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Top 10 massage therapists in Chicago, IL

Clients agree: these Chicago massage therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
The Magic Touch

The Magic Touch

1 hire on Thervo
7+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Suraj S. says, "Best massage i have had in a while. Cares for what specific problem areas are and work according to it. I have had leg tightness since i workout every day and after the session the next day i was able to run at my best speeds. The best massage i have come across in town." Read more
Gregs Massage

Gregs Massage

New on Thervo
18+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Hello. I’m new here ,Working in prestigious spa, salon many years in suburban and downtown of Chicago. Built up great clientele during those years . No disappoints ever if you have my services . Provide deep tissue, sport with a trigger points , relaxation , sensual, Swedish This time Only FEMALE clients please . Exclusive, discreet, professional.Out call .Thsnks
Pain Treatment

Pain Treatment

15 hires on Thervo
4+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Elaine A. says, "He listens to you and focuses on those areas of concern. He also checks in along the way about pressure, if he is hitting the problem areas, if he can move on, etc. plus, he’s the only person that has been able to make any progress on long time issues. " Read more
Jim’s  Massage

Jim’s Massage

New on Thervo
1 hire on Thervo
5+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
When it comes to quality services, I will have personalized massage focus on specific body parts depending on the client's needs. While my style is critical point to points massage, which will make the connection of the whole muscle and make it relax. I was working as a full-time Massage Therapist in one of the high-demand store. However, since I aim to do quality work instead of quantity work, I left the place and started my personal business development. Thervo is one of the platforms I use for advertisement and hopefully connect with customers who are also interested in quality service....
Empathic Massage

Empathic Massage

Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
14+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Jack W. says, "She is amazing took care of the pain in my hand in the frist visit. I highly recommend her." Read more
Energize Sports Massage

Energize Sports Massage

18+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Don W. says, "Very serious Cross fit-Body Sculpture muscular athlete in competitive training. I have serious tightness issues with my shoulders, neck, traps, scapular blade & lower back/Sciatic nerve muscle. I have been seeking a Pro therapist with strong fingers who could dig in that muscle, trigger point-Myofascial therapy all the above issues.I was in search of a more intense pressure trigger point to get into that muscle & rid my stress knots, I wanted my lower back, I T bands/ hip flexors, calves worked on I spoke to Alex over the phone, gave him details what I seek, , The session was excellent, total professional, his knowledge on my issues, understanding and attacking my muscle pain was on point. After wards, he goes over the massage treatment, wants feedback and gives advice on stretch exercise to improve/strengthen those issues to improve. I Highly Recommend His athletic 90 min. Hot Oil Trigger Point-Deep Tissue No nonsense Massage Combo. Pressure totally excellent, His Trigger point-My God, he got all those knots out, the elbow on my hamstrings & calves superb. I am a 6'4-250lb person, He body stretch me like on one has ever done. To get my back to cracked, My God, I was 100% satisfied after that session and have been a regular.. TOTALLY RECOMMEND COACH TONY " Read more
Relaxing Massage

Relaxing Massage

New on Thervo
6+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
I do a private home massage for the past 5 years now, I will travel to you I been doing this for the past 5 years, I have worked for a football company, I focus on relaxing massage what I do is Swedish massage that is a gentle type of full-body massage that’s ideal for people who: are new to massage have a lot of tension are sensitive to touch

Your Massage Therapy questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does a massage cost?

Massage therapy costs $50 to $90 per hour on average. A shorter, half-hour session costs $30 to $65, while an extended, 90-minute session ranges from $90 to $175. Prices vary by location, therapist experience, and the type of massage. Prices are typically higher for therapy that requires specialized training, such as prenatal or sports massage, or in-home sessions where the therapist comes to you.

Below are the average rates for common massage types:

  • Full body or Swedish massage costs $50 to $90 per hour.
  • Deep tissue massage costs $80 to $120 per hour.
  • Prenatal massage costs $70 to $120 per hour.
  • Sports massage costs $55 to $130 per hour.
  • Couples massage costs $120 to $220 per hour.
  • Hot stone massage costs $85 to $150 per hour.
  • Chair massage costs $1 per minute.
  • In-home massage therapy costs $100 to $130 per hour.

How much do you tip a massage therapist?

Tipping a massage therapist 15% to 20% is common in most areas. Tipping is not expected at medical offices or hospitals where massage is often covered by insurance. If your therapist works for a spa or non-medical office, a significant portion of your fee goes to the facility, not the therapist. While tipping is not necessarily required, it can make a huge difference in a massage therapist's income.

  • Most therapists prefer cash tips since it's immediate and they don't have to wait for it in their paycheck.
  • If you are using a coupon or gift certificate, tip based on the regular price of the service.
  • Consider tipping more during the holidays if you see the same massage therapist regularly.

What are the different types of massage therapy?

