About Us

** NOTICE: Rick Bates' schedule is no longer available online. If you wish to schedule with him, please call or send him a text 770.580.4443 for availability.

Genesis Massage is a private practice owned by Rick & Iliana Bates and between them they have well over 40 years of experience. While they do offer Relaxation Massage, this duo is set apart from other therapists due to their experience and advanced training. Genesis Massage clients come for a variety of reasons including relief from chronic pain due to various medical conditions, injury recovery, sports performance enhancements, as well as stress relief.

Rick & Iliana invites you to experience the rejuvenating benefits of massage therapy today and discover the positive effect it can have on your body and your well-being.

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Genesis Massage

723 Washington St NW

Unit 4

Gainesville , GA 30501 map it

(770) 580-4443

Hours of Operation

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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Recommend that you book an appointment ASAP.

    This was beyond my expectations. Rick worked with me and evaluated my situation with issues with my neck and headaches. He figured out in one session what my problem was and I immediately felt relief . So grateful to have someone so competent and knowledgeable

  • Rick Bates is exceptional at what he does. He is very knowledgeable about anatomy and provides an A-1 massage.

    It is always a pleasure to see Rick. I feel so much better afterwards. His knowledge about the human body, nutrition and overall health is amazing. Thanks Rick👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻💪

  • Great location, nice spa. Great husband and wife team that really care about their clients.

    Genesis Massage is the place to go for a professional massage that will help you along the path to relaxing stress relief and great health in general!

  • Rick is very professional and knowledgeable about how the body works.

    This was the best massage I have ever had.Iliana was very professional and I can’t wait for my next massage.

  • My massage form Lliana was amazing, as always. Perfect combination of relaxation and working out issues. Perfect amount of soreness 8-24 hours later. She’s the best!

    Great place for a massage!

1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage

$75
60min
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1 HR Relaxation/Swedish Massage

$65
60min
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Revitalize 30 Minute Massage

$45
30min
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Prenatal Massage

$65
60min
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Iliana B.

License: GA #MT7307

61 Verified Reviews

1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage

$75
60min
Select

1 HR Relaxation/Swedish Massage

$65
60min
Select

Revitalize 30 Minute Massage

$45
30min
Select

Prenatal Massage

$65
60min
Select
by Anonymous on Aug 19
Good communication, commitment to excellence, kindness, put me at ease and made me feel relaxed and refreshed.
by Anonymous on Aug 06
The massage was very relaxing and that was what I wanted and needed. Would highly recommend them.
by Natalie on Aug 01
Lliana has the gift of finding the problem areas and working them out without making you want to jump off the table.
by Brandi on Jul 22
Very knowledgeable about my neck and back pain issues.
by Lynette on Jul 12
Iliana does excellent work!
by Anonymous on Jun 15
Quiet.ambience.warm table.60 minutes of blissful relaxation and soothing massage.
by Brittany on Jun 10
Really enjoyed my massage by Iliana! She was very personable and gave a great massage! Highly recommend!
by Carla on May 28
Iliana made me feel very comfortable at my first massage session ever. She completely relieved the tension in my back, neck, and legs. I felt rejuvinated.
by Anonymous on May 14
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by Anonymous on Apr 29
Iliana had a quiet peaceful presence that I appreciated

Average Rating:

4.99 (Based on 117 Reviews)

