ChiDopers: Recommend a Massage Therapist

As a stopgap measure until I deal with the awful desk ergonomics at my new job, I think it’s time to call out the heavy artillery on my neck and shoulders - professional massage. (I could go to my doc, but he will probably prescribe muscle relaxants, which will totally knock me out. Which I don’t want.)

I have an ex who was a professional massage therapist, and he was damn good at what he did. But suffice it to say, I don’t think it’s a good idea for me to be in the same room with him, let alone to let him give me a massage, even on a purely profewssional basis. To put it mildly, I wouldn’t be able to relax.

So does anyone have recommendations? I may be willing to shell out some cash - I hear Urban Oasis has some really good people on staff, but does anyone have specific recommendations? Preferably names of specific people at various facilities? If you’ve there gone yourself, please describe the therapist’s technique.

I have some info that may be helpful.

Yes, Urban Oasis is good, very good. She near put me in a trance.
I do not remember her name.
Windy City Massage has an excellent staff and works with many of the hotels downtown that do not have there own spa/masseuse. Carter and Zoë run the biz and I believe offer in and out calls.

You can view website at

They are very nice and can describe their services better than I.

Don’t you wish you could have a massage every day?