Therapeutic massage involves the manipulation of the soft tissue structure of the body to prevent and alleviate pain discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress while improving overall health and wellness. Whether seeking relief for a medical condition, searching for a method to help deal with the stresses of daily life or simply wanting to maintain good health, Massage Therapy can be an excellent tool. All Massage Therapists are licensed by the State of Texas.
Massage Therapy is Back!
Massages are once again available at the Texas Tech University Recreation and we've missed you!
To ensure our patron's safety, we have made some changes to our policies and how we perform massage.
Our massage therapist will be wearing a mask at all times. We recommend our patrons wear masks as well, but it is not required. Our masseuse will have gloves available nearby if you request she put them on.
Before and after every massage session, we will carry out a deep cleaning of the room using a Misting Machine, called KARCHER, that sprays a fine mist of Vital Oxide over everything . Rest assured, this cleaning product will kill 99.999% of germs with ease.
To accommodate for the new cleaning procedures, our massage
times have changed. Our new appointment times:
11:30am, 12:50pm, 2:10pm, and 3:30pm Tuesday through Friday.
$45 – hour massage
$30 – ½ hour massage
Non-Members but associated with the University (when we return to allowing non-members into the facility but not at this time)
$55 – hour massage
$40 – ½ hour massage
Guidelines for Entering into the University Recreation Facility:
Visit the Fit/Well Office (Monday-Friday 11:30am - 4:00pm) or call
806-742-3828 to make an appointment.
We hope to see you soon!
|Massage Schedule||Gift Certificates|
SRC Member Pricing
|1 Hour Massage Session||$45|
|30 Minute Massage Session||$30|
Non*-SRC Member Pricing
|1 Hour Massage Session||$55|
|30 Minute Massage Session||$40|
|* Please note that non-members will have to pay for parking.|
All massage therapy sessions must be made by appointment in the Fitness/Wellness Center at least two days in advance unless otherwise approved by the massage therapist on duty. Payment must be made at the time of scheduling the appointment. Phone appointments (806) 742.3828 are taken with credit cards.We accept Mastercard, Visa, or Discover. If you prefer a specific massage therapist or a specific gender of therapist, please inform the receptionist at the time you are making your appointment. If you have any specific needs such as pregnancy, disability, or other health concerns; please let us know in advance so the massage therapist allows plenty of time before and after your massage, and we can make the proper accommodations.
A 48-Hour cancellation/reschedule notice is required. The therapist has the right to cancel any appointment if a client is 15 or more minutes past the massage start time.
Meet the Therapists
How long have you been a Massage Therapist?
What types of massages?
Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, Cellular Energetics, Pain Management, Stretching, Prenatal
Why did you become a Massage Therapist?
I enjoy working with people on issues that will make their quality of life better and create their ability to heal.
How long have you been a Massage Therapist?
For 3.5 years
What type of massage do you prefer?
Swedish, Seated Sports, Prenatal, Deep Tissue, Energy
Why did you become a massage therapist?
I want to help others feel better physically and emotionally. I have the capacity to work with high stressed clients in helping them feel relaxed and restored through massage therapy. My work is my passion.
New Client Information
On your first appointment, there will be a general health form to complete, which will help inform us about your current state of health. An initial consultation between you and your therapist will then take place to discuss your session and any concerns that you might have.
Most massage sessions generally last an hour. We suggest that you allow 1 hour and 15 min. for each appointment. This allows you 10 min. before the massage to check in, fill out any needed health forms, and to meet with your massage therapist. It also provides you 5 minutes, after the massage, to get dressed.
Making you feel extremely comfortable is one of our main goals. You can remove as much or as little clothing as you are comfortable with. With this explained, the therapist will leave the room while you undress to your comfort level. Since many massage techniques involve lubricating the skin with oils and lotions, it is common to be completely undressed. This isn't a requirement by any means and the therapist will respect your boundaries. Your privacy will always be respected and you will be covered or draped with towels or sheets so that only the body part being worked on is exposed at any given time. To begin, you will lie face down underneath the top sheet. There is a buzzer on the small table that you can push to let the therapist know you are ready for your massage.
Massage should be a safe, non-invasive and personal experience where the client is in control. Respect for the client's boundaries is our first priority. Each individual's musculature, tolerance to pressure, and joint flexibility are different. It is important for you to give feedback to the massage therapist so that each session can be tailored to your individual needs. Conversation with your massage therapist, during a session, depends on your need to talk. Some clients desire silence. We will try to accommodate what the client wishes. Relaxing music will be provided. Please feel comfortable giving feedback to your therapist.
You can workout before a massage but please allow 30 minutes for your body to relax and get back to normal blood pressure and pulse. Please SHOWER before your massage if you do a workout. Not only for sanitary reasons, but also our lotion will not allow a smooth glide with certain techniques. Depending on the type of massage you received and how long it was, you may or may not want to workout after a massage. The deeper the work and the longer your session, the more time your body needs for recovery. If you had a long, relaxing session, your body will not feel like doing anything but relaxing.
Massage oils or lotions will be used whenever there is skin contact. If you have concerns about an allergic reaction please let us know.
Techniques to be used may include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Reflexology, Joint Range of Motion techniques and stretches. Body parts to be massaged include the face, neck, shoulders, back, arms, buttocks, hip flexors, legs (front and back), pectorals, abdominals, ribs, and feet. The massage therapist WILL NOT engage in breast massage. Genitals are always EXCLUDED. After you leave you may be feeling more relaxed, free from chronic aches and have new energy. However, occasionally you might feel lethargic, sore, or even sad. If this happens, affirm your feelings. Inform the therapist of them so that adjustments to your therapy can be made if necessary. We recommend that you drink plenty of water after your massage. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
To request a time for chair massages please click here.
|1 Hour Chair Massage Session||$Give us a call!|
Therapists will come to "your" area of the TTU/TTU HSC Community for on-site chair (or seated) massage services. Individual chair massages usually last 5-10 minutes to allow the greatest number of individuals to get a quick dose of rejuvenating therapy during your event. Please call at least two weeks in advance for chair massages to be brought to your office or building.
First Monday Massage!
The first Monday of every month we offer our UREC Members a special massage rate of $40 for a 1-hour massage! To take advantage of this deal, you only need to schedule your appointment on the first Monday [no need to have the actual massage on that particular day]. Relieve that Monday stress with a massage at this special price!
Any excuse is a good excuse when it comes to getting a massage! Massage Therapy makes a great gift! Surprise your friends, coworkers and family for their birthday, graduation, special occasions, achievements, and incentive prizes or just reward yourself! Massage gift certificates will specify an expiration date. Member/Non-member prices in effect.
- Mail delivery available.
- Gift certificates can be ordered over the phone with a credit card.
For more information, please call (806) 742-3828