“I’m telling you, this group changed my life."

"I was in town to NYC on business and dealing with quite a bit of stress. I found this place and I’m so glad I went”

Justin J.
"I had a wonderful massage here!"

"I am a full time massage therapist that is ALWAYS looking for a a skilled therapist to work out my trigger points and accumulated tension from from the physical demands of my own work.

I enjoyed the experience from start to finish."

C. B.
"Having seen multiple therapists, I can say that massages here are consistently excellent."

"The therapists are knowledgable and talented, and the services are not to be mistaken for light work that one would get from a regular spa—this work is deep, focused, and healing."

Lucie L.
"Completely hooked!!!"

"I’ve been several times. Both my therapists were incredible. I suffer from many ailments, all of which were very much focused on. The spa is clean and well kept. Everyone has been amazing!!!"

Amanda C.
"I rarely write reviews, but Massage Williamsburg is just too good to not tell everyone."

"My massage therapist was amazing – he immediately identified the problem and spent careful attention with the most amazing massage. I travel 45 mins to come here because there’s no better massage in the city."

Michelle D.
"I’ve had many massages in my life but never had a therapist who really educated me while she was doing her job."

"She ended up hitting spots that I didn’t even know *could* feel better than they did (they do now) and took great care of my shoulder."

Craig H.
The space is beautiful, the staff is helpful and professional, and the massages are amazing.

"I am very picky and need a therapeutic massage to relieve pain from working at a desk all week, and their therapists really know their stuff. They ask questions throughout the session and adjust as necessary."

Jay I.
"[Rachel] has years of experience and is very thoughtful when hiring therapists for her businesses."

"Everyone that I’ve seen is wonderful and they offer many different styles and specialize in helping to heal multiple different kinds of ailments. I have never had a bad experience with anyone at either location and I love supporting female local business owners!"

Lindsay F.
Rachel Beider, owner of PRESS Modern Massage
PRESS Modern Massage client testimonials

Key Takeaways:

  • Diverse Range: PRESS' diverse range of expert massage therapies offers significant relief from stress and chronic pain, and supports overall wellness, as reported in numerous client testimonials.
  • A Rejuvenating Experience: The professional expertise of PRESS therapists, combined with the center's serene ambiance, is frequently praised in testimonials, highlighting the holistic and rejuvenating experience that distinguishes PRESS from other massage services.

In today’s fast-paced world, the need for self-care and wellness has never been greater. PRESS stands at the forefront of this movement, offering expert massage therapies that cater to a wide array of needs. 

From soothing stress to alleviating pain, the power of massage is evident in the countless testimonials from satisfied clients. This article explores the personal stories of individuals who have experienced significant benefits from PRESS massages.

Ready to embark on a journey of healing and relaxation? Book your session at PRESS today and be a part of a wellness movement that cares for you and the community.

Discover The Benefits Of PRESS Massage Studios

At PRESS, we have revolutionized the massage experience, prioritizing an ethical and caring approach that sets us apart. Our studios have earned prestigious awards for their excellence, but what truly makes us exceptional is our unwavering commitment to making a positive impact.

Here are the key features and benefits of our product:

  • Supporting Local Businesses: We contribute to the growth and vitality of our communities by sourcing our supplies and services from local businesses. This not only strengthens the local economy but also fosters a sense of unity and collaboration, making a lasting impact on the places we call home.

  • Volunteering In Our Communities: We understand the importance of giving back, which is why we regularly volunteer in our communities. By actively engaging with local organizations and initiatives, we aim to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those around us.

  • Lasting ImPRESSions: Our mission is to create an experience that exceeds expectations and leaves a lasting imPRESSion. With a team of highly skilled massage therapists, we have the expertise to address a wide range of needs and concerns, ensuring our customers feel rejuvenated and cared for.

We invite you to join us at PRESS Massage Studios and experience the transformative power of science-backed, therapeutic massage. Be a part of our growing community and discover the difference our ethical and caring approach can make.

