by Mar Yvette - 482 Reviews - 150 List
You might think that now is not the time for minor indulgences, what with budgets being watched more closely than ever before. But that's why it's high time to shake that stress away with a little well-deserved (and oh-so affordable) pampering. We scoured Los Angeles for the best massage deals around. Whether it's a 30-minute quickie or a 90-minute overhaul, find out which spots will ease your mind, body and wallet.
Updated: September 15, 2009
At this clean and modest local chain, $47 will get you a full hour with a licensed therapist. Want more? A 90-minute massage is $67. Short on time? You can get 30 minutes for only $37. Best of all, there are multiple locations throughout L.A. and Ventura counties--including two in Ventura itself--so pampering is always just a short drive away.
When you need some kneading, check out this soothing Beverly Hills mini-haven that keeps its pricing practices straightforward. Whether you want Swedish, deep tissue, reiki, Shiatsu, reflexology or sports massage, an hour will only set you back $60. If you're short on time, 30 minutes is $40.
Culver City's cozy retro retreat offers cocktail-inspired treatments like the Grand Marnier Melt Down massage--a Swedish massage aimed at melting away the tension and relieving stress--for $35 (25 minutes) or $60 for 50 minutes.
Located on the top floor of a strip mall, this no-frills find gives you the most rub for your buck: For a mere $35, you can receive a full-hour massage from students. It might not be Burke Williams, but at this price, who cares? Cheapskate bonus: No tipping is allowed.
Just $55 at this South Bay favorite gets you an hour's worth of virtually any type of massage including the "I Sit In Front Of A Computer 8 Hours A Day" Massage, which concentrates on the neck, shoulders, upper back, hands, wrists and forearms.
Realizing that men need pampering too, this cool "garage" knows how to keep both guys and gals well tuned. Whether you need a 30-minute test drive ($30), a 60-minute tune-up ($45) or a 90-minute overhaul ($70), this back-to-basics depot will have your wheels recharged in no time.
For less than the price of lunch for two ($55 to be exact), you get can get a full hour massage at this holistic cottage-like location just a few blocks from Larchmont Village. Ahhh .... home sweet home. (There's also a location in WeHo on 3rd and Crescent.)
This popular Orange County day spa is where locals go for affordable relaxation. A classic Swedish massage is $40 for half an hour, while a full hour is $65. There are also other specialties like reflexology massage ($30 for 30 minutes, $60 for 60 minutes, $80 for 90 minutes) as well as pre- and post-pregnancy treatments.
This casual and comfortable full-service day spa and salon is a favorite in the Inland Empire for everything from basic Swedish massage ($55 for 40 minutes, $75 for an hour) to hot stone therapy and foot reflexology. If you re-book after your visit, you'll save 10% next time.