About Us

Maeva Braxton ( fka Deborah ) has been practicing massage since 2001. She has received training from Body Therapy Center Palo Alto Ca. and De Anza College, Cupertino Ca. And most recently 600 hours through New School of Massage Bodywork & Healing in Chicago IL.
She is trained in Swedish, Sports and Clinical Deep Tissue Massage. Specific modalities used are Trigger Point Relief Therapy*, Myofascial Relief Therapy and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (facilitated stretching).
Her massage experience includes 2 .5 years for Chiropractic Sports Center, Mountain View Ca and a 3 year contract at both Apple Inc. (Cupertino Ca,) and FileMaker (Santa Clara, Ca). She has maintained a prosperous independent business since 2005 in Palo Alto CA and Mountain View Ca.
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Sorely Kneaded

410 S. Michigan Avenue

Studio 635

Chicago , IL 60605 map it

(312) 687-2822

License: #227020316

Hours of Operation

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Th 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • I felt very comfortable and noticed a huge difference in areas with trigger points after my first session!

    Maeva was very thorough, knowledgeable, hospitable, and friendly! She made me feel comfortable the entire time. I will definitely return and recommend her to others!

  • It hurts so good but it’s very beneficial. Maeva is very knowledgeable and great at what she does.

    My neck and shoulders were so tight so I booked this massage. Two days later I felt so much better! Day one I was very sore, but in a good way! Hands down will come back over and over! I have been looking for some one like this for massage in Chicago and have not found anyone till today! Totally a must go to if you need massage therapy!

  • Maeve is very talented, knowledgable, and personable. Happy to welcome her to my personal wellness team.

    Maeva knows what she is doing! Excellent knowledge of the body and muscles. The trigger point massage relieved my lower back tightness - first time that has ever happened!

  • Maeva was extremely detailed and wonderful at explaining her process. Massages can be intimidating especially being so close to someone you just met, but I felt very comfortable. I'm looking forward to her tackling additional problems in my body in the near future!

    I loved that Maeva fulfilled the duties of a true “massage-therapist”. It was one of the most painful massages I’ve ever had but two days later I feel like brand new and pain free! I appreciated how she walked me through what she was doing and why. Coming from a medical background it helped me to understand why it hurt and how I can fix it going forward. I wasn’t looking for a Swedish feel good massage (which I’m sure she can provide as well), I was looking for true therapy to help me feel better. I appreciated her guidance and recommendations. I will definitely be going back!!

  • Maeva is so kind and knowledgeable! I always leave feeling so much better than when I went in!

    Maeva is beyond skilled. She is highly educated in trigger point therapy(and with other techniques, this is just what I always get done) and will customize your massage to your needs, every single time. In addition, she provides a calming demeanor that helps to bring relaxation to a form of massage(trigger point therapy) that, at times, can be a somewhat uncomfortable, depending on how tight you might be. To note, she will always adjust her technique and pressure to meet your level of comfort. Within the times of COVID, Maeva has gone above and beyond to ensure all the necessary precautions are taken. Upon arrival she was wearing a mask, had on a new apron and no other clients were in the space. The room was clean and ready to go. During the massage she was willing to wear gloves if preferred, however used hand sanitizer, either way, prior to any body work. She continued to wear a face mask the entire time, as did I. I continue to have exceptional body work done by Maeva and literally will not go to anyone else.

