The Ultimate Guide to Where to Get a Massage in Philly

Need some tension relief? From Center City to the 'burbs, we've got plenty of relaxing massages to suit your needs.


Whether you’re looking for a Swedish or an aromatherapy-scented massage, we’ve got a Philly location to meet your needs. / Photograph courtesy of Haven Wellness.

There’s no shortage of venues in and around Philadelphia where you can get a massage, whether you’re treating yourself to a rare self-care day or trying to work massage therapy into your monthly wellness routine. Here’s our thorough list of area locations that’ll make your knots and tension disappear.

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Center City and Rittenhouse | 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 and Rittenhouse

The Spa and Wellness Centre at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia

Where: 1 North 19th Street

From a warm crystal massage to an aromatherapy or scalp treatment, the brand new Four Seasons Spa allows you to luxuriate high above the city. Multiple add-ons are available, and there’s even a “Mother-to-be” massage.

Rescue Spa

Where: 1601 Walnut Street, 3rd floor

This full-service spa is a fan favorite in both Philly and New York City. Its self-care-focused approach to beauty and wellness shows in all of its massage services, from hot stone to deep tissue treatments.

The Rittenhouse Spa & Club

Where: 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.

Le Rêve Rittenhouse

Where: 255 South 17th Street, Suite 400

Another Rittenhouse day spa with a comprehensive slate of massages, including an acupressure stress relief massage, couples massage, and a four-handed massage.

 

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Eviama

Where: 109 South 13th Street

Eviama is one of the region’s top “green” spas, taking steps to be eco-conscious in many ways. Their specialties include myofascial, abdominal therapy, and the “Houdini Jini” to unlock tension in your head, neck, and jaw.

Seraphim Philly

Where: 1500 Chestnut Street (Ellington Building, lower level)

Owner and head therapist Jaime Lester is a Reiki master with plenty of experience in both the salon and medical environment. Your first month of membership is only $80 and locks you into special future rates.

The Spa at The Logan

Where: 1 Logan Square

Perfect for both hotel guests and day visitors, the Spa at The Logan provides massage services with an emphasis on aromatherapy in a water-inspired location. (You can soak or swim in the pool before or after your treatment.)

Spring Reflexology Center

Where: 110 South 20th Street

When we say this Rittenhouse spot has an exhaustive menu of services, we’re not kidding. Try the Thai herbal ball massage, during which your therapist will give you a Thai massage and then press warm compresses filled with herbs on your back.

Skincare Lounge Spa

Where: 1512 Sansom Street, Suite 300

Known for its amazing skincare and wax treatments, Skincare Lounge Spa also offers a variety of massages, from reflexology to Himalayan salt stone and lymphatic drainage.

Remedy & Relief Therapeutic Massage

Where: 100 South Broad Street, Suite 715

Kelli Cox specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, clinical (read: addressing a specific medical problem), and sports massages. She offers these relaxing services in a peaceful Center City suite and on demand at your home or office.

 

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Wee Massage

Where: 253 South 10th Street

Go here for Chinese massage, or Tui Na, and foot reflexology. Combine the two for $49 to $89 depending on the length of the service.

Helms Performance

Where: 109 South 24th Street

Paul Helms has helped everyone from CrossFit enthusiasts to professional athletes recover from injuries with sports massages and fascial stretch therapy.

Philadelphia Mind-Body Acupuncture

Where: 1740 South Street, Suite 503

This integrative medicine spot doesn’t just do acupuncture, but offers a range of services from Swedish to prenatal massage.

Judy Moon and Associates Massage Therapists

Where: 829 Spruce Street, Suite 300

Judy Moon and her team provide tons of massage options, including touch therapy, Reiki, reflexology, and even Mu Xing Treatment, which uses warm bamboo and rosewood tools for a deep tissue massage.

Massages in Old City

 

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The Spa Terme di Aroma

Where: 32 North 3rd Street

This Philly-based sanctuary brings the healing philosophies of the Mediterranean right to Old City. You can enjoy its massage treatments à la carte or as part of a package deal with facials and/or body polish.

