I thought I've had a real pre event sports-stretch/deep tissue massage before. Then I met Anthony from Energize Sports Massage earlier this year, and realized I've never really had a professional sports-stretch-Runners massage. I looked up Energize Sports Massage and saw one review on YELP which was made in 2006 and the neg. comment was a bitter woman was told this is a sports medicine for male athlete which myself & many pro athlete seeks. In Chicago & across the country, many sports massage therapist are only for women. I own a small business and YELP reviews are so fake, Just Some Heads Up. you have to pay them to receive positive reviews. Just food for thought if you have written positive reviews from other establishments and never see them . Always look at the date of the review and read reviews that was not publishment on line. Thank god i read others who have visited his establishment and gave Anthony positive five-four stars. I'm currently in Crossfit/Spinning training and woke up one morning with my hamstring/quads singing to me. Their song was one of exhaustion and a plea for some TLC. I made an appointment with Mr. Anthony (online scheduling is extremely easy) and was greeted by the extremely pleasant Mr.Reeves in his calming home studio office in Andersonville. After completeing the client information form, He took the time to sit down with me and genuinely listened to what I wanted. He made it clear that he was here for me, His professional& knowlwdge of the body muscle structure was- truly relaxing & appreciated! Very Professional, This guy knows his work being a former athlete of the ache, pains & muscle injuries. The actual massage was a slice of heaven. he has strong hands, good deep tissue for the I T bands & hip flexors. Sometimes painful, but painful in a "please-don't-stop-this-is-amazing" kind of a way. He is the only therapist that actually does the glutes muscle, deep tissue & elbow pressure, also the lower back, that is so important to any runner. He took the time to explain to me some of the intricacies of my body and made me feel very comfortable. I left feeling rejuvenated, rested, and and ready to take on the world. Days later and I'm still feeling the effects of Anthony work. My training/sports massage blend, I feel the positive affect, legs, lower back hamstrings feel great,I will be a regular customer in the future. Thanks!! Mario I
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This is my third visit. I had a hamstring-Sciatica/strain issues this past spring, a runner of two years, I always suffered with hamstring /I T Band tightness. What stood out to me on my first visit is how professional knowledgeable he is in most sports, and how technical he was on explaining the benefits of runners massage & the issues on hamstring, I T Bands & quads muscle issues. Anthony tailored the sports-stretch massage to what I wanted, compared to most Chicago health club/spa places that give you a traditional basic-a-style-massage. My session began with Anthony warmly greeting me and then having me fill out a very well designed form with questions for customizing my massage. I've never seen questions like that for a massage and was pretty impressed. He then read my responses and we had a quick "pre-massage talk" to clarify what I wanted. The massage itself was excellent, Leg stretching, best I have had, pressure was excellent of the deep tissue/ trigger point, I left refreshed. I got a combination of Sports and deep tissue massage to open up some areas that were tight from my cross fit exercises. I was delighted that Anthony was familiar with cross fit and I felt that he knew exactly what I needed. He's also a fun person to talk with - Anthony has studied several sports massage techniques, done a good amount of traveling and he's a cyclist, positive attitude/ yoga mentor too. He let me take the lead with conversation, which I also appreciated since it allowed me to ask questions and have some quiet time too. He is a avid baseball & Black Hawk fan, The massage room at his condo, tranquill, relaxing, candlelight, music is so relaxing, my body went numb, I fell asleep after the session for a 1/2 hr. was not rushed. Excellent rates in a grreat area in the Andersonville neighborhood..
Hands down, the best runners-stretch massage that I have gotten since I came to Chicago - Anthony does an amazing job. He is very careful to review any special areas or injuries that need attention before each session and then follows through during the massage. I have found that Anthony is able to provide the more deep tissue pressure and therapeutic massage that other therapists don't truly understand.Rates are very resonable, I highly recommend the Pkg specials if you are in serious training, Reserving on line is so easy
Laima is a former Olympiad who knows the healing power of a massage especially if you're an athlete like me. I don't know any other place in Chicago where you can get this sort of knowledge from a masseuse.
Life Style Massage is top shelf. I totally enjoyed the experience and highly recommend it to everyone who needs a little stressfree relaxation.