12 Best Massage Places in Philadelphia – 2021 Review of the Top Spas
Posted By: Pamela Toy
At our Pilates Studio, we have dealt with plenty of clients who have had lower back pain or tightness.
Massage therapy can be really helpful for alleviating pain and overall muscle tightness. Not only is it important for recovery, but it can also help to reduce stress.
We decided to review the best places to get a massage in the Philadelphia area.
In order to avoid any bias in our review, we utilized different data metrics to score the best massage spas/parlors.
We used the following metrics: Average Google My Business Reviews, Count/Total Google My Business Reviews and Organic Traffic for the entire website (estimated using a tool called Ahrefs).
We then normalize the values in our dataset to be between 0 and 100, then added up the data and re-normalized it. This allowed us to appropriately rank the top 12 massage therapists in Philly.
Then we added up all the scores to generate an overall score and re-normalized the data to determine the rankings for this list.
We have personally used massage therapists in the area, but we didn’t want our review to be biased in any way.
To learn more about why we chose these metrics, click here to jump to our data methodology section.
Here are the top 12 Massage Therapists in Philadelphia:
|Business||Average Google My Business Review (Stars)||Google My Business Review Count||Monthly Traffic Estimation (Ahrefs)||Overall Rank|
|Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa||4.1||206||833||2|
|Muscle Melt Massage Therapy||5||53||0||3|
|True Massage Therapy||5||9||4||4|
|The Structural Wellness Center of Philadelphia||5||12||16||5|
|Muscle Management Services||5||7||0||6|
|Healing in Motion Therapeutic Massage||5||5||0||7|
|Judy Moon and Associates, Massage Therapy||4.9||22||19||8|
|Philadelphia Massage Studio||4.8||24||41||10|
|Skincare Lounge SPA||4.8||17||22||11|
|Pain Away Of Philly||4.5||82||30||12|
For anyone interested, below are the normalized scores we calculated.
1. Phila Massages
Phila Massages specializes in sports massage. They are trained on the latest and greatest techniques and believe in long term goals overall. Their therapists stay sharp by keeping their licenses and certifications up to date.
Overall Normalized Score: 100
Phone Number: (267) 399-5999
Address: 132 s 17th street, 4th floor Philadelphia, PA, 19103
2. Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa offers 30-60 or 90 minute sessions in center city, Philadelphia. You can choose from a variety of different services such as Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, trigger spots and prenatal massages. Their massages claim to reduce stress, increase circulation and improve overall mobility.
Overall Normalized Score: 45.26
Phone Number: (267) 908-9543
Address: 1425 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
3. Muscle Melt Massage Therapy
Muscle Melt Massage Therapy is run by Paulina W., a licensed therapist in Philadelphia. She graduate from the National Massage Institute in 2014. She specializes in Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Injury Related Massages, and Sports Massage Therapy.
Overall Normalized Score: 37.73
Phone Number: (215) 882-7876
Address: 1528 Walnut street 1812 Philadelphia, PA 19103
4. True Massage Therapy
True Massage Therapy offers high quality restorative services that improve physical, spiritual and emotional health. Their core services are Swedish, Sports, and Deep Tissue Massage.
Owner Korey Russell is a licensed therapist who graduated from Cortiva Institute in King of Prussia, PA.
Overall Normalized Score: 19.31
Phone Number: (484) 350-9791
Address: 1800 John F Kennedy Blvd Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19103
5. The Structural Wellness Center of Philadelphia
Brian Stern is a Certified Practitioner of Structural Integration and Massage Therapy. He offers specialized treatments upon request including an adjunct to training, P.T., cranial work, visceral work, lymphatic drainage, guided visualization, and meditation.
Overall Normalized Score: 17.26
Phone Number: (215) 518-2819
Address: 1500 Walnut St Suite #1305, Philadelphia, PA 19102
6. Muscle Management Services
The Muscle Management Services team offers deep tissue, anti-inflammatory, post-cosmetic surgery, and cupping services. They pride themselves on creating a comforting and inviting environment for all experience levels. Additionally, they run a youtube channel with over 600 subscribers.
Overall Normalized Score: 16.2
Phone Number: (267) 253-1186
Address: 1518 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19102
7. Healing in Motion Therapeutic Massage
Robin takes a holistic approach in order to help her patients reduce pain and improve function. She has a Masters in Health Science with a Specialization in Integrative Health and Wellness. Her services include: Swedish, Focused Therapeutic, Standard Therapeutic and Focused Scalp, Foot & Hand Massage.
Overall Normalized Score: 15.26
Phone Number: (856) 671-1446
Address: 419 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
8. Judy Moon and Associates, Massage Therapy
Judy Moon and Associates has a team of Certified Massage Therapists. They offer Therapeutic Aromatherapy, Mindful Touch, Hot Stone, Sports Massage, Reiki Treatment and much more.
Overall Normalized Score: 13.37
Phone Number: (267) 671-0861
Address: 829 Spruce St., Suite 300 Philadelphia, PA 19107
9. Impressive Healing
Mamalo, the owner of Impressive Healing began practicing Reiki in 2010 and became a Certified Master Reiki Teacher shortly after (2011). She continued her education and graduated from the Philadelphia School of Massage and Bodywork in 2017.
She utilizes both an Asian and western approach in her sessions. She specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Reiki, Sports Stretching and much more.
Overall Normalized Score: 8.74
Phone Number: (404) 966-5031
Address: 1601 Walnut St Suite 1523, Philadelphia, PA 19102
10. Philadelphia Massage Studio
William has been a Board Certified Massage Therapist for 14 years. He blends various techniques together in each session. His studio is known for Trigger Point, deep tissue, myofascial release, sports, Swedish and acupuncture.
Fun fact: Bill is an avid Greco-Roman Wrestler who won 3 State Titles in High School.
Overall Normalized Score: 4.56
Phone Number: (267) 694-9360
Address: 1637 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148
11. Skincare Lounge SPA – Massage and Body Treatment
The Skincare Lounge Spa offers world-class pampering and specialty service treatments. They create a soothing atmosphere perfect to attain peace of mind. They offer Deep Tissue, Swedish, Myofascial Release, and much more.
Overall Normalized Score: 0.67
Phone Number: (215) 384-3000
Address: 1512 Sansom St, Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19102
12. Pain Away of Philly
Pain Away of Philly offers medical massage through various traditional Chinese Medicine Treatments. Their team has over 30 years of experience and can help alleviate pain in your body, neck, shoulder, back, and knee.
Overall Normalized Score: 0
Phone Number: (267) 416-2544
Address: 936 Arch St. 2nd floor. Philadelphia, PA. 19107 (China Town)
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This data was pulled on 8/24/2021. In our scoring system, we factored in the total amount of Google My Business Reviews, average Google My Business Review, and estimated traffic per website via Ahrefs.
We wanted to get the average Google My Business Review because people will typically leave a review online if they are upset or thrilled with the service.
This can tell us a lot about the quality of service overall. However, if we just factored in the average review that wouldn’t paint the entire picture. Adding the count of reviews gives us an understanding of how popular a business is.
Lastly, we factor in estimated traffic using a tool called Ahrefs. Ahrefs Traffic number is an estimation of how much organic search traffic your target website, subfolder or URL gets each month. (source)
We use organic traffic estimation because this can give us an idea of how much Google/Search Engines like your website’s content. If you have poor/low-quality content Google is unlikely to rank your website high resulting in low traffic.