Urban Kneads

★★★★★
formerly Village Massage in Houston at 713-520-9591 for Massage Therapy, Reflexology & Restorative Yoga Classes
  • 2201 San Felipe St

    Houston, TX 77018

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  • 713-520-9591

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I first went to Howard several years ago when training for my first marathon - he was a genius. After moving down the street from the relaxing cottage, I decided to take my boyfriend there for a couples massage. Well a year or two later, it was still wonderful. I can't believe I stayed away as long as I did. Howard makes you feel very comfortable, and really does a great job. My boyfriend had Lilly and was very happy with her. We are now trying to go every month. If you haven't tried Village Massage . . . call now . . .like right now! You won't be sorry.

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★★★★★

I first went to Howard several years ago when training for my first marathon - he was a genius. After moving down the street from the relaxing cottage, I decided to take my boyfriend there for a couples massage. Well a year or two later, it was still wonderful. I can't believe I stayed away as long as I did. Howard makes you feel very comfortable, and really does a great job. My boyfriend had Lilly and was very happy with her. We are now trying to go every month. If you haven't tried Village Massage . . . call now . . .like right now! You won't be sorry.

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Village massage is the best Professional massage I have ever had out of all the places I have ever experience. The place is set in a very nice house that has been transformed into a very comfortable atmosphere. The rooms are so clean and quiet and relaxing. Lilly my massage therapist was very careful to listen to my aches and pains to understand what needed to be worked on my body. This therapist knows how to use her hands very professionally and proficiently to work every muscle and knot and really knows how to feel each spot that has a problem. I highly recommend her as she knows how to use her hands very well to find and work out those muscles. I really love this place and like this massage therapist!

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★★★★★

Village massage is the best Professional massage I have ever had out of all the places I have ever experience. The place is set in a very nice house that has been transformed into a very comfortable atmosphere. The rooms are so clean and quiet and relaxing. Lilly my massage therapist was very careful to listen to my aches and pains to understand what needed to be worked on my body. This therapist knows how to use her hands very professionally and proficiently to work every muscle and knot and really knows how to feel each spot that has a problem. I highly recommend her as she knows how to use her hands very well to find and work out those muscles. I really love this place and like this massage therapist!

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My wife and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary with a couples massage. It was the first time either one of us had a massage. We were nervous at first but the staff was awesome. The greeted us with champaign. They made us feel relaxed and at ease. They did a wonderful job. We highly recommend it for a romantic getaway.

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★★★★★

My wife and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary with a couples massage. It was the first time either one of us had a massage. We were nervous at first but the staff was awesome. The greeted us with champaign. They made us feel relaxed and at ease. They did a wonderful job. We highly recommend it for a romantic getaway.

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I wanted to surprise my boyfriend with a couples massage on his birthday....After calling many Spa's I came across Village Massage and received a call from Howard. He was very nice and since it was our first time getting massages (Professionally) he was very informative as well.

When the day came for the massage I was so excited ... from the moment you look at the cottage you can just tell how intimate they have made it.. you walk in and the ladies that were going to massage us ( I can not remember their names at the moment) sat down and talked to us and made us feel so welcome..

The whole aura of the place is wonderful... when the massage started the only thing i regret is not making my appointment longer because the massages were AMAZING!!! We will definitely return!

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★★★★★

I wanted to surprise my boyfriend with a couples massage on his birthday....After calling many Spa's I came across Village Massage and received a call from Howard. He was very nice and since it was our first time getting massages (Professionally) he was very informative as well.

When the day came for the massage I was so excited ... from the moment you look at the cottage you can just tell how intimate they have made it.. you walk in and the ladies that were going to massage us ( I can not remember their names at the moment) sat down and talked to us and made us feel so welcome..

The whole aura of the place is wonderful... when the massage started the only thing i regret is not making my appointment longer because the massages were AMAZING!!! We will definitely return!

Pros: Very Intimate and just perfect!

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Howard has got to be the best massage therapist in Houston! From the soothing environment to Howard's calming demeanor, the moment you enter the cottage, it is like being wrapped in a blanket of peace. Howard takes the time to assess specific problem areas when you arrive and answers all questions. He employs a whole cadre of therapeutic touch techniques during his integrative massage which seemingly take you away to a magical, mystical place - and yet, you have never left Houston. Just like the month of March, you may roar in like a lion, but you will definitely walk out like a lamb!

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★★★★★

Howard has got to be the best massage therapist in Houston! From the soothing environment to Howard's calming demeanor, the moment you enter the cottage, it is like being wrapped in a blanket of peace. Howard takes the time to assess specific problem areas when you arrive and answers all questions. He employs a whole cadre of therapeutic touch techniques during his integrative massage which seemingly take you away to a magical, mystical place - and yet, you have never left Houston. Just like the month of March, you may roar in like a lion, but you will definitely walk out like a lamb!

Pros: Soothing environment, personal attention, the best massage

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I just looked online for the nearest massage place that could get me in right away and now I'll never go anywhere else. The house-turned-salon is so comfortable and welcoming.\r
I got a deep tissue massage by Howard and he had a way to make it relaxing instead of just painful. And then the warm bed, hot stones, wet warm towels, and aromatherapy made it perfect!

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★★★★★

I just looked online for the nearest massage place that could get me in right away and now I'll never go anywhere else. The house-turned-salon is so comfortable and welcoming.\r
I got a deep tissue massage by Howard and he had a way to make it relaxing instead of just painful. And then the warm bed, hot stones, wet warm towels, and aromatherapy made it perfect!

Pros: Most relaxing massage salon

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I highly recommend Village Massage. Howard DeCastro is an amazingly skilled masseuse who gives a very relaxing and recuperative massage. I chose Howard based on the reviews about him on citiysearch. He lived up to every fantastic review and more. He is a seasoned and knowledgeable massage therapist and provides a plethora of services at his charming and peaceful location in River Oaks. I love the aromatherapy, hot stones, heated table and hot towels. And stretches! Howard's demeanor is calm, cordial and professional. I really appreciate that upon every visit he takes the time to understand why I am there are what my specific needs are that day and overall. Howard is respectful and considerate as well. It is obvious that giving a wonderful massage is his passion! I don't think I will ever need another massage therapist unless I'm out of town. Great job Howard, thanks soooo much!

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★★★★★

I highly recommend Village Massage. Howard DeCastro is an amazingly skilled masseuse who gives a very relaxing and recuperative massage. I chose Howard based on the reviews about him on citiysearch. He lived up to every fantastic review and more. He is a seasoned and knowledgeable massage therapist and provides a plethora of services at his charming and peaceful location in River Oaks. I love the aromatherapy, hot stones, heated table and hot towels. And stretches! Howard's demeanor is calm, cordial and professional. I really appreciate that upon every visit he takes the time to understand why I am there are what my specific needs are that day and overall. Howard is respectful and considerate as well. It is obvious that giving a wonderful massage is his passion! I don't think I will ever need another massage therapist unless I'm out of town. Great job Howard, thanks soooo much!

Pros: Skilled masseuse. Peaceful atmosphere.

Cons: There are none!

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I am 6 months pregnant and have had muscle aches and tension throughout my body. My OB-GYN recommended massage therapy, so I got online and found Village Massage through Citysearch. Their website lists several discounts that you can use, including a first-time client discount, so be sure to request it!

