625 Montana AveSte C, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040334.026877 -118.502281
Neighborhoods: West LA, North of Montana
Go Elsewhere to Receive a Quality Massage – Girl a front desk rude and indifferent. They were 10 min. late in getting me to the massage room, so I ended up with an 80min. massage versus the 90 min. massage that I paid for. I had asked for a Deep Tissue Massage, but received nothing of the kind; pressue was not good, strokes were uneven, therapist did not massage shoulders, back, or neck properly. Hardly any pressure was applied when legs & arms were massaged. I now have a huge bruise on the lower left side of my back because she massaged the bone -- where no muscle or fat is! I cannot sleep on that side of my body. I went ahead and tipped $10 because I didn't want to cause a scene or make an issue of the entire experience. I have had my share of good massages in my life, and this was NOT one of them!
I have never left an online review before, but since I value online reviews to assist me in my consumer decision-making, I decided that it was time that I return the favor. If you decide to try the Massage Place out, hopefully you be lucky enough to get a competent therapist who knows what they are doing...I suggest you go to a place with a good reputation, competent staff and experienced massage therapists. Unfornately, it has been my expereince that, especially in Southern California, it is difficult to find good service for a good price, so you might need to spend the extra bucks to get a quality massage elsewhere. Wow, i just noticed that I am missing of my diamond earring stubs...I wonder if this got 'lost' at The Massage Place...I am sooo not happy right now...
Great Massage.....Even Better Price – I'm not sure what the other reviewers have encountered, but it's always been a pleasant experience for me at the Massage Place. Very good massages, friendly staff, NO pressure to buy products (what products?). Also, Lisa at the Petite Spa gives the best facial ever!
There is no "atmosphere", but it's better than paying double to walk on marble floors and sit next to some tacky, broke-down fountain.
Cannot be recommened – I have to agree with previous reviews. Although there are one or two good therapist available, the atmosphere is not enjoyable and it is very noisy, which is why I am no longer seeing them.
Loud & Rude Reception Area Ruin It All – Save yourself my mistake and go up the street to Strike a Balance. This place comes equipped with a rude, loud receptionist, no atmosphere. Although there is one excellent therapist, the atmosphere is so poor that it's pointless. This is a place for talking and cell phones ringing not for a peaceful experience in a quiet environment.
Decent massage...HORRIBLE OWNER – The massage therapist was talented and personable, we got along well. BUT- the owner was the most condescending, pedantic, shockingly rude person I have ever met at a service establishment. Their prices are inexpensive for a massage, 44/hr, which is good for me considering that I'm a grad student. After the massage, which was decent, I left a tip of 15%. The owner then 'explained', or lectured me, that she expected me to leave a 10-20 dollar tip. Simply put, I don't think my tip was unreasonable and her belittling tone really ruined any relaxation I could have had there.
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