Massage Envy is great!!! I have had a membership with Massage Envy for the last couple of years since my wife and I had placed monthly massages on our dream board the year before. A great decision for us since we travel often on business and they have sister locations all over the country. Our main home location is Mission Viejo North but they were full for the Friday 6pm time we wanted so we booked it at the Mission Viejo South location at Marguerite and Crown Valley, next to Baja Fresh.
I'm usually very satisfied with the quality of my massage but this last time topped them all. My masseuse was Berline and I must recommend her highly. Don't be fooled by Berline's relatively short height, this All-American girl of Asian descent with the ear to ear smile has Amazon hands. Often, I am asked what the focus of my massage should be. Being on the computer for over 12 hours a day sometimes, I carry a lot of stress through my neck, shoulders and lower back which I ask to have attended to. Usually the masseuse does their greatest hits and will fold in your focus areas a little bit, but not Berline. Her first comments were, ""Oh good, deep tissue!""
Berline's technique was a mix of deep therapeutic and pressure point. When I mentioned I had some lumbar pain, she focused on that area in a way no one else ever has. She then spent the majority of time on just my shoulders, neck and right arm as requested. I kept saying to her ""this is the best I've ever had."" Many masseuses will talk your ear of during your session, not Berline. If you wish to comment, she will talk with you no problem, but if you want to be in quiet ecstasy land, she will happily go ahead with her work.
As I was paying at the front, the front desk asked how I liked my massage. I said ""It was so good that I don't want to let the secret out."" Upon further reflection, I realized she earned an A+++ review. Request Berline. You will thank me.
Pros: professionalism, technique, attitude