A Visit to Squeeze Massage
You may have noticed the proliferation of posts on this site – I’ve been busy! And all that running around exploring leaves me with little time for relaxation and rest. Don’t get me wrong…I love what I do but I’m tuckered out! So when I was invited to visit Squeeze Massage for a 50 minute session all I could think was “yes…a thousand times yes!” and soon headed over for some much needed R & R.
Squeeze Massage is a brand new concept from from the folks behind Drybar. Just as they revolutionized the blowout they’re now embarking on a massage revolution with the very first Squeeze location open now in Studio City.
From the moment I booked my Squeeze massage I knew I was in for something different. All reservations are made online or through the Squeeze app and are completely customizable. You choose the length (20, 50 or 80 minute) the strength (from light to deep tissue) and the specific massage therapist you’d like (each therapist is accompanied by a short explanation of their skill set and a customer rating). Once your massage is booked you can customize it further by choosing select areas you’d like to focus on (and avoid) and your preference for oil or lotion.
After I had customized my ideal massage I headed to Squeeze for my appointment. As soon as I entered the door I knew I was in for a treat – it smelled SO good. When you have a Squeeze massage aromatherapy is included and you get to choose your own scent (grapefruit, bergamot, rosemary or lavender). They also utilize the scent throughout the facility placing you in state of zen as soon as you step inside.
While waiting for my appointment I relaxed in the cozy waiting room and enjoyed some light refreshments. I soon met my therapist, Alexandra, who was kind and welcoming. She had me choose my aromatherapy and explained the Squeeze process. The facility’s aim is to make you as comfortable as possible which means plush private rooms, heated beds and blankets, ample charging options for your phone and a customizable music playlist. This last option made me super happy as I’m not one for the standard spa “smooth jazz” playlist. At Squeeze I was able to listen to a selection of mellow indie hits during my treatment.
As for my treatment…absolutely wonderful. Seriously, Alexandra does exceptional work and I quickly felt all my stress melt away. I was comfortable throughout yet (as I had chosen a firm massage) my muscles were thoroughly worked. Alexandra always made sure I was not in any discomfort and tailored her work to my preferences. I’ve had my fair share of massages and they’ve run the gamut from bad to wonderful and this one zoomed straight to the top.
After the session I relaxed with a nice cup of tea before heading back outside to face the world again. Feeling totally relaxed yet completely re-energized I was back to my old, exploring self. Next time I’m feeling rundown I now know to head straight to Squeeze Massage to be completely rejuvenated.