There Are No “Happy Endings” Here…

We were inspired by the ‘me too.’ movement and the article, 22 Brutally Honest Confessions From A Massage Therapist from Buzzfeed to shed light on what happens during a massage. We take great pride in the professionalism provided by our service providers and we expect the same from others who visit us for a massage or any other service. It’s time we educate others on what happens during a massage at our spa, increase awareness of the inappropriate behavior that may occur at other spas, but is not tolerated at AgeLess SPA, and protect our massage therapists from the inappropriate behavior.

Massage may not be for everyone, but often times we hear reasons why people won’t get a massage, and we realize their reasons tend to stem from the lack of education of massages. One of the most common responses we hear is how people think they’re going to be touched. This is why it’s important to note every single one of our massage therapists completed an intensive massage curriculum and are licensed to treat pain related concerns. A massage therapist’s mission is to help improve your quality of life by preventing or decreasing pain using a variety of massage modalities; not give a “happy ending” (if you know what we mean).

Additionally, based on the article from Buzzfeed, it’s clear some people perceive massage therapists as someone who would give them a “happy ending.” However, many of these occurrences are from the eyes of massage therapists across the pond where the culture is different, but we are aware it can happen anywhere. It’s not often one of our massage therapists experiences a client displaying inappropriate or suggestive behavior during a service, but in the event, it does occur, our massage therapists are expected to stop the massage the moment they realize a client is acting inappropriately, leave the room, and alert management.

So, what happens during a professional full body massage by a licensed massage therapist at AgeLess SPA?

First, your massage therapist will consult you on your needs (e.g., neck pain or lower back pain) privately in the massage room. After the consultation, they will step out of the room so you can undress to your level of comfort, and lay face down under the blanket on the massage table. It’s important to note that you stay under the blanket at all times except when your therapist is working on a certain area, like the back or legs, and will appropriately drape the blanket to expose those areas.

After a few minutes of getting settled, your massage therapist will come back in to make sure you are comfortable, and the massage will begin. Typically massages start at your neck and end at your feet, featuring hot towels and/or heating pads, but it depends on what you talked about in the consultation and your massage therapist’s unique modalities.

Most importantly, when getting a massage, you need to communicate with your therapist. They need to know if it’s too much pressure or not enough, and if you do or don’t like the particular modality they’re using, so don’t be afraid to kindly speak up at any point during the massage. You are in control of your body and they need to know your needs and feelings to make you feel relaxed and refreshed. This how you will get the most out of your time, money, and overall wellness experience.

It’s our mission to give you the wellness experience you deserve, but we can guarantee you won’t find a “happy ending” here. However, if you’re looking for help with lower back pain, tension headaches, muscle soreness, relaxation, or anything else massage can help with, our licensed professionals will gladly assist you and work on helping you feel your best.

Three Reasons You NEED A Hot Stone Massage

3 Reasons You NEED A Hot Stone Massage

AgeLess SPA offers Hot Stone Massage in our Horseheads, NY and Corning, NY locations

The first time you heard the phrase “hot stone massage” did you visualize some medieval dungeon where you would be subjected to red-hot rocks covering your body? If uncertainty has kept you from indulging in this style of Massage, you’ve been missing out on one of most relaxing, invigorating spa experiences available.

Woman receiving hot stone massage

As with any of our massages, our Licensed Massage Therapist will consult with you first to determine any concerns you have. Because Hot Stone Massage focuses on specific areas of the body — acupressure points — your therapist will want to know if you’ve been experiencing pain or discomfort in any particular areas prior to your visit. This will ensure your Hot Stone Massage experience is customized to meet your unique needs.

So why should you choose a Hot Stone Massage over other types of Massage? Well, this modality may not be right for everyone, although as this article explains, they are gaining widespread popularity among spa-goers. Here are three benefits of this therapeutic experience for you to consider when making your choice:

1. Hot Stone Massage Is About Targeted Pressure

Our Licensed Massage Therapists are and trained in the art of giving a hot stone massage and make no mistake about it, it’s an art. They understand the human body and will place the stones in the ideal areas to reach your acupressure points and offer you maximum relief.

2. Hot Stone Massage Is About The Power Of Heat

If you’ve ever used a hot water bottle or a heating pad on a sore muscle, you know the relief it can bring. Now imagine having one of our Therapists use hot stones to massage your aching body, the smooth stones offering deep, penetrating heat as they unlock your tight muscles. While the stones are initially placed on your pressure points, the therapist will also use select stones to massage your body, transferring the heat from the stones to you, with results that will melt away your stress and pain.

3. Hot Stone Massage Is About Improved Circulation

Strategically placed hot stones open the blood vessels in your body, increasing the flow of blood through your system. This improved circulation can relieve pain, but also increase your energy, promote healthier skin, and better equip your body to fight illness. Proper blood flow in your body is critical to your overall health and a hot stone massage can greatly improve your circulation.

Still Have Questions About Hot Stone Massage?

