Next Man Up

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  Next Man Up was born out of the love we have for our men in our community,  especially the Black Man. Our business was opened  to provide a safe place to relieve physical, emotional or mental stress.  What’s provided is a  safe place where they are welcomed, treated with respect and dignity, appreciated and cared for.  A place where they could leave the outside world and come to relax, unwind and rejuvenate.  A place of peace especially for our first responders. An experience just for him. Next Man Up is that spa for men!

 Next Man Up takes the health of our clients serious. We provide a brief consultation and health form when necessary to ensure we provide the best and safest experience. Cared for are the diabetics especially. This  special care is reflected  in our diabetic nail service. Also if we have  clients taking medication to control blood clots, hypertension and MS to mention a few, services will be adjusted . We care about your health also and want you to enjoy your experience. 

The NMU experience embodies the essence of sensation. Our multi-sensory experience begins with the sounds, the scents , scenery and services of  the oasis of self care.  We have considered the grooming , body and skin services to have our men looking good and feeling good. Come in for the experience like no other in the Bronzeville area of Chicago. Next Man Up is  a proud black owned, woman owned business. 

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    Our Founder

    Dr. Marva Next Man Up Chicago

    Dr. Marva Cooksey
    Massage Therapist and Licensed Pharmacist.


    Dr. Marva Cooksey the managing member of Next Man Up, LLC is a licensed clinical pharmacist and a licensed clinical massage therapist. She has attained certificates in  Aromatherapy , Pre-Natal Massage  and Lymphatic Massage Therapy  and has been dedicated to the health industry for over 37 years. She is a graduate of SOMA Institute and a graduate of Midwestern university where she received her Doctorate in Pharmacy. In 2015 she embarked on a journey to combine her clinical expertise and established Next Man Up LLC, a man’s ultimate spa experience.  

    She believes in supporting her community and Next Man Up  is one of the few  Black owned/ African American owned Spa that caters to men!!!!