Unwinding And Healing At PRESS: A Glimpse Through Testimonials

PRESS Modern Massage, a haven for weary and ached bodies, has garnered a loyal following for its unique blend of clinical expertise and personalized care. But don't just take our word for it, let's dive into the testimonials. 

PRESS Customer Reviews

A Symphony of Skill and Comfort:

Valeska is a GEM! I can’t believe I waited a full year to see them again. I was FLOATING.🌥️ Deeply grateful they had an opening today. I really needed this session. It was divinely guided. I also appreciated the guided breathing exercises during the massage. Thank you so much!! Please book with Valeska, like NOW! 👌🏽🙌🏽 

  • Jen P. 

A Sanctuary for the Mind and Body:

I feel like I’m floating!” That’s what I said after having experienced a massage therapy session with Scott. A feeling of peace, relief and contentment. He also showed me how to tap into my healing powers to tackle insomnia when it hits. On top of all that, he had really read my intake form previously so he was well informed and prepared to see me. Highly recommend Press and Scott for sure!

  • Erika F. 

Beyond the Ordinary Spa Experience:

I originally booked an appointment at PRESS because I was desperate for some stress relief and to feel more connected to my body during a very difficult time in my life. However soon after the first massage, I bought a package and now get a massage fairly regularly. The people who work the front desk are all very kind. I always book with Ryan (he is amazing!) but I’m also sure all the other massage therapists are fab. I highly recommend for anyone looking for some selfcare.

  • Nadia

Building a Community of Well-being:

I received a generous gift from a friend of a 60 minute massage at PRESS Massage. After some big life changes, I decided it would be a great time to find some relaxation and relief. I booked my appointment in Greenpoint with Krystina and I cannot say enough about how glad I am that she was the one who did the massage.

First let me say, the space is beautiful and so relaxing. You get a private room and everything from the moment you walk in, puts you at ease.

The receptionist was lovely and when it was time for my appointment, Krystina took me to the massage room. We discussed the information I had put on my form, as well as what had been impacting me lately. She heard everything I mentioned, and instantly gave me comforting words and knowledge. I cannot comment enough on how she has the most warming energy and I could feel her genuineness and authenticity. It is beyond obvious that she loves her craft, cares about people, and is extremely knowledgeable about her work, because let me tell you that was one of the best massages I have ever had. I have a lot of stress stored in my hips, shoulders, and back, and she found all the spots that needed attention. She is pure MAGIC and is fully a healer! I cannot recommend going to press for a massage and specifically booking with Krystina enough. She is the best kind of vibe and thank the universe and other higher beings for putting this human on the planet! I got a fully body massage and I feel so much better after visiting! Thank you Krystina and PRESS for making my day!

  • Alexandra S. 

Experience improved physical health with PRESS as we guide you to embrace calming and restorative activities that reduce stress and enhance your body's natural resilience. 

A Community Of Care And Expertise

The consistent praise for PRESS across all locations speaks volumes about the exceptional quality of services. The therapists are lauded for their expertise, professionalism, and genuine care for each client.

In addition to individual testimonials, PRESS also boasts a vibrant online community where clients share their positive experiences and connect with others seeking similar benefits. 

Testimonials By Location From PRESS Modern Massage Customers

Columbus Circle

“I recently had the pleasure of experiencing a massage at Press Massage in Columbus Circle. I had suffered from chronic back pain for months, and decided to give this place a try.

The atmosphere was very relaxing, and the staff was incredibly friendly and professional. My therapist listened carefully to my concerns and asked me questions to gain a better understanding of how my back pain could best be addressed.

The massage itself was wonderful! The therapist really focused on the areas that were causing me the most pain. He also gave me tips on stretches and exercises I could do to help relieve my discomfort.

I left the massage feeling extremely relieved and much less tense than when I arrived. My back felt looser and more relaxed, and I could tell that the massage had made a real difference in the way it was feeling.

