Customized Massage by Rick

Based in Chicago

In-studio services

Starting at $60

Deep Tissue, Thai, Acupressure & 9 other techniques

4 testimonials

COVID-19 advisory

Due to ongoing precautionary measures, massage therapy services may not be available in all communities. Please contact providers directly regarding availability.

Overview

Fully Vaccinated.

I provide an integrative approach to your massage session, seamlessly moving in and out of the desired pressure and technique to bring your body back to balance.

Enjoy the deep, soothing relaxing effects of hydrocollator packs heat therapy as we begin your session.

Soothing, luxurious relaxation massage or clinical specific muscle therapy for pain and injury, creating a sense of freedom from your daily stressors. Begin with body trimming and a body scrub followed by full body massage... and enjoy the Spa Experience.

All are welcome, judgment free zone, come as you are, no discrimination.

Stress and Pain Management with a variety of techniques customized for each session.

More than 20 years spent in Luxury Spas and Medical Offices creating a unique experience like no other, supporting people back to balance!

Heated, memory foam topped table, warm space, dim lights, soft music and essentials oils to enhance the experience.

Flexible hours and affordable prices.

COVID Compliant.

Location

Based near: Clark Street & Balmoral Avenue Chicago, IL 60640

Hours

M: 2 - 9 p.m.

Tu: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

W: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Th: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

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

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

Su: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Rates
At Rick's studio

Rick's Signature Massage

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

25 min.
$60
50 min.
$120
80 min.
$180
110 min.
$240

Payments & Discounts
  • Apple Pay, Barter, Bitcoin, Cash, Venmo, Zelle accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
  • Amounts listed are base rates only. Actual rates vary based on distance travelled, services provided, etc.
  • Ask about discounts for prepaid bodywork packages.
  • 20% off on Fridays
  • Discounts available for military veterans, students, active military, law enforcement
Additional Info

Techniques: Acupressure, CranioSacral Therapy, Deep Tissue, Esalen, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular, Reflexology, Reiki, Rolfing, Thai, Trigger Point

Experience: 28 years

In-studio amenities: Candles, Drinking Water, Free Parking, Heated Massage Table, Massage Table, Metered Parking, Music, Private Restroom, Shower

Additional services: Body scrubs, Body trimming, Cupping, Meditation coaching, Personal coaching

Education

June - Nov. 1993

Massage Therapy Programs

Center for Massage Therapy & Wellness, Downers Grove, IL


March - Nov. 1995

NeuroMuscular Therapy

NMT Center, St Petersburg, FL


May - Nov. 1998

Meditation Coach Training

Energy Center, Evanston, IL


Testimonials

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

Nov. 01, 2021 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

Wow, just wow. I'm still floating.

My body is buzzing. I called to schedule with Rick just wanting a good massage. I’ve read his reviews and thought he sounded great. While I wasn’t expecting much, I’m pretty open minded. He was really easy to communicate with, no bs, just straight to the point and we scheduled.

I scheduled for 80 min. Truthfully, I could have stayed on his table for 3 hours! He’s quiet when he works and just “goes to work,” as he says. He found places that were tight and he was able to work that out so artfully. It felt so good, so productive and I wasn’t wincing and breathing heavy and waiting for the moment to pass. Instead, my body was just trusting this touch (I’m not sure what to say about that, exactly, but I don’t think I’ve had that experience before).

I came from running outside. He did an abbreviated body scrub pre-massage as part of my session. Even that felt amazing. His hands are extraordinary. When he touches you, you feel “experience” in his hands. Every aspect of his touch left me feeling more relaxed, eventually settling into the table more deeply. He calls this “stages of relaxation,” going deeper and deeper into a state of what I’m going to call: Bliss. It was really amazing!

During the session, he covered my eyes, had nice music playing, a heated table, memory foam padding on his table and a warm and quiet dedicated space. I honestly felt at home when I was with him. I left my clothes in the massage room when I went to shower and realized then that I felt at home. I felt like he accepted me fully, no judgments and was able to honor my situation.

If you haven’t found your person, he’s the real deal. I had the same guy for 4 years and he recently went back to school and is no longer available. I’ve been looking for his replacement and I’ve found him! I have scheduled a weekly standing appointment and I’m so grateful for Rick and his gifts.

I concur with his other reviews. See him. You won’t be disappointed!

April 14, 2021 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

GO SEE THIS GUY! HE'S THE REAL DEAL!

5 Stars, if I could do 500 Stars I would, no kidding.

I fell and broke my ankle and while in PT, my therapist said go see a Massage Therapist. I'd worked with Rick previously and reached out knowing I'd feel better.

What I didn't know is that he could do REHAB work!

After the session, I could MOVE my legs and my hips. I could stand up STRAIGHT. My vision was even BRIGHTER. There was NO pain. I could move again without feeling limited in my body. The coolest part: the SWELLING in my ankle was VISIBLY less. It was really extraordinary to feel Rick move around the table and "GO TO WORK" as he says.

The session was specific to pain and recovery and he's trained clinically in pain management. I didn't realize the extend of his training. While I knew he did an amazing full body relaxation massage (the best I've ever experienced), I had no idea he could relieve my body of pain and immobility. EXTRAORDINARY!

SCHEDULE with Rick and just allow him to LISTEN & FOLLOW. If you ask him what he does he'll say, "I listen and follow what your body says." I didn't get it until this session.

If you're ready to be cared for in an extraordinary way, THIS is your guy.

I scheduled before I left to be sure I could be on his calendar.

DO IT! You'll be glad you did.

Jan. 06, 2021 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

I started working with Rick 25 years ago! But, I lost his info 10 years ago. I was so excited to see his ad back online. I have never experienced anything like his sessions with anyone.

I've had massage for over 40 years with literally hundreds of different practitioners and many in Chicago as I'm from the northern suburbs and Rick has the highest level of EXPERTISE of every other practitioner I've seen and some have been amazing. It's his approach, his listening, technical skills, he's super funny and as he moves my body and uses various techniques, he creates changes in my body that I've never experienced. It's really "other-worldly." It's EXTRAORDINARY!

I just had the 3 hour Spa Experience with him (body scrub, grooming, massage) and he's simply the best. If you haven't tried him, you'll feel immediately at EASE. His place is always clean, he keeps it warm and his table is super comfortable, heated and with a memory foam top. Why doesn't everyone's table have this?

I could go on...but I know this is long already, lol. Rick, you are simply a GIFT and thank you for sharing those gifts with all of us.

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