Massages in Fairmount, Brewerytown, Callowhill, and Spring Garden

Still Waters Holistic Health Therapies

Where: 2305 Fairmount Avenue

Licensed acupuncturist Marnie Boccella and certified massage therapist Dan Johnson founded this center for alternative and complementary therapies 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

Threshold Wellness

Where: 440 East Girard Avenue

Massage therapy is just one of the services available at this Fishtown wellness collective, which also dabbles in acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, yoga, meditation, and more. Each of the five therapists specializes in different modalities, so you can get the exact services you need.

 

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Tree of Zen Spa

Where: 801 North 2nd Street

Let your worries fall away and settle into a state of calm with one of Tree of Zen’s various massages, including deep tissue and therapeutic.

The Chair Massage Studio

Where: 600 East Girard Avenue

Need a chair or foot massage, but don’t know when your busy schedule will open up? No worries! No appointments are needed at this walk-in only massage studio, meaning you can get those knots worked out on your own time.

Ovations Salon

Where: 539 North Orianna Street

Massages are available by special appointment at this salon in a Northern Liberties row home. Book a 30-minute back massage for quick stress relief.

Riva Health & Wellness

Where: 1 Brown Street, Suite C

This modern wellness hub combines a fitness studio, a spa, a juice bar, and a center for reconstructive and plastic surgery. In the spa, choose from five massage options, such as deep tissue and hot stone, and plenty of upgrades, including infrared therapy with a biomat.

Haven Wellness

Where: 1639 North Hancock Street, Suite 102

You can find Swedish, sports, and Thai massages as well as myofascial release and Gua Sha facial massage at this wellness center.

 

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Practical Bodywork

Where: 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, an injury, trauma, etc.), and pain and misalignment.

Replenish Massage Spa

Where: 1440 North 2nd Street

This spot offers nine different kinds of massages, including prenatal, lymphatic drainage, and a sinus soother.

The Touch of Comfort

Where: 624 North Front Street

Get your massage on-site at the Touch of Comfort’s Northern Liberties location or the same services on demand at your home or office.

Massages in South Philadelphia, East Passyunk, Queen Village, Point Breeze, and Bella Vista

South Philly Wellness

Where: 2251 South 23rd Street

Owner Jennifer Harrison June has been practicing massage therapy in Philadelphia for over 20 years. She specializes in everything from pain relief to massages inspired by other cultures, including the lomi lomi tradition from Hawaii, Indian head massage, and Thai massage.

Fabriq

Where: 728 South 4th Street

This boutique spa is furnished with an eclectic collection of antique pieces to create a homey feel. Its wide variety of massages includes a “Sticks and Stones” treatment using bamboo tools and a soothing foot massage.

 

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Sanctuary on 2nd

Where: 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.

Hot Hands Studio & Spa

Where: 2545 South Broad Street

Find your zen at this spa with a 30-minute mini massage, or a 60- or 90-minute deep tissue, hot stones, or Swedish massage.

Living Water Massage

Where: 1523 South 15th Street

At Living Water, the therapists realize that most diseases are stress-related and want massage therapy to become a regular part of the solution. When you book three services, enjoy the next 60-minute session for just $55.

Healing Arts Collective

Where: 519 South 9th Street

The masseuses at this beautiful wellness center give you everything you’d need to relax into bliss. From Thai bodywork to a CBD oil massage, feel the tension dissipate.

 

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Philadelphia Massage Studio

Where: 1637 South Broad Street

Bill Engstrom has been a certified massage therapist for over 15 years and specializes in deep tissue massages, trigger point therapy, and sports therapy.

Massages in Manayunk, Roxborough, and East Falls

Touch and Glow Relaxation Lounge

Where: 4112 Station Street

Scenic rooftop views, complimentary wine, and a massage? Sign us up.

Great Life Chiropractic and Massage

Where: 7953 Ridge Avenue

This hybrid office offers both chiropractic care and massage treatments, with three different lengths of time — 60, 90, or 120 minutes — for a full-body massage.

