Houston >Massage > Kavana Healing Arts Spa
2712 Sw Freeway, Houston, TX | Directions 7709829.731529 -95.421308
Massage; Mon-Fri 10am-8pm; Sat-Sun 10am-6pm; Hair Salon; Wed-Sat 9am-7pm
Neighborhoods: Central, Greenway/ Upper Kirby
Whether it is relaxation, pain management, health maintenance or beauty treatments we individualize each session to satisfy you.
Naturopathic Medicine: Treat Allergies, Pain, Emotional & Hormonal Imbalances
MASSAGE Specialty: TMJ, TMD, headaches, migraines, Sinus Massage, Foot Massage - Plantar Fasciitis, Shin Splints, Achilles Tendonitis; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Hand and Arm Massage -Frozen Shoulder; Tennis and Golfers Elbow, Blackberry Thumb; Thoracic Outlet Syndrome; Back Pain- Sciatic, pinched nerve, herniated disc; Fibromyalgia and Whiplash
Massage modalities - Swedish, Deep Tissue, Thai, Reflexology, Myofascial Release Therapy, Cranial-Sacral Therapy, Hot Stone, Aromatherapy, Reiki, Pre-Natal & Pregnancy, Cellulite, Sports & Lymphatic Drainage.
Ady Burgida - made a believer out of this doctor! – As a 50+ year old physician and very serious competitive swimmer, I was more than skeptical when my sports medicine doctor referred me to a massage therapist to fix the chronic pain I was having from rotator cuff tears in my shoulders and bulging discs in my neck. I mean, I never learned anything about massage therapy in medical school and never saw a massage therapist at the various hospitals in which I've worked. So just how much help could one provide?
I had spent endless hours and thousands of dollars with injections, physical therapy, chiropractic care, orthopedists, and sports medicine doctors with little pain relief. But I was so miserable (and my wife was miserable from being with miserable me), I figured, what could it hurt to try.
My doctor specifically referred me to Ady Burgida and told me she was the only massage therapist in Houston who would be able to understand and conquer my problem. Boy, was he right.
I contacted Ady, and --- despite the upcoming holidays --- she promptly worked me into her schedule. I sensed immediately that she was very bright, had a great sense of humor, and a very delightful, very positive personality. The spa --- a quaint two story house they've stylishly converted --- is very conveniently located (just about at Shepherd and 59S), and the spacious massage rooms are quiet, clean, and comfortable.
I've had 4 hour-long deep tissue massage sessions, and I've been amazed that Ady can identify painful trigger points in my muscles --- and there were millions ---before I could tell her where they were. I told her she reminds me of this legendary doctor at Johns Hopkins with whom I trained who could diagnose various lung conditions from changes in vibration he could perceive with just the lightest touch of his fingers.
In addition to her diagnostic skills, I have been extremely with her knowledge about myofascial pain syndromes, fibromyalgia, headache, TMJ, and muscle anatomy in general. She is passionate about the healing benefits of massage. I was even more impressed that she came up with a massage plan that systematically released muscle spasms, trigger points, and areas of limited mobility in my neck, shoulders, chest and back. So I put her to work --- and she really works --- on my pain syndrome.
I can't believe that I am now pain free, but not only that, I just recorded the top time in my age group nationally for one of my swimming events. Before Ady started treating me, I had resigned myself to the fact that not only would I have to give up swimming, but I was also going to be in chronic pain. My wife had resigned herself to having a husband who complained of pain all the time.
I've worked with health professionals for 30 years and work with them every day. I've come to recognize the truly gifted diagnosticians and healers. Their gift goes beyond their training and experience --- they have the ability to recognize conditions through touch, listening, and instinct that others can't. Ady falls into that truly gifted category. Plus, she's just an amazing person --- a real delight.
So, as a physician AND a patient, I can't recommend Ady highly enough. She really has been a miracle worker with me.
UN - PROFESSIONAL+ BAD SERVICES+TAKE OFF THAI MASSAGE FROM U – I HAVE APPOINTMENT FOR THAI MASSAGE WITH PATRIC ,THE ONE THAT I READ FROM COMMENT THAT HE IS GOOD ONE. BUT THE TRUE IS ....?????-*/*-+*-*+-* WHAT !!!!!!!!
