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Wellville Massage and Healing Arts


3401 University Dr
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 730-4542
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Photo of Yueying Yu Yueying Yu
Nov 24, 2021 4

The overall experience was good, and it was a relaxing massage. However, my therapist upsold me on a Deep Tissue Massage which was priced higher than the Swedish Massage which I had originally booked. When being pitched, I asked her what the difference between the two is, and she didn't mention anything about the pricing difference. I'm not sure how often this happens, but it would be very unfair to the customers who were not informed of the pricing difference when the therapists pitch to them a difference massage.

Photo of Christina Economou Christina Economou
Nov 18, 2021 5

I had a deep tissue massage with Cynthia that was worth every penny. I went into the massage with a stiff neck and painful knots on my back. To be honest, I just thought the massage would feel nice, I wasn't expecting it to fix the problem, but it did. Cynthia is incredibly strong and talented, and left me with much more flexibility. She also gave me very helpful instructions for stretches and activities that would help prevent the knots from developing in the future. Best massage ever.

Photo of Ellen Salisbury Ellen Salisbury
Dec 6, 2021 5

Thoroughly enjoyed my first time to Wellville. Clean, spacious rooms. Technician respected areas of concern and made sure I was comfortable through my two hour session. Looking forward to my next visit.

Photo of n n
Jan 21, 2022 5

I've been a client of Wellville since 2012 and am overdue in posting a 5 star review. Over the years I've worked with skilled and professional massage therapists. Kim, the owner, has done a great job maintaining this practice. The facility is clean, spacious, and quiet. The protocol around Covid makes me feel safe and cared-for. The interactions with Kim and staff are professional and courteous - always great communication with easy-to-use scheduling directly on the website with email confirmation etc. They offer competitive massage packages that make great $ sense for the regular client. This is my go-to spot in Durham.

Photo of L brown L brown
Nov 10, 2020 5

First time going to get a full body massage in a LONG time. Got a birthday certificate and decided to go with the $100 75min Deep Tissue! Also got a bottle of Coconut Oil on the way out ( lots of great essential oil options and other things I’m sure I’ll come back for) Waiting area had a lot to look out literature wise and trinkets. My masseuse was Kim W. (There’s two Kim’s) she was absolutely fantastic! I was a bit shy so certain areas I asked she didn’t massage and she was super receptive to it. Calming music in the background and Kim’s techniques definitely worked their magic! I’ll be recommending this to friends and family as well as going back myself. Maybe I’ll go early to hang out in the waiting area ^__^ Thanks Kim for a great first experience as well as the awesome receptionist

Photo of Wendi Qualls Wendi Qualls
Dec 12, 2021 5

Took hubby there for birthday surprise - he loved it. The service& massage were both great. He says he will go back for sure. The price was workable as well.

Photo of S Sheikh S Sheikh
Jan 17, 2021 5

Comfortable, neat, clean, friendly staff, private, ez to park

Photo of Darcie Ulvi Darcie Ulvi
Oct 7, 2020 5

I had an appointment with Kim for a deep tissue massage to address my chronic back/ shoulder pain from a CrossFit injury that occurred years ago. She was attentive to my needs, thorough in her assessment, and ultimately was able to get my knotted trapezius and neck muscles to release. I feel so much better! Also, the front desk staff and general ambiance was lovely- I will absolutely be scheduling a follow up and trying the other services that are offered.

Photo of green creative green creative
Aug 28, 2020 5

Always a great experience. I love getting the castor oil pack add on. It really really helps with any digestion issues!!

Photo of Adrienne Efland Adrienne Efland
Nov 23, 2019 5

I went to Wellville Massage for the first time today. I have had serious neck pain due to stress, tension, and poor posture. Cody did an excellent job of providing a thorough massage and assessing my needs. I've never had such a satisfying massage before. He was really attentive, professional, and kind. I also loved the atmosphere of the entire place. Staff members were friendly. My only con (and it's a small one) is that the room I was in was close to the front so I could hear some conversation. For me personally, I didn't mind because the massage was so good I wasn't even focused on that. I will be going back again in the near future.

