Massage Therapy

 

Self-care is health care. 

Therapeutic massage therapy is a medically proven method to support your health and wellness.

Massage Therapy can help you

  • Reduce stress and increase relaxation
  • Find relief from back and neck pain
  • Reduce pain, muscle soreness and tension 
  • Increase circulation, energy and alertness
  • Relieve tension headaches and decrease migraine frequency
  • Enhance exercise and sports performance
  • Improve immune function

We will provide a personalized massage therapy experience.

Experience the difference at INVIVO Wellness.

  • Highly skilled and Licensed Massage Therapists
  • Private treatment rooms
  • 60- or 90- minute appointments
  • Tailored to your unique needs

 

 

Relax. Renew. Recharge.

In our Spa Massage Studio, we invite you to relax, unwind and restore health and well-being. INVIVO Wellness delivers a variety of massage therapy treatments designed to deeply rejuvenate, regenerate, and optimize the health and function of your body.

Our massages are delivered by some of Milwaukee’s best massage therapists.  Both healing and peaceful, harmonious for body and mind, our Licensed Massage Therapists will have you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and balanced.

 

Types of Massage

    • Relaxation (Swedish Massage)
    • Deep Tissue / Sports Massage
    • Prenatal Massage
    • Thai Bodywork / Thai Yoga Massage

    Schedule an Appointment

    A credit card or debit card is required to reserve a Massage Therapy appointment. You should receive a confirmation email or text message after successfully booking an appointment.

    Please mention any discounts, packages or gift cards before your appointment begins. Please be aware of our Clinic Policies.

     

    Call us at 414-265-5606

    Mondays 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Tuesdays 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Wednesdays: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Thursdays 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Fridays 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturdays 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

    We require a credit card to reserve your massage.

    INVIVO Wellness Massage Therapy Treatments and Pricing

    INVIVO Wellness delivers a variety of massage therapy treatments designed to deeply rejuvenate, regenerate, and optimize the health and function of your body. Every session may utilize various types of massage as our therapists will tailor your session to fit your needs and interests to provide the best possible experience you!

    Need a starting point when requesting your massage appointment? Here are descriptions of our most popular massage types – please indicate what type of massage you are looking for when you book your appointment:

    Relaxation Massage

    Swedish massage techniques of long strokes and light-to-firm pressure can relax the whole body, rejuvenate sore muscles and
    reduce overall feelings of stress. Relaxation massage can help reduce tension and enhance overall blood flow through the body …
    calming the body and mind overall.

    Deep Tissue / Sport Massage

    Deep Tissue massage application of pressure to layers of muscle and connective tissues found under the skin and even deep into the body. Deep Tissue and Sport massage can relieve pain and reduce stiffness in specific areas of the body or overall, to ease discomfort, prevent injury and enhance performance – perfect for athletes of sport and daily life!

    Prenatal Massage

    During pregnancy your body is working hard and changing every day, which can lead to new sensations, stress and tensions. Massage during pregnancy can help release body tension and reduce muscle fatigue – it is a therapeutic and relaxing experience that can enhance your health and childbirth experience. Our massage therapists use maternity cushioning systems for side lying, semi-reclined or stomach-lying positions.

    Thai Bodywork / Thai Yoga Massage

    Thai Bodywork or Thai Yoga Massage combines acupressure, manual stretch techniques and assisted stretching yoga postures to gently lengthen muscles, mobilize joints and balance energy in the body.

    Massage Therapy Rates

    Rates listed below are applicable to the following massage types: Relaxation, Deep Tissue / Sport Massage and Prenatal Massage for most of our practitioners – exceptions are noted below. Prices are set and vary by practitioner and are subject to revision, please confirm pricing at time of booking.

