Reviews of East Village Spa (Spa)

601 E Locust St #202, Des Moines, IA 50309, United States

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REVIEWS OF East Village Spa IN Iowa

Nancy Jensen

Always love going to the East Village Spa. So relaxing and all the staff is impeccable. You really feel welcomed and taken care of. I recommend it to anyone I can.

davida williams

I had an appointment today with Jamee for cupping therapy. She incorporated other massage techniques during the session for a unique and personalized experience, and gave extra attention to areas that were troubling me. The rooms were warm, clean, and nicely furnished. This establishment is not one of those places that makes you wonder if it isn't a massage parlor facade with a human trafficking underbelly, so that's a plus. The other staff members I encountered were professional and very friendly. There was also a nice selection of products available in the front reception area. I got complimentary chocolate before I left and walked out feeling better than when I walked in. All in all a pleasant experience.

Alyssa Leicht

Bret Sikkink

Great location and services available. They are attentive and build a relationship with each customer. A little pricey but you get what you pay for. Highly recommended, and the customer service is excellent.

Deb Madison-Levi

East Village Spa is a critical resource in my busy routine of life. I've been a client for nearly ten years and have truly appreciated the caliber of talent in a wide range of service areas at this gem of a spa - everything from their customer service team, to massage therapy, skin and nail care, to their precision with safety/cleanliness standards and community engagement. Their website is informative with online scheduling. Located in the vibrant and hip East Village area of Des Moines, just west of Iowa's State Capitol with easy access to shared onsite and ample street parking - spa services not to miss.

Jordan McGlumphry

Hannah is amazing. If you don't go here you NEED to!

Hollie Anne

Amazing relaxing service and the products are amazing with my skin!! Definitely recommend.

Allison Babberl

The friendliest staff and best massage you can get in town. I will always recommend East Village Spa first and foremost to my friends

Haley Brenneman

I see Lindsey once a month for a hydrafacial and she treats me so well, gives recommendations for my skin in between visits and is overall just amazing! If you're going to do the hydrafacials go all in and buy/use the products in between visits and all. Once I started doing that my results were unbelievable and I couldn't be happier! Once I've gotten to where I want to be with my treatments I will post the process pictures we've been taking every visit to show my results. I've recommended 3 of my friends to go here and they've all had great experiences as well and plan to return regularly. I love East Village Spa!!

Erin Wendt

Love this place and especially JoLynn!

Lindsay J Lientz

They ALWAYS provide a great experience. I love how knowledgeable the staff is here.

Stephanie Jones

Love the staff and the welcoming feeling when you enter. Camden is great and provides a wonderful massage and great experience.


Love this place! Always brings a feeling of serenity as soon as I walk in the door. Very calming and courteous staff that just helps you melt your stresses away.

Jasmine Barton

This was the best massage I’ve ever had! I was welcomed with a kind smiling face & offered a delicious peach drink. I was brought into my room early and was made comfortable right away with my MT Jamee. She asked about my trouble spots and customized the massage to my needs. She used stretching and acupressure to help with my cronic pain from sciatica. I’ve had many massages before and never had an experience like this. I would come here every week if I could. The pricing was also very affordable for 80 mins. Lastly they offered me chocolate at the end of my session! 5 stars all around!

Joe D

ATTENTION ATHLETES (AND EVERYBODY ELSE) recovering from an injury or surgery: Hannah is a scar tissue-zapper!!! I've been seeing her to address a two-month old AC joint separation as well as some pain-inducing trap recruitment issues in my other shoulder; she hits all the right spots and is super astute when it comes to the amount of pressure she uses. The front desk girls are always super inviting and efficient, and the environment at the spa definitely promotes relaxation. Don't let scar tissue jack up your mobility, people. Get it massaged out!! [oh, and drink lots of water and take epsom salt baths :)]

John Pille

Best massage ever! I was sore in my hips, back,neck, and shoulders.No pain remained after the massage by Camdine. Pressure was perfect. Reception staff is very friendly. I will return.

Gina Overstreet

Had a Peachy Keen massage with Conny. Very relaxing. She's the best!

