Massage Therapy Students

Massage Therapy Information

Clinic Information

The massage clinic is currently closed and is anticipated to reopen in Fall 2023.

The Massage Therapy clinic is a public clinic that allows our students the opportunity to expand their skills. This clinic is a required internship that completes a student’s required hands on hours. Massages will performed in the Swedish style, meaning relaxation is the goal of the session. The clinic is  provided under supervision of licensed massage therapists.

We accept cash, Mastercard, Visa, and personal checks. Exact change is recommended if paying in cash. Note that tips are not allowed by state law. You can help the students by re-booking and spreading the word about the clinic so the students can complete the required hours quickly.

Please note that there are no current COVID-19 requirements for masking. Clients and therapists may choose to wear a mask, if desired. We reserve the right to change this, dependent upon school policy.

 

Schedule an appointment

The massage clinic is currently closed. We are working hard on training the next group of students and anticipate reopening the clinic in Fall 2023.

Please email us at as-massagetherapy@asnuntuck.edu with any questions

What to expect

The massages will take place in a semi-private room. All massages occur in the same room. Each table is curtained off from the rest of the room ensuring visual privacy throughout the session. Because of this, we ask that all clients and therapists remain quite during the massage.

Upon arrival outside of room 145, clients will be greeted by a student. After a standard health intake is completed and payment is taken, the student will bring you into the massage room and direct you to the correct table. They will give you instructions on disrobing and where to place your things, then step out as you get on the table. The student will leave the room to wash their hands and then return. Prior to entering the massage space, they will inquire if you are all set. Upon confirmation that you are on the table, the student will enter the space and  perform either a 50 or 100 minute massage, depending on your booking choice. Once the massage is completed, the students will step out of the area, giving you privacy to dress. Once out of the room, we ask that all clients fill out a feedback form to help the students improve their skills.

Due to state regulations, no tips can be provided to the students. The best tip is to re-book with your student therapist so that they can become licensed faster. If you feel that you absolutely need to tip, we are happy to use that tip towards a student scholarship.

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Email is the best method: as-massagetherapy@asnuntuck.edu

Information desk: 860.253.3012

 

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Reasons to Get a Massage

Top Reasons for Getting Last Massage in 2020

  • 93 percent of individuals surveyed view massage as being beneficial to overall health and wellness.
  • 92 percent of individuals surveyed believe that massage can be effective in reducing pain; with 25 percent of respondents stating they have used massage therapy for pain relief.
  • Consumers received an average of 3.5 massages in the past 12 months.

Consumers have quickly learned the value and efficacy of massage therapy as an important approach for health and medical conditions.

  • As few as 32 percent of individuals believe massage therapy is only a form of pampering.
  • In the 12 months ending June 2020, 23 percent of massage consumers received their last massage at a spa.
  • 83 percent of consumers agree that massage therapy should be considered a form of health care.
  • 63 percent of massage consumers have used massage for a health or medical reason in the 12 months ending June 2020.
  • 29 percent of consumers had a massage for pain relief/pain management in the 12 months ending June 2020.

Massage for Health and Wellness

75 percent of individuals surveyed claim the primary reason for receiving their last massage in the 12 months ending June 2020 was health or wellness (49 percent) or stress related (26 percent).

Health or wellness reasons included pain relief, soreness, stiffness or spasms, injury recovery, migraines, prevention, pregnancy or prenatal, and general well-being.

Consumers Are Discussing Specific Medical Conditions with their Doctors

Of consumers that discussed massage with their doctor:

  • 57 percent of respondents discussed pain relief or pain management with their doctor.
  • 36 percent discussed injury recovery or rehabilitation with their doctor.
  • 47 percent discussed soreness, stiffness, and spasms with their doctor.
  • Other conditions discussed included headaches, pregnancy, and relaxation or stress reduction.

Medical Providers Are Recommending Massage

Medical providers and doctors are more commonly viewing massage therapy as a complementary option to address health concerns.

Of consumers who discussed massage therapy with their doctor or medical provider:

  • 25 percent were referred to a massage therapist.
  • 24 percent indicated they were strongly recommended by their doctor or medical provider to receive a massage.
  • 23 percent indicated that they were encouraged by their doctor or medical provider to receive a massage.
  • 19 percent were told that a massage might benefit them.