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Spa Review: Skana Spa and The Lodge at Turning Stone (Verona, NY) August 22, 2011

Guest Suite at THe Lodge at Turning Stone

In Verona, thirty miles and just a few Thruway exits east of Syracuse, The Lodge at Turning Stone is a haven among the dizzying array of activity at The Turning Stone Resort Casino. The Lodge squashes the notion of what a typical casino hotel is like. With its separate entrance, complementary valet parking, and refreshingly smoke-free environment, you just might forget that it’s connected by attached walkway to the rest of the bustling casino resort. This is super convenient if you want to take in a show at the Showroom, dine in one of the abundant restaurants, attend an event at The Events Center or if you can’t resist the lure and excitement of the gaming opportunities.

My sister and I are overnights guests at the resort – no husbands and kids allowed.  It’s our first sister’s getaway and it’s so convenient – halfway between our homes in Syracuse and Utica – that it just might not be our last.

Double queen guest suite, The Lodge at Turning Stone

The glitz-free guest rooms at The Lodge have a subtle masculine feel. They have quite possibly thought of every amenity: there is even a full-sized golf umbrella in the closet. All 96 suites are spacious – the smallest at 550 square feet – and many feature balconies or terraces.  Frosted glass French doors separate the bedroom from the invitingly spacious living room with cozy seating options.  The smart layout of the pass-through bathroom features a dual-headed shower, soaking tub, a trendy vessel sink and a full spectrum of heavenly scented bath products from L’Occitane. Plush bedding, warm woodwork and pops of rich crimson create an inviting respite you’ll look forward to returning to each evening.

The welcoming open design of the great room is almost completely surrounded by windows, creating a sense of airiness and grandeur.  Beautiful views overlook the golf course and the pristinely manicured garden in all of its spring glory. This is the heart of The Lodge where you’ll find nooks for reading, lounging, casual conversations or relaxing by the fireplace.

At turn down, soft music plays (The Only Real Thing, by Mark Kelso), slippers are placed bedside and the ice bucket is filled. Instead of traditional chocolates, our bedside table contains a dream catcher, said to move freely in the night air and grab dreams as they pass by; the bad dreams get tangled in the netting and perish with the first light of day.

If you’re staying at The Lodge, Skaná Spa (skah-nah) is just a short stroll from your guest room.  If you’re staying at one of the resorts other three lodging options, it’s an easy walk from anywhere on the property.  Day guests are welcome at the spa too.

Skaná is the Oneida word for “peace” and peace and tranquility are exactly what you’ll find. Prepare to be spoiled here: the spa attendants are among the friendliest in the industry. They will take excellent care of you and nurture you throughout your entire visit.  Plan to spend the good part of a day at Skaná – sauntering from the herbal infused steam room to a cooling shower, to the sweat-lodge inspired sauna and light-filled whirlpool in a prescribed five-step circuit that detoxifies, opens pores and relaxes you before or after your treatment.

The beauty of visiting Skaná on a Friday afternoon is that I have it mostly to myself.  It’s a busy graduation weekend at local colleges and multi-generational families are taking full advantage of all that the resort has to offer, proof-positive that luxury can be family friendly.

Inspired by the natural surroundings and the Oneida Nation culture, not a single detail at Skaná deviates from this theme. Nature is evident everywhere you look:  In the botanical print fabric on the lounge chairs, in the artwork adorning the walls, in the frosted glass embossed with leaves and the botanical print wallpaper and curtains.

Skana Spa

Even the chandeliers represent blossoming florals. The centerpiece of the bright and airy spa lobby, surrounded by windows, is a spectacular circular fireplace.  Everything is designed circularly and curvy to mimic nature.

Amenities are first rate: Okab spa sandals – loved for their comfort, fit and superior slip-protection in the wet areas of the spa, spa robes the color of golden-hued sand and the nourishing healthy spa snacks.  The infused spa water changes with the seasons; if you time your visit right, you might get to try the strawberry water (recipe below) served in conjunction with Strawberry Festival, an annual event in the Oneida Annual Calendar of Thanksgiving.  Hungry spa goers can refuel on dried fruit & nut mix, fresh fruit, bottled water and Native American teas.

Light-filled whirlpool at Skana Spa

For an over-the-top experience, schedule time in the ultra-private VIP lounge at Skaná. You’ll enjoy access to a gated herb garden, a lounge area with a hidden flat screen TV, side-by-side deep soaking tubs, a shower à deux, your own steam room and sauna and treatment room for two.

