"I've had massages at luxury spas and hotel resorts, but this was the best massage I've ever had. Alex did a wonderful job making me comfortable and explaining how he was going to massage my trigger points and work through knots. He helped release tension in places I didn't even know existed! Even though it was tough at times because of my back and shoulder pain I still felt relaxed. Alex showed me some at home stretches to do and I felt he was genuinely invested in making me feel better. Will definitely come back to see him." (Marissa C.)
"I've been to this massage center about a handful of times now. I keep coming back because all of the therapists I've been to have done such a great job. I recently went to Lara. She was wonderful and listened to my concerns and really spent time explaining what she was doing and why. She gave a great massage and even taught me a few things. She covered all of my problem areas in the booked time, and even suggested other spots she could focus on for next time. The booking is very easy online, and the process at arrival and paying is super convenient and streamlined. " (Christina K)
"I discovered River North almost two years ago when I had been looking for a new massage place that had great service reviews AND wouldn’t totally break the bank. I am so glad I booked that first appointment. Great location, clean and calm facility and the service is excellent! The prices are extremely reasonable for the area and the quality is great. My massage therapist has been Cristina for awhile now and she is absolutely amazing! A massage rockstar! She is incredibly professional, skilled, has such a calming presence and really takes the time to check in each session about how my body is doing. I always do the 80 minute combo massage, which for $140 is quite reasonable for the service. As an active person, my muscles are always tight, so Cristina tends to do more deep tissue work but she is great about communicating. Do yourself (and your body) a favor, and book your next massage at River North. You will not be disappointed!" (Heather A.)
"I was a member at Massage Envy for over 8 years. I cancelled my membership with Massage Envy after coming here one time. Not only are the massages better than any massage I've had at Massage Envy, but I can come more frequently because it is extremely affordable. Even more so with the membership!! So of course I am a proud member of River North Massage Therapy Center. I highly recommend coming to get weekly massages at the River North Massage Therapy Center. It's soooo worth it" (Aimee S.)
"All therapists that I have encountered are professional and excellent in their abilities. Russ really stands out. Not only does he focus on problem areas as much as needed but he is helpful in his advice and in dealing with a chronic muscular condition. I couldn't rate him higher !!!" (Janis A.)
"Rent the massage room out for an added 15 minutes for me to sleep off the stupor that Russ puts me in with his peaceful mode that I'm in." (Joe)
I was warmly welcome by Lupe. She wanted to know the exact pronunciation of my name. She listened to my recurring issues very attentively. So during the therapy session, Lupe did an amazing job to relieve pain and tension in my back, scapulas and most of all in my sacrum and gluts. Her massage on my feet, calves and quads was equally amazing and most effective as well. Her intuitiveness to go to my most tense and tight spots specially in my back was most impressive. All in all, it was an outstanding massage therapy.
"This is one of my favorite massage facilities. No frills, just access to healers. I rely on massage therapy to function as a human due to chronic pain, trauma recovery and scoliosis. Massage keeps me healthy. I’ve tried several therapists and have not had a bad experience. Because this is a teaching facility, you can expect a commitment to learning and application, even with seasoned therapists. They offer massages from students as well if you’re needing a budget conscious option. Great people here!" (Sabrina M.)
"This was the best massage I've received. Lyazid used a mix of deep tissue and sports massage to address my needs as a runner and had an expert knowledge of the key muscles to target. I've had many massages and while most therapists can give an okay back massage, they can't do much when it comes to legs, but Lyazid was exceptional. Afterwards, he walked me through some stretches and pointed out areas that were very tight." (Courtney B.)
"Spot on treatment. Thank you."
"River North Massage has been my go to resource for massage for nearly five years and I have availed myself of the services of a variety of therapist, each as good as the last. I have severe back issues after several surgeries and have found committed, caring, capable therapists each and every time I go. "
"Many thanks to Russ for a wonderful experience at River North Massage Therapy Center. Seeing her each month, I continue to learn new things about the muscles and pressure points in the body. I always appreciate this educational aspect and the helpful stretching tips she provides. Each time, I leave rejuvenated and relaxed from River North Massage Therapy. Additionally, she is always very friendly and understands my needs for the session. I truly appreciate and value Russ's insight for massage and look forward to continue working with her in the future."
"Lara is an awesome massage therapist! I’m someone who has chronic back pain and Lara has helped me so much over the last number of months. She’s super knowledgeable and skilled in a variety of techniques. She’s great at not only addressing specific areas of pain, but at peripheral areas that contribute to it as well. She’s very professional, compassionate, respectful, and friendly. I’ve gone to many massage therapists over the years and I think Lara is truly one of the best. After moving to the area, it took me a while to find her, but I feel so fortunate that I did. Thank you, Lara!" (R.K.)