ACTUALLY I KNOWN PATRIC FOR LONG TIME AGO FROM HIS LAST WORK PLACE( JUST NEXT DOOR FROM KAVANA) ,SO I DONT KNOW THAT IS SAME PATRIC. MY IDEA IS I NEED THE REAL GOOD THAI MASSAGE WITH A LOT STRETCHING ,DEEP, ON FLOOR MAT AS THAI MASSAGE SHOULD BE, BUT ADY SAID SHE HAS THAI MASSAGE ON TABLE , OK I WOULD LIKE TO TRY , MAYBE I COULD HAVE THE NEW (CON) FUSION OF THAI MASSAGE.
AND WHILE I WAS THEIR FOR MY APPOINTMENT AND I MET PATRIC AND ADY , AND I REMEMBER HIM , HE IS PATRIC I KNOWN ,I FILLED THE FORM AND READY TO HAVE GOOD GREAT MASSAGE .
AND THEN PATRIC CAME AND TOLD ME THAT ""I CANNOT GIVE YOU MASSAGE BECAUSE OF MY HISTORY OF LAST WORK PLACE THAT YOU (WE)EVER KNOW". I WAS SO .. "WHAT ??? " BUT OK .
IS THAT SIMPLE THING FOR SERVICE PEOPLE THAT CAN SAY " I CANNOT GIVE YOU SERVICES BECAUSE OF MY BAD HISTORY YOU MAY KNOW" I DONT CARE ABOUT HIS BAD/GOOD HISTORY I JUST NEEDED A GOOD THAI MASSAGE.
ADY AND PATRIC SHOULD LEAVE A SISSY BRAIN AT BED AND PUT PROFESSIONAL IN THEIR SOUL,HEART AND HEADS...
AND ONE THING THAT ADY, U PROMOTE THAI MASSAGE IN YOUR BUSINESS , PLEASE DO THAI MASSAGE IN THE RIGHT WAYS WITH THE RIGHT PROFESSIONAL FROM PROFESSIONAL THERAPISTS (ADY TOLD ME THAT PATRIC LEARN FROM PROFESSIONAL THAI THERAPIST IN HOUSTON , YEA I THINKS SO BUT DID HE LEARN FROM REALLY PROFESSIONAL ONE ?IF "YEA" MIGHT BE GOOD FOR YOUR BUSINESS,BUT IF "NO",YOU JUST CALL THAT KIND OF MASSAGE TO ANOTHER NAME ,DO NOT CALL THAI MASSAGE IF YOU HAVE NOT ONE.
SO I AM CONFUSE NOW ,WHY THEY DENY TO GIVE ME THAI MASSAGE , WHY ? ... MAYBE ...
1.FROM BAD/GOOD PATRIC 'S HISTORY FROM LAST WORK PLACE THAT HE THINKS I KNOW.. ( I DONT CARE ABOUT HIS HISTORY .. I JUST NEED GOOD THAI MASSAGE, AND I DO NOT CONTRACT PATRIC FROM THAT DAY TILL NOW FOR FEW YEARS ,SO I DONT REALLY CARE OF HIS HISTORY..)
2.THEY DONT HAVE/ KNOW THAI MASSAGE ON TABLE , SO THEY SCARE TO GIVE THAI MASSAGE FOR THAI PEOPLE?
I REALLY NOT RECOMMEND YOU TO THIS PLACE.
UN - PROFESSIONAL+ BAD SERVICES+TAKE OFF THAI MASSAGE FROM YOUR BUSINESS..BETTER ?
THIS IS FROM MY REAL,DIRECT EXPERIENCE ,DO NOT NEED TO DISCREDIT FOR ANYONE BUSINESSES
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO HEAR A REASON(S) FROM YOU..ADY.!!!!
