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Margaret M. Small, Owner of Newport Wellness, is a RI Licensed Massage Therapist (#MT00071). She received her license in 1985.  She is a 1984 graduate of the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy and has a BA in Communication Studies from UMass/Amherst. 

Margaret moved to Newport in 1983 for some fun with friends. “It was the America’s Cup Summer, and I still had some course work from UMass to complete. “Who knew my summer in Newport would turn into a love affair with the city and a career that has spanned decades.”


Margaret was voted “Best Holistic Healer” by Newport Life Magazine in 2008


Margaret was initiated into Transcendental Meditation at 15. She now practices Buddhist Meditation in the Plum Village Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.  She is active in the Rhode Island Community of Mindfulness and received transmission of the Five Mindfulness Trainings in 2016. Margaret is one of the founding members of Peaceful Waters Sangha in Newport and is a longtime member of the Mind Tamers Sangha in Barrington, RI. She enjoys gardening and has a special interest in Dahlias. She loves to listen to audiobooks on her commute to and from Newport. 

She has a lifelong interest in Astrology and is currently pursuing her study of it.


  • Aromatherapy

  • Burnham Systems Facial Rejuvenation 

  • Massage Therapy

  • Myofascial Massage Therapy

  • Oncology Massage

  • Prenatal Massage

  • Reflexology

  • Therapeutic Muscle Stretching with Massage

  • BA UMass/Amherst 

  • Bancroft School of Massage Therapy

  • Facial Rejuvenation, A Graf System

  • Burnham Systems Facial Rejuvenation

  • Caring for Clients with Cancer - Instructor Tracy Walton

  • Compassionate Touch

  • Deep Massage - Instructor David Lauterstein

  • Hospice Volunteer

  • Jin Shin Do - Instructor Jasmine Ellen Wolf

  • Meditation and Psychotherapy: Deepening Mindfulness with Thich Nhat Hanh 

  • Myofascial Massage Certification - Instructors Bob King and Kate Leigh

  • Therapeutic Muscle Stretching - Instructor Bob King

  • Aromatherapy Residential Trainings with Aromatherapy Seminars: Sedona, Arizona; Santa Fe, Mexico; and Topanga Canyon, CA

  • Body Work for the Childbearing Year - Instructor Kate Jordan  

  • Reflexology, the Ingham Method

  • Reflexology, Bancroft School Of Massage Therapy - Instructor Fern Lee

  • The Yoga of Energy Flow - Instructor Dan Oransky

  • Pre and Post Natal Massage

  • Transcendental Meditation

  • Non-Violent Communication 


  • ABMP

  • Barrington Land Conservation Trust

  • National Council for Geocosmic Research

  • The Organization for Professional Astrology

  • Rhode Island Dahlia Society


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