When I've gone to get a massage at other places, the staff made me feel comfortable and like they're they're there to pamper me right as I walk in the door...NOT at Massage Place. As I walked in the door I noticed the signs to silence cell phones and take off shoes which I appreciated. I anticipated this respect for the clients to continue after I walked up the stairs to be greeted by the staff. I said I was here for a massage. I was going to pay first and the woman asked if I was going to take care of the tip now or later. I said I would take care of it later since to me, the tip usually depends on the level of service. She then showed me a piece of paper and pointed to the bottom line and explained that they require a $20 minimum tip. I was not comfortable with that at all and decided to go elsewhere.
If they treated me well and gave a good massage I would have no problem giving $20 or more for a tip but to have someone tell me that it is required really turned me off. I told her it should be included in the price then and because the tip is something extra and she just said "We give a professional massage." They should adjust their prices if they want to guarantee a certain amount and leave the amount of tip up to the customer. They may give a professional massage, I don't know, but they do not act professionally. I recommend going for a massage from someone who deserves and appreciates a tip, not demands one.
Pros: open late and on weekends
Cons: Has policy of $20 minimum tip, staff not personable