Bliss at the Balch

Go Beyond Fluff & Buff: Rejuvenate Body, Mind & Spirit


Body Therapies

Deep Balance for Body, Mind & Soul

It's time for you. Rejuvenate and replenish yourself--you're worth it. And if not now, when?

Deeply restorative, holistic, mind/body healing modalities aid well-being, enhance mainstream medicine, reduce (or eliminate) pain, lower stress and support your body's natural healing abilities. Gentle yet powerful. Customize into packages that are right for you. 

"That was amazing. The session with you was so much more than I anticipated. You've really got the touch. So profound. I'll be back just to have another session."  - Nicole A., Salem, OR

Aromatherapy is an ancient art and science using pure plant-based Essential Oils for healing. Experience a ritual of 8 Essential Oils applied along energy meridians of your back and feet. Exquisitely fragrant, these Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade oils are pressed into your skin with gentle touch to balance your nervous system, reduce stress and enhance your immune system to support healing.
30 minutes* $55  (Express does not include feet)
60 minutes* $85

"I just started a week long trip. My AromaTouch Treatment cleansed all the stress from home & work, so now I'm open and clear for the experiences that are ahead of me."  - Darlene R, Roslyn WA

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Experience a relaxing ritual as 4 pairs of Essential Oils combined with Organic CBD Oil are gently applied to the energy meridians of your back and feet.  CBD and Essential Oils address muscle soreness, relaxation, inflammation and immune support.  Aromatherapy and energy healing add rejuvenation to your tired, sore back and feet. (It’s the closest thing  to  massage that we offer. It's heavenly.)  
30 minutes* $75  (Express: excludes foot treatment)
60 minutes* $110

Experience an ancient energetic healing transmission via light touch. Aids deep relaxation by gently directing universal life force (also known as chi, prana, or Holy Spirit) into your (fully clothed) body. Revitalizes the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. Reduces pain and activate your body's natural healing ability .
30 minutes* $55
60 minutes* $85

Relax your whole body through your feet. Start with a warm AromaTherapy clay/mineral salt soak, followed by salt buff exfoliation. Then Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils are ritually applied to the reflexology zones and meridian points of your feet. Refreshes your whole system: mind, body & spirit.
30 minutes* $55  (Express: Does not include salt buff)
60 minutes* $85

"Just what I needed! My whole body relaxes when I get my feet rubbed. You added extras that made it so complete! Thanks!" Ellen P., Portland OR

Spa Services - Gem Therapies: Historic Balch Hotel, centrally located on the columbia river gorge in Dufur, OR

Carefully selected gemstones are placed on and around your body at key locations — acupuncture meridians and chakra centers -- and are activated via sound. Reiki energy therapy synergistically  amplifies the gems to supercharge the session. Clients report deep peace, heightened awareness, and mental clarity.
60 minutes* $85

“It was a magnificent and deeply healing/nourishing experience! Thank you, Claire!”  Paulette R., Bellingham, WA

Replenish & recharge  your mind, body & spirit  with color and light. Gemstones and crystals are carefully placed on and around the energy centers of your face and (fully clothed) body.  Energy balancing, aromatherapy and sound  deepen your experience. Clients report this as a profound experience. 
60 minutes* $85

*Sessions include time for consultation, dressing and completion.

Schedule your Bliss at the Balch Spa Treatment. Make your  appointment with Claire:

Call/text 541.659.7284
Schedule Using Online Calendar Here

You can make your purchase online here:

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Claire will contact you to confirm an available time.



What Is Energy Medicine?

Life force energy flows throughout our physical body, nourishing the muscles, organs and cells  to support our vital functions.

Ancient wisdom traditions called these energy pathways chakras, chi or meridians.

Our life energy is responsive to thoughts and feelings. (Haven’t you entered a room when someone is having a bad day?)

When this flow of life force is disrupted through conscious or unconscious thought and feelings, this trauma can cause diminished function in the systems of physical body.

How Does it Heal?

Energy Medicine heals by directing positive healing energy through the affected parts of the body. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the body causing negative or stuck energy to break apart and fall away.

Reiki, Gem Therapy and AromaTouch are gentle yet powerful systems of energetic healing. These modalities  clear and align the energy pathways.

