Thank you!

Fern Massage is no longer taking appointments.

I’d like to thank all my clients who made the last year running Fern Massage so lovely. Read on for more details!

When I started up Fern Massage in September 2018, I knew it would be temporary. I offered the lowest sliding scale I could afford on purpose, to fill a gap I experienced in the massage world. I wanted to serve a community like me – queer, and without the resources to afford nearly any massage in the city. Fern started at a time in my life where I had very low living costs and plenty of energy. I have been happy to spend my weeks providing a space for primarily my queer, trans, and nonbinary community to destress.

However, I now find myself in a new season of life. I’m planning for the future with my wife, and my body has been asking to take a break from the physical labor of massage. It is time for me to transition to something new.

It has been an honor to serve my clients. I will always keep an eye out for your names in the small world that is the Chicago queer community, and put in a good word when I can. I’d be so grateful if you did the same! I will almost certainly be offering different services/workshops/opportunities on Chicago Queer Exchange in the future, so I’d love to see you again if I have anything relevant to offer you.

If you need recommendations for affordable, queer/gender friendly massage therapists in the city, I have a few! Email me at to get their contact info.

Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart.

ps: If you know of anyone who needs a babysitter/nanny, please send them my way!