Massage by Shad

Based in Upper Darby, PA

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $100

Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish & 7 other techniques

8 testimonials


Swedish massages tend to be what most people think of when they think of massages. After a stressful day or week at work or as a way to relax, Swedish massages are aimed at helping people simply feel good. They can focus on slow gliding strokes with light to medium pressure that will increase circulation and blood flow. More than anything, they help people to relax without putting too much pressure on the muscles. The end... result is a person who is happier and more relaxed than when they came in.
I can provide you with a very relaxing Swedish massage, deep tissue, sports or therapeutic massage. I am very knowledgeable of the body, accompanied by a nice touch. I also like to include hot stones, hot towels, hot oils and lotions, aromatherapy, music and candles. I am very passionate about my work. I love what I do. I am a professional, I have great listening skills, empathy for my clients and I'm committed to my training to expand my physical skills even after schooling. You will not be disappointed. AS A THERAPIST, I PROVIDE A GAY FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE to make everyone feel comfortable.


Based near: West Chester Pike & Carol Blvd Upper Darby, PA 19082 Mobile services within 50 miles

In-studio Mobile
M: 5 a.m. - midnight ---
Tu: 5 - 8 a.m.6:30 p.m. - midnight ---
W: 5 - 8 a.m.6:30 p.m. - midnight ---
Th: 5 - 8 a.m.6:30 p.m. - midnight ---
F: 5 - 8 a.m.6:30 p.m. - midnight ---
Sa: 5 a.m. - midnight ---
Su: 5 a.m. - midnight ---
At Shad's studio
At your home, office or hotel

Shad's Signature Massage

Spa-quality bodywork, tailored to you, blending a range of techniques, from Aromatherapy to Trigger Point

60 min.
75 min.
90 min.
120 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • Barter, Cash, Paypal, Venmo accepted
  • Ask about discounts for prepaid bodywork packages.
  • Gift certificates available.
  • 10% off on Sundays
  • Discounts available for students, active military, dancers, bodybuilders, birthdays, airline crews
Additional Info

Techniques: Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue, Esalen, Hot Stone, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular, Reflexology, Sports, Swedish, Trigger Point

Experience: 10 years

In-studio amenities: Aromatherapy Enhanced, Bottled Water, Candles, Free Parking, Heated Massage Table, Hot Towels, Music, Private Restroom

Mobile extras: Aromatherapy Enhanced, Candles, Heated Massage Table, Hot Towels, Massage Table, Music

Additional services: Body scrubs, Body trimming, Facials

Affiliations: American Massage Therapy Association


Jan. - Oct. 2013

Licensed massage therapist

Cortiva Institute, King of Prussia, PA


Gathered by Shad from admiring massage clients to share with you.

Oct. 14, 2023 in Philadelphia, PA (in-studio)

Shad has the hands of a God. Best massage I’ve ever had. Hands down, no competition. I’ve been to him several times now. It was a small challenge at first because his availability is tricky during the week as he has a 9-5 job. But he’s accommodated me early in the morning & late in the evening. His weekends are pretty open. Shad will even accommodate you during the weekday if you give him a few days notice. His intuitive touch with a nice blend of deep tissue & Swedish massage that also includes some chiropractic stretches (a deadly combo) allows me to seek the results I need and fall in and out of sleep. His skills are unmatched. His massage will exceed your expectations so you’ll want more than an hour. Book your massage with him ASAP. I have my next two on the books already. Thanks Shad! See you soon … .

April 04, 2023 in Philadelphia, PA (in-studio)

Wow wow wow Shad has the hands of an angel. I’ve been to him a few times for a massage in the Philly area. I’ve even seen him in Rehoboth Beach, DE. I’d follow him anywhere. It’s rare to find someone with early morning & late night appointments that work around their regular 9-5. I usually go on the weekends since that’s when he’s open the most. I’m so glad he’s mobile now too. He’s been working on my sciatic nerve issue and it feels so much better! I love the neck & shoulder work he does since that’s where I carry all my stress. I’m an athlete so the stretches he includes also helps. He applies the perfect amount of pressure that allows me to fall in and out of sleep while he works out all my knots. The whole experience with Shad’s bodywork is outstanding. Book him ASAP. It will be the highlight of your day!! Thank you Shad. See you soon!!

Sept. 13, 2022 in Philadelphia, PA (in-studio)

Shad was such a nice guy and very talented as well. I’ve been to him several times now for a massage and he never disappoints. Sometimes I just want to relax and fall in and out of sleep. Other times I want to correct some muscle tension I’m having. Whichever one I pick, it’s such a great experience. And the prices are very reasonable for the amount of skill and training he has. He definitely loves being a massage therapist. Book with him ASAP. You will not be disappointed. See you next time!


Sept. 26, 2021 in Philadelphia, PA (mobile)

I am so happy that Shad decided to start making out calls. Don’t get me wrong, his studio is great but there’s nothing like getting a massage at your home then going to bed and not having to drive home. Shad gives me the perfect blend of Swedish and deep tissue. Just enough deep pressure to get results and just enough Swedish to zone in and out of sleep. The flow of his massage just amazes me. He is definitely the best massage therapist I’ve ever been to. I’ll be back in 4 weeks for my monthly visit. I also bought my co-worker a gift card to come see him. I felt so awesome afterwards and you will too! Thank you so much Shad.

June 03, 2021 in Philadelphia, PA (in-studio)

Shad was absolutely amazing. I was visiting Philly from Florida and needed a massage. It was easy to book and easy to find. I got a 90 min deep tissue massage with a facial afterwards. I hadn’t received a facial before and it had been months since I had a massage. The whole experience was incredible. I will definitely be back the next time I’m in town. Thanks Shad!

Jan. 07, 2018 in Upper Darby, PA (in-studio)

Very professional massage therapist . He was able to diagnose body needs just by touch. He used more (needed) pressure than any therapist that I have visited. Definitely will be returning

Dec. 29, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA (in-studio)

Very relaxing, professional massage. Shad is really good. I will be returning soon. He knows how to identify trouble spots and massage it deeply.

Good conversation with client as well.

Dec. 24, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA (in-studio)

Very easy to book. Incredibly comfortable setting. Total professional. Massage, to heated stones, finishing with hot towels. A massage like no other! I’ll definitely be returning.

Testimonials from before May 23, 2018 were submitted directly by clients.