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701 W Gray St, Houston, TX | Directions 7701929.753220 -95.389079
Sun by Appointment
Neighborhoods: Neartown/ Montrose, Central
Very Unprofessional – I showed up to my appointment 4 minutes late, largely because the signage was very poor. Dr. Dick Juby had already left because I wasn't on time. He did not answer calls or texts (as instructed to communicate with him). Upon sending him an email the next day, he was VERY rude and unprofessional claiming that I was more than 10 minutes late. After I disproved that claim by showing him records of calls and texts, he all together decided to ignore more.
Living Social coupon buyer – I almost did not buy this coupon based on the first couple of reviews that I read here. But then I read a few more and decided what the heck and so I bought one.
First I really liked the idea of his on line calendar. I did not have to call and get voice mail and back and forth just to make an appointment. And , because I had to cancel my first two appointments due to business scheduleing I really like that aspect as well.
Now , his office is a bit hard to find. But it does sit on the corner of West Gray and Standford it is just hard to see the 701.
Parking , as is in Mid Town, is at a premium.
His redpetion room/office is very clean and professional.
I filled out an Information Form which I have never done in many of the massage places I have been to.
We talked about what I wanted to get done which was to work on my entire back and shoulders and neck. He told me how he was going to do it including some hot towels which felt wonderful at the end of the massage.
When he finished and I got dressed I went back to the reception room/office , he gave me two pages of stretches to do for my shoulders , neck and back as well as some cold Fiji water. I felt great.
All of this for a 50% off coupon. Thanks Living Social.
This guy is a joke. Terrible! – first of all i'm a massage therapist so i know quite a bit about trigger point technique, nuromuscular, touch with intent and how a massage experience should be. this guy was so terrible i really considered leaving 20 minutes before he was done. i asked him to work primarily on my neck, pecs, arms and hands. so indstead of doing what i asked he worked 40 minutes on my back finding "trigger points". this joke must not know what those types of knots are because he didnt use the proper technique for communication for them. his style is very ubrupt and doesn need to be. when he put the towels on my back and then left to print something out i couldnt believe he still hafnt touched my neck once! or anything else i asked for. i called him back in and asked if he planned to work on it at all. then he sits me up, wrapped in the sheet to work my shoulders and neck. not obly wa this unnecisarrily ackward but also uncomfortable. if his technique i what they teach u in europe (which i what he said) they can keep it!
after i got dressed i told him how i felt he didnt listen to my requests and wasted my time so he argued with me about it. hes a bad therapist and u will regret seeing him if u have any idea what a good massage is
Don't purchase a coupon! You will regret it! – I purchased a livingsocial coupon and renewed it during spring break. First of all, I was on time to my 12pm appointment. There was a sign on his door that said to return in 30 mins bc he was running late or reschedule. I decided to wait bc I had driven in from Tomball to get my massage. So when I finally get in there a little after 12:30pm he talked for about 20 mins to get me comfortable (he does this with everyone) and to probably waste massage time. He started the actual massage around 12:50pm and this lasted till close to 1:20pm. Right before he ended, he told me he was putting some warm towels on my back and when he returned he would continue to massage a while longer and make sure I was satisfied, however, his next appointment showed up before 1:20pm. So instead he just told me to get dressed and that was it. I was wondering, why didn't he ask her to wait 30 mins like I had to? So all in all, I would never go back. He's not a bad man or anything. He presents himself as professional, he is just probably tired of all these livingsocial coupons. I can't believe he ran the special again. His quality of service really goes down after doing so many 1 hour massages. Good luck with that bc he will talk your ear off to make sure it's less than 1 hour. I was very disappointed at my first massage ever. I didn't say anything to him about it because its a tad akward to say, "hey, why didn't you finish my 30 more minute of massage time?" when he's telling me to get dressed and leave.
TERRIBLE ENERGY - SLOPY MASSAGE – Do I even need to give him a star a all???
I'm pretty sure these good reviews are either from fake accounts or people who don't know what a real massage should be like. I bought the deal on livingsocial...ended up getting 2 coupons (based on these reviews)
Went in for my first appointment. The actual place is a shack, run down little building, arriving there, he told me that "the people that bought the deal online better enjoy it because it's the last time he would do such a thing". Well...for 15 mins was talk, then he massaged like 40 mins on a specific area. Which in my clock says 5 mins short of what I paid for, but he said, that's all I can do. Well, I had a second appointment, since I had bought 2 coupons so I figured I'd let that be. Comes the day for my second appointment, he canceled it 10 mins before, then we rescheduled. OK, second appointment day, I drove form across town, knocked at the shack's door, he wasn't there, called, he didn't answer phone, emailed and waited a bit nothing.... I finally came home, and sent email asking for a refund. He replied but he didn't even apologized. I'm dealing directly with living social now to get my refund. I would stay AWAY from him, and quite honestly am puzzled with the reviews here ( that made me buy the damn coupons in first place). Do NOT be fooled, return it before you have a bad experience like me, it was a waste of time, money and gave me negative vibe. I have massages every 2 weeks or so, I have had probably some 50 massages from some at least 10 people. His ranked in the bottom for sure. Hope this helps some of you who are lucky enough to read this before choosing a massage place.
