About Blooming Moon Wellness Spa
I believe living life in balance is the key to total wellness. Wellness begins with the awareness that balance is dynamic, flowing in a natural rhythm unique to every individual. At Blooming Moon we encourage every guest, as well as the spa professional, to strive for balance and wellness. My goal is to create an atmosphere where spa professionals and guests can be nurtured simultaneously. Therefore, our guests always receive quality spa services and undivided attention, which often will not be found in other spas. I believe energy runs through and connects us to each other, especially through touch. When you experience a treatment with someone who is entirely present and has the intention to calm your mind, lift your spirits, or provide pampering bliss, the act effortlessly prevails! We strive to bring this type of connection to every visitor. So, with much love, I deliver you Blooming Moon Wellness Spa.
Owner + Esthetician
My passion for skin care began with makeup artistry. I dabbled in photography makeup, mostly for bands, independent films and other small projects. In 2003 I realized I needed my esthetician’s license to do makeup on major films. I quickly signed up for the AVEDA institute in New Mexico and this is when my passion and talent for skin care and waxing really began. After moving to Portland in 2005, I fell in love with this sweet city and I knew Portland was my home. Therefore, creating a spa business doing exactly what I love, in my favorite city, was music to my ears! I have a quick and painless approach to waxing, therefore I can speed wax like nobody’s business. I love the art of brow waxing and I can deliver nearly pain-free Brazilian waxes. I have a whole body approach to skin care. It began with studying and practicing holistic, ayurvedic esthetics. I have experience with all skin types and would love the opportunity to guide you on your journey to gorgeous skin. My approach to beautiful, radiant skin is to be both mentally and physically healthy. My objective is to achieve and maintain a state of whole body wellness for my clientele. Through preventative facials, which include acupressure, massage, and high quality skin care products, I am able to treat mild skin conditions before they develop into more serious health problems, while relaxing your mind and body.
BLOOMING MOON TEAM
Angie Alverson, Esthetician + Natural Nail Artist
License# COSFT10164940/ COSNT10164939
I began my esthetics and nail technician career in August 2014. My love for makeup and helping people look and feel beautiful is what made me pursue a career in nails and esthetics. While in school, I immediately fell in love with skincare, waxing, and gel manicures. Much like make-up, gel manicures are an artistic outlet for me. Like an empty canvas, I enjoy painting using beautiful colors and working with the non-toxic lines provided at Blooming Moon. I enjoy working with all skin types, but especially acneic/ problematic skin. The results experienced through a series of treatments show the most dramatic results and are the most rewarding, for both my guest and myself.
I believe if you want beautiful skin, you have to manifest and maintain a positive frame of mind and believe you have beautiful skin. My philosophy with skincare is also based around the phrase, “You are what you eat.” When it comes to taking care of your skin, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, drinking lots of water and making time for relaxation is an important aspect of healthy, beautiful skin. Another part of gorgeous skin is investing in yourself! If you take the time, energy and a little money for proper skincare, you will get the results you want–and I would love to help you get there!
Waxing comes naturally to me. When scheduling a wax appointment with me you can enjoy some fun conversation and before we know it- you are waxed!
I was drawn to Blooming Moon first because I love the ambiance of the house atmosphere. Blooming Moon is such a relaxing environment to provide treatments in. Also, being an animal lover, I love that we use cruelty-free and all-natural products. When I’m not at Blooming Moon, I’m at home taking care of my fur-babies or enjoying the outdoors- particularly the sunny Portland summer by any river!
My first love, as far as my profession goes, has always been makeup. I’ve worked for various brands and then went on to freelance. I love the transformation and confidence as well as creativity that makeup offers. While I enjoy creating different looks, my favorite makeup work is bridal work. I love making women feel beautiful on their big days! This soon translated to a love of skincare. I learned that the basis for all beautiful makeup is beautiful skin. Helping people to feel good in their own skin became such a reward… the makeup is now just the icing on the cake! So if you have a big event or just want to know how to apply makeup on yourself, I would love to help you with either one or both!
My goal as an Esthetician is to help YOU achieve YOUR goals for your skin, so expect questions from me as well as a game plan we can execute together. If you just want to relax and feel pampered, I love doing that too. The facial massage is my favorite part of a facial!
I got my Esthetics license in 2010 and have been licensed in several different states. I love the mobility this industry offers me. I was born and raised in the beautiful island state of Hawaii and I’ve lived in California, Texas and New Mexico. I moved to Portland in September of 2016 and must say I had no idea what to expect but have been really enjoying myself. I love new experiences and new foods so if anyone has any recommendations for me feel free to let me know!
Bethany Martin, Esthetician + Natural Nail Artist
License # COSFT10183840/COSNT10183841
I have been a devoted Blooming Moon client since I first came to the spa for prenatal massages in 2009. I would come looking for physical relief, help with skin care issues, or some much needed “me” time, and I definitely found all of that. But I was so surprised how I would also leave the spa feeling deeply cared for and remembered every visit–even when a lot of time passed between appointments. Over the years I have come to see spa trips as essential for my total wellness–which is why I can’t rave enough about our incredible membership program or hands + feet packages! Those are avenues I have found to make self-care a non-negotiable routine in my life.
