This was a very mediocre massage experience. I will not be returning to this place. The staff were not attentive and the message was not very good.
I recently had my first massage at Lincoln Park Massage Spa (LPMS) and it was fantastic. \r
I think you will see that they provide wonderful customer service and the actual massage is as good (and better) than the higher end spas through out the city. The massage therapist was attentive to my needs and my only regret was not going for another 1/2 hour. :) \r
In addition to the service, you get a reminder phone call and follow-up email with discounts for booking in 30 days. \r
I was most impressed and plan to return in the next month.
i tried this place a because of a recommendation from a friend and now i am ready to schedule my next appointment! \r
also, i subscribed to their email list and they send out amazing deals! (i got a 90 min massage for $99!!!)\r
the place is very cute, neat decorations in the room and the staff is very friendly. \r
what i was most impressed by, however, was the massage itself. it was incredible, she really listened to what was bothering me and made sure to address those problems. they give you this nice, warm kneck wrap and cold eye cover - fabulous! i feel great!\r
i would definitely recommend trying this place for a great massage.
Pros: great therapists, good specials, perfect location
I decided to book a deep tissue couples massage for Sweetest Day. I was excited since I read great reviews and also had a $45 gift certificate I wanted to use. So come massage time, the ""therapists"" (Mantino and I failed to catch the African American lady's name) brought us to a small room where they had us disrobe in the room, no robes, no flip flops. They asked us where our problem areas were. I told them mine were my shoulders and upper back including the neck area, and my boyfriend's was kinda everywhere, but especially the back. So they began the massage with us face down and a hospital sheet over us. Mantino begins right away pressing his elbows and forearms into my back. Not particularly in any muscle group, just into my back...which meant posterior ribs, spine, shoulder blades. I've a tendency to laugh sometimes when I'm in pain, and I started to kinda laugh uncomfortably. He asked if he should let up. I told him a little. He eventually proceeded to my legs where he was kneading my buttocks and upper thigh so hard with his knuckles and elbows that I let out another yelp because I felt like he was bruising me. Then when he got down to my calves, he was digging his fingers between where my calf muscle and bone meet. I kicked upwards this time to let him know he was hurting me, yet again. He did do a good job on my feet. He then asked me to turn over, but I asked that he worked longer on my back because he never got to any of my problem areas that they asked about. He told me it was my massage and he could spend the last 15 min on my back if I wanted. I told him I wanted at least another 5 min on my back, but I did want to flip over and get a whole body massage experience. He did better on my neck and back once I had to show him where. (He actually was massaging my muscles this time!) They also had to leave the room at one point because they forgot our eye masks. Little did I know until after the massage (and a $30 tip) that my boyfriend had similar issues, but his was worse. He told me that the woman did a great job with his legs, but he thought it was because they're mainly muscle. He said that the lady was also putting all of her weight in spots on his back that wasn't muscle. He felt like it was more of a ""deep bone marrow"" massage than a deep tissue. He never said anything while we were there because he felt bad that I had done such a nice thing. It wasn't until I put my arms around his shoulders later that he told me. Although the receptionist and the therapists were nice, I won't be returning. I've had deep tissue massages at many other hotels and spas in the states and in Asia and Europe. This might have been the worst massage I've ever received. $210 (sans gratuity) for a deep bone marrow couples massage could've been spent on a pain-free nice dinner somewhere, or a real spa treatment elsewhere.
Pros: Nice receptionist
Cons: The ""therapists"" don't know bone from muscle
After having a horrifying 'spa day' at another spa I decided that I needed to have a make up day. I decided to go back to the place I went with my first pregnancy multiple times...Lincoln Park Massage Spa. And I wasn't disappointed. The massage was awesome, and Kim, my therapist was very attentive, checking in ever so often to see if the pressure was right ect. I left the massage feeling the way you are supposed to, relaxed and rejuvinated. I am all for trying different spas out but after spending so much and being so disappointed at the other spa, I won't make that mistake again. Every massage I have had at LPMS has fully been to my standards and I will definitely be going back
Pros: Experienced and compassionate staff
Cons: parking can be a pain, but thats chicago!
I have had messages for decades and from all over the world. This place is incredible-from the different rooms I was able to choose from to the entire staff. I am so lucky to be near them
Both my wife and I had massages here. My massage was fine but it was the kind of place where you disrobe in the room...no locker rooom. I purchased my wife a prenatal package and she was disgusted. They parrafin hand treatment leaked all over the floor and she felt as if the person working with her had never done it before. Again, her massage was just average. when the manager was contacted, there was little compensation or concern.
Very friendly staff. I only got a 30 minute massage but it was so relaxing and enjoyable. I definitely plan on going back for a full hour. I have received many massages in the past and this was with out a doubt one of the best.
