Based in Chicago
Starting at $75
9 a.m. - 7 p.m. every day
Deep Tissue, Sports & 6 other techniques
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!
Based near: Lawrence Avenue & Broadway Chicago, IL 60640
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Experience: 8 years
In-studio amenities: Candles, Music, Hot Towels, Drinking Water, Private Restroom, Massage Table, Shower
Additional services: Meditation coaching
Gathered by Jay from admiring massage clients to share with you.
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. 16, 2018 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)
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.
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. 14, 2016 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)
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.
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.