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Graceful Spa

205 W 14th St (at 7th Avenue)
New York, NY 10011
(347) 223-5236
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if you want luxury, don't go to Graceful. if you want massage THERAPY and real, true, effective BODY WORK... GO! i've become a big massage fan during an especially horrible stre...


I went to Graceful Spa for the first time this week for a hot stone massage as part of Spa Week. Pros: it was inexpensive, yes, but for $50 during spa week I could have gotten...

Editorial review from Citysearch 8/15/2012

my baby surprised me with some certificates to this place so i do not know how much they charge but i had a FABULOUS TIME ! more

do not recommend 12/16/2010

Terrible massage. I wouldn't have gone to get services to Graceful if it weren't for a gift certificate given to me for my birthday. My friends know that i love spas. The massage was very unprofessional. I can't believe that they will have someone so unaware of professional etique in a spa room. She spoke very lout and massaged very rough. Terrible experience. more

THE BEST 8/17/2010

if you want luxury, don't go to Graceful. if you want massage THERAPY and real, true, effective BODY WORK... GO! i've become a big massage fan during an especially horrible stressful time in my life, and i've been to a mix of places in the city. this is my favorite. i'll trade fancy for knowledge and effectiveness any day. i've never had a bad or weak massage here. i don't remember everyone's name but jackie rocks. he's really good at what he does, which is super therapeutic for me. love. this. place! more

Not bad 5/17/2010

If spa esthetics (ie robe, fragrant candles, hardwood floors and comfortable changing room) are important to you then Graceful Spa isn't for you. HOWEVER, if you want a killer massage (I think the knots are officially out of my back) and staff that cares about your experience all at an affordable price, then give Graceful Spa a try. The entrance to the building leaves much to be desired (you have to walk up a flight of stairs covered by black carpet that probably hasn't been shampooed for years. The decor in the waiting area is quaint and appealing. Your changing room so happens to be the area where you'll be serviced (I say ""area"" because only a curtain separated me from the other spa treatment area). You do have privacy though. Despite a bit of a language barrier, my technician did her best to make me feel comfortable. She checked in from time to time to make sure I was ok. My services were a scrub, parafango wrap and massage. The scrub was ok, the parafango was technician sensing my discomfort, worked to address the problem. The deep tissue massage was great. My technician worked on the knots in my back and tension in my neck. I left feeling relaxed. You can find some bliss at Graceful Spa without paying Bliss Spa prices. Pros: Great massage Cons: Lack of ambience and amenities more

Great massage for a great price 3/27/2010

If you're looking for frou-frou ambience, go to the Peninsula Hotel Spa. Need an intensive get-every-knot-out massage? Graceful all the way. I'm pleased to report that Graceful Spa offers the same great quality massage as it's 59th street cousin. Pros: excellent deep tissue massage more

Love the massage!! 11/17/2009

the therapist always know what to do, I go to at least two times a month and I am always happy with what I get. And you can't beat the price.... :) Pros: No hassle more


I could hear everything going on in the next booth which is very distracting when you are trying to relaz. Walls are not that cheap to install and they should invest. I went for spa week and am glad I did not pay full price. Pros: The women were good at massaging Cons: Too loud, curtains as walls, not a nice space, felt cheap more

Great Massage! 7/3/2009

I go to this place every two weeks and I get to different therapist every time I go. I can't get enough of the massage, they really are amazing. Pros: You get what you pay for. more

