Bailey the esthetician was exceptional from start to finish. She was kind, personable, and professional throughout my appointment. I will definitely be back!
Best massage I've had in ages, appts are always on time, staff is very friendly
So professional. I had never had a massage before this one, and I will be going back. A bit pricey, but worth every dime.
Everything! All of the employees I encountered were wonderful, well-informed, and very accommodating. The facility is clean, serene, and comfortable.
I want you all to go somewhere else (so I don't have to wait in line for a spot at That's the Rub). :-) The Rub is flawless. I've been going there for years. I've had my favorite therapist, but they've all been consistent. The greeters are always friendly, the owner is always pleasant, and everyone is professional. It's the perfect downtown location and (most of all) it's "quiet"! I highly recommend the LaLa massage if you're looking to simply relax. I fall to sleep every time! So, go somewhere else so that I can get my rest. More...
My visit was very professional and my masses was wonderful
Everyone from receptionist to massage therapist was amazing, showing an actual interest in what the customer has to say. Gabrielle rocked! She listens to her clients to see what massage treatment would work best for them. Awesome place! Already have next appointment booked. More...
I felt pampered tonight during my 2 hour massage, I was not expecting 2 hours, I knew we were getting massages but I only thought they were an hour each, while in the room with Kara I was informed that I was getting a 2 hour massage! I enjoyed every minute of it, and it was worth every penny spent on it! Anyone looking for a massage, shoul d check out That's the rub! they have an extensive menu of services to chose from, my next appointment is for a facial in September and I cannot wait! Thanks for the great experience! for those checking reviews: if you are not sure, or have never been or had a massage, or skeptical of what will happen. They are extremely professional and cater to your needs, it's all in the experience, you are greated with a smail and a kind heart from every employee, they are knowledgeable, they make you feel comfortable. Once you get past the spa storefront you a lead down a hallway to a lobby that is locked, so you know your provacy is important, you sit for a short time awaiting your LMT to come get you, then are shown to your room and given privacy to dress as you desire for the massage, a robe is provided, they return and your session starts, at the end you return to the lobby which again can only be entered from the outside hall by a keyholder and you are not rushed, you are offered water or tea and may sit, relax and sip it or head out to the storefront to shop and pay for your service of the day. More...
Calming environment, professional, focused, effective. And I love the fact that they don't use scent in their work. Nothing fancy, just serious expertise. And Meg was amazing! I've had massages from several different people at That's the Rub, and they are all absolutely wonderful and expert. But Meg was special. Something about her technique really made a difference for me. I will definitely book with her again. More...
I had wonderful care at That's The Rub. From the front desk to the massage and the post-massage relaxation, everything was fantastic. I hope to visit again soon.
I wanted a release from stress and relaxation so I had a very therapeutic massage with Crystal. I'm not fond of perfumes or fragrant oils, which she didn't use and I didn't have to mention it. No pressure about rebooking but I'm rebooking SOON. More...
I had wonderful care at That's The Rub, with a 90 minute massage. From the front desk to the massage and the post-massage relaxation, everything was fantastic. I hope to visit again soon, though I was on a fast trip through town. More...
I had my first Ever Massage here with Gabrielle and WOW Not only do I feel great my Soul and faith in Humanity is restored as well. What a Truly Great Masseuse and Person. Don't think twice Book a massage here. More...
Great staff, expert therapists, beautiful lobby with amazing art. I feel comfortable and soothed from the moment I walk in the door.
I was in town for summer school and rewarded myself with a 60-minute deep tissue massage with Kara. By far, my experience was the best massage I ever had in my life. She did really interesting techniques, especially for my face and upper chest that I'd never experienced before. If I had had more time in Bloomington, I would've been back in a heartbeat! Highly recommended. More...
I was very happy with my time with Kara. As a first-time visitor, I was thinking about an “intake” meeting, to discuss my issues and goals, and which of your members would be most appropriate. The questionnaire did some of that, but would have been more useful if I had been given it before hand (electronically even) and had had more time to fill it out. Even getting there early, I was very rushed. And asked to fill it out in a mostly dark room (they did notice and turn the lights up some). More...
Tough place to review. Just kidding, I didn't have to think twice about giving 5 stars. Frankly speaking, this is one of the better places to get a massage in the Bloomington area. There is a huge variety of services and I'm sure anyone can find something they enjoy. That being said, it's a bit pricey. Of course, it's always a good feeling to be supporting local businesses. Shout-out to Parker! More...
Very soothing atmosphere. My therapist was knowledgeable and put me right at ease.
I love this place! They do such a great job, and its super clean. Crystal made me feel much better, no more pain.
It was so nice to walk in with no appointment and feel so at ease. It was just what I needed in that moment. Atmosphere was inviting and serene, therapist was very professional and did a great job. The cost was very reasonable.
Chris was a fantastic massage therapist. I feel so refreshed and relaxed. All of the staff was fabulous and they have a great selection of retail products.
Emily and Gabrielle are excellent massage therapists. I'm a runner and my legs get super-tight and they are both able to fix them right up! They listen to the client's concerns and are both good at explaining which muscles are tight and why. Highly, highly recommend. More...
i had a GREAT experience here. This was my first real professional massage where you get naked and i don't think it could have gone better. i came from california to visit a friend for spring break and i treated her for her birthday. we both got hour long lala massages. the wait time was brief and i had an excellent/thorough conversation with my masseuse over my body and needs; places that needed extra attention (like my shoulders from having terrible posture) and places that were more sensitive. i went in feeling really safe and there was hot tea waiting for me when i came out. i would def consider coming here again if/when i'm back out in bloomington. More...
