Seattle >Massage > Essential Life Therapy
1902 N. 34th Street, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810347.648129 -122.335045
Neighborhoods: Wallingford, Lake Union
Massage good, customer service...meh – I went for a couples massage. The setting was great. The room was appropriately lit and the sound atmosphere was good (soft music, trickling water). The massage beds were VERY comfortable, and heated! They had us undress "to our comfort level." The massage was amazing. I forget my gal's name, but she was excellent, in both demeanor and massage skills. The massage was a great treat. My partner had a different woman, I think she was the owner, and he didn't like her massaging as well.
A big downside for me, and the reason I won't go back, is their customer service. I found them to be near impossible to get ahold of (in calling probably a half-dozen times, I never once got a person), brusque, and unorganized. Unprofessional. Just making an appointment took way more of my time than I'd be willing to spend again, and it left a sour note for me. I just don't want to deal with that again! Once I was there, they were great though.
Is there an "unlike" button? – I've gone here a few times and up until recently was always pretty happy with my treatments. I didn't know they offered acupuncture, they don't list it, but they are usually pretty nice and I've always liked my massages. The other day though as I was sitting there waiting for my therapist (who was late), the phone kept ringing. The lady sitting at the desk, who is the owner I think, the heavier one, let it ring and made a comment about not wanting to deal with it. I sat there wondering how many times I had called and gotten the voicemail and if she was sitting there and just didn't want to answer the phone. It takes days sometimes to get a call back, and there's always new therapists. They may be good at giving massages but they're horrible at customer service. Go somewhere else. It's not worth $70 when they don't want to "deal with you" in the first place.
Great Place for Massage Therapy!! – Excellent place to relax or have some real work done on your muscles. The staff is very friendly and know what they're doing. I felt very at ease and not intimidated by any of them. It's also in a good centralized location and parking is usually never a problem.
Wonderful therapists! – Essential life Therapy is great for anyone, all the therapists are great! They each have there special skills and techniques and you can find a therapist that works just right for you. They are a group of down to earth, passionate massage therapists. I love the prices, the cozy rooms and the the delicious chocolate treat they leave in the room for you!
Great place to get a massage!
Great Massage – Fantastic, reasonably priced massages. I've been in at least 6 times, seen a few different therapists and they were all great. Dawn was particularly good at working my trouble spots. Will definitely ask for her in the future.
No pomp and circumstance like a fancy day spa, just a few clean, comfortable rooms and an affordable 90min massages!
Awesome massage – I have had chronic back problems since I was young. Because of this, I have gone through physical therapy, tons of massage, and chiropractic work. Finding Essential Life Therapy has been fantastic. I have received some of the best massage in my life. They always take their time and work into the muscles slowly. I leave feeling relaxed, with my body aligned and so much healthier.
I like that they are a small clinic that focuses specifically on massage and acupuncture. I get the relaxation of a spa, but I know the therapists are focused on improving my physical health, not just relaxing me for the afternoon.
Great massages – I have been going to Essential Life Therapy for about 4 years. I have had different massage therapists and been pleased with the quality of all of the massages. My favorite now is Dawn.
The atmosphere is no frills, which I like. It is clean and the owners will always try to get you in at the last minute if they can. Excellent customer service!
My favorite massage studio in Seattle! – I love Essential Life because I can call at the last minute and almost always book an appointment. The studio is small, footsteps from downtown Fremont, parking is free and easy, and while it's not too frilly, you still get the spa-like ambiance inside. Every masseuse I've seen has been great - recently it's been Dawn, who gives a great deep-tissue massage. The price is right, and if you get massages frequently, I believe Essential still offers a program where you pay a small fee upfront and then get $20 off of ALL massages for a year - hour our 90 minute. Totally worth it! Highly recommend essential - it's a great find.
Great massage in a welcoming environment – I've been getting massages from Reanna here for several years, mostly for relaxation and stress relief. She always asks about problem areas and knows how to soothe them. Recently I needed some specific therapeutic massage while recovering from orthopedic surgery and she used a completely different technique to ease, actually eliminate, my pain. It was great to know she has all the knowledge and techniques needed for any situation. The massage rooms are clean, warmly decorated and large (no tiny rooms like in many salons!). I'll never go anywhere else.
Best massage in Seattle! – I have been getting deep tissue massages here for several years and recently I began getting myofacial massages as well. I have found regular massage maintenance is the way to go, especially if you have a desk job! I have been to many other massage therapists in the past, but this place is a true gem! I will continue to support Essential Life Therapy, in part, because it is a small local company, owned and operated by two very gifted massage therapists. For years I have been recommending it to my friends, so I am happy to post my comment for all to see.
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