American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) member Ciara Faccenda aims to end the misconception that energy- and bodywork are luxuries. After all, "we all need to relax, be healthy, and laugh," she points out on her website—and many of her services help clients with these vital necessities. She helps her clients relax with the gentle kneads of Swedish massage, which can also work to increase circulation and flexibility. Porcelain lava shells heated with all-natural, sea-derived ingredients further soothe soreness with added warmth. As for health, the energy-work side of her practice promotes holistic wellness through reiki, tucking, and chakra-balancing sessions that aim to impact the body's inner energy. Faccenda also treats the inner spirit offsite with her weekly laughter-yoga classes, which combine gentle poses with spirit-lifting giggles at the East Side's India Point Park.
In Irish legend, Tir na nOg is the land of eternal youth. Though not quite as otherworldly, Tirnanog Spa tries to capture some of that youthful effervescence with a bounty of spa services. Marine ingredients are the basis for many treatments such as seaweed facials, sea salt scrubs, and body wraps with re-mineralizing moor mud. Other treatments, meanwhile, take a more cutting-edge approach. Oxygen facials, for example, use pure oxygen to unclog pores, helping skin to breathe more easily and without wheezing, while microdermabrasion helps stimulate the skin's natural repair mechanisms, promoting better elasticity and improving tone.
Healing Elements Spa & Bodywork’s nationally certified massage therapist fosters well-being and optimal health through an array of massage techniques. Her massages cater to a wide range of needs—she uses Swedish massage and hot stones to facilitate general relaxation, pregnancy massage to ease the strains of expectancy, and trigger-point massage to target and relieve localized areas of pain. Subscribing to a holistic philosophy, her aim is to unify the mind, body, energy, and emotions in a comprehensive treatment that uplifts and revitalizes her clients.
After spending 13 years closing business deals as a sales representative, Mari Brown decided to trade in handshakes and contracts for therapeutic strokes and aromatherapy oils. Mari’s new clients are thankful for her change of heart. The nationally certified massage therapist now spends her days tending to their aches and pains with relaxing bodywork treatments that employ custom-blended organic oils.
Inside the studio’s private treatment room, the sounds of Asian music join with the flicker of warm candlelight to foster an atmosphere that calms the senses. Mari’s various massage techniques do their part, as well, working to alleviate the stresses of workdays spent crouched over computers or hiding from bosses in cramped supply closets.
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At West Side Wellness, LLC, our goal is to promote bodywork as a practical and enjoyable form of health care. We make it easy by employing highly skilled, licensed therapists in a simple setting, providing some of the best bodywork in Rhode Island at reasonable prices: focused, effective sessions starting at $15.
Inside a tranquil massage emporium, BodySense's trained therapists help clients unwind both mentally and physically with a plethora of muscle-manipulation services. A one-hour massage session rewards hardworking torsos with a Swedish, sports, or deep-tissue treatment. The Swedish massage uses an array of flowing strokes to squish out underskin stress and untie flesh knots, transforming tense bodies into smooth, snuggly spirit satchels. A deep-tissue massage is recommended to release chronic tension and pain, and those with sports-related concerns can target troublesome areas with the sports massage, which delves deeply into muscles and connective tissue to help you rise up and crush the shot-putting competition.