Molly Lechtenberg

This is THE place to go for a relaxing & effective spa treatments by the highest level of professionals in the field! Everyone is kind & knowledgable. As a Physical Therapist and business owner, I am very particular about how things are done-and they do them all right!

Sam Gastineau

Amazing massages. Definitely would recommend.

Elise Stevens

Best spa in Des Moines!

Jennifer Walker

Staff is super friendly and they always do a great job.

Kate Levasseur

Always love going to East Village Spa. I've gone there for massages and manicures and would definitely recommend both services. Today I had a great seasonal shellac manicure with Lindsay and would highly recommend her to anyone and everyone.

Danni Penelope

The most professional, warm, talented, accommodating and experienced Spa I've had the pleasure to visit. This is hands down the place to go for any type of massage! Don't forget to get a mani/pedi while you're there. Great location and great staff.

Curtis Marker

I will be back to see Hannah for sure! She was amazing. I was so relaxed from the moment she came to get me from the waiting room. Everything about her exuded relaxation and amplified my 5 star experience with her! Be seeing you in the future!

Kaylee Williams

I absolutely love the East Village Spa. The massage therapists are all amazing, professional, and kind. It's such a relaxing environment, too. It's a very well-managed establishment, staffed by experts who are truly passionate about what they do.

Julie ES

I've recently been through the most stressful six months of my life, and the tension to prove it. I've also had problems with my shoulder and neck off and on for the past couple of years. Last May, Justin was able to get me a few pain free months, so I decided to set another appointment last week. After asking if I had places that needed work on, he gave a great overall massage, plus he was able to work out my shoulder. A week later, and my shoulder is still painfree. Since I live in the 'burbs, the East Village is a bit of a drive, but worth every mile and extra minute spent in the car.

Braxton Pulley

As a healthcare professional I have worked with the East Village Spa for years and always feel confident that the patient's I refer over will receive the best care. The therapists are skilled and the service is unmatched. As a client, I have long enjoyed and looked to the Spa for relaxation and therapeutic help from running injuries. Strongly recommend!!!

Larry Burt

Nice place for a massage.

Kent Info Desk Staff

I love going to this spa! Professional, welcoming, and most importantly relaxing! Brandi takes such good care of me. This is my regular “me time” spot! I feel so much better after going to her services. Thank you!

Marian Hall

Best place ever to get a massage! The staff is so friendly and welcoming, the store always looks so beautiful and they sell great products. They always greet me with a cup of tea and give me chocolate when I leave. Their specials are so creative and everything is so relaxing. I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone!

Alex Littler

I went to East Village Spa to get my first massage ever. The staff were extremely friendly and the environment was very relaxing. I had Becky as my massage therapist, and she was amazing! She created a calm and soothing environment and was very good about assessing my comfort level and target areas. I enjoyed everything about my experience at East Village Spa and will definitely be returning!

Valerie Jarvis-McQuillen

Suzanna Sieren

This is a phenomenal spa! My husband I have gone for years and won’t go anywhere else! All the massage therapists are excellent! We’re currently seeing Conny and Hannah, and they are perfect! They know exactly how to help with out specific needs. My husband does the athletic massage, and it’s really helped him! I really love the signature massage. It’s a wonderful, relaxing environment with talented therapists and friendly staff!

Umar Chaudhry

They charge a very steep fee for no show. That would be ok if they had told me that on the phone. The girl on the phone asked for my credit card info and said that they would need it for holding the appointment. When I called the next morning they charged me for a no show. Very shady business practice.

Ashlie Baldwin

This place is perfect! Connie gave me a hot stone massage and my life was changed!

Kelsey Hedinger

We've been here twice for couple's massages from Tisha and Camdine. EV has treated us well. We always leave feeling very pampered. The complementary tea and water is a nice touch.

