The Ultimate Guide to Where to Get a Massage in and Around Philly
Need some tension relief, pampering or long-overdue self-care? From Center City to the 'burbs, there are plenty of massage spots to suit your needs.
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There’s no shortage of venues in and around Philadelphia where you can get a variety of massages, whether you’re treating yourself to a full day of indulgence or a 60-minute massage of choice. Here’s our guide to area locations that’ll take away your stress and make your knots disappear.
Center City, Rittenhouse, and Midtown Village | Old City | Fairmount, Brewerytown, Callowhill, and Spring Garden | Northern Liberties, Fishtown, Port Richmond, and Kensington | South Philadelphia, East Passyunk, Queen Village, Point Breeze, and Bella Vista | Manayunk, Roxborough, and East Falls | Germantown, Mt. Airy, and Chestnut Hill | West Philadelphia | Northeast Philadelphia | Main Line | Suburbs | Multiple Location Venues
Massages in Center City, Rittenhouse, and Midtown Village
1 North 19th Street
Fifty-seven floors above the city, the luxury spa houses over 700 healing crystals within its walls. While there, opt for bodywork like the super-relaxing Seasons of Chakras massage, a crystal oil massage, aromatherapy, deep tissue, or a gentle prenatal treatment.
1439 Chestnut Street
W Philadelphia’s AWAY Spa wants you to destress and reset with massages that target brain fog and boost energy. Many massages use “head-clearing” oils and CBD to achieve sought after results. While you’re there, book Best of Philly-winning facial, Franklin’s Secret. You won’t be disappointed.
1811 Walnut Street
This full-service spa’s focus on self-care shows in all of its massage services, from hot stone to deep tissue treatments. Stay for other beauty and wellness offerings like a facial, a blowout, waxing, or a mani/pedi.
1 Logan Square
The Underground Spa at the Logan Hotel takes some of the most senses-pleasing ingredients to make for the perfect massage experiences. From the Alpine Arnica Deep Tissue Massage with sweet birch, arnica, and magnesium for soreness relief to the tension-taming Nirvana Stress Relief Massage, you’re bound to feel lighter and more centered.
210 West Rittenhouse Square
The Rittenhouse Hotel’s in-house spa boasts an extensive list of massage services, all of which can be elevated by adding a body scrub, aromatherapy, or hot stones. A popular treatment is the Sleep Massage, which uses CBD oil to help you achieve restful slumber.
1512 Sansom Street, suite 300
Known for its facials and wax treatments, Skincare Lounge Spa also offers a variety of massages, from reflexology to Himalayan salt stone and lymphatic drainage.
109 South 13th Street
Eviama Life is one of the region’s top green spas, taking steps to be eco-conscious as well as using natural products. Their specialties include lymphatic drainage, myofascial release integrated massage, and gut-healing treatments.
1740 South Street, suite 503
This integrative medicine spot doesn’t just do acupuncture — it also offers a range of massages from Swedish to prenatal massage. Trigger point therapy is their specialty, and it helps to release tension in bunched-up tissue.
10 Avenue of the Arts, 3rd floor
The massage treatments at this spa inside the Ritz-Carlton Hotel include traditional Swedish and deep tissue, plus specialty ones featuring Tibetan singing bowls, guided meditation, and Reiki.
253 South 10th Street
Wee Massage specializes in the art of Tui Na, which is an ancient Chinese practice and believed to be the oldest form of bodywork. Their services help to balance your qi, or life force, and are offered in 60 and 90 minute sessions.
829 Spruce Street, suite 300
Judy Moon and her team provide plenty of massage options, including ones that incorporate warm bamboo, dry brushing, and Kansa wands.
1420 Walnut Street, suite 1212
Modrn’s extensive menu caters to those who want to ease their sore muscles, feel more centered, or simply relax. Some offerings include lymphatic drainage, a chakra-balancing crystal massage, and cupping.
100 South Broad Street, suite 920
Tree of Zen provides Swedish and deep tissue massages, plus facials, body wraps, and bacials (a.k.a. facials for your back!).
1520 Locust Street, 2nd floor
Primp and Play specializes in spa parties for both adults and children. Adults can take advantage of deep tissue, hot stone, and Swedish massages, while the little ones can get pampered through manicures and glitter facials.
1611 Walnut Street, 3rd floor
For over 20 years, this spa has been specializing in Swedish massages and cupping. In recent years, it has been offering Gua Sha, a scraping technique that can help release muscle tightness and promote lymphatic drainage.
1528 Walnut Street, suite 202
This comprehensive wellness biz provides personal training, physical therapy, chiropractic services, acupuncture, nutrition counseling, mental health therapy, and of course, massages. Their bodywork is offered in 60- and 90-minute increments, or opt for the 75-minute sports massage.