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by April on Sep 2021
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Service Received: 1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage with Rick B.
Recommend that you book an appointment ASAP.
by Anonymous on Sep 2021
Verified
Service Received: 1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage with Rick B.
This was beyond my expectations. Rick worked with me and evaluated my situation with issues with my neck and headaches. He figured out in one session what my problem was and I immediately felt relief . So grateful to have someone so competent and knowledgeable
by Anonymous on Sep 2021
Verified
Service Received: 1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage with Rick B.
Rick Bates is exceptional at what he does. He is very knowledgeable about anatomy and provides an A-1 massage.
by jerry on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
It is always a pleasure to see Rick. I feel so much better afterwards. His knowledge about the human body, nutrition and overall health is amazing. Thanks Rick👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻💪
by Anonymous on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: 1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage with Iliana B.
Great location, nice spa. Great husband and wife team that really care about their clients.
by Lynette on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: 1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage with Rick B.
Genesis Massage is the place to go for a professional massage that will help you along the path to relaxing stress relief and great health in general!
by Anonymous on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Rick is very professional and knowledgeable about how the body works.
by Anonymous on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: 1 HR Relaxation/Swedish Massage with Iliana B.
This was the best massage I have ever had.Iliana was very professional and I can’t wait for my next massage.
by Natalie on Aug 2021
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
My massage form Lliana was amazing, as always. Perfect combination of relaxation and working out issues. Perfect amount of soreness 8-24 hours later. She’s the best!
by Brandi on Jul 2021
Verified
Service Received: 1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage with Iliana B.
Great place for a massage!
by Lynette on Jul 2021
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Service Received: 1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage with Iliana B.
Genesis Massage is a great place to get a high quality, professional massage!
by Patti on Jul 2021
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Rick is the most knowledgeable massage therapist I’ve ever experienced. He listens, he targets, and the results are remarkable.
by Karen on Jul 2021
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Staff is dedicated to providing a positive and pleasant experience for every customer.
by Anonymous on Jun 2021
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Service Received: 1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage with Rick B.
The environment is safe, comfortable and relaxing.
by john on Jun 2021
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Service Received: 1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage with Rick B.
I will tell my friends this is a must to do more than every 7 years. Freeing and relaxing. The knots are out
by Anonymous on Jun 2021
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Service Received: 1 HR Relaxation/Swedish Massage with Iliana B.
In like a piece of steel...out like a marshmallow.
by Brittany on Jun 2021
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
Greeted warmly and the ambiance was relaxing!
by Carla on May 2021
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
Highly recommend getting a massage here. So relaxing and friendly!
by Joy on May 2021
Verified
Service Received: 1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage with Rick B.
Rick Bates is incredibly knowledgeable and professional. He’s an excellent diagnostician and prescribed the exact treatment to take care of my issues.
by Anonymous on May 2021
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
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by Anonymous on Apr 2021
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Service Received: 1 HR Relaxation/Swedish Massage with Iliana B.
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by Shaye on Apr 2021
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Service Received: 1 HR Relaxation/Swedish Massage with Iliana B.
Everything was absolutely amazing! What a great massage!
by Craig on Apr 2021
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Service Received: 1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage with Rick B.
Rick knows his way around a body. Quickly targeted my problem area and started the repair process immediately. Next session in 10 days and I feel my shoulder will be back to near full strength
by Anonymous on Apr 2021
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Service Received: 1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage with Iliana B.
Beautiful facility, smelled and looked so good!
by Shirley on Apr 2021
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Service Received: 1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage with Iliana B.
I never leave disappointed. Iliana knows just what areas to zone in on. Even though I may be sore I can move better, muscles have loosened up, no tangled up mess inside. I’d highly recommend her to anyone who need a good massage. I’ll never go to anyone else and I’ve tried several over the years.
by Joy on Mar 2021
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
I highly recommend Genesis! Very knowledgeable and incredibly helpful. Excellent massage!
by Anonymous on Mar 2021
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
I have seen improvement in shoulder pain since the first visit. Very hopeful for increased mobility as Rick continues to work on my joint issues through massage and manipulation.
by Ann on Mar 2021
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Definitely
by Alana on Mar 2021
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
They offer different types of massage therapy and are highly skilled in them. Convenient location, nice ambiance and reasonable prices. I highly recommend Genesis.
by Kelly on Feb 2021
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Rick is hands down the best therapist I have ever used. He has helped me complete several ultra events that without his help and expertise would have ended in a DNF. Kelly Parham
by Meredith on Feb 2021
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
Iliana is great at deep tissue massage and working out the tension in my muscles.
by Ryan on Feb 2021
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Genesis Massage is a world-class experience top to bottom.
by Anonymous on Jan 2021
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
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by Julie on Jan 2021
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Service Received: 1 HR Relaxation/Swedish Massage with Iliana B.
