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
Angela “Angie” Alverson
Esthetician / Natural Nail Technician
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!
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!
I graduated from East West College in 2010. I got into massage therapy to help people relax and be in the moment with their massage, body, and mind. I really enjoy that certain aspects of massage are very scientific and technical, while other aspects are free-flowing, energetic and can get you into a head space that you never want to leave. I specialize in CranioSacral Therapy, Relaxation and Swedish Massage. I am also a yoga teacher and a runner, so I really enjoying working in the legs; I have a great knowledge about how the body can feel when muscles have been overworked and are sore. It is a stressful world and getting back to homeostasis and balance is important so our bodies have the ability to heal themselves.
I am so excited to be a part of the Blooming Moon team. The atmosphere at the spa is so calm and relaxing. The body scrubs and treatments are wonderful and make you feel like you are floating on clouds after! In addition to working at Blooming Moon, I teach yoga at Hot Yoga for Life and manage their North Portland studio. I also love going to the coast with my husband and our dog, Bumsy.
I received my training in massage at East West College in 2012. At East West I was educated in Deep Tissue, Craniosacral Therapy, Tui Na and Swedish Massage. Since my time at East West, I have continued education in Craniosacral Therapy (CST) and medical massage. I value a scientific approach to my work as a therapist, while also incorporating the deep sense of listening that comes from extended training in CST. I acknowledge that every person’s body has different tissue density, different patterns of tightness, and different paths to unwinding tension. I work to actively construct my technique to where my client is at that day. Finding a particular fascination with many of the common postural issues faced by our modern lifestyles, I spend much of my time studying exercises and techniques to improve the lives of my clients.
As a resident of North Portland, I am very happy to serve my local community at Blooming Moon. I specialize in Deep Tissue Sports Massage and Craniosacral therapy. I am passionate about working with populations who have experienced whiplash, TMJ dysfunctions, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), low back pain, plantar fasciitis, brain injury (non-acute), recurrent headaches, insomnia, anxiety, and depression. I also absolutely love giving prenatal massage to well deserving mama’s!
I am currently enrolled at Portland State University where I am majoring in Molecular Biology. I intend to continue on with my education until I receive my doctorate in Physical Therapy. I spend most of my spare time being active outside. Whether tending my garden or backpacking the North Cascades, I can’t get enough of the outdoors!
Alexandra “Allie” Fletcher
Taylor Barr Massage Therapist