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Qualifications: LMT, BSc - CT Licensed Massage Therapist: #6324
Lesley graduated magna cum laude from Colby-Sawyer College in 2007, where she received her B.S. in Exercise Science and was presented with the Baccalaureate Award for demonstrating the highest degree of dedication and excellence in her field of study.
Lesley began her career at the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy – the most highly accredited school in the state, graduating in 2010 with honors for academic and hands-on excellence. As a former collegiate athlete and “red shirt” member of the award winning CT Sports Massage Team, she values the importance of stretching and range of motion and will often incorporate these techniques into her sessions.
Lesley joined Vitality in 2010 and in addition to her talents as a dedicated massage therapist, her calm demeanor, intelligence and sense of humor have made her a trusted and indispensable Spa Director. Her intuitive approach makes anyone she works with – clients or colleagues – feel good. So whether you are seeking stress reduction or deep tissue bodywork, Lesley’s warm and gentle approach, combined with her sports science background translate to deeply therapeutic and restorative massage sessions.
Vitality Spa Team-
Fantastic massage on Wednesday allowed me to have a wonderful T-day celebration and great weekend with family and friends.
Thanks so much!
Hello Vitality Spa Team, As a belated birthday gift to myself, I had the Vitality Signature Facial yesterday and loved it! Beth Chinigo was my therapist, a skilled professional with a warm and calming persona. The products Beth applied and massaged on my face smelled delicious. All my cares...
I am sorry I am a week late with this but the spa ritual pedicure I had with Beth was the most relaxing pedicure I’ve ever experienced! I am on my feet for most of the week and not always choosing the most comfortable footwear, but feet and my calves felt brand new afterwards. I loved the variety of polish colors! Beth did such a nice job making me feel at ease. It was nice to lay back and relax in the comfort of my own private room. Thanks Beth, I will be back soon! KM
The Solavedi Organic skincare range made by Carollanne Crichton has been our long term partner here at Vitality. We do what we do best and Carollanne does what she does best; everything we stock from Solavedi is made locally (no own-labelling of someone else’s products here!).
All Solavedi products are made from 100% Organic, food-grade or wildcrafted ingredients and Carollanne can probably tell you which farm or even which field they came from too!
Vitality reserves the right to cancel a program (workshop or training) at any time. If Vitality cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. No refunds or credits are issued for activities cancelled due to weather or any other Act of God. Every effort will be made to...
Yeh! Thanks to those of you who nominated us for The New London Day Reader’s Poll, 2016 Contest. That was the first stage. If we want our staff to be recognized as the best in New London County we need your vote. Please click here to cast your vote. You...
Vitality Spa Health History – please click to download and complete
When we decided to purchase and renovate our new premises in Old Lyme, there was only one company – Erik Block Design & Build we considered for their quality, their vision and their shared philosophies.
“The Doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of
the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” – Thomas Edison
A haven and Sangha where like-minded, soul-centered
healing professionals inspire and support your wellness journey.
Our Mission is to:
educate, empower and inspire our community and beyond to
Practice Wellness & Live With Vitality
First of all WELCOME! Whether you are a practitioner, an expert in your field or someone who has a passion that they would like to share – we would like to talk to you. Download a hard copy of our Program Guidelines HERE Download a copy of our Course...
At Vitality Spa we aim to exceed your expectations. We strive to give you the best possible spa experience by utilizing the highest quality organic products and customizing our treatments to address your individual needs. Our professional spa staff will assist you in determining which spa treatments are right...
Qualifications: D.CIM, MBA
Sarah is a graduate of the Newcastle University School of Business. Her career has spanned over 25 years of marketing and brand development in the manufacturing and construction industries; internal and external communications in the public sector; media and crisis management in the healthcare industry and stakeholder development in the not-for-profit sector.
She developed and implemented cross-organizational internal and external communications strategies in the UK’s National Health Service and held various top level board positions in Communications and Organizational Development. Whilst her career moved away from “hands-on” communications, the spin-out and subsequent sale of her husband’s company to Pfizer Inc. brought her to the USA. There she was able to return to her professional roots and passion, working with entrepreneurial-style SMEs as a strategic marketing consultant and web designer.
From there she met Lindsay when she was moving Vitality Spa to Lyme Street and the rest is history. It is ironic that Sarah’s first role was in the marketing department of one of the world’s leading distillers of Essential Oils!
Jill has worked as a business manager in the healthcare field for many years.
Her experience working at a naturopathic office led to her belief that optimum health can only be achieved by attending to the nourishment of body, mind and spirit. Personal experience with the benefits of therapeutic massage and acupuncture gave Jill an understanding of how valuable alternative healthcare is to overall health and wellness.
Joining the Vitality team brings to fruition her dream of working in a professional environment where the health and well-being of everyone, including staff, is valued and incorporated into the philosophy and mission of the spa.
Jill will turn her hand to any aspect of Spa Management and brings a wealth of customer service experience to Vitality. Her methodic approach is balanced by a “wicked” sense of humor developed from her travels and upbringing in England and South Africa.
When she is not at Vitality, Jill can often be found hanging out with her grandchildren.
Great Reviews again – here for Luray: “Everything was great, as always. I don’t plan massages too often, but I have been coming to Vitality for years. Everyone is always very professional and polite, and I always leave feeling so much better! Thank you!”
Live Long, Live Well has always been my guiding philosophy; it is one that has shaped my life and inspired my business.