Nothing Graceful About It 5/13/2009

I went here during Spa Week and got a Body Scrub and a Hot Stone Massage. The ""rooms"" are seperated by curtains, so you could hear everyone around you. my ""room"" had the table/bed you lay on and a stool. There was no sink or any products on sight. The woman came in with a bowl full of the sugar scrub. She put it on my body and told me to rinse it off in the shower. There was no technique with the application. And for all I know the scrub could have been from Duane Reade. It didn't feel anymore rough or to have exfoliated more than if I had done it at home myself. Then I had the Hot Stone Massage. The woman basically rubbed stones on my back for an hour. And when I saw rub I mean just running the stone along my back. She did not massage anything. Again there was no technique, no deep tissue work. This was a complete waste of my time and money. I am just glad that I went during Spa Week when it was really cheap. Also, I didn't see a beautician certificate or anything like that. They probably just taught that woman how to do everything. Which is why her services were not at the professional level. My boyfriend could have given me a better massage and body scrub. I'm always trying to find good deals in NYC. I know some times you have to give up some of the nice things (like decor) if you want to save money. But that doesn't mean I should get someone who has no idea what they are doing. If you do decide to go do not go after work. If you do you will be able to hear the loud music from the bar below. Pros: Location Cons: Cheap products, noise, quality of services more

No frills massage 4/16/2009

I booked a Thai massage which was quite disappointing because it was performed in the same cramped space which they do regular massages. Thai massage is supposed to be like lazy man's yoga so while the therapist was really quite good when she did traditional moves, trying to do the Thai massage on that narrow massage table was not a great idea. It felt awkward and I am pretty sure it was not authentic. The room was clean but basic. I'd say a step above the really cheap Chinatown places. I am giving it 4 stars though because if you stick with the regular massage, you should get a good thorough treatment. Pros: Fairly priced Cons: No privacy, small space, thai massage more

Absolute Best, Best, Best Massage For Cheap 3/2/2009

I read all the positive and negative reviews on City Search prior to making my decision to try Graceful. At $120 for 2 hours I had to take my chances. What a great decision! Here's why: For 14 years I've had massages at well known, mid & high priced spas around Manhattan that dazzled me with decor, amenities, and aromatherapy, but were so-so in the massage application. Here, I was dazzled with the massage, which superceded everything else! I plan regular visits here! For anyone reading my review consider this and move FORWARD: Call for an appointment & be specific about your need so there's no confusion, i.e., ""$120 for 2 hrs, strong hands-I need deep tissue work, etc..."" (it doesn't alter the price). Don't be discouraged by the grafitti on the front door, or unkempt staircase leading to this 2nd floor spa - Don't get me wrong, you will pause, as I did, LOL, but don't let it stop you. Graceful is all about the actual massage, not the decor. Also, smile and be friendly with the young receptionists. That's it. My masseuse was Amy who is tiny in size but has hands of steel! My shoulder muscles were so hard they felt like bone, but she kneaded them steadily to softness, (which probably took all of the first hour)! NEVER has this been done so well! Oh, there are no walls, but curtains between rooms, and there's only 1 bathroom. All that said, don't sweat the small stuff. Keep in mind, three days later, I'm still mush! Pros: Massage technique, pricing, ambiance, staff. Cons: Entryway is intimidating, bathroom lighting is too dim. more

Great place.. can't believe it exists! 2/12/2009

I went to graceful yesterday for the second time and it keeps getting better. The first time I went, I had the body scrub and body massage. It was amazing and I felt terrific afterward. Yesterday, I had a facial and a body massage. It was much needed and I felt as if I were floating on air. I kept glowing too and my face still feels amazingly soft. I had Jenny yesterday. She was terrific with the body massage! I highly recommend this place. The staff is friendly, the atmosphere isn't amazing but their lower-than-average prices make up for that. The service is great, amazing. I plan to go back very soon! Pros: Great service, low prices, leaves you feeling goooood. Cons: None that matter to me more

Best it all the time !!!!! 2/9/2009

I come here all the time with my boyfriend and I have never been disappointed with the service Ive received. I always get great massages and the massage therapists are really nice and strong. I get a different person every time I go in and they're always very strong and knowledgeable of the body! You should definetely check this place out if you need a great place to relax without spending so much money! Pros: Great Massages, Not Pricey Cons: None :) more