Best massage and facility. Everything was tailored to my specific concerns and what was needed. This isn’t like one of those mass “massage spas”. Iliana & Rick are experienced in therapeutic, sports medicine, injury and relaxation massages. Best place I have ever been.
by Anonymous on Jan 2021
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
Genesis Massage takes great care of the health and safety of their clients.
by Rudy on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
Iliana was very professional and put me at ease since this was my first massage. She is very knowledgeable and walked me through the process. I will definitely be coming back again!
by Lindsay on Dec 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
This was my first professional massage experience. It was amazing. Rick put me at ease and answered all my questions. My husband and I will definitely be going back again. It was an amazing experience!!
by Kristy on Dec 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
A beautiful, clean and relaxing environment. True professionals.
by Debbie on Dec 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Very nice and good with giving information
by Anonymous on Dec 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Always a great experience. Always feel so much better afterwards!
by Linda on Dec 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Yes Rick's treatment is a must for anyone having movement problems. Whether its standing, walking or moving in general , Rick has helped me adjust and move forward.
by Anonymous on Dec 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
It is therapeutic
by Anonymous on Nov 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Many nice recommendations!
by Valerie on Nov 2020
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Service Received: 1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage with Rick B.
I feel refreshed simply stepping through the front door at Genesis. The ambiance is soothing, and the facilities are impeccably clean.
by Elizabeth on Nov 2020
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Service Received: 1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage with Iliana B.
My experience was very relaxing.
by Anonymous on Nov 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Great service
by dan on Nov 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Very different from a traditional deep tissue massage. More analysis of mechanics and stretching mixed with lighter massage. Very effective. Highly recommended.
by Anonymous on Nov 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Rick finds your problem area and then sticks with it until it is resolved. He does not follow a script like some places. He tries to sort out the mechanical cause of the problem.
by Alana on Nov 2020
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Service Received: 1 HR Relaxation/Swedish Massage with Iliana B.
Clean and calming.
by Christine on Nov 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
Came in with sciatica issues and now almost 100% relief.
by Stephanie on Oct 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Clean, professional, caring
by Amanda on Oct 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
Lovely place, clean, comfortable and relaxing.
by Julie on Sep 2020
Verified
Service Received: 1 HR Relaxation/Swedish Massage with Rick B.
Great massage as always! The absolute best place for a massage with two of the most amazing massage therapist.
by Anonymous on Aug 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
The overall experience was awesome!
by Anonymous on Aug 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
I like the massage . Made me feel a lot better. I also appreciated the discussion of my issues and what I could do to help improve them. I received my MRI report from Sean today. It sounds really bad, but maybe it isn’t .
by Linda on Aug 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
The feeling of well being.
by leigh on Aug 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
i was pleased with room, lighting, temp, glad there was no fragrance and that lotion was basically odorless. massage was great, relaxing and also therapeutic. very nice, clean, professional office/therapy space. like that the table was lower to the ground than previous massage, it was easy to navigate on/off
by Reneigh on Aug 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
OMG! Iliana gave such a deep tissue massage! She worked the knots until she released them! Awesome massage!!!
by Cathy on Aug 2020
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Service Received: 1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage with Rick B.
The business seems very well-run,clean,professional.
by Butch on Aug 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Very professional! (but not over the top)
by Anonymous on Aug 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Went back a week later and my body was able to relax enough that I could go once a month and see how I do. I am really happy with the services I get. Rick does a great job manipulating my muscles and I don't hurt for days after.
by Noah on Aug 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
It was the BEST sports/deep massage I have had in years! If you are an athlete Rick and Iliana are a must! Great job and thank you!!!
by Deborah on Aug 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
Love it. It’s a very beautiful, relaxing atmosphere
by eddie on Jul 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
I'll be back. Wonderful experiencr!yo
by Tracey on Jul 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
My massage yesterday was wonderful, I’ll definitely be going back!!
by Christine on Jul 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
She’s got magic hands and I’m glad she is back doing what she does best!
by Anonymous on Jul 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Wonderful place! Wonderful owners
by Art on Jul 2020
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Service Received: 1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage with Iliana B.
Wow! First time here and a great choice. Super nice people. Iliana is very personable and professional and the Deep Tissue massage was the best. I definitely have found my go to place for a great massage .
by Anonymous on Jul 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
Friendly, kind, pleasant atmosphere.
by Anonymous on Jul 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
See below
by Jane on Jul 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Very clean and attractive rooms. Good tempersture. Pleasant .music, friendly reception
by Anonymous on Jul 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
Iliana's "deep" (as in deep-tissue) was the best I've had. Her head/scalp massage at the end was incredible!! Everything was clean & professional. SO happy to have found them!
by Lindsey on Jul 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
Rick and Iliana are amazing! The atmosphere is so relaxing.
by jerry on Jun 2020
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Service Received: 1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage with Rick B.