My appointment was with Howard... he asked lots of questions and really customized my massage to my preferences and needs. I have experienced some sciatic nerve issues, and he taught me some stretches to help alleviate the pain. His top priority was my comfort and satisfaction, and the massage was perfect... certainly the best I've ever received. I will definitely be returning!

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★★★★★

I am 6 months pregnant and have had muscle aches and tension throughout my body. My OB-GYN recommended massage therapy, so I got online and found Village Massage through Citysearch. Their website lists several discounts that you can use, including a first-time client discount, so be sure to request it!

My appointment was with Howard... he asked lots of questions and really customized my massage to my preferences and needs. I have experienced some sciatic nerve issues, and he taught me some stretches to help alleviate the pain. His top priority was my comfort and satisfaction, and the massage was perfect... certainly the best I've ever received. I will definitely be returning!

Pros: professional and highly skilled, customized

Cons: absolutely none

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Christina was my massage therapist. She was terrific. She listened to what I wanted out of the hour. \r
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I've had dozens of massages in the past. I was a bit hesitatnt to visit a ""non-commercial"" entity.\r
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Boy, was I pleasantly surprised. I thought Village Massage was great.\r
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Very professional staff, through and through...

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★★★★★

Christina was my massage therapist. She was terrific. She listened to what I wanted out of the hour. \r
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I've had dozens of massages in the past. I was a bit hesitatnt to visit a ""non-commercial"" entity.\r
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Boy, was I pleasantly surprised. I thought Village Massage was great.\r
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Very professional staff, through and through...

Pros: Attentive listeners to my particular needs

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This is the Rolls Royce of massages. My husband has been working late deadlines 7 days a week. He said following his appointment with Howard and his team ""it just doesn't get any better than this"" he came away walking on air,- gone was the grouch he had been. Everyone deserves to have a luxurious bit of heaven once in a while and this is the Rolls Royce of massages in a beautiful roomy and clean setting. We loved this place and we know you will too. Go on go on you know you want to, you deserve it ......

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★★★★★

This is the Rolls Royce of massages. My husband has been working late deadlines 7 days a week. He said following his appointment with Howard and his team ""it just doesn't get any better than this"" he came away walking on air,- gone was the grouch he had been. Everyone deserves to have a luxurious bit of heaven once in a while and this is the Rolls Royce of massages in a beautiful roomy and clean setting. We loved this place and we know you will too. Go on go on you know you want to, you deserve it ......

Pros: Professional knowledgeable reassuring

Cons: There are none

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I went to Village Massage for the first time and was very, very pleased. I felt like the massage therapist, Howard, was very knowledgeable about massage and its impact on the body. I would highly recommend that anyone go here for a massage. It's also conveniently located and the prices are competitive with large salons. I highly recommend this location.

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★★★★★

I went to Village Massage for the first time and was very, very pleased. I felt like the massage therapist, Howard, was very knowledgeable about massage and its impact on the body. I would highly recommend that anyone go here for a massage. It's also conveniently located and the prices are competitive with large salons. I highly recommend this location.

Pros: Very relaxing

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This was my 1st visit with Massage Therapist, Howard and I will keep on coming back. Howard is very calm and professional. Howard takes the time to ask you questions before your message and taylor the massage to your specific needs and level of comfort....I love the stretching, the hot stones, heated table and hot towels. The massage was amazing and I wouldhighly recommend Howard at Village Massage.

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★★★★★

This was my 1st visit with Massage Therapist, Howard and I will keep on coming back. Howard is very calm and professional. Howard takes the time to ask you questions before your message and taylor the massage to your specific needs and level of comfort....I love the stretching, the hot stones, heated table and hot towels. The massage was amazing and I wouldhighly recommend Howard at Village Massage.

Pros: Howard - Owner

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This has been my 3rd visit with Massage Therapist, Howard and I will keep on coming back. His professionalism and calm spirit helps my mind be at ease and escape from all worries and stress. I like the fact that he is willing to listen and cater to what, where and how you would like your massage to be focused on. It is definitely the Utopia of all massages....I love the stretching, the hot stones, hot towels, exfoliation and, not to forget, the amazing breast massage that sent nerves tingling to all ends of my body; all the way down to my pinky-toes; stimulating all of my happy hormones. The massage overall was breath-taking and I didn't want it to end even after 2 hours....I felt like I melted on his massage table. It took me almost another half an hour to come back to reality and get ready to leave.

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★★★★★

This has been my 3rd visit with Massage Therapist, Howard and I will keep on coming back. His professionalism and calm spirit helps my mind be at ease and escape from all worries and stress. I like the fact that he is willing to listen and cater to what, where and how you would like your massage to be focused on. It is definitely the Utopia of all massages....I love the stretching, the hot stones, hot towels, exfoliation and, not to forget, the amazing breast massage that sent nerves tingling to all ends of my body; all the way down to my pinky-toes; stimulating all of my happy hormones. The massage overall was breath-taking and I didn't want it to end even after 2 hours....I felt like I melted on his massage table. It took me almost another half an hour to come back to reality and get ready to leave.

Pros: Relaxes and rejuvenates your mind, body and spirit.

Cons: The massage time is never long enough...

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I have had about 3 or 4 massages from Howard at Village Massage. I have kept coming back because of his professional, relaxed manner and because of the stretches he creates through my shoulders and hips. I practice yoga regularly (about 5 times a week) and am flexible but sometimes need some help to release pressure in my lower back and hips as well as tension in my upper back and shoulders. The stretches he performs does just that! The last time I went, he performed a full-body, integrative massage that included a breast massage. At first, I was a little hesitant, but Howard's manner and demeanor was perfectly professional and he made me feel completely comfortable. I would recommend this type of massage or any other type (and Howard!) to anyone who's looking for a relaxing, recuperative massage.

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★★★★★

I have had about 3 or 4 massages from Howard at Village Massage. I have kept coming back because of his professional, relaxed manner and because of the stretches he creates through my shoulders and hips. I practice yoga regularly (about 5 times a week) and am flexible but sometimes need some help to release pressure in my lower back and hips as well as tension in my upper back and shoulders. The stretches he performs does just that! The last time I went, he performed a full-body, integrative massage that included a breast massage. At first, I was a little hesitant, but Howard's manner and demeanor was perfectly professional and he made me feel completely comfortable. I would recommend this type of massage or any other type (and Howard!) to anyone who's looking for a relaxing, recuperative massage.

Pros: full-body, integrative massage with stretches

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I recently had two prenatal massages from Howard. I found him by reading the reviews on this website from people who previously received prenatal massages. I had been to several different places during this pregnancy but could not find someone who seemed to feel comfortable giving a prenatal massage. I left feeling no different than when I went in and they did nothing for my back pain. It almost seemed like they were nervous about putting any pressure on my muscles at all.\r
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The massage at Village Massage was the complete opposite. You will leave feeling completely relaxed and your muscles feel like jello. My back pain issue was also temporarily relieved. Everything in the reviews is spot on and I will definately continue to visit Howard for the remainder of my pregnancy.

