Tranquil Touch

Allow your body to relax and be calmed.

Based in Chicago

In-studio services

Starting at $50

noon - 6 p.m. every day

Deep Tissue, Sports & 7 other techniques

2 testimonials


Are you feeling burnt out? Is the pace of your daily life keeping you up at night? Perhaps the people in your life are demanding too much from you? If any of the above applies to you, then you should definitely be making an appointment with me for bodywork! I’ve been a Physical Therapist for 18 years working in a variety of settings and the one common denominator I... see is the toll that our daily life takes on our minds and bodies.

My massage techniques and body work focus on relaxation, quieting and calming. Once you lie on my table, I want you to be transported to another mental plane forgetting all of your stresses! By the time you leave my table, I want you to be refreshed, rejuvenated, and completely open to experience the world with a new, enlightened view. The world can be a very stressful place and you owe it to yourself to find that mental calmness and physical well being to allow you to be your BEST self!

My "day job" has variable hours/days so the hours/days listed in the "hours available" section will vary based on availability. TEXT/EMAIL work best! For specific availability, please TEXT or EMAIL and I will get back to you as soon as is possible. Advanced scheduling works best.


Based near: Lawrence & Ashland Chicago, IL 60640

In-studio 30 min. $50
  45 min. $75
  60 min. $100
  75 min. $125
  90 min. $150

  • Cash accepted
About him

I am continually amazed at the number of people who are uncomfortable with human touch. The touch of another person can be calming, relaxing, soothing, caring, and exhilarating all at the same time! My hope in working with you is to allow that healing, human connection to be transferred through touch and help you shed your stresses.

My work and background in health has not only provided the foundation for... my body calming/relaxation work but also has assisted me in maintaining my 6'3"/200lb frame by living a very active life style including beach volleyball, skiing, and weightlifting.

I've found the BEST way to make sure you and I are a good fit is COMMUNICATION! I have no way of knowing what you are expecting from your session unless you communicate that to me. I would rather lose a client if I don't think I can meet their needs, as opposed to them leaving disappointed or not meeting their expectations for their session.

For first time clients, I usually provide a short "interview" session to get to learn more about you and what you are looking for and vice-versa. This time does NOT take away from your scheduled massage time!

Additional info

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

In-studio amenities: Bottled Water, Music, Massage Table, Free Parking


Jan. - Oct. 2014

Licensed Massage Therapist

School of Massage, Chicago, IL

Sept. 1990 - May 1995

Masters Degree in Physical Therapy

Northwestern University, Michigan, ND


June 20, 2016

By Matt in Chicago, IL

Joe is an incredible massage therapist. I have been to him multiple times. His pressure is perfect for me - no soreness or pain afterwards. He seems to intuit what is needed and adjusts accordingly. He does very stretches and I find the entire experience to be refreshing and renewing. I highly recommend him.

No. of appts.: 5

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

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Wide range pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Sept. 11, 2015

By Mark in Chicago, IL

Joe's ad caught my eye because he only advertised in the therapeutic section and because of his many years of experience and knowledge of the body. I knew I'd be getting a legitimate and professional massage. When I arrived, we discussed my history and expectations of the massage which did not take away any time from the 90 minutes I had scheduled. His massage space was warm and welcoming. You can tell he is highly skilled right at the start of the session. He was able to work out some issues I've been having with my upper back. The service provided is exactly what is described in the ad. It was so relaxing I even fell asleep a couple of times. If you are looking for a professional therapeutic session, I would highly recommend Joe.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Sept. 04, 2015, in Chicago, IL (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/105 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Wide range pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5