I had such a wonderful experience at That's the Rub! My massage therapist was kind, professional, and really took the time to make sure I was getting the most out of my massage there. All of the staff was exceptional, the facility was clean and smelled GREAT, and the retail selection was fantastic. I can't wait to go back. More...
Awesome CBD massage highly recommend
I’ve gone to That’s the Rub many times and have always had a good experience. Today, I tried out a new therapist, Parker. He was very thorough and in tune with exactly what I needed. I’d highly recommend him. More...
Megan was amazing! I had a one-hour massage that helped alleviate neck and shoulder tension. She was very professional, polite, and precise with her pressure and techniques. Can’t wait for my next appointment! More...
Both times I went it was very professional and the masseuses helped answer all my questions throughout the massage, even giving me some advice on how I should take care of my body to avoid injury/stress/tension. Very patient people and overall had a safe, relaxing vibe. You might have to ask for your tea at the end because they'll forget to give it to you. Parking is street or in the Morton Parking lot (1st hour free, 50 cents/hr after that) More...
Went in on a last minute need for a massage. They were booked in the initial day requested so I scheduled for a deep tissue massage the following day. When I arrived I was assigned to Kayla. She knew exactly what she was doing and was not afraid to get to work on the exact spots of tension in my back. She was precise and professional- would highly recommend. More...
Amazing service. Great information and knowledge about the human body. Will definitely be back!
I enjoy the set up of the building. Everyone is super helpful, friendly, and very knowledgeable about what they are doing.
This is THE place in Bloomington to get a massage.
It was a great experience all around from the time I walked in the door until I left. Everything was clearly explained before and after with suggestions for post-massage care.
I have been a client since 2015 and massage has improved the quality of my life significantly. The therapists at That's the Rub are experienced and empathetic healers (especially Kate & Krystal)!
I've been here several times. Every time, the staff, the therapist--everyone is committed to providing the best care and relaxation. Beyond professional and friendly. They are simply the best. More...
My daughter and I had massages at "That's the Rub" this weekend. Both of us were very happy with our massages - they were attentive to what we liked and did a great job. There are no robes or locker rooms, so you change in the massage room after a consultation with the massage therapist - not a problem in my book, just FYI. More...
Christine Wahl Hitchcock
My husband gave me a gift certificate for a hot stone rub. It was a great experience all around from the time I walked in the door until I left. Everything was clearly explained before and after with suggestions for post-massage care. More...
I occasionally visit Thats The Rub in general, and have always liked them. However, in October I got in a car accident and have had a lot of lower back and hip pain, so I have been visiting more often. Emily S. has been my therapist and she is the BEST massage therapist I have ever had. She has made a wonderful difference in my massage experience and is very helpful for me in my recovery. That's the Rub has great staff- kind, empathetic, and helpful- from front desk on. Lots of cool stuff in the shop too. 10/10 would recommend More...
I was so pleased with the ease of booking online, the kind staff, and the incredible massage at That's the Rub. My massage was with Gabrielle and she made me feel so comfortable and really took the time to understand what tension issues I've been having in order to personalize the service. She also has a wonderful sense of humor, which made me feel welcome. During her excellent massage, I relaxed so much that I'm pretty sure I melded to the table and I think I live there now... I'll definitely be booking again with her soon! More...
Emily and Kara are both fantastic. Every massage I've had with them has been one of the best I've had. Highly recommended!
Everything about this place is amazing. Exceptional customer service. 10/10 would recommend.
I had a great massage and cupping at That's The Rub. Krystal listened to why I was there and the massage worked well. Then she was very knowledgeable at suggesting some stretches I could do afterwards to help. Overall its a great space and I highly recommend coming here. More...
I've been here twice. Once for "The Rub" and once for a reflexology session. Both times the service has been excellent. I plan to try some of the other kinds of massage as time goes on. I do recommend the reflexology, it was very nice to have a consultation and an hour of work on my feet and hands! More...
I’ve been using the services of the Rub for years, I HIGHLY recommend it over ANY business in Bloomington. Due to an injury, I need a massage every month or so to keep my pain at bay, I’ve tried them all....That’s the Rub is THE BEST!I use Beth when I need a standard therapeutic massage. She will listen to you and use her expertise to make you feel awesome!Kayla is fabulous if you want a Deep Massage. She can break up those knots that are causing aches from working on the computer all day.I recently visited Reno and paid triple for a massage....what a disappointment! They did not listen to what I asked for. Don’t think you will get a better massage by paying more or less elsewhere, you will end up coming to the Rub. Save my Money, visit the Rub, you won’t regret it!!! More...
I've been going for about a year and I feel amazing! They've taken the time to get to know me, and what I need. Highly recommended!
Gabrielle is a miracle worker, finding knots I didn't even know I had, as well as taking care of those I did.
Top notch. The boutique offers a variety of quality bath and body products, the therapists are highly skilled, and the front desk staff is lovely and accommodating. Feels like home.