By helping life force to flow unobstructed in a healthy, natural way, we support the body's innate capacity to heal. Healing may be physical, mental, spiritual or emotional; past, present and future.



COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to proximity concerns and with an abundance of caution, we are not currently offering facials. Please check back as we look forward to providing this bliss in our spa sanctuary again, soon!

Rejuvenation at your essence, so you glow from within


Spa services - Luxurious Facials: Historic Balch Hotel, centrally located on the columbia river gorge in Dufur, OR

Life is busy and stressful. Your Bliss at the Balch Facial Treatment is customized to create optimum rejuvenation for you.

Imagine receiving a deeply regenerating treatment, tailored to your skin, using clean, professional, aromatherapy-based skincare products from DoTerra--you'll leave glowing and refreshed, inside and out.

"I had my first facial with Claire. I felt I could have laid on her table for 20 hours. Worth every penny. If you're hesitating, don't! I'd do it again in a second!" -Carolyn P., Portland, OR

"That was amazing. The session with you was so much more than I anticipated. You've really got the touch. So profound. I'll be back here just to have another session." -Nicole A., Salem, OR

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You'll start with a brief consultation and thorough skin care analysis by your esthetician to help determine just the right treatment for you. Customized selection of essential oils and skincare products are chosen with your needs in mind.

Next you'll receive a deep cleansing, toning, exfoliation, extractions (as needed), targeted moisturizing, and purifying or hydrating mask. Includes steaming (or cool) towels, and complimentary Reiki energy therapy during mask treatment.

Finally, enjoy a regenerative massage of the face, neck, shoulders and décolleté that transports you to a place of bliss.

REJUVENATE - Our Signature Bliss Facial 
Includes restorative, hydrating treatment customized for mature, dry, sensitive or reactive skin. Or purifying for oily, challenged, congested or aneic skin.
30 minutes* $55 (
Does not include mask)
60 minutes* $85

Add Reiki boost (15 minutes) $25
Add Organic CBD oil (massage, cleanse, massage & moisturize) $25

INDULGE- Gem Reiki Facial
It turns out you CAN have it all! Supercharge your customized Rejuvenate Signature Facial experience with the addition of Gem Reiki Therapy for the maximum bliss ticket. 
90 minutes* $130

GENT - Men's Treatment 
Custom-designed for the specific care of guy’s skin. Deep-pore cleansing, exfoliation and toning is the ultimate skin tune up. Includes scalp, neck and shoulder massage, with optional hand/arm treatment for rough and tired bodies. With suggestions for easy home care.
30 minutes* $55 (Does not include mask)
60 minutes* $85

Add Organic CBD hand/arm treatment $25

*Sessions include time for consultation and dressing.

Schedule your Bliss at the Balch Spa Treatment, contact Claire in our Spa Sanctuary:

Call/text 541.659.7284

Schedule Using Online Calendar Here

You can make you purchase online here:

  Link to Spa Treatments purchase page

Claire will contact you to schedule an available time.


doTERRA Aromatherapy Skincare

Our commitment to your optimum spa experience means offering the highest quality, purest, most effective skincare we can find--that won't break the bank. We are excited to offer dōTERRA Skincare and Essential Oils in our Spa, for Aromatherapy Facials and Body Treatments.

Veráge is a scientifically formulated system of natural skin care that nourishes and hydrates skin, and reduces visible signs of aging. The advanced plant technology promotes an optimal lipid balance—the same balance found in healthy, youthful-looking skin.

The Veráge system contains nourishing plant extracts, pure, potent CPTG® essential oils, and select natural ingredients, that have been extensively researched and shown to promote:
 * Smoother skin texture.
 * Reduces appearance of wrinkles.
 * Minimizes pore appearance.
 * Evens skin tone.
 * Protects against further damage.
 * Improves cellular hydration.

DoTERRA's Veráge Skin Care Collection delivers results you can see and feel, naturally. These same stringent standards are found in doTERRA CPTG Essential Oils.

DoTERRA Skincare and Aromatherapy Essential Oils are available in the hotel or on line at our doTERRA shop.

