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Top 10 massage therapists in Philadelphia, PA

Clients agree: these Philadelphia massage therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Mosaic Massager R3

Mosaic Massager R3

3 hires on Thervo
3+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Sabrina C. says, "Excellent. Very relaxing and got a lot of my knots and released stress out. Will definitely book again." Read more
Massages By Von

Massages By Von

2 hires on Thervo
5+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Henri N. says, "Professional attribute" Read more
Shakti Holistics

Shakti Holistics

New on Thervo
Offers online services
10+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
I am certified in Yogic Arts from Duncan Wong and Thai Massage from Micheal Buck, and also have 1 years training at the Swedish Institute. I have 10 plus years experience in multimodality massage combining Swedish, Shiatsu, Thai, Lomi Lomi, Deep Tissue, Reiki, Reflexology, Hot Towel Treatment. I have worked professionally in yoga studios, private massage studios and clinics.
Mobile Massage , Massage , Body Razor Shaving  Text 2157791265

Mobile Massage , Massage , Body Razor Shaving Text 2157791265

New on Thervo
18+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Jean is a professional Massage Therapist licensed in Pennsylvania, holding both a Massage Therapy and Cosmetology license in the state. She offers her services to clients at their homes or preferred locations. With a strong client base and a reputation for respectful and specialized care, Jean is known for her expertise in various massage techniques, including walking massage, hot stone massage, relaxing massage, reflexology massage, and pain therapy massage. Jean is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in massage therapy and body waxing. Ready to make your beauty goals a reality? Schedule an appointment today Text jea
Ed Cunningham Massage

Ed Cunningham Massage

27 hires on Thervo
29+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Steve. P. says, "Ed is a friendly guy who is very knowledgeable about massage and massage pressure. " Read more
Full Focus Body Therapy.                                                         (Kelly Cannon)

Full Focus Body Therapy. (Kelly Cannon)

Offers online services
14 hires on Thervo
6+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Jennifer R. says, "Told him about my areas of pain and he concentrated on those areas. Kept asking me if the pressure was ok and did cupping. Explained everything thoroughly before doing it. My neck and back felt amazing afterwards which I haven’t experienced in a while and was not sore or bruised afterwards. Kelly has a vast knowledge of different massage techniques and helped my body feel loose and relaxed" Read more


New on Thervo
1 hire on Thervo
10+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Here at DSM Massages we value your unique needs. Our therapists deliver and customize what’s best for our clients, and ensure every experience is unique. We drive high our high expectations, values, responsiveness, punctuality and professionalism for our team. I love helping people I love the feeling I get when my clients are relieved of their body pains stress headaches tension in the body where as they are totally relaxed When I do massages it keeps me grounded during the massage and after because the clients wants to come back to me afterwards I'm here to help...
Stevenson Therapeutic Massage LLC

Stevenson Therapeutic Massage LLC

2 hires on Thervo
4+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Sandra C. says, "He listens to what my areas of concern are , and focuses on them. We have a good rapport because there is excellent communication both ways. " Read more

Your Massage Therapy questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does a massage cost?

Massage therapy costs $50 to $90 per hour on average. A shorter, half-hour session costs $30 to $65, while an extended, 90-minute session ranges from $90 to $175. Prices vary by location, therapist experience, and the type of massage. Prices are typically higher for therapy that requires specialized training, such as prenatal or sports massage, or in-home sessions where the therapist comes to you.

Below are the average rates for common massage types:

  • Full body or Swedish massage costs $50 to $90 per hour.
  • Deep tissue massage costs $80 to $120 per hour.
  • Prenatal massage costs $70 to $120 per hour.
  • Sports massage costs $55 to $130 per hour.
  • Couples massage costs $120 to $220 per hour.
  • Hot stone massage costs $85 to $150 per hour.
  • Chair massage costs $1 per minute.
  • In-home massage therapy costs $100 to $130 per hour.

How much do you tip a massage therapist?

Tipping a massage therapist 15% to 20% is common in most areas. Tipping is not expected at medical offices or hospitals where massage is often covered by insurance. If your therapist works for a spa or non-medical office, a significant portion of your fee goes to the facility, not the therapist. While tipping is not necessarily required, it can make a huge difference in a massage therapist's income.

