Best Massage

Nicki Dekunchak, Hands at Home

You choose: a quickie office chair massage, or a longer deep-tissue at home. Her expert hands will leave you looser and more relaxed than you’ve been in ages.

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2013 WINNER, Massage Deal

Phila Massages Massage Membership

132 South 17th Street, fourth floor, Philadelphia, PA

The worst thing about a massage is when its over. The best thing about Phila Massages membership club is that it makes getting regular massages easier. Members pay $20 a month and score deep discounts on treatmentswere talking up to 50 percent offplus guest passes and free massage classes, among other perks. Its exactly what… Read more »

2012 WINNER, Cheap Massage

Chung Dam Spa & Fitness

41 East Cheltenham Avenue, Cheltenham, PA

Forgo inhibitions for an au naturel experience at this Korean day spa, where therapists walk on your back and the gender-segregated clientele enjoys (super-clean) pools and saunas in the buff. All day here will set you back just $60. Read more »

2012 WINNER, Deep-Tissue Massage

Phila Massages

Weston Fitness, 1835 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

Recovering from a marathon (or even a stressful week at work) is much easier with help from owners Brian Rutledge and Natacha Vidal. They are pros at findingand untanglingeven the most stubborn knots. And at just $65 an hour, they dont break the bank, either. Read more »

2012 WINNER, Shore Massage

Nicki Dekunchak

, Philadelphia, PA

The secret to a really, really relaxing Shore vacation? Bringing this Philly-based therapist along for the ride. She sees clients in their homes from A.C. to Cape May all summer long, offering Zen-filled massages and facials, along with waxing and makeup services. Read more »

2012 WINNER, Cheap Massage

Chung Dam Spa and Fitness

41 East Cheltenham Avenue, Cheltenham, PA

Until you’ve had one of the Korean ladies here walk on your back, you don’t know what you’re missing. Plus, the $60 fee includes a day pass for the super-clean facilities, which boast multiple saunas and pools. Warning: As at most traditional Korean and Japanese spas, clients, segregated by gender, generally go completely naked. Not… Read more »

2012 WINNER, Deep Tissue Massage

Phila Massages

132 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA

When you hurt-we mean really hurt-all the Enya and precious oils in the world can’t help you. What can: owners Brian Rutledge and Natacha Vidal, who train their ninja-like focus on loosening your muscles and teaching you how to keep them loose between appointments. Bonus: One hour is only $65. Read more »

2012 WINNER, Luxury Massage

Four-Handed Massage at Nurture Spa

415 South York Road, New Hope, PA

Just in case the thought of a simultaneous scalp and foot massage isn’t enough to make your eyes roll back in your head, we’ll explain it this way: It might be best to have a loved one come along to drive you home afterward, as if you are undergoing an outpatient medical procedure for which… Read more »

2011 WINNER, Budget Massage

Massage Envy

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Sure, the sheets might not be as plush or the bathroom quite as luxe, but there’s nothing cut-rate about Massage Envy’s Wellness Program. A $59 monthly membership fee buys a 50-minute massage (we loved the deep-tissue with Regina Cerceo-Hagpian in Ardmore) every 30 days, and you can book additional massages for only 39 bucks. If… Read more »

2011 WINNER, Post-Marathon Massage

Tandem Sports Massage at Phila Massage

1835 Market Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA

Tight hamstrings and achy backs are no match for Dereck Balbontin and Natacha Vidal, Phila Massage’s tag-team duo who simultaneously attack coiled muscles with hot-and-cold therapy, deep-tissue massage and intense stretching for an amazing 60 minutes. Your beat-up bod won’t know what hit it this time in a good way. $125. Read more »

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