The Mission of the Spa at 500

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.

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.

Therapist About the Therapist
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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, he is the author of several books and writes regularly for the Syracuse New Times. 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 475-9164.

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Rebecca Cousineau

Becky, 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 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".

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Tim Bryant

Tim, a Brooklyn native, graduated from the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in 2001. He began his career as a massage therapist working for several high end spas in Manhattan, learning a variety of treatment modalities. He moved back to the Syracuse area in 2005, when he began working at The Art of Massage. Tim is a master of Esalen massage and hot stone therapy. Over the years he has developed an interest in helping individuals to overcome the experiences of trauma and/or grief and removing emotional blockages through touch therapy. Tim was the founding Director of Spa Services for the Spa at 500. As of January, 2011, Tim is on leave to pursue his studies in public health at Syracuse University. He hopes to return in the fall to work with the Spa's "Center for Compassionate Touch", a non-profit program to provide massage and bodywork to people dealing with trauma, grief and loss.

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Courtney Falanga

Spa Director Courtney Falanga is also a certified Extreme eyelash extension stylist. You can reach her Monday through Saturday at the Spa Desk 315-475-9164 to schedule your appointment or order a gift certificate. Friendly, courteous, and efficient, Courtney will make sure your Spa experience meets and exceeds your expectations.

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Mary Kleberg

Mary serves the Art of Massage as the Supervisor for Massage Therapy. A Licensed Massage Therapist for more than a decade, she worked with the Art of Massage at Syracuse University for many years. Now the proud mother of twins, she handles the front desk and scheduling for the Art of Massage on Mondays through Thursdays. Questions about massage therapy? Need to set up an appointment? Call Mary today - 315-475-9164.

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Margaret Coon, LMT

Since Margaret joined our staff she has quickly become a favorite to many people dealing with back and neck pain and other traumas. She loves working with families, including young children. A graduate of Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage and a licensed massage therapist since 2013, Margaret is an avid listener. Her engaging, friendly personality carries over into her massage work. Whether you want relaxation, pain relief, or a sports massage, Margaret will listen to you and help you to feel better.

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Amy VanDreason

Amy 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 be pampered. She offers orthopedic sports massage and also relaxation massage. Amy is available Mondays and Tuesdays 10 AM - 2 PM, call 475-9164 to schedule an appointment.