Best Massage in Albany

Capital District Massage has earned a strong following of regular clients who take advantage of its convenient online scheduling, ideal location with off-street parking, and affordable prices, but most of all the outstanding service.

The best part about Capital District Massage is the staff of personable massage therapists who give extremely nurturing and professional therapeutic massages.

Massage Room

  • Hypo-allergenic, high quality oil and lotion
  • Clean, private, comfortable setting
  • Warm in the winter and cool a/c in the summer
  • Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

Capital District Massage reserves the right to charge the full amount of service if a client cancels on the same day of his or her appointment or does not show up. This is out of respect for our massage therapists' time, our overhead expenses, and other clients who want to schedule appointments. Thank you for your understanding.

Massage Ethics and Personal Boundaries

It is the client's responsibility to communicate with his or her therapist about pressure and comfort level during the massage. Please speak up if something doesn't feel right to you.

In case of inappropriate client behavior, the massage therapist has the right to end the session before time is up with full payment due. Our licensed massage therapists abide by New York State law at all times.

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Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage combines Swedish and deep tissue strokes to promote full body relaxation while also targeting any tight or sore areas. Talk to your massage therapist about your goals for the session and let her or him know how the pressure feels during the massage. For example you can get a relaxing full body massage or just a deep tissue massage for your back, neck and shoulders, depending on your personal preference.

It's your massage, so feel free to communicate with your therapist about any specific areas that you want extra time on or what kind of massage strokes you enjoy most.
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4 Hands Massage

4 Hands Massage is a magical experience unlike anything you've ever felt before. Two therapists massage one client at the same time. Some massage strokes are synchronized, while other strokes are performed on different body parts to compliment each other. 4 Hands Massage is best for people who want to surrender their brain to full body relaxation. The amount of fluid movement in the body and overall relaxation of muscles is equivalent to twice the amount of regular therapeutic massage.

4 Hands massage might not be enjoyable to clients who prefer to "follow" their massage therapist's hands, since many report not being able to tell one therapist from another. Having two massage therapists can either feel very relaxing or distracting depending on how your mind works during your massage. If you're someone who just wants to let go completely, then you will benefit from a 4 Hands Massage.
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Couples Massage

Enjoy a relaxing therapeutic massage side by side with your loved one. Make it a date with your romantic partner, or a fun outing with friends and family. Couples massage also makes a thoughtful gift for someone you know who needs a massage but might hesitate to go get one by themselves.
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Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage can help relive the extra stress a woman has on her body during pregnancy. All of our therapists are trained in safe techniques for pregnancy massage.
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Contact Information

Phone: (518) 331-3127 If we are unavailable to answer your call, you may schedule online.
747 Madison Ave Floor 2
Albany, NY 12208


Massage Therapy and What to Expect

Therapeutic massage is performed on a massage table with massage oil or cream. The table has clean sheets changed after every massage. You may undress completely for the massage or keep some of your clothes on – it is your choice.

Your therapist will leave the room so you can get ready in private and lay down on the table underneath a sheet or pillow case. Some people prefer a full sheet and blanket covering, while others opt for a pillow case or towel for less coverage. Let your therapist know what works best for you. Draping is required by New York State Law.

Medical History:
At Capital District Massage, we strive to be an environmentally friendly business. This is why we don't give clients paper intake forms to fill out. We keep all of our client records on a secure private online system.

If you have any medical concerns or allergies, please notify your therapist verbally and she or he will provide a safe massage according to your needs.

Before the massage, tell your therapist if you're seeking a full body massage or only massage on certain areas. Let her or him know if you've had any recent injuries or parts that should be avoided. During the massage, speak up if you feel the pressure is too light, too deep, or not in the right spot.

You're welcome to tell your therapist to spend more time in one spot, as well. We are here to listen to your needs and give you the massage you want, so please let us know if there's anything we can do to better serve you!

Side effects:
Therapeutic massage is a safe and effective way to relieve stress and ease muscular pain, however, some mild side effects may occur within one or two days after a massage. Not everyone experiences side effects, but the most common are fatigue and slight soreness especially if deep tissue knots were massaged.

Another normal side effect you might experience is release of emotion. You will eventually feel lighter after your body naturally processes the emotions that are stored in your tissues.

We recommend drinking fluids, gentle stretching, and plenty of rest to get the most benefit from massage therapy. Regular exercise is also complementary to regular massages as each activity makes the other one even better.