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Massage in New York City

They say the city never sleeps, but it definitely needs to relax here and there with a a massage. NYC traffic alone could cause stress and headaches. Luckily, there are plenty of spas that can provide a relaxing massage. New York is known to be expensive, but lucky for you, we have the best deals out there so that you can get a quality treatment without paying a hefty price tag. Check out some of the best massages in New York City.

Top-Rated Massages in NYC


Better Body Solutions

When it comes to the best therapeutic solutions, Dr. Nick Ungaro is always on the top of the list. Dr. Ungaro goes above and beyond to treat more than just physical pain. He works with patients not only to provide a massage but also a chiropractic stress exam to find innovative solutions to pain.


Ease MedSpa + Wellness

Oftentimes it’s hard to choose a spa because most facilities have similar, if not identical, offerings. But that is not true for Ease MedSpa + Wellness in Midtown Manhattan. In addition to a deep, revitalizing massage, this spa offers add ons that will take your experience to next level relaxation, like a green tea body scrub. Here are some testimonials from customers:


“Exceptional and professional. I was given the best massage Lily. She knows how to get out all the kinks . I would definitely return for more services.” -Tracie C.


“I absolutely LOVED the massage. I expected to only get a scrub down but I received more, Much more.I got and adjustment ,massage,then got a invigorating massage then finally my body scrub. Worth EVERY PENNY! Definitely coming back again!” Rolanda N.


“I had a deep tissue massage with Susan and she really worked out my knots! The place isn't fancy or trendy, but it's clean and they put a little effort in making it a nicer than what you would think of a no-frills salon.” -Caroline L.

Types of Massages


The kinds of massages you can get are pretty much endless, and vary from those that require very little outside of the long, flowing strokes standard to Swedish massage, to types that might incorporate hot stones or aromatherapy oils. Check out our list of most common kinds of massage for a quick explanation of each:



  • Swedish: long kneads are used to ease tension in muscles and help clients relax
  • Deep-tissue: intense kneading techniques are applied to address issues with deep layers of muscle tissue
  • Hot-stone: small heated stones are placed on the client's back to loosen muscles and prime them for kneading
  • Reflexology: a foot massage that manipulates pressure points to address correlating achy or pain-ridden parts of the body
  • Thai: a fully clothed treatment wherein the practitioner puts the client through a series of intense, full-body stretches

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Best Couples Massage

The Couples Spa

The Couples Spa has your back, regardless of if you’re looking for a romantic gift for your partner or just something relaxing to do with a friend. Don’t believe us? Check out some of the rave reviews from real customers.


“The Couples Spa was AMAZING! Their facility was lovely and they have a great location, and it was honestly the best massage I've ever had. the staff was friendly, efficient, and professional, and I will absolutely be returning for couples massages in the future.” Kelley W.


“My boyfriend and I had a fabulous experience here. We were greeted at the door and taken down to our room to change. The massage therapists were really fantastic as well. After our massage, they served us hot tea and we continued our massage in the massage chairs while we drank them.”-Eb


“Amazing place ! Me and my partner couldn’t ask for anything better , the staff is sweet everything is clean and they treat you like majesty ! Will definitely come back for more massages. Great experience.” -KM

All About Swedish Massages


Swedish massage is rooted in Western practices of anatomy and physiology. To perform this type of massage, licensed therapists apply an arsenal of pressure styles that include stroking, kneading, striking, rubbing, and vibrations. Using massage oil to help their strokes glide, they focus the pressure along the muscles that run the length of the body. Here are some of the best spas in NYC to get a Swedish massage:


Best Spa Service Menu

TriBeca Spa of Tranquility

Finding a good spa that’s affordable can be simple. But finding a spot that has all of the basic services AND unique offers is a little bit more difficult. Luckily, TriBeca Spa of Tranquility offers the usual lineup of spa services as well as a few unusual finds. You have your basic massages and facials but also some more  eclectic procedures, like ionithermie treatments employ galvanic and faradic currents to tone and detoxify bodies.

Best Foot Massages

Real New Yorkers commute, and as a result, real New Yorkers tend to have sore feet. Thankfully, the city is full of spas that offers some of the best and most relaxing foot massages. Here are some of our favorite spas for when your dogs are barking:




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