Mellow Massage and Yoga

Where: 4023 Ridge Avenue

Mellow Massage and Yoga provides a long list of services designed to help you manage the stress of your hectic life, ranging from a Swedish-deep tissue hybrid massage to a treatment designed for those preparing for a detox.

Massages in Germantown, Mt. Airy, and Chestnut Hill

Living Inspired Wellness

Where: 7047 Germantown Avenue, Suite 203

The customized therapeutic massages, somatic therapy, and Reiki treatments that Trudi Dixon provides will put your body at ease so that you can live your best life.

 

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Sacred Paradise Spa

Where: 7203 Germantown Avenue

Each of the massage options at this Mt. Airy spa comes with a hot towel, a free consultation, and tips to improve your health.

Azima Therapeutic Massage

Where: 6809 Germantown Avenue, 2nd floor

Azima’s masseuses aim to alleviate pain associated with a variety of illnesses. The oncology massage, for instance, includes an hour of hands-on work and a half hour of conversation to make sure the therapist knows exactly what’s been going on in the patient’s life.

Relax Therapy Spa

Where: 7151 Germantown Avenue

Gilda Smith has all kinds of options to reduce your stress, but we’d like to check out the soothing oil massage, where she spends an hour rubbing your body with oils. (You must bring your own rough cloth or body brush.)

Massage by Matthew

Where: 7151 Germantown Avenue

This Mt. Airy massage center offers all the basics, plus an exfoliating body scrub and nourishing mud wrap.

FitLife Fitness & Aquatics

Where: 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 or deep tissue massage, Shiatsu, or Tui Na.

Essential Bodywork

Where: 6809 Germantown Avenue, 2nd floor

Anne Pedrano can give you a therapeutic, aromatherapy, or prenatal massage as well as Reiki, craniosacral therapy, and myofascial release.

 

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Herban Spa Massage Therapy

Where: 143 West Walnut Lane, Suite 202 (rear building)

Jacqui Rosenberger’s signature integrative massage melds Swedish, deep tissue, and myofascial styles — and uses organic massage oil and/or cream — for the ultimate relaxing experience.

Luminous Heart Reiki & Massage

Where: 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.

Still Point Ayurveda

Where: 6911 Cresheim Road

While Antonio Aragona mainly provides Ayurveda services, he also offers a whole host of related massages, such as acupressure, craniosacral therapy, and Thai bodywork.

Massages in West Philadelphia

Life4orceTouch

Where: 6100 City Avenue

Frank Goebel has almost every massage option you can think of. If you’re celebrating your birthday, you’ll get $25 off a 90-minute massage.

Inspirational Angel Therapeutic Massage

Where: 7325 Haverford Avenue

Choose from an array of services at this West Philly location, from $1 per minute chair massages to a lotus foot scrub.

Massages in Northeast Philadelphia

Sowelo Massage Therapy

Where: 9576 State Road

Whatever your need, Lauren Donahue’s got the therapeutic massage for you. She also offers traveling services.

 

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Lucky Foot Spa

Where: 2622 Rhawn Street

Don’t be fooled by the name; this spa offers services for more than just your feet. Lucky Foot also offers deep tissue and hot stone massages, reflexology, and more.

Well Feet Spa

Where: 1900 Grant Avenue (in the Grant Shopping Center)

Same thing with this strip mall spa — all the foot treatments are paired with deep tissue massages.

Lavender Foot Spa

Where: 9867 Bustleton Avenue

In contrast, Lavender Foot Spa only offers massages for your soles (and your soul), using your choice of three herbs: ginger, wormwood, or lavender.

Massages on the Main Line

Essent Spa

Where: 595 East Lancaster Avenue, Saint Davids

This resort-style spa is located inside the historic Radnor Hotel in the heart of the Main Line and maintains a team of physicians to design massage treatments based on science.

 

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Amé Salon and Spa

Where: 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 Amé focuses on the ancient Chinese tradition of Chi and offers aromatherapy massages to promote energy flow.

Main Line Therapeutic

Where: 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.

Grazia Skin Care Studio & Spa

Where: 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.

Equilibrium Spa

Where: 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 an 85-minute Swedish massage or a 75-minute anti-stress detoxifying massage incorporating essential oils.

