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It’s no secret that New Yorkers are always on the run. From work to happy hours and those famous weekend brunch dates, sometimes you just need some quality rest and relaxation. Luckily, New York City is full of great spas and massage centers. Check out these five businesses for the best massages in the city that never sleeps.

Eastside Massage Therapy
351 E. 78th St.
New York, NY 10075
(212) 249-2927
www.eastsidemassage.com

Located on the Upper East Side, Eastside Massage Therapy (USE) helps you both relax and refresh. Since 1983, USE has been known for its deep tissue therapy treatments. Treatments are available in various forms including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Medical Massage, Thai Massage, Chair Massage and many more. USE also offers customized massages, and can assist in balancing your overall health as complementary alternative medicine (CAM) providers.

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Ease NY
16 E. 41st St., Suite 2
New York, NY 10017
(212) 661-5151
www.easeny.com

Just blocks away from Grand Central, Ease NY is the perfect place to visit after work before that long commute home. Even better, head on over for a chair massage during the work day. In addition to chair massages, Ease NY offers Ease Therapy Massages (by Senior Therapists), Relaxation Massages (by junior therapists), Facial Massages, Prenatal Massages and Aromatherapy Massages. Massages combine Western and Eastern techniques, blending oil and energy with Shiatsu and Amna. Whichever massage you choose, the end result is the same – total relaxation and bliss!

Sage Spa
405 5th Ave., 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 832-2030
www.sagebrooklyn.com

For all you Brooklyn dwellers, this spa is for you. Located in Park Slope, Sage Spa began as a private massage practice and due to popular demand, opened as a spa a few months later. Massages include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Hot Stone, Prenatal, Massage for Headaches and more. Sage Spa also offers packages such as the No. 2 Balance, where you’ll receive a 60-Minute Signature Massage and a 30-Minute Angel Feet Foot Pampering Treatment. Don’t forget to check out Sage Spa’s “Sage Specials” page on its website to learn about any upcoming massage promotions and offers.

Great Jones Spa
29 Great Jones St.
New York, NY 10012
(212) 505-3185
www.gjspa.com

Great Jones Spa is a sanctuary in the city dedicated to your health and happiness. The spa’s massage therapists are ranked as some of the most skilled in the city. Choose from a Swedish Massage, Table Thai Massage, Reflexology and Shiatsu, among other therapies. After your massage, relax at the water lounge or juice bar, and don’t forget to book a hair appointment at the salon.

Asia Tui-Na Wholeness
37 E. 28th St., Suite 800
New York, NY 10016
(212) 686-8082
www.asiatuinawholeness.com

Asia Tui-Na Wholeness is known for its ancient Chinese massage techniques. Don’t let the simple curtain separating rooms turn you away, massages here are a must if you are really looking to get the kinks and knots out of your body. One technique, Tui-Na, is a combination of tapping, rubbing and pushing the body’s muscles to restore the Yin and Yang energies in your body. Another technique, Chi-Gong, controls the flow of energy and used by martial artists such as Bruce Lee and Jet Li. Keep in mind that a massage at Asia Tui-Na Wholeness is not your usual soothing massage experience – your masseuse will use a lot of force and other body parts such as knees during your session. But rest assured that when your massage is over, you will leave those kinks and knots behind.

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Lanya Trypupenko is a freelance writer living in NYC and covering all things New York. She is a self-proclaimed shopaholic who is always on the lookout for the latest trends and deals. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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