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Auroraflow Massage


607 William Vickers Ave
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 229-9555
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Photo of Karen Taylor Karen Taylor
Nov 11, 2023 5

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. This was both of our first time ever getting a massage. 10/10 the experience, hospitality, and environment was just amazing. I highly recommend coming here. Jess and Izzy were both great and tended to our needs.

Photo of Kyle Yamakawa Kyle Yamakawa
Oct 17, 2023 5

Auroraflow is truly a safe haven for queer folks and a mind/body relief center for all. My massage therapist, Patience really took the time to ask about, listen to and address my areas of concern. I received a very effective AND relaxing treatment. Truly phenomenal! The space is beautiful, the music is good and the vibes are immaculate✨

Photo of Jane Warstler Jane Warstler
Oct 4, 2023 5

I got one of the best massages of my life with Patience. They consistently checked in with me and were so body-aware and considerate. They paid special attention to the areas that I had mentioned bothered me and tailored the experience to make it exactly what I asked for. I also appreciated that they employ gentle range of motion during their massage - it was different in the best way.

Photo of Taylor Ramsey Taylor Ramsey
Oct 4, 2023 5

I have been to Auroraflow a few times now for waxing with Christine and most recently for acupuncture with Katie! Both services were kinda nerve-wracking for obvious reasons but I've never been made to feel more safe and welcomed than at this Spa!! Christine is incredible - so fast, professional and uplifting! I left with direct instructions for aftercare, a few awesome samples and feeling super confident! I can't go to anyone else for this now! Katie was so knowledgeable and made me feel right at home telling her all my health woes. She really listened to my needs and came up with a treatment plan we both were in full agreement with. I left my appointment with Katie with my nervous system reset and relaxed for the first time in literal years - I can't express how priceless that was for me! I will 100% be back for more, I'm excited to get a massage soon!

Photo of Charlotte Schneider Charlotte Schneider
Sep 29, 2023 5

Auroraflow is definitely my new go-to spa in Durham! We are lucky to have such an affirming and safe place for the LGBTQ+ community. Everything was fantastic, from the artistic vibe, the soothing lights and colors, and the super friendly staff.. Jessmary did my massage and she was very knowledgeable and kind, and did a great job focusing on the areas I was having discomfort. I will be recommending Auroraflow to all my friends!

Photo of Sydney Cooley Sydney Cooley
Sep 26, 2023 5

If you want to feel welcomed and loved before even meeting people--go here. Auroraflow isn't just an amazing spa experience, it's a place to go and truly relax. The staff makes you feel super comfortable, it's exceptionally clean, and everything about it is professional yet compassionate. But, beyond all of that, this place is so cool inside. Each room has a different theme, and you get to pick your music, lights, and the ambiance you want. I highly recommend taking a Delta 8 gummie before to relax and vibrate with the space. Also--if you're lucky enough to meet the owner and CEO, everything about the space and vibe just sense. I will be back! XOXO

Photo of Brittany Bate Brittany Bate
Sep 13, 2023 5

The team at Auroraflow are committed to offering LGBTQIA+ inclusive and affirming care. Not only do they offer a wide-range of amazing massage and other wellness experiences, they now offer scar tissue massage which can be incredibly helpful for those who have had top surgery, C-sections, and other surgical procedures. As a queer clinician and owner of a mental health practice primarily serving LGBTQIA+ clients, I would not hesitate to recommend the team at Auroraflow to others seeking an inclusive and affirming wellness environment. Keep rocking, y'all!

Photo of Anna Hunter Anna Hunter
Sep 2, 2023 5

This was my first time checking out Auroraflow and I was not disappointed! I had my massage with Jessmary, who was very polite and professional before and after the massage. It was an excellent overall experience, have been telling my friends to set up appointments and I will surely be back again!

Photo of Emily Cooper Emily Cooper
Sep 1, 2023 5

Had a wonderful first experience at Auroraflow with Patience. They were extremely attentive and considerate. Really enjoyed a wonderful relaxing and rejuvenating massage! Highly recommend this lovely inclusive space for body work!

Photo of Rachel Rachel
Aug 17, 2023 5

What an amazing spot; chill and relaxing vibe. Love everything they stand for and I appreciate them going the extra mile for comfort. Jessmary focused on the areas we discussed but also made sure the rest of my body wasn’t forgotten. Have had a hard time finding a new massage place to go after moving here but, I’ve definitely found it.

Photo of Emma Childs Emma Childs
Aug 9, 2023 5

I cannot say enough good things about everyone at Auroraflow! I've had wonderful experiences with all the staff and truly believe this is a special space dedicated to deep community care. The authenticity of listening I've felt when getting a massage has been incredibly supportive, comforting and healing. I'd recommend over and over to anyone seeking thoughtful and integrated health!

