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1 Reviews by EmilyG
Good medical massage, bad "spa" experience February 13, 2012 | 26 of 50 people found this review helpful
I got a SpaFinder gift cert and found this spa by searching my zip code; I booked a 60 minute Swedish massage. The spa was easy to find and street parking was abundant. I went in and was greeted by a friendly receptionist and was asked to fill out a questionnaire which asked, among other things where I had discomfort. Like most people (I presume) I marked off my upper back.
A few minutes later I was brought to a nice massage room and left to undress and get under the blankets. I noted it was a heated massage table - very nice!
The massage therapist came in and started my massage. She was a bit more chatty then I care for but not too bad. She mentioned she preferred doing "medical massage" and she avoided telling me where she trained (in NYS massage therapists must be formally trained and licensed).
She did to her credit really work on a knot in my back. Unfortunately she did the whole massage as a medical massage (very pokey and digging in) and not as a Swedish massage (which should be long strokes) or as a relaxation massage - which is what I wanted from a spa appointment. The massage was extremely painful. Sure it was 'good' pain in that she was working muscle attachments and knots, but it wasn't relaxing and soothingI would visit this business again? Yes