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. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Massage Therapy program at SUNY Morrisville, a member of the Advisory Committee of the Syracuse University Department of Wellness Studies. 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 Blair

Becky, a long time staff member, offers Swedish massage, sports massage, and Hot Stone Therapy. She recently gave birth to her first child, Nicholas, and is especially adept at pregnancy and post-partum massage. Ask her about our unbelievably comfortable pregnancy table! Becky is now back and working Wednesdays and Fridays, as well as the third Saturday of each month. 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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Jodi Spacek

Jodi is a 2006 graduate of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. Specializing in Swedish, Deep Tissue and Hot Stone Massage, Jodi is available Wednesday and Thursday evenings after 5:00 at the Spa at 500.

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Rachel Lucio

Rachel has been working in the spa world since 2009. A native of the Syracuse area, she attended the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. She loves Swedish massage, Hot Stone, as well as spa treatments such as paraffin for your hands and feet, salt and sugar scrubs, and mud wraps. For a spa experience that can't be beat, put yourself in Rachel's hands. You'll feel relaxed, healthier, and ready to face another day.

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Ty Marshal