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.
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.
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.
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!