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.
The elegance of the setting and the quality of our experienced massage therapists combine for an experience you won’t forget.
Abigail Montgomery is a 2017 graduate of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. She was the winner of the perseverance award at graduation, an honor she is most proud of. Abigail is a dancer at heart, an artist and a passionate seeker of knowledge. She describes her technique as using intuition and balanced loving energy to support transformational shifts in her clients.
Kerry is a lifelong Syracuse resident, a graduate of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage, and SUNY ESF, where she earned her Bachelor’s in Science. She has always felt called to positions of service, and before becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist, she worked as an advocate for fair housing and people with special needs. While firmly rooted in functional and structural anatomy, her massage practice is also heavily influenced by eastern schools of thought. East and west is not a dichotomy, but rather complementary parts of a whole. Health and well-being, she believes, can be achieved by understanding and addressing the needs of the individual. When not practicing massage, Kerry enjoys a good novel, traveling near-or-far, enjoying live music, and spending quality time with cherished family and friends.
Eric has been a Licensed Massage Therapist working in the Buffalo area since 2014. A graduate of Jamesville Dewitt High School, OCC, and the New York Institute of Massage. Eric recently returned home to continue his massage career. He specializes in Deep Tissue and Sports Massage.
Ed Griffin-Nolan began his career as a massage therapist working out of his home on the southwest side of Syracuse in 1997. For the past 15 years he has put his heart and soul into developing the Spa as a haven for you to relax, restore, and renew yourself. Massage is an ancient art that can heal traumas and soothe the aches and pains in our bodies. He believes that the Spa is also a presence and a practice that can bring peace and harmony into our city and our world.
In 2007, along with Timothy Bryant, Ed took on the restoration of the mansion on West Onondaga Street, creating not only a luxurious spa but a model of neighborhood revival that continues to this day. The Spa welcomes everyone. We help world class and every day athletes keep in shape. We can help you learn to care for your body and reduce the impact of stress.
We assist bereaved families through the CompassionNet Program. We help military veterans referred by the VA work through the hidden wounds of war. We host yoga classes for people living with disabilities. The Spa remains an unfolding dream. We look forward to enhanced exercise programs and yoga resuming in the near future. Let us know how we can serve you and the community.
“Gifted hands. When my massage is done I feel like a new person, so relaxed and able to take on the world. Making you glad you requested the service. Can’t wait for my next first class five star massage!”
“I always love coming to the spa. The mansion is beautiful, the music soothing. Everyone is so lovely.”
“I can’t seem to find the right words to express how grateful I am to the Spa 500 and Art of Massage for keeping my mind and body healthy. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.”
Elizabeth (Lizzy) Boyke
"This was my first visit to The Art of Massage. They are located in a lovely old house which is full of character. The staff was friendly, the room I was in was large and yet cozy. I had a wonderful experience.”
"Always a pleasure to visit Spa at 500! Everyone is always very professional and friendly, and it's a very relaxing atmosphere as soon as you come in the door.”
"I always love to visit the Art of Massage Spa at 500 because everyone is always so friendly, everything is always very clean, and the ambiance is wonderful. It is always an excellent, relaxing experience.”
"All the staff are warm and friendly. Architecture is beautiful and it's ambience is relaxed and inviting.This diamond in the rough is truly a gem.”