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1095 Second Ave., 2nd Fl., nr. E. 58th St. (Midtown East)
New York, NY
(1) 212-593-9904 | www.gracefulservices.com
SERVICESMassages; facials; body treatments; waxing; acupuncture
PRICE (60 MIN. SWEDISH, DEEP TISSUE, CHINESE TUINA MASSAGE)USD 80
SUBWAYLexington Ave.-59th St. (N, Q, R); 59th St. (4, 5, 6)
Free of all the bells and whistles of many other places, this spa gets straight down to the business of doing what they do best: massage. There's a slightly clinical feel, but it reassures you that you're in the hands of professionals. Most areas are separated by curtains (not walls), so if you prefer more privacy, you might want to spring for an individual private room or couple's room. They're very clean and efficient here, and they will untie all the knots in your muscles with a combination of the best techniques of Eastern and Western massage practices applied in one signature treatment.
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WHY WE LIKE IT
They get the job done. There isn't much pampering, but it's nice to know you're paying exclusively for the quality of the services. And the reasonable price tag means that you can keep going back, guilt free!
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
Sometimes the temperature could use a little regulation: it tends to be too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer.
GOOD TO KNOW
Walk-ins are accepted, subject to availability. Beware that they may hop up on the table and walk (or crawl) on your back, so if you are uncomfortable with that type of activity, you should stay away.
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