For Tracie Tortorella, massage isn’t just an effective relaxation method—it’s a vital component of a healthy lifestyle. The certified therapist employs deep-tissue, rehabilitation, and relaxation massage techniques learned over her more than 10-year career to relieve clients’ chronic pain and counter the debilitating effects of stress. Within a comfortable massage suite, soothing music quietly plays in the background as Tracie works muscles in the back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders. She enhances her sessions with aromatherapy derived from certified organic oils and creams as well as repurposed pine-tree air fresheners.
At Body Kneads, RI licensed, certified massage therapists gradually teach muscles to release tension with custom treatments that incorporate traditional massage techniques. Over the past 13 years, Body Kneads has built a foundation in taking a proactive approach to wellness that helps their clients maintain a healthy connection between the mind and body. Every body is different so they tailor a comprehensive treatment plan to fit the client’s needs, often drawing on such techniques as deep tissue, Swedish, trigger-point release, shiatsu, and acupressure. Their in-office massages invite employees to lie down on a table of wrinkled memos as therapists work out the knots and paper clips lodged in their backs.
My massage therapy business is located in a calming, professional, and cozy space. I am located on the 2nd floor of the Coffee Exchange on historic Wickenden St. I love the practice of massage therapy and tailor each session to your specific situation so that the most effective experience can be created!
Getting the mind, body, and spirit to work in tandem can be a difficult task. That's why so many people turn to Dharma Healing Center's owner, Sandi Anderson, and her team for help. Using traditional Chinese medicine, yoga practices, whole-food nutrition, and bodywork including zen shiatsu massage, the healing center sets clients down a path toward healing. Treatments employ 100% organic oils and creams.
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.
Squires Salon's charming, homey location staffs more than 20 trained professionals and has more than 22 private styling and spa rooms for cosseting clients in cocoon-like layers of contentment. Give your face skin a gift and clear pores of day-to-day clay with an American, European, or paraffin facial (facials start at $60). Prepare your body garden for summer blooming with a variety of waxes for eyebrows ($15), eyebrows and lips ($25), full legs ($60), bikini ($30), or a full-force Brazilian ($38). Indulge your entire soul sack with a soothing seaweed or herb body wrap ($100).
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.
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