Massage by Eli

Based in New York

In-studio services

Starting at $170

Deep Tissue

12 testimonials

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If you are looking for an amazing, skilled and deep tissue Bodywork, then look no further.

My style is a mixture of Sports, Swedish, deep tissue and Esalen.
Esalen is known for its long, integrating strokes, creating an experience of deep relaxation supporting the natural ability of body and mind to self-heal. I use deep pressure, but can adjust accordingly based on your comfort level.

My work is performed on a table with fresh... linens using the highest quality massage creams, oils and lotions.

If you’re serious about getting GREAT bodywork performed, do not hesitate to contact me.


Based near: West 45th Street & 8th Avenue New York, NY 10036


M: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Tu: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

W: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Th: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

F: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sa: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Su: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

At Eli's studio

Deep Tissue massage

60 min.
90 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • American Express, Cash, Mastercard, Visa accepted
Additional Info

Techniques: Deep Tissue

Experience: 17 years

In-studio amenities: Private Restroom, Drinking Water, Music, Massage Table

Additional services: Body trimming

Affiliations: Esalen Massage and Bodywork Association


Gathered by Eli from admiring massage clients to share with you.

Oct. 16, 2020 in New York, NY (in-studio)

A deep, invigorating, connected massage from a master therapist. Eli knows when to tread lightly and when to dig deep and I was amazed at how relaxed I felt. Plus, he's the sweetest guy whose demeanor is calm and focused, and the results are healing and therapeutic.
If you've not had an opportunity to meet Eli on the table, you are missing out!

Sept. 04, 2020 in New York, NY (in-studio)

4 months had passed since I received my last massage, so I scheduled another session with Eli. I know that many have been hesitant to get a massage due to the pandemic, but I trust Eli as well as his meticulousness regarding the cleanliness of his space.

Every time I arrive for a session, Eli is always welcoming me with a smile and offering me something to drink. He has a dedicated room that makes you feel like you are at a spa equipped with a professional yet comfortable table, clean linens, fragrance-free lotion and his great taste in relaxing music. Once the massage begins, I completely surrender my body to Eli’s hands which are very strong but most importantly intuitive. He knows exactly where to apply the right amount of pressure and addresses any stressed muscles that I have. He is truly a skilled body mechanic.

It is a pleasure to be on his table to experience not only his talented hands but also engage in conversation with someone who is passionate about travel, fitness, and design. Eli also has a witty sense of humor which I like since it means that he can be himself around me. The only negative is that time always passes by quickly when I am under Eli’s care but more importantly my body is rejuvenated in the end. Once the massage is over, he offers a shower, a fresh hotel quality towel, and he always makes sure to ask if I would like water before I walk out the door.

If you need a massage, do not hesitate to contact Eli, his professionalism along with his charming personality make for an amazing massage experience. His skills are incomparable to everyone else in the NYC area. Plus, he is a super nice guy!

Feb. 01, 2020 in New York, NY (in-studio)

Eli is a consummate professional with some of the most wise hands in the industry. His touch is intuitive, and deliberately firm. His genuine hospitality and lovely bodywork guarantee restorative results. His communication is prompt and direct. Overall a great experience.

Aug. 29, 2019 in New York, NY (in-studio)

I have been to Eli twice for massages within the past two months and was extremely pleased with the experiences. He is a most gracious host and offers a massage that is a unique combination of deep tissue and Swedish massage, with stretching, and tailors it to your particular needs. If you’re looking for a top-notch masseur who is friendly, handsome, in great shape, and offers a strong yet relaxing massage in a warm and inviting atmosphere, then I highly recommend Eli. You will not be disappointed. I look forward to booking another session with him when I visit NY again soon.

June 01, 2019 in New York, NY (in-studio)

Been seeing Eli for bodywork for a lot of years off and on and he’s still one of the finest masseurs in NYC. Extremely professional, excellent at his technique and a wry sense of humor. Eli’s in a class of his own!

July 24, 2017 in New York, NY (in-studio)

This was my second massage appointment in 2 months with Eli. The first was for relaxation, but this time it was more for healing: a neck issue. Eli quickly assessed the situation and determined that in fact, the neck issue was the result of a back muscle issue. Eli focused on that area during the therapeutic massage, applying deep pressure, and now 24 hours later, the neck issue is much better. Once again, it is clear that Eli is highly skilled at his work and I look forward to regular appointments to prevent the neck issue from returning. A pleasure to work with and highly recommended!

April 15, 2017 in Manhattan, NY (in-studio)

Eli's responded promptly to my request, and I was able to be seen the same morning. The massage is performed in a warm, darkened, dedicated room. His technique is extraordinarily good. The massage is deep with stretching and long, long strokes.I am resting in my hotel room thinking that I should move to Manhattan so to enjoy Eli's massage more often.

Testimonials from before May 23, 2018 were submitted directly by clients.