I started going to Lincoln Park Massage while recovering from surgery following a skiing accident. The message therapist had experience with skiing injuries and followed up on my physical therapist direction to speed my recovery after 5 months on crutches. Fabulous, concentrated massage helped my recovery!!
Pros: therapist also educated me on what he was doing and why.
My wife and I love going to Lincoln Park Massage. The people there are extremely friendly and the atmosphere is very relaxing.
Lincoln Park Massage has the best staff, and they are very accommodating to get you in on time that fits your schedule. The massage staff are very well trained.
Pros: Parking, Staff Training, very personable staff throughout
I was having some back and neck pains from workouts and needed some relief - I went here and walked out feeling 110 percent! I went for an hour long massage and I cannot wait to go back. As soon as I walked in I felt so relaxed. The atmosphere is great and everyone was so friendly. I will be scheduling another appointment very soon! I'd recommend going here to anyone. I've gotten other massages before but none were as good as the one I got at LP.
Pros: relaxing atmosphere, easy parking, friendly staff
Cons: No cons!
Lincoln Park Massage Spa was fantastic. I got a Swedish Massage from Donna, who talked to me beforehand to ask me about any trouble spots, medical conditions, etc. She made me feel very comfortable, and did wonders for my neck and back. She would periodically check in with me to make sure that I was comfortable, but did not spend too much time talking to me (which was good so I could relax). The prices are reasonable -- especially for those on a student budget -- and the atmosphere was soothing. I highly recommend it!
Pros: Service, Ambience
Cons: Parking is a bit tough in the neighborhood
LP Massage Spa was a great place with a very professional staff. The couple's massage was a really great experience and I recommend it for every couple out there.
This tranquil spa provides a truly relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere amongst the usual hustle and noisy streets of Chicago. Located a bit off the beaten path, this spa genuinely offers quality massages that will relax you and make you feel as though you are on a mini vacation! I have taken friends there and everyone has always had amazing experiences!!!
I purchased a swedish massage for my boyfriend for Valentine's day. He was a little uncomfortable making the appointment because he was unsure if men visited the facility as often as women. He put it off for months!! He eventually found the time to schedule an appointment and since he had the massage, it is ALL is talks about!! He told me that it was the most relaxing experience of his life. In fact, he mentioned that it was the best gift I had ever purchased for him. I am so glad I decided to give this as a gift because it's one that you can never go wrong with.
Last time I got a couples massage, and the staff was very kind and very accommodating. They make sure you get exactly what you like. I asked for a deep tissue and my friend got a more soothing massage and we both came out very happy. And the atmosphere is very relaxing and personal- very professional but not too stuffy and not like those factory spas- (Mario Tricoci). Definitely recommended.
The employees were very nice and it was a very relaxing atmosphere. The massage felt really good and they targeted spots where I was sore.
Pamper yourself to an hour of bliss. Let the staff at Lincoln Park Massage massage your stress away!!!
my friend and i went after running the chicago half marathon. it was our first visit and it was absolutely wonderful. the girl at the front desk was super friendly and accommodating. we loved the fact that the place was so intimate and quiet, very unlike many of the spas in the city, where you might be in the waiting room along with 10 other people. this was much more of a neighborhood place, with a great location right across from oz park. we were both quite sore from our run, and we had deep tissue massages. i asked for a good amount of pressure, and my masseuse focused on the areas that i had requested, and even offered suggestions on how i might minimize my soreness. the whole experience was very relaxing from start to finish, and exactly what we were looking for!
I came here for a massage and would definitely recommend it. It is very quaint and comfortable and the staff was very nice. I would definitely come back and plan to with my mom.\r
The atmosphere was extremely relaxing from the moment I arrived. I was offered tea while waiting for my massuse to bring me into my room. Never felt rushed to get in and get out, and was completely comfortable with my treatment and the entire experience.
My fiance took me there for my birthday gift and I was astounded at the service, and the massage was great! I felt GREAT for days after my massage! The service was fully catered! They took care of me from the time I came in the door until I had to leave! The massage therapist really targeted my sore muscles and gave for an EXTREMELY relaxing and indulging experience! I would recommend this spot to ANYONE! Whether you have a problem with your muscles or just want to relax for an hour, this is it!!! JUST TRY IT, you'll see for yourself!
Pros: Massage therapist was wonderful! I didn't want my hour to end!
Cons: A little pricey and I wasn't aware tipping was part of it, luckily a ""regular"" filled me in! Its nice that you can leave a tip discretely up front.
I thoroughly enjoyed my massage at this local spa. The ambience was very calming and it had a nice, private feel. The masseuse did a well above-average job and I would definitely recommend Lincoln Park Spa to anybody looking to recover from a hard sporting event or just looking to relax in a great atmosphere
I love this place. It is so calming and warm from the moment you walk in. I have been here several times and each time I leave thinking, ""That was the best massage I have ever had!"" The massage therapists are excellent, and I always leave feeling amazing. Makes me want one right now!