I’m wondering how my therapist, Michael, will react when I tell him that I won’t be joining him in the hallway outside the treatment room.  After all, he did tell me to relax and take as much time as I need before hopping off the treatment table and slipping back into my robe.  I’m going to recommend that he just wheel the warm and cozy massage table right into the relaxation lounge, with me still ensconced in it’s many layers of plush comfort.  I’m not trying to be difficult, but the eighty-minute poultice massage I just experienced has left me completely relaxed and quite possibly incapable of carrying on with my day.

The prior afternoon, my strong and intuitive therapist, Valerie, escorted me to a spacious two-room treatment suite for a White Pine Foot and Body Treatment.  My treatment began with a foot soak in Bourbon Vanilla Foaming Bath Milk. A medley of heated towels was placed over my eyes, under my neck and on my feet.  I was spritzed with cooling lavender and honey mist and then scrubbed from fingertips to toes with Kerstin Florian’s Turkish Scrub with Eucalyptus. A full body massage with Deep Forest oil followed, formulated with pine and a luscious blend of other essential oils. The Oneida people honor the pine tree as the Great Tree of Peace and the oil is valued for alleviating fatigue and mental exhaustion. At Skaná Spa, one treatment is more luscious than the next.

Our eight-course dinner at Wildflowers was an extravagant indulgence.  It’s an extraordinary dining experience the caliber of which is normally only found in large cosmopolitan cities. The delightful company of Loretta Taylor, Spa Director at Turning Stone, enhanced our meal. A personalized scroll menu, steamed hand towels between courses and an intermezzo of lemon sorbet created a dining experience that we won’t soon forget. Service is crisp and efficient with a welcome lack of formality, pulling out all the stops to ensure that every element of this culinary event is at it’s finest. Our dinner server, Jason, entertained us by reciting the menu as if performing a monologue on stage, pausing at all the right moments for questions.

Soft Shell Crab at Wildflowers Restaurant, The Lodge at Turning Stone

Diners can expect the freshest available local ingredients on a menu that changes rapidly with the growing season. The five pepper crusted bone in filet mignon is buttery tender; the asparagus & morel mushroom salad meaty and earthy. The sweet and subtly briny flavor of the at-the-moment, delightfully in-season soft shell crab can only be found a few weeks out of the year.  The menu describes the Wildflowers Salad as beets, beets & more beets with chicory salad.   A combination you probably hadn’t considered: beet ice cream, beet glass, and brilliantly colored beets in white, red and purple is part culinary theatre and part cinematic performance by the chef and wait staff.

Other highlights from our dining experience:

  • Amuse bouche course, fried steelhead over risotto
  • Foie Gras Torchon with infused rhubarb, Melba toast & fresh berries.  The foie gras had an extraordinarily rich and smooth texture with a creamy mouthfeel
  • Five pepper crusted bone in filet mignon with asparagus & morel mushroom salad
  • Sweet and succulent scallops
  • Gifts from the chef that kept on coming, like short ribs over polenta

You’ll be too full for desert, but order it anyway.  The childhood memories tasting is five bites of sweetened bliss: banana split, peanut butter gelee mousse, raspberry rice krispy treat, cookie dough truffle and S’more truffle.  At Wildflowers, one dessert course isn’t enough. The second dessert course, a final gift from the chef, includes a chocolate surprise (we won’t give away the “surprise” element – let’s just say it’s a combination I hadn’t considered) and a rich liquidy cheesecake shooter.

Stay midweek for the best deals on room rates.

Turning Stone Resort

5218 Patrick Road

Verona, NY 13478

315-361-8525

Strawberry Water Recipe, courtesy of “Skana” the Spa at Turning Stone

“Skana” the Spa at Turning Stone means “peace” in the Oneida language, and combines modern treatments with Native American healing principals to create peace and harmony within.  We offer our guests spa water based on the Iroquois Annual Cycle of Thanksgiving.  Our Strawberry Water celebrates the Strawberry Ceremony which signifies thanksgiving for all berries and new life birth, and the Maple Ceremony signifying the coming of the life giving season after the harsh winter.  The power of maple is highly regarded and considered to be both preventative and restorative. This recipe is simple and refreshing.

