I don't normally bother to review businesses, but these negative reviews are so over-the-top and ridiculous that I feel I have to respond. I had a livingsocial voucher for a massage and a facial, and I had no trouble scheduling. I called, someone answered, I told them I had a voucher, and I scheduled for ten days out. I don't understand why people find it unbelievable that there aren't appointments available for two or three weeks. There's one massage therapist and one esthetician, so when they have an influx of customers, they get backed up. And since I'm used to scheduling massages and facials a month or more in advance at other spas, I don't think a few weeks is unusual anyway. In any case, to review my own experience: Uphoria is not a luxury spa. Everything about the place is more casual than most other places in town, from the decor to the quality of the linens to the attitude of the people who work there. It's not the quiet, super-serene experience you may expect from a spa. Given the prices, I must admit that I was expecting a somewhat more luxuriant experience. But as far as the quality of the services I received, I have no complaints. The massage was extremely effective, particularly the neck, forearm, and hand work. It's clear that Monica is incredibly knowledgeable and experienced with myofascial release and trigger point therapy. If you're looking to relieve pain or release chronic tension, I can't recommend her enough. I will definitely go back myself, as I got more relief in one 60-minute session with Monica than I have in the past with regular massages elsewhere.
223 N Maple RdAnn Arbor, MI 48103
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I have been to many massage therapists in my 43 years because of my scoliosis and severe and chronic back pain. That coupled with the fact that I am a dancer and fitness instructor made the need for bodywork a must. Finding Julie and experiencing her intuitive work has been a blessing for my body and in turn my life. I've seen her semi regularly for the past 15 years and I no longer suffer from chronic back pain! Now I go to see her just because and she intuitively finds something that needs work before it actually becomes a problem. I come out of a session with Julie not only feeling amazing release in my body but also genuinely cared for. Her hands are magic!
While being pregnant can be a great joy and lots of fun, the pull on my back was really intense. I saw several of the therapists at Bodywise to help relieve my discomfort, depending on scheduling issues. They were all great in their own way, although all a bit different too. The atmosphere is homey and relaxing, which I liked. I also liked that there weren't all of the scents you find in some massage offices. I found it helpful that I could buy packages of massages at a discount since I wanted to come regularly.