An hour-long massage induces the clearheadedness and rubberiness necessary to achieve higher productivity, contagiously relax those around you, or finally beat Galaga. Space out the fibrous muscles of your bodily galaxy with today’s deal: for $49, you get your choice of a 60-minute hot-stone, congestion, or tech thumb and neck massage (an $80 value) at either of two serene sister spas—Graceful Services on 2nd Avenue or Graceful Spa 56 on 56th Street. If you choose to redeem your Groupon at the 2nd Avenue location, you will also receive 15 minutes in Graceful Services' sauna ($15, for a total value of up to $95).
The tandem spas offer guests a bevy of relaxing services, including the three massages available with this Groupon. The hot-stone massage offers an energizing, toxin-wicking wade through peaceful plains via smooth stones aligned on key meridian points of the back. The congestion massage—ideal for alleviating autumn allergies and conifer trees lodged in the sinuses—grants generous attention to the back, chest, and face by infusing strokes with essential tea-tree, eucalyptus, and camphor oil. For finer sensorial stoppages, guests can elect the tech thumb and neck massage, an acupressure-based massage that combines specifically placed pressure and traditional techniques across the upper back, shoulders, neck, and hands.
In line with the Graceful mantra, each treatment takes place in a large room, where patrons are perched atop heated, padded massage tables arranged and divided by flowing curtains and ambient energy fields. The cozy atmosphere creates a serene escape on par with living life trapped in a beach-themed screensaver. Clients are sure to walk out of Graceful with renewed energy and a newfound appreciation for the versatility of fingers that doesn’t involve puppets or tickling llamas.
- Their talents lie in giving therapeutic massage, which eases out stiffness and tension and muscle tightness and pain. – SoreNoMore, Citysearch
Within Graceful Services, rows of heated, padded massage tables relax tired torsos before therapists' hands sweep over muscles using Chinese deep-tissue, Swedish, and shiatsu massage techniques. The custom sessions aims to unblock pent-up chi—the energy source believed to be linked to muscular discomfort and weak tennis serves. Acupuncture sessions realign misguided energy flows and trigger pressure points to reduce stress, and body scrubs and facial services invigorate worn skin with cleansing nutrients.