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 workout routines as best we can, and now navigating through the stresses of Covid and work-from-home, there is definitely a toll taken on the body and mind. We have had many massages before, but Lindsay and her team at Vitality has been absolutely the tops! Lindsay’s years of experience in both body mechanics and massage clearly our experience with Lindsay differentiate her, as she is able to analytically understand (and explain) which muscles, joints and tendons are causing our bodies’ pain and tenderness, and more importantly intuitively knows how to remedy them with her strong, experienced hands. The result was unbelievably restorative and relaxing massages that left us feeling better for days. She even gave us customized stretches and posture suggestions to take home, to help us keep our chronic problems from returning afterwards. The setting is amazing, and they have mastered the balance of creating a relaxing, almost Zen-like experience while also having perhaps the most proactive approach to Covid-protective cleanliness and safety of any business we’ve seen. If that sounds like an exaggeration, it’s not. I don’t say this lightly – this is one of the better massage experiences you will find. R.D.