Tue-Sat, 10am-8pm; Sun-Mon, closed
4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; N, R, W at Fifth Ave.-59th St.; F at Lexington Ave.-63rd St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Not every spa has to offer fluffy robes or plush slippers, but some basic conveniences would be nice. At Tsunami Day Spa, there’s no dressing room, no locker to hold your belongings; instead, it’s bare bones, which is undoubtedly why they’re able to offer inexpensive services. Unfortunately, the affordable price doesn’t offset how rundown—and in some places, downright unclean—the facility feels. Although the spa’s second-floor space is in the mid-60s on the Upper East Side, the posh location is deceiving. A makeshift shabby-chic attempt is uninspiring and worn, treatment rooms are uncomfortable and claustrophobic, and as for the shower—well, enter at your own risk. Therapists often do double-duty as receptionists, which would be fine if they also offered acceptable services; one masseuse, however, didn’t even know what a herniated disk was, much less how to handle it. Nevertheless, if economical treatments are really what you’re looking for, Tsunami offers an array of affordable packages: Less than $200 will get you a facial, full body massage, body scrub with herbal oil and dead-sea salt, a manicure, pedicure, and a gift certificate that can be used towards the purchase of future services.Sales
Buy two services (not including nails), get one free; buy five, get three free.
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