This was my first time at LaVida and it was a great experience. I had just wrapped up my graduate school classes and needed to do something to remove the stress of being on the computer for hours, this totally did it. It was a great atmosphere, just a 60 min massage left me feeling like a new person. I would recommend it to anybody and will be coming back as well.
The main complaint that I have is that the massage rooms weren't sound proof enough. People were talking loudly in the hallway, and I could hear everything - it really took away from the experience. I felt like I wasn't able to fully relax during my massage.
The massage therapist I had (Krystina Pantaleo) was very knowledgeable, could tell where she needed to work in order to release certain muscles, and was VERY effective. She gave me one of the best massages I have ever had and really helped with the pain and tightness I was experiencing.
First time there! Kevin gave a rushed, fast moving, friction heavy massage with cold hands and grumpy demeanor. Usually when I am massaged I want to enjoy the feelings of my muscles relaxing but thats hard to do with the road runner speed used by Kevin. He ended the massage early and to fill time applied pressure to my spine which felt like firm touch but had no benefit. Also he gave off a creepy vibe that made me uncomfortable. The prices are reasonable and I would go back but not EVER see him again. Oh, and when asked why he likes doing massage he replied, " Cause its fun, easy, I trade massages whenever I want..." The list of reasons went on and on then much later he said, "Helping people is a perk." It was obvious that the priority in the massage was not me.