Blooming Moon Offers Award-Winning Massage, Facials, Mani/Pedis and Waxing Services in Portland
Located in the heart of Portland Oregon’s Overlook Village neighborhood [1417 N. Shaver St.], Blooming Moon Wellness Spa provides organic skin care, body scrubs, healing massage services (aromatherapy, pregnancy, deep tissue, hot stone and more) and a signature pedicure room for a one-of-a-kind experience in pampering. Nominated as Portland’s Favorite Eco-Friendly Spa – Blooming Moon offers vegan friendly alternatives, cruelty-free product lines, quality services and an individualized approach to spa treatments. Blooming Moon has also been an industry leader in creating a living wage for it’s spa providers and one of the first spa’s in Portland to offer full health care benefits to it’s staff. The spa’s mission is to provide the best spa treatments in
Portland, while simutaniously nurturing the staff. With these principals, we hope to deliver the best service possible, every time.
Featuring organic + vegan/gluten-free skin care products
At Blooming Moon, we believe Wellness is the balance of the mind, body and environment. You will be treated with ingredients and products that are natural, fresh and therapeutic. Our award-winning Epicuren product line combines organic, antioxidant-rich ingredients that nourish and rejuvenate the skin. Our local cosmetic line, Alima Pure, is a cruelty-free vegan mineral makeup that has received the prestigious BDIH European natural cosmetics certification.
Tension seems to have a special place in its heart for our neck and shoulders. Fortunately, the muscle maestros at Blooming Moon Wellness Spa know where it likes to hide. – Portland Monthly Magazine
Bethany recently enrolled into cosmetology school to become a licensed Esthetician and Natural Nail Technician. Bethany is truly an outstanding member of the Blooming Moon team. You could’ve already been greeted by her warmth when entering the spa or booking your appointment(s) with her shining customer service. We are so lucky to have Bethany on our team!
Bethany, what’s your Daily Mantra? Do what you love…”guilt” is not an option!
What are 3 Daily Self-Care Practices you do to stay healthy and balanced? I make all kinds of lists. I have to do this before bed to unwind, and to ground myself in what is true. I write out tomorrow’s to-do’s, but I also write what I have the power to choose, and what I have no control over. If I have a lot of anxiety about something (I’m a mom, so that’s true most days!) I write out worst-case scenarios to gain perspective. I like to jot down what made me happy today, and what was hard. My writing helps me finish the day with gratitude and a clear mind to start fresh tomorrow.
I wear makeup–every single day! When my daughter was a toddler, I was so worried she would come to define beauty by her appearance. I wanted her to see me confident in my own skin, so it seemed like I should skip the makeup some days. But the truth is, I love wearing makeup and my private morning ritual with Alima Pure is how I create margin in my typically non-stop days! So I have fun with my makeup every morning, and I don’t worry anymore about ruining my children’s concepts of beauty. I’m defining it for them by doing what I love, moving through the world with confidence and joy, and not getting bogged down by so many should’s and should not’s.
I reward myself with audio books while doing housework. The work gets done, my kids stay clothed and fed another day, and I’m in my ‘happy place’ listening to a great story. My husband and I have both been listening to the Lord of the Rings series for the last few months, and we have a bit of competition each night over who will get to the dishes first (Winner! listen to the book!) and who will put the kids to bed at the same time.
Why work at Blooming Moon Spa? What drives you to succeed? I’ve been a guest at Blooming Moon since 2009, and my visits over the years have truly changed my life. I look back on my pregnancies, and early days as a new mom caring for my babies, and I’m grateful for the haven I found at “my spa” when I needed my own physical and emotional nurturing! I suffered from chronic migraines that are no longer an issue for me after going regularly for monthly membership massages; even my splurges on facials and gel manis helped me see how much stress I was carrying and how important it is to take care of me–I’m worth it! Now I get to see other people make these discoveries. The best moments at work are when guests come downstairs, “blissed out” and expressive about the incredible experience they’ve just had because I can relate, and I’m so happy for them! I’ve had an entirely different career as a teacher, and have worked in various jobs in other fields, and I absolutely love supporting our guests from this side of the desk, knowing what a difference I might be making in their own journey toward wellness. I look forward to supporting our guests on their journey towards wellness in the treatment room, after I receive my esthetician and nail tech license soon. See you around the spa!