Nickel Spa

★★★★★
  • 2187 Market St

    San Francisco, CA 94114

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  • 415-626-9000

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I probably average a massage about every six months at Nickel - not often enough. I appreciate the fact that it is clean, the place has just the right amount of light and has a steam room so I can really relax before the massage.

I've only had very good or excellent massages at Nickel. Never has one been just an OK experience. But tonight was one of the best. Dennis was recommended since I was looking for a sports massage with a good amount of stretching; nothing too deep but I definitely wanted to feel it. I told Dennis about a few injuries I have right now and he worked around those areas carefully. Dennis used just the right amount of oil, and it seems to be a high quality oil. I also appreciate the heated table since I tend to run a little cold. Obviously I'll be asking for Dennis again. By the time I left I was a new person.

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★★★★★

I probably average a massage about every six months at Nickel - not often enough. I appreciate the fact that it is clean, the place has just the right amount of light and has a steam room so I can really relax before the massage.

I've only had very good or excellent massages at Nickel. Never has one been just an OK experience. But tonight was one of the best. Dennis was recommended since I was looking for a sports massage with a good amount of stretching; nothing too deep but I definitely wanted to feel it. I told Dennis about a few injuries I have right now and he worked around those areas carefully. Dennis used just the right amount of oil, and it seems to be a high quality oil. I also appreciate the heated table since I tend to run a little cold. Obviously I'll be asking for Dennis again. By the time I left I was a new person.

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Monique (sp?) at Nickel spa has rocked it both times I have been in to see her. She was "my first" for a back and shoulder wax and she just completed my second. She is straight-forward, knows her stuff and totally keeps you informed. She has no pity for us big guys who wince at the pain -which is good, we could all use some reminding. Ha!

The people at the front are always courteous on the phone and in-person. This greatly adds to the comfortable feeling I get when I enter the place. FINALLY a spa that is top quality where I don't feel I am not cool enough to be there. Nickel is definitely my go-to place for spa treatments. The best!

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★★★★★

Monique (sp?) at Nickel spa has rocked it both times I have been in to see her. She was "my first" for a back and shoulder wax and she just completed my second. She is straight-forward, knows her stuff and totally keeps you informed. She has no pity for us big guys who wince at the pain -which is good, we could all use some reminding. Ha!

The people at the front are always courteous on the phone and in-person. This greatly adds to the comfortable feeling I get when I enter the place. FINALLY a spa that is top quality where I don't feel I am not cool enough to be there. Nickel is definitely my go-to place for spa treatments. The best!

Pros: Professional service, great atmosphere, comfortable and informative sessions

Cons: Its not free! Honestly, its a little on the spendy side but not outrageous at all -and for this service and quality, I'll pay it!

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I recently visited the Nickel Spa for the second time. I was immediately greeted by Ken at the front desk. He was warm and friendly and answered every question I had. Ken got me in immediately for an appointment with expert esthetician, Margie. Margie spent the next 50 minutes giving me the Touch of Youth facial. The experience was very relaxing and my skin definitely felt rejuvinated afterward. Margie made great conversation and was an absolute joy. I can't wait to book another facial appointment with her! The place was nicely designed and very clean (even the locker rooms!!!). I also enjoyed relaxing in the steam room before and after my facial. I will DEFINITELY be back and would recommend the Nickel Spa to anyone looking for a quality spa with expert professionals.

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★★★★★

I recently visited the Nickel Spa for the second time. I was immediately greeted by Ken at the front desk. He was warm and friendly and answered every question I had. Ken got me in immediately for an appointment with expert esthetician, Margie. Margie spent the next 50 minutes giving me the Touch of Youth facial. The experience was very relaxing and my skin definitely felt rejuvinated afterward. Margie made great conversation and was an absolute joy. I can't wait to book another facial appointment with her! The place was nicely designed and very clean (even the locker rooms!!!). I also enjoyed relaxing in the steam room before and after my facial. I will DEFINITELY be back and would recommend the Nickel Spa to anyone looking for a quality spa with expert professionals.

