Where to Get a Massage in Philly: The Ultimate Guide


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

There’s no shortage of venues 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.

Massages in Center City and Rittenhouse 

Rescue Spa

Where: 1601 Walnut Street

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

This Rittenhouse Hotel’s in-house spa boasts an extensive list of massage services, all of which can be elevated by adding on a body scrub, aromatherapy, or hot stones.

 

Le Rêve Rittenhouse

Where: 255 South 17th Street

Another Center City day spa with a comprehensive slate of massages. Opt for the new CBD massage as a natural pain and stress reliever.

 

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. Its specialties include myofascial, abdominal therapy, and the “Houdini Jini” to unlock tension in your head, neck, and jaw.

 

Seraphim Philly

Where: 1500 Chestnut Street

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 $75 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.

 

Philadelphia Massage Studio

Where: 525 South 4th Street, Suite 360

Bill Engstrom has been a certified massage therapist for 14 years and specializes in deep tissue massages, trigger point therapy, and sports therapy.

 

Wee Massage

Where: 253 South 10th Street

Go here for Chinese massage, or tui na, and foot reflexology. Combine the two for $99 to $175 depending on the length of the service.

 

Taylored Touch Therapy

Where: 1209 Locust Street, Apartment 1R

Matt Taylor’s signature massages combine several styles. For $100, new clients get a 15-minute consultation and a 75-minute, customized massage.

 

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.

 

Remedy & Relief Therapeutic Massage

Where: 1740 South Street, Suite 301

Kelli Sill specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, clinical (read: addressing a specific medical problem), and sports massages. She offers these relaxing services in her peaceful suite in the Center City Cleanse wellness center and on demand at your home or office; she also provides five- to 20-minute chair massages in workplaces.

 

Seraphim Wellness

Where: 1500 Chestnut Street, Ellington Building, lower level

First-time sessions are discounted from $95 to $75 (60 minutes) and from $140 to $125. Owner Jamie Lester also partners with Ariel Monroe to bring massage therapy, reiki, and aromatherapy straight to your living room.

 

Philadelphia Mind-Body Acupuncture

Where: 1740 South Street, Suite 503

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

 

Massages in Old City

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.

 

Judy Moon and Associates Massage Therapists

Where: 232 South 4th Street

Judy Moon and her team provide tons of massage options, touch therapy, reiki, and reflexology. They also offer a “be your own priority,” aka “BYOP,” package with monthly massage specials to help put self-care back at the top of your priority list.

 

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, which makes him a favorite for Philly’s running crowd.

 

Royal Shang Hai Aromatherapy Spa

Where: 451 North 12th Street

This Asian spa specializes in foot reflexology.

 

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.

 

Haven Wellness

Where: 1639 North Hancock Street

You can find Swedish, sports, and Thai massages as well as myofascial release at this wellness center also featuring acupuncture, functional medicine, and reiki.

 

Tree of Zen Spa

Where: 801 North 2nd Street

Settle into a state of calm with one of Lanez Perry’s various massages, including deep tissue and therapeutic.

 

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.

 

Practical Bodywork

Where: 2301 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.

 

Spinal Care

Where: 2401 East Tioga Street

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

 

Replenish Massage Spa

Where: 1440 North 2nd Street

Get 15 percent off your first service at this Kensington spot offering seven different kinds of massages and lymphatic drainage.

 

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 June has been practicing massage therapy for 21 years, with 20 of those right here in Philadelphia. 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 such unique offerings as a “Sticks and Stones” treatment using bamboo tools.

 

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 bunch of different services. The current in-house special is a rose petal foot scrub for two and a one-hour couples massage for $149.

 

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 Ninth Street

Three masseuses at this beautiful wellness center give you everything you’d need to relax into bliss. Nicole Binder specializes in injury treatment and prevention; Lauren Newmyer is an expert in Thai bodywork; and Adrian King is your man for deep tissue massages.

 

Massages in Manayunk, Roxborough, and East Falls

Phila Massages

Where: 4368 Cresson Street

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.

 

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 or a fast. Bonus: New clients receive $20 off their first service.

 

Massages in Germantown, Mt. Airy, and Chestnut Hill 

Sacred Paradise Spa

Where: 7203 Germantown Avenue

Every one of 12 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, Second 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.)

