I booked an hour Swedish massage for Saturday on Friday afternoon. I was happy they were able to fit me in and were able to accommodate any requests I had. My massage therapist Lizzy was excellent. She paid attention to my problem areas and used the hot stones on my tension spots. I also highly recommend the aromatherapy. It adds so much to the relaxation.
I had a 60 minute massage today with Jessica. Her knowledge and skills are second to none. After I told her I was a Crossfitter, she knew exactly where my problem areas were, both the superficial and the underlying issues. Her combination of precise pressure and speed of stroke were phenomenally therapeutic.
By the time I had to leave I, I was so relaxed that I could barely hold a conversation. Zack is different from some other masseuses in that he really listens to what areas need the most attention. I tend to get knots in between my shoulder blades (desk job, ya dig?) and he applied multiple techniques to work everything out. As my roommate put it, I came home looking "extremely relaxed". I really felt like a slab of butter on hot bread. He was soothing and kind, no surprise as to why he is so popular.
The location is central, and I love the fact that it's an old home with high ceilings. The decor is thoughtfully luxurious, so you can relax as soon as you walk in the door. The staff are very friendly, empathetic and competent... I enjoyed the Swedish massage which included a good bit of traction and stretching to begin. This makes a difference, since I'm at a computer so much. I like how they don't rush through - they ask a lot of questions and find those trouble spots, then work through them. I came out refreshed, renewed, and smelling rather lavendar-ish with a hint of orange. I'd highly recommend Zalla if you seek a small sanctuary tucked in the middle of the city, and you'd like to get away from 'factory' massage places or overly glam, huge retreats.
Consistent, excellent service. Easy to book online or over the phone. Typically it's pretty easy to get an appointment when you want one. Zalla Massage is top-notch.