Ingredients:

1 lb of strawberries

8 oz. of maple syrup

10 cups of water

2 quart pitcher

Instructions:

Wash, hull and cut the strawberries into chunks, place in the pitcher

Mash the strawberries with a potato masher to a chunky consistency; not smooth

Add the water, and the maple syrup and stir.

Refrigerate and stir before serving.

As is common in the travel industry, this writer was provided with accommodations, two spa treatments, dinner at Wildflowers Restaurant and breakfast the next morning.  While it didn’t influence this review, Everythingspa believes in full disclosure.

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Demystifying Couples Massage – Just in time for Valentine’s Day January 15, 2011

Resting Room at Spa Mirbeau

“I’d rather have a sharp stick in the eye”.  That’s what my husband would say if I suggested that we try a couples massage this Valentine’s Day, or any day for that matter. You see, he’s not exactly the massage or spa treatment type of guy.  And that’s putting it mildly.  Since we’ve been paired up for most of my adult life, it’s probably no surprise that I’ve never experienced a couples massage; they’re not for everyone. But Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and if the traditional dinner and a movie seem all too familiar, it might be time to break out of that rut and try something new.

Valentines Day is the perfect excuse to book a couples massage.  Not that you need an excuse – massage is more than just a pampering indulgence.  Regular massage can provide relief from stress and pain, relaxation and long lasting effects for personal well-being. Can you think of a better way to enjoy quality time with a partner, loved one, friend or someone special?

Couples massages aren’t just offered at fancy spas; there are plenty of options around Central New York ranging from basic to luxury.  You can receive a massage at a wellness center, massage studio, day or resort spa or even in your home.  You can find independent massage therapists working for themselves or practicing out of a facility that offers massage and other spa treatments.

So what can you expect during a couples massage? A couples massage is generally offered in a private room that is large enough to accommodate side-by-side massage tables or in a special space dedicated to couples massages. Two therapists will work on the couple simultaneously.  Every spa or studio will offer different pricing for their couples massage offerings. If you’ve purchased a package or special deal, you might enjoy champagne or other beverage, fruit, chocolate, or other goodies before or after your treatment.  Your treatment might start with a foot soak or other add-on. If you want a basic couples massage without all the trimmings, just say so when you book the appointment.

Before the massage, your therapists will step out of the room while you and your partner disrobe to your comfort level.  You’ll get settled on the massage table and your therapist will knock before entering.  During the massage, you’ll be professionally draped with sheets and/or blankets except the area that is being massaged.  You can have a conversation with your partner or therapist or lose yourself silently in the treatment.  Gentle music might be playing in the background and can be customized to your liking.  Be sure to communicate your preferences to your therapist (deep tissue massage often carries an extra charge): pressure, lighting, music and warmth.

After the massage, your therapists will leave the room while you get dressed or put your robe back on.  If there are relaxation facilities, you might be invited to hang out for a while and relax.  You may want to shower (if available) or freshen up.

Tips for couples massage:

  • Appointments book up fast, especially for Valentine’s Day.  As soon as you’ve found a therapist or place that you’d like to try, book quickly.
  • Allow extra time.  Rushing into or out of a massage can defeat the purpose.  Be sure you have a little extra time to decompress before the massage and take time to relax before re-entering reality post-massage.
  • Ask about the cancellation policy before booking and make sure you can live with the terms.
  • When determining your budget for your couples massage, factor in gratuities for your therapists. Gratuities are typically 15% to 20% of the total cost of your treatment or package, depending on your experience.

Here are a number of ideas for a special Valentine’s Day couples massage experience throughout Central New York:

At Waterfalls Spa in Hope Lake Lodge at Greek Peak Mountain Resort, you’ll feel like a VIP when you book one of the truly decked out suites for your couples massage.  Personalization is the key to a specialized spa experience at this four season family resort near Cortland. Except for a small relaxation area, there aren’t any common spaces at Waterfalls Spa. Couples will be escorted to their private treatment suite to change, relax and enjoy time together. All treatment spaces have the ability to change color allowing complete customization of services and harmonization with the individual guest.

You can reserve a specific treatment, like a 60-minute Signature massage for two ($180), or you can reserve increments of time in one of the two luxurious Waterfalls spa suites (2 hours, $275; other time increments available).  The suites have been designed to accommodate most spa services; complete with two multipurpose tables, a two person tub that incorporates chromatherapy, sound resonance and vibration therapy, a two person infrared sauna, a shower and lounging area with a flat screen television for the ultimate spa event.  You might wish to book a two hour increment, start with a hydrotherapy bath with a customized bath additive, relax in the private seating area for a bit, and then enjoy a side-by-side couples massage.  Whatever you can conjure up, the professional staff at Waterfalls spa can work to customize a special experience just for you!

