Massage by Jay

Based in Chicago

In-studio services

Starting at $75

10 a.m. - 9 p.m. every day

Deep Tissue, Sports & 7 other techniques

33 testimonials

Overview

Massage and bodywork are exceptional tools for both healing and creating a deep state of calm and relief. That’s what has always drawn me to them.

So often, I see patients who’ve had an exceptionally stressful day (or week or month or year) walk into my studio with a head-to-toe look of tension, anxiety, or burn-out. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to see these same people emerge... from my sessions looking as though they’re walking on air, truly looking and feeling like a new person. I like to think that’s partly a result of my training and experience and partly due to an innate ability to reduce stress and create calm through touch.

My sessions are soothingly slow-paced with a goal to provide the ideal combination of full body relaxation, therapeutic muscle tension reduction, and relief from pain and chronic conditions. And I believe bodywork should be tailored to closely fit the client’s needs. So I encourage honest, respectful communication in advance of the appointment and during the session to insure the best therapeutic relaxation experience possible. I’m always mindful of client comfort and client privacy. My work and my space are non-judgmental, LGBT -friendly, and open to any age, race, or religion.

Sessions are in a quiet dedicated room with soft music and soft lighting, fully equipped with professional massage table, clean linens, hot towels, and quality massage oil and lotions. A private bathroom with a shower is available before and after.

My space is located in Uptown on the city’s north side, close to the CTA Red Line and several primary bus routes. Free street parking and nearby metered parking is available day and evening. And Uber and Lyft drivers continually service the area with little wait time.

If you’ve been feeling stressed and wound-up but have been putting off making an appointment, give yourself a break. Contact me today to schedule, and get set to reset!

Location

Based near: Lawrence Avenue & Broadway Chicago, IL 60640

Massage Pricing
In-studio 60 min. $75
  75 min. $90
  90 min. $105

  • Cash accepted
Additional info

Techniques: Aromatherapy, Conscious Breathwork, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular, Sports, Swedish, Thai, Trigger Point

In-studio amenities: Shower, Massage Table, Private Restroom, Drinking Water, Hot Towels, Music, Candles

Additional services: Meditation coaching

Testimonials

April 01, 2018

By Michael in Chicago, IL

Jay is an excellent massage therapist with a warm demeanor he extends from the moment you book your appointment through its conclusion. I was able to set up a same day, 90-minute massage, which isn't always feasible and greatly appreciated. Jay is very communicative and does a great job of assessing needs and potential problem areas before he begins; when I requested deeper pressure on my upper back/neck area and medium pressure elsewhere, he obliged perfectly. He particularly helped relieve stiffness in my back that had been bothering me for weeks. Beyond his talent with bodywork, Jay provides a soothing space for massage with comfortable temperature and warm lighting, creating the ultimate spa-like experience in his home. Finally, Jay's technical expertise and the atmosphere he creates are available at very affordable rates, which will make it easy for this very satisfied customer to return again and again. Thank you, Jay!

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: March 28, 2018, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Medium pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

March 16, 2018

By Marcus in Chicago, IL

Jay was awesome and gave an amazing massage. His studio was clean and warm with a fantastic/calming atmospher. He took his time and help set me up for a great experience. I will see him again soon.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: March 16, 2018, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Cream used; Medium to deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

March 12, 2018

By Matthew J in Chicago, IL

met at door. lovely home. quiet space for the massage. great experience. intuitive touch. asked questions and made me feel right at home. great experience.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: April 06, 2018, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Cream used; Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

March 10, 2018

By Ginge in Chicago, IL

Jay was friendly, intuitive, and had just the right touch. Great massage and look forward to booking him again!!!!!

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: March 07, 2018, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/105 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

March 07, 2018

By Luke in Chicago, IL

The massage I received exceeded my expectations and matched what Jay described on his profile. He was responsive and accommodating in scheduling the appointment, readily answered all of my questions, and during the intake process took the time to learn about my preferences and desired results. His technique is very attentive to the uniquenesses of client, taking into consideration areas requiring more or less attention. He adjusted the pressure based on my input. The environment is calm, clean, and very professional looking. I plan to return often!

