Therapeutic Bodywork

Customer Testimonials

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Maureen

I have been hearing about Thai Massage more and more lately, so I decided to see for myself what all of the buzz was about.Reinhold had so many great reviews and his fees are easier to afford than some of the other options. Easy to book him right on the website. Now I can see why everybody has such an excitement after they come back from thier treatment. This is powerful stuff. You should try it.


 

Courtney B.

As a neuro-muscular therapist, yoga and Pilates instructor and Thai Massage practitioner, I have very high standards for rating and evaluating bodywork. Reinhold is a gifted healer with an exellent level of skilled training. He allows the ancient healing practice to provide a fluid platform for his intuiting and expertice to work together. His treatment is very thorough and caring. It is abundantly clear the level of devotion and humility he connects with his craft. This style of healing has proven to be a comprehensive tool for recovery and relaxation for me on many levels.

April

I was in New York City for a vacation and my body was really hurting. I get Thai massage at home in California, and was thrilled to find Thai Massage -NYC. I love the massages I get at home, but this is clearly better. I could tell that he really understands anatomy and physiology and how the body workeds. Reinhold is passionate about Thai massage and helping me feel better. Would highly recommend!

Masae Shimomoto

He is one of the most respected and dedicated Massage therapist I know for more than 7 years.
Impressive, how he commits to his work and his clients.
His skills keep improving every time I see him.

I highly recommend to everyone!

Steven R.

... the most helpful massage I've ever experienced. I live far from NYC, but will definitely be a customer whenever I am in the area.


 

Jeremy

The Thai Massage session I had with Reinhold is one of the best things I've treated myself to in a long time. I told him what was going on with my body and asked him to just do his thing and work intuitively - all I had to do was surrender and breath. Fantastic results - very safe and nurturing - will make this a regular part of my healthcare.

Dane B.

Can't beat what you get for the price. Good strong massage. They have some other services there for feet and hair but haven't had those services.

Demitri K.

This is a private massage practice. Not a spa. Reinhold is the guy who will work with you, and he does not fit into any Thai masseur archetype that I can think of. He is both dexterous, as well as strong, and the rhythm of the massage is itself relaxing. You won't be disappointed, and I think the absence of any reviews below 5 stars by fellow patrons is a testament to what you can expect. Don't think twice about booking.

Judi R.

Thai massage is the best of all therapies I have tried in my life. And Reinold is a magical therapist. Sometimes I feel like he is dancing with my passive body in his hands. Sometimes I feel like I am being stretched on a rack. Sometimes I feel like his movement is enabling every muscle in my body to relax. It is 90 minutes of mind-blowing body work. If you are a dancer, an athlete, or just someone who walks, and are looking for a real 90 minutes of true therapy, you must check out Reinold.


 

Jessica

I received a gift certificate for a 90 minute massage--I've never had 90 minutes go by so quickly. He did a great job of explaining the process and letting me know how I could get the most of Thai massage. When we got down to it, he was extremely caring with his movements, and made extra effort to watch out for my lower back (a problem that currently is no longer a problem). Reinhold has made me an advocate for Thai massage being the best type of massage.


 







 

Maureen

I have been hearing about Thai Massage more and more lately, so I decided to see for myself what all of the buzz was about.Reinhold had so many great reviews and his fees are easier to afford than some of the other options. Easy to book him right on the website. Now I can see why everybody has such an excitement after they come back from thier treatment. This is powerful stuff. You should try it.


 

Courtney B.

As a neuro-muscular therapist, yoga and Pilates instructor and Thai Massage practitioner, I have very high standards for rating and evaluating bodywork. Reinhold is a gifted healer with an exellent level of skilled training. He allows the ancient healing practice to provide a fluid platform for his intuiting and expertice to work together. His treatment is very thorough and caring. It is abundantly clear the level of devotion and humility he connects with his craft. This style of healing has proven to be a comprehensive tool for recovery and relaxation for me on many levels.