Waterfalls Spa at Hope Lake Lodge

Greek Peak Mountain Resort

2000 NYS Route 392

Cortland, NY 13045

1-800-955-2754

http://www.greekpeak.net/waterfalls-spa/waterfalls-spa.aspx

 

SpaZend in Syracuse has just the answer to an alternative date night activity. If a candle-lit and rose petal strewn spa, wine, cheese and fruit, followed by a 50-minute couples aromatherapy massage sounds like a dream, book an appointment for “Date Night”, a wildly popular offering from SpaZend ($150). The event is held one Friday each month from 6 to 9 pm. SpaZend has partnered with Strong Hearts Café across the hall to offer all Date Night participants 10% off their meal if you’d like to stay for dinner.  Guests are encouraged to come early or stay after their treatment to enjoy the soothing relaxation room, have tea or refreshments and enjoy the company of that special someone.

Date Night at SpaZend

“We love the idea of giving people in Syracuse another option” says spa owner Liz Goldenberg. Former participants have described the event as “a magical evening”. Other patrons remarked how “everything was so romantic!”.

SpaZend

719 East Genesee Street

Syracuse, NY 13210

(315) 424-3772

http://www.spazend.com/

 

Jeannine Gettis is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and owner of Hearts Content Healing who offers massage therapy at two locations throughout Central New York.  I enjoyed the gift of a highly customized session with Jeannine at Kelly’s Massage and Holistic Health Spa in Manlius.  She’ll pair up with another therapist to offer couples massages in a purposely-designed couples suite with an infrared sauna.  A basic 60-minute couples massage is normally $140, but customized packages with add-ons can be arranged for Valentine’s Day. “

Jeannine Gettis, LMT

315-559-2595

HeartsContentHealing.com

Kelly’s Massage and Holistic Health Spa

136 W. Seneca Tpke (Route 173)

Manlius, NY  13104

315-682-7323

 

At Mirbeau Inn & Spa in Skaneateles, couples can enjoy a posh resort experience without the added expense of spending the night.  Matt Dower, Spa Director at Mirbeau, encourages couples to check in as early as possible, enjoy all the amenities the spa has to offer such as the dry sauna, herbal infused steam rooms, fireside resting area with foot pool and all-season Aqua Terrace with 15 person freeform whirlpool.  The workout room features cardio and strength training equipment and the motion studio offers exercise class, all included in the price of your treatment.

Spa Mirbeau Monet Room for couples treatments

Mirbeau is Best for Romance according to SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Awards for several consecutive years, including 2010.  Dower tells us the most popular couples treatment is The Art of Living, combining an herbal bath in an oversized soaking tub for two, chocolate covered strawberries and then a luxurious side-by-side massage in front of a fire in one of their signature treatment suites for two.  The 100-minute treatment is priced at $400 (Mon-Thu) and $430 (Fri-Sun).

Mirbeau Inn & Spa

851 West Genesee St., Skaneateles, New York 13152

1-877-MIRBEAU (647-2328)

http://mirbeau.com/

While a couples massage isn’t in the cards for me this Valentine’s Day, I hope you take the opportunity to take time for yourselves and do something calming, relaxing and fabulous for your well-being.  A couples massage might just be what the doctor ordered.

 

Heart’s Content Healing offers massage, yoga, and Reiki in Central New York November 21, 2010

Kelly's Massage and Holistic Health Spa Photo credit: Jeannine Gettis

You’d think that as a freelance writer who covers spas and wellness, the names of massage therapists would roll off my tongue when friends, family or perfect strangers ask me for a recommendation. I’ve had the great fortune of experiencing massages and spa treatments from therapists, estheticians and wellness providers throughout North America. (I love my job!)

To read the rest of the article, click here to be directed to my National Spa Examiner page on Examiner.com.

 

Spa Review: Ascent, The Spa at Tenaya Lodge (Fish Camp, CA) at Yosemite National Park September 19, 2010

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Ascent, The Spa at Tenaya Lodge provides an escape from Yosemite’s active pursuits.

