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***** Brownstone Spa is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 63 reviews!

  • *****

    Amazing deep massage. I have terribly tight shoulder and neck muscles that always give me problems and my masseuse instinctively focused on those problems area with a very strong hand. I think she said her name is PoPo and might be the owner? I'm definitely gonna come back.

  • *****

    Had a great massage. I had just moved a few days earlier and my neck and back were hurting. I felt so much better after. Very recommended after a weekend of moving.

  • *****

    Happy Birthday Rebecca !!

  • *****

    It was great I am surly goin back..

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    Needed some help with a frozen shoulder and pulled neck muscle. Called and came in same day. Amazing. Stretched and massaged every part that hurt and then some. Gave helpful info to help with pain. Reasonably priced. Service was worth more. Thanks Wendy!!

  • *****

    5 stars!

  • *****

    Rebecca is our savior. She has a 6th sense on where to focus her energies and she is a pro. We don't even bother (even when traveling or on vacation) getting a massage from anyone else.

  • *****

    Rebecca is a healer! She is so kind, and so in tune with sensing body pain. I left feeling lighter, more relaxed and cared for. Her spa is a neighborhood gem!

  • *****

    Rebecca was really really good. I only told her to work on my top body and then she identified where my problem were when massaging me. She's more like a therapist than a massager. She worked mostly on my problematic areas and warned me it would be really painful. I cried stop several times. But afterwards, my left shoulder pain was gone. If you are looking for healing, she's definitely the person to go.

  • *****

    Rebecca is the best masseuse in Brooklyn. Period. End of conversation.

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    I had 2 hairline fractures in my foot and 3 weeks later I was still in agony. My foot looked like an elephant's and different areas would seize up - the top of my foot - the arch - up my leg. Bobo is the best! She gave me a deep muscle massage and in 30 minutes changed me from unbearable pain to a little annoying. Thank you Bobo!

  • *****

    Nice neighborhood gem!!!! My daughter said she would go back again

  • *****

    Amazing will go back, my masseuse knew how to apply proper pressure and really got in to all the knots. Got an hour full body, amazing I feel so relaxed. They do have hot stones so be ready for them. It was $48 for the hour. Quite the deal, I called in to make sure they had time for me and set up an apportionment. So do call and make an appointment and it's cash only.

  • *****

    I love this place!! Rebecca the owner is a fantastic masseuse and she knows how to tackle your issues. She's very professional, caring, and very powerful too :) i have been coming to see her for over a year. Beside that, the rest of her team is very nice, and always accommodating!!

  • *****

    Omg Pamela. You are a KWEEN. Seriously the best massage I've ever had. So wonderful. I am mush. Can't wait for my next one.

  • *****

    Wendy gave me such a great massage I feel asleep. My fav new spot!!

  • *****

    I am appalled by the string of unfair reviews riddling this small business just trying to make a name for themselves in the forever-transforming area of Fort Greene. No business is perfect, but this spa has certainly earned it's spot on Myrtle. I put a star less because it's cash only, but I guess everyone has their way of running things, so this is understandable. Rebecca is certainly doing a fine job running things; from making sure her team is punctual and tidy, to the fair price structure and superb customer service. My favourite masseuse is Nicole. I'm a bike messenger with tons of passive joint/back problems and instantaneous injuries every now and again, and normally I would choose a veteran like Rebecca to handle it, but I prefer not-so-strenuous massages as I'm usually in it for the multiple therapies massaging can provide as well as injury treatment. Nicole may not be an expert, but her massages are consistently satisfying and well worth the tip; her service is done with care and grace, and in time, her potential will bloom. I understand a suggested tip may SEEM unfair, but think about it: an unfair tip discourages good service, especially toward you. They too, are human, so tip them like so! I love this spa. Keep up the good work!

  • *****

    Wow! Great massage great price nice people quiet room thx!

  • *****

    wonderful experience, i felt like i was walking on a cloud when it was all over, highly recommended

  • *****

    Great service!
    Would definitely return.
    Parking wasn't a battle either.

