Spring House Spa, Sharon Springs

CHERYL ROSEN, FOUNDER

Cheryl has been a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist for more than 20 years. She is also a Licensed Esthetician and a Registered Nurse with an ASN from Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing.

She has professional memberships with Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals while serving as a volunteer Peer Reviewer on the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation.

As a native of the Capital Region, Cheryl began her career as a Massage Therapist working at the mineral baths in Saratoga Springs. She became fascinated with their spa history and mineral water treatments. Upon graduating nursing school, she started her own practice working alongside a chiropractor where her clientele included people living with chronic pain conditions and temporary disabilities.

After meeting her husband Craig, she relocated to Manhattan but continued to visit upstate NY as often as possible. They discovered Sharon Springs after a weekend trip and were inspired to purchase and restore a home after just one visit. This special town provided a sense of tranquility and spa history that they both loved. Ten years later, they opened Spring House Spa.

Cheryl was employed for eight years as a senior massage therapist and esthetician at the five-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel Spa New York after several years at the Four Seasons Hotel and Spa. Her experience working in luxury spas and extensive training gave her a foundation and desire to again start her own business.

SPRING HOUSE SPA BEGINS

The idea for Spring House Spa was conceived by Cheryl Rosen with the closing of Sharon Springs Imperial Baths. For the first time in over 100 years there was no longer a spa in the historic town, and she began to think about opening a spa herself.

Drawing on her background and experience, and with the support of her husband Craig, Cheryl decided the time was right to implement her plan in early 2011. When an historic 1840’s building became available, the Rosens worked with a local restoration contractor to transform the former retail and residential space into a charming, boutique spa. Focusing on the building’s historic character, they have created a restful and restorative atmosphere for Spring House Spa.

To complete the connection between Spring House Spa and the history of bath and spa services in Sharon Springs, Craig conceived of a photo gallery. Working with the town historian, the couple selected photographs from the Sharon Historical Society’s extensive collection, had them enlarged and reproduced on canvas, and now proudly display them at Spring House Spa.

“Our intention is for people to feel refreshed and uplifted as soon as they walk through the door,” says Cheryl. “This is communicated by the serenity of the colors we chose, the lovely spa music wafting throughout, and the inclusion of cottage antiques that create an elegant yet comfortable ambiance.”

The spa products and services were just as thoughtfully selected and created. The products are of the highest quality, containing as many natural and organic ingredients as possible while reducing the toxic load on the body. Other retail items are designed to be functional and enhance one’s daily living while having a low impact on the environment. Finally, the décor and packaging are from recycled or natural origins.

Sharon Springs has become a destination for many who may now enjoy spa services along with a growing list of upscale eateries, galleries, shopping and bed & breakfasts all within walking distance on the town’s historic Main Street.