About Us

Welcome to the Philadelphia School of Massage and Bodywork, the only massage therapist owned and operated massage school in the heart of Philadelphia. We are centrally located in Center City. Our main goal in the community is to offer quality and affordable education and services in the field of massage.

Philadelphia School of Massage & Bodywork

1500 Chestnut St.

The Ellington - Lower Level

Philadelphia , PA 19102 map it

(267) 930-7428

Hours of Operation

M 09:30 AM - 08:30 PM
T 09:30 AM - 08:30 PM
W 09:30 AM - 08:30 PM
Th 10:00 AM - 08:30 PM
F 10:00 AM - 08:30 PM
Sa 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
S Closed

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Very professional and dedicated to good service.

    Great professionalism and orderliness. The intake form was emailed to me beforehand therefore making my check-in process fast and seamless.

  • This session helped me remember that I need to be good to my physical health once in a while.

    The therapist was very attentive to what I said was bothering me, I left with so much less pain in my back.

  • the sound and lighting in the rooms were a bit harsh

    N_A

  • Very good experience. Friendly Staff. Nice facility. Though overhearing a conversation about a student's hepatitis test was a tad unnecessary. He meant no malice, but perhaps that's best for closed doors ;) Otherwise, a very nice environment

    very good and relaxing

  • I really enjoy my experience

    I don't think this is Philly Massage School's fault, but there was a distinct smell that is perhaps something the building manager should look into. Not sure if it was gas, or just general basement dampness, but I was concerned for the health of all the occupants.

Student Clinic - Swedish Massage

$40
60min
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Student Clinic- 90 minutes

$60
90min
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Student Clinic - $25 Session

$25
60min
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Student Clinic - Ellington Resident

$34
60min
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Student Clinic - $20

$20
60min
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Student Clinic- First Massage FREE

$0
60min
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Student Clinic M.

4 Verified Reviews

Student Clinic- 90 minutes

$60
90min
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by Rick on Jun 12
Great place. Everyone was very friendly
by Peggy on Jun 05
This massage therapist was so skilled and knowledgeable, yet gentle and low key in her approach. Always professional but warm, too. She put me immediately at ease and kept me there throughout the treatment. I didn't realize how wonderful I felt until I woke up this morning and felt absolutely fantastic. My body is very happy!
by Reggie on Jun 04
Lydia has extraordinary talent. My treatment was amazing.
by Enid on May 17
I have been getting massages for many years now (I have my official senior's membership). The massage received was as effective as any I have received over my years of getting bodywork. The student was professional and used a variety of techniques in the session. P.S. I am an occasional instructor at this institution, but did not train student in the modality that was used in this clinic, so I am not taking credit for the skill set this student used in this treatment.

Mamapalo M.

4 Verified Reviews

Student Clinic - Swedish Massage

$40
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic- 90 minutes

$60
90min
Request Appt

Student Clinic - $25 Session

$25
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic - Ellington Resident

$34
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic - $20

$20
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic- First Massage FREE

$0
60min
Request Appt
by Victoria on Mar 21
Mamapalo Mokeyane has magical hands. This was my second visit at the clinic and I had her as my massage therapist both time. She is very skillful at what she does. Her work is always rejuvenating, to say the least.
by Anonymous on Feb 22
N/A
by Anonymous on Jan 20
No confidence
by Richard on Jan 16
Very nice massage and very nice way about her.

Lexi M.

1 Verified Reviews

Student Clinic - Swedish Massage

$40
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic- 90 minutes

$60
90min
Request Appt

Student Clinic - $25 Session

$25
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic - Ellington Resident

$34
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic - $20

$20
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic- First Massage FREE

$0
60min
Request Appt
by Anonymous on Jan 28
Excellent head, face, hand, foot massage.

Peter M.

