March 9, 2014

Archer Bodyworks marks 10 years downtown



Davison recently was certified to provide hot- and cold-stone facials. Archer said that treatment is used to tighten and tone the skin and increase circulation.


Several lines of spa products are available for retail sale. That includes the Sanitas skin care line, Biotone massage cream, Advanced Mineral make-up and RevitaLash eyelash conditioner.

Archer said one thing that makes Archer Bodyworks unique in the Plattsburgh area is that while a number of medical offices and salons offer spa services, it is one of the few spa-only businesses.

She grew up in the hamlet of AuSable Chasm and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services from SUNY Plattsburgh. She said her best friend, who planned to be a chiropractor, suggested she go to massage school so they could possibly go into business together.

A career as a licensed massage therapist apparently was her destiny, as she found a school, place to live and job while she was in Florida with friends. She initially thought she would provide massage therapy part-time as she pursued an MBA.

“I never thought 20 years later I would love it this much,” Archer said.

She worked in Palm Beach, Fla., for eight winters, then spent three years in New York City. While she enjoyed the anonymity and cultural diversity of the Big Apple, she returned to Plattsburgh when it became time to raise a family.

“This is a great place to raise children,” Archer said.

She is committed to downtown Plattsburgh. She has fond memories of the vibrant atmosphere from her childhood when her father, Lloyd Archer, owned QuickCast Ltd. near G&G Tire’s present location.

Archer said she really enjoys the sense of community that is still present, as well as the ability to walk to her bank and several restaurants.

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