Studio Sapaan Portland

"Sapaan" means BRIDGE in the Thai language.

This is the Portland home of Beth Griffing Russell, LAc, MAcOM, Dipl.OM.

The face is like the flower of the body. When it receives nourishment from the roots, this creates the fullest expression of the flower. My focus in treatment is to connect you to your core and nourish your body while stimulating the most vibrant expression of your beauty.


Facial Health and Beauty Consult: Best for first time clients. I will teach you how to accentuate your beauty and health while treating skincare issues, as well as tension and pain affecting the neck, face and head. Includes Chinese herbal prescription and follow-up written and demo video guidelines for you. You will also receive a  beautiful 10 page individualized home treatment instructional menu. $90, 60 min.

Facial Gua Sha Tutorial: This visit will give you a complete home care gua sha routine, individualized for you! Lifting, toning, pore refining, relaxing and stimulating all at once. You will leave our session glowing! $60, 45 min.

Chinese Medicine Online Health Consult: Tune up your body's defensive system with advanced techniques and the latest recommendations. Combines individualized recommendations for:  botanicals, key nutrients, and somatic techniques such as targeted breathing techniques and self-massage. Follow up protocols and notes provided, along with any pertinent videos. $60, 45 min.

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At Studio Sapaan, I operate in the territory that links health and beauty, for your most powerful expression of being. Working with you, I use techniques that bridge Eastern facial renewal practices with Western understanding of biomechanics and evidence based medicine.

Luckily my offerings can be translated into an online video session easily, by helping you create a strong preventive health foundation and beauty practice. I am skilled in teaching you what you need, with the tools available to you. This may simply use your own hands, breath, and foods you have at home, or you may purchase gua sha tools, specific topicals, and herbal medicine. Often a combination of all of the above works best!

I am committed to creating a responsive and safe resource space for you to visit in times of need.


I will help you enter a state of health and relaxation where you can more easily access your 'flow,' whether it be creative, physical, analytical, or task-based. I utilize advanced training in orthopedic acupuncture, Thai and Japanese bodywork, and non-needling Chinese medicine techniques to treat a wide range of physical conditions. I find the connections throughout your body that can build greater resilience physically and holistically. My goal is nothing short of helping manifest your potential, while beautifying and strengthening your body and spirit. 

Most sessions at Studio Sapaan are based around facial renewal, but this necessarily involves treatment of the entire body for constitutional support. This means that each treatment also increases the efficiency and health of the body at its baseline function.

In-person treatment is postponed until further notice. 

Modalities of in-person treatment include: 

Jade Stone and Thai Herb Facial Renewal | Acupuncture | Acupressure | Electroacupuncture | Teishin | Shiatsu | Thai Traditional Massage | Facial Gua Sha | Facial Cupping | Connective Tissue Massage | Steamed Herbal Compress | Body Cupping | Body Gua Sha | Breathwork | Qigong | Chinese Herbal Medicine

I offer packages for current clients to facilitate scheduling. I do not require anyone to purchase them, but the option will be discussed on the first visit to tailor our time together for maximum effect. In some cases, only a few treatments may be needed for rapid change to occur. In other cases, a series of several months may be necessary to create the deep-seated change required. 

Studio Sapaan is a safe space. All are welcome here. I am happy to treat non-English speakers who provide their own translator. I am not equipped to transfer from assisted mobility devices to the treatment table, but I can treat people in their mobility devices. 

You may contact me with any questions at or via my Contact Form.

Studio Sapaan is located within Wildfire Family Clinic in inner Southeast Portland.

Please use the patient portal below to schedule your visit.