Vera is great!

I’d love to reinforce the positive feedback I gave you briefly yesterday after my massage with Vera: Vera was wonderful with me! First of all, her manner is mature and respectful, not insisting on personal chat, which is always a relief for the client (who often just wants to...

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.


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 Luray Shepard BA, LMT – Licensed Massage Therapist, Spa Manager

Qualifications: CT Licensed Massage Therapist: #8597


Luray received her BA in Psychology from Loyola College in MD and has worked in the social service field for the past twenty years.

After observing the benefits of massage on a terminally ill family member, she decided on a career transition. “It was during that hour session my cousin felt “normal” and her pain was alleviated for hours after. I want to be able to give that peace of mind to people.”

reserve1000Luray graduated with academic achievement from CT Center for Massage Therapy in Groton.

She has advanced training in oncology massage, which allows her to modify sessions for clients with cancer and cancer histories, from the robust to medically frail.

Luray is a Level 2 Certified Reiki Practitioner and taken Visionary Craniosacral Classes 1 & 2.

Her empathetic nature and understanding of people help clients relax while receiving a therapeutic massage blending her extensive training and natural intuitive style.


Image Katie Carpionato – Certified Reflexologist

Experiencing positive results from reflexology almost 10 years ago, Katie became passionate about the therapy, believing that the deep relaxation that reflexology initiates, truly helps the body’s healing process.

Katie completed extensive training with The Center for Universal Reflexology in Wolcott, CT in 2011. Followed by her initial training to become nationally certified with the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB).

She studied and completed additional training with Laura Norman Hand Reflexology. Part of the Reflexology Association of America (RAA) and also studied with Dorthe Krogsgaard and Peter Lund Frandsen of the Danish Reflexologists Association (FDZ), certified tutors of Nerve Reflexology through MNT-NR International.

Katie is now a full time practicing therapist in RI and CT; providing reflexology with the Center for Healthcare Integration (CHI) at Backus Hospital and the Center for Hospice Care in Norwich CT. Katie is currently continuing her education for massage therapy at the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy.

Please call 860-434-1792 for appointment