Best Chinese Back Massage (2008)

QI GONG TUI-NA

When lousy PC posture knots the muscle in my occipital lobe, or I've lifted one too many heavy objects and can barely dress myself, I turn to the hardworking masseuses and masseurs at QI GONG TUI-NA (which translates roughly as "life force exercise, stroking-lifting"). Their second-floor walkup is clean, bright, and soothing. The female bodyworkers are as physically powerful as the males (but please, don't expect a hand job from either gender). One hour of muscle and nerve manipulation costs $55. For $30 they'll spend half an hour rubbing your feet and make electricity shoot through your body and brain. See what ancient knowledge (and a little low-key kindness) can do for your aches and pains.

Location Details

214 W. 72nd St.
New York NY 10023
212-787-7416