Guests enjoy relaxing foot soaks and massages while sipping rare and organic tea blends in this teahouse and foot sanctuary located in downtown Portland, Maine.
Found in the historical downtown district of Portland, Maine, Soakology is the place to find comfort in a pot of tea and a warm foot bath. This teahouse and foot spa lends itself to the occasional splurge, romantic date or a regular afternoon tea spot for locals. With the ala carte menu visitors can create the experience best suited for the occasion and budget whether they are alone or with a group.
The foot sanctuary is located in the basement level of 30 City Center, downstairs from the teahouse and retail space. Lights are dimmed and voices are hushed to add to the relaxation guests experience. Overstuffed furniture sits up on stilts and large terracotta basins are rolled around on wooden carts. Smooth river rocks line the bottoms of the giant bowls, a treat for curious toes and rough heels.
Guests are presented with a menu of foot soaking options ranging from aromatherapy familiars such as lavender to Sundari’s Ayurvedic blends like Gotu Kola or Neem and Manuka. Prices range from $20-50 for foot soaks.
Massage and bodywork treatments can be added to the foot soak experience at Soakology. Massage therapy is available for site-specific areas: neck, shoulders and head, for example, can be massaged for 20 or 40 minute increments.
Other treatments include mud wraps, paraffin dips, combination packages and Ayurvedic packages.
Soakology carries teas from around the world including popular varieties of green and black teas as well as organic, herbal and rare kinds of tea. For warmer months iced teas are available in several forms while hot cocoa and caramel ciders will keep the chill off during the winter.
Teas are available by the mug or teapot – perfect for two or more tea enthusiasts to share. Cookies and snacks can be found on the Teahouse menu a long with cheese plates and a daily soup.
Soakology is open seven days a week, walk-ins may be accommodated, reservations can be phoned in to 207-879-7625. Parties of five or more require a reservation. All reservations are held by major credit cards and require a 24 hour cancelation for single appointments or 72 hour notice for groups.
Children are not admitted to the foot sanctuary, however teenagers can accompany parents or a guardian.