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47 Verified Reviews

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Trigger Point Therapy

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$145
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by Nadia on Dec 03
I felt very comfortable and noticed a huge difference in areas with trigger points after my first session!
by Anonymous on Nov 08
Maeva was very thorough, knowledgeable, hospitable, and friendly! She made me feel comfortable the entire time. I will definitely return and recommend her to others!
by Cara on Nov 03
It hurts so good but it’s very beneficial. Maeva is very knowledgeable and great at what she does.
by Anonymous on Oct 22
My neck and shoulders were so tight so I booked this massage. Two days later I felt so much better! Day one I was very sore, but in a good way! Hands down will come back over and over! I have been looking for some one like this for massage in Chicago and have not found anyone till today! Totally a must go to if you need massage therapy!
by Simone on Sep 08
Maeve is very talented, knowledgable, and personable. Happy to welcome her to my personal wellness team.
by Anonymous on Sep 04
Maeva knows what she is doing! Excellent knowledge of the body and muscles. The trigger point massage relieved my lower back tightness - first time that has ever happened!
by Anonymous on Aug 09
Maeva was extremely detailed and wonderful at explaining her process. Massages can be intimidating especially being so close to someone you just met, but I felt very comfortable. I'm looking forward to her tackling additional problems in my body in the near future!
by Allexyss on Jul 31
I loved that Maeva fulfilled the duties of a true “massage-therapist”. It was one of the most painful massages I’ve ever had but two days later I feel like brand new and pain free! I appreciated how she walked me through what she was doing and why. Coming from a medical background it helped me to understand why it hurt and how I can fix it going forward. I wasn’t looking for a Swedish feel good massage (which I’m sure she can provide as well), I was looking for true therapy to help me feel better. I appreciated her guidance and recommendations. I will definitely be going back!!
by Courtney on Jul 20
Maeva is so kind and knowledgeable! I always leave feeling so much better than when I went in!
by Abbi on Jul 18
Maeva is beyond skilled. She is highly educated in trigger point therapy(and with other techniques, this is just what I always get done) and will customize your massage to your needs, every single time. In addition, she provides a calming demeanor that helps to bring relaxation to a form of massage(trigger point therapy) that, at times, can be a somewhat uncomfortable, depending on how tight you might be. To note, she will always adjust her technique and pressure to meet your level of comfort. Within the times of COVID, Maeva has gone above and beyond to ensure all the necessary precautions are taken. Upon arrival she was wearing a mask, had on a new apron and no other clients were in the space. The room was clean and ready to go. During the massage she was willing to wear gloves if preferred, however used hand sanitizer, either way, prior to any body work. She continued to wear a face mask the entire time, as did I. I continue to have exceptional body work done by Maeva and literally will not go to anyone else.

