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: Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 8:45 AM
Categories: Massage, Music, Relaxation

I am frequently asked this question: "What is the difference between, say, a sports massage, a therapeutic massage, and a Swedish massage?"

One of my answers is this: it's like music, you can make music in a variety of styles - classical, jazz, rock 'n' roll, but you use the same notes. At the Art of Massage we compose each massage session in response to your needs.

Doesn't matter so much...

Posted: Monday, December 10, 2012, 11:25 AM
Categories: Running store

I've been a huge fan of Fleet Feet Sports since they opened 13 years ago, and it's not because the owner, Ed Griffin, and I, happen to have been born with the same name. Nor is it because we both married women named Ellen. It's not even because my son Dan works at the store.

I have been a huge fan of theirs because they are dedicated to providing their customers with an experience that helps them reach their fitness goals. They have been our partners in the Central New York fitness community for all these years - at the Mountain Goat, Diva Night at Fleet Feet, and through mutual referrals and consultations.

It is an honor for all of us in Central New York to note that and Running Insight named Fleet Feet Syracuse the Number One Running Store in the United States at their annual Running Event last week in Austin, TX. Let's hear it for Fleet Feet Syracuse...

Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 8:02 PM
Categories: Syracuse Sandy Relief

Sandy Relief PosterCome join with your neighbors to help victims of the recent hurricane on Staten Island. This Sunday, December 2, the Spa will host a Walk and Fun Run followed by a party in Armory Square. The run begins at 2:30 and follows a 5 kilometer course through downtown to the Creekwalk, ending in Armory Square. You can see all the details on Facebook by searching for Syracuse Sandy Relief.

Come with a gift card from any major retailer (Target, Home Depot, Babies R Us, Loews) or a cash donation. Proceeds will be delivered directly to neighborhood groups working directly with people affected by the storm.

After the walk/run, come to Benjamin's on Franklin for a chair massage, buffet, raffles, and more. It will be a great time for a great cause. Join us if you can. On facebook we list charities accepting donations online, in case you are unable to make it in...