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The 10 Best Chicagoland Massage Studios by Neighborhood

BY: Shannon Grilli | Aug 25, 2016

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Few of us get through life without suffering from occasional aches and pains. Luckily, there is no shortage of spas in Chicago, where top-notch massage therapists are eager to tame your chronic tension. But if you’ve never climbed up onto a massage table before, knowing what to expect or even where to go can make an otherwise enjoyable experience seem daunting.

To help, we sorted through our data to compile this list of the top 10 Chicagoland massage spots. We even organized it by neighborhood so you can spend less time searching and more time relaxing.


Gold Coast | Heavenly Massage

1163 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60610

Whether you go with a classic Swedish massage, aromatherapy massage, or even a romantic couple’s massage, you’ll get the added benefit of enjoying Heavenly’s best perk: a complimentary steam shower. Best of all, the company also boasts a handful of locations around the Chicagoland area, including studios in Naperville, Morton Grove, Schaumburg, and Gurnee.

Lakeview | Studio Within Salon and Spa

3000 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL 60657

As if the soothing ministrations of a deep-tissue or relaxation massage weren’t enough to feel good about, Studio Within only uses products that are eco-friendly so your “me time” doesn’t also come with a hefty environmental footprint. It’s enough to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside—that is, if you weren’t already busy melting into a pool of relaxation.

Museum Campus | Versailles Massage & Bar

1329 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605

Some folks relax with a cocktail. Others relax with a massage. But the perpetually relaxed opt for both. It’s easy to feel like French royalty here as you sip champagne or a martini and soak in the sumptuous surroundings—think chandeliers and luxe wall treatments—as staffers dole out soothing Chinese reflexology treatments.

Loop | Spa 42

323 E. Upper Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 660601

Set, appropriately enough, on the 42nd floor of the Swissôtel, Spa 42 not only provides relaxation, but dazzling views and perks to boot. Every service, from the Aroma Journey massage to the Mother-to-Be massage comes with complimentary use of the facility’s sauna, lap pool, whirlpool, and fitness center, so be sure to plan your day accordingly.

Bridgeview | Foot Spa

7205 W. 84th St. Bridgeview, IL 60455

Sometimes, a good old-fashioned foot massage is all you need to feel like new. That’s the specialty at this hidden gem, where practitioners use ancient reflexology techniques to bring about total-body wellness. There can be a language barrier with the staff here, but most reviewers agree it’s worth navigating for the top-notch service.

Glenview | Elements Massage

2789 Pfingsten Rd., Glenview, IL 60026

Elements massage boasts more than 200 locations nationwide, 16 of which fall within the Chicagoland area. And there's a reason why the company's massage style is taking the country by storm. The therapists here are known for the personalized approach they bring to each massage, customizing each one to ensure clients get exactly what their muscles require.

Naperville | Me Spa

55 S. Main St., Naperville, IL 60540

If you're looking for a truly indulgent massage experience, the type that include plush robes, complimentary foot soaks, and an array to lavish toiletries waiting for you after the service, you've come to the right place. Aside from the pre- and post-treatment perks, massages here can be enhanced with extras like hot stones, aromatherapy cremes, and warm coconut oil hand massages.

Orland Park | Ultimate Massage Spa

14325 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park, IL 60462

The massage therapists here boast training in medical massage and neuromuscular work, making them experts at making pain go away and stay away. For an extra-relaxing experience, try the four-handed massage, which enlists the help of two therapists at once.

Joliet | Elite Rehabilitation Institute

1011 Essington Rd., Joliet, IL 60435

The team at Elite Rehabilitation specializes in helping patients recover from injury and chronic pain, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t know a thing or two about relaxation. Book them for a Swedish or deep-tissue massage, and rest easy knowing you’ve put your achy muscles in medically trained hands.

Tinley Park | Body & Soul Health Care

7060 Centennial Dr., Tinley Park, IL 60477

Chiropractor Sheila Crowe is all about incorporating massage into a holistic wellness program. She and her staff believe there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all massage, so they use a whole-body approach to determine the course of treatment that’s best for you, often recommending additional services like essential oil therapy.

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