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Swedish Institute-Trained In-House Massage Therapist Adds New Dimension To "Cool Country Casual" Experience At Catskills Boutique Motel
ROXBURY, NY, DECEMBER 15, 2004—The Roxbury has a brand new recipe for relaxation. Take one retro-chic, country-cool and -hip motel (think "Brady Bunch Meets The W"), add a spectacular Catskills mountain setting...then top it off with the healing power of touch.

Continuing to set the standard for "Cool Country Casual," the 11-room boutique motel has added the powerful and magic hands of a therapist trained at New York’s famed Swedish Institute to its already well-stocked repertoire of relaxing treats. Guests at The Roxbury ( can now enjoy the colorful comforts of their own uniquely designed rooms while experiencing a range of body-and-soul-soothing delights including Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Shiatsu.

"The winter season in The Catskills offers more than enough ways to tire yourself out," said Gregory Henderson, co-owner of The Roxbury. "Our neighbors at the Belleayre and Plattekill Ski Mountains offer some of the area’s finest skiing and tubing. With that in mind, we figured we would make it easy for our guests to soothe their tired muscles and put themselves back together again with these great spa opportunities.

Those who like to turn up the heat on their massage experience can head offsite, just a few short blocks away, for Hot Stone Therapy as well as exfoliation treatments and more.

The Roxbury ( is the brainchild of Henderson and partner Joseph Massa, who used their more than 20 years of theater experience to put an entirely refreshing twist on the classic country motel experience. Vibrant colors...sleek, classy and thoroughly modern design elements...a full range of luscious amenities that rival any of today’s leading luxury hotels...The Roxbury is proof that these are definitely not your parents’ Catskills.

The Roxbury is located in historic Roxbury, New York, just seconds away from Plattekill Ski Center and Shephard Hills Golf Course and minutes away from Belleyare Ski Center. Just outside the doors, guests can experience the entire range of four-season outdoor activities, from skiing and snowboarding to golfing, fishing, hiking, tubing, antiquing, auctioning, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing and more...not to mention stunning year-round post-card-worthy views.

The Roxbury’s state-of-the-art amenities include in-room high speed internet access, personal entertainment centers including televisions, DVD players (complete with a library of 150 classic and contemporary movie titles) and MP3 CD playback; Egyptian cotton towels; extra-plush, extra-long pillowtop mattresses; microwaves and refrigerators; curved shower rods (offering an added 12-inches of bathtub/shower space); dual shower heads and more.

The Roxbury is part of Masserson Properties, a corporation founded by Henderson and Massa that is dedicated to the renovation, development and management of top quality lodging facilities for the discerning traveler. The company’s properties also include "Inspiration Peaks," a glorious mountaintop house overlooking the crystal waters of the Pepacton reservoir and featuring some of the region’s most breathtaking mountain views. The luxurious four-bedroom, three-bathroom house sleeps 2-10 people and is perfect for a romantic getaway or an unforgettable escape with your favorite people.