t? wait to get out of there. Pay the extra $50 other spas are charging, its worth it. The owner needs to A) Install carpeting to soften the footsteps and B) Soundproof the rooms.

Pros: Close in SE/NE Neighborhood, Really friendly staff

Cons: Can't relax with all the noise going on.

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Having just moved to Portland from New York City, finding a spa in a quaint neighborhood was a nice treat. Spa Willamina was a wonderful experience from the intimate setting to the quality service. My face was glowing after my facial!
The staff is warm and knowledgeable and I love that a relatively small establishment takes American Express!

I will definitely be back. Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

Having just moved to Portland from New York City, finding a spa in a quaint neighborhood was a nice treat. Spa Willamina was a wonderful experience from the intimate setting to the quality service. My face was glowing after my facial!
The staff is warm and knowledgeable and I love that a relatively small establishment takes American Express!

I will definitely be back. Highly recommended.

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Where can I begin? Well, I have an extreme problem with acne and stress so I searched for the right spa to get my acne under control and to alleviate some stress. I came across Spa Willamina and I decided I would give it a try, which turned out to be the best decision I have made in a while! I have been to many spas and this was by far the best I have ever been to!

Alicia was the angel that performed my facial and had the most gentle hands I have ever felt! I have very sensitive skin and when I left there was absolutely not one sign that I had just received a facial! It was incredible! Not to mention how incredible my skin turned out after only a few facials! And my stress was long gone after the relaxing massages and the comfortable beds!

The atmosphere was very relaxing, as well, with the aromas and colors and music! It's just so personal and it makes you feel like you don't deserve such service and care! I will refuse to go anywhere else for my facials and I definitely refuse to have any other person touch my face than Alicia herself! I am not kidding when I say this was one of the best experiences of my entire life, and I am confident to say you will NOT be be disappointed, especially if you ask for Alicia Findley!

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★★★★★

Where can I begin? Well, I have an extreme problem with acne and stress so I searched for the right spa to get my acne under control and to alleviate some stress. I came across Spa Willamina and I decided I would give it a try, which turned out to be the best decision I have made in a while! I have been to many spas and this was by far the best I have ever been to!

Alicia was the angel that performed my facial and had the most gentle hands I have ever felt! I have very sensitive skin and when I left there was absolutely not one sign that I had just received a facial! It was incredible! Not to mention how incredible my skin turned out after only a few facials! And my stress was long gone after the relaxing massages and the comfortable beds!

The atmosphere was very relaxing, as well, with the aromas and colors and music! It's just so personal and it makes you feel like you don't deserve such service and care! I will refuse to go anywhere else for my facials and I definitely refuse to have any other person touch my face than Alicia herself! I am not kidding when I say this was one of the best experiences of my entire life, and I am confident to say you will NOT be be disappointed, especially if you ask for Alicia Findley!

Pros: Alicia! :) Aromas, comfort, personalization, facials, massages, everything!

Cons: Nothing I have ever encountered!

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As a guy I didn't know what to expect on my first visit, but Spa Willamina was great. I didn't realize how much neck and shoulder massage went into a facial and I noticed a big improvement in my skin. Everyone was very friendly, and the girl that treated me (Alicia, i think) had alot of good advice about my dry skin. The atmosphere is very relaxed. I'd recommend it to anybody.

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★★★★★

As a guy I didn't know what to expect on my first visit, but Spa Willamina was great. I didn't realize how much neck and shoulder massage went into a facial and I noticed a big improvement in my skin. Everyone was very friendly, and the girl that treated me (Alicia, i think) had alot of good advice about my dry skin. The atmosphere is very relaxed. I'd recommend it to anybody.

Pros: very professional staff

Cons: parking is a little scarce

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I just moved here a few months ago, and decided to give Spa Willamina a try after reading the great reviews on City Search. I was not disappointed at all. I went to this spa with my Mom last month, and we had a fantastic visit! My Mom got a massage and a facial, and I got reflexology. Willow did my Mom's facial, and she said that it was the best facial she had ever received. My reflexology was also incredible - my knee was hurting when I walked in, but I felt great when we left. I came back for a mini green peel a few days later, and I thought Willow did a great job. My skin was red and flaky for a few days after the peel, but after a week, my skin looked great.