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Feb. 25, 2018, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Medium pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 4.5 / 5

Feb. 28, 2018

By Marquitos in Chicago, IL

Jay was fantastic. He was easy and flexible for scheduling. He took time to understand my primary area of concern and focused there during the massage. He also checked in with me about pressure and comfort through the experience. Booking your next massage with Jay will be a great experience.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Feb. 26, 2018, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 60 minutes/75 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Medium pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Feb. 23, 2018

By AN in Chicago, IL

Great massage. Nice atmosphere, good technique, flexible scheduling, and takes the time to do a brief intake and provide you with some information after the massage. Definitely worth a revisit.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Feb. 20, 2018, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 60 minutes/60 minutes

Technical details: Medium pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Feb. 17, 2018

By Miamiherald in Chicago, IL

Jay was excellent with massage. His massage studio has a great vibe and soothing effect on your mind and body. The overall experience was excellent. I'd definitely like to have an appointment again with Jay.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Feb. 16, 2018, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 60 minutes/60 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Medium to deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Feb. 10, 2018

By DJR in Chicago, IL

Jay was very pleasant. His massage room was very nice. He asked me if there were areas he should concentrate on and how much pressure he should apply. The massage was very relaxing, I will certainly return.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Feb. 04, 2018, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 75 minutes/75 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Medium pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Jan. 31, 2018

By Jacob in Chicago, IL

Jay helped setup our appointment despite me having a very complicated schedule. He made me feel secure and very comfortable and I felt right at home. I was enjoying the massage so much that during the massage I asked him t extend the appointment. I'd definitely use Jay again when I'm in Chicago next.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 60 minutes/75 minutes

Technical details: Medium to deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Jan. 14, 2018

By chexmix in Chicago, IL

Jay was great from setting up the appointment to the actual massage. Friendly, checked in on me during to make sure pressure was right. His space is warm, relaxing, and soothing. I alsmot fell asleep once or twice. Look forward to future massages with him!

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Dec. 22, 2017, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Medium to deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Dec. 15, 2017

By G in Chicago, IL

i was so into his massage that i remember my favorite masseur way back home and it is really good and satisfying. i fell asleep during the back massage and just as he about to ask me to turn over thats when i woke up. give yourself a treat and hire him. his place is quite really good. the ambiance is soothing.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Dec. 11, 2017, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 60 minutes/60 minutes

Technical details: Medium pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Dec. 03, 2017

By G.S.T. in Sunnyvale, CA

This was the seventh time I have had the high privilege of receiving a massage from this true master (and I don't even live in his city!). And not only do I keep coming back because of how precise, caring, empathetic and therapeutic the massages have been, but also because they keep getting better and better. As a masseur, you can find no better; and the more often you go, your body will become better known and even more fabulously treated. Brothers, it just doesn't get any better than this! Immaculate massage space; polite and professional, exuding warmth and human compassion; expert knowledge of muscle groups and the body as a whole. I'm astounded and grateful!

No. of appts.: 3

Most recent appt.: Nov. 21, 2017, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Oct. 08, 2017

By Dmj in Eastlake, OH

Saw Jay for the first time in July. He is a wonderful masseur. His bodywork pressure and massage is medium to deep. He was able to find knots and kinks in my back and shoulders that no other masseur has ever found. He gave me some suggestions on how to deal with and prevent the knots in the future. I hope in the near future to see him again. It was easy to schedule with him and he was on time with his appointment. His studio is well equipped and layout. You did not feel as if you were in a crowded living space. I was a dedicated studio for massage. Check him out. Don't miss out on a wonderful session with Jay.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: July 22, 2017, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/75 minutes

Technical details: Cream used; Medium to deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Sept. 21, 2017

By Thomas in Dallas, TX

Jay was very nice. Flexible and found an appoint for me on a short notice. I’m so happy I’m moving here and can come to him more often for a massage. I went in with a Level 10 stress level and left without a care in the world.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Sept. 21, 2017, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 60 minutes/60 minutes

Technical details: Medium pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Sept. 06, 2017

By Tim in Nashville, TN

Jay was professional from 1st text to "goodbye". His setup is cozy and after a few deep breaths, I relaxed and escaped.

