When my friend got a gift certificate for me to Mecca gym and spa, I have to admit I was very weary. I used to work at a spa in Houston and so I was what you would consider the ""know-it-all-client."" I knew once I got to Mecca, I would criticize every aspect of the spa from the initial welcome to the time of the checkout. When I first looked at the brochure, I was a little bit surprised at the prices of the treatments, but I?m not one to turn down a free day at the spa and so I went! Upon going to Mecca, my first impression was, wow this elevator smells really great (later identified as the scent from the eucalyptus steam room). When I entered the spa/gym, I was greeted by welcoming smiles at the front desk. I checked in and they promptly gave me some robe and slippers to go into the locker room to change/shower/steam. Although I initially thought the prices were a bit high, my massage was ABSOLUTELY fantastic and worth every penny. The therapist really knew what she was doing and seemed to be in tune with all my problematic areas. As I came out of my massage, my brain was mush and so it was nice to be given a nice warm towel to slowly wake me back up to reality. Needless to say, I have been back several times again and each time I go back, I have to make the impossible choice of deciding which treatments I want. My one complaint is that, I wish the locker rooms were connected to the spa so that you don't have to expose yourself to others not getting spa treatments. On that same note, I can easily overlook that factor because the services are too good to deny because of that one issue. My only other semi-complaint would be that, Mecca doesn't offer a room where you can take a nap right after your massage (perhaps in the future??) Not that this is a part of the spa services, but Mecca has really great retail items that I have yet to find in other stores. If anything else, finding a place that offers exclusive products is always a good thing!
Pros: talented staff, ambience, easy parking, customer service
Cons: locker room isn't connected directly to spa