The Spa at 500

The Spa At 500 is a wellness center offering therapeutic and relaxation massage, acupuncture, and beauty treatments. We can also host your event or bring massage therapy to your home or office.

The Spa 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 house 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. The Spa is also home to Goode Looks Salon, offering a full range of hair styles, nail treatments, and facials, and Goode Chi, featuring acupuncture with Annette Burden.

Posted: Thursday, July 5, 2012, 3:07 PM
Categories: Schedule OnLine

This week we are unveiling a new, simplified system for making appointments and purchasing gifts for friends via our web site. You can get to the features the same way as always, by clicking on Schedule a Massage, or SpaGifts, and the program will allow you to pick the date and time, choose your therapist, and the type of massage you'd like to receive.

If you are sending someone a gift, you will now have the option of having us send it via email, or if you like things the old fashioned way, we can send a paper copy too! Either way, we hope you find this innovation a bit simpler and more friendly. If you have any questions, feel free to call Courtney at the desk - 315-475-9164, or send Ed an email at, and we'll help you out. Enjoy the summer!

Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 5:07 PM
Categories: Spa Announcements

If you're on campus, or downtown, and want to drive to the Spa, there's no need to have a car. You can join in a local car sharing company, CuseCar. Students can join for $25 per year, and it costs just $7 per hour to use a car (that covers your insurance and even your gas). Non students pay $18 per month, and the charge per hour is just $5.95. No hassle, just go to their web site,, and sign up. We'll be waiting for you!

Posted: Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 12:48 PM
Categories: Health

You know it feels good. And you know it helps you get back to working and exercising without pain. Now you know why.

"Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky, a professor of pediatrics and medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, said that massage works quite differently from Nsaids and other anti-inflammatory drugs, which reduce inflammation and pain but may actually retard healing. Many people, for instance, pop an aspirin or Aleve at the first sign of muscle soreness.

“There’s some theoretical concern that there is a maladaptive response in the long run if you’re constantly suppressing inflammation with drugs,” he said. “With massage, you can have your cake and eat it too—massage can suppress inflammation and actually enhance cell recovery.”

Nice to know - Ed GN