The Repair Shop: Massage By The Minute
By Laurie Willow
From Issue 15: Summer 2012
The grand opening of The Repair Shop, on Main Street in the Hamlet of Gardiner, was on April 23rd. The Repair Shop is the brain child of a collaborative effort between Robin Hayes, entrepreneur, and Aleese Cody, massage therapist.
Last winter, Robin worked in Thailand for three weeks where one of the activities that was included in her agenda was a daily massage. It made such a difference in how she was feeling both physically and emotionally that she became totally inspired to bring this wonderful experience home to Gardiner.
Aleese Cody started climbing here in 1995, and moved here soon afterward. She has been a New York State and nationally licensed massage therapist since 2004. She has also studied formal herbalism and is a certified herbalist. Aleese practiced in a massage studio connected to Jai Ma Yoga for six years before setting off with this special concept that she and Robin developed.
This concept assumes that we all need a little repair from time to time; that massage is beneficial for both mind and body. Massage increases circulation and gives your mind a chance to quiet down and just be for a few minutes. The beautifully decorated and very comfortable environment is just the place to withdraw from the world and give yourself the gift of relaxation that is at once healthy, good for you and enjoyable. That is a hard combination to find.
The concept is starting to catch on. As folks drop in more regularly, they find little extras like hot towels for your hands and feet. You can have quiet, or music. I especially liked the price, $1 a minute! I walked in feeling tired and achy and $15 later walked out feeling relaxed and refreshed. Not a bad deal.
Give it a try and support an infant business on Gardiner’s Main Street! For more information, call (845) 255-9090 or go to their website at www.repairshopmassage.com. There’s a $10 minimum for $1 a minute massages and a 60 Minute table massage (by appointment only) is $70.
The Repair Shop is open Monday from 12:30-6:30; Wednesday 12:30-6:30; Thursday 9:00-6:30; Friday 12:30-8:30; Saturday 10:00-4:00 and Sunday 11:00-3:00. They are closed Tuesdays.