I have given my wife gift certificates for various massage places and spa experiences. By far her favorite place to get massages is the Lynnwood Gene Jaurez - for both relaxation and for pre-race (she runs long-distance races, for which a massage before can be good.)
It's professional and not at all mystic. They're on time and the facilities are excellent.
Gene Jaurez is quite a bit more expensive than some of the other places I've sent her, but from her reactions it's clearly worth it.