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Take and Exhilarating Water Journey at Newport’s Bodhi Spa

October 13, 2017: Rhode Island Destination and Travel Guide

Newport’s Bodhi Spa is a refreshing exception. Hidden behind an unassuming storefront on Lower Thames Street is not just massage tables but a spacious hydrotherapy area — a six-stop Water Journey that includes hot and cold plunge pools, a hydrotherapy steam room, and two saunas — wet and dry […]

Newport Living & Lifestyles

October 10, 2017: Episode 2

Newport Living & Lifestyles goes onsite at The Bodhi Spa and talks with Owner’s Harmony Oschefski and Cedar Hwang [VIDEO]  […]

100 Things to do in Rhode Island

August 10, 2017:

In Rhode Island, Guilded Age mansions rise up over rocky cliffs, while bonfires light up another city’s river.  The smallest state packs a whole lot of bustle. […]

The 20 Best Things to do in Newport, Rhode Island

July, 26 2017: Thrillist

Modeled after European bathhouses, the hydrotherapy circuit alternates hot Epsom and Dead Sea salt baths, an aromatherapy steam room, and infrared and electric saunas with a cold plunge pool set at 55 degrees. […]

Favorite Spa, Facial, & Massage Therapist

May 1, 2017: Newport Life Magazine

“We feel like we’ve won the Triple Crown!” So say Bodhi Spa co-owners Cedar Hwang and Harmony Oschefski of their Love Awards sweep in the Favorite Spa, Massage Therapist and Facial categories. The sisters started the Thames Street hydrotherapy and body treatment center in June 2015. […]

Spa Visit: The Bodhi Spa

June 4, 2017: The Skindustry

For an experience that is truly unlike any other a day at The Bodhi Spa in Newport, RI is an absolute must. Their gorgeous facility boasts three different pools (Epsom Salt, Dead Sea Salt, and a Cold Plunge) along with an infrared sauna, a traditional sauna, an aromatherapy steam room, and a beautiful zen garden. The locker facilities were impeccably clean, full of amenities, and made it easy to get ready for a night out after a day in spa-heaven. I was delighted to see that the spa carries Circadia by Dr. Pugliese and Eminence skincare, two brands that I carry in my own closet of endless skincare products.  […]


May 1, 2017: Newport Life Magazine

These local moms are changing the status quo to create their dream careers. […]

The 10 Best Spas Rhode Island!

April 22, 2017: Best of American Towns

From the moment you walk in, you’ll quickly notice the peaceful ambience that surrounds The Bodhi Spa. Visitors love the spa’s water journey, reminiscent of a Japanese bathhouse, which guides you from room to room with different types of pools and saunas that detoxify and rejuvenate your body. […]

In Newport, a bathhouse goes upscale

March 3, 2017: The Boston Globe

Does the term “bathhouse” evoke visions of ancient Rome or moist rooms filled with corporate types on lunch break, sweating out their sins? Banish such images from your mind: The bathhouse has gone upscale. […]

The Water Journey at The Bodhi Spa – Sanitas Per Aquam, Health Through Water

February 19, 2017: The North Kingstown Blog

Rachel and I recently visited a fantastic spa in Newport called The Bodhi Spa.  It was also recommended by local health and fitness expert Doug Perron, who is physical therapy assistant and is very in tune with proven therapy methods.  The Bodhi Spa is located on the lower section of Thames St. in Newport, past the boutiques, bars, and restaurants that I am accustomed to seeing when I visit Newport.  This unique spa […]

Heal Your Body in South County

February 13, 2017: So Rhode Island Magazine

Remember how good it feels to immerse yourself in the ocean in the height of summer? You can have that, even in February. The Water Journey at Newport’s Bodhi Spa is […]

Ready to dive into that cold water?

January 27, 2017: Newport Daily News

Winter is in full force, but that hasn’t stopped diehard water lovers from continuing to do what they love. From swimmers to surfers, there is no dearth of cold-water athletes in the Ocean State. Before you dive in, here are some tips on the dangers of cold water, and how to prepare properly to make the experience more enjoyable: […]

10 Newport Experiences to Try in the New Year

January 5, 2017: From Stem to Stern

Begin your year with the art of healing. Known as hydrotherapy, the experience through applies water in the form of hot, cold, steam and ice to help stimulate the circulatory system and detoxify the body. […]

Best Day Spa – New England

May 7, 2016: Yankee Magazine

New England’s first Euro-style hydrotherapy spa […]

