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Essential Therapy

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Address: 122 E 25th St, New York City, NY
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Mellow Out

ET is a very mellow and calming environment, as a massage spa should be. It's one of the few places where the massage therapist doesn't just ask what you need, she actually does... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 March 2016
Deane144
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

ET is a very mellow and calming environment, as a massage spa should be. It's one of the few places where the massage therapist doesn't just ask what you need, she actually does it! The prices are not insane, and there's a relaxing pool and a steam room, plush towels and great showers. My only criticism is that using the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

I have been here a few times and have had a good experience each and every time. For this visit I got a massage with Lena. I was early for my appointment and she was kind enough to come in early to accommodate me. She was very friendly and made sure to ask where my problem areas were and if... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

I have been coming to Essential Therapy for massages for years, and it's always been a great experience. It's not the most luxurious day spa in the city by any means, but it's nice and peaceful and a great value if you take advantage of the extras. The facilities are perfect for treating yourself to a lazy afternoon of jacuzzi/sauna/steam... More 

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Long Island City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

This place is a no thrills spa. If you are expecting luxury, then don’t come here. If you are just looking for a good massage, then this is the place. I’ve been hare for their deep tissue massage, which was truly amazing. I was so relaxed, that I felt like I was floating. I recently came here for the deep... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great prices, excellent massage therapists and a very relaxing environment, right in the heart of Manhattan. I love this place!

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Thank Katie K
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been to Essential Therapy few times and I always enjoyed the full spa experience (steam room, jacuzzi and sauna) besides my massage. I had a great massage with Trudy. She was very attentive and customized the massage!

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Madison, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

My sister and I visit Essential Therapy approximately once a month for massages. We go regularly for the following reasons: -90% of the masseuse are excellent; after given guidance they target parts of the body requested with the appropriate techniques and pressure. I prefer deep tissue/hard massages. -The atmosphere is usually tranquil. On a few occasions other guests were noisy,... More 

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Thank HappyHikerGirl
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

I have been to Essential Therapy a few times. The massages are OK, the environment is definitely not luxurious so don't go there expecting a 5-star spa experience. That aside, a recent trip using a special they offered via email has led me to post this review. The staff is rude, inconsiderate and disorganized. I have had many massages at... More 

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Forest Hills, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2011

Yesterday, instead of bargain hunting for Black Friday deals, my sister-in-law and I visited Essential Therapy for a 60-minute deep tissue massage. The place is clean and the staff personable. The massage therapists are just as good, if not, better than the ones in the more known spas such as Bliss and Oasis. If there is just one criticism I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2011

i got this as a birthday gift from my partner...it included a massage hr, use of jacuzzi, steam, and sauna...i had never gotten a massage before, but the therapist gave me such a wonderful hour long massge...my boy has gotten a massage before and said this was the best one he had ever had...the setting was so relaxing and everything... More 

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