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by Nadia on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
I felt very comfortable and noticed a huge difference in areas with trigger points after my first session!
by Anonymous on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Swedish with Maeva B.
Maeva was very thorough, knowledgeable, hospitable, and friendly! She made me feel comfortable the entire time. I will definitely return and recommend her to others!
by Cara on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
It hurts so good but it’s very beneficial. Maeva is very knowledgeable and great at what she does.
by Anonymous on Oct 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
My neck and shoulders were so tight so I booked this massage. Two days later I felt so much better! Day one I was very sore, but in a good way! Hands down will come back over and over! I have been looking for some one like this for massage in Chicago and have not found anyone till today! Totally a must go to if you need massage therapy!
by Simone on Sep 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
Maeve is very talented, knowledgable, and personable. Happy to welcome her to my personal wellness team.
by Anonymous on Sep 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
Maeva knows what she is doing! Excellent knowledge of the body and muscles. The trigger point massage relieved my lower back tightness - first time that has ever happened!
by Anonymous on Aug 2020
Verified
Service Received: Trigger Point Therapy with Maeva B.
Maeva was extremely detailed and wonderful at explaining her process. Massages can be intimidating especially being so close to someone you just met, but I felt very comfortable. I'm looking forward to her tackling additional problems in my body in the near future!
by Allexyss on Jul 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
I loved that Maeva fulfilled the duties of a true “massage-therapist”. It was one of the most painful massages I’ve ever had but two days later I feel like brand new and pain free! I appreciated how she walked me through what she was doing and why. Coming from a medical background it helped me to understand why it hurt and how I can fix it going forward. I wasn’t looking for a Swedish feel good massage (which I’m sure she can provide as well), I was looking for true therapy to help me feel better. I appreciated her guidance and recommendations. I will definitely be going back!!
by Courtney on Jul 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
Maeva is so kind and knowledgeable! I always leave feeling so much better than when I went in!
by Abbi on Jul 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
Maeva is beyond skilled. She is highly educated in trigger point therapy(and with other techniques, this is just what I always get done) and will customize your massage to your needs, every single time. In addition, she provides a calming demeanor that helps to bring relaxation to a form of massage(trigger point therapy) that, at times, can be a somewhat uncomfortable, depending on how tight you might be. To note, she will always adjust her technique and pressure to meet your level of comfort. Within the times of COVID, Maeva has gone above and beyond to ensure all the necessary precautions are taken. Upon arrival she was wearing a mask, had on a new apron and no other clients were in the space. The room was clean and ready to go. During the massage she was willing to wear gloves if preferred, however used hand sanitizer, either way, prior to any body work. She continued to wear a face mask the entire time, as did I. I continue to have exceptional body work done by Maeva and literally will not go to anyone else.
by Susan on Mar 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
I’m feeling so much better after a 90 min session. Maeva knows muscles and body mechanics incredibly well. I can’t wait to schedule follow up appointments.
by Anonymous on Mar 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
Maeva is fantastic - she addressed the different issues I was dealing with perfectly
by Anonymous on Mar 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maeva B.
Lovely massage, good location, very therapeutic. Will continue as a client.
by Jose on Feb 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
I was very satisfied with the excellent service I received .
by Anonymous on Feb 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
Loved it!
by Nathan on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
Maeva was a pleasure to work with. Very intuitive! She has a gift.
by Anonymous on Dec 2019
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
Super skilled!
by Anonymous on Nov 2019
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
Maeva’s communication was awesome. She asked about her pressure and if she was helping fix the problem I came for. It was nice to have open communication throughout the massage since I’ve never had a deep DEEP tissue before. I had a dance performance the same night, and my back felt incredibly open and free! She made me feel comfortable and I would recommend her to any athlete.
by Anonymous on Oct 2019
Verified
Service Received: Trigger Point Therapy with Maeva B.
Maeva really tailors the session to your goals and needs, and is very receptive to feedback. I also really enjoyed that she explained everything as she was working. One of the best massages I've ever had.
by Chris on Sep 2019
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
Maeva is by far the best massage therapist Ive been to! She has a deep understanding of muscle anatomy and key trigger points to relieve pain, stress, etc. I've really enjoyed my sessions with her, worth every dollar!
by Tracy on Sep 2019
Verified
Service Received: Trigger Point Therapy with Maeva B.
Maeva knows what she's doing and you can tell she actually cares about everyone she works on. As long as i'm in Chicago i'll keep coming back here!
by Jenny on Sep 2019
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
Loved it. I feel sore in the best way!
by Loralee on Sep 2019
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
Maeva is, hands-down, the best, most knowledgeable masseuse I've ever encountered. Unlike most massages, she explains what's she's doing and what I would feel (I had a deep tissue massage). I will be purchasing a package deal from Sorely Massage soon. My sore shoulders are, after only one massage, looser and not as tight as before! I HIGHLY recommend Maeva!
by Cathy on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
Maeva is clearly very good at what she does! I'm not sure I was prepared for the level of pain that I encountered during my appointment, but I think the therapy has definitely relieved some of the strain in my neck and shoulder. I definitely understand the concept of "no pain, no gain." Thank you!
