Renewing Touch Massage & Spa
  Renewing Touch Massage & Spa                                                      


Lots of new and exciting things coming to Renewing Touch Massage.  We have been busy working to bring you new and exciting treatments and products and healing experiences.  Be sure to LIKE our Facebook page to keep up with us


We recently added online booking systems and email confirmations to make getting here more convienant for you!


We also are adding some new services and expanding on current treatments to keep you on your toes.  Ultra UV Ozone Skin Analysis will show you how much damage your skin has and what we can do to fix that! We are bringing in some great new skin care products that we are really excited to use and share with you all.


Makeup applications have now been added to our list of services.  Everything from a simple night out or a Bridal look, we can create a custom look that maks you feel beautiful.


Soon, you will be able to purchase most of the treatment products we use during our services including skin care and makeup.


Arent you excited????? Great things are coming!



Holiday Season 2014 is here!

Don’t miss out on our great specials Friday at:

Downtown Bristol Holiday Preview and Snowflake Raffle

This Friday, November 21, 2014 from 5-9 join Renewing Touch Massage at 315 Hope St and Downtown Bristol Merchants for the annual Holiday Preview Party. This block party of seasonal delights will be a blast! Shopping, treats, gifts and specials galore!

One night only, Renewing Touch will be offering:

Free $20 Reward Gift Certificate for every $100 in gift certificates purchased during Friday’s Holiday Preview.

PLUS- receive an entry into the Snowflake rafflefor every $25 spent.


$100 in gift certificates = 4 raffle entries,

PLUS free $20 reward certificate just for you!

No limit tonight!


At the Holiday Preview Party, Renewing Touch Massage will be introducing their new line of artisanal bath and body products-all natural, non-toxic, no animal testing, paraben free, locally and handmade! 



Purchases of our new line will also qualify for

Snowflake Raffle entries.  


Great gifts for yourself, friends, family, coworkers, stocking stuffers, etc.



We hope you can join us this Friday evening 11/21/14 from 5-9pm downtown Bristol for our annual Holiday Preview Party.  Enjoy all the festivities, treats, specials, gifts and holiday cheer!


Renewing Touch Massage

Relaxation Day


Busy-ness is the trend these days. People carry over-packed schedules like winning trophies. “I’m SO busy at work!” “How do you have time to do that? I’m too busy to read/watch TV/exercise/do anything fun.” “I can’t get monthly massages I have too much to DO!”

Too much “busy” could be making you tired, sick, and probably cranky.

When do you relax? RELAX. “Relaxation” is a word we hear often, but don’t know always know what it means. Here, I’ve compiled some options for you.

re·lax  verb \ri-ˈlaks\

1: the state of being free from tension or anxiety.

2: a way to rest and enjoy yourself

3: recreation or rest, especially after a period of work.

4: the loss of tension in a part of the body, especially in a muscle when it ceases to contract.

5: something that you do to stop feeling nervous, worried, etc.

More importantly, what does relaxation mean to you?

If you’re not a “hot bath and good book” kind of person, you probably cringe at Calgon commercials and spa photos of people with stones piled on their backs. But here’s the beauty: You can make your own definition of relaxation.

It’s your job to figure out what you enjoy doing, what makes you smile, and what makes you feel like you are a hundred miles from work or home jobs?

Then, make time for that.

You have a schedule. Write in special time for a hobby, a nap, massage, your favorite show, a weekend getaway, a new class, ANY thing you enjoy can be relaxing.

Need someone to give you a reason? Want permission?

August 15 is National Day of Relaxation. Yes, it’s a thing! And it’s just begging for celebration. Here are some ideas:


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  • Spend part of the day alone.

  • Spend part of the day with your family, doing ONLY fun stuff.

  • Meditate

  • Devote time to your hobby.

  • Sleep in. Or get up extra early. Whichever excites you!

  • Arrange for take-out or pre-cooked meals all day.

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  • If you’ve always wanted a day to “not leave the house” today’s the day! Wake when you wish, eat when you’re hungry, stay in your jammies and read a book.

Taking care of you is important. And, self-care puts you in a better frame of mind to take care of the people who depend on you. So find the thing that mellows you out, and make it happen!

Happy Mother's Day

May 11, 2014


Happy Mothers Day!

Whether you are a mother, have a mother, or know a mother, Mother's Day is time to honor those who've played this important role. Stepmothers, birthmothers, and godmothers too. While there are as many ways of being a mother as there are moms in the world, one thing is certain: it's a tough job, but a rewarding one. Here are just three ways massage might be of service to the mothers in your life:


Expecting Mothers

Prenatal massage is a growing field, as training programs for massage therapists increase and old myths about massage during pregnancy fade. Massage can ease the aches and pains associated with increased weight, loosened ligaments, and shifts in center of gravity. There are all kinds of cushions and props that can help pregnant women relax comfortably on a massage table, no matter what their dimensions. Contrary to the old tale, massaging the feet, ankles, back, or even stomach will not cause miscarriage when done appropriately.


