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6 Can’t-Miss Spas in Portland for Parents

January 22, 2023

Whether you’re vacationing in Portland or a local parent in need of a break, a trip to one of the many spas in Portland is a must-do! A massage or other wellness service at a day spa can be an excellent opportunity to unwind and relax. If you’re pregnant, many of the spas offer prenatal massages that are perfectly suited to your needs, and are a great idea before or after your maternity photo session. Parents with older kids can definitely benefit from an afternoon at the day spa: whether it’s a couples massage to reconnect with your spouse or a luxurious facial to get in tip top shape for a special event, the best spas in Portland have prepared services and packages to help Portland parents.



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Sante Aesthetics

Housed in the charming historic 210 brick building in the heart of NW Portland, Sante Aesthetics offers relaxation and wellness in beautiful surroundings. They offer massage therapy, general and medical aesthetics, holistic dermatology, and naturopathic care. Whatever you choose, don’t miss their beautiful spa facilities: a soaking pool, cool dip pool, steam room, and UV light room round out your visit.


210 NW 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97209   |   (971) 407-3066


Xenana Spa

Xenana offers massage services to heal, nurture, and relax your body with special techniques designed just for you. Their prenatal massage offers support for a healthy pregnancy, while the nurture massage is a great fit for anyone who needs to relax and reset. Xenana also offers holistic skin care treatments and facials. They continue their commitment to holistic health by offering yoga at the spa and in an online video library, making it an excellent choice for parents who can’t make it out to a yoga class in-person.

2024 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202   |  (503) 238-6262

Zama Spa

Home to the only salt caves in Oregon, you’re guaranteed to have a unique spa experience at Zama Spa. They focus on mind, body, and spirit wellness, offering massage, facials, and couples massages. The Zama Mama Prenatal Package includes a foot soak and pregnancy massage.


2149 NE Broadway Street, Portland, Oregon 97232  |  503.281.0278


Knot Springs Social Club

Treatments offered at the Knot Springs Social Club include customized facials and massages (ashiatsu, swedish, and deep tissue are just a few of the styles offered). Visit the Springs Sauna, Steam, Hot Tubs, and Cold Plunge. They also offer personal training and group classes in the gym to assist on your wellness journey. Memberships offer unlimited access to the Springs and the gym, as well as other perks.

33 NE 3rd Ave Suite 365, Portland, OR 97232   |   (503) 222-5668


Allison Inn & Spa

Massage menu includes a prenatal massage. Situated in the heart of wine country, the Alison is a spa hotel that prides itself on incorporating Willamette Valley ingredients into their spa treatments. Enjoy a honey and wine masque with a Divine Wine facial, or surround yourself with the scent of the Northwest with a Deep Forest Escape body treatment. Looking to make a weekend out of your spa escape? The Allison Inn and Spa is an incredible weekend stay with views of wine country. Don’t miss their award-winning farm-to-table Jory restaurant.

2525 Allison Lane, Newberg, OR 97132   |   (877) 294-2525



Enjoy Dragontree’s candle-lit treatment rooms for pregnancy massage, deep tissue or swedish massages. With their focus on total wellness, Dragontree offers Ayurvedic therapies, acupuncture and herbal therapies, and custom facials.


2768 NW Thurman St, Portland, OR 97210   |   (503) 221-4123


family of three in a field with a view by portland oregon family photographer samantha shannon


You’ve Found the Best Spas In Portland, What Next?

When you’ve been able to fully relax and rejuvenate, you’ll feel at the top of your game. That’s a great time to consider scheduling your annual family photos! Head over to my main website to learn more about how a full-service photography experience can help keep you relaxed and ready to see your best self.  If you’d like to see more of my most popular posts on the best family-friendly businesses in Portland, try this one on the best baby boutiques in Portland, or knock out your kid’s birthday wish list with this list of my favorite toy stores in Portland.

Once you’re refreshed and ready for some intentional family time? Make sure you grab a copy of my 42 Things to Do In Portland With Kids here:

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