But as I have developed Vitality Spa I have come to the belief that wellness is not just about the absence of illness; it isn’t about a prescribed set of rules or a list of shoulds and should nots, it’s about a journey and a practice. It’s about being at ease in your space, with your body, with your attitude and with your environment.
Wellness is about having the mental, physical and emotional fitness to enjoy your life in a way that is in line with your goals, hopes, dreams and values. Most importantly wellness is personal and wellness is relative.
Wellness is a word that describes you, doing your best. Wellness is your life at a balanced optimum. Wellness is health in the deepest and broadest sense of the word. It is a practice, and a process. It requires patience and persistence. Wellness embraces your entire being, accepts you as you are, and loves you unconditionally. Wellness walks with you.
This is my favorite definition of wellness; beautiful and inspiring, yet it is so esoteric that many of us need a more structured approach to tackling the challenges which prevent us from enjoying life.
I like the University of Western Alabama’s approach to Wellness and Wellbeing, which is to think about overall “wellness” as managing and being educated in eight core components: Emotional, Financial, Intellectual, Physical, Social, Spiritual, Time Management, and Work (paid or unpaid). A lack of balance in any one (or for most of us in all) of these components can lead to one big problem: stress.
As we learn more about the negative impact that stress has on our bodies, the more important we realize it is to manage these components of our lives in order to mitigate the damage. So, where does that leave us? What can we do today to help us to Live Long and Live Well?
It is vital that we make time for ourselves to recharge: getting adequate sleep, proper nutrition, daily meditation or yoga, exercising in nature, and massage therapy are all excellent tools to help you relax and rejuvenate body, mind and spirit. Living a healthy balanced lifestyle is key, but it doesn’t have to be about deprivation and giving up everything you love; it’s about having the information to help you make positive decisions about your health and wellbeing.
Qualifications: B.Sc., LMT, CES
CHHC – Integrative Wellness Therapist & Ayurvedic Practitioner
Master Therapist CT Massage License: #4402
Corrective Exercise Specialist
Lindsay founded Vitality Spa & Wellness in 2005 as the first wellness center in our community. Now her professionalism and vision have come together to expand her already successful venture into new, significantly expanded and custom-designed premises at Davis Road.
I am passionate about what we are doing here at Vitality, Bodywork is an essential investment in your health, just like exercise, adequate sleep, proper nutrition and plenty of water.
Lindsay received her degree in Exercise & Sports Studies from Smith College (2001), and her Personal Trainer / Corrective Exercise Specialist certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (2000).
From there, her interest in the optimal performance of the human body led her to study massage at the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (2005), the most highly accredited school in the state, where she graduated at the head of her class.
Her research on cardiovascular exercise was published by the Journal of Strength & Conditioning (2006), and her case-study on the Effectiveness of Massage Therapy in treating TMJ Dysfunction was published by the Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies (2007). Read the abstract.
READ MORE ABOUT Lindsay
On a continual quest to advance her wellness education, Lindsay went on to study at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (2010) becoming a Holistic Health Counselor and member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
The culmination of these pursuits came in 2010 when she created Vitality Spa. Rooted in the Japanese belief that Longevity & Vitality are your greatest wealth, her team of expert therapists redefine your spa experience, fusing intuition with advanced technical skills to create your customized experience through results-driven massage and facial therapies combined with the powerful health benefits of relaxation and stress reduction. Our tranquil environment appeals to both men and women seeking a therapeutic oasis to enhance overall wellness, longevity & Vitality.
Read more about her philosophy – Practice Wellness
Lindsay’s space is immaculate, tasteful and calming. I look forward to my next massage and pampering session. I always leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated!
I am 86 and get around just fine, but for the last twenty years I have been be-deviled by sciatica and degenerative bone disease in the second lumbar vertebra of my back. I have tried various pills to manage the pain, which comes on after I am inactive for two hours and especially at night. But such medications only mask the problem and leave me feeling sedated. I have had much greater success with massage therapy. I see Lindsay Eisensmith, a licensed therapist, every other week for one hour, during which she works on my back from my neck to my toes, with special attention to the sacro-iliac area. She brings to her treatment sessions a thorough knowledge of how the nerves and muscles work and a pair of strong, thorough hands that can be as probing or as gentle as needed. I leave each treatment with all discomfort gone, and she restores my circulation to a point where I feel ten years younger. I move about the house doing chores, work in the garden, feeling like my old self, and I sleep better at night. Gradually my demons come creeping back again, but we are holding them at bay without medication. Most important of all, with Lindsay’s help I am maintaining my quality of life successfully.
One word: Relaxing! What a beautiful, peaceful spa with modern yet soothing decor. Great location very close to I-95. The heated massage table made me want to move right in. Nikki gave a fantastically relaxing massage. I can’t wait to go back!
Oh my gosh, I walked in and my shoulders dropped an inch, just from the smell. I met Nikki, and they dropped another inch…by the time I left, I think I was in a “happy coma”. Pressure was perfect, the bed was cozy and warm. There was nothing that could have been better, oh well maybe next time I’ll go for a 90 minute, rather than 60!!
“What a fabulous Spa, I have been having trouble with a neck problem for way too long, previous massages back home in the UK were great but did not sort the problem out. Lesley worked extremely hard with a deep tissue sports massage and for the first time in months I did not have to sleep with my pillow supporting my neck! Thanks Lesley, I’ll certainly come and see you again when in Old Lyme”