Bliss at the Balch

Treat Yourself to Something Special



Experience rejuvenation to your core, with skin that glows from within

Our Bliss at the Balch Signature Facial Treatments include thorough skin care analysis and treatment plan to create customized facials and optimum skin correction.

Treatment is tailored towards skin concerns such as skin congestion, lack of radiance, skin sensitivity, fine lines, and loss of firmness using aromatherapy-based skincare products.

A brief consultation with your esthetician will help determine just the right treatment for you. Personally-selected essential oils and skincare produces can be customized for your skin's needs.

Our facials include deep cleansing, exfoliation, steaming (or cool) towels, purifying or hydrating mask, extractions (as needed) and rich moisturizing and aromatherapy. Reiki energy therapy during mask treatment is available.

You'll also receive a regenerative massage of the face, neck, shoulders and décolleté that is deeply restorative and nourishing for body, mind and spirit — certain to transport you to a place of tranquility.

Experience rejuvenation at its best and leave with glowing and deeply hydrated skin.

Clients report feeling deeply relaxed and wonderful:

"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 just to have another session." Nicole A., Salem, OR

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

 M E N U

INDULGE- Gem Reiki Facial
It turns out you CAN have it all! Supercharge your exquisite Signature Bliss Facial experience with the addition of Reiki & Gem Therapy treatments for the maximum bliss ticket. (Details below)
90 minutes* $120

PRECIOUS - Gem Facial  
Signature Bliss Treatment combined with the Gem Therapy session for added luxury. Experience pure delight as the synthesis of the gemstone healing with the facial treatment make this a divine appointment with bliss. 
75 minutes* $95

REJUVENATE - Our Signature Bliss Treatment 
Includes restorative, hydrating treatment customized for mature, dry, or sensitive/reactive skin.
60 minutes* $75
Add Reiki boost (15 minutes) $25

PURIFY - Cleansing Treatment
for oily or acneic skin.
60 minutes* $75

GENT - Men's Treatment 
Not just for women anymore, this treatment is custom-designed for the specific needs of men’s skin. Deep-pore cleansing and toning is the ultimate skin tune up with the added benefit of more comfortable and effective shaving. Includes scalp, neck and shoulder massage, with optional hand/arm treatment for rough and tired bodies. With suggestions for easy home care.
60 minutes* $75
Add hand/arm treatment $15

BACK BEAUTY - Back Facial
We often have trouble maintaining the skin on our backs. Experience the techniques used in our skin treatments for the face,on your notoriously hard to reach back. Includes deep cleansing and exfoliation and warm towels that will help clarify and soften the skin, followed by a deep moisturizing treatment which will leave you with a healthy, rejuvenated back.
60 minutes* $75

*Sessions include time for consultation and dressing.

Schedule your Bliss at the Balch Spa Treatment, contact Claire Sierra:

Online calendar:

Or call/text: 541.659.7284

or email:


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.
Or Email:


Body Therapies

Deep Healing for Body, Mind & Soul

In addition to Facials, we offer various deep and healing Body Therapies. Complimentary holistic modalities enhance mainstream medicine, reduce or eliminate pain, stress and negative side effects of medical treatment, while speeding healing time.

Clients report deep experiences:

"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

"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

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

AromaTouch Treatment
Aromatherapy is an ancient art and science using plant-based essential oils known for specific healing properties. Experience the bliss of this clinical application, receiving Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils, applied with light touch along energy centers and meridians on your back and feet. Enjoy balance and harmony of your mind and body.  

The AromaTouch Technique reduces  physical and emotional stressors. Enhance your immune and nervous systems so that your body can heal. This is an unparalleled and profound whole-body experience. (It’s the closest thing we offer to a  full-body massage at the Balch.) 
60 minutes* $75

Reiki Energy Treatment
Experience this ancient form of energy medicine which channels the universal life force—also known as chi, prana, or Holy Spirit—to you. This treatment supports healing on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. Similar to “laying on of hands,” a trained practitioner channels healing energy to your fully clothed body.

Benefits include deep relaxation and stress reduction which reduces pain and allows your body's natural healing ability to activate.
30 minutes* $40
60 minutes* $75

Gem Therapy
Imagine yourself surrounded by color and light. Precious and semi-precious gemstones are carefully chosen and placed on and around your face and body (while fully clothed), stimulating and rejuvenating your mind / body systems. We create a grid that activates your body's innate wisdom and add aromatherapy and sound,  which your relax in on your own, for a potent and memorable experience.

Provides deep healing and relief, great for those who don't like high touch and prefer minimal interaction. Allow your whole self to recharge and rebalance. Clients report this as a profound experience. 
30 minutes* $40
60 minutes* $60

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

Gem-Reiki Therapy
A unique combination of Reiki Energy Healing with Gem Therapy. Carefully selected gemstones are placed on and around the client’s body at key locations—acupuncture meridians and chakra centers. The stones are activated to supercharge the session.

Reiki is then provided within this enhanced field so that the two modalities symbiotically amplify each other. Clients report deep peace, heightened awareness, and mental clarity.
60 minutes* $75

Magdalene Blessing
Part ritual, essential oil anointing, energy healing and channeling of soul guidance. Perhaps you have questions about Mary Magdalene for Claire Sierra, noted author of The Magdalene Path and emissary of Magdalene’s Divine Feminine wisdom.  

May address clearing blocks/challenges, receiving divine gifts and Her message for your path of everyday priestessing.
60 minutes $97

Treat your feet with a warm Aroma Therapy foot soak, and salt buff. Then relax as you receive Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils ritually applied to the reflexology zones and meridian points of your feet, which relay through your whole body. Refreshing and replenishing to your entire body/mind system.
30 minutes* $40
60 minutes* $75

*Sessions include time for consultation, dressing and completion.

Schedule your Bliss at the Balch Spa Treatment with Claire Sierra:

Make an appointment through her online calendar:

Or call/text 541.659.7284 or email




Life force flows within the physical body, nourishing the organs and cells of the body as it supports our vital functions. Ancients called these 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, it can cause diminished function in the organs and tissues of the physical body.

How Does it Heal?

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

Reiki, Gem Therapy and AromaTouch and other energy treatments clear, straighten and helps to heal the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy, natural way. This healing can be physical, mental, spiritual or emotional; past, present and future.

These modalities are both powerful and gentle precise systems of energetic healing.

Private Retreats & Packages

Find & Live Your Bliss

Find Your Bliss: Private Retreat Day

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.

Fantastic as a mother-daughter or girlfriend getaway experience. 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.

Then dive into a Soul Art Therapy and/or Coaching session.

After a break for lunch (which is provided*) you'll take a short guided walk (or sit quietly and journal or draw) to digest & embody your experience.

Next you’ll 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.

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

Find your Bliss Day Retreat
6 hour experience: $495.*
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
6 hour experience (outlined above)
PLUS 2 follow up sessions: $795* (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 journalling
  • medicine walk in nature
  • aromatherapy hand or foot treatments
  • meditative walk (labyrinth coming soon)

Which create a dynamic and rejuvenative experience during your stay with us.

And to help you integrate what you explored, 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.

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

3 hour experience (including lunch*) Choose from activities listed: $295

**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 a session to chat HERE


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