Not Recommended 10/14/2008

I went to Graceful Spa for the first time this week for a hot stone massage as part of Spa Week. Pros: it was inexpensive, yes, but for $50 during spa week I could have gotten a massage at a much upper-scale spa Cons: decor & layout (there are no individual spa rooms, merely spa tables separated by thin curtains) more

satidfactory 6/22/2008

this isa basic massage place. If u live in the area it willl do , but i would not go ot of your way for it Pros: ok more

Excellent massage. Attitudinal receptionist. 6/3/2008

What this place lacks in ambiance it makes up for with their excellent massage. For the price I wasn't expecting all that much but I was most pleasantly surprised. My therapist was attentive and communicative, strong yet nuanced and skilled with her touch. I felt like I was walking on air for hours after my treatment. The only downside was the receptionist, she made me feel like I was interrupting some important business of hers when I arrived. Also while I was getting my massage there seemed to be a heavyset reindeer tramping up and down the hallway that I later realized was the very same receptionist. The reindeer effect was caused by her loud, jangling, highly inappropriate, bangle bracelets and her heavy stride. Otherwise I highly recommend this spa. Pros: Reasonable prices. Great Massage. Cons: Attitudinal receptionist more

Amazing hot stone massage, comfortable environment, good prices 4/17/2008

Wow -- great massage, made me forget where I was and totally zone out during. Totally loosened up my back and my shoulders after a stressful day. Had the chance to try it out during spa week, and it's not the most glamourous place, but it's nice, comfortable, and very reasonable on their everyday prices ($80 for 1 hour). Cindy was my therapist, would recommend her highly. I've paid much more for less impressive massages at high end resorts and spas. more

Amazing massage, Very reasonable price, Super friendly staffs 3/11/2008

Ever since my ex introduced me to body massage two years ago, I have been getting a massage every other week at various upscale spas around town. I have never paid less than 100 bucks each time and most of them left me unsatisfied for some reason. When my girl friend told me about her new discovery at Chelsea, I was a bit sketical... At $80 for an hour of full body massage??? How good can that be? Pros: Amazing massage, Friendly Staff, Great price Cons: No sauna/steam room, more

unforgettable experience! 3/3/2008

Personally I like message very much, I been spa hopping for many years now, from upper west side to lower east side, quite frankly, I almost have discover them all. But actually none of these spas is really worth spending money for, until I find graceful spa, I had a two hour message, therapist is really well train, every step is on target right on the pressure point, also the therapist knows really what you need, from the beginning to the end, place is very clean, especially the room is really nice and comfortable. I think I almost have fell to sleep during the whole time. Price is decent. Receptionist was really friendly. It was an unforgettable experience during the whole process. Definitely worth to go back again! more

Great value 12/29/2007

I treated my sister and myself to their massage/facial combo, which was a great value. The massage was fantastic. The facial wasn't the best I'd had, but pretty good. There isn't much ambiance, which I didn't mind for the prices I was paying, but they could've done a better job keeping the hallways quieter so guests could enjoy their treatments in peace. If you're looking for atmostphere this place is not for you. But if you just want a great massage and a clean, nice environment, this place is for you. I've been to a lot of spas, and this is one of the best values I've seen in the city. Pros: Massages, friendly service Cons: Noisy environment can be distracting more
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Signature massage blends Swedish and shiatsu techniques, plus facial massage, body wrap or scrub, and hot stone massage.

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  • Summer 2 Hour $120 pampering Specials: 90 min massage + 30 min Foot/Scalp massage 60 min massage + 60 min Facial 60 min Massage + 50 min Body Scrub with Steam Whether you are seeking the ultimate relief from the daunting stress of daily city life,...


  • Signature massage blends Swedish and shiatsu techniques, plus facial massage, body wrap or scrub, and hot stone massage.

  • 5/12/2005 Provided by Citysearch

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    Mon-Sat 10am-10pm Sun 10am-9pm
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  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, West Village

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