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Project Description


Our Reflexology massage is a deeply relaxing, safe, and nurturing massage that focuses on specific reflex points on the foot to stimulate healing in corresponding organs, glands and other parts of the body. With almost 15,000 nerves in the feet, reflexology calms the nervous system, balances blocked energy, and increases blood circulation and nutrients. Enjoy the benefits of less pain, anxiety, and depression, and improved sleep.

Clients are fully clothed and lying down during a session with only footwear removed. A Reflexology treatment involves applying pressure to the feet with specific thumb and finger walking techniques to every reflex area on the top and bottom of the foot. It is deeply relaxing and safe for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly, for pregnant women, or for those undergoing chemotherapy.

A typical treatment lasts 60 minutes and may include a scalp massage to balance out the meridians and to create the ultimate relaxation massage –  from head to toe!

History of Reflexology

Reflexology has been around since ancient times, with evidence as far back as 4000-2330 B.C.E. in Egypt, India and China. Like a mirror image of the body, the soles of the feet act as a mini-map of the entire body, with specific reflex points corresponding to every organ, gland and body parts. For example, the toes represent the head and neck, and the balls of the feet represent the chest, lung, and shoulder area.

Reflexology also works with subtle energy flowing along 10 vertical zones the length of the body, similar to Chinese acupuncture meridians. William Fitzgerald, MD introduced zone theory to the U.S. when he found that applying pressure to a zone that corresponded to the site of an injury relieved pain during minor surgeries.

Additional Benefits of Reflexology

Additional benefits include decreased pain, anxiety, and depression, and improved sleep. It is not ticklish, as a firm pressure is used. If a particular part of the body is out of balance, the corresponding reflex may feel tender or sore during the treatment. If feet are too sensitive or swollen from an injury or edema, the hands can be treated instead.

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Dali was phenomenal, and the space was so lovely. I was in so much pain before my visit–shoulders, back, and hamstrings. Afterwards, I felt like I was walking around the world in a hot bath, completely relaxed and pain free. Her massage style is very thoughtful, present, and purposeful. I’m so thankful she had such amazing availability and for such a great price!

Anne M

Absolutely amazing. I have chronic pain in my entire back so massage has been out of the question for me until now. This wonderful lady is a miracle worker. I mean it! She is able to massage my pain away. I have had other massages around here and there, you know those franchises… I always left in more pain than when I arrived. Not with Blue Marigold Massage. I find that I am usually pain free, for the most part, until my next appointment. Highly recommend for anyone wether you have pain or just love a nice relaxing massage. Great atmosphere too. Love this place.

Laura B

I visited Blue Marigold while visiting friends in Portland from NYC. I get weekly massages as I am very sore from running, and training for the marathon. My massage from Dali was personalized to be exactly what I needed. She knew I was on vacation and was able to combine techniques to make sure my sore muscles were attended to with deep pressure, but also that I was able to relax and enjoy soothing touch. I wish I lived there so I could go back regularly — definitely worth the flight cross country so If you are in the neighborhood – take advantage of her custom treatment.

Danielle S

Dali at Blue Marigold is a brilliant massage therapist who also has an extensive knowledge for herbal and essential oil treatments. She provided a wonderful massage experience that melted away my daily stress and addressed specific muscles issues in my shoulder. Highly recommend to everyone. Worth more than she charges.

Scott H

I’ve been lucky in my life to have some great massage therapists in Hawaii and NYC. So, when I needed a much needed massage in Portland, I found Blue Marigold Massage on yelp and tried it out due to the great reviews. I was not led astray. My Ashiatsu and lomi lomi massages were amazing. Dali is an expert body worker and instinctively knew which part of my body needed work. She tailored her massage for my specific needs. I will definitely visit again on my next Portland trip.

Naheed E

I have not had massage work done in years and after this massage I will switch to regularly getting them from Dali.

I have chronic neck tension and lower back pain, as well as acute stress. I’ve been seeing a chiropractor and had no idea that pairing it with massage could be so useful. The massage was very calming and deeply attentive. Dali was hands down exactly what I needed –  she has the perfect touch.
I’ve already recommended her to my friends, and I will be going back for more visits.

Melanie H