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the Price of Massage at a Massage School

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$ 30
Mar 2008
Raleigh, NC
Massage students give great massages  more... close row
$ 40
Jan 2008
Somerset, NJ
Massage junkie respects massage students  more... close row
$ 45
Jan 2008
San Diego, CA
No tips allowed at massage school  more... close row
$ 25
Jun 2008
Reading, Pennsylvania
Students are very professional massage therapists  more... close row
$ 50
Feb 2008
boca, fl
Massage school made me feel like butter  more... close row
$ 40
Jan 2007
Memphis, Tennessee
Instructions from teacher to student distracting  more... close row
$ 43
Feb 2008
Overland Park, KS
Very professional service at a massage school  more... close row
$ 45
Mar 2008
middleburg heights
Quality of service was excellent  more... close row
$ 30
Aug 2007
Chicago, IL
Massage highly recommended  more... close row
$ 20
Apr 2007
Livonia, Michigan
School only asked for price of oils  more... close row
$ 15
May 2008
Akron, OH
Massage therapist in training was pretty good  more... close row
$ 35
Jan 2006
Emeryville, CA
50 minute massage at a massage school  more... close row

Description of service

I got a massage at a massage school. The massages cost $35 each and are 50 minutes long. The massage might be in shiatsu or Swedish style, and you don't know which one it will be until you get there.

The massage therapists are students, in various stages of training. At this school, you can't request a specific student, and you also can't tip your massage therapist.

You fill out an intake form and then follow your massage therapist student into a large room divided by curtains. Since the curtains are the only dividers, you can hear everything that goes on, but most clients are very polite and quiet. Also, the school plays calming music.

The students follow a specific time frame that is outlined on the wall: 5 minutes on right shoulder, 5 minutes on left shoulder, etc.


Review of Service

The therapist I had was obviously not too experienced, but has great potential. I enjoyed the massage, which was relaxing, even if it didn't get all my muscle knots out. For the price, I can't complain! The ambiance isn't there, but you're only paying $35, with no tip, so it's totally fair. I got a Swedish massage.

This school used to have specific days for Swedish massage and shiatsu massage so that you could choose. That was better, because people have different desires, and some people don't want to take their clothes off (Shiatsu).


Tips

A massage school is a risk, but not a very expensive one! If you're not too picky, this is a great way to go, as it's only half as much as regular massage tends to be!


$ 50
Apr 2008
Sequim, WA
Soothing massage from massage student  more... close row
$ 20
Feb 2008
North Lima, Ohio
Half hour massage by students who are practicing  more... close row
$ 15
Jun 2008
Michigan
Students even used hot and cold stones   more... close row
$ 50
May 2008
Virginia Beach, VA
Great massage considering given by a student  more... close row
$ 65
May 2008
San Diego, CA
Students not the best massage therapists  more... close row
$ 40
Mar 2008
Las Vegas, NV
60 minute full body massage at massage school  more... close row