Of course, massage therapy, while helpful, isn't a cure-all. Massage can't stop that nosy neighbor from touching your belly every time she stops by, or cravings for hot Cheetos and root beer at 2:00 AM. But it can alleviate some of the symptoms that naturally come with growing a new human being, leaving expectant mothers more free to focus on the hope and joy that make pregnancy such a fabulous stage of life.


Adoptive and Foster Mothers

Biological mothers typically get a nine-month period to prepare for parenthood. Foster and adoptive mothers might wait and wait for news … then find themselves parents of a tot or teen virtually overnight. Plenty of mothers juggle soccer practice with homework, but fewer have to add court dates and social worker visits to the mix. Not only can these realities place unusual stress on foster and adoptive moms, their uncommon nature means that it can also be harder to find much-needed understanding and support.


Massage can help manage this stress, for all members of the family. Symptoms of stress, such as headaches, high blood pressure, and anxiety, can all be alleviated by massage. And for children who come from backgrounds where touch was lacking (or inappropriate), pediatric massage can help them develop a healthy relationship with touch. When foster and adoptive mothers learn some of these techniques for themselves, it can also be a way for children and their new parents to bond.


Mothers of Young Children

Unlike pregnant mothers, who often feel like their motherhood draws too much attention to themselves, society tells mothers of young children that their role is all about their children first, second, and last. Getting up in the middle of the night to change a leaking diaper? Chasing a toddler into the street? Taking time off work to care for a kindergartener with an ear infection? No matter, it's not about you, mom. It's about your kids.


It's true, to a point. Who wouldn't make sacrifices for their children? But one factor that can contribute to a healthy, happy childhood is a healthy, happy mother, and every person deserves to take steps towards their own well being, mothers too!


Massage therapy can help the body rest and recuperate from the effects of a busy schedule, interrupted sleep, and the physical strain of lifting and interacting with growing children. It also provides precious time for moms to focus on their own needs, apart from the responsibilities of mothering. And for those mothers who find themselves dealing with the very real condition of postpartum depression, massage may also play a role (although far from the only one) in an appropriate treatment plan.


Moms who are not moms

For women who don’t have children, by choice or circumstance, Mothers Day can be melancholy. There is great joy in being a Favorite Aunt, Baby Spoiler, and Super Supporter of all her friends with children, but we don’t have specific days to celebrate those roles. Women without children don’t always get all that snuggle time with little ones that raises oxytocin, dopamine, and endorphins. Massage is a great way to get the happy chemicals pumping. If there’s a woman in your life who loves your children, or makes your job as a parent better or easier, Mothers Day is a great time to recognize her.


There's no one way to be a mother

Despite what the sensationalist headlines about the Mommy Wars would have us believe, and there's no one way to take care of your health and wellness. Whether the mother you're thinking of needs a sports massage after her next marathon or a deeply relaxing hour so she can doze, it's all worthwhile. So this Mothers Day, let's do all our moms a favor and call a ceasefire, honoring them in whatever ways make sense for their own lives.


Get your favorite mom(s) a massage gift certificate here @ Renewing Touch Massage. It’s easy, fast, and a gift she’ll love!  Available for any service or denomination.  Be sure to check out some new added services just for Mother's Day @ our Specials page. 


And to the mothers out there reading this, on Mothers Day and every day … here's to you!!!

Renewing Touch Massage

Cordially Invites You to our 

Holiday Celebration Open House Bristol Tree Lighting

 Gift Certificate Special

Sunday Dec. 1st 5-8 pm

Join us for a wonderful celebration for the holidays.  Enjoy fresh food,

hot drinks, holiday music, cheer & specials

Renewing Touch Massage

 Gift Certificate Special


!!!!!Buy One-Get One 50% off all services!!!!

Get your Holiday Shopping done early & SAVE!!!!!!!!

Come to downtown Bristol to see the Grand Tree Lighting and stop in to 

Renewing Touch Massage to celebrate.


We hope you can join us & we are looking forward to celebrating with you.


+some restrictions apply to sale. see store for more details+


*Excerpt from "Reflexology & Massage: Understanding the Differences and Benefits by Benjamin McDonald Reproduced with permission © American Reflexology Certification Board

Reflexology vs. Massage


Ladies Night Out



Renewing Touch is so excited to participate in Ladies Night at Bristol's Fin's on Thames Street.  Happening this Wednesday, August 7th starting at 7pm.  There will be a live fashion show hosted by Roxies clothing boutique, Makeup and Hair design by Abbigale's Salon of Bristol, MK Lip Lounge and so much more. Plus, Renewing Touch will be offering super deals exclusive to this event and a free raffle for an amazing spa gift basket.  Hope to see you there!