  • *****

    I had a interesting experience, the deep tissue massage which Rebecca the owner (my sister/friend) provided it was intense but I have to be honest the next day which is today I feel amazing........ I want to thank my son who gave me the certificate that I misplaced...... Will definitely come again........ Great Work ??Rebecca so proud of you!!! Come check it out you won't be disappointed!!!!!

  • *****

    This place is great! Prices are reasonable and the therapist are awesome.. I will definitely be back for another massage

  • *****

    The Massage is to Die for,Excellent and Exceptionally Esquisit. ? Rebecca Rocks those Knots and Stiffness right out of your Muscular Figure. The Service i Recommend if you need to be Wipped into place. I am Living Proof of Freedom from Tightness. A++, The Facility is Comfortable and Clean, and the Membership is 250.00 for the Year, half off, on any Services. I definitely recommend. ?

  • *****

    Very good deep tissue massage, for a low price. I will be getting a membership to cut the rates in half. I will be there once a week...

  • *****

    Amazing massage! She actually walked on my back!! And you cannot beat the price! Highly recommend!

  • *****

    Rebecca is a hidden gem. Extremely intuitive, experiences, I never ever have to tell her where to go or how to change the pressure, she just knows. Do not hesitate for a second.

  • *****

    I have psoriatic arthritis and had the perfect storm of a flare-up between 2 lower vertebrae and moving apartments. Whoopie. :/ My back had "frozen" so painfully on Tuesday/moving day I had taken 16 Advils by the end of the day and it was still excruciating. On Wednesday morning, I had to call out sick to work and my friend suggested Brownstone Spa for an intense massage and even more luckily, they were only a half a block away. I called at about 2PM and they were able to fit me in for a 2 hour targeted massage at 3:30PM.

    My husband helped me shuffle over a bit early and I was soon greeted by Chardonnay.
    There is a Shakespearean phrase "though she be but little, she is fierce" and it applies here. Chardonnay was very calm, soft spoken, and listened to what I thought was wrong, and she was occasionally distracted because there was no receptionist so she had to answer calls but she delivered the most painful yet effective massage of my life. At points, she would climb onto the table to give herself better leverage and to use her whole body weight on certain horribly locked/bunched up/rock solid places on my back. There were silent tears, snot, and likely drool and she was unflappable. She checked in with me so I know I could have asked her to take it easier on me, but that wasn't the mission. Being able to walk and bend again was. While my primary complaint was my lower back being locked, she found things I have been carrying around behind and on top of my shoulders for months. There was a lengthy pause in the middle when she left to heat stones and I promptly fell asleep thinking it must be like what happens to prisoners in between rounds of torture. Sleep while you can because when you're conscious, it's just torture and pain. I was startled awake, when she came back and she proceeded to massage me with the hot rocks. Not a gentle, smooth over with them, as I've had in other places, but a dig into the hollows of your body and pressure points press with them. Surprisingly effective. She occasionally manipulated my arms/legs to position them in better places for optimal digging into some fascia, hidden behind bones. And ended the 2 hours with a serious of stretches and super intense pressure, sometimes combined. I was seriously woozy when it was time to get up and had to sit down several times while getting dressed again. I could see by the time, 5:45PM, that I had gotten 2 hours of hands-on massage, even with the lengthy break in the middle for the heated stones/survival sleep.

    Look, I've had the gorgeous scented oil, massage over a private lagoon, rainbath, and frou-frou massages and loved them for what they were. This place isn't one of those places. This is a Tell Me Where It Hurts And Let Us Fix You kind of place. I grew up with firm Korean style massages which many people don't find comfortable, to begin with, and this was a targeted 2 hr massage that has left me with bruises but made me functional again. So worth it and so very helpful. But know what you are looking for when you go in. It's not really a spa type of environment, though they try with the spa music and dim lighting. They are excellent at getting you moving again so long as you can survive the pain of getting there.

    Cash Only. Also, +10 points for the Minnie Mouse socks.

