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 salon and day spa at Moderne may not be far apart physically, but each one feels like a completely different place. The bustling salon is home to a trio of stylists who boast specialties in hair design, extensions, dimensional and corrective color, and Brazilian blowouts, which leave hair straighter, sleeker, and perfect for princes’ climbing attempts. This bustling salon floor slips away as guests enter the doors to the day spa, where they’re greeted by relaxing music. There, massage therapists perform deep-tissue and hot-stone massages, and a nail technician paints fingernails and toenails. The aestheticians can also custom-blend facials, peels, and back facials for clients.
An ethereal painting of a white-leafed tree adorns one sage-hued wall of the private room, where a bed draped with soft sheets patiently awaits a tenant. 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 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 at their VIP Fit Clubs locations.
Led by owner Gioia DeSimone, an American Massage Therapy Association member, the certified team of therapists at Rejuvenating Touch Massage Therapy focuses on deep-tissue and myofascial techniques to knead their clients' bodies towards healthier and less stressful lives. Massages tackle sports-related injuries, post-surgery rehabilitation, and everyday strain amid soft lighting, warm-toned walls, and eclectic decor including feathered masks. The body experts also work with clients so they can retrain their movements as well as become aware of all the systems and puppet strings that control their bodies' inner workings.