    Our massage therapists are some of the best practitioners in the Milwaukee area. All practitioners provide Relaxation and Deep Tissue/Sport Massage and will ultimately tailor your experience to your needs and interests! Make sure to take some time to meet our practitioners while you are here

    Massage Pricing

    Appointment booking Procedures & Policies

    We aim to provide the best experience possible to support your health, fitness and wellness along with helping us continue to be a premier providing of exceptional massage therapy as a locally-owned Milwaukee business. A few policies and procedures help us work together better:

    • All massage therapists operate as independent business service providers in cooperation with INVIVO Wellness, therefore, prices, schedules and general provision of service is guided by therapist preference.
    • We commit to working to keep you informed and minimize any possible disruptions to service and scheduling.
      We thank you, in advance, for your understanding when changes or events happen beyond our immediate control. Please keep open communication with us also!
    • Online Appointment Requests: Please note your online appointment request is pending until you receive an email and/or phone call confirmation from INVIVO with your full appointment booking information.
    • Credit card on File: We require that a current, valid credit card be placed on file with us at the time of your appointment booking. You will not be charged for any services until after your appointment is successfullycomplete with us. We do require a credit card on file in order to process no-show or late cancel fees per our clinic policies.
    • We REQUIRE 24-hours’ notice for all appointment cancellations and rescheduling of appointments. This allows us the opportunity to rebook appointments and provides adequate preparatory notice to your therapist. Please view our full clinic policies for complete details.
        • Late Cancel: Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours-notice are subject to a fee of 50% of the applicable rate for appointment.
        • No-show: Failures to arrive for appointment entirely are subject to a fee of 100% of the applicable ratefor the appointment
    • Insurance is not accepted for massage therapy services. Some insurance providers, Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts may consider massage therapy as allowable expenditures. This will need to be determined by you and your insurance provider.

    MEET THE INVIVO WELLNESS MASSAGE THERAPY TEAM

    At INVIVO Wellness, our massage therapists are highly skilled and licensed professionals. They are dedicated to creating a unique experience of tranquility and healing for every single client.

    Massage therapy and bodywork are intended to enhance relaxation, reduce pain, increase range of motion, improve circulation, and offer a positive experience of touch. Massage therapists do not diagnose illness, disease, or any other physical or mental disorders. As such, massage therapists do not prescribe medical treatment or pharmaceuticals, nor do they perform spinal manipulations.  Massage is not a substitute for medical treatment or diagnoses, and it is recommended that you see a physician or physical therapist for any conditions that you may have.

    Massage Therapists

    Karen Fischberg, LMT

    Karen Fischberg, LMT

    Massage Therapist

    Practitioner since 2022.

    Through massage therapy, I am dedicated to helping clients find pain and stress relief, aid in injury recovery, and improve performance for those who demand the most out of their bodies. Every day is different and your massage therapy session should reflect your top priority for that day. Your massage therapy treatment will focus on your goals to best suit your needs.

    Styles: Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue / Sports Massage

    Graduate of Blue Sky School Of Professional Massage & Therapeutic Bodywork Massage Therapy Program’s 850-hour Medical Intensive Track Program. Holds a BFA in Painting from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.

    Chelsea Gleason, LMT

    Chelsea Gleason, LMT

    Massage Therapist

    Practitioner since 2013.

    I am here to help. I’m very interested in figuring out why a muscle or specific area is bothering you. Is it from an injury? Is it overcompensating for a completely different muscle because of postural reasons? Are you recovering from surgery? Do you sleep on your side? Let’s figure that out and make you feel better.

    Styles: Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue / Sports Massage, and Prenatal Massage

    Graduate of Herzing University in Massage Therapy. Certified in Prenatal Massage. She is a member of AMTA – American Massage Therapy Association, Wisconsin Chapter.

    Sarah Graf, LMT

    Sarah Graf, LMT

    Massage Therapist

    Practitioner since 2020.

    I am here to help you feel better. I am here to listen and customize each session based on your needs. I provide an intentional and communicative massage experience. I regularly explain what I am doing and why during the massage when necessary. I also allow your body time to relax.

    Styles: Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue / Sports Massage, and Prenatal Massage

    Graduate of Everyday Bliss Massage Therapy Program.

    Krista Schicker, LMT, NCBTMB

    Krista Schicker, LMT, NCBTMB

    Massage Therapist

    Practitioner since 2009.