April

I was in New York City for a vacation and my body was really hurting. I get Thai massage at home in California, and was thrilled to find Thai Massage -NYC. I love the massages I get at home, but this is clearly better. I could tell that he really understands anatomy and physiology and how the body workeds. Reinhold is passionate about Thai massage and helping me feel better. Would highly recommend!

Masae Shimomoto

He is one of the most respected and dedicated Massage therapist I know for more than 7 years.
Impressive, how he commits to his work and his clients.
His skills keep improving every time I see him.

I highly recommend to everyone!

Steven R.

... the most helpful massage I've ever experienced. I live far from NYC, but will definitely be a customer whenever I am in the area.


 

Jeremy

The Thai Massage session I had with Reinhold is one of the best things I've treated myself to in a long time. I told him what was going on with my body and asked him to just do his thing and work intuitively - all I had to do was surrender and breath. Fantastic results - very safe and nurturing - will make this a regular part of my healthcare.

Dane B.

Can't beat what you get for the price. Good strong massage. They have some other services there for feet and hair but haven't had those services.

Oliver Reed

One of 7th Avenues hidden gems. I came across this by chance and I was delighted with what he did. Suffering from jet lag after a weekend away in Ireland, I decided on a90 minute session. The massage was excellent. A little stronger than what you get with a Swedish massage but very thorough and relaxing all the same. Will definitely call back next time I have the need.

Marcial Garcia

Before going in for the massage, I had been having terrible shoulder pain for over 4 years. My range of motion was limited. After only ONE session, my shoulder pain was gone and my range of motion was back in full effect. ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!!!!!!


 

Devon F.

I loved the service! The massage was unique for me and I would do it again. I placed all my trust in Eric and it was worth it. He has powerful but gentle techniques. When I left, I felt as though I was crackling with energy, and as calm as a pool of water. I will visit again, and you should too.


 

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Oliver Reed

One of 7th Avenues hidden gems. I came across this by chance and I was delighted with what he did. Suffering from jet lag after a weekend away in Ireland, I decided on a90 minute session. The massage was excellent. A little stronger than what you get with a Swedish massage but very thorough and relaxing all the same. Will definitely call back next time I have the need.

David Bowen

As a body work specialist, Yoga instructor since 1980 and someone who has experience Thai massage in Thailand for over nine years, I can say with authority that the Thai Massage experience I had with Reinhold during my vacation in NYC was first rate and one of the best I've had outside Thailand. I had only budgeted for one massage but after that initial experience I knew I had to book another session before I left NY so I cancelled the Broadway show I was planning to see and treated myself once more. Now days later after my return home to the Turks & Caicos Islands, I'm still feeling the wonderful effects of his treatments. Do yourself and your body a favour, If you're in NYC, book a session with Rinehold at Thai Massage-NYC, I highly recommend it.

Mai K.

This was my first Thai massage and I wasn't sure what to expect, but the experience was great. It was strenuous, yet comfortable as Reinhold put me at my ease. The best part, the results! My lower back always hurts. ALLWAYS. But as I am writing this, eleven days and a long plane ride later, my back still feels great. If I only had regular access to this massage practice! Definitely worth your time and money, even if you are only in town for a short while.

Afwan S.

I'm no stranger to massages, but this was the first time I've had a Thai massage. After reading previous reviews, I was eager to try this new experience and I was not disappointed. Reinholt was the ultimate professional and I felt completely confident in his abilities. He said the beneficial effects would probably last for a few days, but it has been 3 weeks and my nagging knee pain has not returned.

Durham N.

If you are not familiar with Thai massage, the main thing to know is that it's not like a "regular" swedish massage. Instead, you remain fully clothed (tshirt and sweatpants or other soft clothes), and the therapist stretches your body, moving your muscles and joints into positions that help them stretch and release tension and stiffness. It's a very relaxing experience when done by a talented and well-trained professional who knows Thai massage techniques, and it can help relieve all kinds of aches and pains.