After four days in the hustle and bustle of city life in San Francisco, I was ready for some peace, serenity and mountain air. So on a Tuesday morning in late August, my husband, eight-year-old son and I made the long, hot, flat drive east from San Francisco to Tenaya Lodge, just a few miles from the south entrance to Yosemite National Park. To read the rest of the article, click here to be directed to my National Spa Examiner page on Examiner.com.

 

Guest post by Amy Cook: The Impact of Massage on Patients with Chronic Pain October 24, 2009

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Guest blogger Amy Cook contributes today’s post on the impact of massage on patients with chronic pain. Enjoy!

The Impact of Massage on Patients with Chronic Pain

Pain is a part of being human – we feel it when we get hurt or when we are injured. It’s something that we try to bear because we know it is temporary and that it will become better as time goes by. But when it is chronic, it becomes a part of your everyday life, sticking to you like a fly to a wall. It dictates your every move and interferes with your activities. Chronic pain is not something that we can dismiss lightly, and although you may think that you just have to grit your teeth and bear with it, there are some forms of therapy that do bring relief, like a massage for example. Massages are great way to relax even when you’re as fit as a fiddle, so you can imagine the impact they have on you if you’re suffering from chronic pain.

• Massages help relieve the pain, and even though the relief may be temporary, when you suffer from chronic pain, being pain-free for even a few minutes is a wonderful feeling. The massage soothes the areas that are painful and prevents the pain from radiating to nearby organs and tissues.
• Massages help manage the pain on a long-term basis. When you’ve been living with the pain for the better part of your life, you know you need to find some way to learn to manage it, because if you don’t, it gets too much to bear.
• Massages help improve the quality of life of patients who suffer from chronic pain. They allow them to move about as much as possible and they are able to lead a normal life, given that they are limited by the pain and other symptoms of their condition.
• Massages even help bring relief from the pain in the long term. When they are done by professionals who know exactly what they are doing, massages help bring permanent relief. This saves you from going in for surgery or other more expensive and intrusive forms of treatment.
Massages have been known to work wonders, not just for people who need to unwind and relax, but for those who suffer from chronic and unbearable pain as well. They are a healthy alternative to popping painkillers and ruining your health even further. Seek out the services of licensed medical massage therapists if you or someone you know is suffering from chronic pain.

This guest article was written by Amy S. Cook, who regularly writes on the topic of LVP to RN online . She welcomes your comments and questions at her email address: amy.cook@rediffmail.com

 

Lomi Lomi Massage September 12, 2009

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SpaZend, Syracuse NY

SpaZend, Syracuse NY

As I made my way down the candlelit hallway of SpaZend toward the relaxation room, I knew the drumming music I heard was especially for me.  I was scheduled to have my first Lomi Lomi massage and I’d been told that the massage would “different” than massages I’d experienced before.  (You can read my full review from my first visit to SpaZend here.)  In fact, you can take just about everything you know about traditional massage and put it aside for now – Lomi Lomi is anything but traditional.

The SpaZend website describes Lomi Lomi (50 minutes, $95) as a “traditional healing Hawaiian massage which serves to break down muscle tension and blocked energies. It is a unique, fast-paced massage “dance,” with elongated, flowing strokes and rhythmic patterns. Lomi Lomi, meaning “to break into small pieces”, helps to revive the body, remove toxins and facilitate myofacial release.”

My therapist Trudy confirmed that the drumming music was indeed for me.  During the 50 minute massage, Trudy used four basic strokes set to the somewhat fast-paced beat of the music.  Kneading, forearms and thumb techniques created long, fluid strokes that didn’t conform to a set pattern.  Assisted stretching, rocking, and what felt like dancing of the hands completed the experience.  Indeed it was like nothing I’d experienced before.

 

Review of the Fitness Spa at Eastside Racquet Club (Manlius, NY) May 14, 2009

140 W. Seneca Street
Manlius, NY 13104

315.682.2900

http://www.thefitnessspaateastside.com/

What do you get when you combine the area’s premier tennis club, an upscale adults only fitness center and a spa?  The newly opened Fitness Spa at Eastside Racquet Club.   

While tennis remains the main focus at Eastside, the club has been branching out into other offerings to become a more well-rounded facility that appeals to the entire family.  Mom can take a fitness class while the kids take a tennis lesson.  Dad can get a deep tissue massage to get some relief from that power tennis game he recently played.  There is even a nursery for small children.  The emphasis here is on family and wellness.