"Tatiane is as much a magician as a therapist. Her technique is the perfect combination of art of science. "
"Holy smokes one of the next massages I've ever gotten! (I've gotten at least 100). My therapist was knowledgeable, caring, and a great listener! She was so good with her techniques and was able to help me figure out a lot of my headache, vertigo, and dizziness issues. I highly recommend her, but don't at the same time because I don't want anyone to book when up so I couldn't get in!! ☺️ I'll be coming back here regularly that's for sure" ( Andrea M.)
"I was immediately greeted with a smile as soon as I walked into the office. I really appreciated the hospitality. I also continue to have an excellent experience with Riki. She is professional, courteous, and always demonstrates an understanding of my needs during each massage session. She applies the perfect amount of pressure and provides a good combination of massage and stretching during my sessions. As a runner, I also appreciate the stretching advice she gives me after the session to ensure that I am taking good care of my body and well being as I train. Thank you Riki for another great experience!! "
"River North Massage has been a sanctuary for me over the last three years. Some superb therapists - Gregg and Rikki LEAP to mind. A truly wonderful place."
"Just had a massage today with Alex. If there were 10 stars, I would rate it a 10. I walked in barely able to move my neck with a lot of discomfort. Alex spent the hour working on my back, neck and shoulders and I walked out a different person. I will definitely being going back again. It was spotless and I felt very comfortable. Would without a doubt, highly recommend." (Sherri L.)
"I' ve already recommended you guys to my husband and several friends who are in the market for a high quality, affordable massage. You're so friendly and efficient (the girl behind the desk is sweet AND efficient — definitely a pro) and the massage was top notch. Russ is a boss and I'll definitely be back to see him. "
"Have been coming here for a couple years and I’ve never been disappointed. VERY clean, excellent massages, professional, and always attentive to what my therapeutic needs are. My husband and I love River North and highly recommend it." (Barbara E.)
"Virginia knows what she's doing. She digs in deep to ease the tension in my shoulder blades and sciatic area, but each time I see her, it's a new experience... a different massage but hitting the same problem spots. I love it so much." (Sarah J.)
"The 50 minute massage was amazing made me want to stop halfway and get an 80 mins. I had Michelle. They asked for what I wanted to focus on and if I wanted it hard or softer before we began. I’ve gone to many massages and left feeling very underwhelmed as though they were just putting on sunscreen rather than giving a skilled massage. Michelle was the exact opposite very strong, very skilled and relaxing. Giving me a wonderful cranial and foot massage as well. I wish I lived in Chicago. I’d go to her weekly" (Aysa G.)
"I have been a member for over 2 years, and I must say Michelle is the best therapist I've ever had. She is the only female therapist who really understands the pressure required for deep tissue, and she easily located all of my "trouble spots" with minimal direction. Amazing session overall and I look forward to my next appointment with Michelle " (Wes B.)
"Everyone here is very professional as well is being courteous and friendly.I am always very satisfied with my massages and feel awesome when I leave here." (Donna A.)
"As gift for my partner (and me . . .), I booked a private couples massage class here. We were blown away by the attention to detail and overall personal experience. My partner and I learned so much and have been able to apply our new skills right away together at home. We tell all of our friends that they should treat themselves to a class here - you should too!" (Elyse S.)
"Out of 10 stars, I give 15. "
"Front reception is always very sweet and welcoming, and therapists are true professionals who listen to and address your massage needs while providing all over relaxation! "
"Michelle is a miracle worker! I had been having some pretty bad back and neck pain the last week and found this place on Yelp so thought i would try it out. Was able to book on-line for an appointment the next day which was very convenient. I wasn't looking for a spa, just a really good massage. Well, I found it! The receptionist was very friendly and the facility was clean. Michelle asked my if there were areas I was concerned about and I explained my back and neck pain. She went right to work. Spent most of the time, at my request on these areas. I feel a million times better. I could tell in the first few minutes that she really knew what she was doing. I am very happy I found this place. Thanks Michelle!" (Jen P.)
"Virginia is a truly unique therapist. She is experienced in many massage techniques, and when appropriate she draws upon unusually deep knowledge in other areas such as human anatomy, kinetics and physical training. Beyond all of this she is just a smart, intuitive and kind person. An exceptional talent." (Dan)