I have been getting facials for over 20 years, and I have to say that I was really impressed with Spa Willamina. The decor is really soothing (muted earth tones, with an Oriental feel), and the staff is very professional and caring. I would highly recommend this spa to anyone, and I will definitely be going back for more facials with Willow, and I can't wait to try some other treatments.

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★★★★★

I just moved here a few months ago, and decided to give Spa Willamina a try after reading the great reviews on City Search. I was not disappointed at all. I went to this spa with my Mom last month, and we had a fantastic visit! My Mom got a massage and a facial, and I got reflexology. Willow did my Mom's facial, and she said that it was the best facial she had ever received. My reflexology was also incredible - my knee was hurting when I walked in, but I felt great when we left. I came back for a mini green peel a few days later, and I thought Willow did a great job. My skin was red and flaky for a few days after the peel, but after a week, my skin looked great.

I have been getting facials for over 20 years, and I have to say that I was really impressed with Spa Willamina. The decor is really soothing (muted earth tones, with an Oriental feel), and the staff is very professional and caring. I would highly recommend this spa to anyone, and I will definitely be going back for more facials with Willow, and I can't wait to try some other treatments.

Pros: Relaxed and beautiful environment, fantastic staff

Cons: None

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If you're searching for a place that you can get a great bikini wax, and (more importanly) feel comfortable doing so...this is the place! I would highly recommend Spa Willamina. I moved to Portland last summer from Arizona (land of the spa's) and didn't have a clue as to where to go. After trying a few other places, I found this spa on Citysearch and decided to give it a try. I was impressed with the wax, the ambiance and the price. Everyone is friendly and I will definitely continue to go back. :)

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★★★★★

If you're searching for a place that you can get a great bikini wax, and (more importanly) feel comfortable doing so...this is the place! I would highly recommend Spa Willamina. I moved to Portland last summer from Arizona (land of the spa's) and didn't have a clue as to where to go. After trying a few other places, I found this spa on Citysearch and decided to give it a try. I was impressed with the wax, the ambiance and the price. Everyone is friendly and I will definitely continue to go back. :)

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I've never been able to leave a facial appointment without feeling self conscious about my lack of makeup since I don't have the best skin, but after recieving the brightening facial, I finally have the radiant, glowing skin I've always wanted. Willow and her staff were wonderful, taking time to answer any questions and going out of their way to make me feel as comforatable as possible. In addition to the service, the spa itself is incredibly intimate and well decorated. I will definately be recommending Spa Willamina to everyone I know. Thanks for the fantastic service!

2
★★★★★

I've never been able to leave a facial appointment without feeling self conscious about my lack of makeup since I don't have the best skin, but after recieving the brightening facial, I finally have the radiant, glowing skin I've always wanted. Willow and her staff were wonderful, taking time to answer any questions and going out of their way to make me feel as comforatable as possible. In addition to the service, the spa itself is incredibly intimate and well decorated. I will definately be recommending Spa Willamina to everyone I know. Thanks for the fantastic service!

Pros: Intimate, great products, friendly service, relaxing environment

Cons: None!

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Loved the work that has been done to transform this basement into a beautiful spa. Although maybe a bit too intimate (you can hear people come in/out and in the house upstairs), the design and details are gorgeous. All was extremely tidy and well kept. The person who performed my treatment (Kat) was fair - not the best I have had but not the worst. She came a few minutes late and smelled like she had been cooking - it was a bit distracting from the other scents in the treatment. Overhead lights were too bright and shined in my eyes during treatment - though were lowered upon my request. I would probably give it another try if I lived in the neighborhood but since it is all the way across town, I won't be going back.

