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, June 16, 2011, 10:51 PM
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The old asphalt is hauled out and gravel and topsoil moved in. By the end of the day Thursday, three bioswale retention ares had been dug and filled  with gravel and topsoil. By the end of tomorrow, weather permitting, we will have trees, shrubs and grasses along the edges of the lot. We will have turned a bleak landscape into an urban forest. We can't wait to show it off.

Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2011, 4:37 PM
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Grading

It's getting warm again, but the crew is nearly finished with demolition and has begun grading the lot. Today they dug the three deep holes that will serve as bioretention swayles. They are about four feet deep, and have now been partially filled with gravel. Tomorrow they are going to haul the old asphalt away for recycling, then spread gravel on the lot and start to fill in the swayles. Planting soon, I hope! by the way, that blue building in the back is Onondaga Commons, home to our good neighbors, Rural Metro.

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 11:00 PM
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Old Driveway Being Torn Down

The best laid plans... When we selected the combination of trees, shrubs, and grasses that would be used in the bioswales and planting areas in our Green Infrastructure Project, it was the middle of winter. When it came time to tear up the lot and get ready to plant, these lovely roses were in full bloom. So Terry Horst, our Landscape Architect, came out to the site this morning. Marvelling at the roses, she got to work on an alternative plan for this section of the lot, so that they will continue to bloom for years to come. The roses were originally closer to the house, but my cousin Bill, when he built the wheelchair ramp in 2007, moved them to this location, where they have prospered. These rosebushes are so productive that every room at the Spa has fresh roses throughout the spring! You're going to love it.

Today the crew dug the...