Leading Ladies 2016

Abby Backlund

Owner – Breathing Space Spa and Facing Thayer


Sometimes, you need a time out from all of life’s stresses. Sometimes, you just need some space to breathe. Abby Backlund, owner of the popular beauty destination Facing Thayer, had that exact thing in mind when she opened Breathing Space Spa, a serene oasis by the Seekonk River. “I wanted to create a haven for my clients away from the hustle and bustle of Thayer Street that focused on advanced skin care techniques, holistic healing practices and focused attention,” Abby says. “At Breathing Space I offer personalized facial services focused on serious results for anti-aging, acne and healing sensitized skin, as well as Reiki, a healing energy work. Getting back to my roots of offering services and connecting with my lovely clients has been amazing. I still own and operate Facing Thayer with the help and support of my incredible staff.”

Breathing Space offers facials, massages and other spa services, but with an added dose of mindfulness. Not only is Abby a Licensed Esthetician, but she’s a Reiki Master and Ayurvedic Lifestyle consultant who has studied at the storied Kripalu Institute. “Breathing Space is about practicing self-care so that you can be your best for everyone else in your life,” Abby says. “I promise a relaxing, rejuvenating, and personalized service and experience every time.”

One Richmond Square, Suite 128C, Providence • 401-400-9776 • www.breathingspacespa.com