The Fitness Spa is 2,500 square feet of cardio equipment, strength training equipment and free weights.   Each cardio machine features an attached LCD television screen and Ipod connectivity.  The atrium is a newly  renovated 600 square foot multi-use fitness room for Spinning, Yoga, Pilates, and dance.  Surrounded by glass on two sides, natural light spills in and there is a beautiful view of the outdoor tennis courts in a park-like setting. 

A newly constructed massage area has been added with two fully outfitted spa rooms that pamper guests and members with a variety of body wraps, scrubs, and relaxing massages.  There is a small waiting area devoted just to those guests waiting for spa services.   The treatment menu offers a variety of massages – Swedish, Deep tissue, Thai, Sports, Couples, Hot Stone and tandem.  A 60 minute Swedish massage is $70. 

I visited Eastside Racquet Club and the Fitness Spa at Eastside Racquet Club on a recent quiet Wednesday for a tour and an action packed adventure that gave me a glimpse into what a member (or guest) might experience.  Patty, the Tennis & Events Coordinator, was responsible for putting together my fun-filled visit.

My tour of the Club revealed 6 indoor courts, 8 outdoor Har-Tru clay courts, large locker rooms with showers and a sauna, a child care room and plenty of comfortable leather couches with perfect views of the indoor courts throughout.  Of course, there is also the new fitness spa. 

The first stop on my journey was a private introductory tennis lesson with Thinus.  When I say introductory, I mean introductory.  I’ve never played tennis before…never even held a racquet.  Thinus was patient, supportive and very encouraging.  I had been anxious about the lesson but ended up enjoying it more than I expected.  Tennis offerings at The Club include an outstanding tennis academy for children of all ages, children’s summer camps, clinics for adults, tournaments and children’s birthday parties.

Although Eastside doesn’t serve food, they do work with local restaurants to provide food for parties and special events.  A perfect example of this is the healthy and delicious lunch that the staff treated me to from Cafe 119 in Manlius.  I had the most amazing salad, the Crimson Salad with romaine lettuce, strawberries, cantaloupe, raisins, apples, grilled chicken and pistachios.  It came with homemade creamy poppy seed dressing and sweet bread sticks dusted with confectioners sugar.  It was heavenly and I’ve been thinking about recreating it at home ever since.  Patty can coordinate just about any type of event for you – weddings, corporate events, private parties, bridal showers just to name a few.

Next up was a session with Christine, Eastside’s personal trainer and one of the massage therapists.  Like Thinus, Christine was patient and encouraging and a lot of fun to work out with.  I could get used to this!

Christine gave me a sample of what a typical personal training session would be like – an intake questionnaire where I was asked questions about my health and fitness goals, an orientation to the strength training equipment, and some work using an exercise ball, bands, medicine balls and other equipment.  Christine taught me proper form when executing basic exercises like lunges and crunches.  It wasn’t my first visit with a personal trainer, but it had been a long time and the it was great to learn some new exercises and get some reminders on proper execution of some old ones.

The last stop on my tour of Eastside was a relaxing massage with Pat in the newly opened massage rooms.  Pat combined hot stones (my favorite) with Swedish massage techniqes.  My massage was customized to address some sore spots on my upper back and shoulders – the result of too much time spent at the computer.    Christine and Pat, the two massage therapists at Eastside each have massages types that they specialize in.  When you call for an appointment, you’ll be directed to the therapist that specializes in your massage preference.

I enjoyed my day at Eastside tremendously.  The combination of tennis, lunch, fitness and massage was so much fun.  I suggested to Patty that the club should offer a package similar to the day she constructed for me.  What a great way for friends to spend time together to celebrate a birthday or other special occasion!  I was thrilled to hear that plans are already in the works for this.

I’d like to thank Patty, Pat, Thinus, Christine and all the staff at Eastside Racquet Club for their hospitality during my visit.  I really had a great time! 

Spa Waiting Area - Eastside Fitness Spa
Spa Waiting Area – Eastside Fitness SpaMassage room – The Fitness Spa at Eastside Racquet Club

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: This review was made possible by complimentary services and treatment from Eastside Racquet Club. The management and staff did not influence nor edit this review. I want to thank Eastside Racquet Club for inviting me to experience their facility and for seeing the long term benefits of a neutral review for their business and for their clients.