I received a gift certificate from my partner for a massage with Gina at Aria and was excited... but not THAT excited. I LOVE massage but am often disappointed. Well, after my first massage with Gina, I will never go to anyone else again. In fact, I think that if I move out of Seattle, I'll have to quit getting massages all together. She really takes her time and LISTENS! to what you hope to get out of your session. She also is good about checking up with you about pressure etc.. throughout the session and actually takes your direction if you have preferences or requests. Afterwords, she goes through the session with you and talks to you about your body, so informative! Especially if you've ever had injuries or if you are a person with tension problems. She really knows her stuff! And she uses a variety of techniques, all of them well. She does great swedish, but if you are a person who likes more pressure, she has the strength and ability to accommodate that. Lastly, her room is perfect, her variety of scents and oils would suit any taste, and the salon itself is charming and conveniently located (and easy to find). Truly, I've never been to a better message therapist and doubt I'll ever find one. Now, I'm fast becoming a regular. So, a giant thank you to Gina, I will tell all my friends and be back as often as possible!
Pros: best technique, relaxing ambiance, excellent service in salon, GINA!