By Michelle Mass | January 13, 2017 | Lifestyle
The long winter months following the holidays can wreak havoc on your mind, body, and soul. Melt away unnecessary stress with some of our favorite massage treatments.
The local spa offers an array of restorative massages including the hot stone massage with chakra cleansing. The heated stones deeply penetrate tension points and stimulate circulation. For even more healing, guests can add in the Reiki treatment, which helps to reduce stress and promote general well-being. 8439 Germantown Ave., 215-247-6020
Conveniently located across the Radnor Hotel, head to Essent Spa for their popular Essent ultimate massage experience. Every muscle in your body will feel better, thanks to the unique combination of Swedish, Shiatsu, and reflexology techniques. Plus, the 80-minute service also offers guests a tension-reliving scalp massage, and ensures to use organic products. If you really want to round out your day, think about adding on microdermabrasion, an express oxygen facial, or a laser hair removal service. 595 East Lancaster Ave., St. Davids, 484-580-9063
Tucked inside the newly-renovated Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, this Philly-favorite spa destination lets visitors truly feel pampered with their deep tissue massage. Guaranteed to penetrate your muscles, this treatment will target those pesky pains in your back and legs. Follow it up with their signature Tibetan Bowl massage for a revitalizing experience you'll want to immediately come back for. 10 Avenue of the Arts, 215-523-8035
The Rittenhouse Spa & Club encourages you to embrace the first months of the year by offering an array of exclusive January specials. The New Year, New You package will completely revamp you with an hour-long massage, personalized facial, a 30-minute personal training session, and Infinity spray tan. Or if you're looking for a more targeted treatment, try the therapeutic massage to improve flexibility and ease pain—in 90 minutes, you'll feel as good as new. 210 W. Rittenhouse Sq., 215-790-2500