Dear Davide, I will not use your real name out of respect for your privacy. We are a highly professional establishment, with an excellent record of customer service and therapeutic massage. Patrick informed me once you had arrived that he had massaged you in the past, at his previous place of employment, and unfortunately had had an uncomfortable and unprofessional massage experience with you. As a result Patrick did not feel comfortable massaging you on the day of your appointment. Davide, I respect my massage therapists and trust them when they say they are not comfortable working on a client. I also think that Patrick handled himself and the situation very kindly, politely and professionally. I am very sorry for the fact that you were offended by the fact that Patrick would not massage you. Wishing you peace, health and happiness. Ady
Truly Theraputic Massages – I have been receiving massage treatments from Ady for a few months now. Her knowledge, technique and style are the best I have ever experienced. I am a TMJ sufferer and have had cronic jaw, neck and shoulder pain for over a year now. Ady has been able to pinpoint my troubled muscles easily, and over time she has worked many of them back to health. Her wholistic approach, treatments and tips that she shares for me to take home have changed my life. I highly recommend TMJ or chronic pain sufferers to give her a try!!!! It could change your life too!
Great massage!!! – Patrick is such a wonderful therapist. I've been having shoulder/back pain for a long time. Patrick knew exactly where I was hurting (without me telling him!). He helped me relax and gave me a few tips I could try at home to relieve some of the pain. I'm definately going to get massage regularly from Patrick.
Awesome experience – This was my very first professional massage so I can't really compare the massage to any previous experience (but it was awesome! I walked away feeling like a different woman). What I can speak of is the quality of service I received.
The location was cozy and inviting, and the people were very nice, even the customers were welcoming and conversational. Overall it felt like meeting up at a friend's home.
PATRICK is my new hero! This young man is excellent at what he does. He showed up dressed professionally, and was very courteous and personable. We talked about my problem areas to determine what he would focus on, he explained what he was doing, and why; he made sure I was comfortable and worked within my comfort level (apparently I have a pretty high tolerance for pressure).
Overall, this was a beautiful experience.
I'll give some balance to this review by including what some would perceive as negatives (to me they weren't big deals):
I had to wait about 10 minutes because someone failed to notify Patrick that I had arrived. I was his only appointment for a couple of hours and he had asked them to call him in as soon as I showed up ( he was less than five minutes away).
This location has a 'homey' feel, it's not like the spas you see on TV. So if you don't like to feel like you're at a friend's home for your services, you may not like this.
Overall I had a nice time, and I will be going back!
Best Masseuse – Because of traffic, I was 20 min late for my first apt, but luckily Patrick did not have anything after me, so I got the full hour. I must say that I felt incredibly better after that hour. For the past month, I have had lots of stomach issues. After Patrick did some pressure points on my stomach, I still have not had the same aches and pains and it's been a whole week.
I highly recommend a massage from Patrick. If I can, I'm going to make it a monthly routine.
Most relaxing and caring spa in Houston – I have really enjoyed my experiences at Kavana. Patrick has been extremely conscientious and kind in dealing with a very painful injury and helping me heal it one week at a time.
I find the atmosphere relaxing and laid back...warm and welcoming.
Everyone is courteous and professional.
I highly recommend the massage services.
Best Hair Salon in Houston – I have been a client at Sunset Hair Studio for 14 years and would highly recommend them to any and all men or women who are looking for a place to call home for their hair care. I recently had the Thermo Organic Hair Straightening treatment done and couldn't be happier. My hair is shiny and healthy and I get compliments on it daily. I can get in the pool and just rinse my hair after and it still has the heathy shiny glow.
The owner at Sunset is a remarkable woman and I continue to go back because they have become family. It is a great place.
Best Spa – I tried this spa when I was given a gift cert. It turned out to be the best massage I ever had. Patrick at Kavana was the best. Try him, you will not be dissappointed.
Thanks Ady!! – Ady has been tremendous help for me and I highly recommend her to anyone in need of massage. I have seen several other therapists throughout the years and I can honestly say she's the best. I initially came to her in severe pain with sciatica from a herniated disc. She has made the situation so much more manageable by working out the spasmed muscles in the area. She continues to help me with many other trouble spots from neck and jaw pain to foot pain. Not only is she great at what she does, she is very easy-going and personable. I've been seeing her once a week for several months and plan on seeing her for many years to come.
Thank you so very much for the wonderful review. It was my pleasure helping you through your recovery process. It was easy to do so since you were such a great client, doing all the right things between appointments to help manage and improve your condition. Thank you. Ady
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