Photo of Chad Stinner Chad Stinner
Nov 12, 2019 5

TL/DR: Josyln Strickland is an extremely talented massage therapist who makes sure to pay attention to the little things. The experience was upper class for sure and I would recommend Josyln to anyone who is looking for this level of experience (male or female). The Review: I review places in my area that are next level. I never accept any form of payment/discounts for good reviews. If you get one... it means you earned it. Period. I'm a pretty active person (climbing, biking) but I'm also have a desk job. My shoulders, neck, feet get the run through. Finding a really talented massage therapist is challenging and the good ones often move on to create their own practice or other life things. Over many years I've learned that a really good initial measure of talent is how far they book out. - Within a week: they are new, or don't have many return customers - Within two weeks: they are establishing their base, or are decent but nothing noteable. - Three weeks or more: They're really good at what they do and are worth the wait. Additionally, you want to make sure that the person you're going to see specializes in what you want. If you want something soft (Swedish) make sure they do that. If you want a sports massage, you don't want someone who has a soft touch. I wanted someone who could do various types of massage depending on my needs and has a warm personality that lets me relax. They need to be adaptive on the fly and take cues. This is where Joslyn Strickland comes in. I found her by googling and was really impressed with her profile on their website. I was also interested to know why someone with a Masters Degree in Counseling would switch to massage. This all becomes clear during our session. Booking Booking online was really easy and they even called to confirm my 2 hour appointment. Adding to my calendar was easy as well. Very easy to use system. Day Before: I get a call reminding me to arrive 15 minutes early as I was a new guest Day of (9 am appointment): I arrive 15 minutes early, and Joslyn greets me at the door. The location is in it's own building and looks very clean. The lobby does not have any overwhelming scents but does offer oils/scents for those who want. It's also a pleasant temperature (72-74). This is important to some. Once the paperwork is complete she takes me back (earlier than my time as she doesn't like people to wait unnecessarily). The room is well prepared and the lightning is fantastic. She asks if the lights are okay (too bright or dark). She suddenly notices that the bed warmer is not working and looks visibly embarrassed. Without missing a beat suggests we change rooms and that it should only take her a minute. I tell her not to worry about it as the room are warmer. She ensures me that she'll make good use of warm towels but to let her know. We talk about my expectations and where I want her to focus. She's sharp, attentive, and offers suggestions and feedback. All are on mark with an experienced massage therapist. I start face down and was immediately surprised by her touch. Many massage therapists hands are rough, hers were very soft but firm. Her technique paid a lot of attention to minute details such as exactly where she initially touched you and how her hands moved across areas. Speed, pressure, angle and how much massage oil used are all very important in how good an experience you have. I ask her about her switch from Counseling to Massage Therapy and her answer is quick but unclear (reasons). I asked if burnout was the reason and she explained that Counseling can sometimes take a toll and that she wanted to continue a career where she felt connected to the people she's helping. Massage Therapy was definitely a way to do that and it showed from her technique. At the end, she brings me a glass of water (a glass not paper cup). Makes sure I'm doing well and leads me to the front desk. Out of 200+ massages in my life, this was definitely in the top three. (hit the character limit)

Photo of Zana N Hicks Zana N Hicks
Jul 5, 2020 5

Just what I needed! Got a Swedish 75min with Kody and even though it had been a long time since my last massage I wasn’t jumpy in my problem areas as much as expected. Great touch!

Photo of Jinna Ray Jinna Ray
Jun 27, 2020 5

I enjoyed a 60 minute deep tissue/acupuncture massage today with Jason and.... he took my soul! It was amazing! Highly reccomend!

Photo of John Dinyari John Dinyari
Feb 8, 2020 5

I’ve got to hand it to them; they have great hands. Very much enjoyed the massage

Photo of Karen Glorioso Karen Glorioso
Nov 22, 2019 5

The absolute best massage I have EVER had! I have received many messages in the past but Cody was fantastic! They are a bit pricey but totally worth the investment.

