Massage >La Sports Massage
13205 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9006633.993643 -118.441765
Daily 7am to 10 pm
Neighborhoods: Culver - West, West LA
Saved my race! – LA Sports Masssage saved my race in Lake Placid where I qualified for the Ironman in Hawaii. Thank you! Thank you Dennis!
Well worth the money – Massage is the quintessential "personal" thing and a review of a massage place might make as much sense as say, rating your favorite memory against someone else's. That being said, there's something we all are expecting in a great massage: bodywork that feels good where we need it. That requires communication, a relaxing, but not precious, atmosphere, and an attentive and skilled bodyworker. LA Sports Massage provided all that.
I called on a weekday morning and got a same-day appointment with Michelle.
The office is a nondescript storefront on Washington Blvd. near Culver City, and looks a bit sterile on the inside, kind of like a dentist's lobby. But don't let outer appearances sway you. I came for one thing only: to get a good massage that was, as Goldilocks would say, not too hard and not too soft, but just right.
I got the Sports massage with Michelle. She was great. No-nonsense, very confident and calm, not chatty when I told her I was not a big talker. Great attention to the quirkiness of this particular cyclist's body; competent communication, not one of these massage therapists you find in chiropractic offices who go on "auto pilot." It took me a little while to relax and I got there with Michelle.
The music player in the room even had a dock so I could hook up my own iPod and listen to music that I found relaxing instead of what was playing. Also, it wasn't overly air-conditioned, but spare and clean and neat and mmmm I just melted into the massage and emerged blissed out.
I will definitely be returning to LA Sports Massage again.
I've paid as little as $39 for a massage at other places, and this $90 was definitely worth it.
Renzo is the best! – LOVE this place!! Thanks to Renzo... I had the best sports massage. He certainly knew what he was doing and has a good read on people. He was very helpful and knowledgable.
I will definitely be coming back with my tight calves.
Thank you, Renzo and Dennis! You guys are awesome!
LA Sports Massage – Renzo really knows how to work on your problem spots. He did wonders on my tight calf muscles and made some good suggestions about other steps I could take to help with the tightness in my calf muscles.
I would recommend him for any serious athlete!
my body thanks me. – I have been put through the ringer.
and I mean this in the best possible way. Seriously.
If you want a massage that can really pinpoint areas given by very well trained sports massage specialists, then this is your place.
Do you have to be an "athlete" to come here? Hell no. I know many an athlete that has benefitting from visiting this place, but your average, everyday mortal can also benefit from these targeted techniques. Is it going to be all "trickling fountain in the background, time to go to sleep"? no. Are you going to feel some serious work being done to problem areas? yup.
Sean (Shawn? Shaun? - sorry!) spent time on the areas I had noted in my form and really made notable progress on alleviating some tightness. He found some new spots where I did not know I was tight, but I think it brings joy to massage therapists to find those happy little spots, don't you agree?
He showed me a little stretch I could do for my fasciitis tendon that will help me as I put in longer miles in training. He spent time on my very abused lower back and my even more abused shoulders. I finished the session feeling a bit sore, but for the better.
This place is clean, there seems to be ample parking, it is easy to get to (right across from Rainbow Market) and I look forward to my next session.
Renzo Rocks! – I had my first massage with Renzo last night and it was amazing. Having had massages before but never a sports massage, I had no idea what to expect. Five minutes in and I knew I was being treated to something special. After little instruction, he honed in on all of my problem areas with firm yet gentle touches. After an hour, I was hooked. I walked out feeling like million bucks and even better today. I would highly recommend LA Sports Massage to any athlete, novice like myself to elite. Treat yourself, you will not be disappointed.
Great for sports injuries – LA Sports Massage is great! They treatment is effective and not as painful as I was imagining. After 1 treatment I noticed a significant decrease in pain/ tightness. Dennis works other muscles that he feels may attribute to the problem and this makes a big difference.
Highly Recommend LA SPORTS MASSAGE – I'm very happy to have re-connected with LA Sports Massage at their new location on Washington Blvd. I had requested very specific work on deep-seated,hard-to-reach muscle groups. Dennis and Jason were 'spot-on' with their work. As a cyclist, I have seen an improvement with leg speed and power based on massage work. LA Sports Massage staff are true professionals with progressive knowledge in sports massage. We're lucky to have them on the westside! Location is convenient and parking is abundant.
LA's best sports massage – Dennis at LA Sports Massage has just started working on my calves and hamstrings - muscles I've pulled over and over for years. They already feel better! He's also super easy to talk to, nice and professional. I can tell he's just as committed to my health as I am. I'm really glad I found LA Sports Massage.
Lifesaver for endurance athletes – I heard about LA Sports Massage from the coaches at Team in Training. I hadn't been running very long when I developed horrible pain in my right knee due to IT Band tightness. I rested, stretched, used the foam roller, went to a physical therapist, and strengthened but I still couldn't run a mile even. Finally, I made an appointment at LA Sports Massage. After one massage, I was able to run noticeably better than before. After two massages, I had no problem and ran five miles three days later. A week later, I made it to eight. The massage isn't exactly enjoyable (I had bruises to prove it) but the staff is very professional and made me feel very comfortable. I cannot recommend this place enough for anyone with lingering injuries that they just can't fight.
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