1 Verified Reviews

Student Clinic - Swedish Massage

$40
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic- 90 minutes

$60
90min
Request Appt

Student Clinic - $25 Session

$25
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic - Ellington Resident

$34
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic - $20

$20
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic- First Massage FREE

$0
60min
Request Appt
by Bernadette on Feb 12
Everything was great

Coby D.

License: PA #MSG008071

1 Verified Reviews

Student Clinic - Swedish Massage

$40
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic- 90 minutes

$60
90min
Request Appt

Student Clinic - $25 Session

$25
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic - Ellington Resident

$34
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic - $20

$20
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic- First Massage FREE

$0
60min
Request Appt
by Christopher on Sep 16
Great experience! I signed up for monthly sessions!

Maisie S.

License: PA #

0 Verified Reviews

Student Clinic - Swedish Massage

$40
60min
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Student Clinic - $20

$20
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic- First Massage FREE

$0
60min
Request Appt

Cassandra S.

1 Verified Reviews

Student Clinic - Swedish Massage

$40
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic- 90 minutes

$60
90min
Request Appt

Student Clinic - $25 Session

$25
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic - Ellington Resident

$34
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic - $20

$20
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic- First Massage FREE

$0
60min
Request Appt
by Hadar on Mar 12
Cassandra was polite, attentive, and very skilled! She got a knot out that had been bothering me all day, I would definitely request her in the future.

Cuneyt A.

License: CA #Cert 43145

0 Verified Reviews

Student Clinic - Swedish Massage

$40
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic- 90 minutes

$60
90min
Request Appt

Student Clinic - $25 Session

$25
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic - Ellington Resident

$34
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic - $20

$20
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic- First Massage FREE

$0
60min
Request Appt

Lisa D.

0 Verified Reviews

Student Clinic - Swedish Massage

$40
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic- 90 minutes

$60
90min
Request Appt

Student Clinic - $25 Session

$25
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic - Ellington Resident

$34
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic - $20

$20
60min
Request Appt

Student Clinic- First Massage FREE

$0
60min
Request Appt

Average Rating:

4.68 (Based on 71 Reviews)

