Day Spas >Graceful Spa
205 W 14th St, New York, NY | Directions 1001140.738833 -74.000002
Neighborhoods: West Village, Downtown
Absolute Best, Best, Best Massage For Cheap – I read all the positive and negative reviews on City Search prior to making my decision to try Graceful. At $120 for 2 hours I had to take my chances. What a great decision! Here's why: For 14 years I've had massages at well known, mid & high priced spas around Manhattan that dazzled me with decor, amenities, and aromatherapy, but were so-so in the massage application. Here, I was dazzled with the massage, which superceded everything else! I plan regular visits here! For anyone reading my review consider this and move FORWARD: Call for an appointment & be specific about your need so there's no confusion, i.e., "$120 for 2 hrs, strong hands-I need deep tissue work, etc..." (it doesn't alter the price). Don't be discouraged by the grafitti on the front door, or unkempt staircase leading to this 2nd floor spa - Don't get me wrong, you will pause, as I did, LOL, but don't let it stop you. Graceful is all about the actual massage, not the decor. Also, smile and be friendly with the young receptionists. That's it. My masseuse was Amy who is tiny in size but has hands of steel! My shoulder muscles were so hard they felt like bone, but she kneaded them steadily to softness, (which probably took all of the first hour)! NEVER has this been done so well! Oh, there are no walls, but curtains between rooms, and there's only 1 bathroom. All that said, don't sweat the small stuff. Keep in mind, three days later, I'm still mush!
Great place.. can't believe it exists! – I went to graceful yesterday for the second time and it keeps getting better. The first time I went, I had the body scrub and body massage. It was amazing and I felt terrific afterward. Yesterday, I had a facial and a body massage. It was much needed and I felt as if I were floating on air. I kept glowing too and my face still feels amazingly soft. I had Jenny yesterday. She was terrific with the body massage! I highly recommend this place. The staff is friendly, the atmosphere isn't amazing but their lower-than-average prices make up for that. The service is great, amazing. I plan to go back very soon!
Best Massage...love it all the time !!!!! – I come here all the time with my boyfriend and I have never been disappointed with the service Ive received. I always get great massages and the massage therapists are really nice and strong. I get a different person every time I go in and they're always very strong and knowledgeable of the body! You should definetely check this place out if you need a great place to relax without spending so much money!
Not Recommended – I went to Graceful Spa for the first time this week for a hot stone massage as part of Spa Week.
For the price, the service was just ok. First, I wish I had known about the layout of the spa; maybe I just didn't read through enough reviews. There are no spa service "rooms;" each spa table is separated from another with a thin curtain, and each portioned off area is no larger than 10'x15'. If you desire privacy, this is not the place for you. You are given a bucket to place your clothes in, and the bucket is placed below the spa table. My rating also is due to my massage therapist -- she didn't ask me what areas I wanted to concentrate on, nor did she spend more than a few seconds on any one area, even my upper back where there were some knots that needed work on. On top of it all, she must have had a cold because she kept coughing and at one point had to leave the "room" to catch her breath.
The experience left me wanting a lot more, and I know I wouldn't be going back.
satidfactory – this isa basic massage place. If u live in the area it willl do , but i would not go ot of your way for it
Excellent massage. Attitudinal receptionist. – What this place lacks in ambiance it makes up for with their excellent massage. For the price I wasn't expecting all that much but I was most pleasantly surprised. My therapist was attentive and communicative, strong yet nuanced and skilled with her touch. I felt like I was walking on air for hours after my treatment. The only downside was the receptionist, she made me feel like I was interrupting some important business of hers when I arrived. Also while I was getting my massage there seemed to be a heavyset reindeer tramping up and down the hallway that I later realized was the very same receptionist. The reindeer effect was caused by her loud, jangling, highly inappropriate, bangle bracelets and her heavy stride. Otherwise I highly recommend this spa.
Amazing hot stone massage, comfortable environment, good prices – Wow -- great massage, made me forget where I was and totally zone out during. Totally loosened up my back and my shoulders after a stressful day. Had the chance to try it out during spa week, and it's not the most glamourous place, but it's nice, comfortable, and very reasonable on their everyday prices ($80 for 1 hour). Cindy was my therapist, would recommend her highly. I've paid much more for less impressive massages at high end resorts and spas.
Amazing massage, Very reasonable price, Super friendly staffs – Ever since my ex introduced me to body massage two years ago, I have been getting a massage every other week at various upscale spas around town. I have never paid less than 100 bucks each time and most of them left me unsatisfied for some reason. When my girl friend told me about her new discovery at Chelsea, I was a bit sketical... At $80 for an hour of full body massage??? How good can that be?
This Sunday, I was utterly surprised. What an amazing massage I had at Graceful. The staffs were very friendly, and the massage was deep and soothing. I felt so good after the massage I couldn't stop smiling. I promised the young lady at the front desk that I would write a review on Citysearch and here I am.
I only wished they have a sauna/steam room like the other spas... But then again, $80 for a great massage, I think I can live without the extras...
unforgettable experience! – Personally I like message very much, I been spa hopping for many years now, from upper west side to lower east side, quite frankly, I almost have discover them all. But actually none of these spas is really worth spending money for, until I find graceful spa, I had a two hour message, therapist is really well train, every step is on target right on the pressure point, also the therapist knows really what you need, from the beginning to the end, place is very clean, especially the room is really nice and comfortable. I think I almost have fell to sleep during the whole time. Price is decent. Receptionist was really friendly. It was an unforgettable experience during the whole process. Definitely worth to go back again!
Great value – I treated my sister and myself to their massage/facial combo, which was a great value. The massage was fantastic. The facial wasn't the best I'd had, but pretty good. There isn't much ambiance, which I didn't mind for the prices I was paying, but they could've done a better job keeping the hallways quieter so guests could enjoy their treatments in peace. If you're looking for atmostphere this place is not for you. But if you just want a great massage and a clean, nice environment, this place is for you. I've been to a lot of spas, and this is one of the best values I've seen in the city.
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