Loved the whole experience
by Ashley on Jun 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
Great experience all around!
by Cindy on Jun 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Always professional, took extra measures during Covid to ensure our safety.
by Reneigh on Jun 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
Deep tissue
by Lynette on Mar 2020
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Service Received: 1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage with Rick B.
Great location! Nice, clean office with a peaceful atmosphere!
by Amanda on Mar 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
Always the best experience. I am so thankful to come to such a fine establishment where my well being is the top priority and the amazing owners treat their clients like family! Iliana and Rick are amazing!
by Evie on Mar 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
Perfect
by Anonymous on Mar 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Very knowledgeable
by Lynette on Mar 2020
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Service Received: 1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage with Iliana B.
The location is easy to get to and the office is welcoming!
by Anonymous on Mar 2020
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Service Received: 1 HR Relaxation/Swedish Massage with Iliana B.
Quiet, low lighting; wonderful ambiance.
by Anonymous on Feb 2020
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Service Received: 1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage with Rick B.
Awesome massage
by Anonymous on Feb 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Service was excellent
by Natalie on Feb 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
Genesis Massage is comfortable, inviting and relaxing. It’s easily accessible, parking is plenty and I have looked forward and have been extremely happy with every appointment.
by Andria on Feb 2020
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Service Received: 1 HR Relaxation/Swedish Massage with Iliana B.
I loved the atmosphere
by Larry on Feb 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
nothing
by Anonymous on Feb 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
Great
by Anonymous on Feb 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
Very relaxing.
by Maria on Feb 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
Wonderful!
by Valerie on Feb 2020
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Service Received: 1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage with Iliana B.
The ambiance is relaxing and soothing and enhances your ability to let go of the outside world!
by Anonymous on Feb 2020
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Service Received: THERAPEUTIC THURSDAY with Iliana B.
Excellent therapy! Will be back soon!
by Kathy on Jan 2020
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Service Received: 1 HR Relaxation/Swedish Massage with Iliana B.
Great people and very professional!
by Anonymous on Jan 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Attention to detail!!
by Anonymous on Jan 2020
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Loved it !
by Anonymous on Dec 2019
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Service Received: 1 HR Relaxation/Swedish Massage with Iliana B.
Absolutely fantastic!
by Anonymous on Dec 2019
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Could have been smoother.
by Taylor on Dec 2019
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Service Received: 1 HR Relaxation/Swedish Massage with Iliana B.
Very professional and good at what she does. Thoroughly enjoyed my session. Neck and shoulders feel 100% better!
by Julie on Dec 2019
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
Amazing they are phenomenal! And knew exactly what to do to help me!
by Anonymous on Dec 2019
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
I always get a great massage from Rick!!!
by Jim on Dec 2019
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Quiet location, clean and inviting.
by Katie on Nov 2019
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Service Received: 1 HR Relaxation/Swedish Massage with Iliana B.
Very professional and a very nice massage room.
by Julia on Nov 2019
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Nice new facility. Very clean and inviting
by Linda on Nov 2019
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
It was wonderful! It was so relaxing and I relieved so much stress. It was a beautiful room and amazing owners. It really made my day so much better. I will see you guys again!
by Anonymous on Nov 2019
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Service Received: 1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage with Rick B.
Great job! I was way past due to come in and was so relaxed for the rest of the day.
by Paul on Nov 2019
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Great experience. Felt Great afterwards.
by Christy on Nov 2019
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Service Received: 1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage with Rick B.
Very nice, clean, professional, and knowledgeable
by Anonymous on Nov 2019
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
I tried Genesis for a special introductory rate, but I will definitely go back! The room was so relaxing and well-appointed, the music was soft and well-chosen, and I could tell special care was taken to make the ambiance relaxing and nice. I loved the little bench right under the head bar, that allowed my hands to rest! I have never seen one of those, and it was very comfortable. Overall, great experience.
by Anonymous on Nov 2019
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by Karen on Nov 2019
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
Very pleasant, professional environment.
by Karol on Nov 2019
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Service Received: 1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage with Rick B.
Great job.
by Anonymous on Oct 2019
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Service Received: Bodywork with Rick B.
room was a little cool at first; wish massage oil could be warmed

Business response:

Thank you for your feedback. We have found a way to resolve this issue and able to warm our lotion. We hope to see you again soon.

by Karol on Oct 2019
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
The “reception” area could use a chair just in case a client needs to wait for a few minutes.
by Julio on Oct 2019
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
the place is nice and clean and very relaxing.
by Allen on Oct 2019
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Service Received: 1 HR Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage with Rick B.
Nice, clean and easy to get to.
by Anonymous on Oct 2019
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Service Received: Bodywork with Iliana B.
Lliana was fantastic. I highly recommend Genesis.
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Genesis Massage

723 Washington St NW

Unit 4

Gainesville , GA 30501 map it

Phone: (770) 580-4443