Best of Philly

Best Massage

2017 Best Prenatal Massage

Alpine Arnica Deep Tissue Massage at the Logan

Ignore the dim lights, soft music and aromatic oils; you’re not here to relax. You’re here to work—or, rather, be worked on, with a massage so deep, so laser-like in its knot-obliterating precision, that you’ll leave 80 glorious minutes later feeling far less hunched and more, well, human.

1 Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA | 215-963-1500 | Website

2016 Best Fixer Massage

Houdini JINI at Eviama Life Spa

109 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Book this upper-body massage with Eviama owner Penny Ordway, who zooms in on the spots that cause the most misery, and is always sure to […] Read more »

2016 Best Escape Massage

The Quartet at the Rittenhouse Spa + Club

210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA Website

What with the dim, plush lounge, the tucked-away sauna, the outdoor terrace for post-treatment sips, and the mesmerizing experience of having four hands transport you […] Read more »

2014 Best Quickie Massage

Spa Terme di Aroma

32 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

A chair massage at this Old City spa is quite possibly the best $15 you’ll ever spend: Expert hands melt away tension while you zone […] Read more »

2014 Best Emergency Massage

Spa Terme Di Aroma

32 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

When your aching neck requires expert attention, like, now, hobble right past the generic walk-in places for the de-knotting wizards at Terme, who give 15-minute […] Read more »

2013 Best Home Service Massage

Nicki Dekunchak, Hands at Home

Call or see website for appointment Website

You choose: a quickie office chair massage, or a longer deep-tissue at home. Her expert hands will leave you looser and more relaxed than you’ve […] Read more »

2012 Best Luxury Massage

Four-Handed Massage at Nurture Spa

415 South York Road, New Hope, PA Website

Just in case the thought of a simultaneous scalp and foot massage isn’t enough to make your eyes roll back in your head, we’ll explain […] Read more »

2012 Best Deep Tissue Massage

Phila Massages

132 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

When you hurt—we mean really hurt—all the Enya and precious oils in the world can’t help you. What can: owners Brian Rutledge and Natacha Vidal, […] Read more »

2012 Best Cheap Massage

Chung Dam Spa and Fitness

41 East Cheltenham Avenue, Cheltenham, PA Website

Until you’ve had one of the Korean ladies here walk on your back, you don’t know what you’re missing. Plus, the $60 fee includes a […] Read more »

2011 Best Prenatal Massage

Gwyn MacDonald at Judy Moon and Associates

604 Washington Square South, Philadelphia, PA Website

In the span of one hour, Gwyn makes you feel the way you should when you’re pregnant: relaxed, happy, glowing … ready. Read more »

2011 Best Post-Marathon Massage

Tandem Sports Massage at Phila Massage

1835 Market Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA Website

Tight hamstrings and achy backs are no match for Dereck Balbontin and Natacha Vidal, Phila Massage’s tag-team duo who simultaneously attack coiled muscles with hot-and-cold […] Read more »

2011 Best Budget Massage

Massage Envy

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Sure, the sheets might not be as plush or the bathroom quite as luxe, but there’s nothing cut-rate about Massage Envy’s Wellness Program. A $59 […] Read more »

2012 Best Shore Massage

Nicki Dekunchak

, Philadelphia, PA Website

The secret to a really, really relaxing Shore vacation? Bringing this Philly-based therapist along for the ride. She sees clients in their homes from A.C. […] Read more »

2013 Best Massage Deal

Phila Massage’s Massage Membership

132 South 17th Street, fourth floor, Philadelphia, PA Website

The worst thing about a massage is when it’s over. The best thing about Phila Massage’s membership club is that it makes getting regular massages […] Read more »

2012 Best Cheap Massage

Chung Dam Spa & Fitness

41 East Cheltenham Avenue, Cheltenham, PA Website

Forgo inhibitions for an au naturel experience at this Korean day spa, where therapists walk on your back and the gender-segregated clientele enjoys (super-clean) pools […] Read more »