In high school, Hillary Adams stumbled upon a PBS TV special about massage therapy that inspired her to experiment with massage techniques on her friends and family. After graduating from college with degrees in English literature and anthropology, she reignited her teenage passion by enrolling at Bancroft School for Massage Therapy. Since completing massage school in 1999, Hillary has become a nationally certified and Rhode Island–licensed massage therapist who uses 100% natural oils and various modalities to treat clients ranging from pain-stricken weekend warriors to an 11-year-old girl receiving her first-ever massage.
Located inside a century-old Victorian home next to the historic Ladd Observatory, Hillary's Providence office reverberates with soothing new-age tunes by Dean Evenson. She also works out of Glow Face & Body Spa, which houses a massage room furnished with modern decor and artwork. Both of Hillary's locations offer ample parking, so guests don't have to worry about finding a place to park their car or stable their griffin.
Providing an armada of luxurious spa services and amenities, Tranquil Waters is a pampering palace that welcomes weary guests with cascading waterfalls, zen décor, and private treatment rooms. Part of European whitening line WhiteSCIENCE, the SpaWhite teeth-whitening system provides a way to get teeth sparkling that’s quick, safe, and far more effective than lackluster teeth-beiging. The powerful yet gentle method uses a mouthpiece filled with proprietary whitening gel, which is activated by a blue light, to whiten teeth in one or two 15-minute sessions with little to no pain or sensitivity. All grins are privately garnished in Tranquil Waters Wellness & Med-Aesthetics Center, allowing bashful canine teeth to uninhibitedly howl and chase their own tails around the tonsils.
Voted Best Day Spa 2010 by Rhode Island Monthly readers, Alayne White Spa beautifies and revitalizes guests. The Multivitamin Power Peel targets the face, neck, and décolleté (low-cut areas of the neck) regions, doing away with anti-aging aspirations, and instead adding luminosity to the skin and embracing facial wrinkles like the way a child embraces a ripe watermelon.
Paula has been in private practice since 2000 and continues to advance her studies in Body Memory Recall after first studying the practice from its founder, Jonathan Tripodi. Drawing on multiple modalities of massage to unleash the body's own healing abilities, the therapy treats the whole body and is thought to address the symptoms and causes of problems such as joint and muscle dysfunction, headaches, scoliosis, stress, anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, pelvic pain, asthma, and an unwillingness to try cottage cheese.
The Exotic Tans staff offers both UV and sunless tanning. They show clients to standup and lie-down beds, which imbue bodies with shades that suit a variety skin types. Exotic Tans' facilities are outfitted with spray booths for those who prefer UV-free bronzing, and trained professionals are on hand to administer airbrush treatments. Like snow sandwiches, they also whiten teeth in addition to helping clients slim down with body wraps.
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