Happy Feet Foot Spa
3731 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
When my parents where in China, they went to one of those little places that has those buckets where you soak your feet for awhile, then get a GREAT foot massage based on pressure points and reflexology. My dad LOVED it, so when he came home, we tried our best to find something that offered the same services. Unfortunately, this was a couple of years ago and we couldn't find anyplace close enough to allow for frequent maintenence visits. Then, so our joyous suprise, Happy Feet opened up right in our neighborhood. Currently they are having a grand opening special of $25 for the foot treatment plus a one hour massage. We went this past weekend and it was GREAT! You have one large, dark room full of super comfy pleather-ish recliners where everyone sits together, fully clothed and covered with extra towels for modesty while your feet soak in a plastic bag lined bucket. The chairs and foot stools are covered for santiation and you can hear them fill the tubs with fresh water each time. They aren't sure of their future pricing, but I would highly recomend taking advantage of the special offer.
At first I worried about being a room with so many other people, but honestly, once she started working on my neck and shoulders, I forgot anyone else was there. With the focus more on body alignment and pressure release, I don't think the term massage does it justice. Fair warning: because they are accessing pressure points, it can hurt while they are applying pressure and rubbing, but once they stop, the pain goes away and suddenly something on the other side of your body will feel relaxed for the first time in years.
We all plan on visiting this place for as long as they stay open, so it will be fun to see how they grow and change as they become more settled.