A wide array of massage therapy techniques exists today, from slow soothing strokes of traditional Swedish massage to Ashiatsu massage, where a therapist uses their bare feet as the primary massage tool. Common types of massage therapy include:

  • Swedish massage – Long, slow, kneading strokes with light to deep pressure, focused on relaxing muscle tension
  • Deep-tissue massage – Similar to Swedish, but using deeper pressure to reduce pain by releasing built-up muscle tightness, knots, and trigger points
  • Aromatherapy massage – Swedish relaxation massage incorporating essential oils and specific fragrances aimed at helping your mood
  • Hot stone massage – Swedish-like massage using heated stones, instead of just the therapist's hands, to enhance circulation and reduce pain
  • Shiatsu – Japanese massage technique using fingertip pressure on specific points on the body to improve energy flow, or Qi
  • Sports massage – Deep pressure and targeted techniques to reduce muscle pain and improve mobility of a specific area of the body; not just for athletes
  • Prenatal massage – Light-pressure Swedish massage aimed at relaxing muscle tension and stress during pregnancy

What types of massage are safe during pregnancy?

Swedish massage is the most recommended massage technique during pregnancy because it focuses on relaxing muscle tension and improving circulation using gentle pressure applied to the muscles. 

Prenatal massage can help lower stress, decrease leg and back pain, and improve sleep and mood. However, be sure to clear any type of massage with your doctor first, as massage therapy is a contraindication to some medical conditions.

Avoid these types of massage during all stages of pregnancy:

  • Deep-tissue massage
  • Shiatsu
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep acupressure
  • Percussive tapping techniques
  • Cross-fiber friction
  • Pressure on the abdomen

Does insurance or Medicare cover massage therapy?

Insurance may cover massage therapy costs if you have a prescription or referral from a medical doctor. Coverage and requirement details vary greatly by insurance carrier and plan. Contact your insurance provider to confirm the details of your policy in relation to massage therapy coverage.

Medicare does not typically cover the cost of massage therapy unless it is determined to be medically necessary to alleviate symptoms—like swelling or impaired joint function—from a medical procedure performed on the same day.

How do I choose the best massage therapy service near me?

When searching for a massage therapy service near you, be sure to:

  • Choose a therapist or company that is licensed, insured, and has been in business 5+ years.
  • Check their credentials and licensure information. Most states have an online database where you can search for a therapist's license and status.
  • If your state does not require a massage therapy license, look for a therapist who has at least 500 hours of training from a reputable massage therapy program.
  • Look for members of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) or the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).
  • Check out their profile and reviews on Thervo and Google.
  • Ask for references.

What questions should I ask when hiring a massage therapist?

Asking the right questions can help you choose the massage therapy service that best fits your needs:

  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • How long have you been a massage therapist?
  • What training and certifications do you have?
  • Where else have you worked?
  • What types of massage do you specialize in?
  • Do you have experience with my specific problem?
  • Do you offer any add-on services?
  • Do you require a health questionnaire?
  • Do you offer package deals?

Reviews for Chicago massage therapists

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
Andrea B.
I had 2 sessions with Brian and both was really professional and relaxing. He brought his own table and covers so it was less stress for me thank goodness lol. I love that he also made the atmosphere more relaxing by adding spa music and lavender essential oils😍. So grateful 🙏🏾
Pain Treatment
Maryanne is the best massage therapist I've ever dealt with.
Empathic Massage
Mitch L.
OMG, What a hidden gem in Edgewater for serious Cross Fit athlete in training seeking the real deal in Deep Tissue-Trigger Point therapy. I had to write this review today not just to give Tony & Energize Sports Massage High marks on their Professionalism, Unique on hands approached , therapeutic service, but high marks on Sports-Cross Fit knowledge on the male athlete in physical training & healing maintenance of the body. In the Naval Academy we are taught, How you approach a situation as an adult is how the situation will treat you.I have been going to Energize since 2014 during my training at Great Lakes Naval Training Base and should have written this earlier. I have had many massages in the past and was looking for a local place to get a professional deep tissue massage therapist and found Energize Sports Massage. The conversation over the phone was, [ YES , I actually called not Text} I got into detail on my needs/ lower back, quads, hamstring issues. He answered every question I had to make me more relax on making a reservation. When you arrive, at his office studio, Alex, greets you warmly and sits with you before the massage to talk and for you to relax. It's a nice transition from the hectic world of naval active stress training to the zen you will be in shortly. He has a separate room with his studio. With the right therapeutic music playing in the background to thoroughly de stress you, Rates are very very reasonable compared to other Chicago north side-North Shore Chicago therapist.I always go for his 90 minute Sports- Trigger Point-stretch massage and am never disappointed. He thoroughly worked on my back and gets deep in that the muscles to remove any knots I have. The leg stretching is amazing. I always leave feeling so relaxed and my muscles are saying 'thank you'. Final Comment.I find the rates very fair , Very knowledgeable on sports, sports injuries and treatment, being a former athlete he knows the male body. The pressure just enough to remove those knotted areas but never in extra pain. He always communicate with you the very first session. - I feel that the massage I get is more personalized to my body. Highly recommended
Energize Sports Massage
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