About Us

Habitual Massage is a one person operation that offers trauma-informed and trans-affirming bodycare with the option of need based sliding scale pricing, 

Located one block away from City Hall, we are nestled in lower level of the Ellington Building at 1500 Chestnut Street as part of the Philadelphia School of Massage and Bodywork. 

Habitual Massage

1500 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia , PA 19103 map it

(215) 681-0542

Hours of Operation

M By Appointment Only
T By Appointment Only
W By Appointment Only
Th By Appointment Only
F By Appointment Only
Sa By Appointment Only
S By Appointment Only

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Easy to get to, nice staff

    Conveniently located facilities, comfortable massage room & equipment, great playlist selections, too!

  • What a great space and so easy to get to by public transit!

    Clean and friendly environment, easy to access and easy to schedule appointments. This is my second time and I will definitely come back and recommend Habitual Massage to friends and family.

  • Great service!

    Easy to find in Center City with a really relaxing reception space. Grab some tea or water as you await the session! It's a little clunky that the bathroom is outside of the massage studio space itself and the elevator is quirky, but that is not a deal breaker.

  • Stephanie has a great touch and knows what she is doing. Great job, thanks!

    These ladies know how to make someone feel good. My wife and I had a couples massage. My wife was looking for some serious specific muscle work, and I was there just for pleasure... and they knew how to do both. Stephanie and Amanda knew the specifics of each body part and techniques to get the job done well.

  • Loved all of it, from the pressure and touch and care, to the music and temperature. Thank you!

    Stephanie is amazing! I highly recommend her for anyone looking for a skillful, deep tissue massage.

Integrative Massage

$80
60min
$95
75min
$110
90min
$140
120min

Deep Tissue

$95
60min
$110
75min
$125
90min
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Myofascial Release

$120
90min
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Couples Massage

$150
60min
Select

Upper Body Tune-Up

$60
45min
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Good Things Come in Threes: 60 Minutes

Package of Three 60 Minute Integrative Massages
$210
60min.
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Good Things Come in Threes: 75 Minute Massages

Package of Three 75 Minute Integrative Massages
$260
75min.
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Good Things Come in Threes: 90 Minutes

Package of Three 90 Minute Integrative Massages
$300
90min.
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Good Things Come in Threes: Upper Body Tune-Up

A package of three upper body tune-up massages
$160
45min.
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Stephanie P.

License: PA #008397

57 Verified Reviews

Integrative Massage

$80
60min
$95
75min
$110
90min
$140
120min

Deep Tissue

$95
60min
$110
75min
$125
90min
Select

Myofascial Release

$120
90min
Select

Couples Massage

$150
60min
Select

Upper Body Tune-Up

$60
45min

Special Offers

Good Things Come in Threes: 60 Minutes

$210
60min.
Select

Good Things Come in Threes: 75 Minute Massages

$260
75min.
Select

Good Things Come in Threes: 90 Minutes

$300
90min.
Select

Good Things Come in Threes: Upper Body Tune-Up

$160
45min.
Select
by Larissa on Nov 08
Stephanie was great!
by Elyse on Nov 05
Stephanie is very professional and thoughtfully took my areas of concern and addressed them with patience and skill. I walked out feeling like a noodle in a good way! Will definitely be going back!
by mee hae on Oct 25
Stephanie is amazing and knows how to make you feel really comfortable. She can expertly find any trouble areas and is really good at taking direction too about what hurts, and then focuses on those areas enough to help alleviate the pain. I've also never found anyone before that can apply the right amount of pressure the way Stephanie does. I feel so lucky to have someone so skilled and passionate about what they do to help with my chronic pain.
by Anonymous on Sep 21
Stephanie is incredibly skilled - I'm feeling much better after my massage. She was very communicative (without being overly talkative during the massage) and got right to the bottom of my issues. I would highly recommend her to friends and family!
by Aaron on Jul 20
Amazing masseuse!
by Ashley on Jun 05
This is the first time I have felt so hype that I have recommended a massage therapist to my friends, especially those who value someone with language that makes space for queer folks. Massage is such a powerful tool but there can be so many obstacles to finding a relaxing space and skilled therapist. Stephanie creates a welcoming environment with her questions and check-ins throughout the session. My shoulders are eternally grateful for her work.
by Anonymous on Apr 23
Stephanie has a great touch and knows what she is doing. Great job, thanks!
by John on Feb 24
Stephanie is great and highly skilled, with a heavy hand but a light touch when needed :)
by Lilla on Jan 07
I will be back soon.
by Anonymous on Dec 31
Loved all of it, from the pressure and touch and care, to the music and temperature. Thank you!