Massages in Old City
219 Cuthbert Street, 6th floor
This all-in-one spa boasts facials, brow work, and body wraps, but also an array of massage choices — from Swedish and deep tissue to prenatal and reflexology.
219 Cuthbert Street, 4th floor
As its name implies, Massage Studio of Philadelphia is totally focused on helping your body move and feel better through therapeutic body work. No matter what tension or aches you’re coming in with, the team will customize your massage to meet your specific needs.
124 Chestnut Street
Aiming to provide total-body relaxation, this Old City massage spot focuses on deep tissue, Thai yoga, and aromatherapy massages, plus myoskeletal alignment therapy that works to restore comfortable movement through guided stretching and manual touch therapy.
Massages in Fairmount, Brewerytown, Callowhill, and Spring Garden
2305 Fairmount Avenue
Licensed acupuncturist Marnie Boccella and certified massage therapist Dan Johnson founded this center in 2008 to meet the demand in the community. Johnson specializes in pain relief and sports massages, making him a favorite for Philly’s running crowd.
Massages in Northern Liberties, Fishtown, Port Richmond, and Kensington
440 East Girard Avenue
Massage therapy is just one of the services available at this Fishtown wellness collective, which also offers doula services, lactation support, mental health care, and more. Many of the practitioners specialize in different modalities, so you can get the exact services you need.
305 Brown Street
Aside from its amazing sauna, Formation offers a variety of massages, including therapeutic, prenatal, and facial with add-ons like CBD and cupping. You can also opt for a sauna and massage combo for the ultimate self-care day.
1416 Frankford Avenue, suite B3
If you’re short on time, but still need some self-care, go to The Chair Massage Studio, where you can get a 15-, 20-, or 30-minute chair or foot massage. They offer longer table massages, too, for the days you really need that extra relief.
925 North 2nd Street
Sure, this NoLibs spa has CBD, prenatal, and dry brush massages (all of which will ease tension in those achy muscles and joints), but they’ve also got add-ons so you can receive hot stones, Gua Sha, cupping, or acupuncture for enhancing your experience.
1401 Germantown Avenue
NTS promotes slow beauty by offering restorative wellness services using clean, organic products. Services range from a 30-minute scalp massage to two-plus-hour energy healing experience.
1639 North Hancock Street, suite 102
With Haven’s focus on injury prevention and recovery, you’ll find Swedish and sports massages, as well as myofascial release and Reiki at this wellness center in Olde Kensington.
1856 Frankford Avenue
In addition to acupuncture, cupping, Gua Sha, and cosmetic or facial acupuncture, this women-owned biz also offers five different massages, plus add-ons like reflexology and energy work.
2312 North Hancock Street
Licensed massage therapist Stephanie Lee Jackson does offer single sessions, but you should go for her targeted packages, which address self-care, recovery (from surgery, injury, trauma, etc.), pain and misalignment.
Massages in South Philadelphia, East Passyunk, Queen Village, Point Breeze, and Bella Vista
224 Moore Street, unit 1
Owner Jennifer June has been practicing massage therapy in Philadelphia for over 20 years. She specializes in everything from pain relief to massages inspired by various cultures, including the Lomi Lomi tradition from Hawaii and Indian head massage. Other team members specialize in chakra access, pressure point, and myofascial therapy.
752 South 2nd Street
This Queen Village spa offers everything from a deep tissue therapeutic massage and warming wrap — complete with CBD-infused massage oils and ointments — to cupping treatments. Bonus: They can bring the massage to you.
728 South 4th Street
This boutique spa’s eclectic antique decor is inspired by its home on Fabric Row. Massage options include a “Sticks and Stones” treatment using bamboo tools and warm stones.
2545 South Broad Street
Find inner peace at this spa with a 30-, 60-, or 90-minute massage, with enhancements like deep tissue, hot or cold stones, and reflexology.
1637 South Broad Street
Bill Engstrom has been a certified massage therapist for nearly two decades, and specializes in deep tissue massages, trigger point therapy, and sports therapy.
1318 West Ritner Street
This South Philly massage center offers 10 different full-body treatments, including ones that incorporate Himalayan salt stone, Gua Sha, and hemp oil. There are also 30-minute foot, scalp, and face massages, plus energy-focused services like Reiki and natal chart readings.
758 South Darien Street, APT 3
In addition to trauma-informed bodywork, ReCenter offers an intra-oral massage that works to help release jaw, neck and facial tension. Take that, headaches, TMJ and teeth clenching!
