Welcome to
A Better Massage

The experts in stress 

and pain relief

2727 NW 43rd Street Gainesville, FL

About Us


A Gainesville Community partner since 1997

Our mission is to provide a high quality, personalized massage        in a cozy, comfortable environment, at a fair price.  

Established 22 years in the same location we  are proud to say many medical professionals in our community refer their clients to us.  They recognize our knowledge, skill set, our passion for wellness and have witnessed the positive results of our work. We hope you will allow us to be a part of your well being and health care team. Thank you for considering us! 


Experienced Skilled Therapists Who Care

Marlena Berkow, owner of A Better Massage has over 22 years of hands on experience as a massage therapist. Our staff is friendly, knowledgeable, exceptionally caring and skilled in therapeutic massage. Each therapist has their specialties but everyone is trained in deep tissue, medical and relaxation massage as well as injury recovery and stress reduction. We consult, research and continually educate ourselves to provide our clients the best care.


Our Hours and Prices

Monday-Friday:    10:00am-7:00pm

Saturday:                10:00am-4:30pm

30 minutes: $40

45 minutes: $55

60 minutes: $70

75 minutes: $85

 90 minutes: $100

120 minutes: $140

Call for your preferred appointment time. 

Our Massages


Our Signature

A customized massage designed to suit your specific needs. Any number of styles from Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Swedish, Sports or Lymphatic massge will be incorporated and may also include Trigger Point, Neuromuscular or Cranial Sacral therapy. We offer complimentary hot packs and scented balms or oils with each massage. Based on your input your therapist will create the perfect massage to soothe, relieve and revive  your body, mind and spirit.



Hot Stone

Melt away your tension with smooth, heated basalt stones an ancient healing therapy. This style of massage penetrates deep, increasing circulation and easing muscle stiffness. Perfect for relieving those buried aches & pains. Add $10 to any massage time.                                     



Mommy & Me

Prenatal massage is designed to provide comfort and relief to mommy & baby. Massage decreases swelling of the legs and arms, eases tension in  your shoulders, low back and hips and helps mommy relax. We use special pregnancy cushions to provide comfort and safety for both you and your baby.  $70/60 minutes       


Massage Services Treatments and Therapies

Deep Tissue Massage

Swedish Massage

Sports Massage

Prenatal Massage

Couples Massage

Lymphatic Drainage

Myofascial Release

Neuro Muscular Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy

Cranial Sacral Therapy


Kinesio Taping

Hot /Ice Packs

Special Offer

Mention this website coupon for $5 OFF your first visit with us!

Insurance and Payments Accepted

We accept and will file all eligible Health Insurance. We accept all forms of payment; cash, check, all major credit cards and health spending account cards (HSA/Flex)