Most treatments are 60 and 90-minutes -- not 50 and 80 minutes. That means you get a longer massage and a more refreshed therapist. (The shorter time means therapists only have ten minutes to turn over the room before they're back to work.) The idea is that good working conditions attract great therapists.
What You Should Know About Los Angeles Massage Therapy Center
- Los Angeles Massage Therapy Center is on the top level of a small two-story strip mall, between a Japanese "Anime" bookstore and a bridal shop. So don't expect a glamourous entrance. But once you step inside, it's a pleasant, soothing atmosphere.
- Get there early to relax in the eucalyptus steam room (both men and women have their own). It will help relax your muscles so you get more out of your massage. Freshen up with a shower, put on a robe and you're ready.
- Most spas charge extra for deep tissue or specialties like Shiatsu or lomi-lomi. Not here! You can request a specific massage or have your therapists customize a massage, using a a range of techniques.
- If you want a specific style like shiatsu, speak up when you're booking your appointment. Not all therapists know all techniques. The receptionists can match you with one with the skill set you're looking for.
- You may need to try more than one therapist to find a good fit. My first massage was disappointing because I kept asking for more pressure -- and didn't get it. But I HIGHLY recommend Liv von Olereich, who gave me a great massage employing deep tissue work, stretching and shiastu. I'm local and I'm going back!
- The "Quick Fix" facial with Hyalunia skin care only takes 25 minutes and includes all the elements of the regular facial -- even extractions and mask. Brigitte even worked in a foot massage while the pomegranate, strawberry and yogurt mask was hydrating my skin. I was amazed.
The bottom line: Los Angeles Massage Therapy Center offers quality massage and facials at an affordable price, especially if you join their club. It's a good choice if it's in a neighborhood near you. But you may need to try a few therapists to find the perfect fit.
Los Angeles Massage Therapy Center At A Glance:
- Type of Spa: day spa
- Location: 2130 Sawtelle Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA.
- Phone: 310-444-8989
- Services: Customized massage, deep tissue massage, sports, shiatsu, pregnancy massage, facials. Ayurvedic treatments include salt massage and warm herb pack treatments.
- Facilities: Separate locker facilities for men and women feature over-sized slate showers and eucalyptus steam rooms.
- Website: Los Angeles Massage Therapy Center
As is common in the travel industry, the writer was provided with complimentary treatments for the purpose of reviewing those services. While it has not influenced this review, About.com believes in full disclosure of all potential conflicts of interest. For more information, see our ethics policy.