1
★★★☆☆

Loved the work that has been done to transform this basement into a beautiful spa. Although maybe a bit too intimate (you can hear people come in/out and in the house upstairs), the design and details are gorgeous. All was extremely tidy and well kept. The person who performed my treatment (Kat) was fair - not the best I have had but not the worst. She came a few minutes late and smelled like she had been cooking - it was a bit distracting from the other scents in the treatment. Overhead lights were too bright and shined in my eyes during treatment - though were lowered upon my request. I would probably give it another try if I lived in the neighborhood but since it is all the way across town, I won't be going back.

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I loved this experience from start to finish! The staff pampered me from the minute I walked in the door. The body wrap treatment left my skin feeling so soft! I would definitely recommend this spa to all of my friends.

2
★★★★★

I loved this experience from start to finish! The staff pampered me from the minute I walked in the door. The body wrap treatment left my skin feeling so soft! I would definitely recommend this spa to all of my friends.

Pros: Excellent staff and atmosphere

Cons: Can't think of any!

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Actually, I hate writing this review because I don't want EVERYBODY to know how wonderful this place is...but I'll do it anyways because it's the right thing to do. Spa Willamina is so cozy and intimate and relaxing and the services are wonderful. I live in Salem and have been to Spa Willamina several times with girlfriends or my sisters and it's like having our own private spa. Willow and her staff are always so accomodating and flexible with us. I honestly wouldn't go anywhere else in Portland.

2
★★★★★

Actually, I hate writing this review because I don't want EVERYBODY to know how wonderful this place is...but I'll do it anyways because it's the right thing to do. Spa Willamina is so cozy and intimate and relaxing and the services are wonderful. I live in Salem and have been to Spa Willamina several times with girlfriends or my sisters and it's like having our own private spa. Willow and her staff are always so accomodating and flexible with us. I honestly wouldn't go anywhere else in Portland.

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I have a stressful job (middle school principal), so I decided that I needed to treat myself to an afternoon at a spa. I'm new to Portland, so I started looking over the Citysearch reviews of the different spas in the area. After reading the great reviews for Spa Willamina, I decided to book a facial there. It was exactly what I needed! The place was warm and inviting. Willow is an absolute gem and doesn't bully you into purchasing products. It was a delightful afternoon and at the end, I signed up to come back for one of the bigger spa packages so I could experience more of the delights that Spa Willamina has to offer!

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★★★★★

I have a stressful job (middle school principal), so I decided that I needed to treat myself to an afternoon at a spa. I'm new to Portland, so I started looking over the Citysearch reviews of the different spas in the area. After reading the great reviews for Spa Willamina, I decided to book a facial there. It was exactly what I needed! The place was warm and inviting. Willow is an absolute gem and doesn't bully you into purchasing products. It was a delightful afternoon and at the end, I signed up to come back for one of the bigger spa packages so I could experience more of the delights that Spa Willamina has to offer!

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I am a traveler. I love to travel, and I love spas. I have seen a good number of them in the US, and elsewhere in the world. But no where have I reached such levels of deep relaxation as I have here, at Spa Willamina. It is a combination of the personal, caring service, the beautiful surroundings, phantastic therapists and wonderful products. I have been twice now, and the experience is completely re-producable. The Spa is small, intimate, in a beautiful old house in NE Portland. You won't find crowds, and you won't be rushed. The bathroom is spacious and very nice. The Spa provides everything a girl needs (just bring your own make-up).

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★★★★★

I am a traveler. I love to travel, and I love spas. I have seen a good number of them in the US, and elsewhere in the world. But no where have I reached such levels of deep relaxation as I have here, at Spa Willamina. It is a combination of the personal, caring service, the beautiful surroundings, phantastic therapists and wonderful products. I have been twice now, and the experience is completely re-producable. The Spa is small, intimate, in a beautiful old house in NE Portland. You won't find crowds, and you won't be rushed. The bathroom is spacious and very nice. The Spa provides everything a girl needs (just bring your own make-up).

Pros: Go! Go! Go! Best relaxation!