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★★★★☆

I recently had two prenatal massages from Howard. I found him by reading the reviews on this website from people who previously received prenatal massages. I had been to several different places during this pregnancy but could not find someone who seemed to feel comfortable giving a prenatal massage. I left feeling no different than when I went in and they did nothing for my back pain. It almost seemed like they were nervous about putting any pressure on my muscles at all.\r
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The massage at Village Massage was the complete opposite. You will leave feeling completely relaxed and your muscles feel like jello. My back pain issue was also temporarily relieved. Everything in the reviews is spot on and I will definately continue to visit Howard for the remainder of my pregnancy.

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I can say lots of things but everyone else has said it better....I was here in 2006 as a first timer and the experience was sooooooo good. I wanted to go back many times but just never made it and recently when i really needed a massage, i could not think of anywhere else but here. I had a my second one recently and could not believe just how much better i felt afterwards. Howard i a therapist at heart.....he knows what to do, how and when. I recommend him anytime you need anykind of massage. He is respectful of your desires as you present them .....very professional and concerned about how you feel during therapy. I am a woman,and ven though both times i got a full head to toe massage,i never felt for a minute like i was overly exposed or violated. .....Both times i fell asleep on the table.....thats how relaxed i was. Very good place.....you must go.

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★★★★★

I can say lots of things but everyone else has said it better....I was here in 2006 as a first timer and the experience was sooooooo good. I wanted to go back many times but just never made it and recently when i really needed a massage, i could not think of anywhere else but here. I had a my second one recently and could not believe just how much better i felt afterwards. Howard i a therapist at heart.....he knows what to do, how and when. I recommend him anytime you need anykind of massage. He is respectful of your desires as you present them .....very professional and concerned about how you feel during therapy. I am a woman,and ven though both times i got a full head to toe massage,i never felt for a minute like i was overly exposed or violated. .....Both times i fell asleep on the table.....thats how relaxed i was. Very good place.....you must go.

Pros: Location, ambiance, customer service

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Howard, the owner, fit me in right away when I called with severe neck and back pain. He listened to my problem, offered home exercise instruction and recommended therapeutic massage products to use at home. The ambiance was serene and calming. This was by far the best massage I've ever had and the only massage where I felt safe. Howard was open to requests during the massage in terms of areas to focus on and how much pressure to use. I left feeling infinitely better and have another appointment today!

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★★★★★

Howard, the owner, fit me in right away when I called with severe neck and back pain. He listened to my problem, offered home exercise instruction and recommended therapeutic massage products to use at home. The ambiance was serene and calming. This was by far the best massage I've ever had and the only massage where I felt safe. Howard was open to requests during the massage in terms of areas to focus on and how much pressure to use. I left feeling infinitely better and have another appointment today!

Pros: Highly trained masseuse, open to direction

Cons: Requested feedback at end in front of masseuse

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We went to Village Massage for couple's massage, and we really enjoyed ourselves. My wife has some back pain, and the masseuse Howard spent a great deal of time helping her back feel better. I had Swedish massage and found it very relaxing. My wife talks about us returning in the future to see Howard.

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★★★★★

We went to Village Massage for couple's massage, and we really enjoyed ourselves. My wife has some back pain, and the masseuse Howard spent a great deal of time helping her back feel better. I had Swedish massage and found it very relaxing. My wife talks about us returning in the future to see Howard.

Pros: excellent masseuse, great ambience, convenient location

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I gotten massages from many other places, several much more expensive, and Village Massage was the best ever. I came in with a throbbing headache and overwhelmed after a stressful day at work. At the end of the massage my headache was completely gone and, I am not kidding, colors seemed brighter. I have had a knot in my right shoulder off and on for the past 4 years that no other massage therapist has been able to get to. Because Howard took the time to listen to me before the massage, he knew exactly what to do and I am now knot-free. He also passed on to me a wealth of professional knowledge about my body and how it works. I recommend Howard and Village Massage to anyone and will most definitely be going back!

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★★★★★

I gotten massages from many other places, several much more expensive, and Village Massage was the best ever. I came in with a throbbing headache and overwhelmed after a stressful day at work. At the end of the massage my headache was completely gone and, I am not kidding, colors seemed brighter. I have had a knot in my right shoulder off and on for the past 4 years that no other massage therapist has been able to get to. Because Howard took the time to listen to me before the massage, he knew exactly what to do and I am now knot-free. He also passed on to me a wealth of professional knowledge about my body and how it works. I recommend Howard and Village Massage to anyone and will most definitely be going back!

Pros: Knowledgeable and helpful massage therapist

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I received a gift certificate for valentines day and scheduled a message a couple of weeks ago. It was extremely easy to make an appointment and they were even understanding when I arrived a little late. The massage therapist was very welcoming and sat down to discuss what I wanted out of the session before we began. Once in the room I felt very comfortable undressing and getting on to the very nice warm table. He really went above and beyond explaining what he was doing and allowing me to relax- I was nervous as this was my first massage. He was even nice enough to give me some extra time- free of charge- to survey some other techniques to keep in mind for my next massage. I left extremely pleased and i would recommend this to everyone of all ages to enjoy. This is truly a hidden gem of Houston!

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★★★★★

I received a gift certificate for valentines day and scheduled a message a couple of weeks ago. It was extremely easy to make an appointment and they were even understanding when I arrived a little late. The massage therapist was very welcoming and sat down to discuss what I wanted out of the session before we began. Once in the room I felt very comfortable undressing and getting on to the very nice warm table. He really went above and beyond explaining what he was doing and allowing me to relax- I was nervous as this was my first massage. He was even nice enough to give me some extra time- free of charge- to survey some other techniques to keep in mind for my next massage. I left extremely pleased and i would recommend this to everyone of all ages to enjoy. This is truly a hidden gem of Houston!

Pros: scheduling ease, comfortable, quant

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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I received a gift certificate to Village Massage for Christmas and just recently went to visit Howard for an amazing massage. Even before calling i checked out the Village Massage website which was extremely helpful in giving me an idea of what to ask for. I've had quite a few massages before...but none even compare to Howard! Howard was great at making me feel extremely comfortable and relaxed the entire time i was there. From the initial conversation of what i was looking for to the final conversation of how i felt about the massage, Howard was extremely attentive and nice. I have never felt so relaxed in my life! The tranquil music, warming bed, and hot stones set the perfect mood for a relaxing massage. Howard performed a great exfoliation that left my sking amazingly soft! I'm not exactly sure what it was, but he gently brushed feather like brushes across my body...it felt amazing on my face! Howard is a pro at what he does, when he would come across an area that happened to be more tense than other parts of my body he was quick to answer my question as to what could be the cause of the extra tense. I left my massage feeling absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend Village Massage and Howard to anyone looking for complete relaxation!

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★★★★★

I received a gift certificate to Village Massage for Christmas and just recently went to visit Howard for an amazing massage. Even before calling i checked out the Village Massage website which was extremely helpful in giving me an idea of what to ask for. I've had quite a few massages before...but none even compare to Howard! Howard was great at making me feel extremely comfortable and relaxed the entire time i was there. From the initial conversation of what i was looking for to the final conversation of how i felt about the massage, Howard was extremely attentive and nice. I have never felt so relaxed in my life! The tranquil music, warming bed, and hot stones set the perfect mood for a relaxing massage. Howard performed a great exfoliation that left my sking amazingly soft! I'm not exactly sure what it was, but he gently brushed feather like brushes across my body...it felt amazing on my face! Howard is a pro at what he does, when he would come across an area that happened to be more tense than other parts of my body he was quick to answer my question as to what could be the cause of the extra tense. I left my massage feeling absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend Village Massage and Howard to anyone looking for complete relaxation!