86 %

Ambiance
94 %

Professionalism
by Lauren on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: Student Clinic - $20 with Nicole P.
Very professional and dedicated to good service.
by Victoria on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: Student Clinic - $20 with Mamapalo M.
Great professionalism and orderliness. The intake form was emailed to me beforehand therefore making my check-in process fast and seamless.
by Sandra on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Paul S.
This session helped me remember that I need to be good to my physical health once in a while.
by Hadar on Mar 2017
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Cassandra S.
The therapist was very attentive to what I said was bothering me, I left with so much less pain in my back.
by Anonymous on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: Student Clinic - $20 with Nicole P.
the sound and lighting in the rooms were a bit harsh
by Anonymous on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Mamapalo M.
N_A
by Aaron on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Amanda H.
Very good experience. Friendly Staff. Nice facility. Though overhearing a conversation about a student's hepatitis test was a tad unnecessary. He meant no malice, but perhaps that's best for closed doors ;) Otherwise, a very nice environment
by Anita on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Nicole P.
very good and relaxing
by Bernadette on Feb 2017
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Peter M.
I really enjoy my experience
by Sophia on Feb 2017
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Murphy Daphne S.
I don't think this is Philly Massage School's fault, but there was a distinct smell that is perhaps something the building manager should look into. Not sure if it was gas, or just general basement dampness, but I was concerned for the health of all the occupants.
by Enid on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Hubay Jae S.
I am thankful for the quality of bodyworkers that are being developed at the Philadelphia School of Massage. I have been an instructor in Shiatsu for approximately 20 years. (And yes, on occasion have taught at this school as well as two others.) I understand the value of bodywork. It is an effective tool in assisting to release the stressors of life. More important I understand the value of the spirit in which the techniques are applied. It has to come from the practitioners. It is something they bring to the table. This institution allows the student to learn new tools as well as incorporate their desire to assist others. I am encouraged by the quality of practitioner whose work I have personally experienced here. Enid F. Jones, Shiatsu Practitioner and Instructor
by Anonymous on Feb 2017
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Jasper B.
Very nice place
by Gail on Feb 2017
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Kramny Musa S.
I would have liked a pleasant scent in the room. And a more comfortable chair for changing.
by Miyoshi on Feb 2017
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Murphy Daphne S.
I like the professionalism with follow up. I was in town on business and Donna was very helpful in getting me the info needed under my extreme schedule pressure. We made it work....!
by Anonymous on Feb 2017
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Hubay Jae S.
The atmosphere was very relaxing and calming
by Anonymous on Jan 2017
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Lexi M.
Friendly and welcoming staff. Spacious and comfortable waiting area and massage rooms.
by Jonelle on Jan 2017
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Amanda Yoa S.
Loved everything!
by Anonymous on Jan 2017
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Mamapalo M.
It had the whole set up on an ikea budget but no real (GENUINE) "warmth." The masseuse didnt pay any attention to any details or clues that were given as to what areas i needed most work. Just meh!
by Joanna on Jan 2017
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Hubay Jae S.
Easy scheduling, very professional, seems like a great group of people
by Richard on Jan 2017
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Mamapalo M.
Very nice massage. Only suggestion is to better soundproof the masssgr rooms. Conversations in the adjacent rooms and hallway are very audible, which is a bit of a distraction.
by Lilla on Jan 2017
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Mahlon Omlor S.
The school is lovely and looks like a great place to learn and develop your skills.
by Anonymous on Jan 2017
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Nicole P.
The school is fantastic, this is my second time going and will definitely be returning.
by John on Jan 2017
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Bridget M.
Its a school...so it lacks a little of the softness and warmth of a individual studio or spa
by Alison on Jan 2017
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Nicole P.
There seemed to me some noise in the room next door.
by Anonymous on Jan 2017
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Nancy G.
Very nice experience! I think the massage room could be decorated a bit more and given more of a peaceful vibe, but overall, I very much enjoyed my massage and the experience as a whole.
by Todd on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Nicole P.
Courteous staff. Clean waiting area. Room was clean and warm. Music was relaxing.
by Lisa on Dec 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Student Clinic B.
Love the colors, the openness, the really cool chalk calendar and the staff! Definitely go back!
by Anonymous on Dec 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Student Clinic B.
Love it
by Stephanie on Dec 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Amanda Yoa S.
Great clinic experience, very professional felt like I was going to a studio or spa.
by Carol on Dec 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Amanda Yoa S.
My only complaint was the lighting in the massage room was too bright. I like to close my eyes during a massage and when I opened my eyes it was a little bit jarring and required a few seconds to adjust.
by Melissa on Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Student Clinic B.
It's great to share in the making of great therapists
by Anonymous on Nov 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Stephen C.
Friendly and welcoming staff. The space is a little cavernous, but the massage room was very comfortable.
by Anonymous on Nov 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Amanda Yoa S.
Cover deal had a stain on it.