Reinhold Baker, who owns Thai Massage (thaimassage-nyc.com) has a lot of training as a massage therapist, plus spent a long time in Thailand learning the detailed techniques of Thai massage. I located his website when searching for a massage therapist - I wanted to have a plan in place to work out some of the "travel aches" after flying to NY for a short visit. Reinhold can meet you at your hotel (which is what I did) or you can go to his office. He responded very quickly to my email requesting an appointment, answered all my questions, and when I had to change hotels at the last minute, was VERY kind in accommodating that change.

The massage itself was extraordinary - Reinhold arrived to the hotel right on time, and texted me to let me know he was there. He set up the massage area in the hotel room (a talent in and of itself, given the small size of the room!) and then we talked a bit about my previous massage experiences and the aches and pains I was having. I booked an 80-minute session, and I would *HIGHLY* recommend doing that - it gives Reinhold enough time to really help you stretch out thoroughly and really let your muscles and joints release the tension they may be trying to hold onto. Thai massage is not always easy - the therapist's job is to help your body stretch thoroughly, and that requires some work, and may result in some soreness afterwards, especially if your muscles and joints are very tight beforehand. But Reinhold was very calm and knowledgeable, and he clearly was able to tell the difference between my muscles' resisting a stretch at first (and thus he just gently helped me "push through" that resistance) versus my experiencing a painful sensation that wasn't quite right (in which case he stopped immediately and switched to a different stretch). Because it was so clear that he understood this so well, I trusted him as much in this first session as I trust my regular (non-Thai) massage therapist, whom I've been seeing for years. He is not only really knowledgeable and talented, but he also is just an amazingly kind and open-hearted person. I felt very lucky to have the chance to meet him.

If I lived in NYC, I would make massage sessions with Reinhold a regular occurrence. I know he has several clients whom he massages weekly, going to their homes and doing the work. I would love the chance to work with him on that kind of regular basis! For now, though, I will happily content myself with a massage session every time I visit the city!

Katie N.

I'll be back next time I'm in NYC!!. Reinhold really knows his stuff. I've experienced Thai massage from numerous practitioners and he is among the best. He's intuitive and skilled and his years of experience are evident in his work. I walked out and nearly floated to Central Park , every joint in my body free of tension, every muscle free of stress. You can trust that you'll receive possibly the best ever Thai massage. Highly recommend Reinhold for newbies to this bodywork and to massage veterans who need the maximum release and stretching. "

Janet G.

Reinhold is professional, caring and unbelievably effective. Fantastic Thai masseur. Worth every penny.

Cynthia Okimoto

I wanted to give a super big shout out to Reinold! He's an excellent masseur who is very intuitive and skillful. Anyone who is going to get body work should definitely benefit from these services as he has a true gift!


 

Alexa T.

What can I say - Reinhold is incredible. He is very experienced and knows so much about the body. Sometimes, it feels like he has 8 hands! A massage with him is truly healing and I left feeling like I was floating. He is just great and I would certainly recommend him to anyone.

Casey Grayson

Incredible stuff! Much better than a traditional table massage especially if you are an athlete or physically active. I do cardio, yoga, and lift weights--so frequently. Thai Massage by Reinhold is perfect because not only is he very easy going, professional, and very friendly--but he really knows what he is doing. There are moments, I feel like a human pretzel, but the session Is both relaxing AND it's like passive yoga--so you get stretched out and massaged. The effects are amazing. I really recommend trying him, and his rates are really reasonable as compared to other places in the city, Reinhold always delivers quality. Totally worth it, in my opinion! :)

Anita

As a dancer I wanted to improve my flexibility and widen range of motion; focusing on high kicks, splits, etc, but also improve general posture and body strength. I heard about Thai Massage from my Yoga instructor , so I "Googled it". I found Reinhold and since then have been working with him for weekly sessions. I can see enormous improvement. I find it truly amazing how the human body can be 'talked into', 'steered' into certain movements by the right kind touch. I feel much stronger and find it remarkable that it happens just by me doing basically nothing except letting my body relax under experienced hands. Don't be mistaken - it's not Harry Potter's 'touch and go' kind of magic. It's much, much slower. But, bottom line; I know for sure that the Thai massage won't leave my weekly schedule for years. ;-))))

Brittany

The Thai Massage session I had with Reinhold is one of the best things I've treated myself to in a long time. I told him what was going on with my body and asked him to just do his thing and work intuitively - all I had to do was surrender and breath. Fantastic results - very safe and nurturing - will make this a regular part of my healthcare.