 

Essential Bodywork

Where: 6809 Germantown Avenue

Anne Pedrano can give you a therapeutic, aromatherapy, or prenatal massage as well as reiki, craniosacral therapy, and myofascial release. Our pick? The aromatherapy one using 150 to 200 drops of medicinal-grade essential oils.

 

Living Inspired Wellness

Where: 7047 Germantown Avenue, Suite 205

The customized therapeutic massages, somatic therapy, and reiki treatments that Trudi Dixon provides require no extra gratuity — but we think that’s so cool that you might as well give her a tip.

 

Massage by Matthew

Where: 7151 Germantown Avenue

For a softer touch, go with this Mt. Airy one-man show’s gentle touch massage.

 

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.

 

Herban Spa Massage Therapy

Where: 143 West Walnut Lane, Suite 202 in the 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. Book a five-session package for 10 percent off. (You must use it within a year.)

 

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 Philly

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 Angles Therapeutic Massage

Where: 7325 Haverford Avenue

The discounts are awesome at this West Philly location: 25 percent off for police officers and firefighters, 10 percent off for senior citizens 65 and older, and a free five-minute chair massage for anyone (!).

 

Massages in Northeast Philadelphia

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 opened in July 2018 to offer 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.

 

Noble Spa

Where: 7330 Castor Avenue

Get a classic Asian body massage and soft touch treatment at this Northeast Philadelphia spa.

 

Sowelo Massage Therapy

Where: 9576 State Road

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

 

Handled With Care

Where: 800 Cottman Avenue, Suite #2

Handled With Care has plenty of different services, but the one we’re angling for is the one-hour couples massage paired with a meal made by personal chef Mitch Small in your own home. Now that’s what we call a good Valentine’s Day.

 

Massages on the Main Line

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.

 

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.

 

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 a 90-minute Swedish body massage or a 45-minute reflexology and pressure point treatment.

 

Massages in the Suburbs

David J. Witchell

Where: 25 South State Street, Newtown, and 2400 Street Road, New Hope

With two locations in Bucks County, David J. Witchell is dedicated to bringing relaxation to the suburbs. Chose 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.

 

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.

 

Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon

Where: 243 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills

The name is fitting; Joseph Anthony is truly 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.

 

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.

 

Body Serene Day Spa

Where: 4007 Skippack Pike, Harleysville

The goal of this dreamy spa? For patrons to feel like they’re on a mini vacation. To wit: The signature “Lavender Dreams” service utilizes the natural qualities of wildcrafted lavender to help you unwind and leave you feeling truly refreshed.

 

The Massage Studio

Where: 583 Shoemaker Road, King of Prussia

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

 

Four-Handed Massage at Nurture Spa

Where: 415 South York Road, 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 try a “Four-Handed” massage with two therapists to give your muscles double the care.

Chung Dam Spa and Fitness

Where: 41 East Cheltenham Avenue, Cheltenham

Known for being Philly’s first Korean- and Japanese-style spa. Translation: The therapists 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

Brian Flynn Massage

Where: At PSMB, 1500 Chestnut Street, and Studio 34, 4522 Baltimore Avenue

Brian Flynn offers a discount of $20 for trans folks, people of color, and those with chronic illnesses or disabilities to ensure that everyone can afford to get a relaxing massage. Note: Flynn’s currently dealing with a hand injury, so only reiki is available at the moment.

 

Hands at Home

Nicki Dekunchak created her business with the understanding that many people are most comfortable in their own homes. She sets up shop in your house or office to bring the massage right to you.

 

Healing Hands Massage

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

For 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.

 

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.

 

Adolf Bicker Spa and Salon

Where: 1605 Sansom Street, 138 South 4th Street, and 508 West Lancaster Avenue, Strafford

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

 

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa

Where: Multiple locations

Another great place to stop in and get a massage when you’re short on time. Check the website to find your closest location. Your first one-hour massage starts at $59.95.

 

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.

 

Coco Blue Nail & Spa

Where: Multiple locations

Get your manicure, pedicure, wax, massage, and reflexology treatment all in the same space at one of this franchise’s several area locations.

 

Total Body Integrative Massage & Bodywork

Where: 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue in the Philadelphian Building and 7127 Germantown Avenue at Mt. Airy Psychotherapy and Wellness

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.

 

Six Fishes Healing Arts

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

Try the new CBD massage or the “Heart-Centered Rose” massage with organic rose oil, conducted by experienced practitioner Rachel Langdon Smith.

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