35 Years Hells Canyon

Massages And Martinis

Massages and Martinis: Ladies!  It’s All About Us!

Could it get any better?  A group of women taking time out from their hectic lives  running a home, an office, shuttling kids, and just generally taking care of other people.  Here is the opportunity for four whole days all about YOU.

Join us in Hells Canyon for one of our wonderful Massage and Martinis trips. Once you arrive in Halfway your holiday has begun. That evening you will meet your fellow travelers when you join us for dinner on our lovely deck.  The guides and our licensed massage therapists will be there to give you a brief orientation and make any last-minute plans.  After breakfast the next morning we'll meet you at the launch site. Then it's four fabulous days of rest, relaxation, massages, and martinis!

Our baggage boat heads off early to set up camp.  When we arrive in the early afternoon the massage therapists have their tables set up, waiting for their first session of the evening.  Tents, cots and comfy pads are set up.  The dining table is set ready for dinner.  The hot shower is ready, your barman is waiting to take your cocktail order (take a peek at the menu!) while Curt serenades us with classical guitar.  Meanwhile the guides are preparing hors d'oeuvres before a wonderful dinner.  And this is just the first day!

During your four days on the river you’ll enjoy morning or evening massage sessions, day hikes, yoga sessions, fishing and fly fishing instruction, rafting, kayaking, or just hanging out in the shade with a good book.  It’s all about you! See more pictures in the gallery.

This is not just an adventure for the young, lithe, bikini-clad set.  This is a trip for all ages and fitness levels.  All you need is a keen sense of adventure and we'll take care of the rest!

Gather a group of girlfriends or come solo.  However you do it, we promise you an unforgetable, restful, and unique way to spend some well-earned time off.

Meet some of our crew

Juniper Vojta:

I was first certified in Thai massage in Chaing Mai, Thailand in 2004.  I fell in love with the art and science of bodywork and enrolled in massage school in Crested Butte, Colorado as soon as I returned from my travels.  I’ve been practicing full time since then, specializing in sports therapies, deep tissue and Thai massage.  I am also a yoga instructer, certified at the 200 hour level through It’s Yoga in San Francisco. I currently live in Portland, Oregon where I have a massage and private yoga practice and am a student.  I love the outdoors, worldwide travel, gardening, dancing and my cat.

Emma Bussolini:

I was raised in Northern Idaho and spent most of my time growing up going camping, skiing, fishing, hiking, and river rafting.  I got an associates degree in hospitality management from Lewis Clark State College in 2002, and from there I traveled around resort-hopping from places like Glacier National park in Montana to Alta ski resort in Utah; Seattle, Riggins Idaho, the Gauley River in West Virginia, and Lowell Idaho on the Lochsa river.  In 2005 I went to massage school and since 2006 I have been splitting my time between Boise and McCall doing massage.  In 2007 I got my esthetician license which complements the massage very nicely.  I currently am working on my yoga teacher training certificate and when I finish that I am going to pursue studies to become a dietician. 

Brigitte Kranabitl:

I have been doing massage full-time since 1996 when I started working at Breitenbush Hot Springs doing massage, leading yoga classes, and teaching meditation.  I've been doing massage at NIKE Corporation on employees and athletes alike since 2003.  I've collected several different styles of massage over the years, from lighter energy work like Reiki and Polarity to Deep Tissue and Structural Integration work, with Shiatsu and some other things in between.  Mostly I enjoy practicing Biodynamic Massage which combines Cranio-Sacral work with deep structural work.  My massage tends to be deep and thorough, but I can also focus on lighter more relaxing work as well. I am a Certified Yoga Instructor. I look forward to meeting you and enjoying the amazing experience of rafting Hells Canyon with George and Lynette's amazing crew! This'll be my third year!

Please see Rates and Dates page for trip dates.