Wellness Program


Massage Services

Massage Services

Rec Sports is excited to announce our new Massage Services, launching September 11, 2017. You can now register for table massage at MyRecSportsAvailable at both Cary Street Gym and MCV Campus Recreation Center.

Massage Services is an excellent way to promote a healthy and active life when added to your current wellness plan. Our massage therapists will discuss your needs with you and will implement a customized treatment that will energize your mind and body. 

Benefits of massage:

  • Relieves muscular pain and tension
  • Reduces fatigue
  • Lowers anxiety
  • Helps prevent repetitive strain injury
  • Boosts immunity
  • Improves problem-solving and creative thinking

Come to us or we will come to you! We offer table massage in our facilities. VCU student organizations or departments may request mobile chair massage services for a fee.

Table Massage

Table massage is available at Cary Street Gym and MCV Campus Recreation & Aquatic Center. Our skilled, registered Massage Therapists offer a variety of massage techniques, available for a 60-minute session.

Table Massage is an excellent tool for relaxation, relieving stress and muscle tension, or assisting in rehabilitating an injury. If you are uncertain which treatment will benefit you, discuss your needs with your therapist when you arrive for your appointment. Whether you’re looking to relieve stress after a long week of studying or prevent injuries after an intense workout, we have a massage for you.

Currently available massages: 

  • Relaxation
  • Deep Tissue

 Fees for 1-hour session

  • Student Price     $25
  • Member Price     $45
  • Fac/Staff Nonmember Price    $65

Please note, tips are not accepted.

Table Massage Hours (both facilities)

Monday to Thursday 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Reserve Your Massage

You can now register for table massage at MyRecSports. Available at both Cary Street Gym and MCV Campus Recreation Center. 

Questions? Please contact Carrie Baines, Wellness Coordinator

Mobile Chair Massage

Chair Massage is a convenient, quick and inexpensive way to enjoy the benefits of massage. All you have to do is relax in a specially designed chair. By using a combination of acupressure points, sports, and other massage techniques, this massage treats the most common areas of tension and stress.

Why Mobile Chair Massage?

A Chair Massage session will help your muscles relax and have a renewed sense of energy. This is the ideal massage for events, conferences, and gatherings. 

Chair massages are a very beneficial massage for quick stress relief. Typically chair massages are shorter in duration (5 - 10 minutes per person) and done over clothes. No lotions or oils are used. The participant will sit in a massage chair with a forward-facing head rest. The method of massage will be customized for the individual. The movements mainly associated with a chair massage will be kneading and compression.

In the workplace, mobile chair massage helps reduce issues such as neck and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and stress or migraine headaches. These are all examples of chronic pain patterns associated with sitting for long periods of time at a desk, repetitive muscular actions and poor posture. Not only will the mobile chair massage help with these common issues but the massage therapist will also provide advice on correct posture and stretches.

Benefits of mobile chair massage for organizations:

  • Improves productivity
  • Increases morale and creates a better work environment
  • Increases employee retention
  • Decreases absenteeism
  • Improves job satisfaction
  • Helps recruit prospective employees

Fees for 1-hour session

  • VCU Student Organization      $25/hr
  • VCU Department      $45/hr

Fees are based on a one-hour reservation with one therapist visiting your organization. You can schedule extra time in 30-minute increments. Additional fees may be charged for extra massage therapists, off-campus locations or longer sessions. Please note, tips are not accepted.

Requests for Mobile Chair Massage will be able to be scheduled at least two weeks prior to requested date. To request a Mobile Chair Massage, please fill out our Request form.