Healing Bodywork by Nikolai

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Based in Chicago

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $100

Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Thai & 2 other techniques

2 testimonials


I believe that listening to the client and their body and empowering them is paramount to the healing process. I am passionate about massage and believe in bringing balance to the body by addressing underlying issues through deep, relaxing bodywork combined with assisted stretching.

Every session is carefully and thoughtfully personalized to the client’s unique needs. I utilize a combination of massage therapy & stretching techniques. I work with you to determine where your body is struggling to move naturally... and perform the appropriate therapies to get you moving better and stronger. In most cases, clients can expect improved mobility after their first session. In addition, I strive to share my knowledge and experience with my clients so they can understand their body better. I believe that this is what sets my work apart: stretching, movement, and educating my clients.
In order to create a safe, comfortable, and consent-driven environment for my clients and myself I will be dressed in appropriate attire, and the services offered are restricted to professional massage work. Located in Chicago, My massage practice focuses on healing the body of its injuries, creating a mutually respectful and relaxing space, and empowering my clients to walk away with a deeper understanding of their body.

Interested in being a client? Book using my website.


Based near: Lincoln ave. & Richmond st. Chicago, IL 60659 Mobile services within 5 miles

In-studio Mobile
M: 2 - 8 p.m. ---
Tu: 1 - 7 p.m. ---
W: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. ---
Th: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. ---
F: 1 - 5:30 p.m. ---
Sa: --- ---
Su: --- ---
At Nikolai's studio
At your home, office or hotel

Nikolai's Signature Massage

Spa-quality bodywork, tailored to you, blending a range of techniques, from Deep Tissue to Thai

60 min.
90 min.
120 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • American Express, Barter, Cash, Discover, QuickPay, Venmo, Visa accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
  • 10% off on Wednesdays
  • Discounts available for first-time clients, ask for details, repeat clients, massage therapists
Additional Info

Techniques: Deep Tissue, Esalen, Lomi Lomi, Shiatsu, Thai

Experience: 10 years

In-studio amenities: Drinking Water, Free Parking, Heated Massage Table, Massage Table, Private Parking, Private Restroom

Mobile extras: Heated Massage Table, Massage Table, Music

Additional services: Cupping, Fitness training, Physical therapy

Affiliations: American Massage Therapy Association


Jan. - Oct. 2013

Massage Therapy

Cortiva Institute, Chicago, IL


Gathered by Nikolai from admiring massage clients to share with you.

Nov. 03, 2022 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

Just had a massage the other day, and as much I wanted to write a review right away.. I kind of wanted to wait a few days to see how my body felt, and it’s now 3 days past my massage with Nikolai.. and my body seriously feels the best it has in months. I have rheumatoid arthritis and have been in between medication for the last 10 months and have found little relief for my body since.. I’ve not found someone who I felt so comfortable around immediately, as well as getting the relief I’ve so desperately needed!
I’m so elated to have finally tried out Nikolai.. because I’ve found my new massage therapist forever!

Nov. 10, 2022 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

Having likely injured my shoulder from a previous massage experience, I was initially hesitant to engage in massage therapy again. Having read positive reviews about Nikolai’s skill and therapeutic technique, though, I decided to give it another shot, and I’m very glad I did.

Nikolai is gentle and attentive, but his touch is firm, deliberate, and skilled. After my first session, my shoulder felt noticeably better, with fewer flare up’s for the next few weeks. Now, after a second visit, I’ve no noticed no shoulder pain so far. Highly recommended!

Testimonials from before May 23, 2018 were submitted directly by clients.