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...
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
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.
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.”
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.
Qualifications: CT Licensed Massage Therapist: #9955
Kristi has been a fulltime practicing licensed massage therapist for 11 years. She trained at the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Groton, CT and advanced her education at the Source Institute of Massage Therapy & Bodywork in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, graduating in 2013.
She is a level 2 Reiki practitioner and is certified in a variety of modalities including, Manual Lymph Drainage, Restorative Stretching therapy, Oncology massage, Prenatal massage and Tuning Fork therapy.
Kristi is passionate about her career as a licensed massage therapist and enthusiastic about the many benefits that she’s able to provide for her clients through massage therapy.
Qualifications: CT Licensed Massage Therapist: #2494
Vera is a graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy.
Vera’s unique blend of Swedish, deep tissue and myofascial techniques provides relaxation and relief.
She is a nationally certified instructor and a professional member of the AMTA.
Vera’s eclectic studies include Chinese Herbal Medicine, Reiki, Shamanic Healing, Sacred Hot Stone Therapy,
Pure Essential Oil Therapy, Ear Candling, Cupping, Tui-Na/Guasha, Organic Facials, Thai Yoga Massage,
and Yoga Instruction.
With 23 years of experience, Vera is licensed and specializes in shiatsu, lymph drainage, energy balancing, reflexology, aromatherapy, and Chinese medical massage.
Her main focus is on healing the body.
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 member of the team. 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.
Advanced Therapeutic Massage This massage draws upon Lindsay’s 15 years in practice, her ongoing studies in a wide variety of eastern & western massage techniques, along with her degree in exercise & sports studies, to create a unique experience that may be intensely rehabilitative or deeply relaxing, or a...
Qualifications: Certified Esthetician
Bethany is a Licensed Esthetician and graduate of Brio Academy in Niantic, Connecticut
Beth’s passion has always been skin care and all aspects of esthetics. She sees her professional reward in making her clients feel relaxed and at ease during any spa treatment.
Beth’s growing interest in a vegan way of living has also influenced her work at Vitality.She is passionate about the Solavedi line used at the spa; made only of organic and wild-crafted food-grade ingredients.
“I love to learn new things, especially pertaining to my field. I constantly immerse myself in finding natural solutions for all my clients specific needs.”
“Our skin is the largest organ of the human body which is why I believe that we should take the extra effort to nourish it, develop knowledge of what we are exposing it to, and how to protect it.”
Beth loves working with people to help them manage the affects of lifestyle, environmental and hormonal factors on their skin. Her knowledge and experience of home-care regimes has shown in the results of fresh and clear complexions using only the most natural of products.
+ Signature Spa Ritual Mani/Pedi Combo
Enjoy the peace and quiet of a private treatment room while our innovative waterless nail ritual allows you to experience unparalleled relaxation on a heated massage table with aromatherapy eye pillow. This pedicure method is eco-friendly and ultra-sanitary, thus eliminating the risks associated with traditional pedicures and resulting in longer lasting lacquer wear.
An organic blend of essences will massage, exfoliate, hydrate and moisturize leaving your hands, nails and feet nourished and rejuvenated. Spa Ritual is a vegan nail care line with products and nail lacquers that are formulated without DBP, toulene, formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin.
110 mins, $115Book
+ Signature Spa Ritual Manicure
This signature treatment is delivered in a quiet, comfortable and private treatment room. An organic blend of essences will massage, hydrate and moisturize leaving your hands & nails nourished and rejuvenated. Spa Ritual is a vegan nail care line with products and nail lacquers that are formulated without DBP, toulene, formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin.
50 mins, $45Book
+ Healthy Hands Manicure
All the essentials for nail health including nail trimming/shaping, cuticle care and buffing. Great for those who have difficulty maintaining their own nail grooming.
35 mins, $35Book
Add “Polish Add On” as an extra service if you would like a coat of our SpaRitual Nail Polish
15 mins, $10Book
+ The Man-icure
Designed exclusively for men, the focus of this treatment is to revitalize overworked hands with cuticle care, nail trimming and rejuvenating massage designed specifically for him.
45 mins, $50Book
+ Teen Manicure
This relaxing aromatherapy hand ritual features an organic blend of essences to massage, exfoliate, hydrate and moisturize leaving your hand and nails rejuvenated. This nourishing treatment features Spa Ritual, a vegan nailcare line with products and nail lacquers that are formulated without DBP, toulene, formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin.
40 mins, $35Book
+ Signature Spa Ritual Pedicure
Enjoy the peace and quiet of a private treatment room while our innovative waterless nail ritual allows you to experience unparalleled relaxation on a heated massage table with aromatherapy eye pillow. All the features of our aromatherapy pedicure plus a nourishing Green Tea & Aloe mask and reflexology leg and foot massage complete this unique experience.