  • *****

    This is the best massage I've ever received!!!

  • *****

    The massages here are intense and they will completely meet you where you're at. I felt so much tension relieved from my neck and so much emotion relieved in my chest. They put their whole bodies into it so it can be a little painful but with a big pay off. Of course, you can always ask them to be more gentle or whatever else you might need. Highly recommend treating yourself to a massage here and I will be a repeating customer for sure!

  • *****

    This place is AMAZING. Well priced and they work really hard-- you will leave feeling completely brand new (and the staff is super sweet)!

  • *****

    Called on a Friday afternoon and didn't have any trouble at all getting an appointment. I requested Rebecca since all the reviews for her specifically were glowing. Unfortunately, she was booked until 7:30. Decided to give it a go anyway.

    I had one of the other masseuses (I'm so bad at names but I'm sure it started with a 'CH'). I was not disappointed at all. She worked me well and exactly how I wanted. She really knew how to get my knots out without going overboard. The hot stones near the end was the cherry on top.

    The only thing that took away from my experience and ultimately a 5-star review is something that I consider a BIG deal for me: I could hear everything in the other rooms. It sucks that you have thin walls but there was far too much conversation and noise coming from the front waiting area. At one point the guy receptionist was being reprimanded for a mistake made on the phone (prob by the owner) for a good five minutes and it really took me out of it. Suddenly I felt myself feeling sorry for the guy and felt pretty awkward. I'm probably not the only one that thinks spas should be a quiet and meditative place.

    Aside from the above complaint I am very pleased with my experience and will definitely be back when I need a good massage!

  • *****

    I knew Rebecca when she worked at the Chinese restaurant near her Spa. If I would have known she would be the best masseuse I've EVER had I would have helped her get her own Spa years ago. There's nobody better!!

  • *****

    This place is great--best massage I've gotten outside of Thailand. I went in with back pains so bad I could barely walk and Rebecca more or less took care of them. Highly recommend.

  • *****

    Rebecca is the best !! If you want to get a deep tissue and work every muscle in your body SHE is a must !!! Strong and efficient -- I had an hour massage and could possibly be the best deep tissue I've ever had :)

  • *****

    Came here because of a sports related injury in my upper back. The owner Rebecca gave me my first massage. Felt brand new afterwards!! Thanks rebecca!! Came back a few times afterwards. All of the masseuses are very professional, and I usually got extra time for no additional cost.

  • *****

    Just had a massage with Pamela and I felt that she was very intuitive and I felt extremely cared for. Would defiantly go see her again.

  • *****

    The price is certainly right here, and I love that I could just walk in on a day when my back was killing me and get a massage right away! As others have said, it's certainly no frills, but I don't mind. However, they cover the massage table with the kind of paper they use for doctor's office examination chairs (rather than sheets), and as I am rather slight, this meant that my whole body sort of slid around during certain aspects of the massage (like when my masseuse was pulling on my arms). It was more amusing than bothersome, but I can see how it might render the experience a little less relaxing for some.

    Either way, it was clean, efficient, and there was music playing (unlike what's been said in previous reviews), but it was very soft, and you can definitely hear what's going on in the room next to you.

    It's annoying that it's cash only, but for what it costs, it's certainly worth a visit.

  • *****

    Just experienced one of the best massages I've ever had. Will took great care of me and got all of the knots out my back.
    I left feeling refreshed and relaxed. Highly recommend.

  • *****

    So so good. Rebecca was amazing. I am so psyched to find her. I have massages a lot and this was one of the best.

  • *****

    Awesome I feel brand new thank you Rebecca.

  • *****

    Hands down the best in Brooklyn!

  • *****

    My partner loved it (Rebecca), my masseuse not so much. All the reviews you read are correct, no frills & a great back rub down which did its job at the right price! Rebecca was awesome bc even though my masseuse didn't hit all my spots she took a good 10 minutes extra and worked me out on my shoulder and sciatic bone. I was appreciative bc the other woman kept missing it!

