Where to Get a Massage in Philly: The Ultimate Guide
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Where: 451 North 12th Street
This Asian spa specializes in foot reflexology.
Massages in Northern Liberties, Fishtown, Port Richmond, and Kensington
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.
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.
Where: 801 North 2nd Street
Settle into a state of calm with one of Lanez Perry’s various massages, including deep tissue and therapeutic.
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.
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.
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.
Where: 2401 East Tioga Street
This chiropractic center also offers massage treatments in different disciplines, like sports, post-injury, and trigger point therapy.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Where: 4112 Station Street
Scenic rooftop views, complimentary wine, and a massage? Sign us up.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
Where: 7151 Germantown Avenue
For a softer touch, go with this Mt. Airy one-man show’s gentle touch massage.
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.
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.
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.)
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Where: 7330 Castor Avenue
Get a classic Asian body massage and soft touch treatment at this Northeast Philadelphia spa.
Where: 9576 State Road
Whatever your need, Lauren Donahue’s got the therapeutic massage for you. She also offers traveling services.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.