Austin >Massage > Massage Harmony Inc
4477 S Lamar Blvd #410, Austin, TX | Directions 7874530.230697 -97.798878
BEST MASSAGES IN AUSTIN!!! – I've been a client of Massage Harmony for several years and have always enjoyed all of their Therapists, but especially Amber. On a recent visit I booked a 60 minute massage with Amber and… WOW - best massage I've ever had!! Her work is deep but soothing at the same time, and she figured out how to release tension I didn't even know was there. It's been several days later and I still feel amazing!! 2 Thumbs Up!!
all around good service – It's so nice to get a good massage at a Great price. I usually get the 60 min. swedish massage with Amy or Monica, both are very good. They listen to your needs and what is going on with your body and customize the massage.
You will only leave angry – I had the worst massage, the lady had no idea what she was doing, the pressure was that of a wet towel being pulled over your body and when she did use pressure it would feel like she was trying to pull the muscles out of my neck which still hurts the next day. When I complained to the front desk all they would say is "I'm sorry you feel that way". The manager was not there so I tried calling the next day and guess what, the manager was always busy and would not return any messages to return my calls. Getting a bad massage is one thing but the way they treat their customers is another. Do not wast your time and money, you will get a better massage if you rub your back on a light pole.
This place is HORRIBLE!!!!! – This place is HORRIBLE!!!! Do NOT be fooled by this place. I've been to a lot of massage places, and the reason I used to go to this place is because it was close to my house. The place is nice looking and trendy, and the prices look low, but don't be fooled. That's because they expect you to add at least a $10, 15, or 20 dollar gratuity. I believe in fairness, and if I receive a good massage, I will centainly tip. I am by no means a deadbeat. But I have received too many bad massages from this place. MANY of the therapists don't know what they're doing. I have had some good therapists here, but honestly, if you go to this place 10 times, you might get 3 good massages and 7 mediocre ones....
To top it off, I was actually told by a receptionist that "If this keeps happening" (meaning if there's no tip for bad massages) that therapists will not work with you anymore. They subtly pressure customers into tipping. I have frequented massage places for many years, so I am able to compare this place to many others I have been to, and believe me, this is a place where the customer is LAST.
After I was told that "If this keeps happening", the therapists won't work with you, I left that place more stressed out than when I entered. I'm an honest person who believes in fairness, and that people should be tipped for doing a good service, but I don't enjoy being RIPPED OFF!!!! Why should someone be pressured into tipping even more for a mediocre massage? It's ridiculous!
As someone who receives massages frequently (once a week for the past few years), I would recommend finding a real massage place and paying 50 or 60 dollars (which is what you spend after a tip here anyway), and getting a better massage, and going to a place where the customer actually matters!! I will NEVER, ever, go here again!!!!!! Beware!!!!!!! This place is absolutely horrible!!!!!!
Disappointed – I was not very impressed with my experience. First of all, the room was SO cold... cold air was just blowing on me the whole time. I also repeatedly asked the massage lady to use firmer, stronger pressure and she failed to listen to me. It was just way too soft and not what I asked for.
Easy to make appointment and really happy with what I got... – I saw the bad reviews for this place, and made an account just to write my review. First of all, if you are looking for a pampering, aromatherapy, "snooty spa", this place is not for you. This place is inexpensive because there is no frou frou about it, which, I really liked. I was there to have a massage for stress relief, period. After reading reviews about it, I learned a little about the massage business. While the massage therapist is the one giving the massage, it is your responsibility to tell them what you want. Tell them if it hurts, or tell them if you want more pressure. They are not mind readers and you aren't going to hurt their feelings. I called in for my appointment, and told the receptionist what I was looking for. She then paired me with someone appropriate. Something else that I really liked about this place was that the therapist made a point to say to me to undress "to my comfort level". Now I have had massages at other places, and no one has ever said that. I was with a friend who had never had one before, and that really put her at ease.
Massage can be affordable! – I'm a total massage hound, so I'm always looking for a new shop to try. I've visited Massage Harmony a couple of times and really enjoyed it. It's fairly no-frills, with simple rooms and treatments; but it's still very relaxing and you get a great massage for the price. Therapists vary in skill and specialty (like anywhere else), so be sure to request someone who uses techniques you like best when making an appointment.
Very bad experience – I had a very bad experience with Massage Harmony recently. The massage therapist simply did not listen. I wanted a deep tissue massage (and yes, I have gotten them before, I know what I am asking for). What I got was pressure point poking. After repeatedly telling the therapist what I wanted, he just kept telling me this was what I was asking for. Then he kept saying "relax," as if the verbal suggestion would accomplish what his hands were not. I felt like getting up in the middle of it and walking out, but I did not, as my friend was getting a massage in another room.
Had I known, I would have gotten us both out. She was getting a deep tissue massage as well, and her therapist barely touched her. She reports it was almost more of a tickling than a massage. Despite numerous requests for more pressure and deeper massage, the therapist simply did not comply. At the end, my friend complained to the management and got her money back.
I certainly won't paint this business with a broad brush and say it is awful, but without question, the experiences my friend and I shared were so far from acceptable, we will nver go back and will share our opinions with anyone who asks.
Whiners of Massage Harmony are generalizing the entire therapist crew – I've read a lot of reviews and find that the ones who are disappointed in the therapist they were given thinks that ALL the therapists at Massage Harmony are the same way. WRONG. There are quite a few therapists there that are awesome at deep tissue, prenatal and swedish massage. Might I add that you could go spend a lot more at a high end spa but you're likely to get just a swedish, the same at MH, not anything that is going to benefit you once you get out the door and into your car. The general public that walks through the MH door thinks Deep Tissue is nothing more than heavy pressure. It's a completely different technique. And therapists who know that at MH will tell you flat out. You haven't had a massage in the past month for at least three months? You shouldn't be getting a deep tissue because you are risking bruising, tissue tears and a week's worth of soreness that you didn't bargain for. So don't come and put your comments on this site generalizing the therapists at MH. More than half really do care about their clients, they have repeat clients and in no way shape or form did they gruel through school to be labeled a Walmart therapist or any other horrible thing you have to say just because you didn't communicate with your therapist or didn't tell the receptionist your massage stank when you checked out. If you have a problem, tell the therapist immediately and the receptionist. Don't wait until you are out the door. And by the way, tipping IS expected at MH simply because it's common decency. You tip your hair stylist, your waiter, your delivery persons.....? Therapists are no different and some people come in dirty, smelly, black feet that make the sheets black when they lay on them and therapists STILL put up with it because they know the client is there to feel better. And they will work on you, stinky and dirty and all. Although I think they should tell them to go home and take a shower first. MH is a good place to get massages.
Austin's Best Massage – Let's start off with the massages. This place has the best collection of therapists. I've had many people here, and I have yet to have one disappointing massage. I highly recommend Leslie and Lihi, they are my absolute favorites, but it just depends on your preference of style of massage. Let the front desk know while booking what type or style of massage you like (strong vs. light touch, pressure point vs. longer strokes, etc), and they'll try their best to put you with the most appropriate therapist. I've had massages at other places and nothing even comes close to Massage Harmony.
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