To purchase: visit our Bliss at the Balch Spa on the Second floor.
Call/text Claire Sierra at 541.659.7284 to bring Bliss at the Balch home with you.
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Sanctuary Experiences

Wellness Sessions Beyond the Spa at the Balch Hotel

Earthing Experience

Have you been feeling exhausted, depleted, drained or fatigued? Experience grounding, replenishment and revitalization with a guided nature connection in the gardens at Balch Hotel.

You'll receive a PDF worksheet of your experience, with instruction you can take home and repeat as often as you need.

30-40 minutes: $55 (Include your travel partner or friend for free. Additional guests welcome for added fee.)

Meditation Ritual

Have you wanted to meditate, but struggle to go there on your own? Explore simple tools and practices  for ease in meditating. A short guided lesson & journey indoors or outside (weather permitting.)

Instruction to self record to your cell-phone, to enable you to have a replay of this personal guidance and instruction will be available and optional.

30-40 minutes: $55 (Include your travel partner or friend for free. Additional guests welcome for added fee.)

Oracle Card Reading

Have any challenges or conundrums in life that need untangling, new viewpoints or clarity? By consulting 1 or 2 Oracle Cards you tap into higher guidance,  through universal wisdom & synchronicity to receive answers.

Bring a journal to take notes for reflection and review, as these messages often deepen with contemplation. Optional instruction to record to your cell-phone, and provide a replay of this personal guidance will be available. 

20-30 minutes: $33

Reiki Energy Boost

Receive a short infusion of universal  life force energy, with this hands-on healing transmission. Hands on or off the body, fully clothed, indoors or outside, as you prefer. Great for stress or anxiety, offering deep relaxation and spot treatment for pain management.

20-30 minutes: $33

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For a Deeper Dive...

Feminine Soul Clarity

A customized ritual of reconnection that varies with your need and intention. Start with sacred oil anointing, soul coaching, Reiki energy clearing, and oracle card reading.

Address core questions, untangle challenges, clear blocks, and receive divine messages about your path and calling. Experience connection with your deep Divine Feminine Soul wisdom.  (Available in-person or virtual)

60 minutes* $188
90 minutes* $222
  (Includes bonus follow-up call)

(Want to do this from home? Also available as a 90 minute virtual experience from your home. Request more details from Claire.)

“I was at a crossroads and felt that I was stuck, something was in the way, and I didn't know which way I was supposed to go...  It was beautiful!  And I received the right message, which allowed me to be able to consider other possibilities.  I got exactly what I needed.” Mary Beth A, Hood River, OR

Magdalene Blessing

Awaken your Feminine Soul through an experience of Mary Magdalene and an ancient/future lineage of the Priestess.  Enjoy a soul-centering ritual with sacred oil anointing, meditation, energy transmission, and oracle reading.

Bathe in embodied divine wisdom as you receive the hands-on Magdalene Blessing and a personal message from The Magdalene Path. Ask questions and access your Sacred Feminine self; receive timely, aligned wisdom about your life path.

60 minutes $188 (Available in-person or virtual)

Available Wednesday-Friday 2-5 pm
(Other Days/Times By Request)

Call/Text Spa to Schedule Your Session: 541.659.7284



Spa Packages

Ready for a different spa experience?

Sometimes you need a bit more support to get yourself back on track. Enjoy a package  that pairs a targeted spa  treatment with supportive resources that you can use during your stay, and take home. 

Begin with Organic artisan tea or locally roasted coffee to sip. Receive an extended coaching consultation with recommendations. Then segue into a delicious spa treatment to address a key concern (See choices below*).

You’ll also receive the following:

  • Guided Meditation Recording (via audio download)
  • Goddess Coloring Book and Oil Pastels (print and PDF)
  • Resource Guide or Action Plan (print or PDF)
  • Customized Essential Oil Blend
  • How to Use Essential Oils Guide (print or PDF)

Use these resources during your stay and enjoy at home again & again.

Finish feeling refreshed, rejuvenated & reconnected from the inside out!

*Please Note: While each treatment is designed to support each challenge area, they can be swapped if you prefer. 


