“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
“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!!”
“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.”
“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.”