I've been here twice and both times have been exceptional. The staff are very courteous and helpful, the location is very clean and professional looking, and the ambiance is relaxing. The real key though is the therapists. Both the therapists I have seen (Gabrielle and Kayla) were exceptionally skilled at their craft both in terms of customer service and in terms of their massage therapy. I've had hundreds of massages in my lifetime and my two times here are both hands down in my top 5 both in overall experience and the quality of the service. More...
My massage therapist Chris was fantastic! This was my second time visiting and I was not disappointed. I’ve been to other places in Bloomington that don’t come anywhere near you That’s the Rub. I will definitely be back! As a women, it’s easy to always choose a women therapist. You want to go in and relax, and not feel awkward. Chris was extremely professional, kind, and made me feel very relaxed. I could not find a single thing for this place to improve on! More...
Kayla does the best massages! The staff is friendly and scheduling online is easy. Looking forward to my next visit.
After a 90-minute deep tissue session with Kate, I feel looser, more limber & flexible, and better overall than I have in years. We also discussed great preventive measures to practice on my own. Will definitely book again, and am happy to highly recommend to anyone! More...
Krystal is awesome for sport soreness massages. Great place, professional and give their best each time. Very pleased.
Fantastic! I've had back problems since my time in the service and they did something that got rid of the pain for almost a week. You have no idea what it feels like being pain free after dealing with it so long. Even if it was just temporary. More...
Great massage for a reasonable price.
I highly recommend Gabrielle. I've been to her several times, and she is always able to figure out which parts of me need the most attention.
I thoroughly enjoyed both experiences. Kara and Carla were amazing! Left feeling relaxed and refreshed.
My husband and I enjoyed a couples massage over the weekend. My husband is very particular about the technique he prefers having some trouble areas that are very sensitive. We were both very pleased with Kara and Kayla. They applied the right amount of pressure and had excellent technique. The only complaint I have is that they are not local to us. We were just visiting Bloomington for the weekend! More...
Had a therapeutic massage with Kate! She's awesome and helped work through some job-related neck and shoulder tension I was having. Would definitely recommend her.
I have been to Thats the Rub several times, each time seeing a different massage therapist and i have been very happy with all my experiences. I recently saw Krystal for "the rub" massage and honestly i think it was the best massage of my life. I told Krystal that i had been experiencing neck pain and I wanted her mostly to work on my neck, back and shoulders. She did a fantastic job, taking lots of time to work the muscles in my neck and i left feeling a thousand times better (I could move my head from side to side without feeling stiffness or pain).If you are dealing with any kind of muscle pain I seriously recommend visiting That's the rub. More...
Best place ever !!!! And Kate is awesome �
Great acupuncture experience
My wonderful massage from Kayla was just part of a fantastic experience. Kayla was caring and paid attention to my needs and my pressure preference; Jim was beyond helpful; and the entire staff was friendly and welcoming during a recent power outage. They lit candles to illuminate darkened areas and offered such courtesy that I could not help but be impressed. Thank you to everyone for making my day! More...
Enjoyed a massage with my daughter in laws and we all loved this place. They were able to accommodate all three of us at the same time which is something I had a problem with when trying to schedule in Indy. The massage therapists were so friendly and made us at ease as some of us were first timers. The massage therapists were attentive to our individual needs and we all felt so relaxed after our services. We also loved the relaxation room to extend our relaxing experience. Our therapists followed up with each of us after our massages to see if we had any follow up questions or concerns. They were all so personable. There was also a large selection of skin care products available for purchase. I would definitely recommend this spa. More...
I've been getting massages for a few years fairly regularly and have never had a therapist take so much time to get familiar with my needs ahead of an appointment. The staff at TTR was so warm and welcoming - every dollar of my appointment was very well spent and Kate is absolutely wonderful. Would very much recommend this center over any other in Bloomington! More...
I've been visiting That's the Rub for several years, seeing whichever massage therapist is available due to my last-minute scheduling. I have never been disappointed. Each therapist has her/his own technique, but all have excellent skills. From the minute they greet you in the lounge to the way they listen to you prior to the massage to the actual hands-on massage experience, I have never had a negative encounter. I can't say enough good things about That's the Rub! More...
I'm telling you, Krystal is the best massage therapist out there. I suffer from migraines and the stress from school had my neck and back in awful knots. Krystal did things that seemed so little but made a HUGE difference. I have since moved because I graduated and I cannot find anyone that is nearly as good as she is. So until then I will just have to visit her every time I'm in town. More...
Anthony .....I was traveling to Bloomington from New York and had a great, relaxing massage at "That's the Rub". I would recommend all travelers that may be visiting B-Town to spend some relaxing time within this tranquil environment.
One of the places I'm going to miss when I graduate and move away from Bloomington is That's The Rub. Since my last update, Theresa DeBuhr left to a different state but she sent me Krystal Hoffman's way. Krystal is fantastic, but books out way in advance so make sure you schedule accordingly! I still come here for Carla's fantastic esthetician services as well! Every time I book an appointment with Carla, I'm amazed by her memory. I appreciate the attention to detail in her work & her top notch client relationship management skills! I'm excited that TTR is expanding - I believe with a dedicate esthetician space and a workshop space! 94/365 More...
My first time visit to That's the Rub was great! I was pleasantly greeted and guided then treated to a massage that worked on my tax season tensions. Kate did a nice job of working out the kinks. I'm looking forward to making another appointment soon. More...
