Cheap Massage in NYC
April 6, 2006 8:22 AM   Subscribe

I need an inexpensive, down-to-earth massage in NYC.

I'd like to get an inexpensive massage while in NYC through Sun.

I don't want a high-end, new-age, day-spa kind of experience -- I want someone (ideally a woman) who may or may not speak English to skillfully pummel the stress out of my muscles.

I'm staying in the Lower East Side, off Houston. Any local recommendations extremely welcome.
posted by ottereroticist to Health & Fitness (5 answers total)
There are cheap Chinese massage places literally everywhere in this area. I've never been so I can't offer specific recommendations, but I'm not kidding when I say it's hard to walk more than 10 minutes without seeing one, especially if you head south towards East Broadway.
posted by saladin at 8:31 AM on April 6, 2006

Best answer: Broadway and White just south of Canal, north west corner, there are stairs down on White. Highly recomended.

(I think its White, if not check a block north or south, the place has a little TV monitor on the street showing massages.)
posted by StickyCarpet at 10:03 AM on April 6, 2006

I once had a no-frills massage at the Russian Baths on East 10th Street. I don't know if they usually do massages or "massages," but mine was just a plain ol' massage. Let me stress the "no frills" part... (212) 473-8806.
posted by The corpse in the library at 11:24 AM on April 6, 2006

The Russian and Turkish baths is a very fun experience. There are FOUR kinds of hot rooms, a supercold pool, the massages are good, and you can get a platza (beaten with oak leaves)! Very no frills, but not creepy (everyone has to wear the same dorky shorts).
posted by unknowncommand at 11:50 AM on April 6, 2006

Response by poster: Good lead, StickyCarpet. The place was right where you said it was. Pleasant atmosphere, competent masseuse, great price ($42 for an hour). Thanks!
posted by ottereroticist at 3:57 PM on April 9, 2006

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