Spas >Athena Spa
32 E 31st St, New York, NY | Directions 1001640.745700 -73.983972
Neighborhoods: Midtown South Central, Midtown
Very nice and a good massage! – I've gone here a few times now and I'm always satisfied with the cleanliness of the establishment and the competency of the massage therapists. A great spot and I've found them (at $80) to be reasonable compared with some other spas in the midtown area.
Luxury Spa – I like to go there at least once a week. Once i get there i can just relax and enjoy the life. If I could stay there forever, I definitely would
Horrible Experience – What a waste of 84 dollars. I got there and the masseuse didn't even ask my name or offer hers, she didn't ask me if i had any medical problems or aches that she should be aware of, she did not ask me about the type of pressure i like all she did was get on top of my back and press down hard.
I was soooo disturbed that I want to call the manager and get my money back!
wow!! – I go here all the time, and If you want a quick, in-and-out massage, that's fine, but i'd recommend giving yourself some extra time to enjoy the beautiful steam room and igloo sauna. there's no limit to how much time you can spend there, and i found that the massage is much better if you've relaxed for a while in the steam and heat. loosens the muscles and makes your mind more tranquil.
I usually get the combo massage/body scrub. we all know what a massage is, but have you ever had one of these body scrubs?? they're incredible. it's not that the treatment itself if luxurious or anything, but afterward you'll want everyone to touch your skin, because it's so unbelievably fresh and soft!
afterward i take another long hot shower and relax again in the sauna and steam rooms. so relaxing!
this place is great. they're very sweet and the prices are a steal, which is good, because i'm addicted to the body scrubs....
Regal Treatment – At some spas you feel sort of like a commodity, like you're part of an indifferent relaxation machine. Know what i mean? Like the staff is just going through the motions. But at Athena i felt like a VIP from beginning to end (why did it have to end??) and I had such a relaxing, luxurious time.
The steam room is beautiful and the showers and everything else is immaculate. At first I wasn't sure what to make of the igloo sauna--I'd never seen anything like it before--but after 5 minutes I was hooked. Even after my massage I went back inside for a long time to let the warm floor relax my back even more. Oh yeah, the massage was wonderful. She was really attentive and skilled, and I can't remember getting a better massage, especially for such a reasonable price.
Next time I'm going to try the body scrub.
feel so good – excellent massage
it was very comfortable
oh, their saunas are just great!
its like must try!!
DON'T GO HERE -- unless you want to waste money – Quite frankly, I am shocked at how many good reviews this spa has gotten on this site and was fooled by them when I made an appt here. I went in for a 60-minute Swedish massage with my roommate on a Sunday night around 6pm. The place was completely empty. They escorted us to a "dressing room" to change and I use quotations because it was just an open area where everybody walks by that happens to have lockers. After explaining to the employees that my roommate and I (straight females) didn't want to get a couples massage, we were taken into separate rooms but the doors to the rooms were left open the entire time so we could hear each other talking. There wasn't any relaxing music. Normally, at professional salons, the masseuse will leave the room while you position yourself under the sheet but here, the woman insisted on helping you take your robe off and back on (again -door open) and stayed in the room which was very awkward and unneccessary. The massage, if I can even call it that, was by far the worst I have ever gotten. It basically consisted of her just pressing down on my body over the sheet. Then after 20 minutes of that, it consisted of her bending my arms and legs in strange ways and then pressing down on my body over the sheet. At one point, she CLIMBED ON TOP OF ME and straddled me while I was laying face down in the bed! THERE WASN'T EVEN ANY OIL USED until the last 3 minutes where she worked on my back but even that was awful and unrelaxing because her little hands were massaging way too quickly (felt more like pinching). Afterwards, they help you put your robe back on (WEIRD) and escort you to sit in the steam room but I was so freaked out, I couldn't get out of there fast enough. My roommate had the same bad experience. This is the first time I've ever written any sort of review as I usually give places the benefit of the doubt and hardly find use in complaining, but really wanted to warn people of how unprofessional this place is
Athena was amazing – I had the best experience at Athena. The atmosphere was inviting and cozy, and I felt completely comfortable. Both the dry sauna and the steam sauna were heavenly. My massage was fabulous, I had a lot of tension in my neck and shoulders walking in for my appointment and felt 100 times better on my way out. I will go back to Athena for my next massage.
The most relaxed and pleasant I have felt in a long time! – This was by far the best spa I have ever been to anywhere, including Miami and Los Angeles. The staff were so sweet and friendly and attentive; I felt like royalty. I entered in a daze of tension and left feeling completely rejuvenated with table shower, body scrub and 1 hour shiatsu massage. The pristine surroundings are cozy and spacious, the igloo steam room refreshing and every square inch of the place is impeccably scrubbed. I'm still glowing! Go there now.
The best place in NYC – Amazing, Amazing and again Amazing! I've been to so many spas in the city starting from upscale Red Door to underground parlors in Chinatown, but I I tell you as a fact, this place rocks!!! I took their special of 1.5 hour body scrub and massage for $100, and was surprised with the finest perfomance of massuse/scrubber... it felt like I was getting $400-$500 treatment in top noch spa. This place features a steam room, showers, magical massage tables and a jade sana. The Korean workers are super friendly and nice. The place is clean and fancy. Go there now!
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