Pros: Professionalism, Ambience, Service

Cons: None

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I've been going to NIckel Spa for a few years, and I've always been very impressed with how nice the staff is, the facilities are clean, and most importantly, they give great massages! I've had a number of different therapists, but I recently tried Dennis for the first time, and he was absolutely one of the best I've ever had. He did a combination of deep tissue and reflexology (stretching), and it was exactly what I needed after having problems with my shoulder. I'd highly recommend Dennis, and Nickel in general. Plus, they now offer mimosas on Saturday and Sunday morning, so you can't beat that!!!

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★★★★★

I've been going to NIckel Spa for a few years, and I've always been very impressed with how nice the staff is, the facilities are clean, and most importantly, they give great massages! I've had a number of different therapists, but I recently tried Dennis for the first time, and he was absolutely one of the best I've ever had. He did a combination of deep tissue and reflexology (stretching), and it was exactly what I needed after having problems with my shoulder. I'd highly recommend Dennis, and Nickel in general. Plus, they now offer mimosas on Saturday and Sunday morning, so you can't beat that!!!

Pros: Location, Staff, Therapists

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After a long and stressful work week, Charlie asked what problem areas I had and had me relaxed by the end of the session.

He followed through the stressed area and definitely focused in and completely un-knotted my back. Ask for Charlie, he's the best!

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★★★★★

After a long and stressful work week, Charlie asked what problem areas I had and had me relaxed by the end of the session.

He followed through the stressed area and definitely focused in and completely un-knotted my back. Ask for Charlie, he's the best!

Pros: Flexibility, Hours, Service

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I've had a lot of massages over the years. And few masseurs have gotten me for a return visit. Ron at Nickel Spa for Men has got me hooked, and I would more than highly recommend a massage session with him. In addition to having great technical knowledge, he really got in synch with how I was feeling, where I hold my stress, and tailored my 90 minutes accordingly. He made a total mind/body connection with me. By the end, as the saying goes, I was putty in his hands. Ron was kind, thoughtful, and made the whole experience exceptional without all of the attitude you get at so many spas. I left feeling relaxed, rejuvinated and ready to face the world anew. I'll be back for sure.

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★★★★★

I've had a lot of massages over the years. And few masseurs have gotten me for a return visit. Ron at Nickel Spa for Men has got me hooked, and I would more than highly recommend a massage session with him. In addition to having great technical knowledge, he really got in synch with how I was feeling, where I hold my stress, and tailored my 90 minutes accordingly. He made a total mind/body connection with me. By the end, as the saying goes, I was putty in his hands. Ron was kind, thoughtful, and made the whole experience exceptional without all of the attitude you get at so many spas. I left feeling relaxed, rejuvinated and ready to face the world anew. I'll be back for sure.

Pros: Great massage, pleasant staff

Cons: Locker room isn't great

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On a recent visit to San Francisco a friend convinced me to visit Nickel Spa with him. I had never had a massage before, personal space issues I guess. I figured it was long overdue and now know what I've been missing. Nickel Spa is great. Clean, relaxing professional enviroment with an equally professional, helpful and friendly staff. Definitely put this 1st timer at east. I was scheduled with Moe, ironically his 1st client at Nickel so it seemed to be a good match from the start. Moe was great. Easy to communicate with and and able to put up with my being somewhat uptight so I could enjoy the massage, which I did immensely and definitely wanna go back for more. it's like a little oasis and true treasure of the neighborhood. I have nothing to compare it to but know that I was not all ready to get up from the table once my time was up and feel great. Thanks for breaking this massage virgin un just right. Definitely gonna go back for more!