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My boyfriend got me a gift certificate for valentine's day. I got the total package and it was awesome. Howard was relaxing from the start, mellow tone of voice, casual pace, and that did not change, he never rushed or changed the pace. \r
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When I got there Howard went over the little questionnaire with me and we talked about where I was tense, what I wanted, things to avoid, prior experiences, etc. We talked for about 10-15 minutes. In the massage room Howard let me chose the scent for aromatherapy, explained the kinds of things he would be doing, and answered more questions. I was left alone to undress and get comfy on the table, which had a warming pad under it - very nice!\r
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The massage started light and relaxing, and Howard incorporated little bits of harder pressure where I have knots and tense spots, but it was never painful or distracting. At times he had his hands in two different places, for example, one hand working on a tense area around my neck with more pressure, and the other on my opposite side with light pressure. Howard said it was an integrated massage with relaxation, medium pressure, some stretching, and other things that I don't remember. \r
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I also got hot stones, as well as exfoliation. I had never had hot stones, but I would describe it as a warm/hot ""thing"" with a smooth texture gliding across the oil on the skin. Very neat! The exfoliation was very interesting too, not sharp or painful or anything, but I was aware that the texture of the brush was coarse. I was so completely relaxed by that point that it did not feel uncomfortable at all. In fact, it was a great contrast in sensations, then back to soft and relaxing! \r
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Afterwards, Howard sat with me and went over the experience, asked what I liked and did not like, things like that. Even with someone waiting in the lobby, he continued to give me undivided attention and did not rush me. The first words out of my mouth were, ""I feel like pudding."" \r
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I highly recommend Howard =)

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★★★★★

My boyfriend got me a gift certificate for valentine's day. I got the total package and it was awesome. Howard was relaxing from the start, mellow tone of voice, casual pace, and that did not change, he never rushed or changed the pace. \r
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When I got there Howard went over the little questionnaire with me and we talked about where I was tense, what I wanted, things to avoid, prior experiences, etc. We talked for about 10-15 minutes. In the massage room Howard let me chose the scent for aromatherapy, explained the kinds of things he would be doing, and answered more questions. I was left alone to undress and get comfy on the table, which had a warming pad under it - very nice!\r
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The massage started light and relaxing, and Howard incorporated little bits of harder pressure where I have knots and tense spots, but it was never painful or distracting. At times he had his hands in two different places, for example, one hand working on a tense area around my neck with more pressure, and the other on my opposite side with light pressure. Howard said it was an integrated massage with relaxation, medium pressure, some stretching, and other things that I don't remember. \r
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I also got hot stones, as well as exfoliation. I had never had hot stones, but I would describe it as a warm/hot ""thing"" with a smooth texture gliding across the oil on the skin. Very neat! The exfoliation was very interesting too, not sharp or painful or anything, but I was aware that the texture of the brush was coarse. I was so completely relaxed by that point that it did not feel uncomfortable at all. In fact, it was a great contrast in sensations, then back to soft and relaxing! \r
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Afterwards, Howard sat with me and went over the experience, asked what I liked and did not like, things like that. Even with someone waiting in the lobby, he continued to give me undivided attention and did not rush me. The first words out of my mouth were, ""I feel like pudding."" \r
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I highly recommend Howard =)

Pros: Great customer service, very professional, very knowledgable.

Cons: N/A

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My husband and I enjoy couples massages at village massage

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My husband and I enjoy couples massages at village massage

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We were so excited to have found Village Massage. My husband and I love to get massages when ever possible especially when we travel. Our preference is for places like Village Massage, a small, and charming massage place where you go to feel great. Celine and Jennifer were very good and professional, Howard greeted us and attended to us promptly. The online reservations was easy and efficient. We truly enjoyed the experience.

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★★★★★

We were so excited to have found Village Massage. My husband and I love to get massages when ever possible especially when we travel. Our preference is for places like Village Massage, a small, and charming massage place where you go to feel great. Celine and Jennifer were very good and professional, Howard greeted us and attended to us promptly. The online reservations was easy and efficient. We truly enjoyed the experience.

Pros: Online Reservations, Service

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Being my first massage, I wanted to find the right place. After reading the reviews about Howard, I went ahead and made my appointment. Things I considered before my choice was 1: Personal Service: I did not want to go to a 'chain' massage outlet because I did not want to be rushed or feel anonymous. Howard got to know me personally before the massage, nothing intrusive, and answered any questions I had, allowing him to customize the experience. Also during the massage, he asked how things were progressing, so he could adjust to things I liked or didnt like (I did not dislike anything during the experience). You get the Full Time you request for the massage also. 2: Professionalism: I was looking for a 100% professional place and I got exactly what I was looking for. Not at any point during the massage did I feel 'uncomfortable'. Privacy and personal space was respected throughout the experience: you undress and change in the room by yourself and body sections are exposed only when worked on. You are in a private, quiet room about the size of a standard queensized bedroom so it wasnt claustrophobic.\r
3: Good Reviews: From EVERYONE that got a massage from Howard there is NOTHING but EXCELLENT reviews and he truly LIVED UP to this expectation :) \r
It was easy to make an appointment. I called the number and spoke to Howard directly over the phone. VERY professional and accomodating over the phone. Didnt have trouble finding the place, in a quiet, safe neighborhood of Houston. Booked the Ultimate Massage for 90mins. HIGHLY recommended for anyone. A truely AMAZING experience. Felt like it lasted hours.... My friend also got the same massage and having had previous massages, said this was the best he had also. Massage table was warmed and the room was the perfect temperature. I enjoyed the experience so much it deserved me writing this review. Will DEFINITELY be heading back soon! and will be telling all my friends and family about him as well :) Thanks Howard.

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★★★★★

Being my first massage, I wanted to find the right place. After reading the reviews about Howard, I went ahead and made my appointment. Things I considered before my choice was 1: Personal Service: I did not want to go to a 'chain' massage outlet because I did not want to be rushed or feel anonymous. Howard got to know me personally before the massage, nothing intrusive, and answered any questions I had, allowing him to customize the experience. Also during the massage, he asked how things were progressing, so he could adjust to things I liked or didnt like (I did not dislike anything during the experience). You get the Full Time you request for the massage also. 2: Professionalism: I was looking for a 100% professional place and I got exactly what I was looking for. Not at any point during the massage did I feel 'uncomfortable'. Privacy and personal space was respected throughout the experience: you undress and change in the room by yourself and body sections are exposed only when worked on. You are in a private, quiet room about the size of a standard queensized bedroom so it wasnt claustrophobic.\r
3: Good Reviews: From EVERYONE that got a massage from Howard there is NOTHING but EXCELLENT reviews and he truly LIVED UP to this expectation :) \r
It was easy to make an appointment. I called the number and spoke to Howard directly over the phone. VERY professional and accomodating over the phone. Didnt have trouble finding the place, in a quiet, safe neighborhood of Houston. Booked the Ultimate Massage for 90mins. HIGHLY recommended for anyone. A truely AMAZING experience. Felt like it lasted hours.... My friend also got the same massage and having had previous massages, said this was the best he had also. Massage table was warmed and the room was the perfect temperature. I enjoyed the experience so much it deserved me writing this review. Will DEFINITELY be heading back soon! and will be telling all my friends and family about him as well :) Thanks Howard.