I highly recommend Press Massage in Columbus Circle if you are looking for a great massage experience that will help reduce your back pain. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive, and they go above and beyond to provide an excellent service.” 

  • Brittney M.

“The environment at press is so calming and I always feel at ease upon entering the space. Brogan was so nurturing and attentive, he took the time to take notes of my personal needs and Tailored the massage perfectly for me. I definitely recommend Borgan if you want to feel cared for and nurtured! I always leave Press feeling refreshed and new. Highly recommend!!”

  • Em G.

“I highly recommend PRESS in Columbus Circle for any and all massage needs. The Pregnancy massage is the perfect gift for any mom-to-be, plus their therapists are highly-skilled and know exactly all the right points to touch on. Look no further, you have found your go-to spot from here on out!”

  • Allyson Stone H. 


Had 2 massages whilst visiting NY at Press Modern Massage- Williamsburg with therapist Joseph. The massage was extremely relaxing. Joseph was very gentle whilst also providing a good amount of pressure (if that is what you like). Receptionist was also extremely lovely and kind. I would highly recommend and would definitely come back if I ever was to visit NY again.

  • Mikahl Peters

I had a lot of tension in my neck and shoulders so I made a last min appt at press with Ryan D. It was great. The perfect amount of pressure. He really focused on the points of tension and I left feeling much better. I would highly recommend him and press.

  • Christina F. 

Love this spot. Went here for my prenatal massage with a lovely individual named Patrina! Highly recommend her. She was knowledgeable and relieved all the knots and tension all over my back.


I’ve been to PRESS before, and have always loved my experience. I wanted to take a moment to shout out my practitioner from today , Krystina. She was so thoughtful in the questions she asked about how my body was feeling, and what I particularly wanted to address.

Her massage was so healing, and the perfect balance of relaxing while also working out kinks and tender areas. I was so impressed and left my appointment floating…and immediately booked my next appointment with her. Can’t recommend PRESS or Krystina enough!!

  • Machel R. 

I basically never leave reviews, but this was one of the top 5 best massages of my life.  I try to get massages regularly (every 2 months or so).  So, I have tried a lot of studios and a lot of therapists.  Most are great.  This massage yesterday with Tatiana, however, was basically perfect.  She is incredibly skilled.  She was able to really focus on my very tense areas in an effective way without causing pain.  I woke this morning feeling like a new person.  I will definitely be back!  Thank you so much, Tatiana!

  • Mary G. 

This place is definitely pricey but very, very worth it. Juan Paulo is incredible — he made my 60 minute massage feel like a 2 hour massage AND showed me some stretches to continue at home. Well worth the money!

  • Nicole A. 

Union Square

Had a life changing massage with Scott. Worth every penny! This is not cookie cutter bodywork, the therapists here really customize to what you need using so many different techniques. The relief is real! Scott was so knowledgeable, sensitive, and helpful. The studio itself is also very welcoming and cute, and the linens and oils are great.

  • Samantha K. 

I’ve seen Kurt three times, and he never ever disappoints. He exudes peaceful, nurturing and caring energy. He goes above and beyond each and every time. I had a sprain on my calf/ankle and he was gentle throughout the whole session. My mind usually is racing with a thousand thoughts but this time I was in complete stillness. Thank you so much Kurt, you are special and talented. You are truly gifted. PS: The Front desk manager Angel was super friendly and positive! Made me feel at home.

If you’re at the Williamsburg or Union Square location, book with him. 💫🙌🏽

  • Jen P. 

I made a last minute call and was able to get an appointment right away. Meagan A. at the Union Square location was amazing. She gave me a lot of info that I had never been given at previous spas and were great. The massage was fantastic and would definitely go back.

  • Assad T. 

The Stress-Relief Experience

Sigh of Relief: Conquering Work-Induced Tension

Many professionals turn to PRESS to escape the chronic tension brought on by long hours and high pressure. Clients consistently report a deep sense of relaxation after a session, citing PRESS's skillful approach to calming the nervous system and easing tight muscles.

