I’ve seen Massage Envy storefronts all over Chicago and had never walked into one until I visited the location in Niles at Village Crossing. Walking in, the ambiance was tranquil, and Nicolletta and Marissa greeted me with a professional demeanor.
You can either purchase a stand-alone massage (or other treatment) or become a Massage Envy member, which includes a one-hour massage per month plus other discounts and benefits. My misconception was that the massage might be quick and not as thorough because of the massage-on-demand aspect of the company. But, I was wrong.
Raicey, my massage therapist, was able to zero in on my bad habits through her touch. She was thorough and therapeutic, and I walked out of there making another appointment to see her in two weeks. For those of us who have Flexible Spending Accounts through our health insurance, they can create a receipt for you to submit to your insurance. (Note: Each insurance company handles this differently, and yours might not honor your Massage Envy treatments as an eligible expense.)
Village Crossing, 5661 Touhy Ave.
www.massageenvy.com for other locations