Jay checked in to make sure the pressure was right and met my massage needs after a long work week and travel. He was knowledgeable, and it showed through his technique. Once the massage was over, we talked about tense spots he noticed during the massage.

Overall, I look forward to my next session with Jay.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Aug. 27, 2017, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 75 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Medium pressure

Technical expertise: 4.5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 4.5 / 5

July 21, 2017

By Matt in Chicago, IL

The best massage ever. From the first moment I met Jay he made me feel welcomed. He was so professional and really worked all the soreness that brought me in to see him. I for sure will be back.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: July 16, 2017, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 60 minutes/75 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Medium pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

July 08, 2017

By R in Chicago, IL

My 2 nd time seeing Jay and I will definitely be back again. From his expert massage to his impeccable massage space, you will find yourself so relaxed and rejuvenated.

No. of appts.: 2

Most recent appt.: June 22, 2017, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/105 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Medium to deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

June 05, 2017

By G.S.T. in Sunnyvale, CA

My 4th massage with Jay! And, there will be many more. This masseur is INCREDIBLE! And, as great as my first massage was with Jay, he keeps getting better and better. Yeah, I thought my earlier massages were the apex, but Jay's pursuit of excellence in massage and outstanding communication with you, his customer, have put him on top of Mount Everest so to speak. Jay's sensitive and keen "reading" of my back muscles relieved some pent up tension that had been causing headaches. He did the required and needed deep muscle work there with true expertise. And, then, building on that firm pressure, layered in thoughtful and compassionate attention to the other tense regions. He cares; he excels; he is the BEST of the best! Wow!!!

No. of appts.: 2

Most recent appt.: June 04, 2017, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Extra deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

March 25, 2017

By Mike in Chicago, IL

I saw Jay this afternoon for a 90 minute appointment. His apartment was immaculate, his technique was flawless and his massage was incredible. I can't wait for my next visit. Do yourself a favor and make an appointment with Jay.

No. of appts.: 2

Most recent appt.: March 25, 2017, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/105 minutes

Technical details: Light to medium pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

March 03, 2017

By G.S.T. in Sunnyvale, CA

I deeply enjoyed my 3rd massage from Jay; and as great as the 1st two were, Jay keeps getting better. Jay is the master. He has a supreme understanding of the human body and sees his massage work as a calling. Jay genuinely cares about you. He cares about bringing excellence to your body and its muscles. THANK YOU so much, Jay, for becoming a masseur and creating such a safe and beautiful place to ply your trade.

No. of appts.: 2

Most recent appt.: Feb. 24, 2017, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/105 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Feb. 22, 2017

By R in Chicago, IL

Best massage I have ever had. Jay made you feel totally relaxed, checking in with you, making sure you were comfortable. His studio is very calming, touch very intuitive. I will definitely return. Jay was wonderful.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Feb. 09, 2017, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/105 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Medium to deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Feb. 02, 2017

By Jim in Chicago, IL

Jay knows how to create a relaxing environment. I felt very comfortable in his studio. He asked several questions before he started and he customized the massage to my needs. He was attentive and responsive. I will definitely be back soon!

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Feb. 02, 2017, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 60 minutes/60 minutes

Technical details: Medium pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Jan. 22, 2017

By Jay in Chicago, IL

Jay is a very nice guy and very professional. He took the time to talk about my issues (pinched nerve) and get to know me before the massage. He checked in during to make sure I was comfortable and that the pressure was right. I left feeling relaxed and with a sense of healing. I will definitely go back.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Jan. 08, 2017, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 60 minutes/60 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Medium pressure

Technical expertise: 4.5 / 5

Comfort level: 4.5 / 5

Ambiance: 4.5 / 5

Jan. 19, 2017

By chicagoan in Chicago, IL

Jay is a treasure! Highly intuitive massage, he was able to focus on chronic shoulder issues as well as hip-leg pain, alleviating both through his thorough approach to bodywork. A beautiful calming spa-like ambiance. Treat yourself to a session with Jay that you will not soon forget! Thank you, Jay....hopefully, I'll see you prior to my NEXT birthday!

