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LA's Best Massage Spots for Budget-Friendly Rubdowns

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Retail therapy is an exhausting endeavor—and so is blowing all your benjamins. If your spendy bargain-hunting sesh has drained your R&R budget and luxury spas aren't your most wallet-friendly option, relaaaax: there are plenty of non-seedy and cheap rubdown spots in Los Angeles for proper post-spree pampering.

From a foot rub heaven in Pasadena to a reliable LA relaxation chain to an anti-Burke Williams in the San Gabriel Valley, we've rounded up over 10 affordable massage places, including some that are conveniently located near our favorite stylish shopping stretches. Don't see your top spot on the list? Feel free to share in the comments below.

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The Delight Day Spa

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Upgrade your R&R experience with $10 add-ons, like hot stone therapy and aromatherapy. Thai, Swedish, and combination massages are $45 for 60 minutes, $65 for 90 minutes, and $85 for 120 minutes; deep tissue and prenatal massages are $50 for 60 minutes, $75 for 90 minutes, and $95 or 120 minutes. They've also got a cash-only, Thai/Swedish combination special for $39 per hour (regularly $45). [Photo via]

El León Spa

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This serene sanctuary on Beverly offers quickie reflexology ($55 for 30 min.) and a range of massages from standard (Thai and Swedish) to more unique (Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage) from $85 to $105, which is fairly affordable considering the area. They also offer rejuvenation rituals ($140 to $320), infrared sauna (starting at $20), Turkish soaks and scrubs ($35 to $180), facials (starting at $130), and waxing. [Photo via]

Emperory

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Treat your feet here after your Sixth & Spring shopping sesh. For $30, get a one-hour rubdown that includes your back, feet, scalp, arms, and hands; if you really want to shell out dough, get the 90-min. massage for $40. [Screenshot: Google Maps]

Heaven Massage & Wellness Center

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Value's the name of the game at this crowd-pleasing Valley spa, which offers your standard massage menu (Thai, Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, couples, sports, and prenatal) at wallet-friendly prices: 30 minutes for $38, 60 minutes for $48, and 90 minutes for $68. They also offer packages: five one-hour massages for $225 or 10 for $430; five 90-minute massages for $325 or 10 for $630. [Photo via]

HM Warm Spa

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Weary shoppers at nearby Old Town Pasadena and Paseo Colorado head here for the ultra-relaxing $25 foot massage, which includes head, neck, shoulders, and arms. For $50, upgrade to the 60-min. foot and body massage; full-body massages are $60 for 60 min., $80 for 90 min., and $100 for 120 min. Their services include affordable waxing, skincare, and aromatherapy, too. [Photo via]

In Thai Spa

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Tucked away in Sunset Fuller Plaza, this Hollywood spa offers one-hour Thai massages for just $40. [Photo: LA Weekly]

The Massage Place

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With 10 locations across LA, this no-frills massage chain ditches the frou-frou of fancy spas in favor of offering cheap, convenient, and reliable relaxation services. Massages are $37 for 30 min., $47 for 60 min., and $67 for 90 min. Select locations also offer skincare and waxing services. [Photo via]

Master Wong's Foot Clinic

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You can't throw a rock without hitting a hole-in-the-wall foot massage spot in the SGV, and if you're open to an off-the-beaten-path experience, you'll find it at Master Wong's. Frequent customers say this cash-only, walk-in spot is "no Burke Williams," but for just $20, you get a 60-min. full-body massage, complete with a foot soak. It's basically a communal massage room that's noisy at times, so note that the cheap price tag also comes with lack of privacy. [Photo: Gogobot]

Meridian Day Spa

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Offering their signature fusion massages for $36 (30 min.), $56 (one hour), and $76 (90 min.), plus a host of add-ons, this day spa's best deals can be found in their three-in-one packages. Treat yourself the signature Meridian Balance ($130), which includes a 30-min. orange-vanilla scrub, a 30-min. massage, and a 30-min. mini-facial. For more R&R time, upgrade to the 2+ hours package for $185, which offers the same services. Or, opt for the most budget-friendly option, the Meridian Bliss ($92), which includes 30-min. reflexology, a 75-min. massage, and a relaxing 15-min. cranial massage. [Photo via]

Nature's Moon Spa

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This traditional Thai spa offers massages ($39 to $85), facials ($50 and up), and waxing ($7 to $55); frequent visitors are fond of the post-R&R tea and cookies. [Photo via]