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★★★★★

On a recent visit to San Francisco a friend convinced me to visit Nickel Spa with him. I had never had a massage before, personal space issues I guess. I figured it was long overdue and now know what I've been missing. Nickel Spa is great. Clean, relaxing professional enviroment with an equally professional, helpful and friendly staff. Definitely put this 1st timer at east. I was scheduled with Moe, ironically his 1st client at Nickel so it seemed to be a good match from the start. Moe was great. Easy to communicate with and and able to put up with my being somewhat uptight so I could enjoy the massage, which I did immensely and definitely wanna go back for more. it's like a little oasis and true treasure of the neighborhood. I have nothing to compare it to but know that I was not all ready to get up from the table once my time was up and feel great. Thanks for breaking this massage virgin un just right. Definitely gonna go back for more!

Pros: relaxing environment, friendly and helpful staff

Cons: locker room a bit small but not a big deal

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Inexplicably, I'd held onto a gift certificate to Nickel Spa for nearly four years. Can't imagine what got into me, but when I finally used it for a massage and full body scrub from the magic hands of Tyler, I was transformed. He is clearly gifted with some kind of healing powers from the gods and I will certainly be back.

Eric, the manager, was also very accommodating in processing my old gift certificate, which must have been a pain after four years.

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★★★★★

Inexplicably, I'd held onto a gift certificate to Nickel Spa for nearly four years. Can't imagine what got into me, but when I finally used it for a massage and full body scrub from the magic hands of Tyler, I was transformed. He is clearly gifted with some kind of healing powers from the gods and I will certainly be back.

Eric, the manager, was also very accommodating in processing my old gift certificate, which must have been a pain after four years.

Pros: magnificent skill

Cons: not cheap

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The Best Spa Experience Ever
Yesterday I strolled into Nickel Spa for Men to ask about waxing, facials, etc. Eric, the owner, was at the front desk and he was patient and carefully described all of their service. An hour later Louiza did a thorough, extremely careful, bodybuilder waxing I felt amazing and while it was supposed to take 1.5 hours she spent 3.75 hours working on me. Wow! I returned this AM for a 70 minute facial that was the best facial of my life. My skin looks amazing! While I live in LA I will make a point to return to Nickel Spa EVERYTIME I visit San Francisco on business. These folks run an exceptional business and I am now a customer for life! I strongly recommend them to any guy that wants the very best spa services possible in a cool urban San Francisco setting.

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★★★★★

The Best Spa Experience Ever
Yesterday I strolled into Nickel Spa for Men to ask about waxing, facials, etc. Eric, the owner, was at the front desk and he was patient and carefully described all of their service. An hour later Louiza did a thorough, extremely careful, bodybuilder waxing I felt amazing and while it was supposed to take 1.5 hours she spent 3.75 hours working on me. Wow! I returned this AM for a 70 minute facial that was the best facial of my life. My skin looks amazing! While I live in LA I will make a point to return to Nickel Spa EVERYTIME I visit San Francisco on business. These folks run an exceptional business and I am now a customer for life! I strongly recommend them to any guy that wants the very best spa services possible in a cool urban San Francisco setting.

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I travel constantly around the world for the work that I do. One of my favorite places to get a massage is at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Bangkok. The service is incredible and the massage unbeliveable.

At Nickel, every time I have gone I have have been welcomed, and escorted in to changing room, given the time to take a steam and then escorted to the massage room. Although it is does not have the same mystic the Mandarin does but they do have there own uniqness. Clean, modern, and simplistic and and awesome massage.

I can not say enough about Tyler, he has such incredible energy that he uses to work my body to sublime relaxation.

He reads my tensions, and he works those muscles intensly.

I would highly suggest using this Spa and having Tyler massage you!

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★★★★★

I travel constantly around the world for the work that I do. One of my favorite places to get a massage is at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Bangkok. The service is incredible and the massage unbeliveable.

At Nickel, every time I have gone I have have been welcomed, and escorted in to changing room, given the time to take a steam and then escorted to the massage room. Although it is does not have the same mystic the Mandarin does but they do have there own uniqness. Clean, modern, and simplistic and and awesome massage.