Pros: Personal Service, Professionalism, Massage Experience

Cons: Parking

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Howard is one of the best Massage therapist i have received a massage from,and i have had many massages.\r
I was very pleased to find him in Houston because i am from California.\r

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★★★★★

Howard is one of the best Massage therapist i have received a massage from,and i have had many massages.\r
I was very pleased to find him in Houston because i am from California.\r

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My husband and I were interested in getting massages for our one year anniversary. Yes, it's my fault for thinking about it after hours on a Saturday night, but I tried calling a few places on Sunday morning. Howard called me back and left a message, telling me there were a few massage therapists on hand that Sunday and to call him back to make an appointment. I called Howard back and he never returned my call. I tried calling again and spoke to a woman. She was very rude!! I told her I wanted to get a massage for my husband and I, hopefully at the same time and her response was -- ""That's not going to happen"" She told me that Howard would call me back and he never did! Thanks a lot!! We ended up going somewher else with a much more professional staff.

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My husband and I were interested in getting massages for our one year anniversary. Yes, it's my fault for thinking about it after hours on a Saturday night, but I tried calling a few places on Sunday morning. Howard called me back and left a message, telling me there were a few massage therapists on hand that Sunday and to call him back to make an appointment. I called Howard back and he never returned my call. I tried calling again and spoke to a woman. She was very rude!! I told her I wanted to get a massage for my husband and I, hopefully at the same time and her response was -- ""That's not going to happen"" She told me that Howard would call me back and he never did! Thanks a lot!! We ended up going somewher else with a much more professional staff.

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I've been getting massages on and off for at least 20+ years and have tried a variety of styles, personalities, and places. I stumbled on Village Massage and was very pleased with the results. For the past few massages, I've had Howard work on me and he is definitely a highly skilled massage therapist! He does indeed take a lot of time to ask about physiological problem areas and is quite thorough. The time he takes to ask does not take up your time on the table. You get what you pay for! I've been extremely pleased with Howard's work and highly recommend him to anyone wanting a professional and not cookie cutter massage, as some larger venues are offering...

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★★★★★

I've been getting massages on and off for at least 20+ years and have tried a variety of styles, personalities, and places. I stumbled on Village Massage and was very pleased with the results. For the past few massages, I've had Howard work on me and he is definitely a highly skilled massage therapist! He does indeed take a lot of time to ask about physiological problem areas and is quite thorough. The time he takes to ask does not take up your time on the table. You get what you pay for! I've been extremely pleased with Howard's work and highly recommend him to anyone wanting a professional and not cookie cutter massage, as some larger venues are offering...

Pros: Immaculate space; hot oils; great soothing music; extremely peaceful and quiet

Cons: Parking on street; info on common tip protocols offered

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I've had a lot of massages in my life, and this was absolutely the best. If you've had massage where more time was spent tucking and untucking the sheet/blanket over you than you had hands on massage, this is the place to change your experience. Howard will heal your stressed out muscles and joints...or at least make them feel like new.\r
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His rates are extremely good and I would highly recommend adding the extras he offers. Things like hot towels, hot towels, and aroma therapy. He is extremely flexible and his highest priority is your happiness. \r
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I plan to go back many times, and take my significant other with me. You won't regret one minute you spend with Howard, or one penny.

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★★★★★

I've had a lot of massages in my life, and this was absolutely the best. If you've had massage where more time was spent tucking and untucking the sheet/blanket over you than you had hands on massage, this is the place to change your experience. Howard will heal your stressed out muscles and joints...or at least make them feel like new.\r
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His rates are extremely good and I would highly recommend adding the extras he offers. Things like hot towels, hot towels, and aroma therapy. He is extremely flexible and his highest priority is your happiness. \r
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I plan to go back many times, and take my significant other with me. You won't regret one minute you spend with Howard, or one penny.

Pros: Awesome massage

Cons: I have to work and go to school

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I was searching for a Houston massage therapist who could do pre-natal massage and found Village Massage's website. I was hesitant to try a new place, but booked a massage anyway. That was a GREAT decision on my part! Howard is an absolute god send. His knowledge about massage and alternative medicine is astounding. He is truly a healer, which is essential for a massage therapist in my book. I have been going to Howard for six months now and I look forward to working with him throughout my pregnancy and beyond. I could not ask for a more wonderful massage therapist! A must for any pregnant woman--pure bliss!!

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★★★★★

I was searching for a Houston massage therapist who could do pre-natal massage and found Village Massage's website. I was hesitant to try a new place, but booked a massage anyway. That was a GREAT decision on my part! Howard is an absolute god send. His knowledge about massage and alternative medicine is astounding. He is truly a healer, which is essential for a massage therapist in my book. I have been going to Howard for six months now and I look forward to working with him throughout my pregnancy and beyond. I could not ask for a more wonderful massage therapist! A must for any pregnant woman--pure bliss!!

Pros: Expert staff, warm, friendly environment, easy booking

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After sorting through tons of reviews of different Massage places/Spas in Houston. I found Village Massage. Every review was 4 to 5 stars.\r
I booked a couples massage for me and my fiance. It was and amazing experience. \r
Howard and Jennifer we very professional and took wonderful care of us.\r
I would highly recommend Village Massage to anyone looking for a nice quiet place to get to get away for awhile.\r
Looking forward to our next visit.

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★★★★★

After sorting through tons of reviews of different Massage places/Spas in Houston. I found Village Massage. Every review was 4 to 5 stars.\r
I booked a couples massage for me and my fiance. It was and amazing experience. \r
Howard and Jennifer we very professional and took wonderful care of us.\r
I would highly recommend Village Massage to anyone looking for a nice quiet place to get to get away for awhile.\r
Looking forward to our next visit.

Pros: kind,friendly,professional

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My boyfriend and I made a appointment to try this place out for a massage because it has good reviews. We signed up for the couples massage and oh my god it was the best, they make u feel really comfortable and they talk to u while u get massaged to let u know what there going to do or if its to rough. We are definetly going again.

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I made a appointment to try this place out for a massage because it has good reviews. We signed up for the couples massage and oh my god it was the best, they make u feel really comfortable and they talk to u while u get massaged to let u know what there going to do or if its to rough. We are definetly going again.

Pros: Great location

Cons: Park on the street

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Air is something we need every second of every day to live. Water and food are also essential elements for life. However, there is one more thing needed and that is relaxing therapeutic massage treatments. I found this at Village Massage. For every question that I have asked, Howard has always had an informative answer and has pointed out other references for a complete explanation. I have been going to Village Massage for years and have always walked out feeling better than I did before I walked into the spa. Whenever a friend has asked for a recommendation on where to go for a massage, I ALWAYS recommend a visit to Village Massage and specifically ask for Howard.

