Lincoln Park, Chicago
2640 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60614


Fight depression
Muscle and joint repair

Clinical Deep Tissue Massage

Clinical Massage is a method of massage therapy that combines and applies a range of techniques to achieve a specific outcome, whether that be a reduction in pain, increased range of movement, improved posture or relaxation. This type of massage is tailored to each client. Our Clinical Massage Therapist, Racie often incorporates other modalities such as myofascial release, trigger point work, and stretching to achieve maximum benefits.

Clinical Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a gentle manual technique using four strokes created by Emil Vodder and further developed by Michael Földi. The goal of MLD is to move fluid caused by swelling into the lymphatic vessels. MLD stimulates the lymph vessels and causes increased lymph production, increased lymph angiomotoricity, and increased venous return. The treatment promotes relaxation and alleviates pain. The main job of the lymphatic system is to carry and dispose of waste. Without this technique, excessive waste contributes to excess body weight. MLD uses light pressure and rhythmic movements to stimulate the lymph flow. MLD works by releasing built-up toxins in your body and decreasing swelling and water retention. It also improves the appearance of cellulite and helps your body more naturally target fat deposits, which can be used for energy.

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50% off your first massage with all of our massage therapists. PLEASE CALL US TO BOOK YOUR SESSION.
50% off your first massage with all of our massage therapists. PLEASE CALL US TO BOOK YOUR SESSION.


Cupping increases blood circulation by pulling the skin away from the tight or injured area to improve overall blood flow and accelerate repair. It may also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue. Cupping also encourages tissues to release toxins, may reduce stretch marks and scars, can clear congestion and colon blockages and aids digestion.

Trigger Point

Trigger point therapy is a type of massage designed to trigger point pain in specific areas of the body. These points, also called knots, are usually located in muscle tissue and can cause pain when they become irritated or inflamed. Often, this pain is felt in other parts of the body as well due to the way that the nervous system is connected.


Guasha, the literal translation being "to scrape involves repeated pressed strokes over lubricated skin with a smooth-edged, blunt instrument. Guasha can release unhealthy bodily matter from within sore, tired, stiff, or injured muscle areas to stimulate new oxygenated blood flow to the areas, thus promoting metabolic cell repair, regeneration, healing, and recovery.


Myofascial release massage is a soft tissue treatment of skeletal muscle pain and immobility. Myofascial release involves applying gentle pressure into connective tissue and fascia. Myofascial release technique helps to detect restrictions and can facilitate the release of fascia. Injury, surgery, poor posture or inflammation of tissues can create myofascial restrictions that produce pressure and pain upon sensitive structures.

Stephanie Kos

LMT, CLT, SEp, Lymphatic Enhancement Technology Therapist

Stephanie Kos is Chicago’s ONLY licensed Clinical Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) who provides LET with the FDA registered Aria LET Elite. She became interested in massage therapy and alternative healthcare in high school while working for an aromatherapy shop and spa. She attended the clinical massage program at the Soma Institute in Chicago and has been a licensed massage therapist since 2011. Through her own healing journey Stephanie discovered the healing benefits of Lymphatic Enhancement Technology (LET). Her experience receiving LET was so profound that she decided to offer it in her practice. She has been specializing in Lymphatic Enhancement Technology (LET) since 2018 and is the owner of an FDA registered Aria LET Elite. She has 5,000+ hours of experience applying LET.  

Certified in:

Lymphatic Enhancement Technology (Arturus Star Med, 2018)

Somatic Experiencing Beginner, SEp (SE Institute, 2020)

BS in Biomedical Science (NUHS, 2022)

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Vodder Technique (ACOLS, 2023)

Complete Decongestive Therapy (ACOLS, 2023)

Licensed in:

Massage Therapy (2011)

Clinical Lymphedema Therapy (2023)

Racie Balajadia


Racie begins each meeting with listening, healing, compassion and empathy. Coming from a long line of healers, she has been informally trained from the age of 5 and a licensed practicing clinical massage therapist since 2014 from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Her absolute love and forte are deep tissue clinical massage and sports therapy. However, she has many tools in her toolbox which include: Prenatal, Cupping, Guasha, Myofascial, Lymphatic Drainage, Acupressure, Table Thai, Tui Na, Shiatsu and Reflexology.  Racie also has an extensive background working with Chiropractors & Physicians who treat Musculoskeletal Pain. Her goal in treating clients is to offer the best possible care while offering insight and solutions based on a client’s needs.

