5 Amazing Massages You Can Get on Your Lunch Break
Bye, neck kinks
Hey, you know that big project you’ve been working on all week? Yeah, it’s due in your boss’s inbox by EOD.
There’s just one problem: You’ve been hunched over your desk so long, the only thing you can focus on is your sore shoulders. And the knot in your neck. And that pokey, stabby feeling running up and down your spine.
Luckily, in NYC you can get those knots loosened up faster than it takes to grab a sandwich from the deli. Voilà: Five spas you can hit on your lunch break for a quick massage…even if you have only ten minutes.
10 MINUTES: RENEW & RELAX
Even if you have just a few minutes before your next meeting, you can still pop out for a no-frills chair massage at this East Village spa and nail salon. Drop $13 to dissolve some of that back and shoulder tension, and no one at the office will even notice you were gone.
50 Third Ave. (at Tenth St.); 212-388-9821 or renewrelaxny.com
15 MINUTES: REHOBOTH SPA LOUNGE
Drop in for an express chair massage that targets the shoulders, neck and lower back. Best of all, it’s a steal at $22.50 for 15 minutes (and that Sweetgreen salad you were craving for lunch is still totally in your budget).
55 W. 14th St. (at Fifth Ave.); 212-452-4957 or rehobothspalounge.com
25 MINUTES: EASE NY
On those days when your neck is so sore, a chair massage just ain’t gonna cut it, opt for a mini-course at this chic Midtown spa. You’ll get all the relaxation of a typical massage in half the time--and at $35, it’s half the price, too.
15 E. 41st St. (at Fifth Ave.); 212-661-5151 or easeny.com
30 MINUTES: YELO SPA
OK, the massages here are great, but there’s another reason we keep coming back for more. Two words: nap room. After an $80 massage that’s personalized to fit your needs, fork over an extra $20 to be draped in cashmere and take a 20-minute snooze in a comfy zero-gravity chair.
5 E. 57th St. (at Fifth Ave.); 212-245-8235 or yelospa.com
1 HOUR: MARIE-LOU & D
Hey, sometimes you just want to play hooky and be totally pampered. This French-inspired maison de beauté in Soho provides the ultimate relaxation experience as you’re slathered with calming essential oils. Work? What work? We’re taking the rest of the week off.
345 W. Broadway (at Watts St.); 929-341-1287 or mldnewyork.com