I can not say enough about Tyler, he has such incredible energy that he uses to work my body to sublime relaxation.

He reads my tensions, and he works those muscles intensly.

I would highly suggest using this Spa and having Tyler massage you!

Pros: Incredible Massage

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I just got back from Nickel where I had a lovely experience. I live in Chicago and was out visiting a friend in SF, who recommended Nickel when I told him that I wanted to get a massage. I called on Tuesday to make an appointment for Wednesday and they had an opening. The space is very nice. The lounge area is dimly lit and full of complimentary water, juices, and snacks, providing a very relaxing atmosphere. The locker room is small, but provides ample space to change, shower, or sit in the steam room. My therapist was Mele. He was excellent. More than just a good massage, he gave me helpful hints about how to avoid getting knots in my shoulders and tension in my hips. He also does "energy" work with you to center you. Don't let his size fool you: he has powerful hands! I'll definitely go back to Nickel and to Mele the next time I'm in town.

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★★★★★

I just got back from Nickel where I had a lovely experience. I live in Chicago and was out visiting a friend in SF, who recommended Nickel when I told him that I wanted to get a massage. I called on Tuesday to make an appointment for Wednesday and they had an opening. The space is very nice. The lounge area is dimly lit and full of complimentary water, juices, and snacks, providing a very relaxing atmosphere. The locker room is small, but provides ample space to change, shower, or sit in the steam room. My therapist was Mele. He was excellent. More than just a good massage, he gave me helpful hints about how to avoid getting knots in my shoulders and tension in my hips. He also does "energy" work with you to center you. Don't let his size fool you: he has powerful hands! I'll definitely go back to Nickel and to Mele the next time I'm in town.

Pros: great atmosphere, friendly staff, professional

Cons: small locker room

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Nickel Spa definitely has a new regular customer after my first experience. It was my birthday and although I called at the last minute they were extremely helpful and was able to work me in for both a 90 minute massage and facial! I love how quiet the place is when you walk in initially. Very courteous. Very prompt. Wonderful set up once you get inside with accoutrements galore, including chilled water and juices, healthy snacks, fluffy robes, and these fantastic slippers that massage your feet as you walk about. The overall place is small but what can you expect in San Francisco...IN THE CASTRO! Very good use of space. Louiza did the facial and as wonderful as my face felt afterwards, I expected to look 10 years younger, my skin certainly did! Tyler was my massage therapist for the most heavenly 90 minutes on earth. Aromatherapy, hot towels, zen-like music.....and expert hands despite his massage experience of only a few years. Truly intuitive with my muscles and the "bad spots". Overall experience was fantastic. And the best part was there was no "sales pitch" for their products and such. Very refreshing compared to other spas in the area. I'll be going back and YOU SHOULD TRY THIS PLACE OUT!

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★★★★★

Nickel Spa definitely has a new regular customer after my first experience. It was my birthday and although I called at the last minute they were extremely helpful and was able to work me in for both a 90 minute massage and facial! I love how quiet the place is when you walk in initially. Very courteous. Very prompt. Wonderful set up once you get inside with accoutrements galore, including chilled water and juices, healthy snacks, fluffy robes, and these fantastic slippers that massage your feet as you walk about. The overall place is small but what can you expect in San Francisco...IN THE CASTRO! Very good use of space. Louiza did the facial and as wonderful as my face felt afterwards, I expected to look 10 years younger, my skin certainly did! Tyler was my massage therapist for the most heavenly 90 minutes on earth. Aromatherapy, hot towels, zen-like music.....and expert hands despite his massage experience of only a few years. Truly intuitive with my muscles and the "bad spots". Overall experience was fantastic. And the best part was there was no "sales pitch" for their products and such. Very refreshing compared to other spas in the area. I'll be going back and YOU SHOULD TRY THIS PLACE OUT!

Pros: Ambience, courtesy, promptness, attentiveness.

