Fully clothed Table or Chair Massage and Foot Reflexology are available by appointment or walk-in 7 days a week 10:00am-8:00pm at our main location (300 W. Huron).
Full Body Massage is available 7 days a week 9-9 by appointment only at our 2nd location ( 1/2 block away from the corner location, 117 N First St, Suite 50)
Call during our office hours (above) to schedule an appointment today!
It all started when Eileen Bristol saw a "for sale" sign on the corner building at Huron and 1st that had housed Fine Flowers. Eileen had always admired the building (originally The Hunter Brothers Gas Station, built in 1926), and recognized it isn't often that you have an opportunity to give such an historic structure new life.
A massage therapist herself, Eileen was familiar with New York City's "walk-in" massage centers and felt that such a concept was perfect for Ann Arbor. Having experienced neck and back problems over the years, she loved the idea that if you wake up with a stiff neck, you can get help that morning instead of leaving a phone message with your therapist and waiting for a call back to book an appointment, perhaps two days later. Massage when you need it, affordable, convenient and effective - that is the mission of RelaxStation.
With the help and advice of friends, a name was chosen, a logo designed, the flower garden planted and a team of qualified therapists hired. The interior walls and ceiling were painted using a technique called lazure, with layered washes of color, and furnishings were chosen that reflected the values of the business.
On May 5, 2002 RelaxStation opened its doors. Initially, the "drive through" portico was used for massage during the warmer months. During the winter, up to five clients were massaged indoors on massage chairs or in recliners for foot massage. A musician in addition to therapist (electric bass), Eileen was committed to avoiding the stereotyped "new age massage music." Instead, an eclectic mix of traditional music from around the world, reggae, jazz and classical was provided.
Care was given to create a relaxed atmosphere that welcomed everyone, from all walks of life. As a result, over the years many "first-timers" have walked through the door and made massage therapy a regular and important part of their lives. People have expressed, over and over, how surprised they were that here they were on a busy corner and yet it all "melted away" once the massage started!
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