Photo of Jordan Solis Jordan Solis
Nov 2, 2019 5

I get massages fairly regularly, and I can honestly say the massage I had this evening from Cody was one of the best ones ever. It was the perfect amount of consistent, firm, and intuitive pressure. Cody hit all the highlights and then some, leaving me feeling completely relaxed and pain-free. I came in with pretty bad neck pain, left feeling like I was on cloud nine. Will certainly return!!

Photo of Nelson Kerr Nelson Kerr
Sep 9, 2019 5

They make you feel that they really care about your wellbeing. Great customer service.

Photo of Tyler Lee Tyler Lee
Jul 31, 2019 5

After going to Massage Envy for a few times and not feeling like I got what I wanted, I searched out Wellville. This was my first time as a client there and I called to schedule an appointment for the next day. I typically prefer men to do my massages simply because they're stronger and I'm an athlete who needs deep tissue work. My first choice wasn't available but I asked if Jason was available in the afternoon. He was and I met with him the next day and had a great 60-min deep tissue session! Everything went well and I left feeling like I got some good work done. I only do massages 2-3 times a year for myself and this was worth every bit! Will be recommending Jason and the company to others

Photo of Shayna Boyd Shayna Boyd
Sep 26, 2019 5

I've been here twice and both experiences have been great. Very calming environment when you first walk in. I've been to William both times and I can't sing his praises enough. Very professional and easy to talk to in explaining my concerns. He has worked magic on my shoulder that I've had an past injury on.

Photo of Dink Kearney Dink Kearney
Jan 22, 2019 5

It's a great and lovely environment where the staff caters to you, are beyond nice, and go beyond the call of duty to meet your needs!

Photo of Tonja Bland Tonja Bland
Apr 8, 2019 4

I had a facial with Christine and it was very relaxing.

Photo of Lauren Mccullough Lauren Mccullough
Sep 2, 2018 5

I have received a number of amazing massages from Castle! She gives excellent deep tissue massages. I also received a lymphatic massage from Lauren which provided a huge relief for my stuffy sinus. Would recommend to anyone!

Photo of Sunshine Spraypaint Sunshine Spraypaint
Feb 22, 2019 3

My masseuse Jason was fantastic! I wish I could write him separately from the environment. I would give him six stars if I could. He was very knowledgeable and honest. Adjusted the pressure as I needed it. That being said, the environment was very clinical like I am at my doctors office. All the laundry bags in the hall gave it that cramp up ER feeling. There is no color or art of any kind. Very gray rooms with medical equipment and a changing curtain. Do to my health I’m at a doctors office or hospital all the time and I this place has the same clinical feel to it. Made me really sad and feel quite uncomfortable. I will definitely have to find somewhere I don’t feel like they are about to take my blood pressure and draw blood.☹️

Photo of Devon Pelto Devon Pelto
May 12, 2019 5

Made my mother's day! William Rand was very knowledgeable and did an amazing job on my deep tissue massage! I felt brand new after and he even gave me stretches to help with problem spots. Relaxing and healing and I can't wait to go back! Thanks William!

Photo of Jacob Tyson Jacob Tyson
Apr 21, 2022 5

I had an excellent massage from Will. He was knowledgeable, kind, and very responsive to feedback. I left feeling more free in my body, relaxed, and content. As a physical therapist, I highly recommend Wellville and Will!

Photo of Alicia Smith Alicia Smith
May 2, 2022 5

What a great treat! The staff and atmosphere alone are relaxing. The massage is icing on the cake. I will be back!

Photo of JRW Prime Transport JRW Prime Transport
Dec 7, 2021 5

Loved the massage will be back soon came in with neck problems left feel alone better thanks

Photo of Sharon Lawrence Sharon Lawrence
Jul 8, 2022 5

I got a colonics done there and I don't really like the "close end" colonics but the workers made me feel so relaxed and comfortable, that it made my kind not be so worried about it being "close end", and not "open end" and the experience wasn't as bad I thought it was going to be.