Cons: So far, nothing.

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my partner and I walked in impromptu on our anniversary (and his bithday) to try a last second extra add-on to our excellent day and were immediately impressed by the friendly service, and straightfoward and courteous attempts to accomodate us. They worked us in and we got impressive deep tissue massage from Mele and Keeloha and the best facials we can remember ever having from Louiza. awesome!
CEO Eric is sincere and gracious, the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is open, accomodating, and upscale. if you get time, take a moment in the steam room too.

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★★★★★

my partner and I walked in impromptu on our anniversary (and his bithday) to try a last second extra add-on to our excellent day and were immediately impressed by the friendly service, and straightfoward and courteous attempts to accomodate us. They worked us in and we got impressive deep tissue massage from Mele and Keeloha and the best facials we can remember ever having from Louiza. awesome!
CEO Eric is sincere and gracious, the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is open, accomodating, and upscale. if you get time, take a moment in the steam room too.

Pros: clean, friendly, respectful, upscale, direct, easy, professional

Cons: appointments probably best

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I am a massage therapist in The City and have my own practice. It is imperative that I receive bodywork on a weekly basis. It was late afternoon one day last month and I really needed a good, deep massage so I called Nickel for the first time and made an appointment, last minute. They got me in for an hour an a half massage. I walked in and really didn't know what to expect. You know a spa for men in the castro....well I was really surprised to see how clean and cool the place was. I had no idea of all the services they offer. I had the shower and steam room to myself, I was shocked. A place this nice and no one there. Then right when I was done and in my robe, out walked Jordie. He was present, kind and made eye contact. I could tell right then that I was going to get a great massage. I was amazed at how big the place was. It has like 8 or so treatment rooms. Jordie takes me to the room and away we go. Now remember I receive bodywork all the time and I was impressed with Jordie's technique, skill and professionalism. He rocked me out in a very good way. I told him that his skills equal his beauty, and that says a lot. I will be back to Nickel Spa for sure.....to get another bodywork session from Jordie.

From a Happy Healer
a.k.a.Starus C.M.T.

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★★★★☆

I am a massage therapist in The City and have my own practice. It is imperative that I receive bodywork on a weekly basis. It was late afternoon one day last month and I really needed a good, deep massage so I called Nickel for the first time and made an appointment, last minute. They got me in for an hour an a half massage. I walked in and really didn't know what to expect. You know a spa for men in the castro....well I was really surprised to see how clean and cool the place was. I had no idea of all the services they offer. I had the shower and steam room to myself, I was shocked. A place this nice and no one there. Then right when I was done and in my robe, out walked Jordie. He was present, kind and made eye contact. I could tell right then that I was going to get a great massage. I was amazed at how big the place was. It has like 8 or so treatment rooms. Jordie takes me to the room and away we go. Now remember I receive bodywork all the time and I was impressed with Jordie's technique, skill and professionalism. He rocked me out in a very good way. I told him that his skills equal his beauty, and that says a lot. I will be back to Nickel Spa for sure.....to get another bodywork session from Jordie.

From a Happy Healer
a.k.a.Starus C.M.T.

Pros: Jordie...attuned, heart-felt, kicka_ _ massage!!!!!

Cons: big screen t.v. with Nickel advertisements screaming at you, not very relaxing

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Get past the slightly rough facade of the storefront, and you'll discover a neighborhood gem. Too bad it's not my neighborhood, but lucky for y'all 'cuz I'd be there everyday and you might never get booked!
I had a free morning on my weekend vacation so I treated myself to a facial and massage. The massage with Ron was soooooo ZZZzzzzz (oops, fell asleep just thinking about it), relaxing. My facial was painfree and refreshing and the staff was super fun. The receptionist was funny and cute and took all the boring formality out of your average spa visit. I will be basing my vacations around this place; until they open in L.A.!

