Tucked away directly off of Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, you will find the best massage in Atlanta (in my opinion). Providing services such as Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, TMJ Therapy Massage, and more, LaVida Massage of Sandy Springs is “a unique massage center focused on health, education and you.” They are affordable, personable, knowledgeable, and they give the best 90-minute massage out there!
A thick layer of pollen greeted me on the morning of my massage. My nose was stuffed up and I was groggy, but I quickly jumped out of bed and headed out the door, ready for my appointment.
I arrived at LaVida Massage of Sandy Springs and quickly checked in – they offered me tea or water and handed me paperwork, in order to customize my massage, which only took about three minutes tops. I opted to add aromatherapy and substitute traditional oil for coconut oil. There are some really cool options (like cellulite reducing cupping and cryotherapy/thermotherapy) that I cannot wait to try!
Before I knew it, my massage therapist, Elizabeth introduced herself and guided me back to her room. My first impression of her was kind and personable. She asked what type of massage I wanted and what I wanted to focus on. I told her that I have pretty severe upper back and neck pain and I was okay with any type of massage that she thinks would work best for me.
We started the 90-minute massage off with my aromatherapy. I mixed peppermint and lavender essential oils together and it was the perfect mix for me. It opened up my sinus’ but still relaxed me at the same time, while Elizabeth worked her magic.
Elizabeth did focus on my shoulders and neck like I expected. Usually, when I get massages, that is all they focus on, so I was prepared for her to spend her time there and be done. That was not the case at all! It was truly a total body massage and Elizabeth found tight muscles that I did not even know I had. For example, the muscles in my legs are very tight. I have pretty muscular legs, but nobody has ever told me they were tight before. She did massage and some stretching with them.
The part of my massage that stands out the most is when I rolled over on my back and she told me that she was going to focus on my pectoral muscles. Nobody has ever worked on my pec muscles before, but Elizabeth said that she thinks the cause of my upper back and shoulder pain could be the result of tight pectoral muscles. Crazy, right? She warned me that it would not be the most comfortable part of the massage…and she was right, but I breathed through the discomfort, made it through, and I am so, so glad that I did, because it was life-changing.
Throughout my years of having back pain, I have tried many things to lessen the pain. I have done massage in the past and it usually takes the pain away for a day or two, at most. Well, I am happy to say that today it has been seven full days since my massage at LaVida Massage of Sandy Springs and I still do not have any back pain!!
Elizabeth was spot on — my pectoral muscles were so tight that it was causing added pressure to my shoulders and neck. I looked it up and according to Livestrong, “When your pectorals are tight and constricted, pain in the upper cervical and lower neck region can occur, as can pain in your chest or breasts, shoulders and upper back. Rounded shoulders and a forward-thrusting head indicate a tight and knotted pectoralis major.”
After my massage, Elizabeth handed me some water and taught me a few stretches to for my pec muscles, which I have been keeping up with.
I could go on and on about how amazing my experience was at LaVida Massage of Sandy Springs, but instead, I will leave you with this: If you are in the Atlanta area, if you have pain, just want a massage, or need some YOU time, do yourself a favor and check out LaVida Massage of Sandy Springs. I can guarantee you that you will not find a better massage anywhere else in the Metro-Atlanta area.
LaVida Massage of Sandy Springs offers very affordable pricing. Their new member pricing is just $49.95 for a sixty-minute massage (normally $59.95)! For a ninety-minute massage, it is only $79.95. Y’all – you seriously cannot beat this price. They even have a benefits program, which will allow you to save up to 25% on services. Check out their website and book your appointment here.
I did receive complimentary services provided by LaVida Massage of Sandy Springs in order to facilitate this review, but all opinions are my own. I truly do think they are amazing!