Very nice place, inviting and relaxing atmosphere. That's about it for the positive review. I was looking to find a massage at that last minute and they booked me with Patrica. It was absolutely the most uncomfortable massage I've ever had, and I'm sorry to write this, but she should not be practicing at a high-end spa. Her technique was so choppy and I felt so uncomfortable on the table. I practice yoga, and get massages on a regular basis, and am very open to all types of massage techniques and there was absolutely nothing relaxing about her work. There was barely any pressure, and there was no flow to what she was doing. There was a point during the massage I just wanted to get up and leave. I never usually write reviews, but I just didn't want anyone to experience what I did....sorry, Patrica. Perhaps you need to take a few more classes. Definitely not worth the money. I got a better chair massage at the airport - much more knowledgeable about the muscles and pressure points...and way more relaxing. I guess you don't have to pay a ton of money for quality service?!
Halina European Skincare & Day Spa
- Payment method:
- all major credit cards, amex, cash, check, debit, discover, master card, visa
- Brentwood - Highland, Brentwood
- Beauty Salons, Hair Braiding, Day Spas, Hair Removal, Skin Care, Massage Therapists, Barbers, Cosmetics & Perfumes, Nail Salons, Hair Stylists, Aromatherapy, Hair Supplies & Accessories
- Other Information:
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Price Range : Average
By Appointment Only: Yes
I'm European myself and there is no other Spa in Austin that could do facials as they are done at Halina's. They do it like in Europe! Prices are a bit high to my income, but I still go there that is how good their facials are. After one I feel a whole lot of a difference in my skin tone and color. They are not afraid to really clean your pores and exfoliate. Staff is nice and they will not try to sell you a bunch of cosmetic products you don't need. They do really care and will only recommend stuff if you really need it.
I first went to Halina Day Spa using a gift certificate and got a delux pedicure a year ago. Since then I go back every 2 months with my own money to get another one. Cheapo mani/pedi places in the local strip malls scare me with their lack of sanitary practices; I never have that fear at Halina's. I trust them to be clean and to do an excellent job. I've never been let down.