Photo of Lucky Leaf Lucky Leaf
Jul 31, 2023 5

Christine is wonderful and have a top notch relaxing exfoliation facial! The exfoliation facial wasn’t harsh or abrasive either which I had kinda expected from my old days of using an apricot scrub, no worries on that I won’t ever do that again ahaha. Left my skin feeling super soft and rejuvenated. She has a magical touch. I also had my eyebrows cleaned up as well and they came out nicely reshaped. The rooms were warm and inviting and the staff who greeted me were very friendly as well. Also as a fat/larger bodied person I felt comfortable on the table and I fit into the wrap they had me put on to take my shirt off for the facial.

Photo of Yash Kamaat Yash Kamaat
Jul 29, 2023 5

This was my first time getting Ashiatsu and scar work. Hayley made sure to educate and talk with me through the process. The massage was very relaxing and allowed my body to release the tension and stress it was holding onto. The scar work was what I really needed. My mobility has been minimal as the tightness increased. After the scar work, it felt like I was coming into my body since surgery. I could feel some of the spaces that were numb regain feeling, less itchy, sensitivity, burning and less electrical pulses. It feels less hard to push through my chest to straighten my back now. Thanks Hayley! I also appreciate how inclusive the space is. I felt welcomed and comfortable. My partner got a massage from Patience and felt invited and comfortable in the space and got some great advice on how to care for her body after massage.

Photo of Harper Phillips Harper Phillips
Jul 27, 2023 5

As a trans person I was thrilled to find this place- it’s so nice when you get a massage to know the person doing such an intimate service sees and respects you for who you are and that you’re totally safe and in your community. I’ve seen Patience twice now for massage treatment because of my chronic pain and back spasms, and I’m very impressed. They have walked the line between doing deep work on years worth of knots, tension and pain, while never leaving me overwhelmed afterward. I’m extremely sensitive to massage, and in the past every massage therapist I’ve had has actually hurt or injured me, and I leave feeling terrible because it was too much. Patience really listens though, and I can actually enjoy and relax into the experience knowing I’ll come out feeling much better in my body, not worse. I have some underlying medical stuff going on and so I really appreciated that before my first appointment Patience spent some time going over details to make sure I could safely receive massage- they know what they’re doing and the risks involved with medical complexities and seemed very thorough in ensuring they’re proceeding safely. I like that you have the option of choosing an essential oil for aromatherapy, but that unless you choose one for your own session there’s no noticeable scent in the building. The oil goes into a tissue in the table, not a diffuser. For people with scent sensitivities I think that’s an important consideration. I also love that everyone I’ve seen there has been masked in an N95; I can’t mask due to a medical condition but that makes me extra grateful to see the people around me being careful for me and each other! This makes the space feel that much safer for disabled folks and higher risk people. Overall, I’m really impressed by the lovely space and lovely staff. I have weekly sessions booked a month out now, which is an investment into myself I wouldn’t normally make!

Photo of Amelia Whitley Amelia Whitley
Jul 14, 2023 5

Second time for a massage at Auroraflow. My massage therapist, Patience, was awesome & I had another wonderful experience. They went above and beyond to make sure the massage was within my comfort level. Looking for to my next appointment!

Photo of Meghan De Maria Meghan De Maria
Jul 3, 2023 5

I had an amazing time at Auroraflow, with a massage from Castle and a facial from Christine. The space is so incredibly gender-affirming and size-inclusive, and the murals and decor are just beautiful. The aromatherapy included with the massage is a great touch, and the massage tables were heated! I'll definitely be back again.

Photo of Leonie Hoffman Leonie Hoffman
Jun 24, 2023 5

Aurora Flow is an incredibly welcoming and warm space and I cannot recommend getting massages with Izzy W. and facials with Nik enough. They both are very talented and do an incredible job. I'm very happy I became a monthly member.

Photo of Carolyn Huddy Carolyn Huddy
May 9, 2023 5

If I could give more than 5 stars I would! I had the best massage that I’ve ever had with Patience. We had a small talk before the massage to get all of my preferences, and they checked in periodically throughout the massage to make sure I was comfortable and to ask if anything needed to be changed (it didn’t but it was nice that they asked). I will absolutely be returning again soon. Thank you for an amazing and relaxing afternoon!

Photo of Carly Tanner Carly Tanner
May 7, 2023 5

I just had my second sports massage with Izzy and wow, 10/10 stars. They did such an amazing job, were kind and considerate, really helped me relax, and worked out some serious soreness and tension from my regular weight lifting. Also, the entire studio is super welcoming and cozy. I am so glad Auroraflow has opened in Durham - what a gem of a place. I will definitely be a regular here now!

Photo of Michelle arrowood Michelle arrowood
Apr 11, 2023 5

What an amazing place! The massage I received from Patience was incredible! They listened to me about pressure and checked in to Make sure I was comfortable. I also received a facial from Christine. They pampered me so wonderfully and she even gave me samples and a few suggestions to follow for skin care routine. This birthday experience was supreme! Also very much appreciate the acceptance and inclusion. As a trans person I felt very safe and nurtured.

