222 Lafayette St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Spring St.
By AaronUptown on 1/9/2006
Just to echo the previous comments -- I went to Tui-Na for the first time today, and had the same frustrating experience upon paying. Although I had gotten an hour-long massage (listed as $40), the woman insisted I give her $60. There didn't seem any way to leave without giving her another $20. The thing is, I would have gladly paid $60 in the first place! It was quite a good massage -- sensitive but no-nonsense. So the bait-and-switch price tactic seemed pointless. Also, I should mention there was a guy moaning next to me. The whole thing is a bit surreal.
By torpedo26 on 10/15/2005
I recieved a massage here on 10/11/05 upon hearing its the cheapest in manhattan (false, kenmare and mulberry is cheaper at 7$ 10 min, but no oil and you leave your shirt on) a shame, nice massage, nasty tactics. upon me requesting 15 min, they pretended not to speak english, then thought i meant 50 min, and demanded i pay for a 50 min massage after the 15 min massage was compleated. The cost was 12$, when i gave them a 20 she took it and shut the regester! I stood there expecting change for a good 5 min while they pretended I wasnt relevant, my polite gestures didnt interupt them watching chinese soap-operas. Unlike the previous reviewer, upon me making a scene, they did give me my change back, saying now in clear english its polite to leave a tip, which i did, just not 8$, that i handed myself to the massuer, much to their disapointment of just taking it out of my pocket. I actually would return however, they were petrified enough it wouldnt happen again. It was also abundantly clear they were slurring me in their ethnic tongue during the massage.
By mmakayan on 3/7/2005
I found Tui-Na massage place from your site as recommended. Your magazine stated that this store's price is a bargain in the city for 60 minutes at $40. True but here's why the price is not worth it. I came in at 530PM 3/7/05, Monday. I undressed and waited for 5 to 10 minutes. At 625PM, the lady massager was done. That's less than 60 minutes. At the end, she asked me to pay her $10 tip. Yes, she clearly expressed. My first visit and have no idea, I gave in to avoid an embarrasing moment. That's 25% for tip which totaled showed $54.13 on the receipt (tax plus tip tax with a credit card). I don't normally tip this high. I follow the standard tipping scale. With a $40 payment, I should have given her $6. Instead of feeling happy and relax after the massage, I feel cheated. Should the store have a list of tip scale to avoid overtipping and cheating? Can anyone relate to this?