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Top 7 places for affordable massages

Top 7 with Alysha Del Valle
September 17, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Trying to fit in a relaxing, rejuvenating massage these days can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be. "People are really pinching their pennies, so we're proving that you don't have to have a fortune to go out and pamper yourself." said Mar Yvette, CitySearch editor.

The owners of The Massage Garage in Culver City believe you can have a great massage without breaking the bank.

"We opened seven years ago. Our idea was to make massage affordable, accessible, not intimidating, therapeutic and fun," says co-owner Donna Donnelly.

The Massage Garage has a 'no-frills' policy, and has steadily become a local favorite with men and women.

"We have something for everybody, if you are on your lunch break and only have a little time to spare, a 30-minute massage would be perfect for you," said co-owner Lauren Cresto.

The 30-minute 'Test Drive' is wallet-friendly at only $30.

Other specials include a 60-minute 'Tune-Up' for just $45, and a 90-minute 'Overhaul' for $70.

"We won't give you a fluffy robe or slippers, but we will give you a great massage." Donnelly said.

Relaxation seekers looking for overall health benefits, but not wanting to pay big bucks, can drop in to Healing Hands Wellness Center, located in Larchmont Village. This CitySearch favorite offers many services, including acupuncture, but it's famous for its full 60-minute massage for just $55.

"Not only is this a great space for a wonderful massage, but they've kept the prices really affordable," Yvette said.

Healing Hands provides a soothing, tranquil setting, while maintaining a family-friendly environment.

"They'll really work with you, and it's really just about spending a little time for yourself." Yvette said.

Rounding out the Top Seven Massages for Less are the California Healing Arts College in West L.A., the Rescue Massage Center in Redondo Beach, Cloud Mover Day Spa in Huntington Beach, Serenity Day Spa & Salon in Riverside and in Ventura, head over to the Massage Place.

The Massage Garage
3812 Main Street
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 202-0082
http://www.themassagegarage.com/home.html

Healing Hands Wellness Center
414 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 461-7876
http://www.healinghandswc.com/

California Healing Arts College
12217 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 206
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 826-7622
http://www.chac.edu/

Rescue Massage Center
412 S. Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 540.6406
http://www.rescuemassagecenter.com/

Cloud Mover Day Spa
7368 Center Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 890-0900
http://www.cloudmover.com/

Serenity Day Spa & Salon
7001 Indiana Ave., Suite 7
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 683-5640
http://serenitydayspa.org/

The Massage Place
4255 E. Main Street
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 477-7501
http://www.themassageplace-ventura.com/


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