Adam Franklin

Adam attended SIU where he earned is BA in Kinesiology. He then went on to earn his CPT from the American College of Sports Medicine and has been a Tier 3 Personal Trainer for Jim Karas Intelligent Fitness & Wellness for over 11 years. Adam has always had a passion for fitness and recovery so 5 years ago is when he decided to become a LMT from the New School of Massage. Adam specializes in deep tissue massage with a strong focus on joint mobilization and active release technique. Mission Statement: "Fitness & recovery are the cornerstone of overall health & wellbeing.

Tier 3 Coach | Licensed Massage Therapist


ACSM-CPT - American College of Sports Medicine / Certified Personal Trainer

FMS 1 &2 - Functional Movement Screening

NKT-1 &2 - Neurokinetic Therapy

ART - Active Release Technique (Upper Body)

BA from SIU in Kinesiology


LMT - New School for Massage


60 Minute


90 Minute


60 Minute 5-Pack

$660 ($132 per session)

60 Minute 10-Pack

$1,270 ($127 per session)

90 Minute 5-Pack

$950 ($190 per session)

90 Minute 10-Pack

$1,850 ($185 per session)

50% off your first massage with all of our massage therapists. PLEASE CALL US TO BOOK YOUR SESSION.



We have a 24-hour cancellation policy for massage services, and a credit card will be required to hold your appointment. Thank you.