I practice what I preach

Posted 7/9/13


I am always letting people know about the healing power of Massage Therapy.  It is more than just a luxurious, relaxation tool.  Massage can decrease your pain, rid your body of toxins and improve your overall quality of life.  I recommend that my clients receive regular massage treatments to improve their quality of life.  It's not a gimmik or a line used to get more appointments, I truly believe in massage as the ultimate healing tool.  On that note, I sought out massage therapy yesterday for my back pain.  I went to a "hot yoga" class Saturday and have never sweat so much in my life! However, the next day my low back was in such excruciating pain that I could barely walk, sit or stand! I knew that I "kneaded" massage ASAP!!! I had an intense deep tissue massage session performed on my low back yesterday and it really did help relieve my muscular tension.  It's going to take more than just one session to eliminate my low back pain, but already I feel the improvement.  I can't wait for my next massage, as it also helps me unwind and relax, but also crushes my pain like a beast!  I will continue with massage therapy as part of my healthy lifestyle and plan to be pain free.  I hope my story inspires you to do the same.  Let me know when you would like to start your path to wellness- I'll be here waiting for you! See you soon!

Celebration Time in Bristol, RI

Posted 7/3/13


It's that time of year again here in Bristol, RI- 4th of July.  The Celebration here in town means more than just BBQ's and beer to us residents.  As the oldest 4th of July Celebration in the USA, it embodies our hopes and dreams for the future and our patriotism as a community.  The pinnacle of the festivities is the Parade, being held tomorrow.  Viewers will be lining up the streets well before commencement, some even grace Hope Street as early as 5 am!.  Well, I won't be up that early, but I will be watching the parade and taking part in the celebration in front of my massage studio at 315 Hope Street.  Come down and say hello, have some treats, get a chair massage and relax with us as we partake in our time-honored tradition.

Happy 4th of July to all of you, my loyale clientele.  I wish you a joyous and safe holiday filled with love, laughter, family and friends.  (And after all the hoopla- you will need a massage- trust me!! I am open Friday 7/5/13 and Saturday 7/6/13 for appointments).

Fore more info on the events taking place click here



What to look for in a Massage Therapist?

Posted 6/26/13


You already found Me, so your search is over! HA HA HA, but seriously,

When selecting a Massage Therapist, you want to make sure that he or she is skilled, knoweldgeable and ethcial.  The easiest way to ensure this is to ask if they are Licensed and Nationally Certified from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).

To be Nationally Certified (Which I am Y'all), a massage therapist must:

  • Demonstrate mastery of core skills and knoweldge
  • Complete 500+ hours of massage education
  • Pass a NCBTMB standardized and computerized 3 hour exam!
  • Uphold the organization's Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics
  • Take part in Continuing Education
  • Pay out of pocket for all these expenses (licensing, CE credits, testing, etc)


Some states also require additional licensing (Which I also have Y'all), which require the therapist to:

  • Obtain Professional Liability Insurance
  • Undergo Background Check and Fingerprinting

Becoming a Nationally Certified and Licensed Massage Therapist is a long, expensive and sometimes frustrating process, but it is all worth it!  So, it is very important to make sure your MT has these credentials, thereby supporting the Professional and Ethical image of the industry!

What is Massage?

Posted 6/25/2013


Massage is believed to be one of the oldest forms of medical care, dating back to the pharaohs of ancient Egypt!  In 2700 BC, a Chinese book of internal medicine recommended "the massage of skin and flesh".  More than two thousand years later, Hippocrates- the Father of Modern Medicine- wrote that " the physician must be acquainted with many things and assuredly with rubbing" (the ancient Greek word for massage- which is no longer used to refer to massage today, Thank You!)


Today, the term "Massage Therapy" is used to describe "The manipulation of soft tissues- muscles, skin and tendons- by fingers, hands, fists, elbows and even feet, for therapeutic purposes".  Bodywork is a general term for manual techniques that involve touch and movement that are used to promote health and healing.

Almost a quarter of all American adults have received at least one massage in the past twelve months, and the number continues to grow as more and more people discover the benefits of massage- for Relaxation, Rehabilitation and Rejuventation.

(*information taken from National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Publication #700)

New Online Presence

Posted 6/18/2013


I am so excited to have a great website to share with you, my loyale clientele.  So many great features and a fantastic new way to interact and stay connected.  Let me know how much you enjoy the new website on my Comment page, and be sure to leave a positive review of how wonderful your treatments are. Thanks! ENJOY!

Explore all Renewing Touch Massage Therapy has to offer you!  On the new website you will find everything you need to know:

  • Services and treatments offered on the MENU page
  • Take a look inside the treatment room
  • Explore downtown historic Bristol
  • Gain insights into how massage can benefit you
  • Learn about current specials and offerings
  • Sign up for the Newsletter and always be up to date
  • Discover what you need to know about your appointment
  • Find all of our contact info and get in touch
  • Learn about Jennifer Paquette, Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Follow the blog and learn about research in the field of massage therapy

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Bristol, RI



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