60 mins, $80Book
+ Aromatherapy Pedicure
This signature treatment is delivered in a quiet, comfortable and private treatment room. An organic blend of essences will massage, exfoliate, hydrate and moisturize leaving your feet nourished and rejuvenated. Spa Ritual is a vegan nail care line with products and nail lacquers that are formulated without DBP, toulene, formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin.
50 mins, $55Book
+ Teen Pedicure
This signature treatment is delivered in a quiet, comfortable lounge area for two with a relaxing mineral salt foot soak aromatherapy leg and foot massage, and nail ritual. An organic blend of essences will massage, exfoliate, hydrate and moisturize leaving your feet nourished and rejuvenated. Spa Ritual is a vegan nail care line with products and nail lacquers that are formulated without DBP, toulene, formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin.
50 mins, $45Book
+ Nail Grooming (Feet and Hands)
Nail trim and file; Great for those who have difficulty maintaining their own nail grooming.
35 mins, $35Book
+ Nail Grooming (Feet or Hands)
Nail trim and file; Great for those who have difficulty maintaining their own nail grooming.
20 mins, $25Book
+ Polish Change
Remove your old polish and replace it with a shiny new color!
20 mins, $15Book
Welcome, please enjoy browsing our menu of massage services. If you would like to book – scroll down to use our app – or click to book and go to our appointments page.
+ Vitality Signature Massage
A unique blend, our signature treatment is at once deeply relaxing and intensely therapeutic. From head to toe long flowing strokes are combined with targeted muscle release techniques to provide deep relaxation, renewal, and pain relief. Depth of pressure is firm yet comfortable.
Key benefits: Releases mind/body tension, decreases stress, reduces blood pressure, joint pain and muscle soreness, and relieves headaches. Improves posture, flexibility, circulation and overall skin tone, enhanced sense of well-being.
30 mins, $55 Book
60 mins, $95 Book
90 mins, $135 Book
6 pack 60 mins, $510 Book
6 pack 90 mins, $749 Book
+ Vitality Signature Facial & Body Massage
Rejuvenate your mind and your body! This extended version of our
Signature Facial includes a full body Swedish Massage.
80 min, $125 Book
+ Vitality Stone Therapy
Heated stones promote muscle relaxation and allow the therapist to
more easily access the deeper layers of tension. Aromatherapy oils may
also be incorporated into the treatment.
80 mins, $155Book
+ Deep Tissue Massage
Targeted treatment for chronic or acute muscle pain. Treatment relieves specific areas of muscle pain, tightness and imbalances. Techniques include: myofascial release, positional release, trigger point therapy and deep tissue work. Stretching is used to lengthen shortened muscles and increase joint range of motion. Corrective exercises may be incorporated to strengthen weakened areas. Depth of pressure is tailored to individual tolerance.
Key benefits: Softens and restores chronically tight muscles or spasms, breaks up scar tissue and adhesions, and increases healthy blood flow to these areas. Relieves soft tissue injuries such as muscular spasm, strains, and tendonitis.
30 mins, $65 Book
60 mins, $95 Book
90 mins, $135 Book
6 pack of 60 mins massages, $510Book
12 pack of 60 mins massages, $920Book
+ Medical Massage
Used post-injury or post-surgically, a variety of massage techniques are employed to soften and restore chronically tight muscles and spasm due to compensation patterns. This massage stretches muscle fibers and the surrounding fascia, breaks down scar tissue and adhesions, and increases circulation for faster healing. Please wear loose fitting clothing.
30 mins, $65Book
60 mins, $110Book
90 mins, $145Book
+ Sports Massage
An integral part of your training program, treatment is targeted to sport-specific overused muscles to relieve pain, tightness and imbalances while improving flexibility, preventing injury, and speeding recovery time. Please bring loose fitting clothing for stretching.
Key benefits: Relieves soft tissue injuries such as muscular spasm, strains, and tendonitis. Aids in achieving greater overall flexibility, balance and strength for faster recovery, reducing incidence of injury, and increasing participation in whatever your “sport.”
50 mins, $95 Book
80 mins, $135 Book
+ Pregnancy Massage
Designed to target the specific challenges of pregnancy, this treatment reduces stress, aches and pains, relieves swelling and enhances mood.
100% safe for mother & child.
Key benefits: Reduces stress, relieves aches and pains in muscles and joints – specifically low back, neck, hips & legs, increases blood and lymph to help reduce swelling in arms and legs, enhances pliability of the skin, enhances mood, comforts & provides emotional support during pregnancy.