by Andraya on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: Swedish with Maeva B.
Maeva is extraordinarily talented, she can give a wonderful relaxing massage, or (if you are up for it!) change your life and body by really digging into trigger point therapy to help chronically sore/overworked/injured muscles! She's caring, kind, personable and has such a passion for what she does!
by Elisabeth on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
Can’t wait to go back!!!
by Anonymous on Jul 2019
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
Very educational, passionate about her work
by Lawrence on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
Being able to listen your own music during the session is a wonderful experience and provides distraction when getting through the intense trigger releases. I was sore a day after but feel 100% better, I highly recommend Maeva!
by Anonymous on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
Maeve, I am sore as hell, but that good kind of sore, like after lifting heavy or running a long race. I cannot believe how much you were able to do in one session. Also, that app that shows the muscles working, in isolated movement, blew my mind. So so helpful
by Christine on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: Trigger Point Therapy with Maeva B.
Maeva was terrific. I had a trigger point massage for some arm/elbow pain. She is warm and easy to talk to and the massage was intense (in a good way). My arm feels a lot better this week and I’m going back for another massage this weekend.
by Allison on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
Maéva truly gives the best massages. She is clearly an expert and explains what’s going on as she’s working. I feel like I know more about what’s going on in my body after a session with her.
by Anonymous on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
Maeva is incredible. Very knowledgeable and took time diagnosing potential causes of back pain. Great use of a phone App to illustrate potential muscle issues and target areas. Communicates well thru the therapy. I will be back!
by Anonymous on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: Trigger Point Therapy with Maeva B.
Maeva was awesome! She took the time to consider my specific issue and break down what she was going to target and why. The massage hit all the right places! She even told me muscles I could strengthen to prevent future damage and stretches to treat it. Highly recommended!
by Anonymous on May 2019
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
Incredibly warm and talented massage therapist. Highly recommend!!
by Anonymous on May 2019
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
I have been getting massages for years, and Maeva is the best massage therapist I have encountered. She is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and she explains everything that she is doing and why. The technique that she uses is so effective, and she has really helped me recover from a recent injury. She finds the exact spots that are tight and knows how to work them in a way that is highly beneficial to her clients. I highly recommend her!
by Ben on May 2019
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue with Maeva B.
Maeva is the best at what she does. She explains what she does and wants to help you improve!
by Jack on May 2019
Verified
Service Received: Sports with Maeva B.
Maeva was fantastic. Outstanding massage and was very helpful in educating me further about what was going on with my muscles and how everything connected. Looking forward to my next session.
by Ayesha on Apr 2019
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue 90 minutes with Maeva B.
Just a really therapeutic massage!
by Christian on Mar 2019
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue 60 MInutes with Maeva B.
Maeva was amazing and very kind. Two days after the massage, at last I feel better and I don't have pain in my neck and shoulder. Thanks!
by Andrew on Mar 2019
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue 90 minutes with Maeva B.
Maeva does an amazing job!!! She is very in tune to what your body needs!
by Abbi on Mar 2019
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue 90 minutes with Maeva B.
Maeva is highly educated in trigger point therapy. She takes time during the first appointment with a new client to discuss the process and seeks out specific needs for each individual. Throughout the therapy session, she thoroughly explained what she was doing and how this would be beneficial in relieving my symptoms. I already have my next appointment set up so that I can remain consistent with this therapy and keep my symptoms to the minimum. Thank you Maeva for all your time and attention during my appointment!
by Nicole on Mar 2019
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue 90 minutes with Maeva B.
Incredible experience. Maeva is truly an expert in the field. Not only is she good at and loves what she does, but she's so personable and kind! I am so glad I found her, as I've been looking for a therapist that I can consistently go to in the Chicago area and after my first session with her, I just knew she was the one. Will definitely be returning.
by Anonymous on Feb 2019
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue 90 minutes with Maeva B.
I have been looking for a skillful trigger point therapist for ten years. I have chronic pain in my neck, head and shoulders due to a stressful career. In the last year, the left part of my face has felt numb and I’ve had trouble with my ear after an ear infection. My ear has felt normal again since the massage (which Incant believe!!!!) and I’ve had more range of movement. I realize this isn’t a quick fix as my neck is stiffening again, but I am finally hopeful!
by Jill on Feb 2019
Verified
Service Received: Swedish 60 with Maeva B.
Maeva is a kind-hearted, intuitive and very talented soul whose soul purpose is helping people. I look forward to my massage every month.
by Anonymous on Feb 2019
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue 60 MInutes with Maeva B.
I thought Maeva was a very interesting person to talk with, and also a very interested party who tailored the experience to my needs and my body. I would go back.
by Anonymous on Feb 2019
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue 60 MInutes with Maeva B.
Highly recommended! Looking forward to my next visit.
by Anonymous on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: Trigger Point Therapy with Maeva B.
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Sorely Kneaded

410 S. Michigan Avenue

Studio 635

Chicago , IL 60605 map it

Phone: (312) 687-2822

License: #227020316