8195 Cazenovia Road (Route 92)
Manlius, NY 13104
Manlius Massage Day Spa is located in the Millstone Building in Manlius, NY. It is a clean and comfortable no frills setting with an emphasis on deep tissue therapeutic massage, relaxation therapy and the latest skincare technology.
The two therapists that I met (Darcie and Lake) were super friendly and personable. Darcie greeted me and offered me bottled water as I began to fill out my pre-treatment medical form.
The treatment menu consists of therapeutic massage, hot stone therapy, skincare, waxing and body treatments/steam therapy. A 60 minute therapeutic massage is $65.
As a first time client, I had a complimentary Express Facial (30 minutes) with Lake and a complimentary 30 minute massage with Darcie, which I upgraded to an hour long full body massage for $40.
The massage began with Darcie placing hot packs across my shoulders and back. The packs stayed in place throughout the lower body massage, which was a treat. I immediately noticed the massage table was very cushioned and really comfortable and it was covered in a down or down alternative comforter in addition to sheets. It felt like a great bed at a luxury hotel. The massage was great. An hour goes by so fast!
I loved my 30 minute Express Facial with Lake, a Paramedical Aesthetician who was trained at the Aesthetic Science Institute. The facial consisted of steam, basic cleansing with products from Rhonda Allison, enzymes, a facial massage, and a mask. While the mask was working, Lake covered my face with gauze. Then she used cold ice globes, which provided a cool finishing touch to my skin.
Ice globes are made from Pyrex glass and are filled with an anti-freeze solution and then stored in the freezer. The Aesthetician uses them by applying a rolling motion over the face at the end of a treatment. I loved this portion of the treatment and had never experienced it before.
Oxygen ending – At the end of the treatment, Lake used a machine that sprays atomized moisture onto my skin using a stream of pressurized oxygen. It felt moist and cool and was a surprisingly pleasant ending to a great express facial.
I was sent home with package of carry on size Rhonda Allison Healthy Aging System products for normal to oily skin to try. I look forward to testing the Pumpkin Cleanser, Pumpkin Rinse, Growth Factor Serum, Antioxidant Complex Serum and SPF30 Sunscreen.
I really enjoyed having back-to-back treatments. The Express Facial was a nice complement to the full body massage. I must have been totally blissed out, because I left without paying for my massage upgrade and without leaving a much deserved gratuity for my therapists. As you can imagine, I was horrified when I got to my car and discovered my error! I immediately corrected my blunder and returned to the spa with payment in hand. We had a good laugh about it, but it made me wonder – Is “spa and dash” anywhere near as common as “dine and dash”? I sure hope not!