We first set-out to create River North Massage Therapy Center in late 1999, but came across a small dilemma: with massage therapy education as fragmented as it was at the time, how could we ensure consistency in the quality of the therapists that we hire?
Rather than establishing a massage therapy center, the focus became 'education' and how to best meet the needs that were unmet by area schools. As a result, The New School for Massage, Bodywork & Healing was born in 2002 to develop successful, compassionate therapists with a solid knowledge of science and hands-on skills.
As the school became established and matured, the time seemed right to re-awaken the concept of the massage therapy center.
The River North Massage Therapy Center opened its doors in February 2011 to offer quality wellness, stress reduction, and pain relief massage therapy to the people who live, work, and play in downtown Chicago. We also manage the scheduling of student appointments at The New School for Massage, performed at the school's location.
All of our therapists are employees of our Center who have completed the licensing program at The New School for Massage; we do not work with subcontractors or unknown entities, thus assuring our clients of the quality of services that we provide.
Our services consist of on-premises therapeutic massage for individuals and couples, and chair massage outreach in the work setting. Wellness plans are available to help you make massage therapy part of your health regimen.
We aim to make River North Massage Therapy Center your neighborhood resource for a GREAT massage at a great price. We hope that we can be of your service.
In health and prosperity,
Emmanuel and Barb Bistas, Owners
"The attention to detail and focus on areas of concern was wonderful"