“it's a really romantic room which separated us from everybody else, my husband loved it, we had great relaxing session.”
“What a great place!”
“would go back again in a heartbeat - by far, this is the best spa for a massage in all of Manhattan!”
“It was our anniversary day and my husband's first massage ever, the staff recommended us to take the couples room, Oh.”
“great service, best value”
“The massage is still the best in NYC, but recently, perhaps as they got busier and more popular, the 60 minute treatments have been cut 5-10 minutes short.”
I love Graceful Services.
I actually worked at Graceful Services for a couple of weeks back in like, 2005. The job wasn't right for me, but when I started getting upper back pain a few years later, they became my saving grace!
After trying out a few more expensive places that charged between $90 and $120 for an hour on the table, I remembered that in 2005, Graceful Services charged $60 for the hour. In 2008, it was still the same. I now go at least once a month. They seem to be almost always open (hours are 10 am to 10 pm) and if I'm in a lot of pain, I can call the day of and get a time that I want. With many places I found that I had to call a week or more in advance to get a time I wanted. By downsizing the glitz you get at a spa, Graceful Service is able to squeeze in more beds and therefore, more clients. It is a no frills operation. For those who like the spa atmosphere, this isn't it. Your room is literally just the bed with a foot of space surrounding it, separated from the other beds by a curtain. But if you want a good strong massage, you won't be disappointed.
My one gripe would be the hot towels used...because they don't have a locker room or showers, you get a kind of wipe down with wet towels when your massage is over, to get rid of the oil. The last time I went, the towels used were SO hot, I felt like I was getting third degree burns. It was pretty excruciating. But then, they take the towels off, and you're suddenly freezing with just the sheet over you. So that's a little odd, but I guess better than spending the rest of the day with oils all over your body.
All in all, Graceful Services is a great, inexpensive place to go to de-stress. I've recommended it to many of my friends who have also loved the experience.
Not for Spa-goers. This spa is not worth all the hype. There are many more inexpensive spas that have more room / amenities and obviously many more costly ones that actually feel like you're being pampered. This place just made me feel like I was cheap and reminded me that some things are worth paying more for.
Clean. If you are looking for a cheap, clean massage...graceful services is a fantastic spot! The massage is on point and you will leave quite relaxed. I would recommend going in to check it out!
Too cheap services.
I did massage and facial .
but not profestional.
too small and tight space, times not right. you need to watch out. can't relaxing. too rough.
I'm never go back again.
Very Good Massage but Watch Your time .... Massage was very good. Place a little cramped and they are definitley cheating on time. I paid for an hour but got 45 minutes of massage. I know it takes time to get ready for a massage and after to get dressed but I was there for my 3 o'clock and was out of the room before 4. Been to other spas and they give you what you pay for. Overall the massage was good and people were very friendly. Watch the time
The WORST wax EVER!!!.
I have been to many places in the city and elsewhere for waxing and have NEVER had as horrible an experience as I did at this place. First of all, it took forever--over 2 hours--which is ridiculous! Second, it was incredibly painful--and no, I don't mean normal painful the way it is every time you get waxed. To top it all off, it wasn't even a thorough job!
I have never posted a review before and really felt like I had to to try to save someone else from a horrible, horrible experience. Definitely would NOT go back for any service.
All around bad place for a massage.
I was very disappointed with my recent experience at Graceful Services. I was expecting a little more for my money considering this an "award winning" spa. The website pictures are very deceiving, so definitely don't expect the relaxing decor or environment that is portrayed. The room was insanely cramped and it took me a while to figure out that I needed to put my plastic box of belongings under the massage bed. There was no room to just put it on the floor, so that was an interesting task. The "rooms" are separated by curtains and I could literally see the impresson of the masseuse next door as she manuevered around the cramped spot. Although there was relaxing music, it was usually muffled by the loud noises in the hallway and the hot stone treatment in the room next door, which was very distracting.
The massage in general was not good, to put it nicely. I'm not sure if it was the environment, but I just couldn't get comfortable. Like the woman who posted before me, I have scoliosis and this masseuse just couldn't get it right. I'm actually in more pain now, than I was when I went in.
I definitely do not recommend this place. Spend a little more money and go to a spa where they have real rooms and better trained masseurs.
Really not that good.
Not quire sure why it's award winning when you get the same massage everytime, regardless of what you tell them before hand. I have scoliosis, so massage therpay is regular for me, and I find that they never focus on your knots here. They have this routine they all do, and that's all they do. They can djust the pressure, but they don't really understand much about pressure points to deal with various knots or issues - or at least they havent proven so in any of my treatments. They might touch on a knot, but they're not very dedicated to getting rid of it.
English is not their forte, so sometimes it's like talking to a brick wall. Cheap and cheerful, but not very well customized to your needs.
My fav place in the city!. I go to Graceful Services once a week. Being that I am planning a wedding, I get so stressed out and it seems like everyone really knows what they are doing at the spa. No, it doesn't have the best "look", but it's the best massage I have ever had and I am lucky I can afford it so often!!
Thank you for coming to GS. Thank you for the good review. We will try the best to serve people, make people feel relaxed at Graceful Services.
amazing massage. i had a 2 hour treat - hot stone massage and a swedish massage .. it was amazing! great price, very relaxing atmosphere, and wonderful service! felt like i was walking on air for the rest of the day!
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