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★★★★★

Air is something we need every second of every day to live. Water and food are also essential elements for life. However, there is one more thing needed and that is relaxing therapeutic massage treatments. I found this at Village Massage. For every question that I have asked, Howard has always had an informative answer and has pointed out other references for a complete explanation. I have been going to Village Massage for years and have always walked out feeling better than I did before I walked into the spa. Whenever a friend has asked for a recommendation on where to go for a massage, I ALWAYS recommend a visit to Village Massage and specifically ask for Howard.

Pros: informative personnel and personalized treatment

Cons: none so far

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Made an appointment with Jennifer for a sports therapy massage to help with recovery after a marathon. She was amazing. Very attentive, talented, and a great conversationalist. She even showed me some great stretches and yoga positions for runners that I hadn't even thought to try. \r
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Everyone was extremely professional, and didn't seem to rush even though it was late Friday evening. The atmosphere is calm and serene. I would highly recommend this place to runners who are looking for a therapeutic, customer-centric experience rather than a day spa extravagance.

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★★★★★

Made an appointment with Jennifer for a sports therapy massage to help with recovery after a marathon. She was amazing. Very attentive, talented, and a great conversationalist. She even showed me some great stretches and yoga positions for runners that I hadn't even thought to try. \r
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Everyone was extremely professional, and didn't seem to rush even though it was late Friday evening. The atmosphere is calm and serene. I would highly recommend this place to runners who are looking for a therapeutic, customer-centric experience rather than a day spa extravagance.

Pros: Service, atmosphere, personal approach

Cons: Location can be difficult to get to during rush hour.

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I went to see Howard as a last resort. I'm five months pregnant and have had daily, incapacitating migraine headaches that have stumped the four medical specialists I've seen. I was so desperate for relief that I was willing to try anything. Amazingly, there are very few places in town that are familiar with pregnancy massage, and Village Massage is one of them. \r
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From my first phone call with Howard, he was wonderful, listening to my concerns and developing a treatment plan. He made time for me on a Sunday, and when I arrived, spent a great deal of time going over my symptoms. I have had many massages in the past at hotels and day spas around the country, and I assumed that any time spent talking with Howard was going to be time I wasn't going to be massaged. I was wrong! Unlike most massage places, I got (more than!) the full 90 minutes I had scheduled. \r
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And the massage was great, start to finish. Howard spent lots of time working on the areas we thought could be causing my migraines. He also gave me helpful suggestions for other alternative therapies. He is extremely knowledgeable. We had discussed my expectations, and I had told him that I wasn't looking for a cure for the migraines, only relief. Honestly, I wasn't too sure it would work at all, since nothing before had. \r
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Imagine my surprise, when, for the first time in more than six weeks, I woke up the next day WITHOUT A MIGRAINE!!! Even if the relief only lasts for a short while, at least I now know that SOMEONE in this city can help me. Now I don't have to stress about the invasive treatments the doctors had recommended that could harm my pregnancy. \r
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Howard is absolutely wonderful. He's made a believer out of me, and I will DEFINITELY return and I will DEFINITELY recommend him to anyone and everyone. 10 out of 10, Howard!!!

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★★★★★

I went to see Howard as a last resort. I'm five months pregnant and have had daily, incapacitating migraine headaches that have stumped the four medical specialists I've seen. I was so desperate for relief that I was willing to try anything. Amazingly, there are very few places in town that are familiar with pregnancy massage, and Village Massage is one of them. \r
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From my first phone call with Howard, he was wonderful, listening to my concerns and developing a treatment plan. He made time for me on a Sunday, and when I arrived, spent a great deal of time going over my symptoms. I have had many massages in the past at hotels and day spas around the country, and I assumed that any time spent talking with Howard was going to be time I wasn't going to be massaged. I was wrong! Unlike most massage places, I got (more than!) the full 90 minutes I had scheduled. \r
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And the massage was great, start to finish. Howard spent lots of time working on the areas we thought could be causing my migraines. He also gave me helpful suggestions for other alternative therapies. He is extremely knowledgeable. We had discussed my expectations, and I had told him that I wasn't looking for a cure for the migraines, only relief. Honestly, I wasn't too sure it would work at all, since nothing before had. \r
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Imagine my surprise, when, for the first time in more than six weeks, I woke up the next day WITHOUT A MIGRAINE!!! Even if the relief only lasts for a short while, at least I now know that SOMEONE in this city can help me. Now I don't have to stress about the invasive treatments the doctors had recommended that could harm my pregnancy. \r
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Howard is absolutely wonderful. He's made a believer out of me, and I will DEFINITELY return and I will DEFINITELY recommend him to anyone and everyone. 10 out of 10, Howard!!!

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I started going to howard about a year ago. He gives the best massage ever!!! He challenged me to go to another spa and recieve a massage and let him know my results so I accepted. I will NEVER go anywhere alse again! I suffer from excema and Howard totally accomadated my needs. He had organic oils that would not harm my skin and washed the sheets with non fraganced detergent. I received a swedish massage from a place called Massage Envy on westheimer and it SUCKED!!!! The therapist said they only had one kind of lotion that they use on every one and there was nothing special they had for people with skin irratations. The massage therapist didn't even massage my legs. He only worked on my back and showed little interest to my feet and arms. If you truley want a good massage this is the place. It's quiet, cozy and doesn't have all the commotion of the highly commercialized massage places.

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★★★★★

I started going to howard about a year ago. He gives the best massage ever!!! He challenged me to go to another spa and recieve a massage and let him know my results so I accepted. I will NEVER go anywhere alse again! I suffer from excema and Howard totally accomadated my needs. He had organic oils that would not harm my skin and washed the sheets with non fraganced detergent. I received a swedish massage from a place called Massage Envy on westheimer and it SUCKED!!!! The therapist said they only had one kind of lotion that they use on every one and there was nothing special they had for people with skin irratations. The massage therapist didn't even massage my legs. He only worked on my back and showed little interest to my feet and arms. If you truley want a good massage this is the place. It's quiet, cozy and doesn't have all the commotion of the highly commercialized massage places.

Pros: service

Cons: parking

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I have been going to Howard for a few years now - he saves me after marathons, long bike rides and stressful weeks at work. Village Massage is inviting, cozy and I always feel incredibly comfortable. I highly recommend visiting - Howard uses unique and tailored techniques and always leaves you so relaxed it is tough to leave! Stressed? Tired? Sore? Go see HOWARD! :)

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★★★★★

I have been going to Howard for a few years now - he saves me after marathons, long bike rides and stressful weeks at work. Village Massage is inviting, cozy and I always feel incredibly comfortable. I highly recommend visiting - Howard uses unique and tailored techniques and always leaves you so relaxed it is tough to leave! Stressed? Tired? Sore? Go see HOWARD! :)

Pros: Ultimate relaxation, great technique, cozy atmosphere

Cons: That I can't go more often!

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Howard is a skilled therapist. He likes to try new styles and techiques to adapt to client needs. He is careful to make sure each person is comfortable. I came in pretty stressed out, with my shoulders up around my ears. I floated out of the building. The business itself is well tailored to folks who are looking for a great massage without all the frills of a spa. I will be sure to come back.

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★★★★★

Howard is a skilled therapist. He likes to try new styles and techiques to adapt to client needs. He is careful to make sure each person is comfortable. I came in pretty stressed out, with my shoulders up around my ears. I floated out of the building. The business itself is well tailored to folks who are looking for a great massage without all the frills of a spa. I will be sure to come back.

