Who We Are

 

The Mission of the Spa at 500

who-we-are-mission-photo1The Spa is a wellness center offering therapeutic and relaxation massage and other fitness activities. It is the home of the Art of Massage, Central New York’s premier massage therapy practice, founded in 1997.

We believe that dealing with stress in healthy ways is a key to health, longevity, and happiness. Our menu of massage treatments can be customized to meet your needs.

Our facility also includes a seven person therapeutic Jacuzzi tub, and a redwood sauna for you to enjoy before and after your massage. The elegance of the setting and the quality of our experienced massage therapists combine for an experience you won’t forget.


picture-2541Amy VanDreason is a licensed physical therapist, graduate of Daemen College. She has been practicing physical therapy for 14 years and has training and continuing education in massage therapy. She is the mother of two young children and understands why parents need to take time to take care of themselves. Amy offers orthopedic sports massage and also relaxation massage. Amy is available Mondays and Tuesdays 10 AM – 2 PM, and Thursdays through Saturdays by  appointment.

 

 

 


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Rebecca Cousineau, a long time staff member, offers Swedish massage, sports massage, and Hot Stone Therapy. A proud mother of two young children, Becky is especially adept at pregnancy and post-partum massage. Ask her about our unbelievably comfortable pregnancy table! Becky is available on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons, as well as Fridays from 10 AM – 4 PM. If you’d like to set up a massage with Becky give a call at 315-475-9164 or click on “Schedule a Massage”.


picture-1Ed Griffin-Nolan, LMT, founded The Art of Massage in 1997. A graduate of SUNY Albany and the Finger Lakes School of Massage, Ed has taken advanced training in trigger point therapy, orthopedic, and sports massage. He offers relaxation and sports massage as well as rehabilitation and pain management for accident victims. A long distance runner and triathlete, Ed has coached teams for marathons and half marathons. He is also fluent in Spanish, to assist our clients for whom Spanish is their preferred language. To schedule your session with Ed, call the office at 315- 475-9164.


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Sarah Landers, LMT, a graduate of Onondaga School of Massage, brings her love of science and compassion to massage. Her passion for helping others, relieving pain and stress, brought her to us. Sarah specializes in aiding in recovery from sports injuries and medical conditions.  Sarah is available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  If you’d like to set up a massage with Sarah give a call at 315-475-9164 or click on “Schedule a Massage”.


 

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Katherine St. Pierre, graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Massage Therapy as well as Equine Science from Morrisville State College. She is very passionate about massage and feels that it is beneficial for all people (and critters, too!). Katherine enjoys working on athletes and people recovering from injuries. Katherine is available Monday through Thursday afternoons and all day Friday and Saturday. If you’d like to set up a massage with Katherine give a call at 315-475-9164 or click on “Schedule a Massage”.


Sharifa Grant 

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Sharifa Grant is a licensed massage therapist, naturopathic consultant and DONA trained doula. She is passionate about combining therapeutic bodywork with her knowledge of Afro-Caribbean Traditional Medicine. Sharifa offers customized massage with a focus on pain relief, chronic conditions and postural realignment. She also offers Swedish, Pregnancy and Hot Stone massage.
The client is always Sharifa’s primary focus. She is often described as having a firm yet warm approach.
Drawing from her traditional teachings, Sharifa knows massage is only one part of creating a complete healing experience. With this in mind, she also offers herbal body treatments, holistic health consultations and Ra Sekhi (Kemetic Reiki – Energy Balancing).
Sharifa is a Level 2 Ra Sekhi practitioner. She is a graduate of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. She has also studied at the Queen Afua Wellness Center Inc., Ra Sekhi Arts Temple, A Life of Peace Wellness Institute and The Farm (Midwife Assistant Training Workshop).
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Zachary Nutter, LMT, is a graduate of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. He is available all day Saturday and weekdays by appointment.