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★★★★★

Get past the slightly rough facade of the storefront, and you'll discover a neighborhood gem. Too bad it's not my neighborhood, but lucky for y'all 'cuz I'd be there everyday and you might never get booked!
I had a free morning on my weekend vacation so I treated myself to a facial and massage. The massage with Ron was soooooo ZZZzzzzz (oops, fell asleep just thinking about it), relaxing. My facial was painfree and refreshing and the staff was super fun. The receptionist was funny and cute and took all the boring formality out of your average spa visit. I will be basing my vacations around this place; until they open in L.A.!

Pros: Long hours, close to train, friendly

Cons: Warm

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This is a great place for a massage. I usually go to str8 places for a massage but I thought that I would try Nickel Spa, which is a place for men. There's a certain liberating feeling to go to a "gay" place for a massage because I can be myself. Unlike str8 places, which is usually for women and has mostly women masseuses, this place is tailored for me. My masseur's name was Jordi and his massage was top-notch. No hanky panky of course, but it was nice to be massaged by Jordi. Young and cute and just the right scruffiness. The massage was relaxing; the room was comfortable.

The only bad part was that I had to wait 15 minutes in the lounge area (could be longer b/c it felt like a long time) before Jordi came to get me. Jordi did tell me that they were backed up that day, but it would have been nice if someone came and told me that while I was waiting; no one came and told me at all while I was waiting so I had no idea what was going on. However, I am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt b/c everything else was top notch. I will definitely go back!

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★★★★★

This is a great place for a massage. I usually go to str8 places for a massage but I thought that I would try Nickel Spa, which is a place for men. There's a certain liberating feeling to go to a "gay" place for a massage because I can be myself. Unlike str8 places, which is usually for women and has mostly women masseuses, this place is tailored for me. My masseur's name was Jordi and his massage was top-notch. No hanky panky of course, but it was nice to be massaged by Jordi. Young and cute and just the right scruffiness. The massage was relaxing; the room was comfortable.

The only bad part was that I had to wait 15 minutes in the lounge area (could be longer b/c it felt like a long time) before Jordi came to get me. Jordi did tell me that they were backed up that day, but it would have been nice if someone came and told me that while I was waiting; no one came and told me at all while I was waiting so I had no idea what was going on. However, I am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt b/c everything else was top notch. I will definitely go back!

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I've been three times, and the services are always top notch. If you're lucky enough to book a massage with Eric, expect a peak bodywork experience. He combines Swedish and sports and stretches to strike the perfect balance of firm and gentle. The best I've had in the City. Louiza's facial is as painless as a truly thorough facial can be. The combination packages offer the best value. I love Nickel's intimate, unpretentious, "neighborhood" vibe. Service at the front desk can be slow, but I've always found everything else about the experience "unimprovable."

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★★★★★

I've been three times, and the services are always top notch. If you're lucky enough to book a massage with Eric, expect a peak bodywork experience. He combines Swedish and sports and stretches to strike the perfect balance of firm and gentle. The best I've had in the City. Louiza's facial is as painless as a truly thorough facial can be. The combination packages offer the best value. I love Nickel's intimate, unpretentious, "neighborhood" vibe. Service at the front desk can be slow, but I've always found everything else about the experience "unimprovable."

Pros: Outstanding services, skilled massage therapist and estheticians.

Cons: Front desk isn't always attentive.

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If you have not experienced a massage with Mele at Nickel Spa in SF, you need to. He is focused, attentive and intense. He combines a firm touch, with great technique and sensitivity. It's well worth the time and money! Make an appointment now and feel better!

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★★★☆☆

If you have not experienced a massage with Mele at Nickel Spa in SF, you need to. He is focused, attentive and intense. He combines a firm touch, with great technique and sensitivity. It's well worth the time and money! Make an appointment now and feel better!