    Pros:
    Rebecca (personable, knowledgeable and strong!)
    Price
    Local
    Hot stones and towels
    Did I say price!?!

    Cons:
    We got a couples massage and the room was too tight for the masseuse to move around.
    My masseuse had to be asked to use more oil several times
    The towels that you lay your face on and they cover you with are ruff.

    However, I am going again and requesting Rebecca!

    Updated from visiting again on 9/10/16...
    Was here with my partner again and we went in with a plan; get separate rooms so there'd be more space and play a mean game of Rock/Paper/Scissors to decide who on who would get Rebecca. I LOST!
    So I was asked by the gentleman who greeted us in the front "who did I prefer and did gender matter?" All I said was I didn't want the masseuse I had last time.
    Rebecca said, "take him!" Meaning the guy (Will Will Will!!!!) who greeted us...it was the best massage of my life! It "hurt so good!" He had me in positions I've never been in, he had me doing breathing techniques that I've never done while getting a massage (healing breaths) and he opened my muscles up as he explained bc he would be putting his 175lbs of pressure on me!
    It was thee best! Will even suggested the type of shower I should take after to further relax my muscles post massage.
    Go get a massage here.
    Request Will!!!!!

    You'll thank me later....

  • *****

    Visited for the first time today with a back full of knots and aches, and have left feeling totally pain free and relaxed. At such a bargain price too. I had Will, who was not only an amazing masseuse but had a lovely calming and friendly temperament which made the whole experience a real treat. I've recently recovered from a broken foot and he took the time to tell me stretches and exercises to help my body get used to being active again. I've visited much more expensive places in the neighborhood but this is my favorite by far. It's not fancy but they focus on what's important - a great massage. Thanks Will! I'm definitely making it a regular thing.

  • *****

    I have been here on three occasions. The front reception was always welcoming and accomondating. Pamela is the bomb, i caught myself snoring during our last session. When shes done my back feels so loose.

  • *****

    My partner loved it (Rebecca), my masseuse not so much. All the reviews you read are correct, no frills & a great back rub down which did its job at the right price! Rebecca was awesome bc even though my masseuse didn't hit all my spots she took a good 10 minutes extra and worked me out on my shoulder and sciatic bone. I was appreciative bc the other woman kept missing it!

    Pros:
    Rebecca (personable, knowledgeable and strong!)
    Price
    Local
    Hot stones and towels
    Did I say price!?!

    Cons:
    We got a couples massage and the room was too tight for the masseuse to move around.
    My masseuse had to be asked to use more oil several times
    The towels that you lay your face on and they cover you with are ruff.

    However, I am going again and requesting Rebecca!

  • *****

    Wonderful experience... I came for my cousins birthday and also once with my BF for a couples massage. Both experiences were amazing.

  • *****

    Rebecca is a gem. She went above and beyond the usual massage to help me with an injury. She has immense knowledge and after many years of getting massages she is know my go to therapist. Healing hands.

  • *****

    Great no-frills massage! Masseuse might have to step away during your massage to answer the phone, but it's a very small operation - they probably wouldn't be able to exist at their affordable/inexpensive rates if they had to hire a separate front desk person all the time. If you're looking for great bodywork, this is a wonderful neighborhood place.

  • *****

    This place is awesome. No frills, but you get an amazing massage every time for a very good price. Im so happy I found this place a few blocks away from my home. Im a regular and go every couple weeks.... the bomb !!!

  • *****

    Best massage I have had in 25 years of massages.

  • *****

    I had a very beautiful professional stress relief massage by Rebecca. Trust me guys she is the best of the best. I love her.

  • *****

    Rebecca has the most skilled hands. Incredible massage. Highly recommended especially for athletic injuries and soreness

  • *****

    I can't say enough good things about this place or the people who work there. I've had massages from Rebecca and two others, and every one has been 5 stars. The space is quiet, clean, and relaxing, and I've come for an hour of relaxation and/or 30 minutes of targeted massage for an injury. Rebecca is the only person I've found who knows exactly what to do about my shoulder injury. I highly recommend stopping in to fix a sore neck and back or treating yourself to a 60-90 minute healing session.