Brandi C.

I purchased a deal to try Reinhold's Thai Massage and really didn't know what to expect since I'd never experienced a Thai Style before.
After the intake process and discussing my ailments, Reinhold got right to work. He's definitely passionate about his craft and made me feel at ease immediately. Whenever I had questions about what was happening, I received an answer in layman's terms.
I've already recommended his services to my friends and can't wait to return for a longer massage.

Ryan H.

I received a gift certificate for a 90 minute massage--I've never had 90 minutes go by so quickly. He did a great job of explaining the process and letting me know how I could get the most out of his Thai massage. When we got down to it, he was extremely caring with his movements, and made extra effort to watch out for my lower back (a problem that currently is no longer a problem). I think Reinhold may have made an advocate for Thai massage being the best type of massage.

AmyH.

My body feels so great and relaxed, but at the same time rejuvenated, after I received a Thai massage from Reinhold. He is very professional, knowledgeable and skillful. I have been searching for a massage therapist to free my neck and my thoracic spine for a long time, most of the time ending in disappointment. Anyway, it's not easy to find a great Thai Massage Therapist in NYC. He has great body mechanics which support my body in the position that makes me feel safe so I can let go of my tension and tightness. I highly recommended anyone who has chronic aches and pains or who just need a GREAT MASSAGE, GO TO REINHOLD. He'll make you feel like a NEW PERSON.

Brooklyn D.

I highly recommend the Thai massage. if you've never had one google it. Thaimassage provides a light pair of pj's to wear for the massage.the therapists are very professional and knowledgable. Excellent!

Eric L.

This man is the real deal. Reinhold is a true professional and his work is excellent. I left the massage with my posture straighter, walking taller, and feeling recharged. I was able to see Reinhold through a KGBdeals offer, which made the massage affordable, but I would definitely go back and pay full price. I was surprised by the first review. Although his room is not the spa at Bergdorf's, it provided all the space that was needed, and I found him easy to talk to. I think he's great.

Eric L.

This man is the real deal. Reinhold is a true professional and his work is excellent. I left the massage with my posture straighter, walking taller, and feeling recharged. I was able to see Reinhold through a KGBdeals offer, which made the massage affordable, but I would definitely go back and pay full price. I was surprised by the first review. Although his room is not the spa at Bergdorf's, it provided all the space that was needed, and I found him easy to talk to. I think he's great.

Terry H.

MY first Thai massage, btw. Simply the best massage experience I ever had. My flexibility was improved and my spirits were lifted -- Reinhold is the best! Can't wait to go back.

Jennifer W.

I had never had a Thai massage before and wanted to try something new. I rarely get a massage; when I do I try to select a really knowledgeable practitioner. I was a little nervous because I wasn't sure what to expect, but Reinhold made me feel completely comfortable. I was hoping for a powerful massage to help me let go of stress, and provide a bit of a detox from a long winter. Well, It was INTENSE, but it helped me feel reconnected and improved my circulation greatly. I had a nice surge of energy afterwards, and throughout the next day, My limbs which had been feeling heavy were back to normal. I had a general feeling of happiness. During the massage he was incredibly aware of how far he could stretch without too much pain. It was amazing to me how he could know. He also gave me some helpful suggestions, simple things I can do on my own for balancing my alignment. Reinhold is an extremely talented, caring massage therapist. You will be able to tell that he really loves what he does, and so he does it really well. I wish everyone would give themselves the gift of going to him. It was truly amazing for me.