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West Garden Spa Provides Tranquility for Your New York Life

West Garden Spa is a peaceful haven nestled among the fast-paced lifestyle that envelops New York City. We are here to offer a respite from the high-tempo city life to which you have become accustomed and provide a stress-free, relaxing getaway so that you can reset your batteries. Our therapists perform a variety of different massages in Midtown Manhattan, including Asian massage, Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, four-hands massage, shiatsu massage, and soft massages. Below are answers to some of the common questions we hear at our parlor.

Should I Feel Soreness or Pain During a Massage?

A massage does not need to be painful to be effective. If you experience significant pain during a massage therapy session, it may be doing more harm than good. Pain can cause your muscles to tighten, which will make it difficult for your therapist to ease your tension and relax your body. Many of our experienced West Garden Spa therapists are adept at reading your body language and adjusting their pressure accordingly. But if the pain gets too intense, let us know so we can soften our technique.

How Much Clothing Should I Remove for a Massage?

Your comfort level is a critical element of any massage, so feel free to remove as much or as little clothing as you would like. Some patients want to be in their underwear during a massage, while others prefer being nude. Women will often remove their bra so that it does not get lotion or massage oil on it, but that is a personal preference. You will have time to change or undress in private before and after your session begins. Our therapists will ask to make sure you are decent and covered before entering your room.

What If I Get an Erection During My Massage?

It is common for men to get an erection during a massage session. You should not be ashamed about it. Your parasympathetic nervous system can be activated by touch anywhere on your body, which can cause an erection. However, your massage therapist has undoubtedly encountered this before and understands that an erection during such a relaxed state does not imply emotional or sexual desire, so he or she will simply ignore it.

How Early Should I Arrive for My Appointment?

You should arrive at least 15 minutes before your appointment so that you can complete paperwork and be prepared for your block of time when it begins. An early arrival will also allow time to discuss your Asian or Swedish massage with your NYC West Garden Spa therapist before it starts without cutting into your massage time window. You will then have time to undress in private and lie on your table so that you are completely ready at your scheduled appointment time.

Are Cell Phones Allowed?

Cell phones are not permitted during your massage therapy session. Eliminating the distraction of your smartphone will keep the environment at West Garden Spa tranquil and serene, allowing you to de-stress and enjoy your experience.

How Do I Request More Pressure Without Insulting My Therapist?

Our goal at West Garden Spa in New York is to make sure you are comfortable and walk away from your experience feeling relaxed. Please be open with us about your desires. Our skilled therapists are ordinarily able to get a feel for your comfort level and will perform your Asian or Swedish massage accordingly. But if you feel like more pressure is what you need, let us know and we will adjust our approach. Open communication is going to help us do our job better and allow you to reap the maximum therapeutic benefits of your massage.

What If I Recognize I Have Drooled?

Do not be embarrassed by drooling during a massage. It happens quite often. During a massage, your body may fall into a near-slumber state – or you may fall asleep altogether – and the muscles in your mouth will relax. We will have tissues on hand to wipe away your drool if necessary. But drooling is a sign that you have completely relaxed, which enhances the overall massage therapy experience.

Will the Massage Oils Cause Acne?

We use hypoallergenic massage oils and lotions that are not prone to causing acne breakouts. However, if you have specific skin sensitivities, let your massage therapist know. We have a variety of lotions and oils available and will gladly choose one that is most agreeable with your skin type.

How Will a Massage Improve Fertility?

Massage therapy can be an effectual, inexpensive method to improve fertility for several reasons. Among the massage benefits that can improve your chances of conception are:

  • Reduced inflammation and adhesions that could be inhibiting pregnancy
  • Lower stress
  • Relief of muscle and emotional tension
  • Healthier hormonal system

How Often Should I Get an Asian or Swedish Massage?

The frequency of your visits to West Garden Spa for an Asian or Swedish massage in New York should depend on several factors, most notably your physical needs and stress levels. The effects of massage therapy are cumulative, so maintaining a massage routine is an excellent way of maximizing your physical and emotional health. Receiving a massage from one of our therapists every two weeks is an ideal way to keep your muscle tissue pliable. However, if you have insomnia, suffer from chronic pain, or are dealing with an injury, visiting weekly may be the right approach. Regardless of how often you visit our parlor in Manhattan, you are sure to receive immense health benefits and be refreshed and ready to face the Big Apple after each visit.

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West Garden Spa

243 West 30th Street
New York, NY 10001


Hours of Operation
Monday-Saturday 10am-1am (Last Reservations at 12am)
Sunday 10am-12am (Last Reservations at 11pm)

Same day appointments available.