Episode 10 – The Bodhi Spa and the Dish on Dating

May 5, 2016: That Newport Show

Is it BOW-DEE or BAH-DEE? Find out in this episode as we chat with spa owner, Harmony Oschefski about why and how they create a little slice of heaven right here in Newport. […]

How to Have the Perfect Winter Day in Newport

January 20, 2016: Travel & Leisure

Even in the snow, Newport remains one of the prettiest towns on the New England coastline. […]

Purifying Body and Mind at The Bodhi Spa

December 23, 2015: The Bay Magazine

If there’s one thing I miss in the winter, it’s swimming: being immersed in warm water, of not being in control of my body for a few blissful minutes. […]

Experience Hydrotherapy at The Bodhi Spa

December 18, 2015: The Rhode Show

If you’re looking for rest and relaxation this holiday season, head to The Bodhi Spa in Newport. […]

Take the Plunge at Newport’s Bodhi Spa

November 28, 2015: Rhode Island Monthly

Take the plunge into the Water Journey at the Bodhi Spa in Newport. Heat up in the luxurious mineral baths, saunas and steam room and cool down in the cold plunge at New England’s only hydrotherapy day spa, modeled after a European bathhouse. […]

The Bodhi Spa Will Keep Things Heated Up

October 21, 2015: What’s Up Newport

This winter The Bodhi Spa plans on keeping things hot, hot, hot in Newport, Rhode Island. Owners Harmony Oschefski and Cedar Hwang want to offer a rejuvenating health experience in an unique facility that offers detoxification through hot mineral baths, infrared and electric saunas, aromatherapy steams, cold plunges and more. […]

New England SPA Sensation

September 15, 2015: 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. […]

Chillax – Go hot and cold at this Newport spa

September 15, 2015: Newport Mercury

“I could get used to this.” I had slowly eased myself into the Bodhi Spa’s Dead Sea saltwater bath. Perfectly placed water jets massaged my weary muscles as tranquil music played in the background. After 10 minutes of bliss in 98 degree water, I moved to the steam room which dispersed thick clouds of eucalyptus-infused steam every couple of minutes. I was feeling pretty relaxed. But I knew what was coming. […]

Great New England Day Trips

August 9, 2015: GoLocalProv

Make the trip to Newport and spend the day relaxing at Bodhi Spa. The spa includes a mineral infused hot bath, massages starting at $55 and cold tub and more. After a stressful work week, this is exactly where you want to be. […]

The Bodhi Spa Will Host a Yoga and Water Journey Every Saturday Morning

August 7, 2015: GoLocalProv

The Bodhi Spa, New England’s only hydrotherapy spa, has teamed up with Thames Street yoga to host a Yoga & Water Journey every Saturday morning at 8:30am. […]

Sisters bring hydrotherapy in the European style to Newport spa

July 27, 2015: Providence Journal

Hydrotherapy, which dates back to ancient civilizations, is the art of wellness through the application of hot and cold water treatments. Sisters Harmony Oschefski and Cedar Hwang have always been drawn to the water. […]

Simply “Zen”sational: The Bodhi Spa

July 11, 2015: The Newport Stylephile

Newport is a place where you learn to expect the unexpected. On my “most unexpected” list of things I’ve done recently: soaked in 98-degree water doused with 30lbs of Dead Sea salt from Israel. On lower Thames Street. And it was fabulous. […]

Plunge into Repose at The Bodhi Spa

June 20, 2015: The Newport Blast

Newport’s newest spa puts “a modern twist on the traditional bath house” … the entrepreneurial sister duo are excited to bring their unique “water journey” experience to Newport. Harmony and Cedar answered a few questions about what a water journey is like and their own journeys that led to opening The Bodhi Spa […]

Newport Readies for the Summer Season With New Businesses and Experiences

June 18, 2015: Discover Newport

The Bodhi Spa: New England’s premier hydrotherapy day spa offers therapeutic water treatments, massage and more. 654 Thames Street, Newport […]

10 Great things to Do in Newport

June 5, 2015: GoLocalProv

Bodhi Spa Grand OpeningSaturday from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Head to The Bodhi Spa, at 654 Thames Street for cocktails and a ribbon cutting. The Bodhi Spa offers a rejuvenating health experience of hot mineral baths, infrared and electric saunas, aromatherapy steams, cold plunges, organic marine based skin care and more! All guests will enjoy wine, cheese, laughs and 50% off their next Water Journey visit. […]