We’re all feeling it. The stress of work, not having work, quarantine, and just general life problems is weighing heavily on those shoulders. Since next month is Self-Care month, we figure everyone is in dire need of a massage. While Zeel and Massage Envy are always good choices when you want to cut the decision fatigue out of the equation, there are plenty of hidden gems around Miami whose sole purpose is massage therapy. Skip the overpriced hotel spas (and crowds that come with them), and check out these great spots:

Biscayne Massage

Inside the Fontana Shops in North Miami is this beloved go-to for massage fans around town. Ask for Caleb here, and our founder’s pro tip is: don’t miss the foot reflexology massage. $35 for 1 hour and you’re in absolute heaven.

Tokyo Massage

Another one of our founder’s frequent favorites, Tokyo Massage is a great, low-key post in North Miami Beach. If you’re just looking for something straight up without any frills, this is the kind of spot you’re looking for.

BodySense

The reviews on this Coral Way outpost are great across the board, and not just for their massages. But that’s the treatment we’re spotlighting here so we suggest you take a look at BodySense‘s many therapies and pain management sessions.

Shangri-La-Spa

Proclaimed “the best Asian full body massage in town,” the reviews would not beg to differ on this one. Shangri-La-Spa has plenty of massage options and suggestions for therapies, including couples massage. You know a massage place is legit when that’s the only thing they offer.

Carmen Barcelona

Sometimes a one-on-one relationship with your massage therapist is equal to, well, therapy and Carmen Barcelona‘s clients only have rave things to say about her. In this intimate studio overlooking the Miami River, you’ll let yourself go and relax.

Elements Massage

Down in Pinecrest you’ll find this local favorite where massage is the fluent language. Elements Massage has affordable prices in a relaxed atmosphere that’ll calm any feelings of concern surrounding pandemic regulations or muscle issues you might be having.

Massage Miami Pro

You can find many great treasures in the many mini malls that pepper our city. One of them is Massage Miami Pro, where massage therapy reigns supreme. But you can also explore plenty of body and skincare options here as well.

The Massage Room Miami Beach

It’s hard to find something both luxurious and affordable on Miami Beach, but The Massage Room checks both of those off with ease. Spearheaded by Serena Vann’s expert touch, you can choose between Swedish, deep tissue, pre-natal, and lymphatic drainage.

Etuni Massage

With a 5-star rating on both Yelp and Google reviews, Etuni Massage came highly recommended by locals to the area on Miami Beach. There’s something about their way of attacking therapy that feels intuitive and spiritual, or maybe it’s the 100% organic products they use. Add on an organic mini facial for extra pampering.

Benessere

Spas and wellness centers tend to feel more clean than comforting, but Benessere is not like most. The Doral location is focused on a holistic approach to massage therapy and have a family-oriented view on health, which makes you feel right at home.

Tao Spa

Another Miami Beach favorite, Tao Spa has everything you need in one visit. You’ll get the ultimate relaxation going with plenty of massage options, skincare treatments, waxing, and even nails. Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong.

Lumina Massage

Getting relaxation out of a massage is a given, but there are specialized therapies that can have long-lasting positive affects on the body. Lumina Massage in Miami Lakes focuses on neuromuscular massage therapy for muscle pain relief, pregnancy, postpartum, pediatrics, rehab and more.

Cover photo by Toa Heftiba via Unsplash.