by Barbara on Nov 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Amanda Yoa S.
Great school and staff
by Erica on Nov 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Jasper B.
The room was not dim enough And it was a bit cold.
by Dinah on Oct 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Stephen C.
Very friendly and warm
by Rafael on Oct 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Jasper B.
Great experience. My goal of getting more relaxed was absolutely achieved!
by Anonymous on Oct 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Stephen C.
Amazing time.
by Elaine on Oct 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Stephen C.
Steve already has the capabilities of a massage professional. Excellent massage looking forward to coming back and requesting him. I left my availability and hope to schedule soon
by Anonymous on Oct 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Mahlon Omlor S.
Very quiet and restful.
by Lauren on Oct 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Student Clinic B.
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by Enid on Sep 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Amanda Yoa S.
Treatment begins as you enter the school due to it's environment. I know I rated everything excellent. I did this because it is. There is a seriousness in developing qualified, efficient and effective students. They are reaching their goals. Pray the school continues to develop toward this end.
by Anonymous on Sep 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Mahlon Omlor S.
nice discount
by Kalapna on Sep 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Stu Clinic S.
Masseuse was good and caring of my needs.
by Laura on Sep 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Amanda Yoa S.
Great calming space. Friendly faces, nice people.
by Anonymous on Sep 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Stu Clinic S.
My masseuse listened to me and responded in kind.
by Bindu on Sep 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Mahlon Omlor S.
Excellent
by Chrisiris on Sep 2016
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Service Received: with Karen G.
I like is a nice.pleace....is a good friendly place..tha ks to donna and karen for everithing!! :]
by Anonymous on Sep 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Jasper B.
This place has soul. I'm thrilled to have discovered it.
by Caroline on Aug 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Stu Clinic S.
She listened to what I wanted and gave me the pressure that I asked for. However it would have been nice if I had been given an option not to use oil and maybe a lotion instead, because I felt shiny afterwards with all the oil on my skin.
by Sarah on Aug 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Mahlon Omlor S.
The school and staff are wonderful and welcoming . I really like the spaciousness of the clinic rooms and the overall aesthetic of the school . I will definitely be back again!
by Anonymous on Aug 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Stephen C.
I liked the massage room as it was clean and spacious.
by Nina on Aug 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Stephen C.
A minor detail,the treatment room seemed too big,not cozy,it wouldn't deter me from getting a treatment
by Misty on Jul 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Stephen C.
Considering this was my first massage ever I was very happy with the result. I walked in feeling a total mess and come out feeling that much better.
by Susan on Jul 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Stephen C.
I was very happy with my first experience.
by Liz on Jul 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Stu Clinic S.
Lighting and smell were very nice and immediately relaxing.
by Anonymous on Jun 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Stu Clinic S.
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by Rick on Jun 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Student Clinic M.
Great place. Everyone was very friendly
by Lydia on Jun 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Student Clinic S.
Kind, caring and very professional.
by Peg on Jun 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Student Clinic W.
Loved the masssage. Really wonderful. Noise from other people talking (in other rooms) was undesirable The room itself was fine with gentle music and good dim lighting
by Peggy on Jun 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Student Clinic M.
The massage was perfect in every way, and I also loved the warm reception when I walked through the door--made me feel like people were happy to see me. Even the rest rooms were clean and pleasant. Facilities and ambience were very nice, and the tea and water were a nice touch. I felt pampered and cared for.
by Reggie on Jun 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Student Clinic M.
The energy of the space is very conducive to healing.
by Connie on May 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Student Clinic A.
Site was very clean and pleasant, quiet and relaxing. Receptionist was very friendly.
by Jan on May 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Student Clinic A.
Jessica provided a great massage.
by Enid on May 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Student Clinic M.
The school has a welcoming atmosphere. The massage rooms are very peaceful. The staff is warm, friendly and professional. The school is a peaceful retreat in the middle of the hustle and bustle of a densely populated urban business district. What a jewel. Our city is blessed to have such an institution.
by Dave on May 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Student Clinic A.
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by Reuben on May 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Student Clinic A.
Strangely peaceful for being in the basement
by Anonymous on Apr 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Student Clinic S.
Ambiance was not that great, as people outside the room were talking loudly and kept slamming the door.
by Anonymous on Mar 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Student Clinic B.
Great Experience & Massage I would 100% recommend
by Theresa on Mar 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Student Clinic W.
Beautiful space filled with friendly caring and compassionate people.
by Anonymous on Feb 2016
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Service Received: Student Clinic - Swedish Massage with Student C.
Everyone was super friendly and the facility has a great feel to it!

Philadelphia School of Massage & Bodywork

1500 Chestnut St.

The Ellington - Lower Level

Philadelphia , PA 19102 map it

(267) 930-7428