  • Most therapists prefer cash tips since it's immediate and they don't have to wait for it in their paycheck.
  • If you are using a coupon or gift certificate, tip based on the regular price of the service.
  • Consider tipping more during the holidays if you see the same massage therapist regularly.

What are the different types of massage therapy?

A wide array of massage therapy techniques exists today, from slow soothing strokes of traditional Swedish massage to Ashiatsu massage, where a therapist uses their bare feet as the primary massage tool. Common types of massage therapy include:

  • Swedish massage – Long, slow, kneading strokes with light to deep pressure, focused on relaxing muscle tension
  • Deep-tissue massage – Similar to Swedish, but using deeper pressure to reduce pain by releasing built-up muscle tightness, knots, and trigger points
  • Aromatherapy massage – Swedish relaxation massage incorporating essential oils and specific fragrances aimed at helping your mood
  • Hot stone massage – Swedish-like massage using heated stones, instead of just the therapist's hands, to enhance circulation and reduce pain
  • Shiatsu – Japanese massage technique using fingertip pressure on specific points on the body to improve energy flow, or Qi
  • Sports massage – Deep pressure and targeted techniques to reduce muscle pain and improve mobility of a specific area of the body; not just for athletes
  • Prenatal massage – Light-pressure Swedish massage aimed at relaxing muscle tension and stress during pregnancy

What types of massage are safe during pregnancy?

Swedish massage is the most recommended massage technique during pregnancy because it focuses on relaxing muscle tension and improving circulation using gentle pressure applied to the muscles. 

Prenatal massage can help lower stress, decrease leg and back pain, and improve sleep and mood. However, be sure to clear any type of massage with your doctor first, as massage therapy is a contraindication to some medical conditions.

Avoid these types of massage during all stages of pregnancy:

  • Deep-tissue massage
  • Shiatsu
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep acupressure
  • Percussive tapping techniques
  • Cross-fiber friction
  • Pressure on the abdomen

Does insurance or Medicare cover massage therapy?

Insurance may cover massage therapy costs if you have a prescription or referral from a medical doctor. Coverage and requirement details vary greatly by insurance carrier and plan. Contact your insurance provider to confirm the details of your policy in relation to massage therapy coverage.

Medicare does not typically cover the cost of massage therapy unless it is determined to be medically necessary to alleviate symptoms—like swelling or impaired joint function—from a medical procedure performed on the same day.

How do I choose the best massage therapy service near me?

When searching for a massage therapy service near you, be sure to:

  • Choose a therapist or company that is licensed, insured, and has been in business 5+ years.
  • Check their credentials and licensure information. Most states have an online database where you can search for a therapist's license and status.
  • If your state does not require a massage therapy license, look for a therapist who has at least 500 hours of training from a reputable massage therapy program.
  • Look for members of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) or the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).
  • Check out their profile and reviews on Thervo and Google.
  • Ask for references.

What questions should I ask when hiring a massage therapist?

Asking the right questions can help you choose the massage therapy service that best fits your needs:

  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • How long have you been a massage therapist?
  • What training and certifications do you have?
  • Where else have you worked?
  • What types of massage do you specialize in?
  • Do you have experience with my specific problem?
  • Do you offer any add-on services?
  • Do you require a health questionnaire?
  • Do you offer package deals?

Reviews for Philadelphia massage therapists

Recent success stories from people in the Philadelphia area.
Katy M.
He brought a very calming energy into our home and made me and my partner feel very safe. He helped us feel relaxed and ready for our next weekend adventure! He also didn’t mind the relaxing lighting and music we had on!
Mosaic Massager R3
Henri N.
Attention to details
Massages by Von
James F.
Ed was great, just moved from NYC and have been searching for a great massage and have found it with Ed
Ed Cunningham Massage
Dee W.
After a long long week this was what I needed. He was on point with my back pain I was having. This experience was great and I will be back.
Full Focus Body Therapy. (Kelly Cannon)
Dana F.
Amazing massage. I feel like a new person each time.
Stevenson Therapeutic Massage LLC
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