He's been my massage therapist for 2 years now – Pretty much every review on Ricks work is great. So it is a bit tough to point out anything new.
Having said that let me say that he has been my massage therapist for over two years now so here are the things that I like. He's been at the same location for years. He has terrific knowledge of the muscular system. He works one on on and by appointment only which I like because I like the privacy.
But aside from these things what I like is that he does what I call spot work.For example , I was gardening one weekend and pulled some muscles in my lower back.Called made the appointment he worked on just my lower back and boom 30 minutes later I was out of there.Same for when my shoulders and upper back get stressed out. Call,appointment 30 minutes later,boom out of there. Or in a hot yoga class I pulled a groin muscle.Made the appointment he worked on the muscle boom out of there.
Yes he is far more clinical than spa , yes you will be sore the following day , but after that you feel great.
And , I like that he is the owner and works by appointment only and one on one...
Terrific knowledge..Strong hands...love the one on one atten – I have used Rick's services now for the better part of a year and I have never felt better in my entire life.Period.
I love his clinic simply because it gives me a chance to get "away" from everyone kids and husband included.Turn off my Blackberry and just zone out while Rick works his magic.I've had him to the house for appointments but there is just too much going on. It is just tough to relax.
I love the fact that he does listen to what I say...that he can change his overall body work if he comes across a problem area....that he he is flexible in his work flow and can go back to an area that I might feel needs more attention. There is none better in my opinon.And I warn you...he is addictive...lol
Great Massage at my HOME!!!! – My girlfriend has used Rick's service for quite a while . I finally got tired of hearing about what a "great "therapist he was yada yada yada so I made an appointment.
He arrived at the appointed time. Brought his table..linens..music as well....we chatted for a bit...I explained to him what I wanted done and he walked me thru how he was going to accomplish the work...I felt totally comfortable...
Once on the table Ricks hands went to work and before I knew it I was butter...it had to have been the fastest 90 minutes I have ever spent on a massage table...just incredible...and the best part??? I didn't have to drive home...lol...
I have been to his clinic in MId Town...nice ..clean..quiet etc...but in the end I have to drive home....It is just soooo nice not to have to drive after he works on you...
The only massage therapist who really listens to his clients – I visited Houston Massage Clinic after reading the many positive reviews here. I have a chronic lower back problem that has continued to bother me even after surgery and therapy. Visits to other therapists had yielded hour-long Swedish massages with cursory pokes at my lower back even after I specifically requested targeted deep-tissue work. While relaxing, these vists do not result in any real benefit.
The difference between Mr. Juby and other massage therapists is that (wonder of all wonders) he actually listens! I went to his office after "throwing out" my back (again) and even with prescription painkillers, I could barely walk. We sat down one-on-one prior to the massage and I explained the clinical diagnosis and what I felt needed to be done. He applied a hot compress (which no one had ever done) then worked only on my lower back for the entire time. I admit the session was a little painful, but afterward I was immediately walking better, and the next morning was nearly pain-free. AMAZING.
He hasn't cured my back problem, of course, but he is the only treatment that makes it manageable. Too bad I didn't find him before spending thousands of my own money on surgery.
Gentle soul, Strong hands – Last week, my back tightened up for no apparent reaon. I couldn't sleep lying flat. I was limping. The pain was so great, I could only see shades of gray. I promised my wife that if it didn't get better by the end of the week, I would go see the doctor. People at work suggested I get a massage. My wife had been to Richard Juby previously and raved. I called him and set an appointment for the next afternoon.
What he provides is not your soothing, relaxing spa massage. It is a therapeutic, hurts right now, but you are going to feel great afterwards massage. Having him work on my back for thirty minutes was the best $30 I have ever spent. Within an hour, the pain was gone and the tightness was slipping away.
Richard Juby is a miracle worker. If somebody said "Richard Juby is God", I would say AMEN!
Note: Richard actually goes by the shortened version of his first name, but Citysearch won't let you post using that word.
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