Julie Rae Myers
Everyone was very courteous, professional, and kind. Kayla did an amazing job working on the scar tissue in my back. I am looking forward to my next appointment.
I highly recommend acumassage or Acupuncture Happy Hour with Beth. Beth is welcoming and kind, and does a good job of explaining the process and making you feel comfortable. Additionally, I have had great success in treating both shoulder pain and carpal tunnel with acupuncture by Beth. More...
I came to That's the Rub after a really stress-filled year for some much needed relaxation. I booked a La La massage with Kayla and got exactly what I needed. She did a great job of listening to what I said I needed. I walked away feeling incredibly less tense and with a clarity I hadn't felt in a while! The shop itself is super cute and I loved all of the local art hanging up. Overall, it's a great place to hang whatever your needs might be (I know they hav e a pretty wide variety of services) . Definitely check them out! - And request Kayla if you can...I thought she was superb! More...
You guys are fantastic! Kind staff, relaxing atmosphere, and the massage was great! Thank You so much.
I appreciate that That's the Rub is holistic in their approach, and offers a number of services to help your mind, body, and spirit. Every member of their staff has been exceptional in their service - I encourage you to try them out (or re-visit, if it's been a while)! More...
I don't know that I have a lot to say - I really appreciate all of the staff at the therapy center. From the front desk, through the relaxation lounge, and into the room - everyone is welcoming. All of the massage therapists I've had there are clearly well-trained (or naturals) and ask for your feedback. It's been great for me (previously, received massages around once per 7-10-14 days); and, I make it a point to go whenever I can! Thanks for all you do (every person who makes the place work!). More...
Five star massage, four star location. The building situation is a little weird, but they really have done their best to give it a good vibe and atmosphere with low lighting and oil diffusers. You have to walk through lots of different hallways to get from the lobby, to the relaxation room, to your massage. There are no locker rooms or robes to change into so you are in the relaxation room in your street clothes. You change in the massage room. I had a two hour La La Massage with Kayla. She did a wonderful job! She asked questions and adjusted the massage based on my needs. She gave the best, most gentle foot and hand massages! She also really did some good work on my terrible back tension. It was a great massage, and That's the Rub has a good thing going-- but a space better suited to their needs, equipped with changing rooms and robes, would greatly enhance the experience. More...
I've had three massages here for specific problems and each time I feel the massage therapist has considered my issue and solved it each time. Kara in particular was especially knowledgeable about the trigger point that was causing me pain and was diligent in manipulating my muscles so I was pain-free. As an athlete I find it really valuable when someone can anticipate the issues I'm having and preempt muscle tightness and lack of mobility. I can't recommend this place enough for their professional and knowledgeable massage therapists. I'll soon make an appointment for their waxing services as well because I trust them to vet their employees thoroughly. More...
This place is so amazing. I've been going for a few years and worked with different massage therapists - they are all amazing. They know what they are doing, are careful to listen to you, and there is such a great variety of services. I wish I could go more often! More...
I've gotten a few massages here from Gabrielle and I LOVE it. The atmosphere as soon as you walk in is one of relaxation. The essential oils and products they have available make the whole place smell wonderful. Not to mention all the cool art and decor they have around as you walk back to the rooms! Everyone has been super professional and helpful every time I've been here. They also are smart enough to give you a bathroom key before your appointment, and even have a little sitting room where they give you tea when you finish! Can't recommend this place enough. Will be going here for a long time. More...
Acupuncture & Massage perfect combination!
I must complement the entire staff for their kindness and exceptional service. I had the pleasure of being greeted by Cat, she was very professional and quick to get me set up. My appointment was for deep tissue and Beth did not disappoint. It's rare to find someone with the strength to truly provide deep tissue. Beth was very professional, informative, and most of all you could see she was committed to improving her clients health. It's a good feeling when you locate a service provider whom exceeds expectations! They have certainly earned my business and being local and not a chain is a great bonus! More...
Lannie J. Pullon
I was given great customer service with finding the right gift for my wife's birthday gift. The staff was super helpful and spot on to my needs.
Always feel comfortable here & Staff are very professional!
Pam Fields Smith
Very professional staff, great space, and I had an amazing session. Highly recommend.
First time ever getting a massage and it was amazing! I felt like mush afterwards! Going back again for sure :)
Had hands down the best massage I've ever had with Gabrielle. Great massage and also very nice staff and set up. I'll be going back.
Was a bit nervous as a first timer but the staff, from reception to my therapist were so friendly and inviting I was indeed able to relax and enjoy myself. The room was comfortable, not too hot or cold, the table almost put me to sleep (it's hard for me to fall asleep in public so that's something) and my therapist was perfection. She worked on places on my shoulders and neck I didn't even REALIZE hurt until she started. I look forward to booking my next visit and working out even more kinks in my shoulders and back. Highly recommend this great local business. And their shop smells great of course. More...
Marissa Van Rooy
I love That's The Rub! I've had appointments with several massage therapists there and they are ALL good! It's easy to schedule and change appointments and the rooms are very nice.
I have been to That's The Rub about four times in the past year. Three with Kay and one with Kayla. Both ladies are absolutely amazing and I walk out calm and relaxed after each massage. Both ladies were attentive to my needs and wants, and they both offered wonderful suggestions for the areas I wasn't even aware needed work. The atmosphere is different than most massage centers I've been before, but it is extremely warm and welcoming. And it doesn't hurt they have electric blankets on their tables - as if they could make you any more relaxed! Definitely the best in the area and by far, my favorite spot to treat myself! More...
