Image Lindsay Eisensmith – Owner, Founder & Integrative Wellness Therapist

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.

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.

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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

Image Lesley Laudano BSc, LMT – Spa Director

Qualifications: LMT, BSc 
- CT Licensed Massage Therapist: #6324

vitalitybutton-reserveappointmentnowLesley 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.

“professional – warm and calming persona”

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...

Quote Great Reviews for Beth!

Hello! 

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

Image Solavedi Organic Skincare

Solavedi600+BODY+BUTTERS (1)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!

Image Our Vision & Mission

“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

Our Vision:

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

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How to Spa – a Quick Guide

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...

Image Jill Stranger – Business Manager

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.

Quote Luray: Everything was great!

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!”

Image Live Long Live Well

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.

Quote Lindsay’s space is immaculate … Alison Duxbury

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!

Quote I am maintaining my quality of life …

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.

Quote One word: Relaxing! Nikki gave a … CBN

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!

Quote I met Nikki, and my shoulders dropped an inch … SWR

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!!

Quote Thanks Lesley, I’ll certainly come and see you again … KE

“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”

Quote the customer service was fantastic … MC

“I loved my experience here. Everything was very neat and comforting, and the customer service was fantastic. I also love that there is an online booking option with timely email notifications. I will definitely be back!”

Quote Lindsay thanks for your magic hands, your expertise, and your caring … MM

Hi Lindsay, Just to let you know the work you did on my neck made a tremendous improvement. There is little or no pain when I turn my head to the right. Thanks for your magic hands,your expertise, and your caring.

Quote Thank you Vitality Spa for getting my son back in action … MLB

“Thank you Vitality Spa for getting my son back in action for his senior year’s pre-season soccer week. He pulled a back muscle and was really hurting for 8-10 days. One session and he feels like new – THANK YOU!”

Quote Thanks Lesley, and Lindsay! Fantastic! :) … Al Lyman

I came in for my first visit to Vitality Spa yesterday, looking for a very specific deep tissue massage, and Lesley was fantastic in giving me exactly what I wanted and needed. Loved the vibe of the new space, and can’t wait to get back, which I am next week, to have Leslie continue to work on these old fibrotic legs!
Thanks Lesley, and Lindsay! Fantastic! 🙂

Quote Fantastic therapists … Dr Strecker

“Fantastic therapists at Vitality! We recommend them to all our clients. :-)”

Quote Thank you so much! Great massage yesterday at Vitality … FH

“Thank you so much! Great massage yesterday at Vitality. Not only did she do a great job working around my recent hip replacement but she truly relieved the pain of my calves and feet. Not to mention an awesome hand massage too. A much relieved and heartfelt THANK YOU!!!!”

Quote The massage I had today with Nikki was restorative and fabulous … DH

“The massage I had today with Nikki was restorative and fabulous. My mother had previously had a massage with her and highly recommended her. I now know why. Thank you very much.”

Quote I could not be more pleased with my experience this afternoon … JH

“I could not be more pleased with my experience this afternoon. I’m happy you suggested I let you know. Jessica was very pleasant, and very knowledgeable about products which was a great help since I have several allergies. The “express” model is perfect. I will certainly be back.”