Next Man Up spa for men opens in Bronzeville

The Bronzeville community recently welcomed Next Man Up, an upscale male-focused spa located at 946 E. 43rd Street, Chicago, IL. The ribbon-cutting ceremony, sponsored by Byline Bank, was attended by elected officials along with numerous Bronzeville area business owners, neighbors, clergy, family, and supporters. Many of the ribbon-cutting attendees booked appointments immediately after touring the beautiful spa accommodations and amenities.

Next Man Up, is a full-service wellness spa providing men a total grooming experience like no other. Next Man Up provides a full suite of clinical and relaxation services, equipped to address medical and health related issues. Patrons of Next Man Up will enjoy haircuts, facials, massage therapy, and nail care provided by licensed practitioners. Amenities include aroma therapy, lemon scented hand towels upon entry, customizable playlists, and comfortable oversized seating allowing every guest to leave feeling totally relaxed and rejuvenated. Next Man Up offers a state-of-the-art steam room year-round along with a private rain shower stalls guests are encouraged to use before and after receiving clinical or relaxation services. Although Next Man Up caters to men, women are also welcomed to take part in the experience in the secure and private Women’s Suite.

Next Man Up Spa is open Monday by Appointment Only, Tuesday – Wednesday, 10 am – 7 pm; Thursday – Friday, 10 am – 9 pm and Saturday, 8 am – 5 pm. The spa is closed on Sundays and holidays. For more information or to schedule your appointment call 773-966-5268, email or visit our website

In 2018, Dr. Marva Lynn Cooksey added Founder and Spa Owner to her resume, as the brains behind the Next Man Up spa. Her vision for the company is centered on creating a space where men can come to receive full spa services and take a proactive approach in the investment of their overall health. Dr. Cooksey received her diploma with honors in clinical massage therapy in 2015 from SOMA Institute and has advanced certificates in Prenatal Massage and Aromatherapy.

Next Men Up worked with Byline Bank to secure SBA financing for the business. Headquartered in Chicago, Byline Bank, a subsidiary of Byline Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:BY), is a full-service commercial bank serving small- and medium-sized businesses, financial sponsors, and consumers. Byline Bank has approximately $5.4 billion in assets and operates more than 60 full service branch locations throughout the Chicago and Milwaukee metropolitan areas. Byline Bank offers a broad range of commercial and retail banking products and services including small ticket equipment leasing solutions and is one of the top 10 Small Business Administration lenders in the United States.


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