Was able to book these massages a day before we got them. Kay gave a very relaxing massage and my husband enjoyed his massage from Tonya very much. We will return when in Bloomington again. More...
Always enjoy my experience with That's the Rub, everyone makes sure you feel welcome and safe in their space. The therapeutic massage really saved my life-- I will be sure to get it again next time. Thank you!!
I'm always satisfied with my experience at That's the Rub. The room they put you in before and after your massage is very pleasant, dimly lit and relaxing. They always ask whether you prefer a particular tea or water after your massage. I've had massages from both Gabrielle and Tonya. Both are great. The therapists here really try to tailor your experience to what you need/want. I've dealt with knee and back problems over the past year and I tried physical therapy twice, as well a back doctor. None of it helped. I started getting regular massages and with the guidance from my therapist on what I should be stretching along with her own excellent work, I've pretty much recovered. More...
I've been coming to TTR for years and have yet to have a bad massage. Yes, it is possible to have a bad massage, just not from here. I highly recommend treating yourself to a mini vacation in the form of a massage with That's The Rub. Splurge on the 90 minute massage, 60's just not enough. More...
I'm 8 months pregnant and got a prenatal massage with Kay. The ambience and technique were perfect. Definitely going back!
I have been going here for a while now. I have never had anything short of an excellent massage. The therapists here are incredibly knowledgeable and extremely focused. They are excellent at targeting problem areas or just giving a relaxing massage. I usually see Theresa who is excellent and also a very lovely person. I am NEVER disappointed with my experience here. More...
My boyfriend and I both went this morning and had wonderful massages. He has a shoulder problem and they worked on that. Hey focused on the area and even told him about why he is having the pain and what he should do to improve it. Mine was an all over body massage and it was amazing and rejuvenating. We will definitely be going back! More...
Tonya is amazing. So awesome to know there is someone who knows their stuff about lymphatic massage (and much more!) here in town.
Had a couple's massage rub for our wedding anniversary. Holly and Jackie were awesome and professional. My wife usually complains that massages aren't hard enough and she didn't say that about Jackie's. The massage I received from Holly was fantastic. I have a bad shoulder (pops in and out frequently) and it really hurt before the massage, but I didn't feel ANY pain in my shoulder afterward! I also have a wrist/thumb issue that felt better after the massage. This is the least amount of physical pain that I have been in for months! More...
Just go here and stop bothering to shop around. There is no match.
My wife and I got a couples massage. The second we walked in the door, we were taken care of and made to feel welcome. Our massage girls Gabrielle and Jess were awesome magical goddesses with hearts of gold. As first time parents, we didn't realize how much stress we had in our shoulders and necks and hips from picking up and holding our baby. Plus, we really enjoyed the time away from our baby to just relax. I can't recommend this place highly enough. More...
I'm usually really picky about getting massages--as a teacher I think of everything in terms of an F to A scale, and in Bloomington most massages top out at a B-. Not always, though! I'm happy to report that I've finally found a massage therapist who is simply fantastic: simply put, Jess Kern gives an INCREDIBLE massage. And, she is simply wonderful people... I highly recommend! More...
Amazing people work here! From the front desk to the management and most especially the massage therapists. Feel free to try several, until you find the one (or many) with whom you have the deepest connection. Everyone will support you, literally and figuratively! This is the place to come for body work, whether it be for therapy or stress relief. You will be so happy you did. More...
You cannot possibly go wrong here. Gabrielle, Rachel, Krystal and Holly have all done amazing therapeutic work on me and my husband. Frequent workouts leave us pretty battered at times, and the performance and deep tissue rubs will have you back in fighting shape. Their knowledge of anatomy is without equal. More...
I had a 90 minute deep tissue massage by Gabrielle that really relieved a tight, angry knot in my shoulders and helped to loosen up a kinked neck. She asked just the right questions and applied the right amount of pressure to get the job done. More...
I've been to several massage therapists in town, and while I generally wasn't disappointed, I hadn't found the right fit for me. I have old back injuries that healed poorly and left my muscles riddled with knots. I found That's the Rub and am so grateful! Every employee I've interacted with has been excellent: the customer service is superb, but my massage therapist, Gabrielle, is spectacular. She is very intuitive and knowledgeable, she is persistent and efficient, and she has oodles of enthusiasm. In three visits, Gabrielle has vastly surpassed the progress previously gained by past therapists (over years). I'm sincerely blown away and cannot recommend her highly enough! As an aside: this is not the cheapest massage you can receive in Bloomington. However, if I had just started here, I would've saved so so so much money (and time!) because the treatment efficiency is so outstanding. I haven't felt this much relief in over ten years. If it's just relaxation you're looking for, and not so much therapy, this is still the only place I'd recommend. The quality couldn't be higher, so do yourself a solid and make an appointment! More...
