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Massage Therapy

Our Certified Massage Therapist offers a variety of techniques beneficial to specific areas of the body. There are many benefits of a massage, including but not limited to: 

  • Decrease stress, depression and anxiety
  • Increase in energy 
  • Reduce fatigue
  • Enhance quality of sleep 
  • Alleviate low-back pain 
  • Improve range of motion 
  • Enhance immunity through stimulating lymph flow
  • Increase join flexibility
  • Improve circulation
  • Relieve migraine pain 
  • Promote tissue regeneration 
  • Improve concentration 


  • Swedish massage

    Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. Therapists use a combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive, and tapping movements, with the application of oil or lotion, to reduce friction on the skin.

  • Deep Tissue Massage

    Deep tissue massage uses several advanced techniques to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques.

  • Hot Stone Therapy

    Stones of all shapes and sizes and varying temperatures are used during hot stone massage therapy to elicit physical healing, mental relaxation, and a spiritual connection to Earth's energy. Stones are placed in varying positions on the body for energy balancing or may be used by the therapist for specific trigger-point work.

    Add $10 to total of any session lasting 60 minutes. 

  • Neuromuscular Therapy

    This comprehensive program of soft-tissue manipulation balances the body’s central nervous system with the musculoskeletal system. The goal is to help relieve pain and dysfunction by understanding and alleviating the underlying cause. Neuromuscular therapy is used to locate and release spasms and hypercontraction in the tissue, eliminate trigger points that cause referred pain, rebuild the strength of injured tissues, assist venous and lymphatic flow, and restore postural alignment, proper biomechanics, and flexibility to the tissues.

  • Trigger Point Therapy

    Trigger point myotherapy is a noninvasive therapeutic modality for the relief and control of myofascial pain and dysfunction. Treatment consists of trigger point compression, myomassage, passive stretching, and a regime of corrective exercises. Trigger point myotherapy relies heavily on client-therapist interaction, including verbal and nonverbal elements.

  •  Prenatal/Pregnancy Therapy

    Prenatal massage uses many methods of massage and somatic therapies which safely alleviate strain and discomfort prenatally, during labor, and postpartum. Prenatal therapy reduces pregnancy discomforts and enhances the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus.

  • Raindrop/Aromatherapy

    Raindrop Therapy can be added to any massage and consists of directly applying essential oils to the spine. Raindrop and Aromatherapy can greatly improve whole body function and can assist in chronic pain relief, relaxation, and overall well-being. These remedies have, throughout history, been used to detoxify, revitalize, and oxygenate the body. These applications have also been used to cleanse, clear, and stimulate energy meridians and centers, such as chakras and other subtle energy fields surrounding our body.

    Add $5 to total of any session lasting 60 minutes. 

What to Expect

Your scheduled massage will take place in a comfortable, quiet room located in the Campus Recreation Center. Most massages and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed, however, you should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session.


To schedule an appointment contact Michael Zuhlke at michael.zuhlke@unco.edu or call 970-302-9005

In order to make your experience a positive one, please submit the following forms before your massage takes place:


Pay for your massage at the Campus Recreation entry desk. 


Prices will vary depending on session length and Campus Recreation membership status.


  • 30 minutes: $25
  • 60 minutes: $35


  • 30 minutes: $30
  • 60 minutes: $40


  • 30 minutes: $35
  • 60 minutes: $45