Every day life has a way of wearing you down, and I don’t just mean physically. It’s an exhausting process of waking up early, trying to eat right, going to work and dealing with…people (I know how you’re feeling). You’ve got your typical “keeping up with the Jones’s” stuff to tend to like cooking, cleaning, keeping the kids happy and healthy, all while trying to be social AND get enough sleep. When you get right down to it, it’s pretty much a physical impossibility making it completely necessary to take the time to reset your mental, emotional and physical health. What better way  would you go about doing that than treating yourself to an hour long massage session?

Sounds nice doesn’t it? I’d have to agree although, I’m not typically one to indulge in this type of luxury unless I can find a decent Groupon code for it. After one particularly trying week, I decided that this was exactly what I needed to do for myself. I was run down, and carrying every ounce of stress in my shoulders. I hopped online in a fury, Google searching to my heart’s content for a massage therapist in my area that could get me in and hopefully bring some relief. It wasn’t hard to find a spot living in a place like Newport RI, we’re a widely known tourist town that is recognized most commonly for it’s historic mansions, luxurious shops and eateries all geared towards serving a higher end clientele. Much to my expectations there were many suggested links and pages, but with tourist towns come tourist hours. That’s when one particular spa caught my attention, Bellevue Massage & Bodywork. Centrally located on historic Bellevue Avenue in downtown Newport, within short distance of all of our beautiful cities main attractions and even nightlife this little spa is an unknown hidden treasure. The site was easy to maneuver and I was able to book an appointment for an hour long deep tissue massage right then and there from my phone for 6 pm on a Sunday- I was floored! Upon arriving for my appointment I really wasn’t sure what to expect, after all in a city like Newport a lot of places tend to give off a very cookie-cutter feel. That would’ve been fine, I suppose, but my experience here At Bellevue Massage & Bodywork transcended any expectations I had set for myself.

I was greeted at the door and welcomed to a quaint little waiting area looking out on one of the main avenues downtown, surrounded by greenery, salt lamps and crystals with the sounds of crashing waves filling the space. The gentleman who greeted me brought a bottled water to my side and announced his delight in putting on some music for my enjoyment. When the therapist, Kevin, came out to introduce himself he asked about my reasons for being there and my desired outcome for the session and expressed his joy looking out the window of the spa and taking in the surroundings. They’ve been open for five weeks, and been hard at work to build themselves and create a haven for their guests.  Their time and efforts are not in vein, as I can easily say beyond a shadow of a doubt that this massage was one of the greatest massages I have ever received. I would go as far as saying that it was more like a religious experience than anything else, Kevin went out of his way to make me as comfortable and at ease as possible, gave great attention to every inch of muscle that needed it. He was personable, relate-able and really created a unique experience. I left feeling completely rejuvenated and relaxed, and I would highly recommend checking the place out for yourself to anyone and everyone that I know.

To learn more about their services, what they charge, and information on booking I have attached their site below:


You won’t be disappointed!