Pros: Excellent staff, always have had great massages
Cons: a little pricy, but no different than most Chicago spas
The massage I got from Lincoln Park Massage Spa was just what I needed for my sore shoulders and back. The experienced hands of my massage therapist really worked out the tense muscles. The whole atmosphere was relaxing from the music to the cozy rooms. Everyone who worked there was also nice. Definitely worth going back there.
First time was with my husband, who does not like being touched by anyone but when he left he was amazed at the professional's who took care of us. This was not my first time, but this was one of the best massages and service I received !
You simply MUST endure AT LEAST an hour & a half of purely invigorating, relaxing, revitalizing massage when you come to this location! Unlike the swanky looking lobbies of Urban Oasis & the like, this Spa puts all its thought & efforts into the massage itself (the service you're actually paying for.) One is always greeted w/a friendly , warm welcome a the front desk. Very cozy & down to earth - they'll always try to make your appt work, no matter what your schedule may be. A truly phenomenal experience indeed. Trust me: 1.5 hrs (minimum)
Pros: i've found parking, even during rush hour.
From the moment you arrive you are able to forget the craziness of your day. After I walked through a beautiful gateway, I was offered tea and a warm eye pillow while I waited. I loved the fact that this is just a place for getting massages because I didn't have to walk through a brightly lite, loud hair salon. The massage was incredible. My therapist definitley knew what they were doing and most importantly I felt comfortable. I have tried a lot of places and this place is my favorite.
Cons: parking can be a bit tricky
This spot is a lovely escape from the exhaustion of everyday life! From the moment I walked in, I felt relaxed and comfortable. I was offered tea upon arrival, and was pleasantly surprised by the friendly and quaint feel of the spa. \r
I have been here multiple times, and have never left dissatisfied! The staff are friendly and the massages are excellent! My boyfriend and I experienced a couples massage for our last anniversary and couldn't have been happier! Great find!
I had a couples massage about a year ago with Wyman (the owner) and he was great. It was my first massage and I've had others since, but nothing compares to my first massage. Highly recommended!!!
I am relatively new to the city and my Mom was coming for a visit in March, and I thought it would be a great idea to get massages since it would be a 'girls weekend.' Through an online search and the great recommendations I found Lincoln Park Massage Spa, and couldn't have been happier. Not only was I able to get a reservation only a few days in advance for a Saturday afternoon, but I was able to get a couples massage so my mom and I could truly enjoy our time together. \r
My mom could not stop raving about the great massage (she loves a lot a pressure, not wussy massages where they just run fingers up and down your back) Mine was great too, I'm sure I dozed off b/c I was so relaxed! We both really enjoyed getting the heat wrap on our neck and lounged around afterward because we loved the tea and didn't want to go back out into the cold!\r
I'll be going back, my mom got me a gift certificate, and I'll save it for a rainy day for when I want to be pampered like a star!
Pros: Great Service and very experienced staff.
Cons: none at all
I drive from the far west suburbs to treat myself to a little slice of heaven. I am also a massage therapist and I can always count on an excellent therapeutic massage at Lincoln Park Massage Spa. I have not found this consistency with therapists at any other spa I have frequented. This makes the commute to the city worth it every time.
I stumbled across Lincoln Park Massage Spa and fell in love! I first had a swedish massage and it was incredible. Then for a treat, I bought a couple's massage for my boyfriend and I. He and I both agree it was one of the best couple's massages we've had to date! And you can't beat it for the price. Needless to say we've had a few more since then. The staff is young, courteous and professional; the oils they use are mildly fragrant and light in texture, not the typical greasy oils; the music was relaxing and the ambiance was peaceful. The whole experience was worthy of a great review! Way to go LPMS!!
I had a great experience at Lincoln Park Massage. I went for tightness in my back and got a sports massage. Turns out the tightness was caused by tightness in my chest. This was the first therapist ever to recognize this and treat me accordingly. I felt immediately relaxed upon entering the Spa. My treatment was on time and for the appropriate length of time. One downfall is that they don't have showers or a steamroom to relax in afterwards. Also, a great bonus for Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance holders - they give a 10% discount! I'd definitely go back.
Pros: Very relaxing atmosphere. Easy parking
Cons: No steam room, shower
I had an axwesome time at Lincoln Park message spa. Parking was no problem, the entire spa was so relaxing and quiet. The expert staff really listen to you and know how to accomodate your needs, I wouldn't go anywhere else!
Pros: Parking, Staff,services everything!