Maria Ceballos Hernandez

I loved this spa. I had been looking for a place for about a week. I am in town for work, and needed to relax. After looking at their reviews, I decided to book an appointment for a mani/pedi. The receptionists are very polite. As soon as you walk in, they greet you and offer water or tea. I only had to wait a couple of minutes before heading back to the nail room. The spa smells amazing! And the music they play is so relaxing. Desiree was my provider. She was amazing! She did a wonderful job on my nails, and my pedi was amazing. She was so polite and respectful. I would definitely recommend friends and family to this spa. It was such an amazing experience that I’m seriously thinking about making the 2+ hour drive to come back next month.

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Cynthia Knight

The atmosphere is so relaxing and inviting. The front desk staff very kind. My massage was exactly what I needed and wanted. Cami you are amazing!! I would recommend this spa in a heartbeat!!

Allison Canaday

Clean, professional, and the staff was lovely.

Brooke Stalzer

I had a girls day with some friends and everyone was AMAZING!!!!! Cassandra is so knowledgeable and She really knows what she is doing. I also had Allison for a massage and it was great. I will definitely be back!!

Toni Parizek

Massage Therapist Kanika was absolutely fabulous! Very professional yet very personal. My massage was divine!

Kris Alfstad

First time there for a facial and it was amazing!!! I plan to this every other month and use Lindsay!!! Products are incredible and very reasonable. I will be a returning customer for many services!!!!

Janet Smith

Best spa in Des Moines, hands down!

Nicole Webb

This spa is awesome. I now understand why the wait is so lengthy, but so worth it. It's nestled in the East Village, and you might miss it if you don't look up. This place is awesome. From manicure to massage to the tea at the end, it's a definite gem in Des Moines. I will be back... :)

Alecia Dooley-Goode

Got the full leg waxing as well as the bikini wax. For some reason I broke out in welts afterward. I'm not sure if it was the antibacterial stuff or the tea tree cream they used, but I did not have that issue with Waxing the City last time (this is only my 2nd time waxing) and I applied a complimentary scented oil after their session. I also have noticed that my hairs seem to be rougher (prickly) that the first time as well. Their establishment is nice and relaxing.

Kayla Russell

My friend sent me here today for some much needed stress relief and relaxation time. I would definitly have to say this was the best massage I EVER had. Jennifers skills are amazing. I highly recommend this place!

Molly Meyer

I have been to the East Village Spa many times, and each time the service I get surpasses my expectations. In our crazy, hectic lives, we all deserve to go somewhere that allows us to truly relax and just be pampered. Going to the East Village Spa recharges me and allows me to let go of my stress and anxiety for a while.

Therese Tran

Did a prenatal massage here and they did an amazing job! They were able to work out my sore back and relieve my sciatica. I was very pleased with the massage here. Atmosphere is clean and relaxing.

Patience Kpurukoo

I love love love this spa. Every service is performed beautifully and professionally, and the products they use are natural and vegan and/cruelty free. Personally, my favorite esthetician is Lindsay, I recommend her for anyone looking for 5 star body treatments, but every one here will give you 5 star service. I'm glad I found this spa.

Virginia Ellis

Fun place

Shelaine Rozenboom

The prenatal massage and facial were amazing. There wasn't much for massage with my pedicure. My only complaint is that it was FREEZING in rooms. I found it hard to relax with goosebumps. I commented that it was cold and received an extra blanket.

Hailey Gross

I really enjoyed my visit here and will likely return. Very professional staff/therapists in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Went for a couples massage, and the massage therapists (Julie and Karen) were very skilled and attentive - thanks for a great experience!

Nicole Dalasta

First time here but definitely not our last. From first walking into the door with the wonderful receptionist to leaving, our experience was 5+ stars. Cammie made my first ever spa experience so wonderful. I will definitely be back to see her again!

Mary Ann Whiton

Really beatuful spa! Great customer service!! Great atmosphere and very friendly and professional!!! Best of all GREAT massage from Jackie!!! I will be back!!!!!!!

Molly Betts

I had my first massage yesterday, 4/27/19, and it was amazing! The atmosphere was very relaxing, the masseuse was amazing & I left completely relaxed. I highly recommend East Village Spa.

