I really like the Massage Envy experience. The place has minimal ambiance and a mass market consumer feel to it. BUT, I have to say, that's part of what I like. I don't really want a marble lobby with complimentary champagne. I don't want it to feel like it's some major extravagance, that should be reserved for special occasions. I just want a good, affordable, therapeutic massage on a regular basis. Massage Envy fits the bill. The only watch-out is that not all the massage therapists are great. I tried about 6 of them before I found one that I really, really liked. None of the others were bad, just not top rate. I almost hate to give out her name because I don't want her book to be full when I call. But, I'll take that chance. Whitney seems to find all the knots and make them go away. Pure bliss.
Pros: Price, hours, availability of appointments without planning ahead
Cons: Not all therapists are top notch