West Seattle businesses: Massage Envy coming to Westwood

January 9, 2013 at 2:39 pm | In West Seattle businesses, West Seattle news, Westwood | 10 Comments

About nine months ago, a sign was up briefly in a California-fronting retail storefront west of Admiral Safeway suggesting the national Massage Envy chain was on the way. The company didn’t answer our inquiries; the sign eventually disappeared. Then today, Massage Envy formally announced plans to open on the other side of West Seattle – at 2513 SW Trenton in Westwood Village (by Staples and the liquor store). A spokesperson tells WSB that West Seattle franchisee Jennifer McCollum is expecting to open in March. ME will be the second major massage-therapy chain to open in West Seattle, after LaVida Massage (WSB sponsor), which opened in Jefferson Square in fall 2011.


  1. I keep forgetting to tell you that there’s a sign for “Inspire Pilates” and “construction entrance” on the parking lot side windows where Massage Envy had a sign up previously

    Comment by Diane — 3:38 pm January 9, 2013 #

  2. Thanks, Diane – I’d almost forgotten about them; we wrote about it five months ago – http://westseattleblog.com/2012/08/west-seattle-business-inspire-seattle-coming-to-admiral-district

    Comment by WSB — 3:43 pm January 9, 2013 #

  3. I may have missed it, but is there anything going into the old Dress Barn?

    Comment by WS — 4:24 pm January 9, 2013 #

  4. oh so is pilates open already? this is exciting news on both these businesses :)

    Comment by ca — 4:27 pm January 9, 2013 #

  5. Unrelated but how about the old West Seattle Motors on Fauntleroy, I see the windows are covered and there was a Potter Construction sign up at one point.

    Comment by coffee — 5:53 pm January 9, 2013 #

  6. Would be nice to finally get a decent massage in West Seattle instead of having to go to White Center!

    Comment by West Seattle Hipster — 6:17 pm January 9, 2013 #

  7. Coffee, that’s one of the properties on a growing “trying to find out” list that we have. Once in a rare while, something is easy to find out about because it turns up on the DPD site or elsewhere. Other times, we wind up visiting (or having a team member visit) the site over and over and over again … till finally we find somebody there. The almost-humorous case of the former Bohemian was an extreme (endless visits and messages – and finally they sent us a *postal* letter with some info, as published here a while back!) … As we crack the cases, we’ll publish the updates … TR

    Comment by WSB — 6:20 pm January 9, 2013 #

  8. Very excited and looking forward to using massage envy. Now I do not have to drive to Southcenter.

    Comment by Pepper — 7:34 pm January 9, 2013 #

  9. So is Pilates open already

    Comment by Ca — 9:37 am January 10, 2013 #

  10. If you are looking for a decent place to get a massage, I can assure you that a massage franchise like Massage Envy is not the place to go. You will most likely be talked into a membership that will be very difficult to get out of and because the treatment of therapists are so bad at this place, even if you find a therapist you like they may not be there for the duration of your membership. You can search for a licensed and insureed therapist and find out exactly the type of modalities they offer and their years of experience at http://www.amtamassage.org/findamassage/index.html

    As a licensed and nationally certified massage therapist myself, I must inform you that these massage franchises are a poor representation of our industry. They have lowballed the worth of massage and the standard of care as well. They have also reduced the payscale for massage therapists on a massive scale monopolizing the industry. Massage therapists have had it with these less than stellar corporations are are speaking out and standing up for our rights. You can too, whether you are a fellow massage therapist or a customer who has had a negative experience with these franchises, feel free to share and sign this petition at https://www.change.org/petitions/the-massage-franchise-increase-payrates-for-massage-therapists-decrease-lowballing-of-massage

    You can also join us to do more at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lmtsagainsthefranchise

    Comment by LMT — 9:43 am January 10, 2013 #

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