Deep Rest – Overcome Insomnia

Is sleep a struggle? Avoid endless tossing and turning, enjoy deep rest at the Balch (and beyond.) Rejuvenate your body, mind & spirit.

Includes:  Gem Facial Treatment, Sleep Hygiene Primer, guided meditation, Goddess Coloring Book with oil pastels & custom essential oil blend (and guide) formulated for deep rest and renewal. $195

Beat the Blues – Depression Relief

Discover creative tools that shift you into hope, and possibility. Release underlying patterns that keep you feeling stuck, sad & uninspired. 

Includes: Gem-Reiki Treatment, guided meditation, Depression Relief Guide, Goddess Coloring Book with oil pastels, and custom essential oil blend  (and guide) to uplift and inspire your soul’s highest potential. $195

Stress Reset – Anxiety Release

End excess worry and anxiety that steal your well-being. Discover ways to reset from habitual stress. Relax and allow your best self to shine.

Includes: AromaTouch Body Treatment, guided meditation, Goddess Coloring Book with oil pastels,  Anxiety Reset Plan and a custom essential oil blend (and guide) for calm & serenity. $195

"I was immediately attracted to the 'Beat the Blues' package as that's exactly what I was feeling– the winter blues. Claire's Gem-Reiki Treatment was just what I didn't know I needed to pull me out. The coaching consultation session before the treatment was important: figuring out and expressing where I was at helped me. After the spa treatment, I felt clear and focused on what I wanted to do next.. Now I feel more capable and determined to follow or reinvent goals that truly inspire me."     - April S., The Dalles, OR 

You can purchase a package here:

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You will be contacted to confirm an available time.

When booking  less than a day before your arrival, please call or text Claire to schedule your appointment: 541.659.7284

Note: Spa Wellness Services are intended to be complementary, not as alternatives to medical treatment. Please consult your health care provider when determining if this is suitable for you. 

Soul Coaching

Ready for Your Bliss Breakthrough?

Many of us are now feeling called to be or do something more. Yet often are so worn down from cultural programming and putting ourselves last.

This can look or feel like depression, anxiety, insomnia, stress, overwhelm. Underneath there’s a nagging sense of a bigger, deeper, brighter you, that’s aching to be free.

End your misery.

Access A Different Possibility

Your wisdom and power is alive within you, it just needs tending and training.

Connect with deep feminine magic and replenish yourself from a sacred well from a different source.

When making quantum shifts in life, we can rarely see and make sense of it on our own. Don’t struggle alone anymore. Get the support and skills you need to unlock the beauty your soul yearns for.

Activate your inner priestess and become who you really came here to be. It’s time. Get clarity, confidence and an embodied connection to your calling. Your future self is waiting!

Using Expressive Arts Therapy, Soul Purpose Coaching and cutting edge Energy Therapies, we’ll identify your challenge and what’s needed to create a life you want to live.

Learn skills and tools to create the changes you’re longing for. without spending 10 years on a couch. With my clinical background in Solution Focused Brief Therapy, it’s usually 10 sessions or less.

Deep listening, compassionate inquiry and a profound space of presence clear blocks, shift beliefs and awaken deeper power within.

Sometimes one session is all you need.

Where does this happen? You have two options.

Your session can be held in my office at the Bliss at the Balch Spa, at the award-winning, boutique, historic Balch Hotel in Dufur, Oregon.

Just 15 minutes from The Dalles, this space offers you a unique experience of  privacy  and self-nourishing relaxation, unlike typical counseling offices.

Not able to make the trip? Meeting virtually on video conference (Zoom) is an option. Let’s discuss that possibility.

Ready to get started?!


Expressive Arts Soul Coaching: Single Session

Join me in my spa temple office: In person at Bliss at the Balch Spa. Or by phone Zoom or Skype.

60 minute session $150

Payable in cash, check or credit card at or before services are rendered.
Insurance not accepted.


Need to check me out first? Sign up for a complimentary Breakthrough Session HERE


Therapy / Coaching Packages

Create the changes you desire without spending years getting there, usually 10 sessions or less.

To make it easier, and more affordable, I’ve created packages for regular support so you can dive in. Once we decide to work together, I’ll send you a link.

