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By Sue Shekut, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Massage Therapist, Wellness Coach, Owner, Working Well Massage

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As of May 22, 2017, Working Well Massage therapists are able to accept credit cards for payment of massage fees in our chair massage booth in Lincoln Park Whole Foods Market.

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WWM booth inside WFM Lincoln Park near Express checkout

Up until now, we have only been able to accept cash or checks in the books. By accepting credit cards, we hope to make it easier for clients to access and pay for our services!

When you visit our booth, let the massage therapist know you will be paying with credit card. Our team will be using their smart phones to process credit card payments so please be patient with us as we acclimate to the technology!

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By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

The team from Working Well Massage, the company that helps Chicagoans work well with increased relaxation and a better ability to handle stress, wishes all of our readers and clients a very happy, and hopefully relaxing, Labor Day.

Sue Shekut, Owner of Working Well Massage

Sue Shekut, Owner of Working Well Massage

Both of our Chicago area chair massage stations are open this weekend from  12 Noon to 8.p.m. So this Labor Day weekend, feel free to stop in and let us labor to relax you on your precious few days off of your regular work schedule.

WWM Chair Massage Locations

Working Well Massage Gold Coast Chair Massage Station
30 West Huron Street
(between Dearborn and State Streets)
Chicago, Illinois 60654
Free parking: Underground lot. Enter off Dearborn Street going Northbound.

Working Well Massage Lincoln Park Chair Massage Station
1550 N. Kingsbury
(between North Avenue and Division Street)
Chicago, Illinois 60642
Free parking: available in the garage, enter on Kingsbury

How Chair Massage Works at Working Well Massage stations inside Whole Foods Market

Drop in and sign up for your chair massage. (Clients must be in the store to sign up for massage because we do not take phone appointments for in store sessions.) If you come right up t the booth and someone is already receiving a massage, check with our massage therapist on duty ans ask how long the wait will be. You can usually get a massage within 20 minutes Which gives you time to shop and sample many of the delicious foods Whole Foods Market has to offer!

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By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

Dear Working Well Resource Readers,

2013 has been an amazing year. First off, the world did not end on December 21, 2012 as some reported might happen. Getting to see 2013 is a huge success now that the Mayan’s have been disproven. Aside from this major hurdle, Working Well Massage has had a fantastic year, giving thousands of massages in the Chicagoland area, relaxing many Chicagoans (And out-of-town visitors to our corporate locations and chair massage stations inside Whole Foods Markets).

Chair massage is coming to Palatine inside Whole Foods Market!

Chair massage is our Working Well Massage specialty!

In 2012, we continued our partnership with Whole Foods Market in the Gold Coast and Lincoln Park stores in Chicago. I am very proud of our strong association with Whole Foods because I believe in their products and I am happy WWM can align with Whole Food Markets core values to provide healthy relaxation services inside two Chicagoland stores. Thanks to Rich Holley, Store team leader at the Lincoln Park Whole Foods Market ,and Mike Farmer, Store team Leader of the Gold Coast store for allowing us to operate our chair massage stations inside their stores!

Sue Shekut, Owner of Working Well Massage

Working Well Massage inside Lincoln Park Whole Foods Market

In 2012, Working Well Massage continued to provide excellent massage therapists to our retail and corporate clients–and we will do so in 2013 as well! We are happy to be able to provide high quality services at affordable prices. Notice, I don’t say high quality services at low prices. We don’t do that and we don’t recommend it. Paying low prices usually means someone is getting ripped off, either the massage therapist or the customer (because the low paid services are usually not high quality!). As 2012 came to a close, I admit I was happy to hear that the company “Groupon” has had massive layoffs and is losing investors. I have written about the negative effects of deep discounting and sadly, I am seeing my beliefs bear out. I know I am in good company when Peter Cohan, Contributor to Forbes magazine,  agrees that Groupon is a bad idea for small businesses–and I say it’s bad for small business customers as well. At Working Well Massage, we have always tried to keep our prices affordable, but we still need to make a living. By offering a living wage to our massage therapists, we can continue to provide quality services, stay in business (a very important goal for small businesses!) and treat our current and future clients with respect and care. We love what we do and we are happy to help people save money on our services..but not at the cost of our business and our personal health!

Lorian Bates, Working Well Massage Therapist inside Whole Foods Market

Lorian Bates, Working Well Massage Therapist as she prepares to provide high quality massage to WWM clients inside Whole Foods Market. Photo by Sue Shekut.

Working Well Massage corporate clients have been happy to have us provide our stress relieving services on a daily, weekly, monthly and periodic basis. For reasons of confidentiality, we do not broadcast our client companies names, but we can say that our clients include financial services, marketing companies, software manufacturers, manufacturing firms, schools, universities, police stations, private pampering parties and not-for-profits. This year Working Well Massage also donated time and money to local and national charities such as Climate Cycle among other groups.

Working Well Massage therapists give a small moment of relaxation to officers as they prepare to go out into the streets and as they come off duty after a long shift. Photo by Sue Shekut.

