122 2nd Ave 2nd Fl, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.732254 -73.987411
Neighborhoods: Downtown, East Village
Professional, clean, soothing & great value – Working long hours on my feet and overall stress has created plenty of painful knots in my upper and lower back. I was fortunate enough to stumble upon Asclepius for a soothing full body massage. At $48/hr, it is an amazing value for a professional, calming experience.
Place of healing – I discovered Asclepius upon recommendation of friends who had been seeing Dr. Tsui for some time and live in the neighborhood. I value their advice, so going in to the office I already knew that I was in good hands, and have been pleased for so many reasons. Not just because Dr. Tsui healed me of a gyn issue that I had discovered a few months ago, but because I feel that she is a true holistic health practitioner, who injects kindness and a sense of warmth into her practice. Just being there is a healing session in and of itself. I have been to other acupuncturists, in all different neighborhoods, and some highly "prestigious" with waiting rooms filled, but none have cared for me the way Dr. Tsui has. She is generous with the amount of needles she uses and her treatments last much longer than what I had previously experienced with other acupuncturists who would literally rush me out of the door after 15 minutes. This is a no-frills, clean place with a sense of warmth, which is a key ingredient to initiate any healing process. I use the time spent during my sessions to meditate and be grateful, so I always walk out feeling good.
My New Massage Place! – I've only been to more expensive 'spas' in Manhattan for massages. I've had swedish massages, hot stone, and deep tissue. Not only were they over $100 for 50-60 minutes, they were not the most satisfying. I was finally interested in trying one of the many Chinese massage & reflexology places that's popped up all over Chinatown and Lower Manhattan, but was worried about safety & cleanliness.
Fortunately, I found Asclepius. I was there on Saturday morning for a massage: called when they opened and they gave me an appt 40 mins later. The prices are comparable to those scarier-looking places at $48 for 60 minutes. The place was clean, simply appointed, but comfortable. There was a heat lamp in my room which my masseuse turned on for me since I arrived just 40 minutes after they opened. This will be great when the weather is cooler.
I liked that my masseuse informed me of what she was doing. First thing she did was asked if I preferred medium or firm pressure. When she began, she told me she was just warming up and loosening up my muscles. Then she asked me what I wanted her to work on and off she went. She was excellent and used all sorts of techniques to remove the knots in my neck, shoulders and back. She was familiar with how the muscles were connected so she worked on areas of my back that I didn't point out, but proved to have an effect on the places where I had tension.
I was surprised that she asked me to strip completely-even my underwear. For a full body massage, they will actually massage the sides of your behind! I didn't really get a full body massage since I needed so much work on my back and since I kept my underwear on (had my period), I didn't get the full effect of the butt massage.
Another word of warning: pay in cash. They apply some sort of service charge for using credit cards. One more thing, after 10 visits, your 11th one is free. Go!!
Great, relaxing atmosphere, but better yet...it works!!! – I went at first because I had not had my menses in 8 months and no gynecologyst could find a reason why...so after five sessions in Asclepius, I did!!! The way they treat you there is more than excellent! Great humane and friendly vibes all the time!!! Extremely clean and a tranquil atmosphere...I would definitely recomend it to anyone and everyone!
Dr. Tsui is great! – I have had a few visits to Asclepius and I highly recommend it. As other reviewers have noted, it's a no-frills place but is very clean and gives you a nice feeling when you walk inside. And really, how fancy should an acupuncture office be? It's about the treatment.
Dr. Tsui is a very skilled acupuncturist--I've been to a couple others who aren't so swift with the needling. She places them quickly and then you get to drift off into a really nice sleep. I like the fact that she specializes in treating women, but i'm sure she's great with men also. Even though she isn't chatty (i think we sometimes equate good treatment with a lot of talk) you can tell she is very caring of her patients and really knows how to pick up on comfort/discomfort levels.
I had one accupressure massage. It's intense! If you want to get some serious kinks worked out, give it a try.
If you have been thinking about trying acupuncture or are looking for a new person, definitely try out Dr. Tsui...i leave there feeling really great!
Fantastic experience! – I have been receiving acupuncture treatments in various geographic locations for about ten years now. I have had numerous ailments effectively treated via this method. I recently relocated to NYC and was searching for a new therapist. I used citysearch in hopes of finding a reputable one. From the moment I walked in to Asclepius Acupuncture & Massage I had a good, calm feeling. The office is simple but, clean and peaceful. The entire staff was kind and friendly. The acupuncture treatment was gentle and effective. I also had a fantastic massage. The already competitive prices are discounted if you buy five at a time. I was so pleased that I pre-paid for my next five treatments. I highly recommend Asclepius Acupuncture & Massage to anyone.
kind staff, gentle doctor – I've been seeing Dr. Tsui for acupuncture and she is incredibly gentle and kind. My treatments so far have all been positive, so I guess I can say I'm feeling the benefits! She greets me by name and asks how I am feeling ecah time I come in. The office is neat and clean, without a lot of bells and whistles, and the staff is very friendly. It's a very low-key office and they are willing to work with your insurance, which is great as I hate talking (or waiting forever on the phone) with those folks. The language barrier can sometimes be an issue, but they all understand "ouch!" when a needle hits a particularly sensitive spot! For those who are interested in trying acupuncture out, I would try this place for a first time!
Editorial Review – Licensed acupuncturist specializes in Chinese acupressure and massage therapies.
Great Acupuncturist, Peaceful Environment – My job requires a lot of stress, so I often feel stiffness in my neck and shoulder. Acturally, I was refered by my friend Lucy, who's been a patient of Dr. Tsui for several years. I came to her for 3 times, and it worked like magic. Besides, I will also recommend the very relaxing massage. the environment is very quite and clean and the staff is very friendly.
Great massage - plus acupuncture with care! – I went in to try a massage. The female massage therapist(s) were busy - so I took a foot massage from the man - I think his name is Jerry. I hope I don't sound sexist but I prefer to get a massage from a female - however the massage was great. I lay back, closed my eyes and drifted into a relaxed stupor. The place seems new (or newly redone) It's tough to spot because it's in the Ukranian Sports Club building - but it's a totally seperate business The massage rooms have curtains on the doors (but still felt private) but the acupuncture treatment rooms were fully private with doors. It was quiet (except the relaxy music) When I was done with the massage my legs felt 10 lbs lighter -the acupuncturist, Dr. Tsui spoke to me and asked "How was it?" We got to talking and I told her about my shoulder pain - she talked me into trying acupuncture - I was scared at first (a littlew - seems silly - a big guy like me) but it barely hurt at all- a tiny pinch when she put in the needles- but otherwise I wouldn't have known they were there if I didn't look over and see them . She got me comfortable and put on some kind of heat lamp for about a half hour coming in a couple of times to check on me. That was one of the things that made me feel like giving a good review is that she really seemed to care about my condition and health. The pain in my shoulder didn't go away completely but it was less and the shoulder felt less stiff. I will be going back for more treatments and I will probably combine them with a massage. It did not cost much. I think my insurance will cover the acupuncture - I would highly recommend this placefor those with aches and pains - and I think I would come here when I'm healthier just for the massage- because of the quality, the atmosphere, the price and the convenience. I hope others try it - I want them to stay in business so, selfishly they will be here for me. I hope this is helpful.
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