    Every BODY is different and has different needs at different moments in time.  Massage is a bridge to connect ourselves with our bodies on a deeper level. I have practiced massage since 2009 and bring this experience to tailor each session. I believe each session begins with LISTENING to what is needed and creating a plan to assist in your wellness goals. I combine Lomi Lomi, trigger point/ deep tissue, and myofascial release. Additionally, I am trained in prenatal massage and love working on the mamas!

    Styles: Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue / Sports Massage, and Prenatal Massage

    Graduate of Blue Sky School Of Professional Massage & Therapeutic Bodywork Massage Therapy Program.

    John Schaefer, LMT

    John Schaefer, LMT

    Massage Therapist

    Practitioner since 2011.

    I view bodywork and massage therapy as a facilitation of the body’s innate natural healing ability. Your personalized massage therapy session may include elements of Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT),  Myofascial release (MFR) – reducing fascial tensions and adhesions in your connective tissue, Craniosacral therapy (CST) – light touch to facilitate releasing tensions in the body as well as traditional Swedish, aromatherapy, reiki, and Lomi lomi techniques.

    Styles: Relaxation Massage and Deep Tissue / Sports Massage

    Holds bachelor's degrees in Physical Education, Business Administration, Health Sciences. Graduate of BlueSky School of Massage in Medical and Energy tracts.

    Bodywork Practitioner

    Becky Tesch

    Becky Tesch

    Thai Bodywork / Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner

    Practitioner since 2021.

    Thai Yoga Bodywork / Thai Massage practice combines elements of massage, yoga, and acupressure. I'm here to help you stretch through assisted stretching and compression techniques to release tight and sore bodies. Thai Bodywork releases muscular tension, allows you to reconnect to your physical self, improve flexibility and improve your overall energy flow throughout your whole body/mind/heart.

    Styles: Thai Bodywork / Thai Yoga Massage

    She holds a BFA, Graphic Design from UW-Milwaukee. She is 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Professional Mountain Bike Instructor (PMBI).

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

    Find answers to questions about Massage Therapy treatments and appointments.

    What does a massage therapist do? Are your therapists certified and licensed?

    During a massage, a massage therapist will apply gentle or strong pressure to the muscles and joints of the body to ease pain and tension. A massage therapist is a person trained in giving massages.

    All of our massage therapists are licensed by the State of Wisconsin and have graduated from reputable massage schools/programs. 

    To be eligible to receive a license for Massage Therapy in the State of Wisconsin, massage therapists must complete a minimum of 600 hours (most schools exceed this minimum) in an approved Massage school, pass an NCBTMB standardized exam, and the state online Statutes and Rules Examination. Massage therapists must complete 24 hours of continuing education to renew their Wisconsin license every two years.

    Thai Yoga Massage practitioners receive extensive training in Thai history, principles and bodywork.

    What types of techniques are used?

    Relaxation / Swedish
    The massage therapist will use a combination of kneading; long, flowing strokes; deep circular motions; vibration and tapping; passive joint movements

    Hot Stone Massage
    Heated stones are placed to ease muscle tension, improve circulation and relieve pain. Additionally, Swedish massage techniques will be used.

    Deep Tissue / Sports Massage
    The massage therapist will use slow strokes and deep finger pressure to relieve tension from the deepest layers of your muscles and connective tissues. Sports massage may increase flexibility and performance.

    Prenatal Massage
    Prenatal massage uses mild pressure similar to Swedish massage. The massage therapist will focus on areas such as your lower back, hips, and legs. You can be fully or partially undressed depending on your comfort level. During the massage, you’ll either lie on your side or on a specially designed table with a cutout for your belly. If you’ve had pain in your calves or other parts of your leg, see a doctor before you have a massage.

    Thai Massage
    Thai massage works the entire body using a sequence of movements that are similar to yogic stretching. Your therapist will use their palms and fingers to apply firm pressure to your body. You’ll also be stretched and twisted into various positions. You can wear loose, comfortable clothing during the massage.