Working Well Massage therapists give a small moment of relaxation to officers as they prepare to go out into the streets and as they come off duty after a long shift. Photo by Sue Shekut.

Thanks to all our readers, Working Well Massage clients, Working Well Massage team members, and Chicago area police and fire fighters! We appreciate your business in 2012 and look forward to service you again in 2013!

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By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

On September 5th, Whole Foods Market® Wellness Club™ will be open for business! And Working Well™ Massage will being offering table massages for the first time in a Whole Foods Market® location!

Learn to eat food in new and exicting recipes!

What is the Wellness Club™ and Why Should I Join?

Confusion is often the biggest impediment to losing fat, decreasing risk of disease, and regaining general health and vitality. Americans are spending more money, time, and energy on their health than ever before, yet they are still getting sicker. It’s time has come to change this pattern and the Whole Foods Market® Wellness Club™ can help! Developed by medical doctors, the Whole Foods Market® Wellness Club™ will feature courses and lectures, inspirational and informative skill-building classes, supper clubs and special events, coaching and support, and a network of local businesses (yoga, fitness, spa holistic care.)

The Why’s and the How’s of Healthy Eating From the Wellness Club™

It’s important for all of us to understand the “why” and benefits of a plant-strong, whole food, healthy fat, nutrient-dense diet. But, knowing why without knowing how doesn’t get us very far, does it? There are thousands of articles all over the web explaining how to eat healthier and why we should. But the truly amazing and helpful thing about Whole Foods approach to healthier eating is that their new program offers you the how: the practical tools, cooking techniques and recipes to ensure that your new healthier lifestyle is sustainable. Founded on in-depth medical and nutritional research the Wellness Club™ is intended to support the transition to a healthier lifestyle.

 

Wellness Club™ Membership Includes:

• 10% Discount on a wide variety of select healthier foods throughout the store

• Unlimited classes in cooking, nutrition, fitness & healthier lifestyle choices

• Breakfast and Supper Club discount

• $5 Discount on Yoga classes (normally $15)

• A $15 discount on one-hour table massages (limit 4 per month) regularly $80 in the Wellness Club™

• Access to a growing network of local businesses that promote health and well-being and provide additional benefits to Wellness Club™ members

• Private Coaching and Cooking Instruction discount

• Free cooking demos

• Free Nutrition 101 classes

Check out the new Wellness Club™ website for details on how you can become a Wellness Club™ member and start your new journey to a healthier lifestyle…with your friends at Whole Foods and Working Well™ Massage!

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Relaxing massage at Whole Foods Market's new Wellness Club in Lincoln Park

By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

For the past ten years, Working Well Massage has provided quality massage services to Chicago area companies, schools, residents and shoppers at Whole Foods Markets. Now we are bringing our highly skilled massage therapists to Whole Foods Market’s new Wellness Club inside the Lincoln Park location!

Starting in September, 2011, Working Well Massage will offer hour-long massages (Deep tissue, Swedish and Sports massages) on a massage table verses on a massage chair. We have assembled some of the best massage therapists in the city of Chicago to offer our clients a relaxing therapeutic experience…in a Whole Foods Market Wellness Club!  Clients will be able to receive a great table massage–either at our chair massage station or in the Massage Room at the new Wellness Club–and then grocery shop. And since the Wellness Club will also be offering yoga and fitness classes our clients can get a massage before or after they workout!

More info to come about the Wellness Club, the massage services offered at Whole Foods Market and details on scheduling your table massage with Working Well Massage soon!

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By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

Lorian Bates, Working Well Massage Therapist inside Whole Foods Market

Pamper yourself and get a sneak peek at the soon to be opened Wellness Club in Lincoln Park!  There will be a number of relaxing and natural spa treatments including manicures,  facials and mini-massages from Working Well Massage therapist’s Heidi and Lorian.

When: Thursday, August 11, 2011, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm,

Where: The Wellness Club is located on the Mezzanine level of Whole Foods Market in Lincoln Park
1550 N. Kingsbury, Chicago, IL 60642

Cost: Attending the Spa Night is absolutely free!

Register in advance by emailing mw.kbs.marketing@wholefoods.com and you will receive an exclusive gift, courtesy of Keeki Pure and Simple®.

Working Well Massage to provide Massage in the New Wellness Club!

Working Well Massage will be expanding our massage services by offering 60-minute table massages the Wellness Club starting in September. This allows us to provide longer massages than we can in our chair massage booths and gives us another way to meet the needs of our massage clients.

We welcome current and future Working Well Massage clients to visit us in our chair massage stations daily from  Noon to 8pm at both the Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast Whole Foods Markets. And then, in September clients can also  schedule an appointment with one of our massage therapists at the Wellness Club!

What is the Wellness Club at Whole Foods Market?

The Wellness Club will offer a wide variety of services to support healthy lifestyle change or maintenance. The goal of the Wellness Club is to create a community that has something for everyone who wants to make positive health choices. Services will include a comprehensive series of nutrition classes, breakfast and supper clubs, yoga, fitness classes, group support meetings and cooking classes. Members will also receive a 10% discount on many products throughout the store! Finally, members will have exclusive access to a local provider network that offers discounted complimentary services like massage, fitness club memberships, fitness apparel and healthy restaurants.

