MassageLuXe, which made our Most Beloved Salons and Best Spas in America list, is beloved by a lot of customers. Here’s what some of them have to say about its massages:
Massage Envy has more than 1,000 locations in United States, including multiple locations in the DFW area. It also has more than 1.5 million members. Why is it so popular? It offers discounted rates on monthly massages when you buy a membership.
Pro Tip: You don’t have to get naked for a massage. Instead, undress to your comfort level. Just know that you’ll be completely covered with a sheet the entire time, so if you don’t want to get naked, you won’t ever be exposed.
If anyone understands a body in motion, it’s Keith Clark. Keith is not only a massage therapist, but also a dancer, dance instructor, and choreographer. He especially understands how athletic activities can strain the body, and he often works with athletes in need of sports massages. His particular sports massages combine a variety of techniques, including trigger-point therapy and deep-tissue work to really loosen up knots. Keith’s primary goal is to help clients stop reaching for pain meds.
We asked licensed massage therapist Shannon Merten this question and she said, "If [clients are] asking questions or bring[ing] up a topic, I will answer or join in. If they're quiet, I remain quiet. I think some people get nervous, so they may be a bit chatty."
According to Shannon, most clients make small talk for the first 20–30 minutes, then zone out for the remainder of the massage.
Melody Miller and her TMT (Tranquility Massage Therapy) team relieve chronic pain through therapeutic massages, reduce stress through Swedish massages, and loosen knots through hot-stone massages. And clients can’t get enough, saying things like:
According to a study in the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, prenatal massage can be beneficial for the baby. In the study, 26 pregnant women were assigned to a massage-therapy or a relaxation-therapy group for five weeks. Each group had 20 minutes of massage therapy or relaxation therapy twice a week.
In the massage therapy group, the women had fewer complications during labor. Their infants were also less likely to be premature. Although it was a small study, it and other research indicates that massage can be beneficial for baby. But you should always discuss any concerns about prenatal massage with your OB/GYN.