The Ultimate Guide to Where to Get a Massage in and Around Philly

Need some tension relief? From Center City to the 'burbs, there are plenty of relaxing massage spots 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 full day of self-care or a 60-minute massage of choice. Here’s our guide to area locations that’ll make your knots and tension disappear.

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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

The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia

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.

AWAY Spa at the W Philadelphia

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.

Rescue Spa

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.

The Underground Spa & Wellness

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 Blue Eucalyptus for adrenal fatigue, you’re bound to feel lighter and more centered.

The Rittenhouse Spa & Club

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 warm bamboo massage, which uses warmed sticks to dig into tense muscles.

Skincare Lounge Spa

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.

Eviama Life

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.


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Philadelphia Mind-Body Acupuncture

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.

Richel D’Ambra Spa & Salon

10 Avenue of the Arts, 3rd floor

The massage treatments at this spa inside The Ritz-Carlton include traditional Swedish and deep tissue, plus specialty ones featuring Tibetan singing bowls, guided meditation, and Reiki.

Wee Massage

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.

Judy Moon and Associates Massage Therapists

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.

Modrn Sanctuary

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.


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Tree of Zen Studio

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!).

Primp and Play

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 facials.

Body Restoration Spa

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.

Forza Wellness

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

Victoria Roggio Beauty

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 scalp and facial to full-body and tummy-focused.


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Kari Skin

325 Cherry Street, rear 2nd floor

Though this Old City self-care hub is known for their facials, Kari Skin is also equipped to knead out your body’s knots with intuitive touch and CBD oil-infusion massages.

Massage Studio of Philadelphia

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.

Integrative Body Therapy Center

124 Chestnut Street, suite 18

Aiming to provide total-body relaxation, this Old City massage spot focuses on deep tissue, Swedish, 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

Still Waters Holistic Health Therapies

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


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. All of the therapists specialize in different modalities, so you can get the exact services you need.

Formation Sauna + Wellness

305 Brown Street

Aside from its amazing sauna, Formation offers a variety of massages, including therapeutic, aromatherapy, and CBD. You can also opt for a sauna and massage combo for the ultimate self-care day.


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The Chair Massage Studio

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 massages, too, for the days you really need that extra relief.

Nirvana Wellness Med Spa

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 a fully customizable option so you can receive hot stones, Gua Sha, cupping, or acupuncture with your experience.

Note to Self Wellness

1401 Germantown Avenue

NTS promotes slow beauty by offering restorative wellness services using all-natural, organic products. Services range from a 30-minute Ayurvedic foot treatment to two-plus-hour energy healing experience.

Ovations Salon

539 North Orianna Street

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

Tranquil Therapy

150 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, 3rd floor

Tranquil Therapy specializes in providing therapeutic massages for those living with chronic pain or autoimmune conditions, or those going through rehabilitation. On top of myofascial release and deep tissue, they also offer cupping therapy, a totally zen massage, and DermoNeuroModulating — a technique that targets the nervous system instead of your soft tissues, which is helpful for those in a lot of pain or anyone living with fibromyalgia.

Haven Wellness

1639 North Hancock Street, suite 102

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

Alma Acupuncture

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.


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Practical Bodywork

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.

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

South Philly Wellness

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, Indian head massage, and Thai massage. Other team members specialize in chakra access, pressure point, and myofascial therapy.

Sanctuary on 2nd

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.


728 South 4th Street

This boutique spa is furnished with an eclectic collection of antique pieces to create a homey feel. Massage options include a “Sticks and Stones” treatment using bamboo tools and warm stones, plus aromatherapy.

Hot Hands Studio & Spa

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.

Philadelphia Massage Studio

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.

Muscle and Flow Massage

1318 West Ritner Street

This South Philly massage center offers nine different full-body treatments, including ones that incorporate Himalayan salt stone, Gua Sha, and hemp oil. There’s also 30-minute foot, scalp, and face massages, plus energy-focused services like Reiki and natal chart readings.

Massages in Manayunk, Roxborough, and East Falls

Mellow Massage and Yoga

4023 Ridge Avenue

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.


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Great Life Chiropractic and Massage

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

Azima Somatic Therapies

6809 Germantown Avenue, 2nd floor

Azima’s masseuses aim to alleviate pain associated with stress, trauma, or illness. Azima is currently only accepting existing clients.

FitLife Fitness & Aquatics

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

6809 Germantown Avenue

Anne Pedrano can give you a therapeutic, aromatherapy, or prenatal massage as well as Reiki, craniosacral therapy, and CBD oil-infused massages.

Luminous Heart Reiki & Massage

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

6462 Chew Avenue

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

Total Body Integrative Massage & 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 head, neck, shoulders, and scalp massage for desk jockey cricks.

Relax Therapy Spa

8327 Germantown Avenue

Gilda Smith has all kinds of options to reduce your stress, including a meditative massage and alignment therapy with CBD oil.


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Massages in West Philadelphia


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

730 Marlyn Road

Choose from an array of services at this West Philly location, from free five-minute chair massages to a lotus foot scrub.

Massages in Northeast Philadelphia

Lavender Foot Spa

9867 Bustleton Avenue

Lavender Foot Spa only offers massages for your soles, using your choice of three herbs: ginger, wormwood, or lavender.

Sowelo Massage Therapy

9576 State Road

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

Lucky Foot Spa

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

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.

Chung Dam Spa & Fitness

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

Grazia Skin Care Studio & Spa

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.


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Ame Salon and Spa

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.

Main Line Therapeutic

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.

Elevated Wellness

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.

Equilibrium Spa

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

Nurture Spa

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.

Anej Skin Studio

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.


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Body Serene Day Spa

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.

M Spa

33 South Delaware Avenue, suite 106, Yardley

This small yet mighty spa is owned by an ultra-marathoner, and her specialty is pre/post event recovery for athletes. Book an appointment for a targeted massage, which focuses on one or two specific areas, or a signature full-body massage.

Exhale Massage and Yoga

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 different techniques, aromatherapy, and topical enhancement.

The Massage Studio

225 South Henderson Road, King of Prussia

The Massage Studio offers five different kinds of massages, with enhancements like scalp and sinus-remedy treatments.

Massages in Multiple Locations

Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon

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’s locations in Glen Mills and Springfield, plus inside Market East’s Loews Hotel.


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David J. Witchell

With locations in Newtown and Peddler’s Village, 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.

Adolf Biecker Spa and Salon

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.

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.

Phila Massages

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.

Sacred Paradise Spa

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.

Massage Envy

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


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Healing Hands Massage

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.

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa

Another place to stop in and get a massage no matter where you are, Hand & Stone has a TON of area locations.

Spinal Care

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.

Quest Chiropractic

A chiropractic center that also offers massages, Quest has locations in Midtown Village and Ambler. Adjustments are designed to reduce pain and increase joint motion, and they benefit the musculoskeletal system and the autonomic nervous system.

This guide has been updated since it originally posted, and includes additional reporting by Mary Clare Fischer and Rachel Spurlock.