The Wellness Club will open on September 5th, 2011.

If you’d like more information on the Wellness Club, email lincolnpark-wc@wholefoods.com or call the Wellness Club at 312-587-0648.

Keep up to date with all the upcoming events at the Wellness Club on Facebook here.

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By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

Aside from the stress of the holidays, it’s the end of 2010 and many of us are feeling the tension from increased holiday traffic, holiday party obligations, kids being off school, economic woes and general deadlines and busy-ness. All that stress can lead to muscle tension, stress-related ailments like headaches, gastrointestinal distress and fatigue. I have had a lot of extra stress due to final exams myself!

So where can we go for stress relief? You know I am going to say to get a massage! And you know where I recommend going to get fantastic massage, with no appointment needed and  no need to disrobe or take a few hours out of your busy schedules: Working Well Massage chair massage stations in the Gold Coast and Lincoln Park Whole Foods Markets.

DECEMBER YELP SPECIAL: Stop by one of our two Working Well Massage chair stations any time between Noon and 8pm this December and mention our Yelp special to receive a 20-minute massage for only $20 (regularly $24). Offer valid until December 31, 2010. Valid one per client. No valid with other offers. Check out our ad on Yelp:  Go to our WWM Gold Coast ad page here . Go to our WWM Lincoln Park Yelp page here.

I don’t just recommend you go and get a massage from one of the talented Working Well Massage therapists, I go myself! During Final exams, I’ve been to both the Gold Coast and Lincoln Park massage stations for massages quite a few times. I usually get at least 20 minutes, 30 minutes if I have time. In 20 minutes, I know I can get most of the tension worked out of my neck and shoulders with even some attention to my low back. Bending over a computer typing or reading and studying heavy textbooks, makes my neck and shoulders really tense and sore. So, for me, chair massage is perfect because I get attention paid to the areas I hurt the most, while sitting in a really relaxing padded massage chair.

The price for chair massage is very reasonable as well. instead of paying $80 (or MORE) for a massage at a spa where I may or may not get a massage therapist I like, I can get shorter massages, with attention to the areas of my body that need it most (my  back, neck and shoulders) for only $24 for 20 minutes. It’s far easier and cheaper for me to get three 20-minute massages than one hour massage on a table. And it costs me at least $10 less ($70 if you did a full hour at WWM versus $80 for a table massage at a spa). Now, I do enjoy table massages. But they take more time because you not only have to factor in the time for making the appointment as well as the actual massage time, but also time for getting disrobed and dressed after the massage, and time to find parking. At Working Well Massage chair stations, we are located inside Whole Foods stores with free parking. So you can get a great 20 minute massage, grab a healthy meal and you are on your way back to the busy-ness of your life.

For more info about i Well Massage chair massage stations, click here.

For more info on chair massage at Whole Foods in general and for locations around the country, click here.

Working Well Massage
Gold Coast Chair Massage Station

30 West Huron Street
(between Dearborn and State Streets)
Chicago, Illinois 60654
Free parking: Underground lot. Enter off Dearborn Street going Northbound.

Sessions: Drop in, sign up.

Get Directions | In-store Map | Massage Schedule

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Hours: Daily, Noon to 8 p.m.

Working Well Massage
Lincoln Park Chair Massage Station

1550 N. Kingsbury
(between North Avenue and Division Street)
Chicago, Illinois 60642
Free parking: available in the garage, enter on Kingsbury

Sessions: Drop in, sign up

Get Directions | In-store Map | Massage Schedule

Wholefood

Hours: Daily, Noon to 8 p.m.
Prices:

Quick Fix (5-Minute Massage) = $6
Short Stop (10-Minute Massage) = $12
Mellow Moment (15-Minute Massage) = $18
Complete Retreat I (20-Minute Massage) = $24
Complete Retreat II (30-Minute Massage) = $35

Additional increments of 5 minutes = $6

Please note that we do not accept credit card payments at the Massage Stations. Payment accepted in cash or checks only. You are welcome to purchase chair massage gift certificates at our Massage Station with cash or checks only during our business hours from noon to 8p.m. We do not accept credit cards at our chair stations for purchase of gift certificates.

How to Use WWM Chair Massage Stations:

  • No need to make an appointment! If someone else is already receiving a massage when you arrive, simply sign in and wait your turn.
  • Before your massage begins, let the therapist know how long you’d like the massage to last and any areas that are bothering you. Be sure to let him or her know if you have any medical contraindications such as high or low blood pressure, pregnancy, or fever.
  • Your therapist will help you get seated in the chair and begin the massage. Let him or her know if you need the pressure adjusted. We welcome your feedback; it helps us give you a better massage.
  • When your massage ends, your therapist will help you out of the chair . He or she will provide you with any feedback you may need about stretching or follow-up.
  • Pay the therapist for the massage. Gratuity is always appreciated but not required.
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