Betty Jean is a top-notch healer-period. I have had a ton of massage in not-too-long life to deal with chronic pain and she is among the very best. Her rates are very reasonable at $65 an hour, though you give up the spa atmosphere in exchange for a somewhat noisy corner building office. The room itself is peaceful and she has a rotating art "gallery" in her office, but the street traffic is ever present. That said, if you are not just the occasional luxury-treatment massage person and actually want someone to help heal your body, I would definitely go to her rather than a Gene Juarez or some other salon type experience. Other truly excellent massage therapists are Lynne Compton on Capitol Hill and Valerie Olney in the Roosevelt area--both are far less costly than salon therapists and with Lynne and Valerie, because they work for a chirpopractor and naturopath respectively you may be able to bill insurance. Don't have numbers handy for either though.