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My oasis from the winter. If you are looking for a more gentle, therapeutic massage I highly recommend Gayle. She uses my preferred oil and has a very even touch. Her knowledge of muscles, tissues, ligaments etc is vast. From month to month she keeps my body in good working order! After a year of sessions I have noticed many health benefits including a great night’s sleep, and greater ease in movement.
The staff is friendly, professional and timely.

Maureen C. Lake Forest, IL

Amazing service, amazing therapists! This is exactly the place to go when you “knead” to unwind and get centered!

Shoshana W. Davenport, IA

My massage therapist, Karen, is amazing and it is truly a holistic, healing experience. The staff has been great about when I’ve had to move appointments last minute due to illness and is always very welcoming when I come in.

Alicia S. Highland Park, IL

As a surprise my husband scheduled a Hot Stone massage with Gayle. The staff was very friendly, the atmosphere very peaceful and relaxing. Their intake form takes into account all your preferences, including type of music. It was a wonderful experience. I would recommend Therapeutic Kneads in a heartbeat and can’t wait to go back again and again!

Maria H. Highland Park, IL

I’m very happy I found this place and gave it a try. The staff in the front is very friendly and helpful. The place itself is very clean and makes you feel welcome. I called to book a massage as I was dealing with some muscle spasms in my neck and back. I was helped out by Karen and she not only did a great job with the massage I received but she also explained to me what I was feeling – that helped just as much as the massage did as I tend to worry a lot and understanding what I was feeling was wonderful. I’ll definitely be going back to this place and I highly recommend you try it out.

Ramon O. Des Plaines, IL

I have been going to Therapeutic Kneads for almost four years now and I have seen at least 3 different therapists. Although the previous therapists were good, I am so thrilled to have found Jessica. I have been seeing her on a regular basis for the past 6 or 7 months. She is fantastic – I cannot recommend her highly enough! She spends time at the beginning of every session to check in and see how things have been feeling since the last session. She takes a lot of pride in her work, and it really shows in the quality of her massages. Not only is it relaxing, it is also very therapeutic! She has singlehandedly helped me recover from a difficult pregnancy and serious upper back pain. Jessica always remembers what is going on in my life, and that makes me feel like she cares about me.
The office is warm and inviting. The front desk staff can be a little hit or miss, but they are always kind and friendly, if not entirely competent at all times.

A F. Highland Park, IL

As soon as I walked in I was greeted by the nicest and friendliest front desk staff. They asked if I had any questions and offered me hot tea or water. They told me all about the services and programs.
I had an amazing massage with Samuel. He was AMAZING!!! He was so sweet and made sure to address all my concerns. I have lower back pain and needed a relaxing massage. He worked his magic! It was such an amazing massage!! I was so relaxed through out the whole session. He even took some time and massaged my neck and my face it REALLY HELPED! I am no longer in anymore back pain and feeling so much better and relAxed. As soon as the massage was done he walked out with me and told me me all about the Aromatherapy that as soon as i got home put under my pillow and it’s making such a big difference!!!! I went ahead after the appointment to book another appointment with Sam in April and called back and made another appointment with him this Friday for 60 minutes! Sam is amazing and is my new best friend and new massage therapist I love him!! He is amazing and so friendly! Definitely will return. Definitely going to keep coming and have Sam as my masseuse cause as I said before HES AMAZING!!! Love love love this business.

Beckie R. Highland Park, IL

I have been going to Therapeutic Kneads for a few years now. We were new to the area and I was looking for a regular massage place. I need regular deep tissue work to keep migraines away. At the time, their prices were right. I quickly found Deborah as my masseuse.
Deborah is awesome. She is a great listener and then uses that to inform my sessions. Some people listen but don’t use the information. Deborah also give me tips like stretches and such to help trouble areas. She really cares about my well-being. Not just as a client but a friend.
The front desk staff are so sweet. They are professional and kind. They know you by name.
Although I do like Therapeutic Kneads, their prices went up significantly about 6 months ago. It hit me kind of hard. I know businesses gotta do what they gotta do, but I felt it!

Katy K. Highland Park, IL

Gayle Parsons does a wonderful job.

Dale Jill Blitz

Sam has a deep knowledge of the body and has given me vast relief for a pinched nerve.


Sam is awesome. Fastest two hours ever. Can’t wait to have another one of his terrific massaged.

Joan Freeman

I just had surgery, and came with a gift card to buy a new pillow and your “Two Goats” lotion. I was very welcomed, and taken care of so kindly. Also was given names of your massager’s who specialize in sciatica.

Kendra Fischl

Great service by expert hands.

Jeff Colman

Very focused and specific massage to address the back issues we discussed before starting treatment. Always walk out of here feeling much better, in less pain and more relaxed than when I came.


Therapeutic Kneads is truly professional. I could not believe how much better I felt after my last massage with Bobbie. I highly recommend Therapeutic Kneads.

Carol Shames

Staff is professional, Jennifer was wonderful, a great listener and very experienced. I felt completely comfortable in her hands. Atmosphere is lovely and nicely zen. I have my next appointment next week.

Lynne Hefter

Best place to go for a massage on the North Shore! Deborah’s massage relieves all the tension and leaves you feeling completely relaxed and feeling great!

Shelly Fisher

Wonderful massage by Deborah! Perfect pressure.

Erika Odlaug

Jennifer was excellent. Took the time to fully explain Cranial Sacral.

Steve Tilkin

Karen explained everything to me and was very helpful. Even though we didn’t expect to resolve the problem, she showed me how to relieve the discomfort by explaining what was wrong with the nervous system in my arm, hand , and fingers.


It was my very first massage and I really didn’t know what to expect. I appreciated that Bobby talked to me prior to the massage. She gave me a lot of information and made some good suggestions to help me.

Carol Shames

I thoroughly enjoyed my massage with Lizzie. I feel even better today. She is a miracle worker.

Maureen Rich

Simply the best! Therapeutic Kneads is just what the doctor ordered. No kidding, if you’re looking for the best massage THERAPISTS located in an inviting and comfortable environment, this is the place for you. The therapists are all very professional and focus on your specific needs, (or should I say “kneads”?) Give them a try, your body will thank you.

Jim Zechman

Serious massage therapy. You can go anywhere for a basic Swedish. If you have a specific issue, a tweak in the back from a workout, sciatica, pulled muscle, this is the place to go. All the therapists are expert, helping you in the specific area you need. I’ve had massage all over the world. This is my local go-to for pain relief, release of any tightness. Simply far beyond ordinary. They have great products and make suggestions for lifestyle changes too. A bonus!

Amy Greenebaum

Shelly has healed me when drugs and doctors failed me. I am very grateful to her. Marion

Marion Rowe

A Neurologist’s perspective. Great Therapeutic massage. Professional and thorough. Excellent value. Professional and competent. Clinical, caring, and friendly.

Larry Salberg, MD