Massages in the Suburbs

Remedi Day Spa

Where: 16 South Church Street, West Chester

Located in the heart of downtown West Chester, Remedi offers a range of packages in a boutique setting. The myofascial release or craniosacral therapy are ideal if you’re looking for a solution to chronic pain and achy muscles, or take some time for yourself with a classic deep tissue.

 

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Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon

Where: 243 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills

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.

Body Serene Day Spa

Where: 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.

Nurture Spa

Where: 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.

Eden Day Spa and Salon

Where: 378 West Main Street, Collegeville

From couples to maternity massages, the list of services at this suburban spa ranges widely. No matter which one choose, you can opt for warm stones, aromatherapy, or Eden’s petroleum-free alternative to paraffin to enhance your experience.

 

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Chung Dam Spa and Fitness

Where: 41 East Cheltenham Avenue, Cheltenham

Known for being Philly’s first Korean- and Japanese-style spa, Chung Dam Spa and Fitness features therapists who are trained to apply pressure by stepping on your back. After your session, relax in the hot jade stone room or the warm granite room.

Massages in Multiple Locations

David J. Witchell

Where: 25 South State Street, Newtown; 56 Peddler’s Village, Lahaska

With two locations in Bucks County, David J. Witchell is dedicated to bringing relaxation to the suburbs. Choose from some of the à la carte massage services or pick from the extensive list of package options, including a post-massage aromatherapy shower and a luxury spa gift to take home.

Hands at Home

Nicki Dekunchak created her business with the understanding that many people are most comfortable in their own homes. Serving Philly and most of the southern Jersey Shore, she sets up shop in your house or office to bring the massage right to you.

Massage Envy

Where: Multiple locations

With area locations in the double digits, Massage Envy is a convenient way to relax in a pinch. The Arizona-based company specializes in sports massage, trigger point therapy, and Swedish and deep tissue massages.

 

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Healing Hands Massage

Where: Locations in West Chester, Media, Downingtown, and Berwyn

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.

Adolf Bicker Spa and Salon

Where: Multiple locations in Center City and the ‘burbs

Adolf Bicker has two locations in the city and three on the Main Line. Each location has a team of highly trained, licensed massage therapists to heal your mind and your body.

The Massage Studio

Where: 583 Shoemaker Road, King of Prussia; 711 Bethlehem Pike, Erdenheim

The Massage Studio’s specialty is the Himalayan Salt Stone massage, which utilizes salt crystals to calm the nervous system and reduce inflammation.

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa

Where: Multiple locations

Another great place to stop in and get a massage no matter where you are, as Hand & Stone has a TON of area locations. Your first one-hour massage starts at $59.95.

Six Fishes

Where: 750 South 15th Street and 2308 Grays Ferry Avenue, Graduate Hospital

“Relax and restore” is Six Fishes’s mantra. Try their signature CBD massage, or a tried-and-true favorite like deep tissue or Swedish.

 

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Massage

Where: Locations in Bella Vista, Fairmount, Bryn Mawr, Passyunk, and Rittenhouse

Massage is a membership-based spa with locations all over the city. The membership includes a monthly Swedish massage and other perks.

Phila Massages

Where: 132 South 17th Street, 4th floor, Rittenhouse; 4368 Cresson Street, Manayunk

Phila Massages specializes in helping the city’s athletes heal their bodies. Since the therapists focus on sports massages only, they’re able to customize their treatments according to your training regimens and upcoming competitions.

Total Body Integrative Massage & Bodywork

Where: 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fairmount; 7127 Germantown Avenue, Mt. Airy

Everything from the candlelit room to the hypoallergenic sheets on the massage tables at Lisa Kaye’s two locations help to create an escape from your chaotic life. Try the head, neck, shoulders, and scalp massage for desk jockey cricks.

Spinal Care

Where: 2401 East Tioga Street, Port Richmond; 5245 Germantown Avenue, Germantown

This chiropractic center also offers massage treatments in different disciplines, like sports, post-injury, and trigger point therapy.

Additional reporting by Laura Brzyski.

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