Pros: simple and relaxing

Cons: could be lighter on the oil

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I took my boyfriend here for his birthday to get a couples massage. First of all the setting is so cozy and peaceful. It was very intimate. And the massage was THE BEST. After it was done we just sat there and looked at each other like...wow! We didn't want to leave. It was very romantic, we got to play our own music which was so personal and added a nice touch. \r
Howard was such a nice guy! 200% on customer service! Even when I was running an hour late in crazy Houston traffic on a Friday he waited and did an amazing job. This is the place to go....look no further. Not to mention it is the BEST price you will find around. I'm definitely going back.

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★★★★★

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday to get a couples massage. First of all the setting is so cozy and peaceful. It was very intimate. And the massage was THE BEST. After it was done we just sat there and looked at each other like...wow! We didn't want to leave. It was very romantic, we got to play our own music which was so personal and added a nice touch. \r
Howard was such a nice guy! 200% on customer service! Even when I was running an hour late in crazy Houston traffic on a Friday he waited and did an amazing job. This is the place to go....look no further. Not to mention it is the BEST price you will find around. I'm definitely going back.

Pros: Very wonderful massage and atmosphere

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My wife and I recently had a couples massage at Village Massage. It had been years since I had any type of massage and I was looking forward to it. My wife, conversely, was a a slight bit nervous about receiving a massage from a man. The day I called to make the appointment was a very stressful and I knew I made a good choice when Howard answered the call. His voice soothed away most of the stress of the day. When we arrived, I could feel my stress level immediately decrease the second we walked in the door. Soft music was playing and the room had a soothing aroma and aura. Howard was great at relaxing my wife a bit during the initial consultation and even more after our massage session began. Kristen was great at relaxing muscles I had no idea were tight and worked out stiffness in my shoulder that I had been living with for months. We highly recommend Village Massage for any type of message therapy you need and we look forward to our next visit.

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★★★★★

My wife and I recently had a couples massage at Village Massage. It had been years since I had any type of massage and I was looking forward to it. My wife, conversely, was a a slight bit nervous about receiving a massage from a man. The day I called to make the appointment was a very stressful and I knew I made a good choice when Howard answered the call. His voice soothed away most of the stress of the day. When we arrived, I could feel my stress level immediately decrease the second we walked in the door. Soft music was playing and the room had a soothing aroma and aura. Howard was great at relaxing my wife a bit during the initial consultation and even more after our massage session began. Kristen was great at relaxing muscles I had no idea were tight and worked out stiffness in my shoulder that I had been living with for months. We highly recommend Village Massage for any type of message therapy you need and we look forward to our next visit.

Pros: Great location and atmosphere, great therapists

Cons: We don't live next door or across the street

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My wife and I recently had a couples massage at Village Massage. It had been years since I had any type of massage and I was looking forward to it. My wife, conversely, was a a slight bit nervous about receiving a massage from a man. I could feel my stress level immediately decrease the second we walked in the door. Soft music was playing and the room had a soothing aroma and aura. Howard was great at relaxing my wife a bit during the initial consultation and even more after our massage session began. Kristen was great at relaxing muscles I had no idea were tight and worked out stiffness in my shoulder that I had been living with for months. We highly recommend Village Massage for any type of message therapy you need and we look forward to our next visit.

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★★★★★

My wife and I recently had a couples massage at Village Massage. It had been years since I had any type of massage and I was looking forward to it. My wife, conversely, was a a slight bit nervous about receiving a massage from a man. I could feel my stress level immediately decrease the second we walked in the door. Soft music was playing and the room had a soothing aroma and aura. Howard was great at relaxing my wife a bit during the initial consultation and even more after our massage session began. Kristen was great at relaxing muscles I had no idea were tight and worked out stiffness in my shoulder that I had been living with for months. We highly recommend Village Massage for any type of message therapy you need and we look forward to our next visit.

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My Fiance and I received the Couples Massage this past weekend. It was fantastic. The house is very cute and orderly. The soft music playing relaxed me right away. There was a great consult before and after the massage. Money well spent...I am still relaxed!

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My Fiance and I received the Couples Massage this past weekend. It was fantastic. The house is very cute and orderly. The soft music playing relaxed me right away. There was a great consult before and after the massage. Money well spent...I am still relaxed!

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It?s not often when we can find the time or the finances to ?treat? ourselves to the much needed massage our bodies are screaming for. I wanted to make the process of seeking out a massage therapist exactly what the term ?massage? should be defined as: the relieving of stress and a retreatful healing process of the mind, body and soul. I was fortunate enough in my search for the perfect therapist to encounter Mr. Howard DeCastro at Village Massage in 2006. This man truly has a gift for healing!\r
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After numerous sessions, I have become a loyal and dedicated client over 2 years for many notable reasons. The obvious reason being, because Howard too is a loyal and dedicated therapist with a passion for healing and commitment to connecting with his clients on a personal and extremely professional level. After suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis for over 27 years (since age 2) I was in desperate need for an alternative treatment to Western Medicine. Howard?s compassion to treat my underlying disease and determination to work with me on a one-on-one basis has been the key to much of my recent success! The routine sessions have even allowed me to replace several prescription medications! \r
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I highly recommend Village Massage to anyone in search of massage therapy, whether it is for a total relaxation experience or therapeutic healing. Howard?s knowledge and professionalism continue to exceed my expectations and have evolved into a true rejuvenation of my spirit.\r

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★★★★★

It?s not often when we can find the time or the finances to ?treat? ourselves to the much needed massage our bodies are screaming for. I wanted to make the process of seeking out a massage therapist exactly what the term ?massage? should be defined as: the relieving of stress and a retreatful healing process of the mind, body and soul. I was fortunate enough in my search for the perfect therapist to encounter Mr. Howard DeCastro at Village Massage in 2006. This man truly has a gift for healing!\r
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After numerous sessions, I have become a loyal and dedicated client over 2 years for many notable reasons. The obvious reason being, because Howard too is a loyal and dedicated therapist with a passion for healing and commitment to connecting with his clients on a personal and extremely professional level. After suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis for over 27 years (since age 2) I was in desperate need for an alternative treatment to Western Medicine. Howard?s compassion to treat my underlying disease and determination to work with me on a one-on-one basis has been the key to much of my recent success! The routine sessions have even allowed me to replace several prescription medications! \r
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I highly recommend Village Massage to anyone in search of massage therapy, whether it is for a total relaxation experience or therapeutic healing. Howard?s knowledge and professionalism continue to exceed my expectations and have evolved into a true rejuvenation of my spirit.\r

Pros: Knowledge, professionalism, sevice

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I just recently recieved a massage by Howard, and he is a MASTER at what he does.

Being a fellow massage therapist, it is hard to impress...

He not only impressed me, but I will definately return for my maintenance therapy, what we all need in the fiedl!! LOL

You are the massage therapist for the massage therapist, for sure!

Thanks Howard, for a wonderful massage- money well spent.

Your establishment is peaceful and tranquil. I really appreciated the thorough consultation and the absolute amazing delivery.

You are the BEST.

