About Us

Central New York’s Premier Massage Therapy Practice Since 1997

Our History & Mission

The 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.

  • 4-Story Facility Built in 1886
  • 7-Person Therapeutic Jacuzzi
  • Authentic Redwood Sauna

Our Team

The elegance of the setting and the quality of our experienced massage therapists combine for an experience you won’t forget.

Ed Griffin-Nolan


Ed 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.

Abigail Montgomery

Massage Therapist

"Aligning Mind-Body-Spirit"

Abigail Montgomery is a 2017 graduate of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. She was the winner of the perseverance award at graduation, an honor she is most proud of. Abigail is a dancer at heart, an artist and a passionate seeker of knowledge. She describes her technique as using intuition and balanced loving energy to support transformational shifts in her clients.

  • Reiki Massage
  • Shiatsu Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Energy Healing
  • Medical Massage

Sarah Johnston

Massage Therapist

"Self-Care is Self-Love"

Sarah is a US Navy veteran and a graduate of Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. She is passionate about helping fellow veterans overcome their daily physical and mental aches and pains in a natural way. Sarah also enjoys working with those who value self-care and relaxation. She offers relaxation massage, spa treatments, deep tissue massage, all with consummate skill and good humor.

  • Swedish Massage
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Medical Massage
  • Mobile Chair Massage
  • Focus on Alleviating Aches & Pains


Massage Therapist

Laurie is a Holistic therapist, holding degrees and certifications in holistic nutrition, Reiki Master/Teacher, Yoga Instructor, and Aromatherapy. She is a 2019 graduate of Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage and a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist. She is passionate about meeting people where they are, helping those with chronic pain, autoimmune disorders, PTSD, and nurturing general wellness!

  • Holistic Nutrition
  • Reiki Master
  • Aromatherapy
  • Yoga
  • Autoimmune Disorder Expert
  • Chronic Pain & PTSD Expert

Satisfied Customers

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The Spa at 500 is the home of the Art of Massage, Central New York’s premier massage therapy practice, founded in 1997.