I am a nurse and I work long hours and occasionally deal with a lot of stress at work, which tends to manifest itself in extreme tightness in my neck and shoulders. I booked a 90 minute massage with Gabrielle hoping that I could get some relief from the kink in my neck that had developed after my last shift at work, and also to try to release some of the tension in my shoulders and arms. I am very happy to report that she zeroed in on the problem areas I had mentioned (and found some that I did not mention) and spent enough time and used enough pressure/different techniques to achieve a therapeutic effect. As a health care worker I understand that there is a strong relationship between the mind and the body but like so many busy people in our society, I failed to see how the emotional side of my work was creating physical stress. A few gently probing questions (coupled with lots of not-so-gentle deep tissue work) from this fabulous massage therapist helped me to let go of both emotional and physical tension. I would highly recommend That's the Rub to anyone. More...
I've always had a great experience here, always had great masseuses, but Kayla was positively phenomenal!! She managed to exceed my already high expectations.
My husband and I just got back from a couples massage. I don't think I've ever felt so relaxed. Thank you so much!
Truly the best! You couldn't ask for a better experience!
I've had lots of massages in Bloomington and, 'til yesterday, I hadn't found THE massage therapist for my achy, picky body. No longer! Jess Kerns is hands down the best massage therapist I've found in Bloomington--and I've tried several places. She's talented, attentive, hilarious, sweet--you might even call her charismatic! I can't recommend her highly enough. If ever she leaves it will truly be a sad day. In the meanwhile, you absolutely should book a massage--and leave a great tip! More...
I had my first massage ever here, and oh my word! The spa rub was phenomenal. My back and shoulders haven't felt this good in years. What a relaxing experience, and Gabrielle was so, so awesome. The whole experience from the moment you walk in is terrific. I can't wait to go back! More...
I have received wonderful therapeutic massages at various massage centers and spas in Bloomington, IN. I even like one specific spa very much. Nothing wrong with this other spa at all -- no complaints. However, "That's the Rub Massage Therapy Center" is simply a cut above. That's the Rub is getting the ENTIRE experience "right" for their customers! I am quickly becoming a very loyal client!I was referred to That's The Rub my one of my male co-workers. Both he and his wife receive massages from That's The Rub. Upon entering the boutique, I found it warm, welcoming and "aromatic" with a lovely scent floating in the air. "Jim" was welcoming, sincere and humorous -- after a long work day, it was so nice to interact with someone who truly seemed to enjoy his job and he made me feel truly welcomed. The Relaxation Lounge was charming, comfortable and unique .... what a good spot to relax prior to the massage! Jim offered water and hot tea to me immediately and made certain I was comfortable in the Relaxation Lounge before he returned to the Boutique to help other clients. Also, as it was my first visit to That's The Rub, Jim asked me to complete two or three information forms about my medical needs, etc. My first impression was, "This is a professional operation; they really care about treating my physical needs/pain thoroughly and correctly.""Jess" was right on time -- she came into the Relaxation Lounge to greet me. Jess led me to a nicely sized massage room and left so that I could prepare for my massage in private. (Don't you tire of the tiny weeny massage rooms where you feel "squeezed into" it? This room was roomy, nicely appointment, VERY clean and the massage table was comfy with clean sheets/blankets, knee pillow and warmed by a warmer pad. The face/neck pillow was the most comfortable one I have ever used -- normally these pillows are stiff and hard. That's The Rub appears to use only quality equipment/materials.) When Jess returned to the room, she covered the completed paperwork with me; asked about my wishes/needs; explained the process and began the massage. Jess is an excellent masseuse! Very good work on my neck and shoulders and reduced my stress immensely. Very kind to me as well. When I checked out, Jim prepared a nice, cup of hot tea for me and a cold cup of water. Hoping to find a good body lotion, I asked for a recommendation. Jim asked the center's owner to assist me! That was amazing .. the "owner" came out of her office to recommend a product for me! Where does that happen these days? She listened attentively to my request and immediately recommended "Farmaesthetics Nourishing Lavender Milk". I tried a bit and immediately liked the scent and the effect on my hands. Great price as well.A few weeks later, I called That's The Rub at 5:00pm on a Friday after I finished leading an all day training session. I asked if "by chance" there were any open appointments for a massage. To my relief, an appointment was available at 5:30pm with "Tonya Faye". She was also a great masseuse and very attentive to my needs. She specializes in neck/shoulder work which is where I hold all of my job stress. Tonya Faye had such an impact on my stiffness that I returned two weeks later on 12/19/2014. WOW, she really "let it all out" this time! ;-) During the first appointment, it's obvious to me now that she was getting to know my muscles and me. I was very pleased with the first massage! However, with the second massage, Tonya Faye used techniques that have NEVER been used on my neck and spine --- with terrific results. I feel so limber and I can move freely. For those who think massages are only for relaxing (by the way, relaxing is good) -- Tonya Faye helps one understand massages are actually a way in which to help oneself with a physical/medical issue. Haven't felt this good in years! Oh, and the receptionist/desk person was delightful as well. I don't write many reviews; however, I felt a need to share the good news about That's The Rub for anyone seeking a phenomenal spa/facility/center who cares about their clients and offers high quality services and products. Oh -- I forgot about the pricing. I actually pay LESS for a more complete and effective massage at That's The Rub than I paid at the other spas in Bloomington. I don't know the owners of That's The Rub but they must be experienced clinical massage therapists, skilled business people and extremely creative. The customer service will truly knock your socks off! More...
Amazing! They go over and beyond to make you feel relaxed and we'll cared for! Would recommend to anyone in the Bloomington area!
