Mind+Body Massage by Jay

Based in River Forest, IL

In-studio services

Starting at $115

Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish & 5 other techniques

36 testimonials


I am a college-educated, experienced massage professional with over 600 hours of formal training in massage and bodywork along with thousands of hours of bodywork experience in both clinical and recreational environments. Many clients see me for stress-reduction and relief from anxiety and depression. But I also regularly assist clients with issues related to pain, chronic or congenital conditions, physical dysfunction, and post-injury/post-surgery recovery.

I provide professional massage and bodywork for all walks of life. My work and workspace... are non-judgmental, LGBTQ+ friendly, and open to any age, race, body shape, or gender identity. I am fully COVID-vaccinated and mindful of client safety, comfort, and privacy.

My massage studio is located in a quiet building in the Oak Park / River Forest area. It is an easy location to reach from public transportation or by car and has ample parking. Sessions take place in a clean, warm, private space. The room is equipped with gentle lighting, soft music, a comfortable professional massage table, and fresh linens. I wrap-up each session with soothing warm towels.

Get in touch with me anytime to set up an appointment. I look forward to working with you and helping you feel your absolute best.


Based near: Lake Street & Harlem Avenue River Forest, IL 60301


M: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Tu: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

W: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Th: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

F: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sa: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Su: ---

At Jay's studio

Jay's Signature Massage

Spa-quality bodywork, tailored to you, blending a range of techniques, from Conscious Breathwork to Trigger Point

60 min.
90 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • American Express, Apple Pay, Cash, Discover, Google Wallet, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa accepted
  • Amounts listed are base rates only. Actual rates vary based on distance travelled, services provided, etc.
Additional Info

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

Experience: 9 years

In-studio amenities: Candles, Drinking Water, Free Parking, Fully Handicapped Accessible, Hot Towels, Massage Table, Metered Parking, Music

Additional services: Meditation coaching


Gathered by Jay from admiring massage clients to share with you.

March 02, 2024 in Oak Park, IL (in-studio)

It’s been a long time coming for me to write a review for Jay. I have been a client of his for over 5 years. Jay is an intuitive, methodical, knowledgeable, intelligent, professional, and one of the kindest massage therapists you’ll ever meet. Do yourself a favor by making an appointment with him. You won’t regret it. Who knows? Maybe you will become a long time client as I have been. Kudos to you, Jay!

Sept. 12, 2023 in Oak Park, IL (in-studio)

I have been seeing Jay several times now for an hour and a half massage. I am delighted to share my experience with others seeking a healing massage. Jay is a very welcoming person, friendly, professional and I find it easy to talk with him. He is a great communicator. In my first meeting with him, he immediately put me at ease. Before he began the massage, Jay spent quality time asking me questions about the type of massage I desired. In turn, I felt it easy to ask him questions. His facility is immaculate with an environment that is calming and relaxing. His hands are healing and he is able to find the tension in my body. During the massage, Jay often checked in with me to see how I was doing and whether the pressure was right. Days after the massage, I can still feel his healing hands. There is plenty of parking available and his stipend reasonable.

Jan. 10, 2023 in Oak Park, IL (in-studio)

I had my first appointment with Jay last year. I live in Oak Park and was delighted to find an experienced masseur minutes away from me. Jay has a very nice, comfortable studio and I found him to be welcoming and knowledgeable from the first. The 90-minute massage, simply put, was heavenly. Jay is very talented with strong hands; his skills are amazing. It is obvious that he has years of experience: he intuitively knows how to treat the human body. He worked on my problem areas and the tensions melted away. Jay also has a warm and soothing personality and I enjoy how authentically comfortable he makes me feel. At the end I felt wonderful — mellow yet fully refreshed, with my tensions and stresses removed. Plus I had the best night’s sleep in a long time. I have since become a regular, and my sessions with Jay are always 90 minutes of luxurious, soothing magic. I highly recommend him.

Aug. 04, 2022 in Oak Park, IL (in-studio)

I contacted Jay to try to schedule an appointment within a day or two. He returned my call in a timely manner and arranged a good time that worked for both of us. Unfortunately, I had to cancel just a few hours before my scheduled appointment due to severe weather in my area causing flooding and power outage. I contacted Jay and apologized profusely for having to cancel at the last minute. He was totally understanding and told me no need to apologize. He then squeezed me in his tight schedule the following day. He put me at ease the minute I walked into his clinic. All I can say is WOW!!! I walked in with lots of spasms and pain and walked out pain-free. He provided a non-rushed, extremely thorough massage and found every single spasm. He worked on them as long as it took to break them up. Jay's personality is as incredible as the massage he provides. This was my first visit and certainly won’t be my last. If I could afford to, I would see him on a weekly basis. Don’t hesitate to book an appointment with Jay. You won’t be disappointed, and I’m sure you will be a repeat customer as well.

Aug. 05, 2022 in Oak Park, IL (in-studio)

Jay is simply the best. He is experienced and knows what his customers need. From getting rid of that annoying discomfort on you neck, sore muscles. The atmosphere is quite relaxing, and he has never been late or unprepared to an appointment. If you're looking to alleviate your body stress and any muscle pain, I strongly advise booking time with Jay. I know I’ll be seeing him for massage for a long time to come.

Oct. 08, 2019 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

I have had a number of massage sessions with Jay. He spends time on assessment and each massage session is specific to your needs. His massage space is spa like and you always leave his sessions feeling awesome.

June 17, 2019 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

First, thank you, thank you, thank you! I have remained mostly pain-free even after spending a lot of time in and out of cars and in all different kinds of hotels. Now, after teaching martial arts (being on my feet) for two days straight, still in decent shape.

Again, thanks for your hard work on my back. It was a very effective massage.

Nov. 28, 2018 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

Jay is a first-rate professional massage therapist with excellent technique and an immaculate studio. He has an exceptional ability to locate problem areas and work on them effectively but gently. He is also a very nice guy. I make time to see him whenever I am in Chicago.

July 30, 2018 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

While visiting the Chicago area I’ve looked for a massage therapist and when I came across Jay, I saw many great reviews. That combined with the value in terms of price and length of sessions, was what got me to contact him. It was easy to set up an appointment. As others have noted, he greeted me warmly, and his apartment and massage space was immaculate. He checked in with me throughout the massage especially about areas of need, and pressure. I zoned out several times as he worked on my back and shoulder blades. The the entire experience was excellent and I highly recommend Jay. I look forward to booking him again when I return to the Chicago area.

March 28, 2018 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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!

March 07, 2018 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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

Feb. 25, 2018 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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!

Feb. 20, 2018 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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.

Feb. 04, 2018 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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.

Jan. 26, 2018 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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.

Dec. 22, 2017 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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!

Dec. 11, 2017 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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.

Nov. 21, 2017 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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!

July 22, 2017 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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.

Sept. 21, 2017 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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.

Aug. 27, 2017 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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.

July 16, 2017 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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.

June 22, 2017 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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.

June 04, 2017 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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!!!

March 25, 2017 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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.

Feb. 24, 2017 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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.

Feb. 09, 2017 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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.

Feb. 02, 2017 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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!

Jan. 08, 2017 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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.

Jan. 13, 2017 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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!

Sept. 13, 2016 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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

Sept. 19, 2016 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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!

Aug. 05, 2016 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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!

Jan. 09, 2016 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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.

Nov. 20, 2015 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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.

Dec. 12, 2015 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

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,

Testimonials from before May 23, 2018 were submitted directly by clients.