80 mins, $135Book
+ Myofascial Release Massage
Myofascial Release is a highly specialized stretching technique used as part of a holistic, therapeutic approach to the treatment of the system of tissues and muscles in the body. Facia is a thin tissue which covers all the structures in the body including muscles, nerves, vessels, and bones. MFR allows our therapists to evaluate, identify, and treat fascial restrictions. These restrictions can be caused by numerous factors, such as trauma, musculoskeletal conditions, repetitive stress syndrome, and poor posture.
Key benefits: MFR can be used to treat pain and increase mobility in our clients with a wide range of conditions, including fibromyalgia, back pain and neck pain. Vitality therapists are experienced in sports and deep tissue massage and a number of sports injuries can be treated and prevented with MFR such as repetitive strain injuries, muscular imbalances, which lead to overuse in isolated joints, and faulty movement patterns. We find that an increasing number of athletes have found MFR to be helpful in regaining pelvic alignment, and in achieving optimal competitive performance.
30 mins, $65Book
+ Chair Massage
Chair Massage is a convenient way to address specific neck and back tensions. Great for those “on the go,” no need to disrobe.
+ Craniosacral Massage
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, noninvasive method of evaluating and enhancing the function of the body through the craniosacral system which includes the sacrum, the spine, and head. Developed by John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, this manual therapy enhances the body’s natural healing processes and has proven effective in treating a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
30mins: $65, 60mins: $95Book
+ Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Technique
This barefoot massage technique uses deep compression effleurage strokes that glide over the body. The resulting movement may help relieve pain resulting from chronic soft-tissue damage. Correct application will provide deep relaxation while stretching chronic shortened muscles of the body. Bars are used above the head for leverage, and lubricant is essential for its application. [This therapy was developed by massage therapist Ruthie Piper Hardee in 1995 as a result of her own scoliosis and disk pain associated with bending over the table to deliver deep-tissue massage.] Correct application of two-footed strokes near the spine creates a “push, pull, pumping” effect on the intervertebral disc space and can relieve irritation on the spinal nerve. No anxiety should result from this application, and client range of comfort is maintained at all times..
Single Session, $95Request Appointment
+ Home Massage Visits
For those whose condition does not allow them to visit the spa or where a client would prefer to have a massage at their home, we do offer a home visit service.
Price on RequestRequest Appointment
+ Thai Yoga Therapy
Thai massage involves peripheral stimulating, meaning it acts as an external stimulant to produce specific internal effects. This point serves as the main division between Thai and Western massage. Thai massage is practiced on a firm mat on the floor instead of on a table, instrumental in the effective use of the practitioner’s body weight. Except for the feet, the client remains fully clothed, so draping is not necessary.
Single Session $195Request Appointment
+ Hand & Foot Pamper
This ultra hydrating hand massage and foot treatment uses 100% natural plant-based emollients. Our “Be Well” blend of Green Tea & Aloe pure essential oils along with a silk polishing scrub will leave your hands & feet feeling soft and nourished.
We require our Estheticians to undertake over 600hrs of training in order for them to meet the standards you expect from Vitality Spa. Nufree is the gold standard in hair removal and is carried by thousands of professional salons throughout the world. Nufree is a Medical Grade soy-based resin...
People looking to fend off the winter blues may find relief by integrating massage therapy into their health maintenance routine. Shorter days and colder temperatures leave many Americans feeling depressed and lethargic, yet studies show that regular massages improve mood and reset circadian rhythms, leading to better sleep and...
Qualifications: CT Licensed Massage Therapist: #000974
Barbara graduated from Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (CCMT) in Newington, CT in 1988 and has been a practicing massage therapist since that time. Barbara is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and a licensed massage therapist in the State of CT.
She is certified in Lymphatic Drainage and Mother Massage: Massage During Pregnancy. She earned Hot Stone massage certification through Carollanne Crichton at Solavedi Organics in Guilford, CT. Her continuing education includes: Craniosacral Therapy Level I, Sports Massage, and Myofascial and Visceral Release. Barbara has taught prenatal partner massage at Backus Hospital, and worked as an assistant teacher at CCMT for several years. She practiced massage therapy in the New Haven area working with both chiropractic and naturopathic practitioners as well as in a day spa setting.
Barbara was a co-owner of Mystic Therapeutic Massage in Mystic from 2001 until 2015. During this time, she was drawn toward treating elderly and health-challenged clients both in home and in inpatient facilities. Over the years, she has volunteered at many local charity events including the Terri Brodeur breast cancer walk, Angel Ride, and Tour de Lyme, among others.
Since moving to Niantic in 2015 Barbara has continued to practice massage in various settings from Stonington to Old Lyme, CT. She is passionate about self-care and massage therapy and believes it should be part of everyone’s wellness regimen. Her extensive experience and training allows her to customize each massage session to suit the client’s specific needs.