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


  • Too many surveys and questions afterwards- redundant.

    I would like to come again

  • The School is organized, large space, students-MT are open friendly, professional. All Staff have been helpful to the client on many levels.

    School is fantastic.

  • Everyone was very nice and teh environment was comfortable

    There was only one thing that was completely out of Lexi's control. I could hear the massage session going on next door to our room. It was a little distracting.

  • Very quiet.

    Great , very therapeutic massage. Music could be better sounded scratchy and sort of static. Beautiful melodic music would have made things absolutely perfect!!

  • Very welcoming and relaxing experience

    Great atmosphere and an awesome experience

Student Clinic M.

4 Verified Reviews

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

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.

3 Verified Reviews

by Kelly on May 22
I cannot wait for Lexi to get certified. She's very talented.
by Brian on May 21
Very thorough and good flow
by Anonymous on Jan 28
Excellent head, face, hand, foot massage.

Peter M.

3 Verified Reviews

by Nancy on May 25
Peter is professional, open, thoughtful, ask questions, he has life experience and other work experience to add to his approach as a MT.
by Barbara on May 25
Peter just needs a little more technique, if that is the right word.
by Bernadette on Feb 12
Everything was great

Nancy G.

5 Verified Reviews

by Meg on May 23
She far exceeded my expectations!
by Anonymous on May 13
Fantastic massage therapist!
by Anonymous on May 08
Great job!
by Jay on May 05
Nancy was very inform and knowledgeable on how to deal with my situation, which was important to me. All the best to you Nancy.
by Anonymous on Jan 12
Excellent, first-class massage!

Taylor C.

5 Verified Reviews

by Anonymous on May 04
She made me feel very comfortable
by Brian on Apr 27
Taylor was great. The pressure was just right, and she had a great personality.
by Patty on Apr 08
Taylor had one of the most positive vibes I have ever witnessed, and her attitude was refreshing. She is obviously committed to the program, and I think she has a bright future in the healing arts!
by Justin on Apr 06
Taylor was great
by Gaye on Mar 30
Taylor is wonderful, she is welcoming, she speaks in a tone that makes you feel comfortable. I wasn't made to feel like just a customer! It's refreshing.

Coby D.

License: PA #MSG008071

1 Verified Reviews

by Christopher on Sep 16
Great experience! I signed up for monthly sessions!

Cassandra S.

3 Verified Reviews

by Anonymous on May 11
Very professional massage with great focus on target areas
by Anonymous on Mar 30
Cassandra S was attentive to my requests, professional, and used an impressive variety of techniques and strokes. She checked in regarding pressure, and the massage was fantastic--for an experienced therapist, much less a student!
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

1 Verified Reviews

by lisa on May 01
Cuneyt has magic hands. I left feeling so light & relaxed

lisa D.

License: PA #I only offer Reiki, Shaman work & Piates

0 Verified Reviews

Average Rating:

4.71 (Based on 101 Reviews)

