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
Janine The Queen· Google
Clean; not crowded; nice staff
Sharon Lund· Google
It's very clean, well run, friendly. Love the pools. Never overly busy. In the lap of luxury there!
Nuha Arabi Katbi· Google
Great exercises classes and personal trainer Doing wonderful in keeping the gym clean and safe
janet stufflebeam· Google
Was wonderful to get in the water. The staff is very curious and efficient. They clean every hour. Parking is convient. I loved the hot pool.
peter Felus· Google
The best facility around for young and old. 24 hours. Three pools. Classes. Unbeatable price.
Sue Willard· Google
Personnel is great. Continuously wiping down equipment during Covid.
Lauren Martin· Google
This location is always pretty clean. As any gym there are people constantly going through and touching things and unfortunately not cleaning up after themselves. I have often seen staff members picking up after patrons and making sure to keep the facility tidy which is nice. There...
Bruce Loggins· Google
Pt are helpful but not always listening. I know they are trying to help but listen sometimes
Paulette J Jacob· Google
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Daniel Bailey· Google
Well first being open anytime of the day or night is a huge plus. I love not worrying about what time I get off work or if they will be open because they always are. They are constantly looking out for their members with promotions, free food and holiday celebrations!
Darlene Harrison· Google
I love this gym! Everyone is so nice to each other! It's like one big family that workout together! Everyone pushing you to keep going! This is definitely the gym you need to join!
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.
Lita Filippo· Google
Love the people who work at Omni Chesterton Staff. Friendly, nice, and willing to assist at all times. So glad I joined, feel at home and welcomed. Thank you!
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...
New Covenant MBC Youth Ministry· 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!
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...