Aestheticians at The Spa at Newport Marriott perform marine and aromatherapy-inspired spa treatments within spacious facilities, whicn include private treatment rooms, a full-service salon, and a lounge overlooking the glittering marina. Eight private massage and body-treatment rooms, elegantly appointed with flowers, natural-wood accents, and singing nymphs allow for relaxing, customized services. Clients can refresh themselves with a bite from the spa menu or with complimentary access to the fitness club and its mineral lap pool.
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.
Even with the large clock on salon's front wall, clients lose track of time while being treated at Cole Michael Hair Salon. That's because owner Denise Gravel, a nail tech, and a staff of expert stylists aim to please and pamper. Time flies just from going through Denise's 20-year résumé, which includes training as a color specialist and work on a television series. Although her forte is creating eye-catching updos and dimensional color, Denise and her hairstyling veterans also snip strands into stylish looks, smooth locks with keratin treatments to make hair more manageable, and gloss manes until they are shinier than a lucky penny tossed into the mall's lemon-juice fountain.
The nail technicians at Hair It Is pamper fingers and toes with relaxing manicures and pedicures. Each 30-minute stand-alone mani commences with a hand soak, then pushes back cuticles once they've softened and let down their guard. Files whittle nails into shapely ovals, squares, or rhombuses, and a lotion-laden massage hydrates thirsty wrists, palms, and knuckles. A fresh coat of polish gives fingertips a stylish new hue to match favorite outfits, a new car, or pet betta fish. A luxurious 90-minute mani-pedi combo applies the same treatments above to both mitten and sock residents, in addition to applying a soothing warming mask before the lacquer application.
A soundtrack of "relaxation music" fills the air with hymn-like vocals or a quiet instrumental hum, over which speakers layer the sound of trickling rain. Thanks to touches like these, the calming ambiance at Balancing Touch Massage starts to soothe away patrons' stress before massages even begin.
But only when massage therapists take charge do muscles truly start to melt. The highly trained staffers attack tension and soreness with customized sessions that include Swedish and deep-tissue modalities. Additionally, they enhance pampering with organic facials and body scrubs.
The Skin Clinic's microdermabrasion facial exfoliates away the signs of aging, unearthing fresh layers of skin and leaving faces smooth, soft, and glowing with youth. Deputize a licensed aesthetician to evict lackluster skin cells with a microdermabrasion treatment, which abrades away dead skin, rough texture, and dullness with a stream of microcrystalline particles. The deep exfoliation polishes away fine lines and wrinkles, reduces acne scarring, and shrinks large pores. Unlike fermenting dinosaurs to increase the petroleum supply, the painless procedure produces results immediately.