Still have questions? As with all of our spa treatments, our staff is available to answer your questions and assist you in making the best choice for your next visit.

Also, for an overview of the other massage modalities we offer here in our Horseheads, NY location, visit our massage page HERE

If you live closer to our Corning, NY location – we offer the same massage modalities but here is a link to that page on our AgeLess SPA at Radisson Hotel massage page – this link will open in a new tab for your convenience.

AgeLess LLC, Integrative Medical Spa
offers Hot Stone Massage Therapy at our Horseheads, NY location:
3300 Chambers Rd #5238
Horseheads, NY
Call Us At: (607) 846-3962

AgeLess SPA at Radisson Hotel Corning
offers Hot Stone Massage Therapy at our Corning, NY location:
130 E Tioga Ave
Corning, NY
Call Us At: (607) 684-6121

The Many Benefits of Massage

The Many Benefits of Massage Therapy

Couple receiving massageThe positive benefits of massage are countless. Getting a regular, or even an occasional massage, can provide many benefits both physical AND mental. From the more obvious benefits of massage such as the relaxation you feel almost immediately after hopping onto the table, to the more subtle, yet equally important, long term benefits your body receives and absorbs over time. The list of the benefits of massage is long and continues to grow.

Picture the following scenario: You stumble out of the office. Ok, not literally ‘stumble’…but close to it. You knew that today was going to be a tough one, but nothing could have have prepared you for the day you’ve just faced. You’re old enough and wise enough to have many tools in your arsenal that can help you to relax and unwind after a day such as this, so you begin your mental checklist. Perhaps a workout at the gym is in order to “work out” your frustrations; maybe meeting some friends for drinks at Happy Hour would be the thing to do; you could also simply take a nap. All these ideas are well and good, but today you’re truly in the mood to do something a little bit nicer for yourself.

That’s when you remember the gift certificate you received for Christmas from your best friend good for a 90 minute massage! That thing has been sitting in the “junk” drawer for 3 months now. It’s not that you didn’t appreciate the gift, you just haven’t set aside the time yet to make the call and book the appointment. Today looks like the day to break the pattern.

Two hours later you find yourself face down on the table in a dimly lit room. Relaxing music soothes you while your therapist slowly works the knots out of your muscles and makes your entire body relax from the soles of your feet from the crown of your head. Your mind is completely focused on the bliss your body is feeling and you can barely even remember the stress that caused you to book the appointment in the first place! Why on earth did you wait so long?

Woman receiving benefits of massage

The Benefits of Massage Therapy are Scientifically Proven

As health care communities are becoming increasingly open minded, the many benefits of massage are continuously being scientifically proven along with many other holistic healing therapies. Even the Mayo Clinic acknowledges the benefits of massage therapy and has compiled their own list of symptoms for which massage therapy is of benefit. These include:

  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia (related to stress)
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Soft tissue strains
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint pain

The ‘AgeLess’ list of benefits

Here at AgeLess we’ve kept a bulleted list of benefits on our Massage Therapy pages for quite some time. Our list includes:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Golfer’s or Tennis Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Shin Splints
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Herniated or Bulging Disks
  • Whip Lash
  • Back Pain

Human Touch: An understated benefit of massage therapy

While basic human touch encompasses far more than massage, massage obviously falls into the category of human touch.

In a world that increasingly makes it easier and easier to rely on technology to “communicate” with one another, many experts in human psychology fear that we’re slowly losing the human connection factor of touch. And why wouldn’t they? We send more emails than we extend handshakes, more smiley emojis than hugs, more facebook “likes” than pats on the back.

Human touch as it relates to physical & emotional benefits

The actual benefits of non-sexual human intimate contact are extensive and go far beyond the scope of this short blog post, but in the spirit of giving you a brief overview, here are just a few things to consider.

Non-sexual human touch has been proven to make us better learners. Human touch can help us be better members of dynamic teams (ie; sports). It is shown to boost the immune system, foster cooperation and trust and decrease violence. Human touch has even been shown to lower blood pressure and cortisol levels.

Let the list of benefits grow! Or, create your own ‘benefits of massage’ list

There is little doubt that the (officially acknowledged) lists of the benefits of massage continue to grow. It isn’t necessary, however, to limit ourselves to only getting a massage to help treat or alleviate a symptom on a list. If you think a massage could be helpful with some other issue you have why not give it a try? Of course, if you question a particular condition, consult your doctor first.


Yes the benefits of massage therapy are huge. Some are well documented and “proven”, some may just be speculation at this point. Either way there is no need to keep our minds “in the box” when considering how massage therapy can be beneficial to us. Heck…get a massage for the simple reason that you WANT to. You deserve it.

What we can offer…

At AgeLess, we offer lots of choices when it comes time to make a decision regarding what type of massage you’d like to try out next. *For a complete list, follow this link (link will open a new browser tab).

*Our massage offerings are the same at both locations. If you’d like to visit the website for our Radisson Hotel location in Corning, follow this link – to the Massage Page for that location.