Taylor N
"Everyone at Chicago Cryospa are always so friendly and professional. I’m usually on my way home from the west loop and in need of recovery, and everyone does their absolute best to fit me in. This was especially true yesterday. The two ladies there are so incredibly friendly and helpful".
Drew G
"Let me just start off by saying Racie is a true boss on the massage table! I had a knot so big in my shoulder she was calling it my little brother lol. Not only was she easy to communicate with she was very intuitive as to what it was I was experiencing and able to take the right approach to get things feeling better. I did deep tissue and boy oh boy does she have hands the Vikings would respect. Let me tell you it was a good hurt though if you know how that goes. Never felt as if she was doing more damage than good and when it came to certain areas of current or past injuries she kindly eased up upon request. The atmosphere itself was one I had never experienced either. Not only did they have a perfect temped bed/room, the music was relaxingly enjoyable, and they also had this cool lighting that made it look like you were lost in the universe. Truly great experience with Racie!!!! Highly recommend!! Now as far as the rest of the place goes it was nothing short of top notch customer service. Anne, Brittany, and Sampson were all very accommodating and definitely made me feel very comfortable. They have many services that I had never experienced before and at no point did I feel pressured or rushed during each one. Each of them took the time to answer any questions or concerns that I may have had, making feel like I was in good hands. My Chicago CryoSpa visit was definitely one I won’t forget and my little brother is basically gone now!! Thanks again Racie"
Susan L
"There are other cryotherapy places around, but this is the best one. Plus they have other services, like massage - and other services you might really like. Also, if it's your first time, they have some really great deals to try their services. Highly recommend".
Brittany D
I brought my mom in to see Racie, and here's what she had to say: Racie is not just a masseur; she is a true healer. From the moment I walked in, she made me feel comfortable and at ease. Her knowledge of the body is unparalleled, and she was able to pinpoint areas of tension and discomfort with remarkable precision. What sets Racie apart is not only her technical proficiency but also her genuine care and compassion for her clients. Within minutes of our session, she was able to provide me with more relief than I had experienced from any doctor's visit. I even found myself becoming emotional over the instant relief I felt. "Racie's healing touch, combined with her comforting demeanor, creates an atmosphere of warmth and trust. She goes above and beyond to ensure that her clients are well taken care of and leaves no stone unturned in her quest to provide relief and relaxation. I cannot recommend Racie highly enough. If you're looking for a talented, knowledgeable, and compassionate masseur who truly cares about your well-being, look no further than Racie. You won't be disappointed"!
Serge G
"I visited Chicago CryoSpa recently and truly felt the positive effects days after the treatments. I did the cryotherapy chamber, cryofacial, and a massage. Truly felt relaxed and the team helped me out tremendously. I appreciate Ann & Michael for their amazing service".
Sabrina T
"Great experience at CryoSpa ! Sampson was great, the facility was clean, each treatment was personalized and I felt amazing. I’ll definitely be back"!
Ayat S
"Amazing Experience! Tried almost every service they provide and was extremely satisfied with everything! I felt very rejuvenated after leaving. Staff were also very kind, informative and attentive! will definitely be coming back! Thank you for a wonderful experience"!
Alyssa C
"Incredible! Whenever I use the services I always leave feeling amazing"!!!
Kate G
"Chicago CryoSpa has been my go to place for recovery since it opened in 2013. The staff could not be nicer and more informative. The best place for Cryo, sauna and massage ! And now, a neo bed! Highly recommend for all"!
Wow! I am very impressed. Adam is an excellent massage therapist! His understanding of muscles and body mechanics are really amazing. He found muscle aches that I didn't even know existed. His experience as a personal trainer makes him a very knowledgeable massage therapist. As a bodyworker myself, I find it difficult to find a therapist who understands the work my body requires. I can't wait for my next one!
Ann S
"I've been working in the health and wellness industry for 8 years, and I have finally found 2 treatments that have changed my life. The first is Lymphatic Enhancement Technology (LET) with Stephanie. During my session, I suddenly felt this huge state of relaxation come over me and it was such a pleasant feeling. I slept well, and the next day I had mental clarity and truly felt good. The next week I tried Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) with Stephanie. After my session, again, I felt a wonderful feeling that I have not felt in such a long time. It felt like whatever she did removed or flushed things out of my body that needed to be removed. Both of these sessions have had a tremendous effect on my mental health and I plan to continue my journey with both LET an MLD with Stephanie. I really hope this review can help someone else who may be struggling and need some additional wellness treatments in their lives".
"From the treatments to the staff, everything is 10 out of 10".
Marianne K
An LET treatment with Stephanie is a master class in health and wellness. Her knowledge of the body and anatomy and especially, how critical the lymphatic system is to optimum health is fascinating—and life changing. I felt the changes in my body right away and the next day, couldn’t believe the change in my face! Thank you, Jim Karas for your expertise and taste and vision in giving us Stephanie and her LET treatments. From the incomparable Ann and the best staff in town to greet you, Chicago CryoSpa is a Chicago treasure!
Alex S
"Top notch services and staff. Super customer focused and I always feel like they are accommodating and flexible. Through promotions I've been able to try some of the other services outside of cryotherapy and have been a repeat customer. Special shoutout to Ann and Ashley for always being so fun to work with"!
"Great experience and Kendall was awesome at explaining everything and providing amazing customer service. I will be back".
Martha K
"I have been going to the Chicago Cryo Spa for many years, love the services and the people. Recently I started LET sessions with Stephanie, it was amazing! Not only is it one of the most relaxing experiences but also the health benefits are amazing. I highly recommend trying the services at Chicago Cryo spa, especially LET"!
Tim N
I had had a fantastic massage and my wife also had lymphatic drainage massage as well. We loved our experience and plan on coming back to visit the Chicago CryoSpa soon!
Sam B
I had my first experience at Cryospa yesterday, directly following a 95 mile bike ride. As an avid cyclist and weight lifter, I'm always looking for new ways to apologize to my poor joints and muscles, so the concept of putting myself in a subzero tank for three minutes was both intriguing and exciting. I have to say, after being "frozen", and having some compression therapy, I woke up the next morning and my normally tired and achy legs felt amazing. One of the benefits of the cold therapy is rapid muscle recovery.
Heather K
It was my first time trying a fascial stretch. My muscles felt sore before the stretch and after I felt like a whole new person. I left feeling balanced, less stressed, more flexible, and my muscle pain (because of this service) was corrected and ready to take on future workouts!
Ashley A
My mom and I were very impressed! We had such a great experience at Chicago CryoSpa! Great staff! Super clean and welcoming facility! Top notch equipment, and the first cryo center in Chicago! The founder is extremely knowledgeable around health and wellness and not only practices what he preaches, he writes books as well! My mom bought one and can’t put it down. We will 100% be back!!
Yvette C
They supply everything and the infrared helped me feel brand new. I usually just get a massage when I feel sore, but this was a great option when I couldn't get in to see my therapist. Clean, modern and helpful staff. They have a rainfall shower with shower gel and simple amenities, it was nice!
Mike K
I can say that I have A LOT More energy for 24 hours after treatments. I also think that I am less sore the following day after a workout
Patrick J
I just had a 90-minute massage with Adam. Finally a trained and intuitive LMT. With a firm touch, he found every knot; instead of mindlessly punishing the muscles, he melted the knots and the pain with a building, purposeful-pressure, that was absolute perfection.
Heather W
The Cryo T-Shock is truly amazing! The T-Shock is the real deal! I did the full 5 treatments on my stomach and started to notice that my little pouch looked a bit tighter after my 3rd session... so I kept going.
Andrew H
Just received the greatest 60 min massage at Chicago CryoSpa! This was my first time there and the whole experience was incredible.

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50% off your first massage with all of our massage therapists. PLEASE CALL US TO BOOK YOUR SESSION.



We have a 24-hour cancellation policy for massage services, and a credit card will be required to hold your appointment. Thank you.