Massages in Manayunk, Roxborough, and East Falls
3502 Scotts Lane, building 1, suite 111
Mellow’s offerings feature an array of enhancements including dry brushing, reflexology, and foot scrubbing. Add them to a service like a prenatal massage or the deep tissue/Swedish combo. There’s also a colonic on the menu if you’re feeling adventurous.
7953 Ridge Avenue
This Roxborough-based office offers both chiropractic care and massage treatments, with three different lengths of time — 60, 90, or 120 minutes — for a full-body massage.
Massages in Germantown, Mt. Airy, and Chestnut Hill
6809 Germantown Avenue, 2nd floor
Azima’s masseuses aim to alleviate pain associated with stress, trauma, or illness. They even offer an oncology massage tailored to those with a history of cancer or those who are currently in treatment.
7140 Germantown Avenue
While your kids are swimming and your SO’s working out, head to this fitness center’s massage room for a Swedish, deep tissue, or Shiatsu, massage.
5901 Wayne Avenue, #2
Anne Medrano can give you a therapeutic, aromatherapy, or prenatal massage as well as Reiki, craniosacral therapy, and CBD oil-infused massages. Consider pairing your massage with Somato-Emotional Release to help heal your spirit along with your body.
7047 Germantown Avenue, suite 205
Get a combination of Reiki and massage from Reiki master teacher and licensed massage therapist Pamela Hipp. That way, you can cultivate a true mind-body connection.
6462 Chew Avenue
While Antonio Aragona mainly focuses on Ayurveda services, he also offers a whole host of supportive massages, such as acupressure, craniosacral therapy, and Thai bodywork.
7127 Germantown Avenue
Everything from the candlelit room to the hypoallergenic sheets on the massage tables at Lisa Kaye’s Mount Airy space helps to create an escape from your chaotic life. Try the scalp, neck and face for desk-jockey aches.
8327 Germantown Avenue
Gilda Smith has all kinds of options to reduce your stress, including a meditative massage and alignment therapy with CBD oil.
206 Lincoln Drive
Black Lotus Holistic Health Collective is a healing space created by and dedicated to BIPOC practitioners and clients of color. Come for a massage, or one of their other wellness services (think: Reiki, acupuncture, reflexology and sound therapy) and stay for the warm, welcoming community.
8439 Germantown Avenue
Cure de Repose translates to “rest cure,” so don’t be surprised when any one of their therapeutic massage options leaves you feeling loose, limber and blissfully vibing.
Massages in West Philadelphia
6100 City Avenue
Frank Goebel has almost every massage option you can think of, and if you’re celebrating your birthday, you’ll get $25 off a 90-minute massage.
Exact address provided upon booking
At this private bodywork practice, enjoy a fully customized experience that blends multiple approaches to meet your unique needs. You can also book specific massages, like Thai foot, good-for-pregnancy, and a blend of bodywork and Reiki.
4919 Pentridge Street, plus a home studio near 45th and Osage streets
Licensed massaged therapist JJ Tiziou offers full-body integrative massage, chair seated massage, and Thai massage throughout West Philly. The first service is customized, so you can expect varying techniques like Swedish, deep tissue, or myofascial release depending on your needs.
Massages in Northeast Philadelphia
9867 Bustleton Avenue
Lavender Foot Spa only offers massages for your soles, using your choice of three herbs: ginger, wormwood, or lavender.
9576 State Road
Whatever your need, Lauren Donahue’s got the therapeutic massage for you. She also offers traveling services.
2622 Rhawn Street
This affordable spa keeps it simple: They offer body massages and foot reflexology. Book an appointment for one or a combination of both.
1900 Grant Avenue (in the Grant Shopping Center)
This strip mall spa offers foot massages with all the classic body-massage options: deep tissue, Swedish, Shiatsu, hot stone and more. You don’t even need an appointment—walk ins are welcome.
41 East Cheltenham Avenue
Along with its popular sauna and steam rooms, Chung Dam Spa & Fitness offers bodywork treatments including therapeutic and Swedish massages, foot reflexology, and a body scrub/massage combo.
Massages on the Main Line
312 East King Street, Malvern
Whether you’re looking for a deep tissue treatment or an answer for your allergies, Grazia has got it all. Its team of “on-call” therapists are here to help you take a break from the stress of your day-to-day.
111 Waynewood Avenue, Wayne
The first-floor hair salon bustles with activity, but the energetic atmosphere is deceiving: Up on the second floor is a quiet and tranquil spa. The experienced staff at Ame focuses on the ancient Chinese tradition of Chi and offers aromatherapy massages to promote energy flow.
