Expert Massage by Rusty

Based in Chicago

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $180

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

Deep Tissue, Ashiatsu, Esalen & 5 other techniques

8 testimonials


I believe bodywork is essential to living a good and balanced life. A single, custom-tailored session is informed by over 10 years of experience. My background is in luxury spas, healing retreat centers and numerous continuing education workshops. Through my professional career I have worked with thousands of bodies.

I guarantee a clean and professional environment in which to provide intentional, skilled bodywork. My holistic sessions use organic oil, an extra wide heated table, hot stones, hot towels, heated herbal... compresses and curated music.

Sessions incorporate Deep Tissue, Esalen, Swedish, Craniosacral, Hawaiian, Ashiatsu, stretching and Trigger Point into my sessions. My pressure is often intuitive but can span the full range.

Incall appointments are available in a warm, clean studio in Uptown Chicago.

I assure a safe, welcoming and nondiscriminatory environment for all people. The LGBTQIA+ community can trust that they are in professional hands.

I look forward to having you and sharing my life’s work!


Based near: N Clark st & W Lawrence Ave Chicago, IL 60640 Mobile services within 5 miles

At Rusty's studio
At your home, office or hotel

Rusty's Signature Massage

Spa-quality bodywork, tailored to you, blending a range of techniques, from Ashiatsu to Reiki

60 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • Cash, Venmo, Zelle accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
  • Amounts listed are base rates only. Actual rates vary based on distance travelled, services provided, etc.
  • 10% off on Tuesdays
  • Discounts available for repeat clients
Additional Info

Techniques: Ashiatsu, Deep Tissue, Esalen, Hot Stone, Lomi Lomi, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Reiki

Experience: 12 years

In-studio amenities: Aromatherapy Enhanced, Candles, Drinking Water, Free Parking, Heated Massage Table, Hot Towels, Massage Table, Music, Private Restroom, Shower

Mobile extras: Candles, Heated Massage Table, Hot Towels, Massage Table, Music

Affiliations: Esalen Massage and Bodywork Association, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork


Aug. 2015 - Jan. 2017

1000 hr Massage Therapy Program

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Tempe, AZ


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

April 02, 2023 in Minneapolis, MN (in-studio)

Rusty is very good! He utilized a combination of ashiatsu, stretching and heat therapy to totally revitalize my back. I found him to be warm, light hearted and competent. I am so grateful I finally found a massage therapist that gives an effective, relaxing massage. Thanks Rusty!

Feb. 18, 2023 in San Francisco, CA (mobile)

Rusty is incredible, as usual. I always look forward to his visits to San Francisco because I just can not find a better massage. His technique, talent and energy are unmatched.

Oct. 02, 2022 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

Rusty was kind and his massages are skilled. It was deep without being painful. He is definitely a talent!

July 15, 2022 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

Rusty’s description of his bodywork is very accurate. He is talented, deep and he put me at ease. My shoulders and neck feel dropped and the muscles softer. I appreciated the way he elevated my hunched shoulders to go deeper. He used stones, hot towels and a very nice oil. Super effective!

April 01, 2022 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

I have been seeing Stevie for several months now and my body couldn’t be happier! He is skilled, warm, strong and present. He has some techniques I haven’t experienced before … putting me on my side to get into my neck and his face massage is 100. Also the massage table is cozy!

Dec. 30, 2021 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

The session I had was very good … beautiful actually. Receiving a massage with Rusty was great because he is present, intuitive and was seamless in his approach. The style wasn’t one I had received before. Bravo! 5 stars and more.

Nov. 28, 2021 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

Woah! I feel like I have stumbled across a true gem. I have never received such skilled massage. Rusty is very sweet and nurturing in his sessions. The sessions have also been very spa like : hot table, hot towels, hot stones and hot oil. I feel lucky to have found Rusty and even luckier that I get to spend the winter with his rituals. Thank you Rusty , for your magic ! You were unexpected and I look forward to our work together.

July 28, 2021 in Berkeley, CA (in-studio)

Rusty is an extremely talented massage therapist. He is professional, warm, provides great pressure and clearly has experience. The space was comfortable and has a shower. The music was also great!

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