Top 5 Wellness Spots in Portland, ME
Portland is well-known for its many incredible restaurants, bars, distilleries and breweries. But after overindulging, Portland also boasts come incredible spots for a little selfcare. Here are our picks for Portland’s Top 5 Wellness Spots.
01. // THE SPA AT THE FRANCIS
No list of Portland’s best wellness spots would ever be complete without mentioning our very own tranquil haven – The Spa at The Francis. Since opening in October, guests have found refuge in our serene space and have indulged in being pampered. Our spa is dedicated to restoring energy and balance through our carefully selected treatments, all of which will get you ready to spend a day exploring Portland or help you relax after an adventurous day out in our city.
747 Congress Street
02. // BLAKE ORCHARD
When we’re looking to nourish our cravings in a healthy way, we head over to Exchange Street’s Blake Orchard, a well-designed juicery. They have been making all of their own homemade recipes in small batches to ensure quality and flavor accuracy since 2014. Besides a lengthy menu of delicious cold press juices, they also offer colorful and healthful Smoothie Bowls – one of our favorites is their Mint Cacao Chip, topped with bananas chopped almonds and local raw honey.
Underground at 19 Exchange Street
03. // SIX BRANCHES FAMILY ACUPUNCTURE
Six Branches offers a holistic approach to healthcare for people of all ages. They combine acupuncture with other holistic healing approaches, such as massage, cupping, moxibustion and herbal consultations. Clients swear by the healing power of this holistic approach and rave about Six Branch founder Naomi’s touch.
570 Brighton Avenue
04. // FLOAT HARDER
One of the most fun selfcare spots in Portland is Float Harder, which bills itself as a float spa in Portland, Maine. They feature sensory deprivation tanks that help you relax your muscles and clear your mind. They believe that gravity reduction, sensory reduction and magnesium sulfate all combine to create a beneficial floating experience.
500 Washington Avenue
05. // NIRAJ YOGA
Located just steps from The Francis in downtown Portland, Niraj Yoga hopes to provide a diverse, encouraging environment and help people get to their personal destination through alignment. The studio offers a wide range of classes including ones aimed at those who have never given yoga a try. Regardless of which class you’re in, Niraj encourages participants to listen closely to their own bodies and to honor your own individual needs in each moment. And don’t worry if you didn’t pack your yoga mat – Niraj will provide participants with one!
648 Congress Street