Photo of victoria facelli victoria facelli
Apr 5, 2023 5

Can’t say enough about how great this experience was. Skilled lovely massage after a very gender neutral and trauma informed intake. Just great. Bonus points for a really accessible Space and thoughtful questions about disability!!! I mean: just look at this beautiful ramp!!!

Photo of Kristen Blair Southworth Kristen Blair Southworth
Feb 4, 2023 5

I was so thrilled to come across Auroraflow and Christine! I have not had a facial in years due to acne prone skin that appeared after pregnancies and never really went away. When I saw that they offered facials for people with similar skin issue I was excited but nervous. These nerves were calmed immediately upon arrival and talking with Christine. She seemed to totally understand my concerns and was confident that I too could have a relaxing and calming facial experience. She was 100% accurate, and it was an amazing experience! The products she used were so soothing, calming, and rejuvenating. She also taught me more about my skin that I had no clue about. It has been a week and my skin still feels amazing and I’ve even just starting to make some small changes to my skincare routine that are already paying off. Really looking forward to going back next month. Also kudos to the welcoming staff and beautiful rooms. The murals are lovely.

Photo of Melissa Boughton Melissa Boughton
Jan 26, 2023 5

I cannot recommend Auroraflow enough! I have gotten two facials in the past month, and my skin is glowing. Christine has a warm and welcoming presence and is very knowledgeable — there are no dumb questions. I had a bad reaction to a previous skincare line (not from here) and Christine was able to get my skin back on track in no time. I have very fussy skin but the Hale and Hush line has been the perfect balance. I plan to book a massage next, but if they're anything like the facials, I know they'll be great.

Photo of Elliott Garrou Elliott Garrou
Jan 21, 2023 5

I have been to 2 separate sessions since December 2022 for the Thai Massage with John. Both times have been amazing. The best part is each massage was completely different from the last with a focus on correcting and improving the pain I was having. John was great as he listened to my needs up front, and then adapted as the massage was ongoing to address points of stress and tightness. John spent to time to show me useful stretching and yoga positions to use at home so that continue to live more pain free. I highly recommend this service, and my interactions with the rest of the staff makes me believe any service offered will be just as amazing. Auroraflow was obviously started as a business of passion, built on a message of comfort and welcome to any and all.

Photo of Brianna Castro Brianna Castro
Jan 11, 2023 5

Auroraflow is a wonderful, calm, welcoming addition to Durham. The space is beautiful with fun murals in every room. My therapist, Patience, was incredible - very attentive to my energy and what style of massage I wanted and even managed to work out all of my knots! They even sent me away with helpful stretches for my tense spots. I left so relaxed and will definitely be back - thank you to Patience and Auroraflow !

Photo of Sara Snarzyk Sara Snarzyk
Dec 21, 2022 5

Where to begin!! I had the most incredible experience at Auroraflow getting my facial with Christine. The entire atmosphere is so warm, cozy, welcoming & healing. I will never go back to the sterile all white “spa” like places. It makes such a difference all the detail they take into consideration. They are incredibly inclusive and accessible & I love how they support local artists! I can’t wait to come back for my next facial and will definitely have to try a massage sometime soon. The rooms are so warm and inviting. I live in Raleigh & I will gladly make the drive to Durham to come to Auroraflow :) I am so grateful that they have opened and that they exist. I can’t wait to tell all my friends !! 💜💜💜💜

Photo of Brandi Thayer Brandi Thayer
Dec 21, 2022 5

I had hands-down (pun intended) the best massage I’ve ever had at Auroraflow. Patience did an amazing job especially in being thorough with intake and discussion afterward. Usually people are too gentle with my shoulders but Patience was spot-on with my pressure preference. The muscle tension relief released a lot of anxiety too and I will definitely be returning monthly!

Photo of Hayley Ware Hayley Ware
Dec 17, 2022 5

I had my first facial ever with Christine earlier this week, and I'm still glowing! She took the time to really understand my skin concerns, and had lots of sage advice to help me optimize my skincare routine. I really appreciated how she let me know what type of sensations were about to happen (cold, mist, soft bristles, etc.), so I would feel more at ease. I have very sensitive skin that's prone to eczema flare-ups, and the products she chose felt effective, yet gentle.

Photo of Ashley Solesbee Ashley Solesbee
Dec 16, 2022 5

Such a wonderful experience here today! I had a 90 minute massage with Patience that was easily one of the best massages I’ve ever had, followed by a fantastic facial experience with Christine. The space is warm & welcoming and the prices are more than fair. Will definitely be back!

Photo of Zachary Wallen Zachary Wallen
Dec 14, 2022 5

I got a massage from Patience at Auroraflow yesterday. The inside of the business looks amazing with all of the art and decor. Patience was very thorough before, during and after the massage. They also made sure I received the right pressure for the massage, took care of my left shoulder that has been bothering me. I haven’t had any pain in it since the massage. They were very attentive to any requests, question, concerns that I had. I will be booking with Patience again and I recommend anyone/everyone to give them a try, you WILL NOT be disappointed.