Why Bakuchiol Is Our Favorite Alternative to Retinol

Why Bakuchiol Is Our Favorite Alternative to Retinol

Retinol has ruled the skincare world for decades. A synthetic derivative of vitamin A, retinol has a reputation for its ability to address many skin concerns. However, it also comes with a lot of warnings and potential side effects. Luckily, there’s a (not really) new...
Are Facials Safe During Pregnancy?

Are Facials Safe During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is an AMAZING  time, AND definitely comes with a lot of body changes. The infamous pregnancy glow is very common, but shifting hormones can also bring unique skincare issues. As pregnant people look for ways to take care of themselves, they often ask, “Are...
What Is Informed Consent in Massage Therapy?

What Is Informed Consent in Massage Therapy?

Informed consent is a critical component of all medical care. From Western medical doctors to physical therapists, providers must follow best practices to ensure patients clearly understand their treatment options before approving the plan. But what is informed...
What Is a RevitaPen Facial Treatment?

What Is a RevitaPen Facial Treatment?

Are you interested in microneedling but would prefer that it not be so…needle-y? If so, the RevitaPen facial treatment might be the perfect choice. This non-invasive skin care option leaves you with glowing skin that looks and feels fantastic. At Xenana Spa, our...
What Is a Detox Massage and How Does It Help?

What Is a Detox Massage and How Does It Help?

Detox massage, or lymphatic drainage massage, is a massage therapy that helps the body rid itself of toxins and waste products. Many people find that detox massages help boost their mood and energy while offering an overall sense of wellness. Xenana Spa strives to...
4 Ways To Care for Your Skin in Winter

4 Ways To Care for Your Skin in Winter

Winter skin issues are in full swing this time of year in Portland, OR. Dry, itchy skin is one of the top complaints that brings clients into the spa during these cold months. Learning how to care for your skin in winter can help you feel great between treatments when...
What Is a Microcurrent Facial?

What Is a Microcurrent Facial?

The world of skincare and facial treatments has evolved dramatically in recent years. New technology and ongoing research have given us options that previous generations would have seen as science fiction. One of the most cutting-edge skincare treatments available is...
Solstice Pop Up on Wednesday, December 21st

Solstice Pop Up on Wednesday, December 21st

Join us this Winter Solstice as we turn inward to honor the still point and take a pause. Xenana Spa is hosting a Solstice pop up event on December 21st from noon – 5pm. We will not be scheduling regular services on this day. All events are FREE. Folks are...