Los Angeles, CA
I think most people who pay $40-50 for a massage understand that they are not going to get a great massage in a beautiful setting.
I went here with the expectation of a decent massage in a clean, basic place.
Unfortunately, I got neither.
First, I had to wait 15 minutes for my therapist to show up. No apology from the receptionist or the therapist. I had another appointment after my massage so from the start, I was stressed out about running late.
Believe it or not, the following things all happened during my massage:
1. The therapist put on pop music from a foreign country (I won't name it because I don't want to incriminate her) and told me "I hope you like it!"
2. The therapist tried to convince me to become a private client at her house within the first 5 minutes.
3. She said at least three times that people say she has Golden Hands and the Magic Touch. Trust me, she had neither.
4. At least twice I had to tell her to stop doing something because it was causing intense pain. Not good p
PROS: You may have a funny story to tell after your massage.
CONS: You may be in pain after your massage.
If you want a full day at the spa with a jacuzzi and all the extras, keep looking. But if you want a great massage in Los Angeles in a nice place you will not be disappointed.
When you first pull up to the building you may be a little puzzled because it's on the second floor of a three story shopping center that houses everything from Karaoke to a cell phone store. But don't let the outside fool you.
Once you are inside the lobby is pleasant and they offer you a complimentary Elixir tonic before or after your massage which is a nice touch. The receptionists are friendly and helpful which is a nice change of pace compared with a lot of places that offer massage in Los Angeles.
The locker area and steam rooms are small but comfortable. They have nice touches like slate showers and granite counters but it is not opulent.
The massages, however, are very, very, good. I've been there four times with three different therapists. All of them have been excellent. The receptionists are really good at m
PROS: Wonderful massages across the board.
CONS: Parking, smallish locker rooms.