Your urban sanctuary.
Not an indulgence, a necessity. Nine Stones Spa offers a transcendent atmosphere, therapeutic treatments and a calming sanctuary where you can restore your essential energies, your sense of well-being and the care of your skin.
Since our inception in 2002, we have grown to become the top-ranked destination for serious, yet relaxing massages, facials and nail services. Beloved by those who have had a Nine Stones Spa experience, we offer nine treatment rooms (three are couples rooms!), a full service nail salon, men’s and women’s lockers rooms with showers, state-of-the-art infrared saunas in both locker rooms, and a spacious and relaxing co-ed lounge so you can relax before and after your treatments.
We believe the quality of your spa experience is directly proportional to the excellence of our staff. Accordingly, we have assembled a warm and caring team of consummate professionals, each a highly skilled practitioner who brings a variety of treatment modalities and experience to every client. Please read their bios for more information on each practitioner’s unique skills.
Our product lines include organic and natural skin care products from Naturopathica along with their specialty teas and tinctures. We also carry Intraceuticals as well as unique gift ideas in our retail area. And our Loyalty Rewards program pays you back for every service you enjoy and every product you purchase.
Much has changed in the past 17 years, but one thing hasn’t: our passionate focus on the quality of your spa experience and well-being. So whether you enjoy the restorative power of a Hot Stone massage, the balancing effects of an Essential Organic facial or a calming Luxe Moisturizing Pedicure, you will emerge relaxed, beautiful and poised for your next challenge.
The history of Nine Stones Spa
In 1994, Nine Stones Spa founder, Pam, wanted to surprise her husband for his birthday with a real massage, not just a simple back-rub. She took evening classes at the Polarity Realization Institute to learn the rudimentary strokes and the process of an authentic Swedish Massage. Her husband really enjoyed his massage and Pam had discovered a passion for the healing and technical aspects of bodywork.
Pam decided to pursue her interests further with a year-long course in massage therapies, attending NHITA classes in the evenings and weekends, and offering practice massages for family and friends. Upon graduation in 1995, she set up a treatment room in a spare bedroom of their house in Portland, and began slowly building a loyal clientele. Pam continued with her training over the years, traveling to Hawaii to learn about Lomi-Lomi massage from traditional island healers, and to Arizona, where she studied LaStone Therapy from the originator of hot-stone massage techniques. She soon branched out into a complementary line of work, completing a course at Capillo Institute and becoming a licensed Aesthetician in 2001. Because she was doing much more than just Massage Therapy in her practice, she decided to start calling her business Nine Stones to encompass all of her offerings.
From the humble beginning in a spare bedroom, Nine Stones expanded into space on Commercial Street in 2001 and added two Massage Therapists.
Pam had known since the beginning that there would be a demand for a high quality, full-service day spa in Portland. Over the years, she slowly expanded her staff and the footprint of the Commercial Street spa to add nail services and a retail store to an already burgeoning list of bodywork and facial treatments.
In 2014 Nine Stones’ growth had exceeded the space’s capabilities, making it impossible to take the spa to a new level. When an opportunity came up to literally get in on the ground floor of a new building, it was time to take the plunge.
Today you’ll find Nine Stones Spa in a new facility on Fore Street, in a space that was carefully designed and considered from every angle to make sure that it not only provided the staff with a versatile layout that enhanced their ability to operate effectively, but also provided Spa clients with a soothing environment along with amenities that would be expected in a high-end spa. After about a year-and-a-half of planning and construction, in December of 2016 Nine Stones Spa opened its doors to the space you’ll find today.
Nine Stones Spa now boasts a team of over 30 highly talented therapists and support staff, operating 7 days a week with the overarching goal of providing the finest bodywork, aesthetics and nail services in the very best facility.