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Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy offers many great benefits including (but not limited to): stress/pain relief, fatigue reduction, muscle recovery, improved circulation and increased energy.  The licensed massage therapist is capable of providing a variety of massage therapy options depending on your needs.

Massage Therapy is available to all of the UNC Community and there is a range of options and packages to fit your needs. To learn more, visit the Front Desk or the see below.


    • 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 

    • To schedule an appointment, email michael.zuhlke@unco.edu. This will initiate communication with the massage therapist.  No fees are exchanged yet.  You will not pay anything until you decide on the option and pricing plan that best fits your needs.
    • Submit a Health Form and an Informed Consent Form to the massage therapist (michael.zuhlke@unco.edu) or bring with you to your first session.
    • Purchase the Massage Sessions that best suit your needs. Please view the options listed below in the Services and Rates section.  You can pay with Cash, Check, Credit Card or Payroll Deduction/Student Billing at the Front Desk with the massage therapist.
    • Sessions will begin at the agreed-upon times and days. Late arrivals will not extend your session time.  And, unexcused absences will be deducted as completed sessions.
      • Communication expectations between client and massage therapist will be established prior to your first session. Please be courteous with each other’s time.
      • To maximize your session time with the massage therapist, please arrive a few minutes early to change and prepare.
    • The massage therapist will greet you at the start of each session at the Front Desk of the Campus Recreation Center.

    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.


    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

    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.