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Jan. 13, 2017, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/105 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Oct. 04, 2016

By john in Chicago, IL

I agree with all of the wonderful things that have been said about Jay's bodywork. It truly feels like a high end spa experience in his studio, from his friendly smile to the decor. The entire experience was comfortable and felt amazing. I can't wait to return for my next visit.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Sept. 10, 2016, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Medium pressure

Technical expertise: 4.5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Sept. 28, 2016

By BrianC in Chicago, IL

All the other reviews of Jay are spot on, so I'll just echo the sentiment that others have already stated. Jay is professional, well-trained, and personable. It was an incredibly relaxing massage, where he pays close attention to problem areas that you specify. Definitely worth a visit

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Sept. 13, 2016, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/105 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 4.5 / 5

Sept. 19, 2016

By Mike in Chicago, IL

WOW. Everything is relaxing with this massage. The ambiance alone gives a big difference. He's very professional. He would let a client know where his comfort level is. He is very respectful, very attentive to what my needs are. He definitely gives a great massage! I did request for a deep massage so he started from a mild touch massage going forward to deep massage... which felt really good! I was looking for a 90 minute massage but with his tight schedule, he let me fit in for a 60 minute massage which was highly appreciated. I probably would schedule my appointments a day or two days before. Thanks Jay! Hope to get another massage with you after a long day's work!

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Sept. 19, 2016, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 60 minutes/60 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Wide range pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Aug. 14, 2016

By J C in Chicago, IL

Jay provides a complete relaxing massage with techniques that are not commonly provided: does your therapist use friction to warm his hands and massage your large muscle groups - Jay does; does your therapist work on your feet - Jay does; does your therapist massage your scalp - Jay does; does your therapist have techniques to relax your neck and shoulders - Jay does this plus more! I have been very impressed with the care and consideration Jay has treated me as a client. Just ask him for any areas needing special care - Jay will respond very well. I have been impressed and he is my go to therapist.

No. of appts.: 3

Most recent appt.: Aug. 14, 2016, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Medium to deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Aug. 05, 2016

By Arik in Chicago, IL

I met Jay today. I am a tourist visiting Chicago for 10 days. I needed a good, deep massage. I called Jay and today it was the first meeting but not the last one!
He has a great hand!! The massage was the best I ever had!
I will meet him again soon!

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Aug. 05, 2016, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Medium to deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Jan. 09, 2016

By AM71 in Harwood Heights, IL

Jay does an amazing massage. This was my first time with him but it will not be the last. Jay's space is great and me has the perfect tough. He used so many different techniques it was so relaxing. I think I fell asleep once or maybe twice

The room was nice and private and warm and his place was very neat and clean. Call Jay today and get the best massage of your life.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Jan. 09, 2016, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Medium to deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Jan. 03, 2016

By john in Chicago, IL

Had a great pleasure of getting a massage from Jay. He's very courteous, respectful and and very good with his hands. I usually like to get a deep tissue massage and he did it just the way i wanted. He's very thorough with his massage making sure that he massage every single part of your body muscles. The places was comfortable and cozy, feeling like your in a Spa setting. I do highly recommend him for those in need of a great and relaxing massage . ill definitely go back and make him my regular masseuse .. Book him now and you'll see what I am talking about. Jay your awesome and thank you.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Nov. 20, 2015, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 60 minutes/60 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 4.5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Dec. 13, 2015

By alexander in Chicago, IL

Jay is one talented masseur, from the moment you walk in his house he makes you feel welcomed. His massage space is beautiful clean zen like space just like you being at the spa. He massages head to toe and has the most amazing magical hands. Jay checks in with you throughout the massage. Enjoyed my time can't wait to go back,

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Dec. 12, 2015, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/105 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Medium to deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5