New England SPA Sensation09.28.2015
By Michael Jacobson, Markets Media Life
Spa aficionados can celebrate the opening the bodhi spa, New England’s premiere Hydrotherapy Day Spa. With more than 3,000-square-feet of serenity, the bodhi spa features a therapeutic ‘Water Journey’ including access to restorative mineral-infused hot baths, a stimulating cold-plunge pool, curative full-spectrum infrared sauna, detoxifying traditional sauna, a soothing aromatherapy steam room, a peaceful relaxation room and a 2,000-square-foot outdoor Zen garden.
Located in Newport, Rhode Island, the spa experience is for men and women ages 16+ to enjoy. The spa offers guests, spa enthusiast and corporate clients an escape from the stress of everyday life by focusing on their inner and outer wellness. Highly trained, licensed massage therapists and aestheticians will customize each spa experience to the guest’s needs.
“We are very excited to bring a modern twist to this ancient concept” said Harmony Oschefski, who co-founded the bodhi spa with her sister Cedar Hwang. “Hydrotherapy is the art of healing through the application of water in any form; hot, cold, steam or ice. The concept has been used by cultures around the world for thousands of years and now it will be available right here in downtown Newport.” The bodhi spa offers day passes, group packages as well as memberships to their Water Journey. The founders were inspired to bring the literal translation of the word SPA back to its Latin origin, “Sanitas Per Aquam” meaning “Health Through Water”.
No luxury spa experience is complete without a wide range of beauty treatments, body massages, and facials. A must try at the Bodhi spa is The Water Journey — $55 for a day pass with unlimited access to the following facilities: Epsom Salt Pool – 104 degrees, Dead Sea Salt Pool – 98 degrees, Cold Plunge Pool – 55 degrees, Aromatherapy Steam Room, Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna. Traditional Dry Sauna, Relaxation Room, 2000 square foot outdoor Zen garden, Robes, towels, sandals, private lockers, Private showers with organic body & hair wash, NO TIME LIMIT – Stay as long as you like and bathing attire is required. Massages range from $65 (30 min.) to $165 (1 hour 30 min.); facials $120 to $155. Located at 654 Thames Street and open from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., 6 days a week (closed Tuesdays).