Massage Therapy at Franciscan Health Fitness Centers
Massage Therapy is available at
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: By appointment only, call 708-755-3SPA (3772)
About Massage Therapy
Franciscan Health Fitness Centers offers massage therapy performed by qualified certified massage therapists. Let our massage therapists help reduce muscle fatigue after your workout or reduce the stress of the day. Massage can be an important part of your health and wellness plan.
Did you know that besides relaxation, massage can also help promote healthy skin, improve circulation and joint mobility, reduce stress and anxiety and aid in the treatment and prevention of multiple conditions?
Relaxation massage is a system of long strokes, kneading and friction techniques on the more superficial layers of the muscles, combined with active and passive movements of the joints. This full body massage promotes relaxation, improves circulation, and helps increase joint mobility.
Deep Tissue Massage releases the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the grain of muscles, tendons and fascia. It is called deep tissue, because it also focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue.
Sports Massage combines traditional massage with a variety of compressions, and stretches focusing on muscle systems relevant to a particular sport.
Depending on your individual needs, hot stone therapy can unlock tension deep within the muscles, relieve stress or help you achieve total relaxation.
This centuries-old practice is used to relieve pressure, wax build-up and inner-ear blockage. The treatment involves soothing facial massage, followed by placing a slow-burning cylinder gently into your ear. The cylinder is then lit at the opposite end to create a vacuum. You experience no discomfort whatsoever as the vacuum helps to soothe and relax your ear.
AVAILABLE AT: Chicago Heights
This massage focuses on the specific needs of the mother to be and the new mother. The massage aims to reduce many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as back pain, neck and shoulder stiffness, sore feet, fatigue and stress. Post-partum massage can help a new mother handle the physical demands of caring for a newborn by reducing tension and increasing energy.
During this massage, the therapist supports herself with wooden bars suspended from the ceiling while applying different foot strokes along the body. Using the pressure of the therapist’s feet on strategic points along the back and spine, a push-pull-pumping affect is created on the soft tissue that surrounds the muscles and inter-vertebral disc space.
Real Time Reviews
Sandra Kulchawick· Google
Zumba is the best here! Gladys the instructor is great!! She's easy to follow & the class is always high energy & so very fun!!
ME K· Google
Finally a place I can go and get my body back.... Daycare for my child. 2hrs.... OMG can I get amen... No more excuses....
Samantha Herman· Google
Joined up about two weeks ago and haven't been more excited to start my fitness journey. SO much to offer from classes to weights to basketball and swimming! Love this place plus they're open 24/7 so that's perfect for those of us with late night jobs
Dan W.· Yelp
I've been to several gyms and fitness centers in the area throughout the years and Franciscan by FAR has the best in the area!! Been around for four years...
Bridgette Baker· Google
The only thing missing is my consistent motivation to go. I love this club!!
Kelli Dudley· Google
Took a tour and enjoyed the nice facility and friendly people. Working out membership with my insurance.
Betty Triche· Google
I love this place always very clean,staff very nice,classes and equipment top notch
Daniel O'Callaghan· Google
Absolutely love this place!!! Free 2 hour a day daycare for kids m-f until 8pm!! Great staff, indoor track, classes, CrossFit training, pools, racquetball, hot tubs, sauna...I am so happy this is so close to home!! Me and the wife can go together to the gym now! If it was not I ...
Russell Fortini· Google
Went there for physical therapy. They are the best. Very motivating and challenging.
Robin Covington· Google
This fitness center changed my life i was suffering with stiffness every single day. But once i started working out the less stiffness I experienced now Im moving more and more the warm pool is my therapy. I Love this place I recommend it friendly staff too!
Amy Wiess· Google
A great health club where everyone feels welcome. Staff are very friendly and offer options depending upon your fitness level. This isn't like other clubs where you are there more to be "seen " rather than to exercise.
Rudy Jimenez· Google
Great facility with great employees! All the employees have been very helpful and very kind. The pool and therapy pool is just perfect to help these old bones heal.
TaTanisha Rover· Google
Dopest place ever! Total get away for moms that need a break. Sauna, spa, pools,whirlpools, classes,indoor and outdoor track....basketball court...EVERYTHING YOU COULD ASK FOR. Cafe, workout machines unlimited equipment...friendly staff and awesome people. Absolutely beautiful and ...
Denise Brown-Sample· Google
Very clean center, PLENTY of ways to get my movement on: heated swimming and heated therapy pools, excellent variety of machines. Their Personal Training staff is very well trained, helpful and patient. I have yet to explore all my options here, and trust me...there are PLENTY o...
Angela J.· Yelp
I'm a current member at another gym but this is the best gym I ever been a member of. I was a member here for 5 years! I love the fact the they are open 24...
Olivia Brinkman· Google
Love going to this location! Nice, clean facility with friendly and educated staff. The classes offered are great and led by top-notch teachers, but my favorite part has got to be the Kid Zone. The ladies who watch the kids are absolutely fantastic. What a wonderful setup and play ...
Katy S.· Yelp
Very nice gym but a little pricey. They have an indoor pool, sauna, and lots of equipment that is very well maintained. The trainers are very helpful and...
Berthea T.· Yelp
I'm in love with this place, from the parking lot being secured with camera on those late nights leaving the gym. The classes are Mon-Sun the hours are...
Janice R.· Yelp
Joining Franciscan is hands-down THE single best thing I've done for myself in the last 20 years! Everyone is friendly, and the place is always super-clean!...
Clay G.· Yelp
Disclaimer: I have family that works for Omni. I love going to Omni. It's a large enough gym that there is enough equipment for everyone, and there is a...