Maeva Braxton

Deep tissue means deep relief

 I have been practicing massage now for 19 years.  I  received 120 hours of training from Body Therapy Center in Palo Alto Ca., 400 hours at De Anza College, Cupertino Ca.  and most recently an additional 600 hours through  New School of Massage Bodywork & Healing  in Chicago IL. 

I am trained in the "classics": Swedish, Sports and Deep Tissue massage. However, I tend to focus more on Clinical Deep Tissue Massage , Trigger Point Release Therapy and "Deep Swedish" which for me tends to mean a s...

 I have been practicing massage now for 19 years.  I  received 120 hours of training from Body Therapy Center in Palo Alto Ca., 400 hours at De Anza College, Cupertino Ca.  and most recently an additional 600 hours through  New School of Massage Bodywork & Healing  in Chicago IL. 

I am trained in the "classics": Swedish, Sports and Deep Tissue massage. However, I tend to focus more on Clinical Deep Tissue Massage , Trigger Point Release Therapy and "Deep Swedish" which for me tends to mean a slow moving, deeply relaxing Swedish massage that may encounter some trigger point release work.

My experience includes 2.5 years for Chiropractic Sports Center, Mountain View Ca and a 3 year contract at both Apple Inc. ( Cupertino Ca,)  and its subsidiary FileMaker (Santa Clara, Ca).  I maintained a prosperous independent business in Palo Alto Ca and  Mountain View Ca., a short stint at a spa and a high level private gym before restarting my practice once again here, in Chicago.

While most of my massages are integrative in nature (providing different styles to fit the individual body's needs) I am best known for my Trigger Point Therapy work. I strive to maintain sessions that are detail oriented, that meet your needs thoroughly, and make your healing experience as calm and enjoyable as possible.

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

IL # 227020316

Education
2017

New School for Massage, Bodywork & Healing

Massage Therapy

2004

De Anza College

Clinical Deep Tissue

2004

De Anza College

Sports Massage

2004

De Anza College

Intermediate Massage

2001

Body Therapy Center

Introduction to Massage

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Belizario on Apr 11
great as always!
by Jamil on Mar 28
Thank you so much for the amazing experience.
by Jasmine on Mar 28
Love Maeva. She was extremely informational and made sure that I knew what was happening and why my muscles reacted in X Y Z way. So great. I left feeling inches taller. Will definitely be back.
by Justine on Mar 22
I appreciated how in-depth Maeva’s intake form, and the interview we did pre session. I really felt that Maeva wanted to be personable and help.
by Marcus on Mar 21
What a professional woman with a great soul. I truly enjoyed my time there and will come back again.
by Anonymous on Mar 15
Maeva is the best massage therapist I have ever had and is so thorough and knowledgeable. She knows exactly how to help her clients and can pinpoint the exact areas to work on to address her client’s needs and concerns.
by Maya on Mar 15
Really knows what she’s doing! I have chronic neck and back pain. After my trigger point massage I woke up with NO pain for the first time in years!
by Anonymous on Mar 07
by Ieshia on Feb 28
I don’t usually post reviews, but I’m learning to do so, because I’m the type to take heed to reviews, so I‘ve learned to understand how important ratings are! With that being said, I absolutely recommend Sorely Kneaded! Maeva not only asked questions to taylor to my specific needs, but she’s so knowledgeable and good at what she does that she can feel where the spots are that need to be focused on; she would go right to the issue without me having to tell her! My my back felt so light after my massage, I was sore but I could tell the difference of being sore because of the pressure she would use on the necessary spots versus the pain from my back hurting prior to me getting my massage! I will be coming back routinely! Thank you for effective work Maeva!
by Nelissa on Jan 12
A knot that I had in my back since September is now practically gone thanks to Maéva! I loved how she explained the muscles and showed me with her awesome app where she was going to be working and what she thinks might be the problem. I highly recommend for any aches and pains!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Deep Tissue
  • Swedish Massage
  • Sports Massage

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