86 %

Ambiance
96 %

Professionalism
by Anonymous on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Paul S.
Too many surveys and questions afterwards- redundant.
by Maggie on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maisie S.
I would like to come again
by Nancy on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Peter M.
The School is organized, large space, students-MT are open friendly, professional. All Staff have been helpful to the client on many levels.
by Barbara on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Peter M.
School is fantastic.
by Meg on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Nancy G.
Everyone was very nice and teh environment was comfortable
by Kelly on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Lexi M.
There was only one thing that was completely out of Lexi's control. I could hear the massage session going on next door to our room. It was a little distracting.
by Brian on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Lexi M.
Very quiet.
by Anonymous on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Nicole P.
Great , very therapeutic massage. Music could be better sounded scratchy and sort of static. Beautiful melodic music would have made things absolutely perfect!!
by Anonymous on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Nancy G.
Very welcoming and relaxing experience
by Anonymous on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Cassandra S.
Great atmosphere and an awesome experience
by Jason on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Paul S.
Always good
by Anonymous on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Paul S.
Great atmosphere!
by Anonymous on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Nancy G.
Great job!
by Karen on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Nicole P.
Peaceful environment, professional, safe. Easy to get to. Great value.
by Jay on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Nancy G.
Overall it was a good experience and I would recommend it friends and family. I look forward to making another appointment. Thanks team and all the best to future professionals .
by Anonymous on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maisie S.
Welcoming staff, great space! It was just difficult to find, as the building's doors were locked
by Anonymous on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Taylor C.
Always pleased to be there
by lisa on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Cuneyt A.
Everything was great
by Anonymous on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Nicole P.
Everyone was so nice. I enjoyed my experience.
by Brian on Apr 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Taylor C.
Very quiet and clean, nice place with courteous staff. I would definitely go back again!
by Anonymous on Apr 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Kramny Musa S.
Been there several times and always a joy
by Meghan on Apr 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Jasper B.
Room was quiet and comfortable. Greeted warmly.
by Enid on Apr 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Kramny Musa S.
I give this school the highest rating because of the consistent high quality of students they produce.. Yes I am prejudice. I am not a staff member but have on occasion given classes at this school. I have been in this art field for over 20 years. I have also taught at the International School of Shiatsu, Massage Arts and Sciences (under 3 or 4 different owners). So I know and have experienced different levels of skill. I encourage you to give these students a chance to practice their art. You will be pleased at the quality of character and skill.
by Andrew on Apr 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Nicole P.
The ceiling looked a little rough, compared to everything else.
by Patty on Apr 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Taylor C.
This was my first time at your school. I was impressed! You seem to have a good group of people there. I will come back.
by Justin on Apr 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Taylor C.
Everything was great
by Gaye on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Taylor C.
The music was perfect, not loud, made you relaxed and comfortable.
by Anonymous on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Cassandra S.
Clean, spacious personal rooms and water brought to you after your massage.
by Anonymous on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Nicole P.
It is in a dark basement and it's cold! There is also an odor in the basement area of the building, perhaps from construction work.
by Gassan on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Nicole P.
It was very goodI
by Lauren on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Nicole P.
Very professional and dedicated to good service.
by Victoria on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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: Bodywork 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
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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: Bodywork with Nicole P.
the sound and lighting in the rooms were a bit harsh
by Anonymous on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Mamapalo M.
N_A
by Aaron on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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: Bodywork with Nicole P.
very good and relaxing
by Bernadette on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Peter M.
I really enjoy my experience
by Sophia on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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: Bodywork 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
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Jasper B.
Very nice place
by Gail on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Hubay Jae S.
The atmosphere was very relaxing and calming
by Anonymous on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Lexi M.
Friendly and welcoming staff. Spacious and comfortable waiting area and massage rooms.
by Jonelle on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Amanda Yoa S.
Loved everything!
by Anonymous on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Hubay Jae S.
Easy scheduling, very professional, seems like a great group of people
by Richard on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Nicole P.
The school is fantastic, this is my second time going and will definitely be returning.
by John on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Nicole P.
There seemed to me some noise in the room next door.
by Anonymous on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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: Bodywork with Nicole P.
Courteous staff. Clean waiting area. Room was clean and warm. Music was relaxing.
by Lisa on Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Student Clinic B.
Love it
by Stephanie on Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Amanda Yoa S.
Great clinic experience, very professional felt like I was going to a studio or spa.
by Carol on Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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: Bodywork with Student Clinic B.
It's great to share in the making of great therapists
by Anonymous on Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Amanda Yoa S.
Cover deal had a stain on it.
by Barbara on Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Amanda Yoa S.
Great school and staff
by Erica on Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Jasper B.
The room was not dim enough And it was a bit cold.
by Dinah on Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Stephen C.
Very friendly and warm
by Rafael on Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Jasper B.
Great experience. My goal of getting more relaxed was absolutely achieved!
by Anonymous on Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Stephen C.
Amazing time.
by Elaine on Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Mahlon Omlor S.
Very quiet and restful.
by Lauren on Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Student Clinic B.
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by Enid on Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Mahlon Omlor S.
nice discount
by Kalapna on Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Stu Clinic S.
Masseuse was good and caring of my needs.
by Laura on Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Amanda Yoa S.
Great calming space. Friendly faces, nice people.
by Anonymous on Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Stu Clinic S.
My masseuse listened to me and responded in kind.
by Bindu on Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Mahlon Omlor S.
Excellent
by Chrisiris on Sep 2016
Verified
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
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Jasper B.
This place has soul. I'm thrilled to have discovered it.
by Caroline on Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Stephen C.
I liked the massage room as it was clean and spacious.
by Nina on Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Stephen C.
I was very happy with my first experience.
by Liz on Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Stu Clinic S.
Lighting and smell were very nice and immediately relaxing.
by Anonymous on Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Stu Clinic S.
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by Rick on Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Student Clinic M.
Great place. Everyone was very friendly
by Lydia on Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Student Clinic S.
Kind, caring and very professional.
by Peg on Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Student Clinic M.
The energy of the space is very conducive to healing.
by Connie on May 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Student Clinic A.
Site was very clean and pleasant, quiet and relaxing. Receptionist was very friendly.
by Jan on May 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Student Clinic A.
Jessica provided a great massage.
by Enid on May 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Student Clinic A.
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by Reuben on May 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Student Clinic A.
Strangely peaceful for being in the basement
by Anonymous on Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Student Clinic B.
Great Experience & Massage I would 100% recommend
by Theresa on Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Student Clinic W.
Beautiful space filled with friendly caring and compassionate people.
by Anonymous on Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork 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