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6 at 33rd St.; B, D, F, M, N, Q, R at 34th St.-Herald Sq.
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Inexpensive massage is the specialty at WaterLilly Company, a no-frills treatment space run out of an office building on Madison Avenue. The elevator and hallway are pretty grim, but customers get over any ambiance issues as soon as they hit the table. In the tiny shop, five treatment areas are separated by curtains and decorated with fake flowers; clients change in their “room” before a masseuse joins them inside. WaterLilly books men only when they’re accompanied by a woman for a couples massage, so female clients should feel comfortable in the not-very-private spaces. Swedish, deep-tissue, Shiatsu, and the Chinese practice Qi Gong are all on the menu, but regulars say the choices are really just “hard, medium, or soft”—which is just fine by them. Gift certificates are available, and sessions can be booked in 30-, 45-, 60-, 75-, 90-, and 120-minute sessions, starting at a mere $27. Spa parties are welcome if booked in advance.
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