Provided by certified therapists trained in Manual Lymph Massage, our Lymphatic Drainage sessions are customized to meet the unique needs of our clients. The lymphatic system is a delicate network requiring the non-invasive, rhythmic, light, skin-stretching massage technique that helps increase the flow of fluid through the lymphatic system...
Thanks for a great review TK
I have had excellent massages from three of the therapists at Vitality. Most recently, I saw Gloria and wanted to express my gratitude. Gloria, you worked mountains of stress and pain out of my body on Friday and had an enlightening conversation in the process. I look forward to...
Kudos to Kristi for another great review
5 stars I don’t normally take the time to write reviews, but I wanted to share my experience at Vitality Spa. I can honestly say this was the best massage I’ve ever had. Everyone was super nice and the spa itself was very well set up and had a...
Great review for Kristi
I really enjoyed my massage with Kristi yesterday! I’m so glad you’ve brought her onto the team. She’s mature and she’s knows how to navigate the body and its finer points–ie, specific knots and tight areas. She’s very thorough and professional. I will definitely be glad to see her...
We have a wonderful new addition to Vitality Spa. Kristi is an experienced Licensed Massage Therapist with excellent skills and a lovely personality. Please call to schedule a massage appointment with her – you won’t be disappointed. She provides all our standard therapies as well as Manual Lymph Drainage....
Luray now available on Sundays!
We’re happy to announce that Luray Shepard is now available for Massage and Reiki on Sundays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. We also welcome her administrative help on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Vitality Spa team is so grateful for her skills and versatility!
Please welcome Delida, the newest addition to our great Vitality team.
Delida is a licensed holistic esthetician, Aveda Institute graduate and has attended the Rizzeri Aveda Institute for Beauty and The Dermal Institute in Philadelphia, PA. She is a Lightworker and healing professional with twenty years of experience, and has completed over 1800 hours of training. Delida holds internationally recognized...
Thanks, SW, for your review
Amazing massage from Lindsay! Already booked two more appointments! SW
Vitality Spa will be closed on Saturday January 29, 2022 due to the impending blizzard. We apologize for the inconvenience. We hope to be open again on Sunday, January 30, 2022 however that will depend on whether or not there is a power outage. Stay safe and warm.
Kudos for Lindsay
“My daughter recommended Lindsay for a massage ’cause I was having problems with my arm and neck. Lindsay’s experience of 17 years in the business and her vast education of exercise and sports studies world wide gave me a massage that loosened my tight muscles and offered relief 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.
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
Welcome back Lesley!
We are so excited to welcome Lesley Laudano back following her maternity leave. She will be open starting in January 2022 for a limited schedule so call the Spa or go on line to book your appointment soon.
All Vitality therapists and staff are fully vaccinated
We encourage everyone who is eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine to protect themselves and others and to help eliminate this pandemic.
Welcome Samantha Venturo, LMT
We are thrilled to welcome Samantha to Vitality Spa, adding to our incredibly talented group of massage therapists. She is joining us part-time while going to nursing school, with the goal of combining massage therapy and rehabilitation nursing to enhance the health and wellbeing of her clients. Samantha graduated...
I am thrilled to have found you and do not hesitate to recommend everyone to you!
“I have been coming to Vitality Spa now for a few years. It is my great pleasure to give Gloria my highest recommendation! She listens to the client and focuses on their personal needs. She easily adjusts to any new set of physical complaints. I always look forward to...
“I have had a handful of massages in my life, but never before experienced massage THERAPY”
“I have had a handful of massages in my life, but never before experienced massage THERAPY…until yesterday. Gloria is beyond amazing and I cannot wait to come back. I believe I told her that I’ve never experienced anything like that in my life. I am so thankful for how...
2021 Best of Old Lyme Winner
Vitality Spa is honored to have been selected as the winner for the 2021 Best of Old Lyme Awards in the category of Massage Therapists. The Old Lyme Award Program was created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of businesses and organizations in...
I, and my back, always look forward to my massage with Luray
“I, and my back, always look forward to my massage with Luray. She knows exactly where the hot spots are. The spa itself is always a friendly and pleasant place to visit”. JS
Saturday hours for Luray starting May 15, 2021!
Luray will be available on Saturdays again starting May 15th! We hope this will make it a little easier for her working clients. For those who don’t know Luray she is certified in Oncology Massage and Reiki as well as being an outstanding Vitality Signature Massage therapist. Call or...
More great reviews from happy clients
“My sister & I went to Vitality Spa and were so pleased with our experience. We weren’t sure what to expect during the Pandemic-but the staff had every precaution in place to make us feel safe. Vitality Spa is a warm, cozy space & our treatments were fantastic. We...
And even more
“I’m older and have arthritis flare ups. Lesley can pinpoint and treat problem areas. She has a particularly flowing massage technique that is just right in terms of strength, massage, relaxation and stretching. My hands and knees are always better after seeing her”. – Robert DV in Old Lyme
More great reviews
“ Luray’s incredibly calm and healing energy, combined with her expert technique transforms both the body and spirit. She’s especially attuned to one’s trouble spots, and instinctively knows how to treat. Through her healing techniques, I’ve actually felt physically fantastic the first time in years.” – Alex L in...
Enjoy our popular new 2 hour Vitality Signature Massage or Advanced Therapeutic Massage
After months of COVID hibernation it’s time to experience a two hour Vitality Signature Massage or Advanced Therapeutic Massage. Many of our clients find that 90 minutes is just not enough time. Our skilled therapists will customize the depth of pressure to your preference to improve circulation & flexibility,...
Image Jill Stranger – Spa 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.
Make a weekend out of it!
Come to Vitality Spa for an incredible Massage, a luxurious Pedicure or a sublime Facial and spend the weekend at this cozy Vrbo beach cottage in nearby Niantic https://www.vrbo.com/1352682?unitId=1911034
Another great review for Luray
“I was very pleased with my massage and the pain in my back has virtually disappeared. I will contact you if there is any flare-up or if a new problem occurs. It would be great to see you both again so I’ll look for an excuse!…” AS
FACIALS ARE BACK!!! New Guidelines allow facials – see below for more information.
We’re so pleased to announce that the State has updated COVID-19 Guidelines to include FACIALS and FACIAL WAXING! Vitality Spa continues to scrupulously follow all cleanliness and safety guidelines from both the State of Connecticut’s Department of Public Health and the American Massage Therapy Association. Schedule your Facial today!
“We have had many massages before, but Lindsay and her team at Vitality has been absolutely the tops…”
My family and I have spent the summer in Essex escaping the even higher-than-usual stresses of New York City, and a good friend strongly recommended we get massages at Vitality Spa. Thank goodness she did! Between intense years hunched over screens for work, raising two teenage boys, maintaining our...
Great review for Lesley and kudos for our COVID-19 protocols
I’m always pleased with the service at Vitality Spa, and it’s evident that you’re taking the necessary steps to prevent the spread of Covid 19 seriously and following required protocols. I felt quite safe in that regard. Lesley is lovely, she always puts me at ease and has wonderful...
New Review for Barbara Harvey
“Barbara Harvey, Thank You for the “major repair job” on my body yesterday. I gave my body a rest for the remainder of yesterday afternoon and today and hope to put it back to work (no pun intended) tomorrow cleaning up the yard. Of course, that might result in...
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