Massages By the Sea

Massages By the Sea, Avalon: Address, Phone Number, Massages By the Sea Reviews: 5/5

Massages By the Sea
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Enjoy views of crystal blue waters from your private cabana at Descanso Beach. Avalon's only seaside spa.Relax you're on Island TIme!
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lrowans
Buckeye, AZ9 contributions
Girls Get Away Weekend in Catalina Island
Aug 2016 • Friends
Five beautiful ladies enjoyed ourselves immensely during our 3 day stay in Catalina Island. Our massages were excellent with just the right touch of class, privacy and excellence from the Massages by the Sea!!
Written August 31, 2016
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Stacy S
Memphis, TN64 contributions
Fantastic massage
Feb 2016 • Couples
My fiancé and I enjoyed a fantastic couples massage here. I wasn't sure what to expect of the location but the winds and ocean sounds were lovely. But honestly, the best was the massage itself. Both relaxing and very thorough, this one of the few places that really aims to "get your knots out." Loved, loved the experience and would highly recommend.

Note: the photo is the view from my massage table, with the curtains pulled away.
Written February 21, 2016
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Thank you very much for your review, we try hard to make a great experience with the outdoor nature an wonderful massage, please come back after your wedding and receive a add on treatment (scalp massage or foot reflexology) on us. Congratulations on your wedding day!
Written February 23, 2016
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Tammy B
Long Beach, CA2 contributions
great way to get the day started
Jun 2015 • Friends
my best friend's bday and mine are 2 weeks apart. we take turns celebrating each other's bdays by visiting Avalon (you can get a free round trip boat ride on your birthday from Catalina Express). A massage by the sea is something we have to fit in every trip, whether we go for 1 night or 2. Armando the massage therapist never disappoints! worth every penny.
Written September 21, 2015
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Kristen P
Bend, OR41 contributions
great idea but locale needs improvement
Aug 2014 • Family
I would give 5 stars if the location was closer to the ocean and it was a quieter setting. You could hear the zip line and the kids playing on the nearby grass. The massage was given in a cabana/tent on the side of the hill, sandwiched between the zip line and the beach club. I am hoping that when the Descanso Beach Club remodel is done, they will allocate a better location for massages by the sea. The massage itself (by Brian Malloy) was very good. It was deep tissue and I could have used more time. He definitely knew what he was doing but if you are looking for more of a gentle rub down, he is not your guy. Those of you who want a really good, deep massage would be pleased.
Written August 22, 2014
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tmooore25
Atlanta, GA4 contributions
Amazing
Jun 2014 • Family
You have to get the massage sampler, it was amazing! 50 minutes of peaceful bliss by the pacific ocean......who wouldn't want this right? Brian Malloy was great and he is good at what he does. The sampler gives you a little sweedish, hot stone, etc.... so for the price it is great!
Written June 24, 2014
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Jake_burns661
Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
My first beach massage!
Jun 2014
I loved my massage on the beach! I asked for the Catalina sampler because it came with hot stones and hot towels. It was one of the best massages I've had. I highly recommend Armando!
Written June 1, 2014
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SoCalJoy
Surfside, California87 contributions
Island Spa SANCTUARY :)
Sep 2013 • Solo
WOW! WOW! & WOW!!! For the ONLY massage you can get in a linen covered cabana by the ocean in Catalina Island, book Massages by the Sea through Island Breezes Salon & Spa. The cabanas are set up at Descano Beach right underneath the Zip Line. (No worries on the noise level because they pipe tranquil music into each cabana. I didn't hear any 'zipping' at all during my treatment.) My masseuse, Maria, worked MAGIC over my knots & tightened shoulder muscles. I had no idea what type of massage to pick so Maria gave me the 'sampler' (swedish, deep tissue & hot rock). The last one was my FAVORITE!!!! Next time, I'm ALL IN on the ROCKS!!!!

Once my mini-massage was done, I was off to the Island Breezes salon on Catalina Street for my pedicure with Lola :) What a WONDERFUL way to end my trip!!! Lola hooked me up with a spa pedi, soaking my sand covered feet into a warm bath. She adjusted my chair to recline then turned on more back MASSAGE... WOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I found sanctuary & serenity just SITTING there. Lola is a true professional. I had a bit of a hang nail on my thumb that had torn beneath the quick. Lola saw it while she was finishing up my toes & offered to fix it for me without an extra charge. Thanks to her, I'm not snagging my hair on my nails anymore. THANK YOU Lola & the Staff at Island Breezes for making my trip to Catalina a WONDERFUL one!!!! I MISS YOU already!!!!
Written September 18, 2013
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Sharon O
Tucson, Arizona, United States1 contribution
Massages by the Sea
Sep 2012 • Family
In September this year my daughter and I visited Avalon and decided on a moonlight massage experience at Massages by the Sea; we have been there before and truly enjoyed the experience and service. We were asked to pay in advance at dusk just as another customer stated in her review but the reason was explained to us by the receptionist at the booth. The massages offered after a certain hour (6pm if I remember right) are performed at a higher price due to the the regular business hours and their ability to have employees available (made sense to us). The location was up above and overlooking the ocean, apparently the business just recently moved. The view was still wonderful and the staff very accomidating. We paid in advance and tipped with cash following our massage to allow the receptionist to go home and not have to sit in the dark during our service. The therapists were David and Rita and I have to say both my daughter and I got exactly what we needed and asked for. Our massages were very relaxing and turned us both into putty. We did hear the zipline people but just for a few minutes. Personally I made a choice to focus on my experience and not the small disturbances around me. Overall, we had a wonderful experience well worth every penny, we will go back next year!!!
Written October 9, 2012
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