3 Sessions $400
6 Sessions $800

10 Sessions $1200 (best value!) 

Payable in cash, check or credit card at or before services are rendered.
Insurance not accepted. (Curious why? See HERE.)

NOTE: If we've not met yet, we'll need to talk first before a package is purchased.  Sign up for a single session (above) or brief complimentary in-person Breakthrough Session HERE

Private Day Retreat

Embody Your Calling

 Find & Live Your Bliss

At times we need something to help us re-focus and create a shift in our lives. Be guided through a deeper experience designed just for you during your visit to the Balch. Activate the breakthrough you are looking to create in your life.

Customized just for you.

This full day rejuvenation/restart experience is designed to: 

  • End confusion and find clarity, courage and confidence as you ignite deeper connection to yourself and your higher guidance.
  • Explore challenges blocking your soul alignment with tools and experiences that release them.
  • Discover deeper clarity and peace about next steps for a more authentic and expressed version the life your heart desires.

Your Retreat Day starts with an Intake Session and an Ignition Ritual to check in, set your intention and to plot our course. It evolves organically, based on your need. 

Dive into a Soul Art Therapy and/or Coaching session.

Break for lunch (provided*)

Take a short guided walk (or sit quietly and journal or draw) to digest & embody your experience.

Choose a 1-hour spa treatment to receive deeper transformation.

Finish with an integration session to digest your experience & and completion ritual to explore next steps and wrap up.

*Includes local/organic lunch from our Light Fare Menu, along with artisan teas, coffee and other treats. Dinner available by reservation.

Overnight lodging at the Balch Hotel in the Columbia Gorge, Oregon, is encouraged to deepen your experience–but not included. *

Find your Bliss Day Retreat
5 hour experience: $995.*
To Register Reserve Your Retreat HERE

Once you register, you’ll get a link to schedule your day, along with a questionnaire to guide our journey.

Questions before registering? Email us.

Live Your Bliss: Private Day Retreat PLUS

In order to keep the magic and transformation you going that you experienced, you're going to need support to continue the shift.

This package includes the Day Retreat outlined above PLUS 2 follow up sessions to fine tune what you received and keep you on track. (Because we all lose focus after breakthrough experiences.)

Afterward, spend the night at the Balch Hotel in the Columbia Gorge, Oregon. Overnight lodging is encouraged to deepen your integration experience–but not included. *

Live your Bliss Day Retreat PLUS
5 hour experience (outlined above)
PLUS 2 follow up sessions: $1195* (highly recommended)
To Register Click HERE

Once you register, you’ll get a link to schedule your day, along with a questionnaire to get started.

Questions before registering? Email us.

*To see your lodging options at the Balch Hotel click HERE


Craft a VIP experience just for yourself, a girlfriend getaway, mom-daughter, bachelorette retreat, corporate meeting, book club, or family reunion, etc..

Combine your favorite Bliss at the Balch Spa Treatments with Bliss Breakthrough Retreat Activities to deepen your transformation while staying at The Balch.

Weave together Spa Services and Guided Retreat Experiences that match your need and desire from our menu of creative and reflective activities:

  • soul art painting
  • discovery session
  • guided and silent meditation
  • yoga/movement
  • guided journaling
  • medicine walk in nature
  • aromatherapy hand or foot treatments
  • meditative walk (labyrinth coming soon)

Create a dynamic and rejuvenative experience during your stay with us.

And to help you integrate what you explored & experienced, follow-up coaching is available to keep your momentum going once you return home.

These experiences are available ala carte or as part of a larger package.

We offer a complimentary Bliss Breakthrough Discovery Session to plan your journey.

Contact Claire Sierra, MA, LFT to explore and discuss the menu of possibilities to create a dynamic and rejuvenative experience for your stay.

5 hour experience (including lunch*) Choose from activities listed: $995

3 hour experience (including lunch*) Choose from activities listed: $495

**Includes local/organic lunch from our Light Fare Menu, along with artisan teas, coffee and other treats. 

Phone: 541.659.7284 
Email: Claire (at) with questions or to register.

Unsure of what to choose or how to make it perfect for you? Set up an appointment to chat HERE


40 South Heimrich, Dufur, OR 97021, United States  
P: (541) 467-2277