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

(267) 225-8488

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 Closed

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Easy to find, comfortable, organized, clean space.

    The table was very comfy and the room had nice ambient lighting.

  • It was quiet and it felt like there weren’t other people around. I liked that.

    Clean and very relaxing.

  • Offer gender neutral pronoun option on waiver!

    The space was easily accessible for me, and warm! Always a plus.

  • Excellent space that feels open and personable at the same time.

    Such an amazing experience. I've had chronic neck and back pain for years, and after seeing Steph a few times it's easing and I'm finally able to sleep again.

  • Easy to get to, nice staff

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

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

65 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 Kira on Jan 20
Stephanie is wonderful! She asks enough questions to determine what you’re looking to get out of your massage but without feeling like you’re at the doctor getting a physical. It is easy to feel comfortable with her and ask for what you need.
by Anonymous on Dec 27
Stephanie was very generous with her knowledge and time. I talked through several issues I was having in my body and she gave me tips and information for helping me continue to address them after the appointment. The massage was amazing and I appreciated that Stephanie talked to me about how I wanted to use our time and if I wanted to spend more time on target areas I was trying to address. As a queer and gender non-conforming person with trauma I felt affirmed and understood when I talked about things related to those parts of my life. Overall the appointment was a great experience and I left like my body was physically and energetically moving with more ease.
by Jessica on Dec 27
Stephanie was very professional. I was nervous but she was laid back about it. It was a positive experience.
by Karenina on Dec 18
Excellent person, conversative and very professional.
by Anonymous on Nov 29
Stephanie was kind patient knowledgeable and friendly!!
by Melanie on Nov 17
Stephanie is the best! I felt comfortable and safe with her, and she was receptive to all of my needs and wants. She did things to my muscles that I didn’t think were possible! After only one session, I already feel more flexibility in my arms than I’ve ever experienced. Highly recommended!
by Michael on Nov 14
Explanation about how my muscles would feel over the time was very helpful and accurate
by Anonymous on Nov 10
Steph is great! Super professional but personable at the same time- puts you at ease as soon as you get to the studio. She's so incredibly knowledgeable and has spent time educating me on my body and how to better care for it every visit I have had.
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!

Amanda H.

3 Verified Reviews

Couples Massage

$150
60min
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Upper Body Tune-Up

$60
45min

Special Offers

Good Things Come in Threes: Upper Body Tune-Up

$160
45min.
Select
by Brad on Mar 12
Amanda had the perfect pressure and knew exactly how to make each body part she worked on feel great! She had the great combination of firm hands with a soft voice.
by Molly on Jan 08
Amanda is very talented, kind, and professional.
by Aaron on Feb 21
She was very professional and clear in her instruction. I felt comfortable the entire time. I recommend she allow for a choice of oil scents (the oil - unscented? scent? used was fine, but at other places I've enjoyed having that choice. Same for music. I liked her soundscape, though a choice might be a nice option. Might be nice if there was an adjustment for light. In retrospect I'd have enjoyed a little darker room. Amanda was terrific, and I'd definitely rebook with her.

Jae H.

License: PA #MSG011603

16 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 christopher on Jan 14
Jae was amazing and really listened to my issues and problem areas and tailored the experience to those needs. Was truly the best massage I’ve ever had and I’ll definitely be back.
by Anonymous on Jan 10
Jae target just the right spots. A day later my joints and muscles are allowing for a wider range of movement highlighting the significance of Jae’s practice. Highly recommend.
by Anonymous on Jan 07
Amazing experience. No complaints!
by Zac on Dec 18
Jae was kind, professional, and gave me an incredible deep tissue massage. It was overall a wonderful experience from start to finish!
by Terryl A. on Nov 19
This massage was different than any other I have had. Constant, flowing and firm pressure VS targeting sore spots and knots. It was very effective, comforting and relaxing. Jae listened to my needs and addressed everything. A very holistic experience. I left feeling light and fluid. It was exacting what I was looking for (without knowing it!) to face my physically challenging week ahead. Thanks, Jae!
by Anonymous on Nov 18
Jae was really great at listening and focusing on the spots I discussed beforehand! I really appreciate being thanked for voicing needs to reduce/increase pressure in certain areas, because that encourages an open dialogue during a session-- essential for a good experience :)
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!

Average Rating:

5 (Based on 19 Reviews)

98 %

Ambiance
100 %

Professionalism
by Kira on Jan 2019
Verified
Service Received: Integrative Massage with Stephanie P.
Easy to find, comfortable, organized, clean space.
by Anonymous on Dec 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrative Massage with Stephanie P.
The table was very comfy and the room had nice ambient lighting.
by Jessica on Dec 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrative Massage with Stephanie P.
It was quiet and it felt like there weren’t other people around. I liked that.
by Karenina on Dec 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrative Massage with Stephanie P.
Clean and very relaxing.
by Anonymous on Nov 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrative Massage with Stephanie P.
Offer gender neutral pronoun option on waiver!

Business response:

Hi! Unfortunately by booking system doesn't let me have that option but I will try to contact MassageBook to see if they will consider it for the future.

by Melanie on Nov 2018
Verified
Service Received: Upper Body Tune-Up with Stephanie P.
The space was easily accessible for me, and warm! Always a plus.
by Michael on Nov 2018
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Stephanie P.
Excellent space that feels open and personable at the same time.
by Anonymous on Nov 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrative Massage with Stephanie P.
Such an amazing experience. I've had chronic neck and back pain for years, and after seeing Steph a few times it's easing and I'm finally able to sleep again.
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: (267) 225-8488