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OH! Spa at The Preserve: Immersive Spa Sanctuary Offers Luxurious Wellness Experiences

Jun 28, 2024 09:31AM ● By Wendy Nadherny Fachon
Nestled in the heart of nature, the OH! Spa, a luxurious, 12,000-square-foot facility located at The Preserve in Richmond, Rhode Island, offers an extensive menu of extraordinary experiences. While the spa’s signature treatments and deluxe amenities are geared toward outdoor sports enthusiasts, adventure seekers and nature lovers, others will also be drawn to the offerings. Massage therapist Mikayla Guernon explains, “This is a place where people come to fill their cup with the ultimate in self-care.”

Upon arriving at the spa, guests receive a refreshing drink of infused water and a key to the locker room and personal locker. There they will find a robe, towel, shower sandals and “locker kit” of handy self-care items. As guests prepare for a treatment session, highly skilled practitioners stand ready to offer therapeutic massage techniques, facial and full body skin treatments, nail care, hair styling and extra special touches of sensory enjoyment. The choices are all so tempting.

For example, the Preserve Custom Massage (1-1.5 hours) may incorporate aromatherapy, forest flute music, warming balm and heat packs into a personalized therapeutic massage to soothe tight muscles and relieve pain where the client most needs it. The Earth and Sky package combines a relaxing reflexology foot massage and a facial treatment using rejuvenating serums and creams formulated from sustainably sourced natural and organic ingredients.

The Preserve Tree House Experience (4 hours) is hosted in a remote elevated oasis among the tree tops. Two side-by-side massage tables make this experience perfect for couples celebrating an anniversary, another occasion or just seeking a weekend getaway. Therapists begin this session with stretching, followed by a warming ThermaHerbal Poultice to exfoliate and detoxify and then a 90-minute massage, followed by a hand, foot and face mask. The therapy session ends with more stretching to assess the results. Still, there is more to the immersive experience which includes an enjoyable culinary menu and peaceful relaxation on a private deck, where guests bathe in the sights, sounds, scents and comforting breeze of the surrounding forest.

Other guests may prefer the Forest Grounding Ritual Experience, which begins with a whirlpool bath enhanced by OH!’s own forest bath oil blend. Following the bath is a warm sugar body scrub to exfoliate the skin. Alternating between a private cedar wood sauna and steam shower then helps promote circulation. Heated body butter, a weighted blanket and a full body custom massage complete the ritual.

For men, OH! Spa’s signature Double Barrel Massage (1.5 hours) is an exceptional choice, especially after a day of strenuous activity outdoors or on the range. The therapist applies cooling lidocaine gel to targeted areas, after which cold packs and cold stones relieve muscle swelling and bruising. Then, full body deep tissue work relaxes and restores muscles. The 50 Caliber package (2.5 hours) begins with the Double Barrel massage, adds a warming balm and heat packs to the neck, back and shoulders, and finishes with a Sharpshooter facial.

Bridal parties can rent the Lily Pad multifunction room for a day of lavish celebration. Bachelorette packages include a charcuterie board for 10, fruit board for 10, vegetable board for 10, chocolate-covered strawberries, smoothie bar and four bottles of Lamarca Prosecco for a mimosa bar. The possibilities for filling one’s cup seem endless at the OH!—a truly luxurious space to replenish energy and restore natural well-being.

Locker room amenities include a private sauna, whirlpool and showers. The Common area features two large heated whirlpools, a cold plunge shower and outdoor infinity-edge pool. The Preserve also offers fine dining and guest accommodations.

OH! Spa is located at The Preserve Sporting Club & Resort—billed as “America’s Finest Sporting Club” and owned by Rhode Island native Paul Mihailides—67 miles from Boston, 20 minutes from Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport and only two hours from New York City.

Location: 1 Preserve Blvd., Richmond, RI. To make spa reservations, call 401-539-4653. Mention Natural Awakenings’ advertisement for a 15 percent discount. For more information, visit or

Wendy Nadherny Fachon is a frequent contributor to Natural Awakenings magazine.