Massage Therapy in Philadelphia

At Manayunk Roxborough Community Acupuncture we have expanded the therapeutic services offered by adding on massage!  

Make an appointment for a massage in our private room with licensed massage therapist, Kelly Clifton, LMT!

 Kelly Clifton, LMT

Kelly Clifton - Massage Therapy in Philadelphia - Manayunk

Kelly Clifton – Massage Therapy in Philadelphia – Manayunk

Kelly Clifton graduated Cum Laude from the Chubb Institute for Massage Therapy and has been a practicing therapist since 2006.  She has experience in spa and clinical settings and has a wide range of skills to best meet the needs of the individual client.  She specializes in Swedish massage, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy.  She also has experience in Hot Stone massage for cancer and pregnancy, sports massage, cranio-sacral therapy, cupping, and cold stone facial massage.  She has done numerous corporate chair massage events, health awareness events, and chair massage to raise money for cancer research.

 First time clients receive 20% off  their first massage!

 Acupuncture patients receive 20% off  all massage sessions!


RATES:          HOURS:

60 minutes – $90                  Tuesday and Thursday 11-1
90 minutes – $115                  by appointment only


“My therapeutic massage/bodywork session with Kelly was terrific. Because she has years of experience working with chiropractors, she was able to focus on problem spots and muscle imbalance. I’ve had bodywork with several different practitioners over the years, and Kelly’s work was some of the best I’ve ever experienced. And, her rates are reasonable.”

Mary,  Age 63

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Types of Massage

Swedish Massage
This is the most common type of massage. If it’s your first time getting a massage, this is the one to start with. It is lighter than most massages and is meant for relaxation.

Sports Massage 
Sports massage is an aggressive massage meant to work out deep muscles. It also incorporates stretching to help the athlete return to their sports activity with the same level of function or better.

Cold Stone Facial 
Cold stone is great for sinus issues. It helps bring down the inflammation in the sinus cavity. It is also great on hot days. The therapist uses a variety of stones shaped for the face to ensure the most therapeutic results.

Pregnancy Massage 
This is a massage tailored for mothers-to-be. It is usually performed with the client lying on their side. It helps to improve the flow of blood, relieves fatigue and strain on joints and muscles, relieves edema (swelling), increases oxygen flow to the blood, helps relieve anxiety and depression and also helps improve sleep and raises levels of endorphins. It is not recommended for a mother-to-be to receive a massage during their first trimester.

Cupping is an ancient technique using soft to hard cups that help stimulate blood flow. It is good for soft and deep tissue massage. If the cup is placed on a particular spot on the body, the skin will turn a dark color drawing out toxins from the muscle. This type of massage may leave small marks on the skin that may last anywhere from a day to a couple weeks.

Hot Stone
This is a specialty massage. The therapist uses smooth stones that have been heated and can be incorporated into almost any massage. This technique is both relaxing and beneficial as it helps to heat up the muscles so the therapist can work deeper or move quickly.

This type of massage focuses on a problematic area. This is best used for old or new injuries due to trauma to the muscles in the body. His technique is often used in chiropractic offices and is typically about a half hour long.

Myofascial Release
The myofascial layer is what wraps and connects muscles in the body. When someone injures themselves, the healing process can often lead to spasms and other tissue traumas. The myofascial release method is a slower paced Massage that allows the therapist to “melt” through the superficial layer and get through to the deeper muscle layer. This can boost the muscle tissue’s ability to lengthen when stretched.

Trigger Point
Trigger point therapy goes to the source of the pain. This technique is used when someone has pain in a specific spot. Trigger point therapy releases muscle knots (also referred to as trigger points) that cause someone to feel pain. Due to the purpose of the therapy, it can be somewhat painful, but the long lasting results of the method help most to look passed the pain.

Massage Therapy in Philadelphia – Manayunk, now at MRCA!  


To schedule a massage with Kelly click here


To schedule a massage with Kelly click here

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Dave's Hours:
Monday: 10:00-1:00 & 4:00-7:30
Wednesday: 3:30-7:00
Thursday: 10:00-2:00
Sunday: 2:30-6:00 alternating

Holly's Hours:
Tuesday: 4:00-7:30
Thursday: 4:00-7:30
Saturday: 9:00-1:00 alternating

Brittany's Hours:
Monday: 3:30-7:30
Tuesday: 9:00-2:00
Wednesday: 9:00-2:00
Friday: 9:00-2:00
Saturday: 9:00-2:00 alternating
Sunday: 2:30-6:00 alternating

Kelly's Hours - Massage:
Tuesday: 11:00-2:00
Thursday: 11:00-2:00

Our community’s history

The "S" Bridge over the Schuylkill River at Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA, built in 1884.