KIVA Spa was created just for you. An oasis in the middle of your busy city life. Leave the outside world at the door and enter a peaceful sanctuary. Imagine you are in India or Bali. All rooms are candle lit with Eastern music in each of our 5 spa rooms and foot sanctuary.
Here at KIVA you will enjoy the therapeutic benefits of spa ritual. We enhance the spa tradition by drawing from decades of research and insights from both the East and West. Our goal is for you to come away from this experience feeling refreshed, renewed and revitalized.
"I am an Oregon State licensed massage practitioner. I have a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology and received my massage training from the San Francisco Massage School and the World School of Massage. I integrate in each of my treatments mind-body-spirit healing, with the intention of providing guidance towards the unlocking of the seekers own inner healing and strength. I love the process and potential of the human structure, the genius behind the self-healing capabilities of the body, and the connection betweern mind-body-spirit."
"I began my passion for bodywork at East West College of the Healing Arts with a focus in Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Hot Stone Massage, and Aromatherapy. My goal is to help each client feel more knowledgeable, empowered by, and comfortable in their unique body. Massage should be a relaxing, immersive, and holistic healing experience. I combine several techniques to create a unique and smooth-flowing style that allows the mind to fully relax, helping the body to heal itself. I customize each massage to meet each individual body and its needs, while being designed to let you sink into a deep state of bliss rejuvenating your Body, Mind, and Spirit."
My interest in acupuncture and East Asian medicine began in in my early 20s after struggling with health issues that conventional medicine failed to adequately address and treat. Through my own experiences and research, I came to view the body as an ecosystem that strives to maintain an equilibrium both within itself and with the surrounding external environment, and that illness and pain are the result of an imbalance within the body. In my practice, I seek to identify those areas of imbalance or blockages, and utilizes acupuncture, gua sha, cupping, herbal medicine, shiatsu, moxibustion, herbal medicine, and electroacupuncture to help the body regain its equilibrium.
I graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine with a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and I am currently working to finish my Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. I am also currently working to complete a Master of Science in Nutrition degree at the National University of National Medicine. I've completed a 500-hour yoga teacher training program through the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica in 2011, and in 2012, I earned a health coach certificate through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In 2013, I became a certified Reiki practitioner.
When I am not treating patients, I can be found reading and cuddling with my cat, writing, studying photography, running, practicing yoga, and planning future travel shenanigans.
"I was born in New York, grew up in Los Angeles, and lived in San Francisco, Florida, Vancouver B.C. Canada, and Doha, Qatar. My first profession was a television/movie makeup artist in Los Angeles in the mid 80′s. In 1996 I moved to Portland to start a family. After having two beautiful children and staying at home with them for 4 years I decide to follow my dream to become an esthetician. After working with faces for so many years this was the next journey for me and my passion for people, healing, wellness and inner/outer beauty transformation. I started my internship at a lovely destination spa, Aequis. The following year I created a small sanctuary ~ KIVA-Face Body Soul in a private office in northwest Portland. In 2008 I opened Face Body Soul, on Fremont street in Portland’s Beaumont Village. I moved to Qatar for 2 years, while there I went back to being a makeup artist for a TV show. After returning from Qatar in 2012, I opened KIVA Cafe & Spa.It has been a lovely journey and I am honored to be amongst so many talented therapists that all have a passion for health and wellness with a Mind-Body -Soul connection.
Health is Beauty- Beauty is Health."
"Born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland, dual citizen, father of a wonderful 15 year old teenager.
From age 16, I was fortunate to travel the world and expanded my horizons philosophically and culturally. Knowing I wanted to be in a profession that wouldn’t pollute the planet I felt drawn to helping others and entered massage school here in Portland in 2010, the East West College of the Healing Arts. Have since touched my over 10'000 bodies, and still love what i am doing. Being physically active with hiking, biking, surfing, climbing, mountaineering, I resonate towards sports, and deep tissue treatment. Also specializing in headache, anxiety, jaw related tensions, depression, stress reduction, using Technical Western techniques mixed with Oriental methods. Trained in Shiatsu and applying Acupressure as well as Reflexology. May the Qi be with You"
"My training began in 1999 in Arizona, at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. In 2007, while working in a chiropractic clinic, I started working intensely with clients to help release holding patterns in the muscle through Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and Physiotherapy with a focus on relaxation and energy work, including Reiki. I am a believer in the mind-body-spirit connection. I incorporate several modalities in a single session to assist clients with their current massage therapy goals. I have a passion and deep knowledge in Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Pregnancy Massage, Hot Stone Massage and Spa Body Treatments. I moved to Portland in 2012. I feel blessed to still be going strong in this field 20 years in and will always have a passion for helping others through intuitive bodywork. I am here to listen and assist you in your treatment goals while in a safe, relaxing and loving environment."
"I have been a massage therapist for 7 years and truly have a passion for what I do. I take pride in creating trusting relationships with my clients; my goal is to make you feel safe, comfortable and understood while creating a plan to help you relax, as well as, decrease any body pain or discomfort that you may be experiencing. My massage style is a mix of Swedish and deep tissue to create a comforting but therapeutic session. I look forward to working with you :)"
"I’m originally from Great Britain where I first trained and graduated from college with an International Diploma in Aesthetics. Since moving to the U.S. in 1992 I have continued working in this field and have also expanded my skills to enable a fully integrative approach to health and skincare. I am now also a Holistic Nutrition Consultant certified by the American College of Health Sciences where I completed 4 years of study. In 2018, I joined KIVA Spa as an Aesthetician and Functional Nutrition Lifestyle Consultant. By combining a holistic approach to beauty I can help my clients with their specific needs, whether that be how to improve their skin or improve their health.
I’m passionate about treating the body as an integrated whole and how the effects of our choices about nutrition and lifestyle impact our wellbeing."