This is absolutely the best place to get a massage. The therapists are highly professional and really get to know your body. The ambiance is friendly and respectful. I can't recommend any place more highly than That's the Rub. I am a frequent customer and will remain so! More...
That's the Rub was my first ever massage experience, and whenever I can afford it, I go back! The therapist was very personable and made my first massage very comfortable. She explained what exactly to expect, and was very receptive to my verbal and non-verbal cues. Very relaxed and calm atmosphere. More...
I've been frequenting That's The Rub for the past two years and have always left extremely happy! I've made appointments with different therapists and all bring a new perspective - whether I am trying to relax or work out some stress spots.
Lovely place, friendly, professional staff who are very kind and willing to help, serve you tea, and make you feel better! Xanthia Gaines was my massage therapist and she knew exactly what to do to get at my very knotted up muscles and work out the tension. I'll be back... :-) More...
This was my first time to get any kind of a massage - I really loved it! the ambiance of the place was really relaxing and conducive to calming and stress relieving! Definitely a must place to visit!
I had my first shiatsu massage with Rachel Knight and I loved it! It gave me the energy boost I was looking for. Rachel is my therapist and I highly recommend her for either massages or holistic facials. She is amazing!I had my first holistic facial with Rachel a few days ago and I loved this new soothing spa experience. The natural products used to exfoliate were very gentle on my sensitive skin but effective. My skin had a very nice glow after the treatment. Also, I loved the natural scent of the farmaesthetics products and the facial also included a relaxing massage on my face, neck, shoulders, and arms. It was the perfect experience to relax and get a mood boost during the winter months.Update: I had the best deep tissue massage today. Lisa is amazing!Also, I am addicted to the hot stone rub. Rachel does an outstanding work. I have tried three different massages (the La-la, the rub, and the therapeutic rub) in this center and I love them all. I only know two therapists and I recommend them both (they are good identifying the right pressure and areas that need more attention). I will keep going to this place whether I need back/neck pain relief or just to relax. I like the atmosphere of their massage rooms (relaxing music, lightening, decoration, etc) and their super comfortable and warm massage tables. They also sell Farmaesthetics products that I love, such as the deep lavender rub. Finally, they offer a discount to IU students ($10 OFF for 1hr massage). More...
I had an excellent experience, the staff was incredibly friendly and polite and my therapist was amazing. We got a bit of a late start, partially my fault and partially due to another client running long, but my therapist didn't skimp on time, gave me some great stretches, and had me laughing with stories about her dog. Needless to say, I scheduled another massage! More...
This was a fantastic massage experience. Catherine was very attentive and took the time to ask questions so my session was tailored to my needs. She was professional and very skilled at her craft. I highly recommend a visit here, if you are in the Bloomington area. More...
We were in town for a relaxing weekend of classical music, dining, and massage! That's a Rub gave the best massages either of us have ever head. Trained in Utah, the therapists were proficient on targeting health issues, and reducing stress. If I could afford it and if I lived in Bloomington, I'd be a regular! More...
My experiences have been fantastic. They do a great consult before the massage and really listen to feedback, so each massage is tailored just for you. I have been getting the deep tissue/theraputic massages and I already notice a difference in my shoulders, neck, back and hips. They also tell you about what stretches to do between the massages. All of the staff is very friendly and professional. The website is great and it's very easy to book appointments. I definitely recommend That's The Rub. More...
Susan Darling Luehrs
I have had two fabulous massages, with Jackie, and feel my pain diminishing with each myofascial massage. I did not know what it was like to have a therapeutic massage, before my appointment, but will be continuing an a regular schedule. I am amazed at the changes that have occurred in such a short amount of time. Jackie took time to discuss what was happening, in my body, and what I wanted to achieve. She explained what she was doing, during the massage, and was always concerned with my comfort. Thank you, Jackie!! I'll see you next week! More...
Quick Update: After going here I started working out a little more intensely again and it's been amazing! My ankle is in tip top shape, barely feel anything other than good old lactic acid burn ;] Absolutely love how I'm feeing now and can't wait to head back xD More...
I had a wonderful experience with That's the Rub! My massage therapist, Gwen, was excellent and very professional. I typically cannot find massage therapists who are willing (able?) to use as much pressure as I would like, and she did a great deep-tissue massage.The only thing I would caution against for anyone looking at That's the Rub as a possible massage provider is that is is more home-like than spa-like. That isn't inherently bad, but if you're looking for a typical spa-like place (think open spaces & waterfalls) this wouldn't fit the bill. However, it is very welcoming and has beautiful art on the walls. As someone whose style isn't very "funky", my experience made me feel like I was in a cool, free spirited friend's house or something. More...
Have you ever had a massage and at the end thought to yourself, wow I don't feel any different or this person paid no attention to what I said hurt? My massage at That's the Rub was not one of those times. This was one of the best overall massage experiences I've had anywhere. There is a relaxation room that you sit in before and after your message, where they give you tea when you are done.The message was great, Gwen really worked on my problem areas and even told me stretches to do at the end. I would definitely recommend this place, it's a great break from school or real life. More...
Carmen Jeannette Levasseur
Best massage I've ever had!
I have been to many massage therapists and there is nothing like That's The Rub. They are the best. The staff are truly professional and understand the body. Since I have been going there for a few months, my flexibility has increased and tension is reduced. The ambiance is great and they are totally focused on health and wellness. And, their pricing is reasonable. I can't say enough about how great the totally experience has been and I am now a regular customer. I highly recommend That's the Rub! More...