    How can I schedule an appointment?

    Call us at 414-265-5606 and we will be happy to find a day and  time that works for your schedule! ​

    You can also REQUEST an appointment using the MindBody App. Note: This is ONLY a request for an appointment. Requests will be confirmed by our staff and you will be notified.


    **A credit or debit card is required to reserve an appointment, however you are not charged until after the appointment is completed.  After your appointment, you can choose another form of payment.
    What forms of payment do you accept? Do you accept insurance?

    We accept cash, check, credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover, or INVIVO Wellness gift cards.  

    A credit or debit card is required to RESERVE your appointment. You are not charged until after the appointment is completed.  After your appointment, you can choose another form of payment.

    We DO NOT accept insurance for massage therapy services. If you have a health savings account (HSA), you may be able to use it to cover massage costs if it qualifies as medically necessary. We can provide a printout of all of your visits at the end of the year.

    Should I tip my massage therapist?

    Tipping is neither required nor expected, but of course we appreciate the gesture!  Our massage therapists do not depend on tips, but if you would like to leave a tip, simply add the gratuity at checkout.

    The best appreciation you can show is by referring your friends and family to us. Please let them know about the amazing benefits of massage therapy!

    Do you offer couples massage?

    We do not have a couples massage room, but we can schedule multiple appointments at the same time in separate rooms if our scheduling allows.

    It’s best to give us a call at 414-265-5606 to schedule more than one massage or simultaneous massages.

    What should I expect during my appointment?
    • Before your Massage Appointment
      You should receive an email from us immediately after successfully booking an appointment.  We recommend that you thoroughly complete your client profile and opt-in for emails and text messages from us to receive confirmations, reminders, and special deals.  Don’t worry, we won’t spam you, and we keep all of your information private and secure. 
    • When you Arrive
      Please arrive a few minutes early to your appointment so you can feel relaxed and not in a rush.We recommend arriving 15 minutes early for your first massage appointment to complete your new client forms.  Our front desk staff will check you in and make sure all your paperwork is complete for the massage therapist to review.  If you have any coupons or special offers, please let us know when you arrive.

      While your massage therapist is reviewing your forms, it is a good idea to use the restroom before your massage appointment begins.

       

    • Consultation
      Once everyone is ready, your massage therapist will come out to greet you and take you back to the treatment room. In the privacy of the treatment room, you and your massage therapist will go over your forms and reasons for seeking massage therapy.  Your massage therapist will ask you questions to customize your session to meet your specific needs and preferences.  You will have the opportunity to discuss any concerns or to ask any questions you may have about massage therapy.  Your massage therapist will then briefly go over a plan for your massage therapy session.  If you have any questions, feel free to speak up.
       
    • Client Preparation
      When you are ready, your massage therapist will exit the room to allow you privacy to undress or change and get comfortable on the massage table. You may prefer to completely disrobe or remain partially clothed.  Get comfortable on the massage table underneath the top sheet and blanket. If any adjustments need to be made to the bolsters or face cradle, your massage therapist can help you when they come back in the room. After about 3-4 minutes, your massage therapist will knock on the door and ask permission to enter.
       
    • During your Massage
      Every massage therapist has a unique style and approach to giving a massage. Relaxing massage techniques may be used at first, and as you become more relaxed more specific areas of tension may be worked with deeper pressure. Your therapist will periodically ask for feedback on pressure or techniques, and may gently move your limbs or make requests through out the session.

       

      Good communication is key to achieving the best results during your massage appointment.  This is your massage. If you experience any pain or discomfort at any time, let your massage therapist know right away.  Speak up if the pressure needs adjusting, if you need an extra blanket, or if there is anything your massage therapist can do to help you relax.

       

    • Concluding the Massage
      When your massage is complete, your therapist will exit the treatment room.  Slowly and carefully get off the massage table when you are ready. When you are dressed, open the door so it is slightly ajar to let your massage therapist know you are ready for them to come back in.

