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.
Relax. Recover. Rejuvenate. That is what Hydromassage is all about! The HydroMassage experience is completely customizable and very user friendly. From adjusting the pressure of the water, the time it takes to travel from head to toe and targeting of specific areas; 10 minutes on the HydroMassage lounger is all you need to reap all the benefits. Whether you are looking to de-stress after a long day, help your muscles recover from a challenging workout or simply to rejuvenate and re-center yourself, HydroMassage is the answer for you. During your massage you can plug in your headphones and unwind with peaceful sounds and scenes, play games and read ebooks or simply close your eyes and relax, the choice is yours.
AVAILABLE AT: Schererville
Real Time Reviews
Jane Dennett· Google
Excellent Service! The owner is very professional and prompt! I will definitely return!
Linda Greene· Google
Always clean and not usually crowded. The equipment is well maintained.
Deborah Moore· Google
I go there for my aquatic therapy so it works fine for me
Michael Alexander Martinez· Google
Simply one of the Best, it not THE BEST gym around town! I'd definitely recommend this facility to My Family & Friends!
Anaya Gray· Google
I have never been a part of a gym that feels like home, that feels like family. Franciscan is it! This gym is the best place to work out, go hard in the paint, sweat and have a great time! Best membership I have ever utilized. Totally the best!
Let me start by saying that I come from a top of the line gym but due to moving I needed to switch gyms. This gym is not bad at all. The energy in the gym is good. People are serious about their workouts here. Gym is not modern but has everything you need. I greet staff more often ...
Atty April B.· Yelp
Lots of equipment and classes to take on your road to fitness! Facilities are clean and staff are welcoming, excited to return after Covid restrictions are...
Martha Obregon· Google
Enjoy using the facilities. Never crowded. Open 24/7 perhaps the reason for never being too busy. Lots of equipment to use and extra classes are free with membership.
Gary C.· Yelp
I will join as soon as they reopen the steam rooms and sauna and Hot tub , I feel they should open it cause other places are open for steam room and saunas
Jason Lindsey· Google
Much smaller than the Schererville location but a nice clean facility. Staff was very nice & the equipment was in good shape. Locker rooms were nice & clean. It's small but still very nice.
Janet W· Google
Nice health club. Clean and Staff are helpful. Lots of exercise and water classes to choose from.
Sharon Lund· Google
It's very clean, well run, friendly. Love the pools. Never overly busy. In the lap of luxury there!
Sue Willard· Google
Personnel is great. Continuously wiping down equipment during Covid.
Denise Barkow· Google
My husband and I have been members for quite a few years. We love the friendliness and support of the people here. They always welcome me with a smile. However, I would like to be put back on their email listing. For some reason, I am no longer receiving emails.
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...
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!...