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Client testimonial

“Massage Therapy Center is THE place to get a great, therapeutic massage. Fantastic people.”

★★★★★ Thea H., Google Review

“A favorite massage place. Dario and Jane, and Bonnie are experienced and professional. Quiet interior and easy to book a massage in a few modalities. Parking readily available in back of business.” 

★★★★★ Valerie J., Google Review

“Hidden gem! Super professional team, great massage rooms, and exceptional experience.”

★★★★★ Ziv L., Google Review

“I love this place. Their front desk is always kind and helpful. It’s clean and quiet. And I just got the best massage of my life from Polly. She’s super strong and thorough. Highly recommended.”

★★★★★ Sylvia L., Yelp Review

“Always love coming here. Every massage so far has been great.”

★★★★★ Anna L., Local Guide, Google Review

“Massage Therapy Center is just a great place for your wellbeing with nice people that are friendly and professional. I feel so much better after I have left. I highly recommend Massage Therapy Center.”

★★★★★ Pia T., Google Review.

“always treated like a friend and excellent therapists available. clean rooms and easy parking and access.”

★★★★★ Jeanne C., Yelp Review

“Massage place that is not one of those chain locations where the massage is weak, process driven and without real focus on the customer. This is legitimate, with masseuses that are interested in your health and well being and provide an experience that is second to none.”

★★★★★ Adam Joy, Local Guide on Google Review

“I’ve been going to the Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto for a decade, and I’ve never had a bad massage there. It’s truly a little hidden gem on California Ave. The outside looks very unimpressive and inside is modest, but quiet and calm. The staff is friendly and helpful. The therapists are experts in massage therapy, and they always asked about my particular discomfort or needs on a particular day. They might be a little more expensive but it’s worth every penny. Also, they don’t cut the time – it says 60 min and each time I get my 60 min worth of massage. I’ve referred the center to my friends, family, and colleagues. Personally, I highly recommend Steve, Loan, Grace, and Larry.”

★★★★★ Min Liu, Google Review


“Always a pleasant experience for a massage here. I like that they are only focused on massage and specialized instead of a fluffy spa trying to sell product and up sell services. Overall fair prices, excellent customer service and very qualified massage therapists. Very clean and great location.”

★★★★★ Courtney M., Mountain View, Yelp


“I have been getting regular professional massage therapy for the past 30 years, at many locations throughout the U.S. Places like Massage Therapy Center are generally the best – large number of trained staff, excellent hours, and a focus on massage rather than massage plus other “beauty” services (such as pedicures, etc). The massage was very good, the place is clean, and the staff are efficient (return phone calls, book appointments, all in a very timely manner). The location is great, also – on California, and there is a nearby city of Palo Alto parking lot where you can park for free up to two hours.”

★★★★★ Jenny R., Lafayette, CA, Yelp

“I have been a Massage Therapist Client for over 20 years. I know that MTC is rigorous in vetting and choosing therapists. And once they join MTC, they are re-educated on appropriate behavior in case their former training did not cover that. The reason MTC continually gets good ratings is that no other massage facility in Palo Alto offers the deep expertise these therapists offer. MTC therapists are deeply committed to healing. Every session I have had reflects their concern, their care, and their expertise.”
★★★★★ Mary L., Palo Alto, Yelp
“I have been going to the Massage Therapy Center in Palo Alto for many years. The body workers are well trained and and offer a variety of massage styles. I believe it is good to work with different approaches of massage to stay in top shape. This place offers many choices. Massage Therapy Center is a special place for healing. It is affordable and well worth the professional expertise.”
★★★★★ Paula L. Menlo Park, Yelp


“Been coming here regularly for about 3 months now for deep tissue and sports massage! After years of constant pain in my hipflexers and always tight QLs after working out I’m now basically pain free! Will be continuing to come for sure! Highly recommended!!”

★★★★★ Nicklas J., Palo Alto, Yelp
“That was awesome! From the front desk..I already have a feeling that it will be awesome. Front desk person was friendly and pleasant. The massage modality that I wanted is Swedish Massage. The masseuse was nice and made me feel at ease throughout the treatment. I had massage before but this is the first time I was asked how I want it done..I liked that I have control. The place is clean with peaceful feeling. When the treatment’s done ..front desk staff gave me a discount coupon for my next massage. Will definitely come back but next time after my boxing class! :)”
★★★★★ Jing F., Mountain View, Yelp


“They’re the real deal. I first discovered them way back in 2010 and I’ve been coming here ever since on and off. I’ve been other places in San Mateo which are closer but the quality of the massage here is way higher. I leave feeling like I got a new neck and a new back every single time.

You have to leave some time for parking as it’s street parking and the front desk can get a little busy with everyone trying to pay at the same time. But those are minor things compared to the quality of the massage which is just outstanding.”

★★★★★ Arul F., South San Francisco, Yelp


“I post on yelp (rarely) and only when I think the service is excellent and out of respect for the provider. I am on yelp today writing a review for a different category and am updating this one because I have been to Massage Therapy Center 10+ times over the past couple years.

Tip: Finding the right masseuse took time and trying 6+ people at different places. I was specific in what I needed (shoulders/back) and could recognize what gave the best recovery/relief. I see reviews here are mixed and that doesn’t surprise me given expectations/approaches differ for different people. It is important to find the person that listens to what you need; assesses what can be done; communicates and is skilled.

I remain a loyal client.”

★★★★★ C.G., Palo Alto, Yelp