1208 Darby Road, Havertown
Since 1997, the staff at Main Line Therapeutic has provided the community with spa services designed to promote holistic health. And there’s a reason (or many) why folks keep coming back: the relaxing music, essential oils, the heated massage tables — we could go on.
26 Summit Grove Avenue, suite 204, Bryn Mawr
Owner and head therapist Jaime Lester is a Reiki master with plenty of experience. Choose from a variety of massage/Reiki combos, plus relaxation bundles.
1038 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr
As a full-service spa, Equilibrium offers everything from skin care to hair removal, but you won’t want to miss its lineup of massages. Opt for a 55-minute body-sculpting massage or the aromatic candle massage.
1404 Manoa Road
This tranquil spa offers bodywork standards like deep tissue and prenatal massages that can be jazzed up with add-ons like cupping, hot stones or a detox sauna blanket. Maximize the chill factor by including a session of Maderotherapy body contouring with your appointment.
Massages in the Suburbs
31 West Ferry Street, New Hope
This Bucks County spa is here to provide an enriching experience for both your mind and your body. If you’re short on time, you can go for the “Quick Fix,” designed to quickly target a specific area, or get a customized massage tailored to your specific needs.
19 East Afton Avenue, Yardley
You’ll go to Anej for a truly magnificent facial, but you’ll stay for calming massages utilizing techniques and treatments like Himalayan salt stones, deep heat and medicinal herbs, and CBD muscle rub. They even have a Jet Lag massage for exhausted travelers.
4007 Skippack Pike, Skippack
The goal of this dreamy spa? For patrons to feel like they’re on a mini vacation. The signature “Lavender Dreams” service utilizes the natural qualities of wild-crafted lavender to help you unwind and leave you feeling truly refreshed, while the 30-minute Time Saver Massage is great if you need a quick restorative treatment.
109 Forrest Avenue, 2nd floor, Narberth
Exhale’s most commonly booked services is a mixed modality, which gives clients the ability to blend different therapies in one. On heated massage tables, clients can experience various techniques, aromatherapy, and topical enhancements like arnica.
225 South Henderson Road, King of Prussia
The Massage Studio offers five different kinds of massages, with enhancements like scalp and sinus-remedy treatments.
622 Wharton Boulevard, Exton
Blue Buddha Healing Arts offer a unique collection of specialty massages including Ashiatsu, Thai and myofacial. For an extra layer of self-care, go for the 4 Handed/4 Footed massage where two therapists work on your tired muscles simultaneously.
261 Old York Road, Jenkintown
If your body’s paying the price for sitting one too many hours at an office desk, this spa’s got a massage therapy to work out those pesky knots, including deep tissue, sports, hot stone or aromatherapy.
Massages in Multiple Locations
The name is fitting; Joseph Anthony truly is a retreat. Expect your worries to melt away as soon as you walk into the soothing spa. Most massage services are available in both 55- and 85-minute sessions, and there are locations inside Market East’s Loews Hotel, in Glen Mills, and in Springfield, which boasts a Turkish bath.
With locations in Newtown and Peddler’s Village, David J. Witchell is dedicated to bringing relaxation to the suburbs. Choose from one of the à la carte massage services or customize your experience with an aromatherapy shower or a detoxifying body wrap.
Each of Adolf Biecker’s three Philly-area locations has a team of highly trained, licensed massage therapists to heal your mind and your body.
Now with two locations (one in Rittenhouse and the other in Bala Cynwyd), Phila Massages specializes in helping the city’s athletes heal their bodies. Since their therapists focus on sports massages only, they’re able to customize their treatments according to your training regimens and upcoming competitions. They’ll also come to you.
Each of the massage options at Sacred Paradise in both Mount Airy and Willow Grove comes with a hot towel, a free consultation, and tips to improve your health.
With area locations in the double digits, Massage Envy is a convenient way to relax in a pinch. You can customize the level of intensity (light, medium, firm or deep) across a range of modalities.
For over 25 years, Healing Hands has offered massage therapy in Chester and Delaware counties. No matter what type of massage you’re looking for, Healing Hands offers an exclusive VIP program to make it easier for you to come in monthly.
Another place to stop in and get a massage no matter where you are, Hand & Stone has a TON of area locations.
With outposts in Port Richmond and Germantown, this chiropractic center also offers massage treatments in different disciplines, like sports, post-injury, and trigger point therapy.
A chiropractic center that also offers massages, Quest has locations in Midtown Village and Ambler. Come for an adjustment and stay for a 60-minute massage.
This guide has been updated since it originally posted, and includes additional reporting by Carla Shackleford, Mary Clare Fischer and Rachel Spurlock.