Eric Parra

I asked a close friend who used to work with me downtown if she could recommend someone or somewhere close by where I could grab a convenient as well as great massage. She immediately recommended East Village Spa and said she had received many massages from the various therapist who work there. So, I made my first appointment a few weeks ago due to severe tightness in my neck and back. My therapist, Connie, has now been working with me for a few weeks and her work has helped tremendously. She really understands the issues and how to help my muscles relax. Very professional work not to mention the staff at the front desk who readily assist you with adjustments to appointments cheerfully. Honestly, this place should receive a 6th star.

Melissa Stukenholtz

Relaxing atmosphere and amazing massage! Beautiful spa with super friendly staff. Loved their selection of products as well. Fantastic experience!

Michelle Becker

Exceptional atmosphere and professional staff. Cyerra is AMAZING. If you need a facial, I highly recommend her. Best spa in town, hands down!!

Carla Meiners

East Village Spa has by far the best spa services I have experienced. Conni is wonderful and the Signature Massage is absolutely amazing. I recommend both highly!

Naturally Susan

This was my first time getting a facial and the service was excellent. Lindsay was my aesthetician and she was amazing, she walked me through the whole process made me feel so relaxed and at ease. I even bought some of the Rhonda Allison products that she used on my face and they were at such an affordable price I was shocked To see a spa that carried drugstore prices. My face feels amazing and I feel refreshed and glowy, I will definitely in the back for more!

Traci Shoemaker

Cassie and her team are wonderful! Every time I have gone to the spa, I have felt cared for and left refreshed. I am also continuously impressed with their involvement and service in the community. East Village Spa is my "go to" and I recommend them for any spa service you may need--they are well deserving of their recent Best of Des Moines Cityview awards.

Charity Faber

Brandi was wonderful, asked questions to make the experience, exactly what I wanted. !

Jill Ellsworth

Beautiful spa! The owner Cassie really cares about helping others and does things for people out of the goodness of her heart.

Dannie Crozier

All I can say is Two Feet Deep. Amazing!!

Hope Hoffmaster

Coming and friendly and the therapist are wonderful!


Enjoyable experience! Atmosphere could have used some touch ups. MTs were great!

Juliana Coletto

My husband surprised me with a couples massage for Christmas. Conny was my massage therapist and she was AMAZING!!! Best massage I have ever had. I highly recommend. The front desk staff was very nice and efficient. Overall great service!

Becca DeVries

My husband and I look forward to our monthly couples massage with Camden and Connie. SERIOUSLY THE BEST EXPERIENCE EVERY TIME! Cannot emphasize enough how amazing and professional this place is. And even when we can't get our two preferred massage therapists, everyone else we have gotten is still quite amazing. Every other place I have been to doesn't hold up compared to The East Village Spa. Highly recommend and is worth the investment!

Josh Jones

Jennifer Brooks

Dawn and Justin were beyond wonderful for our couples massage on Saturday. I find the East Village Spa staff energy calming and can kick back and unwind with ease. Excited for my trip back on Tuesday for a manicure with Cassandra. I have had the pleasure of having her service before and cannot wait to sit back and relax.

Matthew Jesson

Wonderful place with a friendly, dedicated staff in a welcoming and professional atmosphere. I have been going here for years for massage therapy, and it has helped with running injuries, back pain, and general health and relaxation. Tell them exactly what you're looking for, and they will match you up with the right person and treatment. Also, they sell gift cards online, which is very convenient if you have a tendency to wait until the last minute!

Anne Llewellyn

My Custom Eastern session with Jamee was a truly unique and amazing experience. I left feeling completely relaxed, stress free and like I was walking on air. She is truly a master at her craft and I can't wait for next time!

Cody Styron

Marcus Lange

Felicia Miller

Very friendly and extremely relaxing atmosphere! I’ve had multiple massages here.

Jennifer Domengeaux

Booking online was a breeze. I was greeted with a warm welcome upon entering the spa. Conny, my massage therapist, was fabulous. She listened to me and delivered a magical touch that both relaxed and eased my tight muscles. I would highly recommend East Village Spa and Conny. You won’t be disappointed!

