Massage offers a wealth of benefits, including muscle relaxation, improved circulation, pain reduction, stress relief, and enhanced immune function. Whether you’re looking for a soothing way to unwind and ease anxiety or seeking relief from headaches and nerve pain, a skilled massage therapist can help. We recommend massage for many of our clients, as a certified massage therapist can help speed recovery from sports injuries, improve range of motion, and enhance athletic performance. Here are some of the best massage therapists in the Chicago area.
Jody Brown owns and operates The Human Touch. As a licensed massage therapist since 1997, Jody has gained decades of experience helping clients. An avid traveler, she has even pursued training in Thailand and other parts of the world. Jody maintains certifications in personal training, golf fitness, and functional movement. She’s also completed training in biodynamic craniosacral therapy, heated stone massage, and neuromuscular therapy.
She specializes in clinical massage, pain relief, and sports massage, frequently working with college athletes to assist with pain relief while optimizing performance. Her in-depth knowledge of various sports has equipped her to appropriately target the right part of the anatomy to relieve pain and improve performance. Massages with Jody focus on targeting pain, addressing injuries, and providing preventive care to keep your body functioning optimally.
You can book several types of massage with Jody, including:
Jody also offers functional movement assessments and personal training. Satisfied clients describe Jody as “strong but gentle,” “quick to sense areas that need attention,” and “not only the best in town but the best in the business.” A 60-minute massage runs $130, while a 90-minute massage is $200. You can book online.
Location: 1 E. Superior St., Suite 500, Chicago
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Yvonne Schiffer operates Massage Therapy of Chicago. Yvonne has received training worldwide and maintained licensure in both New York and Chicago for 25 years. She creates a customized approach for each patient that incorporates a number of different modalities. Yvonne specializes in rehabilitative massage and often provides therapeutic massage for athletes and others suffering from pain. Her methods can accompany other rehabilitative therapies to help patients improve their range of motion and recover from injury or surgery as quickly as possible.
At Massage Therapy of Chicago, you can book a variety of massages, including:
All options are $185 for 90 minutes. You can book your massage conveniently online.
Location: 200 E. Walton St., Suite 107, Chicago
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Cyril Willemin of Chicago Sport Massage is certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and has expertise in several massage styles. He is a marathoner himself and has a particular interest in addressing sports injuries, cramps, sore muscles, and other issues through massage therapy. Cyril offers massage services that can help control pain and facilitate rehabilitation for athletes who need assistance. He also provides more soothing massage services focused on relaxation and stress relief.
Regular massage offers countless benefits for the mind and body. At Chicago Sport Massage, you get one free massage with the purchase of five 30-minute, 60-minute, or 90-minute massage services. The rate is $65 for a 30-minute massage, $84 for 45 minutes, $105 for 60 minutes, or $155 for a 90-minute massage. Book online to receive a discount between $15 and $25, depending on the length of your massage.
Location: 77 W. Washington St., Suite 608, Chicago
Hours: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
Adele at Rejuvenating Massage Therapy uses European massage techniques from Sweden and Ukraine to promote comfort and health in her clients. Adele focuses on sharing communication and empathy with each individual to provide a thoughtful, personalized service perfectly suited to their needs. Clients boast that “Adele is hands-down the best massage therapist I have ever been to” and “Adele is just the sweetest person with great energy.”
Adele charges $100 for an hour-long massage and $150 for a 90-minute massage in the office. You can also book a massage at your home, hotel, office, or other destination. Outcall massages are $125 for 75 minutes or $175 for 70 minutes.
Location: 30 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Hours: By appointment
Clara operates Clara’s Therapeutic Massage Therapy. She specializes in pain relief, working with clients who suffer from sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, temporomandibular joint disorder, neck and shoulder tension, hip and pelvic pain, and other concerns. Clara offers pre-natal, sports, Swedish, and deep tissue massage. She thoughtfully customizes each massage to suit the individual patient’s needs. Clara also offers red light therapy to minimize the appearance of scars and wrinkles on the skin.
You can book a 60-minute massage for $90 or a 90-minute one for $130. You can enjoy additional savings if you purchase a package of three one-hour massages for $240 or five sessions for $350.
Location: 4176 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago
Hours: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Saturday
Do you know of other outstanding massage therapists in the Chicago area? Contact Dr. Schoene at Gurnee Podiatry & Sports Medicine Assoc. with your recommendations so we can update our suggestions. Pairing regular massages with other podiatry and orthotic services can help you improve your range of motion and recovery speed and reduce pain. Check out these massage therapists and see what a difference their expertise can make.