       

      Once you massage therapist sees your door open, they will step back in for a quick follow up with you in the privacy of the massage room. ​You and your massage therapist will discuss how your session went, answer any questions you may have about your massage, and make any other notes for your next massage.  Everybody is different, so feel free to give your massage therapist honest feedback – what you liked and didn’t like about your massage.

      If you would like to take a shower, please request towels from your therapist. They will obtain towels from the Front Desk.

    • Checking Out
      Once you are finished giving your massage therapist feedback, they will walk you back out to our front desk to check out. 
    • After your Massage
      Most people feel relaxed after a massage. How you feel will vary depending upon your personal condition, the types of massage therapy you received, the length of your session, and how often you receive massage.  You will generally feel better the more massage therapy sessions you receive as the benefits add up over time.

       

      ​If possible, it’s a good idea to have a little quiet time after your massage. This will help prolong the positive effects of the massage and make the most of the time you have invested taking care of yourself.

    How undressed should I be when I get a massage?

    This depends on your comfort level and the type of massage you are going to receive.

    For Relaxation/Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue / Sports Massage,  Hot Stone Massage, or Prenatal Massage, many people prefer to be completely nude when they receive a massage, while others prefer to keep their undergarments on.  It’s completely up to you, and you are encouraged to undress to your level of comfort.

    Licensed massage therapists must ensure that clients are always properly covered by a sheet or towel, genitals will never be exposed, and only the specific areas being massaged will be uncovered. 

    For Thai Yoga Massage, you will remain clothed. Wear loose comfortable clothing to allow for ease of movement.

    How much should I talk to my massage therapist?

    You are encouraged to openly communicate with the massage therapist about your preferences and comfort.  If anything needs to be adjusted, or if we are almost (but not quite) getting the right spot, just speak up and let us know right away!

    However, it is a myth that massage therapy needs to hurt in order to be effective.  Some of the most effective techniques involve very light, gentle touch.  Often, too much pressure can cause muscles to tighten further, and detract from the effectiveness of your treatment.

    You will experience the greatest benefits from your session if you just allow yourself to become quiet and relaxed…which helps your massage therapist focus on providing a great massage!

    When is it NOT okay to get a massage? What if I have a cold?

    If you are sick, you may get your therapist sick and pass it on to other clients that day. Even if you are giving us less than a 24-hour notice, we prefer you reschedule your appointment if you are feeling unwell, so let us know as soon as possible.

    Please be aware of our Early cancellation, Late Cancellation and No Show policies and fees.

    When Massage isn’t Appropriate for your Body.
    ​It is important for you to fully complete your Health History and keep your therapist up to date on your condition.  Many health conditions and some medications may require gentler forms of massage therapy, or more specialized techniques and treatment plans.

    Not all types of massage are appropriate for all conditions.
    Be sure to let your massage therapist know if you have:

    • Any acute injury from a recent accident such as whiplash, sprains, or other soft tissue damage
    • Swelling or edema
    • Acute conditions such as flared-up psoriasis, eczema, or rheumatoid arthritis.
    • Uncontrolled high blood pressure, diabetes, prominent varicose veins, osteoporosis, or any other serious medical conditions.  
    What should I do after I receive a massage?

    It’s a great idea to give yourself some additional time after your massage to continue relaxing and to allow your body to fully absorb the benefits of massage. We leave plenty of time in between appointments so that you never feel hurried and can take your time before you head out the door.

    Is it okay to exercise right after a massage?

    Yes, it’s ok to exercise after a massage, but most people prefer to stay relaxed.

    What is inappropriate behavior during a massage?

    We have a zero-tolerance policy and any sexual advances, innuendo, or inappropriate touching is grounds for immediate termination of your session.

    How can I refer family and friends to INVIVO Wellness?

    We love helping people achieve relief from pain and move better. Our goal at INVIVO Wellness, as a locally-owned business in Milwaukee, is to help people reach their full movement potential so they can live their best lives.

    The best compliment you can give us is by referring your friends and family to INVIVO Wellness. 

    Send us your referrals. Thank you!

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