C & J White

Loved my recent massage! Walked in from a busy, crazy day into a serene, calm place. The front desk person was welcoming. The massage therapist was great. The LMT listened to my concerns and did a great job helping me to relax and worked out the problem areas. She also made helpful suggestions regarding products to use at home without any pressure to buy. Totally worth the price! I'll definitely be back!

Mickell Imerman

East Village Spa is a one stop shop for all spa needs. I have had a massage, facial, manicure, and pedicure. I have always had a good experience here.

Charlotte King

Love this place.

Amanda Jensen

A friend recommended i visit here, so relaxing, couldn't recommend them more myself.

Ashley Stien

This spa is run by phenomenal people, and the service is second to none. I recently saw Lindsay for a facial, and it exceeded all of my expectations! Their environment is warm and inviting, and they also offer great products. I will never go anywhere else.

Jacob Durik

Just got back from a great treatment with Alison and wanted to share with everyone some of the things that made it so great. I went in for a 2 feet deep 60 minute massage. What she did especially well; *she knows what her feet are doing and how it affects her client *she has good balance on the table and this results in smooth precise movements, no one likes a clumsy therapist especially when using a powerful tool like a foot *98% of the treatment was with her feet, you get what is in the massage description *she effectively worked the IT band and anterior section of my lower leg with her feet, that was a first for me! I am always looking to find folks who are the best at what they do, not because they are being paid to do it but because they want to be the best. It is my opinion that Alison wants to be the best at this and it shows in her treatment.

Shelley Draur

My massage was pure Bliss. Kanika was fantastic. I'm never disappointed when I come to the East Village Spa.

Trisha Oakley

I love this place!

Kate Hightshoe

I moved to Des Moines almost two years ago. Trying to find a new massage therapist who would provide consistent care was very challenging. I have been a long time fan of a 90 minute deep tissue or sports therapy massage for many years now. Often I find that therapists' services start out great but become inconsistent over time. I was thrilled to find Justin at the East Village Spa, which offers a number of therapists and services at a fair competitive price. Justin is a client's dream when it comes to finding a therapist who has a great intuitive awareness and understands basic body mechanics, especially for someone who is extremely physically active and truly needs therapeutic massages. The East Village Spa has a simple but clean environment. I have visited many spas where I felt like I was paying for the fancy spa atmosphere, at the East Village Spa I know I'm paying for the quality of the services.

Laura Darnall

I just wish that I could go back there again

Jackie Gabriel

Julie was awesome! It was my first ever massage and I felt welcome and invited. I will definitely come back again.

Shannon Maddy

I love the EV Day Spa. It’s been my go to spot for pedicures, massage, and reflexology since I first walked into their original location in 2009. It’s both the people and the services that keep me coming back. Kelly and Molly at the front desk are always so friendly and helpful. Cyerra is my go to pedicure person. She does a beautiful job, gives a great foot/leg massage, and is a lot of fun. Jamie is my person for blissful foot reflexology/therapeutic massage. I always leave each session smarter because she is very knowledgeable about holistic approaches, so I’m always asking questions. Justin does fantastic massage, incorporating great stretches to really help alleviate stress and discomfort. Cassie, the owner, is fantastic, and really looks at customers as people. In fact, when my cat recently passed away, knowing what a huge animal lover I am, Cassie and the staff members made a donation to the ARL in my name and sent the loveliest card. That kind of thoughtfulness is not something you find everywhere, and it meant a lot to me. I highly recommend EV Day Spa!

Jordan Beynon

A little hiccup in scheduling but they reached out to make things right. Appreciate the customer service! Excited to experience my first facial!

Jennifer Morrow

I've visited East Village Spa several times for relaxing massages and have always had a great experience! I appreciate being greeted by name in the reception area and I have found each massage therapist who has worked on me to be professional and open to my feedback when given. Already looking forward to my next Signature Massage at EV Spa, oh, and also excited about that yummy piece of chocolate they give you when you check out!

Melissa Perry

Hands down the beat place to get a massage! Conny did a fantastic job on my upper back pain! Left feeling so relaxed and rejuvenated. Can’t wait to get another one and try their facials.