Harmony Restored: Balancing Mind And Body

For those seeking a mental respite, PRESS massages have been a sanctuary. Testimonials often highlight the mental clarity and emotional tranquility achieved through tailored massage techniques.

Pain Management Success Stories

Overcoming Chronic Pain: Breakthrough Healing Touch

Chronic pain sufferers have found solace in PRESS's targeted massage therapy. With therapists who listen and adapt to individual pain points, many testimonials express gratitude for the significant reduction in discomfort and increased mobility.

Athletic Recovery: From Fatigue To Vitality

Athletes praising PRESS note the pivotal role of massage in their recovery processes. Whether dealing with post-marathon soreness or gym-related strains, PRESS has helped them return to peak performance levels more swiftly.

Wellness Journeys

Holistic Health: The Integration of Massage In Wellness Regimens

Clients invested in overall wellness often speak of how PRESS massage sessions are a cornerstone of their health routine. From immune system support to enhanced sleep quality, the benefits extend well beyond the massage table.

Age Gracefully: Maintaining Mobility And Vigor

Seniors frequenting PRESS have shared stories of how regular massages have helped maintain their flexibility and zest for life. Testimonials emphasize a sense of renewed strength and energy, proving that massage is beneficial for all ages.

Types Of Massages PRESS Offers

At PRESS, we understand that everyone has different needs and preferences, and tailor our sessions to meet those individual needs. 

Let’s explore the different massage options you have to choose from: 

Full Body  

Our PRESS Full Body massage covers all areas of the body. These areas include the head (scalp, temples, and crown), neck (sternocleidomastoid, trapezius, and scalenes muscles), shoulders (rhomboids and rotator cuff muscles), back (quadratus lumborum, latissimus dorsi, and the erector spinae muscles), arms (biceps, triceps, brachialis, coracobrachialis, brachioradialis, and the extensor carpi radialis brevis muscles), hips (glutes and piriformis muscles) and legs (hamstrings, quadriceps, adductors, gastrocs, and achilles) and feet. 

During this massage, our licensed massage therapists employ our Signature technique - a blend of relaxing Swedish (long gliding strokes to promote relaxation and circulation) and orthopedic Deep Tissue massage therapy (applying targeted pressure on specific areas of tension) - to help promote relaxation while releasing stress and tension from the top of your head to the soles of your feet. 

With our PRESS Full Body massage, you can expect therapeutic benefits such as increased blood circulation, improved range of motion and flexibility, reduced stress levels and improved mood, as well as reduced pain and soreness. 

So, whether you are suffering from chronic pain, recovering from an injury or surgery, or simply need to relax and de-stress after a long day, our PRESS Full Body massage can help! 

Back, Neck And Shoulders 

PRESS Back, Neck & Shoulders massage is specifically designed to target the back (upper and lower), neck, and shoulder muscles. This therapy targets soft tissues and muscle groups in these areas to help ease stress and tension, promote blood circulation, and encourage relaxation, which in turn leads to several therapeutic benefits such as reduced pain and soreness (headaches, neck tension, and back pain), improved range of motion, improved blood and lymph circulation, improved posture, and overall enhanced well-being. 

By targeting the back, neck and shoulder muscles, our massage therapists are able to provide deep healing in these areas, making our PRESS Back, Neck & Shoulders massage therapy an effective treatment for people suffering from tension headaches, too much screen time, TMJ dysfunction, carpal tunnel syndrome, “Text Neck,” Scoliosis, and sports or office injuries. 



Massage therapy during pregnancy is an excellent way to help reduce stress, alleviate aches and pains, relax tense muscles, and improve circulation. At PRESS, we understand that every expectant person is unique and no two pregnancies are the same, which is why we ensure that each of our PRESS Pregnancy massage therapy is 100% tailored to meet the individual needs of each client.

This massage therapy is specifically designed to address sciatica, headaches, neck tension, swollen feet and ankles, and leg cramping during pregnancy. 

