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2526 Ne 15th Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9721245.540980 -122.650300
Neighborhoods: Irvington, Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
I have had many, many massages. Some good, some not so good. But for a long time, I've been on a hunt for a GREAT massage. And, eureka, I've found it! I recently moved to NE Portland and took a chance on a massage studio that I stumbled across: Root Whole Body. Michael G. was the therapist who worked on me. I can't even express how amazing my treatment was! I will never go see anyone else. But, to my complete shock, I learned that this amazing therapist is being under utilized. I just can't believe that Root is not bragging about having the best massage therapist in Oregon. What are they thinking?! I've never gone out of my way to advertise for a company, but I could not in good conscience keep this information to myself. If you are looking for the best massage imaginable, please do yourself a favor and go see Michael G. at Root Whole Body. You will not be disappointed!
Absolutely loved my facial with Greer! I highly recommend Root. It was such a treat and then after my facial, I hung out in the sauna for a bit. I have scheduled another facial and will be recommending this place to everyone!!
Best Massage EVER! – So, I purchased a 90 minute massage via GroupOn, thinking what a deal . . . but then scheduling was a bit of a challenge, and then I had to reschedule, which Root gladly arranged, but again, the timing wasn't perfect (price for using GroupOn, I suppose). I nearly decided just to bag the whole idea. That would have been a huge mistake.
My impressions: The facility is extremely nice and relaxing. The waffle-weave robe, the flip flops, the changing room and showers, the dry sauna, the tea room--all this is totally first rate. Oh, but I was there for an intense, long-over due massage.
Ruth totally delivered--seriously the most thorough and intense massage I have had (I guess I've had 25 over the years). Ruth, thanks.
Highly highly recommend both Ruth and Root.
Take a deep breath – I live in the neighborhood and have been meaning to investigate the business and finally did by attending a Yoga Basics workshop and I am glad I did! Staff helpful, most class participation suitable for space, facility clean, and relaxing atmosphere. As a 50 year old with a desk job that doesn't exercise regularly I found the Yin and Restorative Yin classes to be approachable and not the least bit intimidating. My experience prompted me to purchase a package and to educate myself about Yoga (recommended reading Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit by Donna Farhi and Yin Yoga Outline of A quiet practice by Paul Grilley). I am taking it slow and stead
Spirit and Soul and Body at Root – Root is a place where peace and a sense of calm hits as you enter the door. After returning from Hawaii and catching a staph infection (UGH!), there was one place I knew my soul and body needed to go...Root. Outstanding massage from Ramah helped me heal. So happy they are in the neighborhood and that I can count on getting what I need!
ROOT is a treat! – Never written a review before...never have felt motivated but after a couple of visits to ROOT WHOLE BODY I felt I discovered a big secret worth sharing. .
A friend suggested I visit ROOT when I was suffering from plantar fasciitis. Unfortunately I can't remember the name of my therapist but she was fantastic. I experienced immediate improvement and left feeling lighter and more flexible.
After my excellent massage experience I decided to splurge on a facial. The skin care person was very gentle and after asking alot of questions treated me to a relaxing, warm facial. She also gave me some great advice on skincare. I left with an Eminence facial product that I absolutely love! IT was spendy but so worth it!
Absolutely calm, quiet, CLEAN, upscale but not overdone environment. Over the years I have been to many spas...this is much more intimate and personal than a traditional spa. No hair or nail services, ROOT provides an experience truly in a class of its own...ROOT's philosophy promotes whole body wellness.
I am definitely plan to continue to visit ROOT.
New Facial Addict – Went for my first facial ever a year or so ago - I am now an addict! The bonus part for me is the nice upper body massage that goes with it. Beautiful facility, complimentary tea in the "tea room" area and complimentary sauna available. The massages and yoga classes are also top-notch. This place is great!!!!!!
ROOT masseuse solves chronic shoulder problem.. – I had the recent good luck to have a gift certificate to ROOT which I used for a 90-minute massage. The gal on the phone got me in at very short notice (five hours, actually) on a Saturday. And she was sweet enough to confirm the type of massage I was interested in (relaxing not torturous.)
I really enjoyed the calming, modern simplicity of the changing rooms and the waiting room wherein I spent a few minutes catching up on some reading before I met Coco, my masseuse. She did such a good job (in a pain-free way) that she actually solved for my weird raised right shoulder (caused by a stubbornly tight muscle in my neck.)
Thanks ROOT! I'll definitely be coming back.
Customer Service Could Improve – I have to say that I am a little disappointed in the recent customer service at Root Whole Body. I scheduled a pregnancy massage and had to cancel it same day and I rescheduled for two days later. They charged me the late cancellation fee but then when I came in I overheard the receptionist allow someone else to cancel their massage the same day without charging them. I have had massage other places where there is more compassion and understanding and where, I think, they don't only care about your $$. When I mentioned this to other friends, two mentioned that they also feel as though they are just a dollar sign.
Your feedback helps us improve. Sincere thanks for taking the time.
Fabulous Skin Care and Service – For my birthday, I was treated to spa services at Root. I chose to visit the esthetician, Sally for a facial. It was the best I've ever experienced. She is a true professional. I have had about 15+ facials in my lifetime and this was superior in many categories; from the products she used to the tranquil atmosphere to frendly chit-chat - all wonderful.
Thanks for a great experience, I can't wait to return to Root for another facial and to try other services.
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