Heather S

Justin did a great job with my massage! It was the best one I have received. He applied the perfect amount of pressure and made sure and checked with me often to see that I was doing well with it. He found spots that I didn't even realize were sore. It helped me immensely with stiffness and aches I have been dealing with in my neck and back. I will be coming back to see him in the future and highly recommend the spa and his services. The Spa experience was great and the rooms, table, and environment were lovely.

Emily Nelson

Booking a massage online is not easy here. If you can call ahead and talk to a receptionist they can help you find a therapist who can meet your needs. Those people are busier than the rest so plan ahead, it's hard to get on their schedules! The website doesn't really go over what everyone has studied but the receptionists can be helpful with that. Give yourself plenty of time to get there. On street parking is a pain, especially depending on the time of day to get there. (Their directions to their parking lot are confusing, I don't know if it actually exists lol) I always leave early and it's always stressful finding parking and I just barely make it on time, or I'm late. They are strict with the time on the table and their prices and cancellation policy are strict too. Be very specific about what you want worked on (and what you don't!)as they may not have time for everything you need. I've had multiple people spend a lot of time on things I wasn't looking for and ended up not having time for areas that really needed work. If you're new to massage, they are great at giving you information, maybe they'll be a better fit for you than it was for me.

Conny B

I received a wonderful massage from Karina today. She listened carefully to find my areas of concerns and worked on them with just the right amount of pressure and gentle stretches. I definitely will be back! Kids are out of school now it’s time to take care of myself! Thank you Karina and East Village Spa.

K White

When you want to be taken care of, this is the place to go. Nice people up front and amazing massage services offered. If I could afford to go every week, I would!!!

Hannah Benson

I've been twice now and the experience has been wonderful and professional from start to finish. During check-in I was offered a beverage and they kindly took my coat and hung it up. I have had the R&R massage both times, and it is worth every penny. Camdine is who I've booked both appointments with and I could rave about her all day! She takes the time to explain things, asks if I have any questions/concerns, and is all around kind. I purchased some essential oil roller sticks that I keep in my desk at work and they're a great go-to when I need a little pick me up during the day.

Aileen Hunnell

Smells divine. Quality care & view of the Capitol. Left feeling pampered and relaxed.

Jess Diaz

Julie was absolutely wonderful! I recommend her hands down for any massage needs you may ever require. She had purpose behind every touch. Her hands are truly magic. She gave me a bigger gift than I'm sure she will ever realize. I left relaxed and beyond satisfied with the services she provided me. Thanks again Julie, love you and all you did for me today, I will definitely be seeing you again!!

Patti Parker

East Village Spa is friendly, professional & sparkling clean. Rachel at the front desk was very welcoming, and my massage with Justin was flawless! A wonderful experience!

Camille Arbegast

East Village Spa has always been the best spa in the area by far, and now their new location makes them even better. They offer so many services, and though I have only had three of these services, I eventually want to experience everything they offer. The hot stone massage is absolutely heavenly....soooo relaxing physically and mentally. The same is true of the facials they offer. I had a shellac pedicure almost a month ago and the polish still looks good!

Charles Chappelle

Can't imagine going anyplace else. Best massage therapists in town.

Danielle Merschman

Love going here. Great feel. Very professional. Prices $$ of $$$. Parking in back.

Amanda Riordan

Excellent customer service, professional therapists, amazing treatment.

Bernice Springer

Exceptional staff!! Camille is amazing!

Jake Henry

Had a great first time spa experience. I highly recommend their services. I will definitely be going back again.

Seeta Mangra-Stubbs

Most professional, friendly, sweet, and caring staff I've ever encountered at a spa. The owner is the best. I miss my old therapist and hope she comes back some day, but I have otherwise enjoyed every service I've had done there (mani, pedi, massage, and facial). I wish I could afford to go more often.

Melissa Rhodehouse

Best manicure/pedicure I've had in Iowa. They make sure to ask you throughout the mani/pedi if you like the shape of the nails, if you like the color, etc. so you don't feel like you're being rude or demanding if you want something changed. Great selection of colors including shellac. My manicurist was professional and did an outstanding job on my nails. Highly recommend.

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