“While the massages were nice, the wait and ambiance was ruined by the annoying”
“To start off my afternoon, I had The Marriage of Figaro massage--a delicious blend of chocolate and fig oils used with yummy heat packs to warm the muscles.”
“We were a party of 6 and they made half of us wait while the other half got done - had we known this in advance we wouldnt have gone here (or if the drinks were what we were promised, the waiting wouldnt have been so bad).”
“After our massages we had these really decadent pedicures with all kinds of yummy scrubs.”
“They really know the place inside and out and can guide you through the creative menu expertly!”
“If you're a guy and need a good quality massage or you want to really impress your girl this is the place to go.”
“love this place and will be back in a month!”
“Everyone I have ever brought here, has raved about the wonderful services and second to none customer service.”
“she was an amazing therapist and the massage was worth the extra money but not the extra time.”
“The massage was good, but I noticed it was only 45 minutes instead of 1 hour.”
I was very impressed with Just Calm Down and the amazing treatment that I received! Their Jewelicious facial was just I needed to chase away the winter blues! The staff/service was wonderful and I definitely plan on visiting again to check out more of their yummy treatments!
* Pros: Relaxing, Professional, Fun
For $130 Mani/Pedi, where's the beef?.
We signed up for a discounted Mani/Pedi special through Groupon. I admit that we were expecting a lot for a $130 mani/pedi. What we got was a just ok mani/pedi.
When I called to make the appointment, I was rushed off the phone. Upon arrival, we were seated on not just a threadbare couch in the reception area, but one with holes in it. We then were asked to fill out some forms and choose from a menu of wonderful sounding mani/pedi combos. We both chose one that stated it included a seaweed wrap and a tropical fruit punch. We were then taken into a fairly public, not quiet or calming area, to have the treatments. They descirbe the ambiance as "french cafe", but it was basically very uncomfortable wicker chairs and metal tables, not those nice massage, spa bath chairs. We never got what I'd call any kind of seaweeed wrap. We got your basic mani/pedi. I guess the wrap was the moisturizer they put on for a few minutes and covered with seran wrap. By almost the end of the service, we had not received our "tropical drink" as described in their menu. When I asked about it, they didn't know what I was talking about, and finally brought some mediocre lemonade. The minute the last coat of polish was put on, the manicurists disappeared. No help with any little smudges, or taking off the little foam sandles and getting your shoes back on.
All in all, I can get a much nicer experience around the corner from my house which includes a $15 manicure with a 10 minute massage. Thank goodness we didn't pay the full price of $130 because the experience was mediocre for a normally priced mani/pedi.
My Favourite Spa Of All!!!. That's right! Run, Don't walk!!! I'm a Spa and beauty editor and I just love this place and especially people who work there!!! Due to my work I have to try a lot of places but I always come back to this one for my routine treatments. My first time at this Spa was a couple of years ago when we were working on the article about Just Calm Down and their sweet mani/pedi services. I became a regular client since then. Romeo is the best massage therapist on earth, and Anastasia does the best facials there, plus her waxing takes 7-10 minutes which is very convenient for my busy schedule. Go to Esther for nails. I have to tell you I just melt in their golden hands. And keep in mind: the most of the services done with organic ingredients! And the place itself is so pretty. It is a jewel of a spa indeed. I strongly recommend it to everybody
Best Spa in NYC. The below review is pretty tacky and I feel sorry for someone who appears so unhappy. Just Calm Down is the best Spa I have ever been to and I have been to spas all over the world. I have been going there for six years. The mani-pedis are amazing.The list of choices goes on forever. Your feet feel like puffy clouds when they are finished. The room is beautiful!!! When I am there, I feel like I am being pampered in a garden cafe in Europe. My weekly water bed massage is also pretty fantastic. The owner and her staff go out of their way to make you feel special. If they are running late they always take extra special care of you. Just Calm Down is the place to go! Treat yourself for the holidays and always!
Sex and the City Chic. Last week I went there to get a massage and a pedicure, and really it was the best experience ever. I loved the atmosphere and the way the staff made me feel. I felt awesome after my services. My back feels like a million bucks! I was so glad that my therapist really listened to my issues and addressed them all. I loved it so much that I added an additional half hour. My pedicure was also very relaxing. I loved the nail area. It feels like you are inside a garden. The big, wicker chairs were terrific. I also really liked that the foot bowls were not attached to sinks. The vibe is great. After reading some reviews I was astonished that anyone would not love the decor! So different--like sex and the city chic-NOT MEDICINAL like a doctors office. Come see for yourself why this spa is worth every penny!
Best Massage I've Ever Had.
I've had massages all over the world, and am very particular, but my last visit to Just Calm Down was by far the best massage I've ever had.
I had the 007 massage and it was out of this world. It really made me feel like James Bond!!
The staff were extremely courteous and friendly, its a really beautiful place and made my day.
Reading some of the reviews here it sounds like people are trying their best to complain to get discounts. After all, this isnt the cheapest spa, but you get what you pay for and if you want the best, you should check this place out. I'll definitely be coming back!
After reading all the bad reviews I decided to write a review to explain that all the bad reviews rolled into one experience at JUST CALM DOWN was the experience I had.
I too am a huge fan of spas/massages and this was the worst massage I have ever gotten in my entire life.
The room was freezing. The lights were bright. The music was loud.
Oh, not to mention the receptionist was horribly rude and actually didn't have my appointment scheduled when I arrived!
The massage was inconsistent...massaged one hand but not the other.
And the mention of not asking if I prefer a man or a woman masseuse, yes, that happened to me. I went with my friend and we were taken back together by the masseuses and we had to decide then who got who...what if we both didn't want a man?
HORRIBLE, JUST HORRIBLE!
MY FAVORITE!!!. I absolutely agree with the previous review!!!! My boyfriend gave me a Gift Certificate for a massage a couple of years ago and since then I'm addicted!!!! I just loooove this place! For me it's the best, cos it's so pretty but simple at the same time, I feel very comfortable there! Sometimes I go to get a service there even if I don't really need it... just to communicate! I love my girls!!! They always treat me as a queen!!! <3 Thank you all for taking care of me!!! :-*
Love This Spa. Love this place. I had heard from some friends how great the services were so I decided to check out for myself. I came for the first time with a Lifebooker coupon ( worth the wait! and what a deal! ) & I must say that I was very impressed. I had an amazing male therapist who really was a real expert. I chose to upgrade to a heated deep tissue massage and It was out of this world. His neck work helped my knots tremendously. I was so happy with the way I felt, that I wanted to add on a facial. They were booked, so I came back 3 weeks later and it was a face life changer. Relaxing, thorough, and great deep, painless extractions. The massage portion was heaven! I am so happy that my friends introduced me to this wonderful place and I will be a loyal fan for years.
Barely decent massage but mediocre spa, skip it. I went on a Monday afternoon after getting a discount coupon on line for $100 service for $50, and after being told that the Friday afternoon appointment I wanted was impossible, they are supposedly very busy then, booked this instead. Mid afternoon on a Monday, I was the ONLY client there. No manicure pedicure person, I am talking NADA. Very creepy. I had a male masseur, which was fine with me, but I have never been to a spa (and I am a spa junkie) where I was not asked if that was OK. No changing room, no robe, I took off my clothes and put them on a chair in the massage room. And no shower after, I left covered in massage lotion. I had a decent massage (not great by any means). I thought the whole place was cheesy and had a really bad vibe, and I will never go back.
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