During this massage, our licensed massage therapists use moderate pressure to work on the areas of tension while helping parents-to-be relax. We also provide supportive maternity pillows, ensuring maximum comfort and safety throughout the massage session. 

In-Office Chair Massage 

Many of us have jobs where we have to sit at a desk all day. Prolonged sitting can lead to injuries like eye strain and carpal tunnel syndrome, tight and sore muscles, neck pain, headaches, fatigue, poor posture, and circulation problems. That’s why we offer PRESS Corporate Chair Massage to help improve the well-being of office workers and help them remain productive throughout the day. 

This special therapy is designed to target the back, neck, shoulders, wrists, hands, and arm muscles while the individual remains seated in their office chair or our massage chair. Our massage therapists use moderate to deep pressure to work on the areas of tension, effectively releasing stress and reducing tension. In turn, this helps to improve posture, reduce stress and anxiety levels, enhance concentration, increase energy and alertness, as well as prevent further physical injuries from prolonged sitting.

If you are looking to reduce workplace turnover costs, make your employees less stressed and more productive, and improve their overall well-being, PRESS Corporate Chair Massage is the perfect solution! 

Get Started Today With PRESS 

As we have seen, there are many benefits to getting regular massages, and the frequency of when to get one depends on your individual needs. 

If you are an athlete looking to improve your performance, a worker needing to reduce stress levels and prevent workplace injuries, or just someone looking to relax and unwind after a long day, PRESS has massage therapy that’s right for you. Thanks to our many reviews across our locations, you can trust PRESS with all of your massage needs.

So don’t wait any longer. Book your session today and start reaping the benefits of PRESS Modern Massage!

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What are the benefits of massage?

Massage offers a wide range of benefits, both physical and mental. Some of the most common benefits include:

  • Pain relief: Massage can help to relieve muscle pain, headaches, and joint pain.

  • Stress reduction: Massage can help to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.

  • Improved sleep: Massage can help to improve sleep quality.

  • Increased circulation: Massage can help to increase blood circulation.

  • Improved flexibility: Massage can help to improve muscle flexibility and range of motion.

  • Enhanced well-being: Massage can promote a sense of overall well-being and relaxation.

What are the different types of massage?

There are many different types of massage, each with its own unique benefits and techniques. Some of the most common types of massage include:

  • Swedish massage: A classic relaxation massage that uses long, smooth strokes.

  • Deep tissue massage: A more intense massage that focuses on deeper muscle layers.

  • Sports massage: A massage tailored for athletes that helps to prevent and treat injuries.

  • Trigger point massage: A massage that focuses on specific pressure points in the muscles to relieve pain.

  • Prenatal massage: A massage designed for pregnant people to help with common discomforts.

What should I expect during a massage session?

Your massage therapist will discuss your individual needs and goals before starting your session. You will then be asked to undress to your comfort level and lie down on the massage table. The therapist will then use various techniques to massage your muscles and tissues. You may be asked to change positions during the session.

Can massage therapy be covered by insurance?

Some insurance companies may cover massage therapy if it is deemed medically necessary. It is best to check with your insurance provider to see if your massage therapy is covered.

How often should I get a massage?

The frequency of massage sessions will vary depending on your individual needs and goals. Some people may benefit from weekly or bi-weekly massages, while others may only need a massage every few months.

What should I do after a massage?

It is important to drink plenty of water after a massage to help stay hydrated. You should also avoid strenuous activity for at least 24 hours after your massage.

Is it okay to talk during a massage?

Whether or not you talk during your massage is entirely up to you. Some people prefer to relax in silence, while others enjoy chatting with their therapist.

What should I wear to a massage?

You should wear loose-fitting clothing that you feel comfortable in. Your therapist may ask you to remove some or all of your clothing, depending on the type of massage you are receiving.

What is the proper etiquette for tipping a massage therapist?

It is customary to tip your massage therapist 20% of the cost of your session.