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Magic Fingers

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203 W. 38th St., 2nd fl., New York, NY 10018 40.753581 -73.988859
at Seventh Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-869-5559 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Spa
  • Services: Acupuncture, Massage: Prenatal, Massage: Specialized, Skincare & Facials

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Hours

Daily, 10am-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S at Times Sq.-42nd St.; A, C, E at 42nd St.-Port Authority Bus Terminal

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Budget
  • Late-Night

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There are times when aromatherapy candles, soothing mood music, and gentle kneading just won’t unfurl the most stubborn of knots; times when something simple but more substantial is necessary. Enter Magic Fingers and its younger sibling, Super Magic Fingers, which offer Eastern practices like Tui Na, a rigorous Chinese massage method that activates the muscles, joints, and chi (lifeforce). The impeccably clean studios resemble a Far East Ikea—Zen-like, sparsely decorated, and likely feng shui-ed to perfection. Magic Fingers is not for the ultra modest, as only a gauzy champagne curtain separates clients within the communal massage room. Despite the group setting, the place is so quiet, you can almost hear an acupuncture needle drop. Black t-shirt- and jeans-clad staffers climb on all fours upon clients, applying full-body pressure to the tension-ridden as they rest face down on red canvas-covered tables. Regulars don’t seem to miss the lack of lavender-scented oils or plush changing rooms, happy instead with the supremely inexpensive and effective massages. Acupuncture, reflexology, and basic facials fill out the menu, but rubdowns are the main attraction here.

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