Pros: Intense, relaxing, therapeutic, awesome therapist Mele

Cons: NONE

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Last week was a tough having spent days on end writing at the computer. I called Nickel at 4:00 wishing with my fingers crossed hoping they had a cancelation. I was able to get in just before closing but my regular guy wasn't available. Good for me, bad for him because Mele was on staff. I was looking for a relaxing message, but after a few minutes Mele suggested a mix of deep tissue, stretching and Shiatsu. He was very good at finding and relieving those hot spots yet intuitively knew when the pressure was too much. I thought with all the work I would be sore, but by the second day I was feeling very good. I'm already looking forward to my next visit. Now I have a problem, how do I tell my old message therapists about Mele.

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★★★★☆

Last week was a tough having spent days on end writing at the computer. I called Nickel at 4:00 wishing with my fingers crossed hoping they had a cancelation. I was able to get in just before closing but my regular guy wasn't available. Good for me, bad for him because Mele was on staff. I was looking for a relaxing message, but after a few minutes Mele suggested a mix of deep tissue, stretching and Shiatsu. He was very good at finding and relieving those hot spots yet intuitively knew when the pressure was too much. I thought with all the work I would be sore, but by the second day I was feeling very good. I'm already looking forward to my next visit. Now I have a problem, how do I tell my old message therapists about Mele.

Pros: Nice comforting atmosphere - in that dimly light, modern TV drama way.

Cons: The steam room was down, but management was very curteous and respectful.

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If you're in the neighborhood you need to become a regular. Based on the 3 visits I've made in the last 3 months the consistency issues sometimes mentioned about Nickel are fixed; all I've known is AMAZING services and hospitality. Each of the masseurs and the manicurists (I've tried 2 of each) have been top notch in their fields and truly friendly. Book now - this place is on a roll!

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★★★★★

If you're in the neighborhood you need to become a regular. Based on the 3 visits I've made in the last 3 months the consistency issues sometimes mentioned about Nickel are fixed; all I've known is AMAZING services and hospitality. Each of the masseurs and the manicurists (I've tried 2 of each) have been top notch in their fields and truly friendly. Book now - this place is on a roll!

Pros: great location via muni; very friendly; amazing massage work

Cons: locker are can be a little chilly

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I have to say I don't do many of the spa treatments. Although I have been talked into a facial and a manicure, I mainly go for the massages. I enjoy a deep tissue, no nonsense massage. I have had about 7-8 massages here and I have never had a bad one. The facility is small but has never felt crowded. My only complaint is that they need to stay on top of the towel situation in the changing room. They have run out on a few occaisions. Otherwise, give it a shot.

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★★★★★

I have to say I don't do many of the spa treatments. Although I have been talked into a facial and a manicure, I mainly go for the massages. I enjoy a deep tissue, no nonsense massage. I have had about 7-8 massages here and I have never had a bad one. The facility is small but has never felt crowded. My only complaint is that they need to stay on top of the towel situation in the changing room. They have run out on a few occaisions. Otherwise, give it a shot.

Pros: Talented Massage Staff

Cons: Need more towels

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OK I saw NICKEL got voted #1 for waxing in SF, mmmmmm I thought what a good treat for my lover! Well they ripped it all off!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes down there and more! Can you say OUCH! Well it wasn't that bad and wow was Margie good at her Job! She knew how to make it quick and some what pane-less.

So after all this fun, I again got a killer massage and facial! I'm hooked on Nickel and I need a new VIP card SOON ! It was worth every penny!

2
★★★★★

OK I saw NICKEL got voted #1 for waxing in SF, mmmmmm I thought what a good treat for my lover! Well they ripped it all off!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes down there and more! Can you say OUCH! Well it wasn't that bad and wow was Margie good at her Job! She knew how to make it quick and some what pane-less.

So after all this fun, I again got a killer massage and facial! I'm hooked on Nickel and I need a new VIP card SOON ! It was worth every penny!