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I just recently recieved a massage by Howard, and he is a MASTER at what he does.

Being a fellow massage therapist, it is hard to impress...

He not only impressed me, but I will definately return for my maintenance therapy, what we all need in the fiedl!! LOL

You are the massage therapist for the massage therapist, for sure!

Thanks Howard, for a wonderful massage- money well spent.

Your establishment is peaceful and tranquil. I really appreciated the thorough consultation and the absolute amazing delivery.

You are the BEST.

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I consider myself somewhat knowledgeable abut massage and really thought I had been given wonderful massages in the past. And to be fair, I have had amazing massages, but my experience at Village Massage TOPS them all!! Howard is awesome.

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★★★★★

I consider myself somewhat knowledgeable abut massage and really thought I had been given wonderful massages in the past. And to be fair, I have had amazing massages, but my experience at Village Massage TOPS them all!! Howard is awesome.

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First massage in about a year and absolutely loved it. Howard got me in on the same day and gave me a prenatal massage and did a bunch of different techniques and stretches. He even took some time afterward to show me some exercises I could do at home. My husband and I are going to be getting a couples massage in a couple of weeks and I cannot wait! Price is affordable and the atmosphere is comfortable.

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★★★★★

First massage in about a year and absolutely loved it. Howard got me in on the same day and gave me a prenatal massage and did a bunch of different techniques and stretches. He even took some time afterward to show me some exercises I could do at home. My husband and I are going to be getting a couples massage in a couple of weeks and I cannot wait! Price is affordable and the atmosphere is comfortable.

Pros: price, professionalism, the relaxing state I received

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Great place for yoga and massage therapy services. The place and service are excellent and the healing atmosphere is wonderful. Great yoga class since the classes are small. Been going there for yoga classes and massage therapy for two years now. The spa has this healing sanctuary effect on anyone that is stressed out. I would recommend the Reiki treatments and the stone massage with aromatherapy.

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★★★★★

Great place for yoga and massage therapy services. The place and service are excellent and the healing atmosphere is wonderful. Great yoga class since the classes are small. Been going there for yoga classes and massage therapy for two years now. The spa has this healing sanctuary effect on anyone that is stressed out. I would recommend the Reiki treatments and the stone massage with aromatherapy.

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I've had many massages but none was like the one I recieved at the Village Massage! \r
From the proffesionalism of the staff and knowledge of the body I was surely impressed. The have such techniques that I have found nowhere else. Everybody likes different but in a good way. I left that day feeling relaxed and stressfree. Have to say I will go back again and again!

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★★★★★

I've had many massages but none was like the one I recieved at the Village Massage! \r
From the proffesionalism of the staff and knowledge of the body I was surely impressed. The have such techniques that I have found nowhere else. Everybody likes different but in a good way. I left that day feeling relaxed and stressfree. Have to say I will go back again and again!

Pros: Two thumbs up to a total package!

Cons: Nothing except that I can't go back everyday!

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It was one of my days off, and I had been desperately looking for a massage (all month, but always putting it off!) around the area I lived to ease my tired muscles, aching back, at the same time, return a spring to my step. It sounded ironic to me, but Howard, the guy who answered my desperate query, knew exactly what I wanted. Little did I know he was also a therapist, and an exceptional one at that! The moment I stepped into the converted cottage-massage center, I was welcomed, and attended to right away. Pre-massage, I was asked what all my concerns were. And the massage itself was curl-your-toes, sigh-deep-inside good. Truly, deeply good. Howard likened massage to restaurant-hopping: there are a multitude of selections, and sometimes the more you come the better it gets; others can fade with time: hopefully the experience is the former! He did techniques I was not familiar with but loved: hot stones that felt like warm oil dribbled on, warming my body; long, sweeping thumb-finger-palm strokes, enveloping my body, giving me a sense of protection, and a forearm technique that just had the right level of pressure on tight shoulders and back without leaving me feeling gouged. And it is nice I can ask him things and he will comfortably answer me, without skipping a beat, all in that soothing-but-conversational tone he has. Good stuff. Hopefully, this is a massage center I will come back to again and again, liking it more and more. The prices are also pretty reasonable, making it even easier to give reason to return. Good, good stuff; highly recommended.

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★★★★★

It was one of my days off, and I had been desperately looking for a massage (all month, but always putting it off!) around the area I lived to ease my tired muscles, aching back, at the same time, return a spring to my step. It sounded ironic to me, but Howard, the guy who answered my desperate query, knew exactly what I wanted. Little did I know he was also a therapist, and an exceptional one at that! The moment I stepped into the converted cottage-massage center, I was welcomed, and attended to right away. Pre-massage, I was asked what all my concerns were. And the massage itself was curl-your-toes, sigh-deep-inside good. Truly, deeply good. Howard likened massage to restaurant-hopping: there are a multitude of selections, and sometimes the more you come the better it gets; others can fade with time: hopefully the experience is the former! He did techniques I was not familiar with but loved: hot stones that felt like warm oil dribbled on, warming my body; long, sweeping thumb-finger-palm strokes, enveloping my body, giving me a sense of protection, and a forearm technique that just had the right level of pressure on tight shoulders and back without leaving me feeling gouged. And it is nice I can ask him things and he will comfortably answer me, without skipping a beat, all in that soothing-but-conversational tone he has. Good stuff. Hopefully, this is a massage center I will come back to again and again, liking it more and more. The prices are also pretty reasonable, making it even easier to give reason to return. Good, good stuff; highly recommended.

Pros: service, location, price

Cons: none yet!

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I was trying to get a massage at the place I normally went, but they were booked, so I looked up places nearby. Village Massage came up. I called them, and they scheduled me for that evening with Howard. It was a little difficult to find because it was dark and the street lighting isn't that great. I called and Howard talked me through it up until I parked. We went over my overall health, problem areas, and concerns. The simplest way to put it is that Howard is a master. The technique, the pressure, everything. It was by far the best massage I've ever had, the table was very comfortable as well, and I like the sheets they used--very soft and not scratchy like some places. I was happy the other place was booked because I would have never experienced this. I'm definitely coming back.

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★★★★★

I was trying to get a massage at the place I normally went, but they were booked, so I looked up places nearby. Village Massage came up. I called them, and they scheduled me for that evening with Howard. It was a little difficult to find because it was dark and the street lighting isn't that great. I called and Howard talked me through it up until I parked. We went over my overall health, problem areas, and concerns. The simplest way to put it is that Howard is a master. The technique, the pressure, everything. It was by far the best massage I've ever had, the table was very comfortable as well, and I like the sheets they used--very soft and not scratchy like some places. I was happy the other place was booked because I would have never experienced this. I'm definitely coming back.

Pros: staff, cozy atmosphere, skill level, value

Cons: parking on the little street, poor street lighting making it hard to find at night

Message from Urban Kneads

Village Massage is a welcoming neighborhood wellness center in a converted River Oaks cottage. This cozy setting provides clients with exceptional massage therapy, herbal wraps, spa treatments, chiropractic care, and wellness products. It is a wonderful place to escape the stress of everyday life, relax and enjoy pampering body treatments.

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Inside a charming converted cottage-style house, this wellness center offers a long list of massages in a peaceful and entirely unclinical setting. For a truly unique massage experience, couples can opt to have a…

 

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