Jae H.

License: PA #MSG011603

10 Verified Reviews

Deep Tissue

$95
60min
$110
75min
$125
90min
Select

Myofascial Release

$120
90min
Select

Couples Massage

$150
60min
Select

Upper Body Tune-Up

$60
45min

Special Offers

Good Things Come in Threes: Upper Body Tune-Up

$160
45min.
Select
by Diane on Nov 05
Jae really listened to what I wanted and needed for chronic pain relief. Also, they really helped with problem areas I didn't even know were there! Jae immediately made me feel at ease and their knowledge of the work is amazing. Definitely recommend!
by Lisa on Nov 05
My massage with Jae was amazing! So kind, courteous and professional! Highly recommend!
by Douglas on Oct 18
This was the first time I went to Jae for a massage. I've been to a lot of different massage therapists and have always had a good experience at Sanctuary on 2nd. Jae was the best so far though. Really good, professional and the perfect combination of deep massage but not painful. Definitely going back!
by Anonymous on Oct 17
Jae was fantastic. Very professional and checked in about pressure (which was just as I requested). I would highly recommend!
by Natalie on Sep 05
Jae is personable, plays unexpectedly good massage music, highly skilled, flexible, and attuned.
by L’Oréal on Aug 15
Jae is amazing! I felt like I was walking on air for the whole day. Can’t wait to return.
by Jenson on Aug 08
Incredible. Incredible. Incredible.
by Enid on Feb 11
Personally spoke to Jae after treatment. She has effective tools. Her treatment was in the beginning slow paced as she worked and allow the body to settle and the breath to open. Then the serious work began when she worked on my back. She released tightness in shoulders very effectively. She also informed me of the next area of challenge -- tightness in hips. The treatment was relaxing. The treatment with deep and effective. Thank you.
by Anonymous on Feb 02
I felt amazing after the massage.
by Joanna on Jan 19
Jae was awesome! My shoulders and back definitely feel better.

Average Rating:

5 (Based on 11 Reviews)

98 %

Ambiance
100 %

Professionalism
by Larissa on Nov 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrative Massage with Stephanie P.
Easy to get to, nice staff
by Elyse on Nov 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrative Massage with Stephanie P.
Conveniently located facilities, comfortable massage room & equipment, great playlist selections, too!
by mee hae on Oct 2018
Verified
Service Received: Good Things Come in Threes: 90 Minutes with Stephanie P.
What a great space and so easy to get to by public transit!
by Anonymous on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrative Massage with Stephanie P.
Clean and friendly environment, easy to access and easy to schedule appointments. This is my second time and I will definitely come back and recommend Habitual Massage to friends and family.
by Aaron on Jul 2018
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Stephanie P.
Great service!
by Ashley on Jun 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrative Massage with Stephanie P.
Easy to find in Center City with a really relaxing reception space. Grab some tea or water as you await the session! It's a little clunky that the bathroom is outside of the massage studio space itself and the elevator is quirky, but that is not a deal breaker.
by Anonymous on Apr 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrative Massage with Stephanie P.
Stephanie has a great touch and knows what she is doing. Great job, thanks!
by Brad on Mar 2018
Verified
Service Received: Couples Massage with Amanda H.
These ladies know how to make someone feel good. My wife and I had a couples massage. My wife was looking for some serious specific muscle work, and I was there just for pleasure... and they knew how to do both. Stephanie and Amanda knew the specifics of each body part and techniques to get the job done well.
by Anonymous on Dec 2017
Verified
Service Received: Integrative Massage with Stephanie P.
Loved all of it, from the pressure and touch and care, to the music and temperature. Thank you!
by Jennifer on Dec 2017
Verified
Service Received: Integrative Massage with Stephanie P.
Stephanie is amazing! I highly recommend her for anyone looking for a skillful, deep tissue massage.
by Hayley on Sep 2017
Verified
Service Received: Integrative Deep Tissue Massage with Stephanie P.
Thanks so much to Steph. The massage was so relaxing. I have never previously gotten a massage, but this definitely left me wanting more. I look forward to going to Steph in the future. I particularly carry a lot of tension in my shoulders, forearms, and calves from all of the running, weight training, and climbing I do, and this helped to relieve a lot of that tension.

Habitual Massage

1500 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia , PA 19103 map it

Phone: (215) 681-0542

  • Habitual Massage

  • 1500 Chestnut Street
  • Philadelphia , PA 19103
  • (215) 681-0542
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