Swanya Thai Massage

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Before filling up on Thai grub next door, indulge in a $45 one-hour Thai massage, or opt for 90 minutes ($65) or 120 minutes ($90). Swedish massages, body scrubs, and herbal healing (all starting at $65) are also on the menu, plus facials starting at $50. [Photo via]

The Delight Day Spa

Upgrade your R&R experience with $10 add-ons, like hot stone therapy and aromatherapy. Thai, Swedish, and combination massages are $45 for 60 minutes, $65 for 90 minutes, and $85 for 120 minutes; deep tissue and prenatal massages are $50 for 60 minutes, $75 for 90 minutes, and $95 or 120 minutes. They've also got a cash-only, Thai/Swedish combination special for $39 per hour (regularly $45). [Photo via]

El León Spa

This serene sanctuary on Beverly offers quickie reflexology ($55 for 30 min.) and a range of massages from standard (Thai and Swedish) to more unique (Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage) from $85 to $105, which is fairly affordable considering the area. They also offer rejuvenation rituals ($140 to $320), infrared sauna (starting at $20), Turkish soaks and scrubs ($35 to $180), facials (starting at $130), and waxing. [Photo via]

Emperory

Treat your feet here after your Sixth & Spring shopping sesh. For $30, get a one-hour rubdown that includes your back, feet, scalp, arms, and hands; if you really want to shell out dough, get the 90-min. massage for $40. [Screenshot: Google Maps]

Heaven Massage & Wellness Center

Value's the name of the game at this crowd-pleasing Valley spa, which offers your standard massage menu (Thai, Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, couples, sports, and prenatal) at wallet-friendly prices: 30 minutes for $38, 60 minutes for $48, and 90 minutes for $68. They also offer packages: five one-hour massages for $225 or 10 for $430; five 90-minute massages for $325 or 10 for $630. [Photo via]

HM Warm Spa

Weary shoppers at nearby Old Town Pasadena and Paseo Colorado head here for the ultra-relaxing $25 foot massage, which includes head, neck, shoulders, and arms. For $50, upgrade to the 60-min. foot and body massage; full-body massages are $60 for 60 min., $80 for 90 min., and $100 for 120 min. Their services include affordable waxing, skincare, and aromatherapy, too. [Photo via]

In Thai Spa

Tucked away in Sunset Fuller Plaza, this Hollywood spa offers one-hour Thai massages for just $40. [Photo: LA Weekly]

The Massage Place

With 10 locations across LA, this no-frills massage chain ditches the frou-frou of fancy spas in favor of offering cheap, convenient, and reliable relaxation services. Massages are $37 for 30 min., $47 for 60 min., and $67 for 90 min. Select locations also offer skincare and waxing services. [Photo via]

Master Wong's Foot Clinic

You can't throw a rock without hitting a hole-in-the-wall foot massage spot in the SGV, and if you're open to an off-the-beaten-path experience, you'll find it at Master Wong's. Frequent customers say this cash-only, walk-in spot is "no Burke Williams," but for just $20, you get a 60-min. full-body massage, complete with a foot soak. It's basically a communal massage room that's noisy at times, so note that the cheap price tag also comes with lack of privacy. [Photo: Gogobot]

Meridian Day Spa

Offering their signature fusion massages for $36 (30 min.), $56 (one hour), and $76 (90 min.), plus a host of add-ons, this day spa's best deals can be found in their three-in-one packages. Treat yourself the signature Meridian Balance ($130), which includes a 30-min. orange-vanilla scrub, a 30-min. massage, and a 30-min. mini-facial. For more R&R time, upgrade to the 2+ hours package for $185, which offers the same services. Or, opt for the most budget-friendly option, the Meridian Bliss ($92), which includes 30-min. reflexology, a 75-min. massage, and a relaxing 15-min. cranial massage. [Photo via]

Nature's Moon Spa

This traditional Thai spa offers massages ($39 to $85), facials ($50 and up), and waxing ($7 to $55); frequent visitors are fond of the post-R&R tea and cookies. [Photo via]

Swanya Thai Massage

Before filling up on Thai grub next door, indulge in a $45 one-hour Thai massage, or opt for 90 minutes ($65) or 120 minutes ($90). Swedish massages, body scrubs, and herbal healing (all starting at $65) are also on the menu, plus facials starting at $50. [Photo via]