  • *****

    Rebecca is AMAZING!

    I had the pleasure of meeting Rebecca this weekend. I've been to quite a few massage therapists and she is BY FAR, one of my favorites.

    She quickly found where I carry my tension and did what she could to fix it. She was knowledgeable, thorough and attentive throughout the session.

    If you are looking for a good massage therapist to add to your holistic routine (no bells or whistles - just straight massage therapy using eastern techniques), Rebecca is the one to come to.

  • *****

    This was my second time receiving a massage, first time at this business, and I was very pleased. Rebecca was very nice and answered my questions regarding the tension in my back (mainly due to stress). She didnt rush and there was very relaxing music playing. I made an early appointment because I didnt want to wait around as Ive seen some people state in their review and I dont regret it at all. I feel more at ease and will definitely get more massages from here in the future.

  • *****

    Rebecca! You have a fan, walked in without an appointment - were able to take me right then. 60 min back massage, worked out all of my stress and tension and really put a smile on my face. Thank you Rebecca, I will be back! :)

  • *****

    The other reviewers are right: this is a no-frills spa. I am a no-frills person and I got exactly what I was looking for: someone in the neighborhood to work me out for a good price. The service was professional and friendly, the room was clean and comfortable, and most importantly I got a great, affordable massage.

    Looking forward to my next visit.

  • *****

    So Venita is a goddess. Compassionate, sensitive to your needs and intuitive, she's just really talented. The space is, like everyone said, bare bones and quiet, but I don't care, I'm there for the bodywork. You go for Venita. Really great addition to the neighborhood, and so affordable.

  • *****

    I'm no massage therapist, but I love a good massage and have had many great ones! and a few eh ones.

    I received my 90 mins massage as a gift and was a little weary of the place based on reviews, but I have good news to report local Clinton Hillers!, this place is actually great! With some minor exceptions that shouldn't keep you from taking advantage of their very affordable prices.

    First thing to note is that calling yourself spa in NYC does not mean you have an elaborate lounge area, it simply means you offer spa services, so this place qualifies. But it is a bare-bones operation, which is likely reason #1 why it's so affordable.

    I had Venita as my therapist and she was outstanding. Warm and healing, firm when necessary and very caring. Made light conversation, but mostly left me to relax. I highly recommend her.

    Brownstone, you really do need to add some music in the background. Get one good speaker, install on the ceiling and play low soft soothing music for all. (Until they do this, bring headphones.)

    They have frosted some of the windows on the doors, I think they are trying to create a very open atmosphere which is why not all frosted. I didn't mind at all.

    When the phone rings and both therapists are busy, they should let it go to voicemail.

    That's all I got! I loved my experience and will be back to see Venita soon.

  • *****

    Rebecca is great. She really gave great pressure to alleviate the tension in my back (and there was a lot) this spa was very comfortable and most importantly affordable ! Rebecca just won a customer!

  • *****

    Rebecca is strong...I ran a 1/2 marathon the day prior and I have extraordinary tension in my back from lifting heavily. Her massage is custom tailored as advertised and she focuses on the tension till it is kneaded out.

    Intuitive and experienced, she was able to deduce that my bed is too soft and my pillows are too high based on the way my muscles tense up. The hot stones she uses are a plus and she's not trying to burn you. Communicates well and is accommodating.

    I have been going to many massage therapist for a few decades. The style that I generally gravitate to is tui na or a sports massage. This is probably the best massage I've had and I will be back with friends.
    Cash only!!

  • *****

    Excellent experience with Rebecca. I drove by a few times and decided to walk in. I was on the table in an hour.  Great location and affordable. I will be back every month.

  • *****

    Amaaaazing. My roommate walked in and were able to be seen right away. We got their 50% off the first visit special so our 2 hour massages were only $60 each! Unreal. Mark worked out the months of knots in my back and I can finally turn my head from side to side again. My roommate was equally happy and we will definitely be back.

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