Beauty >Green Tea Massage & Acupuncture
240 E 28th St, New York, NY | Directions 1001640.741048 -73.979287
Neighborhoods: Kips Bay, Midtown
Neat, Clean and Cozy Spa – I am visiting Green Tea since 2006 to get relieve from my chronic back pain, and every time it works. I found this place neat and clean with cozy environment; staff is very professional and courteous. Prices for their services are great. I also love their complementary green tea as well
Beware of the bathroom – OK, i am not a massage snob, i don't need to be in a fancy place to enjoy a massage - but this place shocked me into writing a review.
I decided to give it a try because of all the stars it got on web reviews, and the prices aren't too bad. When i got there and saw the sign and entrance, i felt a little less relaxed, but hey, one should not judge a book by its cover, so i went through with it and went in. The place looks nothing like the pictures you see here, but to their credit, the sectioned off massage areas (divided by curtains) look tidy and clean enough - definitely no frill - but not scary either.
The massage itself was ok, not great, but definitely not bad. The gentleman who did my massage was professional and kept asking if it was ok (though i was a bit surprised that it was a "he" and not a "she" - i am so used to getting a "she" - but that's ok, i don't really have a problem with it). I chose a combo of 1 hr body and 30 min foot, but got about 10 mins of foot and i guess 80 mins or so of body (a bit disappointed if you are looking forward to a full 30 min of foot).
Anyway, here's the mood killer: afterward, i went to the bathroom to wash up. BIGGEST mistake ever. Bathrooms in McDonalds seems like a treat comparing to this one. It was tight - i can barely turn around and i am considered a relatively thin person (I wear a size 6). On top of that, the wooden door doesn't have a handle, you have to stick your fingers through a HOLE (which used to house a doorknob it looks like) in order to pull/slide it close. The counter where the sink resides is not "done" - you see tile cracks and rust stains, etc. The bathroom itself may not be dirty, but it certainly gives off a very dirty feeling - and any relaxation you might have gotten during the massage just gone POOF! once inside this bathroom. I am hoping the owner(s) read this review and fix this so future customers won't be so disappointed and grossed out after their massage. If i have seen the bathroom before getting the massage, i might have just walked out.
A hole in the wall....but GREAT massages – I've been to Green Tea twice because of neck and back pain. I've gone directly after work, and never had to wait. While the place is extremely small, it's clean and their massages are fabulous. I get massages only when I'm in back pain, and both times after the massages, I am so relaxed and ready for a long nap. Very nice people, and how many places can you find an hour massage for $48 bucks!!!
Excellent Massage – Went to Green Tea for a full body massage this week. It was excellent. I highly recommend this place for your next massage. The massage was performed with the perfect amount of streghth. Neck, upper back, lower back, legs, feet all done well. I still feel refreshed and it's been 2 days.
With the Help of City Search – I always make my shopping and marketing decision with the help of net and most of the time I rely on City Search Guide where the user?s reviews are so help full.
Other day, I was not feeling alright, bit tired and my sinus(nasal congestion) were killing me especially my forehead, around my nose and around my eye circles constant pain was bothering me a lot. So I decided to have Massage and Facial to get some relief from this pain, with the City Search listing Guide and public reviews help I end up at Green Tea Spa for Facial and Massage. Another attraction was pretty reasonable Prices too.
When I got there I met with a certified Thai Yoga Massage specialist. I discussed with her my situation and I explained to her what I am looking for, I also told her I have off and on sinus problem and I practice yoga but many days I haven?t practice because of some personal issues . She suggested instead of regular massage and regular facial I should have Thai Yoga Massage and Hot Stone Facial. This gonna help you to relieve some sinus pressure as well.
As session begin I kept asking question about Thai Yoga Massage and Hot Stone and I realized my therapist was so knowledge full about her profession I was highly admired by this lady?s skill and techniques.
Her Job and professional know how was amazing and I learned a lot in this session. As we were done with the Hot stone facial I was amazed that my face had buttery touch and my forehead and eye circles which are always bit swollen because of sinus were pain free and I felt like a totally new person. This Ninety Minutes session flown by in a blink of an eye. I wish I could afford my time. I also found out only few places offer real Thai Yoga Massage and Green Tea is one of them, I believe the BEST ONE.
Good Spa to Visit. – I am a person who doesn?t care much about surrounding, but other day I saw a review about Green Tea Spa which spark me to bring the fact about this place. I am visiting this spa about three years and I have found my therapist very professional, place always cozy and clean and their Massage therapy is very helpful to my chronic back pain. I always recommend this place to all my family and friends.
Like light touches? Don't mind noise? Give this place a try – * Noise: HIGH, ranging from Green Tea workers, to people who walk pass the place on the street, to the people who live upstairs stomping the floor
* Clearness: Clean, but not clean or tidy enough.
* Massage: OK, I would not go back. I get massages on a regular basis. I like deep tissue massages and good reflexology. I don't think my masseuse knew reflexology at all. THE BEST PART IS... about 10 minutes before my session was over, my masseuse went on to work on an other customer because they are running short on staff. The casher finished it off with cold hands!!!!
* Rooms: Partitioned with painted ply-wood. Very little room for the masseuse to move around
Thank you BOSS. It is true that Customer is always right, Whatever they want or complain, services company should always try their best to come up with better services, though noting is perfect in this world but still could be improved, and we will keep trying.
Hihg Quality Massage and Facial – I have been several massage places, but at Green Tea Spa, they have great massage and facial.
They did a wonderful job and I came out from green spa with a totally refreshed and healthier feelings. Both massage and facial were high quality. I am definitely going back there over and over again.
Great Massage and Value – This was one of the best massages I have ever gotten... and the cheapest! Very nice and professional staff as well. The only down side is that the space is very small and not very "elegant." But it was very clean, and besides, the massage is so good you'll quickly forget where you are. I will definitely be back.
Good Value – This was my first time every getting a massage. My boyfriend and I went to get a couple's massage. We called ahead and made reservations. When we arrived the ladies were very nice and we only had to wait a few minutes and then we able to go right in. The place was very warm so we didnt feel cold when we got undressed. the place is small, there are about 4 rooms. There curtains for doors. The massage was good and relaxing. There was nice music playing in the background. We both really enjoyed them. Only thing was you could hear the people walking and talking in the hall and hear the people nxt door. But, overall it was a good experience. The prices cannot be beat.
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