A Love Note
Thank you so much for being part of our community. We are so honored to have this opportunity to create a place where people can let go of the stress and tension that get in the way of being happy, authentic, and fully present.
We take our mission very seriously, and know that with your help we can create a more peaceful world through more peaceful individuals.
We hope that your experience with us is exactly what you need in the moment.
Briana and Dr. Peter Borten
Briana Borten, Founder
Briana Borten is a wellness entrepreneur and peace engineer who inspires people to live extraordinary, healthy lives and create what they want.
Briana learned early on that she was capable of creating her own destiny. When she was 18, she broke her neck in a debilitating car accident. It derailed her college career, but she unexpectedly discovered the power of positivity and the profound rehabilitative benefits of massage. She attended massage school and established a busy private practice in Portland. But she yearned to create an environment where clients could have a more comprehensive and transcendent healing experience. This came to fruition when, at age 23, she opened The Dragontree.
Meanwhile, Briana attended California College of Ayurveda and graduated as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist. This training and the following years of treating patients stoked her deepening love affair with assisting others to reach their full potential.
Briana has continued to nourish and grow The Dragontree: opening new spas; creating The Rituals for Living Dreambook, a tool to help people achieve their life dreams; writing extensively on personal development, culminating in the launch of Well, The Dragontree Magazine; and formulating a product line that embodies The Dragontree’s principles and aesthetic.
Dr. Peter Borten, Founder
Dr. Peter Borten became interested in natural medicine at a young age, writing his first report on acupuncture at age 12, acting as counselor to his peer group in high school, and shopping the witchcraft stores of Salem for medicinal herbs as a teenager. He earned his bachelor’s degree in botany at UMass Amherst, and then he moved to Portland to embark on a healing career that would include all of his interests. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) – which encompasses herbal medicine, acupuncture, nutrition, qi gong, and psychology – he found what he was looking for.
His insatiable curiosity and a strong drive to help others has kept him working hard. He returned to school to study Classical Five Element Acupuncture (a form that focuses on the psychological and spiritual origins of illness) and again to earn his doctorate in TCM. He has taught at Lewis and Clark College, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, and the National College of Natural Medicine. He created a massive online reference on medicinal herbs, a collection of clinical resources for practitioners, an interactive tool for pain relief, and has authored over a hundred articles on all facets of health. He developed the Imbue Pain Relief Patch and a variety of other topical remedies for pain, The Dragontree’s line of herbal tinctures, and, with Briana, the spa’s natural body care products.
As a team, Briana and Peter have made it their mission to create a more peaceful world by helping individuals reestablished a sense of inner peace and balance. The Dragontree has been named one of the best spas in the United States, and their apothecary and lifestyle products are carried by leading practitioners, spas, and major retailers around the country. The couple resides in Boulder, Colorado with their two daughters, Sabina and Sailor, two cats, and one dog.
The Dragontree is a wellness company committed to peace. We provide a sanctuary from the stress that degrades the quality of our lives. We will assist you on your journey towards balance with rejuvenative therapies and products, and will be an educational resource for you by offering tools and programs for self-maintenance and healing. Our ultimate intention is to seed our community with centered, peaceful, and healthy people.
Our spa locations are beautiful havens with exceptionally talented staff that care for you with intention and grace. Each space has been designed with complete relaxation and rejuvenation in mind. We offer massage, body scrubs, skincare, ayurvedic treatments, acupuncture, and group treatments for optimal peace and wellness.
Dragontree Apothecary is an Inside+Out body care line that is wholesome and effective. Briana and Peter have crafted each product with high quality ingredients, intelligent formulations, and therapeutic value. Our lines include aromatherapy bath and body, muscle and joint relief, and condition specific herbal supplement tinctures.
We want our clients to lead healthy, happy, and exceptional lives, and so we’ve created our lifestyle branch of The Dragontree to assist you to do just that. From our online courses, to our Rituals for Living Dreambook+Planner, to our Well Magazine, to our Rituals for Living FREE peace movement, we’ve poured our hearts (and brains) into these tools and educational resources for creating a vibrant, centered, and peaceful life.
The Dragontree values its clients and the community that supports us all. In an effort to give back and create a sustainable environment we participate in the following:
- Recycle Used Oil – Used oil from Shirodharas and other oil treatments that we provide is donated to our local Bio-diesel company, so they can recycle the oil into useable fuel.
- Sustainable Energy – We purchase Clean Wind power to offset our energy usage through wind power green certificates. We are working towards being completely Carbon Neutral.
- Charity Events and Donations – We hold the belief that community contribution facilitates global change. The Dragontree is committed to peace and the programs and foundations that have a grander vision for our world and are working toward that vision.
- We happily donate gift certificates for services to auctions and raffles for non-profits and charities throughout the year. We also partner with non-profits, charities, and schools to host events at The Dragontree to raise money for their programs and foundations quarterly.
- Shopping Locally – Whenever possible we choose local businesses and locally made products. This reduces the amount of fuel used in shipping and maximizes the amount of money kept in our local community.