Cons: None

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You can't help but feel relaxed at this small spa. The colors of the interiors are very calming and the place feels like a private oasis. I went there for a package deal that includes a massage, facial and foot treatment for under $100. Great value, great service.

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★★★★★

You can't help but feel relaxed at this small spa. The colors of the interiors are very calming and the place feels like a private oasis. I went there for a package deal that includes a massage, facial and foot treatment for under $100. Great value, great service.

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What a perfectly wonderful way to spend an afternoon with 3 fabulous girlfriends. The decor is what I fantasize about for the comforting spaces in my home. The basic Foot Soak was the perfect exit from the outside world and the Self Tanning Treatment is a gem...you have no idea what a wallop this seemingly simple offering packs! My skin feels glorious and it looks as if I just returned from Maui. Willow and her Staff are not only accomplished, they are lovely, warm and welcoming. The experience was nothing short of perfection. I will go back over and over.

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★★★★★

What a perfectly wonderful way to spend an afternoon with 3 fabulous girlfriends. The decor is what I fantasize about for the comforting spaces in my home. The basic Foot Soak was the perfect exit from the outside world and the Self Tanning Treatment is a gem...you have no idea what a wallop this seemingly simple offering packs! My skin feels glorious and it looks as if I just returned from Maui. Willow and her Staff are not only accomplished, they are lovely, warm and welcoming. The experience was nothing short of perfection. I will go back over and over.

Pros: Ambience, Service, Quality Experience

Cons: Leaving

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From the moment we entered the door and removed our shoes, we knew we were some place special! And it just got better from there - the staff exuded a calm and warmth that is contagious, the decor and atmosphere enveloped us in serenity and peace, the treatments were a double decker layer of frosting on the cake - with a cherry!!! I didn't know my face could look this good, I quit wearing foundation after just the one amazing facial. I'm coming back and even my husband wants to come! I enjoyed that the place is small, felt like our own private spa!

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★★★★★

From the moment we entered the door and removed our shoes, we knew we were some place special! And it just got better from there - the staff exuded a calm and warmth that is contagious, the decor and atmosphere enveloped us in serenity and peace, the treatments were a double decker layer of frosting on the cake - with a cherry!!! I didn't know my face could look this good, I quit wearing foundation after just the one amazing facial. I'm coming back and even my husband wants to come! I enjoyed that the place is small, felt like our own private spa!

Pros: Absulutely everything was perfection!

Cons: Having to drive home - back to reality, how about a chaffeur service?! :)

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This spa is a gem! I was relaxed as soon as my friend and I entered and took off our shoes. The atmosphere is serene, the surroundings colorful and comforting. Dawn greeted us and I had a lovely lunch while she gave my friend a rose petal foot bath. Then it was my turn and the foot bath was truly heavenly and Dawn had a soothing touch. Next up was my hot stone massage with Kat - the ultimate massage experience. It was amazing and Kat's hands are so therapeutic. I have not felt this relaxed in years. My facial with Willow was wonderful - I loved the products, the steam machine and the scalp massage - incredible. I will come back every time I visit Portland. I just wish I lived nearby - I would be a regular. Bravo to everyone at Spa Willamina!

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★★★★★

This spa is a gem! I was relaxed as soon as my friend and I entered and took off our shoes. The atmosphere is serene, the surroundings colorful and comforting. Dawn greeted us and I had a lovely lunch while she gave my friend a rose petal foot bath. Then it was my turn and the foot bath was truly heavenly and Dawn had a soothing touch. Next up was my hot stone massage with Kat - the ultimate massage experience. It was amazing and Kat's hands are so therapeutic. I have not felt this relaxed in years. My facial with Willow was wonderful - I loved the products, the steam machine and the scalp massage - incredible. I will come back every time I visit Portland. I just wish I lived nearby - I would be a regular. Bravo to everyone at Spa Willamina!

Pros: Amazing atmosphere - fantastic staff - super clean - fabulous shower

Cons: I live in New York.

 

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