Massage Therapy

The Center for Health & Counseling offers massage therapy at an incredibly low cost to assist students, staff, and faculty in pursuing a less stressful, more successful semester. Massage therapy can aid in relieving physical aches and pains, while providing a number of mental health benefits as well. Whether it’s your first massage or 100th massage, we are glad to serve you! Each of our massage therapists are Licensed Massage Therapists with years of experience!

Call 801-957-4268 to schedule an appointment.

We are currently offering massage appointments Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Massage Services

Due to the recent impact of COVID-19, we are not scheduling massage appointments more than 2 weeks in advance to ensure the health & safety of our staff members. Please prepare to complete a symptom check prior to your appointment. P​lease call to cancel your appointment or rescheduled if you become ill or are experiencing any of the following symptoms prior to your appointment: fever or chills, shortness of breath, body aches, fatigue, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

To accommodate your desired appointment a credit card is required at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation. If by chance payment is not taken at time of booking, payment will be due at time of service. ​Please plan on paying with a debit card or credit card when paying for a service in our clinic. We do not accept American Express.

The cost for students is $30 for a 50-minute massage. For staff and faculty, the cost is $40 per massage.

Please arrive for your appointment 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time. This allows you the time to fill out the appropriate client form (new clients), change and prepare for the service. All treatment sessions have a specific time schedule and early arrival allows for a relaxed and unhurried experience. If late arrival is inevitable, your service may be shortened in order to keep on schedule and the original reservation fee will be charged.

All treatment sessions have a specific time schedule therefore we regret that late arrivals may not receive extension of scheduled appointments. In special cases, and when our schedule will allow, we may be able to accommodate a partial or full appointment. This will be at our discretion and only with proper, advanced notification of your late arrival. The original reservation fee will be charged

Your therapy times are reserved exclusively for you. We value your time and ask that you respect the office scheduling policies. Massage reservations require a non-refundable deposit. Should you need to reschedule, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance.

Any cancellations with less than 24 hours of notice typically are subject to a cancellation fee of the full cost of the session. Clients who miss their appointments without giving any prior notification have been charged in full for the scheduled service, however, we are temporarily waiving this fee for the time being. Please be aware that there are typically no refunds or expectations, however, due to the COVID-19 impact, we are waiving cancellation fees for the health and safety of not only you, but our staff members.

All services require a credit card or gift certificate to guarantee a reservation so please have your credit card and/or gift certificate ready when booking. Cash payments are discouraged.

Both massage therapists and clients are vulnerable to infections, we ask clients to reschedule appointments when they are feeling unwell and we will do the same for you. If you have any of the following contagious illnesses the massage session will be rescheduled: Diarrhea, Vomiting, Fever, Sore Throat, Poison Ivy, Flu, Chicken Pox, Head Lice, Impetigo, Ringworm, Common Cold or anything that is, or could be contagious please reschedule your appointment as soon as you are feeling ill. Cancellation fees will apply if we are within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment time. However, we can credit those fees toward your next visit (due to sickness) if a doctor’s note is provided. 

All session times include five minutes for initial consultation and undressing and conclude with five minutes for redressing and recommendations. For example, a 60-minute massage session will consist of five minutes for initial consultation and undressing, 50-minutes of a hands-on massage and five minutes for redressing and recommendations.

Prior to each massage session, the treatment plan will be discussed with you. At your first visit with us you will be asked to sign the treatment consent form stating that you have read the information, understand it, and agree to comply with the professional massage therapy policies and procedures. Clients who we have not seen for at least a year may also be asked to fill out this form. If you would like to fill out this form prior to your session you can print it out here.

Our Massage Therapists are happy to adjust pressure, temperature, musical volume, work longer on an area or move on if you request it.

The client may choose to: leave on as much clothing as needed for comfort, refuse any massage methods, stop massage at any time.

The client will always be modestly draped. Only the area being massaged will be undraped. The clients will be kept informed of the area to be massaged. The breast and genital area will not be massaged under any circumstances. A professional distance will be maintained from these areas. Also, low back, hip & gluteal area will be massaged only on request.

Sexual interaction or discussion of any kind between the client and the massage therapist is NEVER appropriate. Should a client behave in a manner that violates this professional boundary, the session will be ended and the client will still be required to pay for the session in full; but will be asked to not come back.

We treat all client visits and conditions as confidential. As such, we will not discuss your visit with anybody outside of our staff without your express permission.

You may choose to talk or not talk during the massage. Conversation will be guided by the client’s direction. We are happy to listen to your conversation and share our professional expertise. We prefer to not discuss topics of a political, private or sexual nature.

Occasionally an emotional response to massage occurs. If this happens, it is ok to express the feelings in our safe, nonjudgmental environment, or you may request privacy and/or end the session. CHC has counselors available to help with any of these emotional issues as well if further help is needed.