I joined the Blooming Moon team in June 2016 as a receptionist after a rewarding career teaching English as a second language. I even had the chance to teach in a Japanese junior high school in Sendai, Japan for two years! I have pursued natural skin care as a hobbyist for many years until it clicked for me that I could combine that passion with my strengths as an educator and intercultural communicator into a meaningful career as an Esthetician and Nail Tech! It was working at the front desk at Blooming Moon and seeing the powerful work our practitioners do every day that pushed me over the edge to go to beauty school.
I still love traveling abroad, but my experience living abroad gave me a deep appreciation for my own home! There is a lot of more of Oregon and the U.S. I still need to see. I especially enjoy running and biking in Portland, hiking in the Gorge with my family, and I am an avid reader always looking for a great recommendation. It is an honor to be part of the Blooming Moon team in bringing wellness to our community, and I would love to be part of your journey toward health and wholeness at your next spa visit!
Halley Stroth, Esthetician
I began studying Holistic Skincare in 2004 when I made the decision to treat an acute but painful acne breakout through Acupuncture, herbs, and diet. The process of curing my skin condition from the inside out with the guidance of my acupuncturist/mentor had a deep and lasting impact on the way I approach my skincare practice today.
Over the last ten years I have continued to work closely with natural skincare ingredients and various skincare lines through my work as the Health and Wellness Buyer at a local Natural Foods Cooperative. In the Spring of 2017 I graduated from the Esthetics program at the Aveda Institute of Portland and have since been working passionately with the team at Blooming Moon to build lasting and meaningful connections with my clients.
My work combines practical aspects of skincare; skin analysis, education on how to best care for your skin at home, recommendations for use of quality products specific to your needs, along with a commitment toward creating a safe and healing environment for you to embody the most serene and radiant you. I like to incorporate facial massage, acupressure, and cold&hot stone techniques because I believe that the work we can do with our hands or simple tools can provide measurable and lasting results without the use of harsh or expensive treatments. I’m always happy to share my tricks of the trade, so if you’re curious about how you can extend the results of your services at Blooming Moon, just ask!
During my free time you can find me on my bike, cooking whatever is in season, researching various skin conditions and remedies, and almost always in a face mask.
I have been practicing my love for nails since 2013. I am passionate about nails and dedicated to giving my guests the best, most relaxing experience in the spa! Nail polish to me is like paint to an artist. It is my creative outlet and the people who enjoy my work are my muse.
I was born and raised in Cleveland, OH where I started my cosmetology career. Making the move to Portland was a hard one, but worth it. The city has filled me with new inspiration which I am eager to show every guest I meet at Blooming Moon Spa. Nail care is what I love. It is all I ever want to do, so by paying me a visit at our spa, you help my dreams grow bigger! I am always looking to share my knowledge with guests and learn more about other’s experiences myself!
I have been practicing massage therapy for 6 years and counting. Bodywork is truly a rewarding profession and I feel so blessed to be able to share the gift of touch with others through therapeutic massage. It often has a profound impact on people’s health and well-being which is why I got into massage. I wanted to spend my days working in a more meaningful way. I have always had a strong sense of compassion for others. When you combine that with the knowledge of bodywork, I believe it is truly powerful.
I like to approach the muscles gently, letting you breathe easy. Using firm and effective pressure to assist the body in its natural healing method, I will listen to you and work with you to give you the massage you need. Stress relief is always my main goal. A few of my favorite things are Swedish massage, aromatherapy massage, our Camellia head and neck treatment, and any of our body treatments or body scrubs!
I am happy to be a part of the team here at Blooming Moon where we use only the best natural products and we genuinely care about your balance and wellness. Outside of Blooming Moon I enjoy going to concerts, going on adventures with friends, and watching anime with my two cats, Jack and Misa. I am looking forward to meeting you and helping you stay well!
Catie has a long history with the healing arts, focusing on Reiki energy work before becoming a licensed massage therapist in 2017. Utilizing a blend of modalities to meet the individual needs of her clients, Catie will meet you wherever you are at in your healing journey. She is passionate about empowering and educating her clients about their bodies and the benefits of massage therapy. She brings great intention and enthusiasm to her work at Blooming Moon and is so pleased to join us! When not massaging, Catie enjoys time in the great outdoors, cooking, reading and singing with her ukulele!
Alberta seeks to welcome you to her sessions with warmth and to meet you wherever you are. She harmonizes eastern and western modalities incorporating Swedish, Shiatsu, Myofascial, and Deep tissue techniques, as well as Thai massage stretches, Reflexology, Tuina, Guasha, Polarity therapy and traditional Japanese Reiki.
Through her nurturing style, she enjoys helping her clients find relief from chronic pain, recurring blockages, scoliosis, misalignment, overuse injuries, migraines, trauma, and emotional wounds that hide in the fascia of the body.