Wonderful service and very professional service. Had a great experience and would recommend to anyone looking for relaxation.
Best massage therapy I've found anywhere. The office is warm and inviting and the staff are trained professionals. The therapists I've had appointments with have deep experience and really know what they are doing. They also have a focus on caring for the customer to help them improve their well being. I did not feel pressured to make follow up appointments and they have me great advice on taking better care of myself.Regular appointments have helped my wife and I quickly recover from a car accident that left our car totaled.I recommend making an appointment in advance. You will not be disappointed! More...
After many years of going to Five Star resort spas, I'd given up hope of finding something nearby. Finding That's the Rub in Bloomington has been a godsend. Absolutely as great of service as any Conde-Nast resort without the travel time. GO NOW! More...
Awesome experience!! I would refer close friends to Rachel being she is all I've seen! The reflexology was incredible!! My therapist was able to loosen places I didn't know were tight! I will be going back routinely!!
I love That's the Rub!All of the staff is amazing and I love the atmosphere. The therapists take the time to talk to you about why you are there and what treatment you have had in the past to give you a truly customizable massage. Before and after the massage they offer you a wide selections of teas to relax you which I loved!I went to That's The Rub after having an extremely stressful finals week and just needed to relax and get the tensions out of my shoulders. I had the most amazing massage that relieved all of the tensions in my neck and shoulders, along with alleviating the issues of my chronically bad back.I will definitely be going back soon! More...
I received a gift certificate for an hour long massage for Mother's Day. It took me "a while" to get around to scheduling my time, but I am SO glad that I did. The receptionist was very welcoming and kind, offering me water or tea before filling out two very short forms. My massage therapist, Rachel, then met me in the warm reception area where we discussed my goals, preferences and any injuries. The massage room itself was warm and cozy (even on the coldest day of the year so far!), with a heated table and comfortable sheets. The music was soothing and comforting, too. Rachel's massage was bliss. An hour of melty, companionable, soothing bliss. Checking out was done automatically while I sipped my complimentary tea. Thanks to Rachel and Elizabeth, I will be asking for That's The Rub certificates for any and ALL occasions and sharing them as well. I will DEFINITELY be back! More...
TTR is great! They do exactly what you need; the therapist will take time to interview you to make sure that she knows exactly how massage can help you, and then makes it work. It's a wonderful, relaxing, and extremely helpful experience. I'm a cyclist, and I don't think I ever felt as comfortable on my bike as I did the day after my first massage. More...
Outstanding! An excellent massage, a wonderful atmosphere, and great service. Lisa is amazing!
This was my first visit to TTR, and it exceeded my expectations. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Especially important, since I was in for a therapeutic massage, was that the therapist took the time to sit with me and discuss my situation. She offered suggestions and choices that were very helpful. The massage itself was wonderful and helpful. I would definitely recommend TTR. More...
LIsa is exceptionally competent, caring, and open to workingtogether with me to achieve outstanding results.
I had an amazing prenatal massage by Rachel. She took the time to really understand what I needed and where my pain was coming from. I could not have asked for a better experience. Thank you, thank you!!! More...
I always enjoy my experience at That's the Rub. The staff and therapists are friendly and willing to go above and beyond to provide good service. I have sampled two of the services offered (The Rub and the Deep Rub) and found both to be beneficial. The Deep Rub has especially helped ease ongoing tension in my back. My therapist has offered suggestions on stretches I can work on at home as well. I would recommend That's the Rub to friends, family, and people I don't know...and can't wait to try some of the other services offered! More...
A wonderful experience! I've only been once so far and hope to return soon. I would highly recommend the La-La. It was very therapeutic and relaxing. The atmosphere is great as well.
That's The Rub is fantastic. They're very professional and easy to work with and everybody there is warm and friendly. Lisa gives an amazing therapeutic massage and since I schedule one with her monthly, I've had many opportunities over the last two years to experience her intuitive knowledge of the body and her excellent technique. More...
Not only does Lisa give a great massage, but she is knowledgable as well. The facility is clean. The staff is professional. Highly recommended.
After visiting a few other massage centers in Bloomington, I went to That's the Rub and won't go anywhere else. I've had a different massage therapist each visit and they are all fantastic. They listen to you and focus on what you need; it isn't just a massage, it is therapy. Very professional but comfortable atmosphere, and very skilled therapists. More...
the best massage ever! My therapist was Rachel. I can't stand too much lotion or inattentive massage--I can do that with a foam roller. When I pay for the massage and take the time to go in, I want to get the muscles loose and really feel like I got my money's worth. This was worth it. I recently started running again and all my muscles were screaming before the massage--but afterwards and the next day, I felt amazing. Thanks for an awesome massage! More...
This is one of my favorite places in Bloomington. We've always had great experiences - everyone is very welcoming, friendly and professional, and the massages have been great!
That's the Rub is definitely the best massage center I've ever encountered. The massage therapists are extremely knowledgeable and do excellent work. I go frequently for deep tissue sessions and I've noticed immense positive results from my time there. Not only are the massages incredible, the welcoming atmosphere and the positive attitudes of the therapists and employees bring the experience full circle. I've tried to find better massage therapists in other cities and as of yet I haven't found a better experience than I've had at That's the Rub. Run, don't walk. More...