by Jameson Jameson and Ashley E. Lacy, NYMag.com New York magazine has named a slew of massage parlors, massage therapy centers, and massage facilities across the country.
As part of its annual list, the magazine’s editors narrowed their selections down to 10 of the top 50 locations to determine which is the most popular massage place.
The top 10 massage parlor locations for 2017 included: 1.
La Quinta in New York City, New York.
The Blue House in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Bijou in San Francisco, California.
Lola’s in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The House of the Rising Sun in Boston.
The Loli Salon in New Jersey.
Massage Therapy Spa in San Diego, California (ranked No. 4).
The Spa at the Lili in Boston (ranked #5).
Massages at The Lili (ranked 7).
Massaging Place #1 in Austin, Texas (ranked 5).
According to the article, the top massage spot for a woman in 2017 was the Blue House, a family-run spa that opened in 2009 in the historic neighborhood of Old Town Boston.
The spa, which is open to the public, has been the scene of numerous celeb sightings and a viral Instagram post from comedian Patton Oswalt.
“The Blue House has a spa and a spa room and a ton of people come here for that reason,” said one anonymous client who said he would spend $1,200 a month to have his back massaged by the masseuse.
“I’m not a huge fan of massages, but I really do like to see people smiling,” said another anonymous client, who has had her back massaging several times a week for years.
“I’m a big fan of the way they’re able to help you relax and to get you to a place where you can be more relaxed and less stressed.”
According to New York-based massage therapist, Kelly Rolfes, the Blue Houses is the best place to go for a back massage because it is “a really private place where the masseuses can help you really ease into it, not necessarily to the extreme.
It’s a really, really safe place.”
Rolfes said that a lot of massage therapy is done in the privacy of the BlueHouse, which was one of the first massage studios to open in the U.S. back in 2005.
“They make it feel like you’re really in the spa and that’s really what it is, but they’re not,” Rolfers said.
“There’s a very, very small space, and the masseurs are so nice.”
Rondes said many massage therapists are trained by the La Quintas, and many of their clients have a massage that they want to have done as soon as possible.
“There’s not a lot you can do to change their mind,” she said.
According to Rolfs, many massage therapist and masseuses will even provide free massage if you pay a fee.
“If you have to pay, I would suggest not to be so greedy,” she explained.
“People can be very selfish.
And the most selfish thing you can possibly do is to try to be super-selfish.
I would say be nice to everyone.
And I’d recommend to be nice and be respectful to everyone.”
Massage therapist, Katie Stenquist, said she had no qualms with paying to be treated by a La Quintana masseuse, and said that when a client asks for a massage, the masseur usually takes care of her needs and makes sure the patient gets what they need.
“When you’re getting your back massage, the massage therapist will make sure you have a good massage,” Stenissen said.
“You don’t have to ask them for anything, but if you want to, it’s always good to know that it’s not just about the money,” she added.
“It’s all about your massage, and it’s all in the service.”