Indulge yourself at new Body Grateful Day Spa

Indulge yourself at new Body Grateful Day Spa

The professionals at Body Grateful Day Spa encourage people to care for their body by indulging in a massage or any of their many other services. Owner Katelynn Tessier, center, is joined by physical therapist Jessica Accetturo, left, and aesthetician Caitlyn Cunha. (Breeze photo by Jacquelyn Moorehead)

SMITHFIELD – Professionalism and talent combined with a holistic approach to healing are what makes Body Grateful Day Spa, 10 Cedar Swamp Rd., the place to go to treat yourself.

A licensed massage therapist, owner Katelynn Tessier said after 12 years working in chiropractic offices and day spas, she felt it was time to own something of her own.

Tessier said she wanted to create a body care business based on a holistic approach, with all organic products, except the lash extension and tint. Even the spray-tanning is organic, Tessier said, and it has a more natural, less orange effect.

Body Grateful offers a variety of massages, including Swedish, deep tissue, sports, mother-to-be, classic, and Himalayan hot stone massages. Body Grateful also offers couples and a four-hand massage.

“It’s four hands, one client. It’s the ultimate indulgence,” Tessier said.

Tessier said she likes to keep the prices for each massage similar so that clients can expect an “exceptional experience” regardless of their selection. Each client can get a specialized and customized encounter, including services for sports injuries such as tennis elbow.

People often don’t bat an eye at maintaining their vehicle, but often neglect caring for their bodies, Tessier said. She said she wants to change the idea of people living with stress on a daily basis and allow people to care for themselves. She said she often reminds people, “it’s your only body. It’s important. You’re important.”

“You can leave with a full cup and be able to give of yourself freely,” Tessier said.

Adding equally minded and experienced members of the team, such as massage therapist Jessica Accetturo and aesthetician Caitlyn Cunha, the warm and welcoming crew at Body Grateful guarantee a great experience.

Body Grateful services include reflexology, facials, lash extensions, lash tint and lift, waxing, organic spray tanning, make-up application, reiki, cupping therapy and more.

“I want this to be the best part of their day, and to feel like this is all about you,” Tessier said.

Located next door to Salon Tash, Tessier said the plaza is becoming a full-body spa. She said everyone is very nice and welcoming, and she loves the space.

She said she gutted the building and worked from the bottom up to create the relaxing and welcoming atmosphere Body Grateful possesses.

“More than anything, I wanted to make this like home for people,” Tessier said.

By popular demand, Tessier said the spa will hold a couples massage workshop, offering techniques to couples on how to massage each other.

First-time clients and first responders will receive a 20 percent discount on services.

Body Grateful is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., but offers flexibility. Walk-ins are welcome and appointments are available. For more information, call 401-757-0337.