Find Balance in Your Life!
Find peace and balance in your hectic life via regular massages with the Wellness Center's certified massage therapist. The balance massage package includes 4 60-minute massage appointments throughout the fall semester for the price of 3 60-minute massage appointments.
What is massage therapy?
According to the American Massage Therapy Association, massage is a hands-on manipulation of soft tissue and joints of the body and may include muscle, tendons and ligaments. Techniques may involve holding, causing movement, and/or applying pressure to the body.
How is it beneficial?
Massage therapy can provide a wealth of benefits. Research shows that massage can:
- Reduce heart-rate
- Help lower blood pressure
- Improve blood circulation, recovery time and immune system function
- Relax muscles
- Improve range of motion
- Increase endorphins
- Help manage stress
Massage may be contraindicated for specific health conditions; therefore it is important that your therapist be aware of your health history and screen appropriately before performing massage. In some instances, permission from your physician may be required before services can be provided. Techniques We May Offer:
For generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation.
For chronic tension, increasing range of motion, improving posture and enhancing self-awareness.
Trigger point or neuromuscular therapy
Applies concentrated finger pressure to "trigger points" or "active knots" (painful irritated areas in muscles) to break cycles of spasm and pain.
Help prevent athletic injury, keep the body flexible and heal the body should injury occur.
Provides gentle relaxed movements which can invigorate the circulatory, respiratory and neuromuscular systems by increasing flexibility, enhancing performance, reducing injury, and keeping joints pliable.
Can reduce pregnancy discomforts prenatally.
Massage of the upper body, while fully clothed and seated in a special portable chair.
Application of pressure, stretch and movement to the feet and hands to affect the glands, organs and other parts of the body. Reflexologists view the feet and hands as a mirror image of the body and apply techniques to break up patterns of stress in other areas of the body. It can be performed in a 30- or 60-minute session or combined with an overall massage.
Massage Options and Fees
Services are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call or stop by the Member Services Desk.
Payment for all services must be received in advance in order to hold appointment. Appointment will be cancelled if it is 24 hours before the appointment time and payment has not been received. Cash or check only. Sorry, no credit cards. Gift certificates are available!
Twenty-four hour notice is required. Less than 24-hour cancellation or no-shows will be charged their complete session.
Late arrivals will be given a prorated session, e.g., if you arrive at 9:15 a.m. for a 9 a.m. appointment, you'll receive a 45-minute session.
Meet Our Massage Therapist
Perennial Gardening, music, study of body, spirit and mind connection
- Graduate of Sister Rosalind Gefre School of Professional Massage
- Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration from UW-Eau Claire
- Nationally Certified Massage Therapist
- State Registered Massage Therapist
- Eight years Massage Therapist experience
- Fifteen years Community Health Aide for Franciscan Skemp and La Crosse County