Pros: great massage

Cons: none to think of

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The first time I went to Nickel they charged me for someone else's services. It took an hour to get this straightened out. They were rude and obstinate, and even when they found they had made a mistake they were unapologetic. Finally, when the guy who was also in the same predicament as me loudly complained, they reversed the charges and gave us a discount for a future massage. Thinking that the bad service was a fluke, I went back again to give the place another try. Sorry to say, the front desk staff was just as rude, just as disorganized, and just as unwelcoming. The services were fine - no better than other salons, no worse. However, I will never go back because of the way the front desk staff treated me and other customers. Very disappointing.

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★★☆☆☆

The first time I went to Nickel they charged me for someone else's services. It took an hour to get this straightened out. They were rude and obstinate, and even when they found they had made a mistake they were unapologetic. Finally, when the guy who was also in the same predicament as me loudly complained, they reversed the charges and gave us a discount for a future massage. Thinking that the bad service was a fluke, I went back again to give the place another try. Sorry to say, the front desk staff was just as rude, just as disorganized, and just as unwelcoming. The services were fine - no better than other salons, no worse. However, I will never go back because of the way the front desk staff treated me and other customers. Very disappointing.

Pros: Convenient location

Cons: Rude staff, and the industrial setting is not appropriate for a salon.

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I've been to Nickel Spa a few times and I've always had a satisfactory experience. Because I like to go to many spas, I did not see this particular one as anything special. The prices were alright and the customer service was ok.

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★★★☆☆

I've been to Nickel Spa a few times and I've always had a satisfactory experience. Because I like to go to many spas, I did not see this particular one as anything special. The prices were alright and the customer service was ok.

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Finally a place for only men. Its been a long time coming for us to have a place we can only go to. Not only was my massage that nicole gave me awesome, but the staff was very hospitable. I cant wait to go back again to my new sf getaway!!!!!!

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★★★★★

Finally a place for only men. Its been a long time coming for us to have a place we can only go to. Not only was my massage that nicole gave me awesome, but the staff was very hospitable. I cant wait to go back again to my new sf getaway!!!!!!

Pros: Punctual, Competitive Pricing, Men Only

Cons: Parking

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I always get totally anxiety filled about getting my back waxed, but Shari was a fast and funny peach about it all. Who knew it didn't have to be torture?! I got a massage to reward myself to boot - try Erik, he has a gift.

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★★★★★

I always get totally anxiety filled about getting my back waxed, but Shari was a fast and funny peach about it all. Who knew it didn't have to be torture?! I got a massage to reward myself to boot - try Erik, he has a gift.

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I LOVE NICKEL SPA...its a great place the decor is reaally cool Bright Blue glass, Metal fixtures, white walls and furniture...I went in to get a mani/pedi and an eyebrow wax..I got there and was seated while waiting to see my estitician Shari, I was greated by Summer who did my mani/pedi later...then when i went back i to get my brows done...they look fabulous which is to be expected...but Shari was just the funniest girl ever...usually getting my brows done is a very in and out kind of thing but we just talked and giggled and she totally was a perfectionist she got every last stray hair...during the mani/pedi i got me feet done first they also look fabulous as do my fingernails but...sitting and gabbing with sumer and shari was certainly the cherry on the sunday those girls are Fabulous...and my toes and fingers and eyebrows are too!

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★★★★★

I LOVE NICKEL SPA...its a great place the decor is reaally cool Bright Blue glass, Metal fixtures, white walls and furniture...I went in to get a mani/pedi and an eyebrow wax..I got there and was seated while waiting to see my estitician Shari, I was greated by Summer who did my mani/pedi later...then when i went back i to get my brows done...they look fabulous which is to be expected...but Shari was just the funniest girl ever...usually getting my brows done is a very in and out kind of thing but we just talked and giggled and she totally was a perfectionist she got every last stray hair...during the mani/pedi i got me feet done first they also look fabulous as do my fingernails but...sitting and gabbing with sumer and shari was certainly the cherry on the sunday those girls are Fabulous...and my toes and fingers and eyebrows are too!

Pros: great service, great people, Great surrounding

 

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