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


  • The space is unusual, but it was fine.

    The space is quiet and tasteful, it is easy to find and relaxing to be in.

  • The ambiance of the building/rooms is simple, so although I didn't mind at all, new visitors should know not to expect some fancy spa nonsense.

    The room I was in was soothing. There was a fire alarm right after my massage that wasn't the best way to end my session but I know this wasn't exactly the fault of your center.

  • What a great center! Would love to learn more about what's available here for customers.

    It's a great space. The folks who run it are nice, the rooms are comfortable, the tables are solid, etc.

  • Comfortable environment and professional

    Front desk staff doesn't acknowledge me when I walk in for my appointment. A class was scheduled during my massage and I could hear the instructor through the door due to the design of the space.

  • Quiet, serene, comfortable

    Great atmosphere.

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
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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

80 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 Jerome on Jun 25
Stephanie has great talent! She gave a really good massage plus suggestions for me on how to follow up with my upper back tension.
by Levi on Jun 21
Stephanie is very skilled and attentive, I always leave feeling more present, centered, invigorated. I will often not notice how stiff and immobile my body has become before I go, and when I leave I feel like there is air in my body, for lack of a better way of saying it. I went to hot yoga several hours afterwards and was fairly shocked by how much greater my range of motion was.
by Carla on Jun 12
I particularly appreciated that Stephanie took some time before the session to talk over areas to focus on and how I was feeling that day, and checked in occasionally throughout the massage. I felt like she was pretty in tune with how my body was responding to things as well.
by Anonymous on Jun 07
This was a very intuitive, skilled, deep tissue massage with the perfect amount of pressure. I get a lot of massages for stress and my chronic back pain. This one was definitely in my top 5 for how much energy and pain it moved. I was in completely different shape when I left than when I came in. Thank you!
by Anonymous on Jun 06
Stephanie was extremely professional and I appreciated that she started with questions about my goals for massage, and then followed up at the end of the appointment about various tension spots. This was the most comfortable I've ever felt communicating with a masseuse about my massage experience and goals
by Josh on May 21
Stephanie was great. I love how she used techniques from different massage traditions. Her touch was right. She asked for where I needed work, how hard a touch to use, and was totally professional. I'll definitely be going back soon.
by Anonymous on May 04
Stephanie is amazing and attentive to needs and health
by Anonymous on Apr 17
An outstanding therapist who has relieved my body pain tremendously in just two sessions
by Andrea on Apr 11
Extremely knowledgeable, absolutely recommend
by Noel on Apr 03
Stephanie is terrific. She asks a lot of important questions and the massage was excellent.

Average Rating:

4.97 (Based on 35 Reviews)

96 %

Ambiance
98 %

Professionalism
by Jerome on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: Integrative Massage with Stephanie P.
The space is unusual, but it was fine.
by Levi on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: Good Things Come in Threes: Upper Body Tune-Up with Stephanie P.
The space is quiet and tasteful, it is easy to find and relaxing to be in.
by Carla on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: Upper Body Tune-Up with Stephanie P.
The ambiance of the building/rooms is simple, so although I didn't mind at all, new visitors should know not to expect some fancy spa nonsense.
by Anonymous on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: Integrative Massage with Stephanie P.
The room I was in was soothing. There was a fire alarm right after my massage that wasn't the best way to end my session but I know this wasn't exactly the fault of your center.
by Anonymous on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Stephanie P.
What a great center! Would love to learn more about what's available here for customers.
by Josh on May 2019
Verified
Service Received: Integrative Massage with Stephanie P.
It's a great space. The folks who run it are nice, the rooms are comfortable, the tables are solid, etc.
by Anonymous on May 2019
Verified
Service Received: Integrative Massage with Stephanie P.
Comfortable environment and professional
by Anonymous on Apr 2019
Verified
Service Received: Integrative Massage with Stephanie P.
Front desk staff doesn't acknowledge me when I walk in for my appointment. A class was scheduled during my massage and I could hear the instructor through the door due to the design of the space.
by Andrea on Apr 2019
Verified
Service Received: Integrative Massage with Stephanie P.
Quiet, serene, comfortable
by Noel on Apr 2019
Verified
Service Received: Integrative Massage with Stephanie P.
Great atmosphere.
by Paulinha on Mar 2019
Verified
Service Received: Couples Massage with Nasrene (Dylan) K.
We had SUCH an amazing experience with Nasrene and Steph. Our massage was personalized, relaxing and restorative, we both felt our concerns with our tense bodies met with absolute care in respect. We will definitely come back and couldn’t recommend Habitual enough.
by Anonymous on Feb 2019
Verified
Service Received: Integrative Massage with Stephanie P.
Scheduling was very easy and the space was lovely.
by Maddie on Feb 2019
Verified
Service Received: Integrative Massage with Stephanie P.
Very relaxing and a great setup
by Damon on Feb 2019
Verified
Service Received: Integrative Massage with Stephanie P.
Very welcoming space.
by Hayley on Jan 2019
Verified
Service Received: Integrative Massage with Stephanie P.
Always clean, quiet, and calm.
by Leigh on Jan 2019
Verified
Service Received: Integrative Massage with Stephanie P.
Cute atmosphere and nice staff!
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