They have a wide variety of services, from regular massage to deep tissue. I thought their technicians responded to what I said and really addressed what I wanted. Additionally, it is not difficult to get an appointment as they have convenient hours. Also, I have never had trouble finding parking. They are always on time for appointments
Lincoln Park Massage Spa is great. I have been to a few places here in the city and have found them all to be only OK. I went to this spa and found it to be so relaxing and quiet. I had a fabulous massage (I think her name was Kate) and I didn't hear a sound the entire time which was so nice as I have been to many places where the lobby/hallway noise is ridiculous. I would highly recommend it, it is definitely going to be my go to place going forward.
Pros: Very Quiet and Fabulous Massage, Good Value
Cons: Parking, Very Simple Ambience-Not an Indulgent Spa
Lincoln Park Massage Spa is awesome! The people are so friendly. I treat myself to a masage about 3 times a year. The whole building is relaxing and cozy. The masseurs are very professional. They ask questions and do everything they can to help you relax. I would definetly recommend it.
Pros: Cost, location
I was so excited to find a spa so close to my home when I moved here, but I never expected it to be as nice as Lincoln Park Massage Spa! Each time I've gone has been a wonderful and relaxing experience. I even came in with an injury once, and the professional and knowledgable staff were able to treat my pain better than my doctor. My boyfriend will be having his first massage soon, and I wouldn't recommend his first experience to be anywhere else but here.
If there is one thing you want in a massage is to go to a place that won't stress you out being there- make sense? This place is it. You will start to relax as you approach the location. This facility is relaxing situated right across from Oz park. The people are friendly when you walk in the door and will help you to wind down from the day. The masseuses are friendly, professional with relaxation in mind. You will not be disappointed. I have been to alot of spas but this is the place to go for a massage hands down.
Pros: Staff, cost
Cons: parking, Lincoln ave meters if you don't have a parking permit
This was my first massage experience, and it was great! They made special accommodations for a friend and I because we had some time constraints. The services were great and very relaxing. I am anxious to go back and try another one of the many massage and spa treatment options.
This is one of the best hidden gems that you can find in the city. By far the best massage that I have received in the city, better than some of the ""fancier, big name"" spas that I have been to in the past. Between my husband and I we have had about 6 different different people massage us and all have been fantastic. They really listen to what you have to say and have an amazing ability to correct issues that you weren't even aware of!
Finding a spa that you feel comfortable in is very important. You will find that at Lincoln Park Massage Spa. Their massage therapists are extremely professional and the lobby and receptionist is also very professional and warm. I would reccomend them out of all spas here in Chicago for a massage! I wont go anywhere else now that I have been there! :)
I was able to enjoy the best pre natal massage ever. I was close to the end of my pregnancy and feeling very tired, bloated and just plain uncomfortable!!! LMP took all of that away. They were very accomodating from the receptionist to the therapist. I was able to relax and go into another world all my discomfort was gone after my service. And of course I'll be back after delivery.
the massage therapists that i have encountered are all very good. i am even more impressed with the staff - they are so friendly and helpful in finding the right therapist to meet your needs.
I've gotten two treatments from LPM and both of them have been fantastic. When you first get to the reception area they greet you and ask if you'd like a drink. They also have comfortable furniture to sit and relax while you wait for the theropist. The first treatment I got was a 30min swedish massage that was great. The rooms are all themed and the lighting and music are very relaxing. I was worried initially that since I am a larger framed guy that the therpist wouldn't be able to apply enough pressure, but after the first few minutes I realized that would be an issue. A cousin of mine told me that if I like massages I should definitely get a 90 min massage I would never go back. I have to say that after my second visit to LPM and getting the 90minute swedish he is definitely right. I once had a 60 min at a different spa and it seemed every bit of an hour, the 90 min from LPM seemed to last about 20 min it was so great and I didn't want it to end. I will definitely be going back to get another 90 and advise everyone else to do the same.
Cons: parking, but i walked
They couldn't have picked a better location and better service staff! Looking back, it's probably a reflection of how much I required that massage, but from the moment I walked in, I felt pretty relaxed...they do a great job of shutting out the outside world. It's pin drop silence. The masseuses are very well trained in several styles. I was asked what I wanted to get out of the massage and recommended the best style to achieve the required results. The masseuses check your level of comfort with the pressure applied and ask for feedback throughout the massage to ensure you are completely comfortable at every stage. The results were amazing! I recommend Lincoln Park Massage Spa very highly for the above reasons. A+++
Pros: Ambience, Location, Service, Validated Parking
Cons: Appointments fill up fast
Couldn't have asked for a better first-time experience. I'd never had a massage before so I wasn't sure what to expect. From the moment I walked in the door and was greeted by a very friendly receptionist and warm environment to the wonderful swedish massage I received, it was great.\r
Also, you can't beat getting a special coupon on your birthday!