Where to Get a Good Massage Downtown

Posted May 12, 2015 by Lindsey Day in Urban Living
Massages Downtown Boston

Are you stressed out at work and looking for a way to relax? Do you want to find the perfect gift to reward someone in your life? A massage soothes the body and the mind. Look no further than these top-tier massage places in downtown Boston to reward yourself or someone you love.

Backworks, 34 Batterymarch Street

Backworks calls itself “an alternative back treatment center” and offers acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage, physical therapy, and traditional Chinese medicine. DTX residents love the massages, which focus (as you’d expect) on releasing all the tension stored in the back, shoulders, head, and neck.

Backworks specializes in therapeutic massage, a major stress-buster that also improves circulation and relaxes the mind and body. They also offer Swedish massage, TuiNa or Chinese massage, reflexology, hot stone massage, and Thai massage.

Bodywaves Therapeutic Massage, 145 Hanover Street

Located in the North End, Bodywaves Therapeutic Massage is new on the Boston scene, and has already made a name for itself for amazing massage.

For relaxation, you can choose from Swedish, Table Thai or therapeutic massage. If you’re in need of more pressure, Bodywaves offers trigger point massage and deep tissue massage to really get those knots out. The studio also offers Reiki treatments, which soothe the nervous system, and myofascial massage, which unblocks the muscle fascia or connective tissue to restore your range of motion.

The Spa at Equinox, 4 Avery Street or 225 Franklin Street

DTX residents already love Equinox for its fitness facilities, but if you haven’t yet tried their spa, you are missing out on some of the best massages in Boston. You don’t need to be a gym member to visit the Spa at Equinox.

Equinox’s signature service is the Equissage, which integrates traditional massage techniques with postural adjustments that stretch and soothe the muscles and joints. If you are after a more traditional massage treatment, the Spa at Equinox also offers Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Hot Stone, or Thai massage. Add aromatherapy to a massage to relax the nervous system, or try a Reiki treatment. If you’re in a hurry, or want a quick lunchtime massage option, the Spa at Equinox offers a fast back, shoulder, and neck massage that will loosen tense muscles and improve posture at work.

Massage @ North End Yoga, 256 Hanover Street

For an intimate and unique massage experience, consider visiting this North End yoga studio for a massage by a former United States Secret Service member, current Licensed Massage Professional Sara Phelps. Phelps has worked for top massage studios, including the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental hotel. Phelps offers quick 15-minute chair massages for those times when you just need a little pick me up; 45-minute back, neck and shoulder massages; 60-minute prenatal massages; or variable length Swedish, deep tissue, therapeutic, and sports massages.

Do you have another favorite massage option in downtown Boston? We understand you might want to keep it to yourself, but let us know in the comments if you’re up for sharing your favorite spot.