Rafeal Mekhanjian, the founder of StartMyDiet, began as a dietitian for a fitness company for 5 years before launching his own business, where he now fuels his passion for developing and supplementing custom diets and workout regimens. A staff of nutrition experts and muscle whisperers helps fill the gaps in their clients' diets with a full spectrum of health supplements, ranging from multivitamins to muscle-bulking protein powders to antioxidants that ward off unwelcomed fat cell squatters.
With a fitness center on site, the nutrition and supplement superstore encompasses all the building blocks for wellness, including an online system that tracks customers' progress toward better physical fitness.
Newport Sea Foam Trading creates artisanal soaps, scrubs, and candles locally. Each small-batch product—from massage oils to lip balms—uses plant-based, vegan ingredients. Their soaps are redolent of naturally sourced fragrances such as lavender, peppermint, and coconut.
Retreat to Spadyssey Day Spa's beautiful, relaxing sanctuary and feel the pressures of the outside world dissolve off your soon-to-be-tension-free shoulders. Your Groupon is good for one of four massages from one of its licensed therapists. The Swedish massage (a $95 value) remains a classic stress-slayer, alleviating long-standing musculo-political tensions through five flowing pressure techniques. Bodies blighted by cavernous deposits of sepulchral trauma can have them swiftly exhumed via the deep-tissue massage (a $95 value), which targets problem areas and shoos out their bothersome spirits using slow strokes and deep pressure. The healing scented oils of the aromatherapy massage (a $95 value) will make you forget the smell of your own burning hair, while the sports massage (a $75 value) unties quadruple-knotted muscle fibers on the neck, back, and shoulders.
Distinctive Touch Salon is a full service salon with a highly dedicated team of salon professionals that specialize in everything from top trends to the latest design and color techniques. Our team is committed to maintaining a high standard of education and skill to stay fresh and innovative to better serve our guests.
Led by owner and licensed massage therapist Bobbie Fitzek, the skilled staff of 2 Touch is 2 Heal moves clients toward a more relaxed and limber life with a diverse list of massage modalities. In addition to massage, the clinic offers exfoliating treatments, spa parties, and a cellulite-reduction-massage program.
From the aptly named Shore Soap Company's front door, the syncopated percussion of the coastline can be heard as it ebbs and flows just a block away. But the front door isn't the only part of the company that's connected to the sea—all of the handcrafted soaps are, too. That's because artisan soap makers combine natural ingredients such as shea butter, olive oil, and fragrant herbs with sea salt to create a long-lasting, purifying bar. Though bar soap is Shore Soap Company's forte, the storefront also stocks sugar scrubs, body butter, and even solid perfumes that helped it earn a Best of Rhode Island 2013 badge from Rhode Island Monthly. Not only is Shore Soap Company committed to making high-quality handcrafted products, it has pledged 1% of all profits to Save the Bay, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting Narragansett Bay.