It is the responsibility of the client to keep the massage therapist informed of any medical treatment currently being taken, and to keep the massage therapist informed of any changes in health conditions. Massage Therapists are not qualified to perform skeletal adjustments, diagnose, prescribe, or treat any physical or mental illness, and that nothing said during the session should be perceived as such. Massage or bodywork should not be perceived as a substitute for medical examination, diagnosis, or treatment and the client should consult a physician, chiropractor, or other qualified medical specialist for any mental or physical condition that you are aware of.

Gift certificates are not redeemable for cash. We cannot accept or verify lost gift certificates. All gift certificates must be presented at time of service or you must pay by other means. Gift certificates may only be redeemed by current SLCC students, staff, or faculty and expire one academic year from the date of purchase.  All gift certificates are non-refundable. 

Group chair massage appointments are available to reserve for SLCC departments and events. To request chair massages please call 801-957-4268 for pricing and availability.

Massage FAQs

You should undress to your desired level of comfort. Some clients prefer to be completely undressed, while others prefer to keep their undergarments on. This is completely up to you. You will undress and dress in the privacy of your massage room and will be securely covered by a blanket and a sheet during your massage session.

Even if you don’t have a specific health issue, massage therapy can provide many benefits, such as:

  • Stress reduction and improved mental health
  • Increased circulation
  • Increased immune system functioning
  • Release of endorphins, the body's natural painkiller
  • Improved range of motion and decreased discomfort associated with lower back pain
  • Relaxation of injured and overused muscles
  • Reduced muscle spasms and cramping
  • Increased joint flexibility
  • Recovery from strenuous workouts
  • Pain relief from migraines
  • Reduce post-operative adhesions and edema, as well as reduced scar tissue

After your massage that same day, there are some easy, pleasant things you can do to help prevent some of the next-day soreness:

Be purposeful about your water intake, both before and after your appointment. As mentioned above, hydrated muscles are more flexible. Also, there are some strongly-held beliefs that drinking water after a massage can help to flush away the toxins released by massage. Staying hydrated is important before or after a massage session.

Do some gentle stretching that evening, paying special attention to your trouble spots that received the most attention during your massage.

Take a warm bath, ideally with Epsom salts (1/2 cup to 1 cup for adults), and soak for 20-40 minutes. Epsom salts are an inexpensive and effective way to further help your body rid itself of toxins and reduce muscle inflammation. You also get the added bonus of absorbing the beneficial magnesium found in Epsom salts through your skin.

 As your body becomes accustomed to regular massages, you’ll experience the next-day soreness less frequently, making the experience that much more pleasurable. 

A session consists of massage, time for you to dress and undress and time to communicate with the therapist to make your massage personalized to your needs.

For those who use massage as preventative care or to manage daily stress, one massage a month is common. Weekly sessions may be desirable if you are receiving massage for injury relief or to relieve chronic tightness that is interfering with your daily life. There are many people who incorporate massage therapy at least twice a month for optimal therapeutic relief.

A license means that a massage therapist has met the requirements and paid the fee to legally practice massage in your city, county and/or state. To obtain a license, a massage therapist will usually have to complete a minimum number of training hours at an accredited or accepted school or training center and will have to undergo a full background check prior to receiving that license. Each state has specific licensing and/or certification requirements for massage therapists. All our Massage Therapists are licensed with the State of Utah.

You will be properly covered or draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. No areas will be exposed without your consent. You should always let your therapist know if you are uncomfortable for any reason during your massage session.

The total amount of the services scheduled will be charged in full for clients who "no-show" or fail to reschedule their appointment with at least 24 hours' notice. If you are booking your massage within 24 hours of the actual appointment, there is no cancellation and you will be charged the full amount of the appointment. No refunds or exceptions.

As a courtesy to our other clients and staff, appointments will be automatically considered a canceled appointment 15 minutes after the scheduled start time and charged according to the cancellation policy. We regret that late arrivals will not receive extension of scheduled appointments. In special cases, and when our schedule will allow, we may be able to accommodate a partial or full appointment. This will be at our discretion and only with proper, advance notification of your late arrival.

Gift certificates and appointment reservation charges are not redeemable for cash and are non-refundable. We are not responsible for lost or stolen gift certificates.

Clients are expected to exhibit good hygiene and are asked to minimize the use of perfume, cologne and heavily scented personal products.  E-cigarettes are banned in the same places as regular cigarettes. There is no smoking of any kind within campus buildings. The CHC massage room is located in a “Quiet Zone” and we ask that your voice be kept low. No use of cell phones is allowed in the CHC, except for professional use.

Massages are offered at Taylorsville Redwood campus during fall, spring, and summer semesters. Our office is located on the lower level of the Student Center STC 035 on the Taylorsville Redwood campus. Call 801-957-4268 during business hours to schedule a massage.

The cost for students is $30 for an hour massage appointment. SLCC employees pay $40. Payment is due at the time of booking. You must schedule your massage in advance, on a first-come, first-served basis. Massage reservation fees are considered a non-refundable deposit.