Massage Services

Wellness Program

Wellness

Massage Services

Massage Services

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.

Learn more: 

Table Massage 

Mobile Chair Massage

Meet our Therapists


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

Registration is available for the remainder of the semester. 

Fees for 1-hour session: $65

  • Discounted Price for Students     $40
  • Discounted Price for Members     $50
  • Faculty/Staff Non-Members may participate in program for full price. To request registration access click here

Please note, tips are not accepted.

Table Massage Hours May 7 to June 30 (both facilities)

Monday thru Thursday 1:00-5:45 p.m.

Friday 12:00-3:30 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. New to MyRecSports? Check our registration instructions below

Rescheduling Your Massage

Please fill out the form below if you need to reschedule your appointment. We will do our best to assist you. All rescheduling requests need to be made at least 24 hours in advance of your currently scheduled appointment. Appointments will not be rescheduled if requested after 24 hours in advance.

Reschedule Request Form

Our Refund Policy. Refunds will be considered on a case by case basis for medical reasons and need to requested in writing to the Wellness Coordinator at least 72 hours in advance of the appointment.

Please review our Massage Services Policies.  

Questions? Please contact massage@vcu.edu.


 

Non-Member VCU Faculty/Staff Massage Membership Form

Are you an employee of VCU or VCU Health System but not a Rec Sports member? You can still make a table massage appointment without a Rec Sports membership*. Follow these steps:

1) Fill out this form to request a non-member faculty/staff massage membership.

2) VCU Recreational Sports will provide you with a massage membership within 48 hours. 

3) Once you have a massage membership, you can reserve an appointment at any time. 

*Rec Sports members get a discount on massage services, plus a wide range of other benefits. Check out our affordable memberships and make massage part of your overall wellness plan! 


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 headrest. 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      $40/hr
  • VCU Department      $50/hr
  • Members $65/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. 


Meet Our Massage Therapists

Shakia: Shakia 'Kia' is a Certified Massage Therapist in the state of Virginia. She graduated from Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage in March of 2008. Throughout the duration of her career, she has been actively practicing under a chiropractor. She has experience in Swedish, Sports and Prenatal massage.  She incorporates Western Massage techniques with a focus on sports massage. She is dedicated to the wellness of each client.

Nicole: Nicole is a Licensed Massage Therapist and a graduate of Everest University. From aromatherapy to deep tissue, Nicole tailors each massage to her clients’ specific needs. She is a firm believer in the connection between body and mind and is a proponent of massage for relieving not just physical stress but also emotional stress. Her serene approach will offer harmony, balance and ease to your busy life.

Julie: Julie earned her Massage Therapy credentials from Virginia School of Technology and is a Board certified and Virginia state licensed Massage Therapist and Bodywork Specialist. She specializes in Sports and Deep Tissue massage, Swedish, Trigger Point and Myofascial Release. Julie graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science degree. Currently, Julie is starting research into the effects of massage in the middle school classroom in relation to negative behaviors and grade performance.

Lynsay: Lynsay graduated with a BFA in Dance and Choreography from VCU, and is Nationally Certified in Massage Therapy and Bodywork. She specializes in sports massage and chronic pain management but has expertise in many modalities including prenatal massage, Thai Yoga Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Active Assistive Stretching and Myofascial Release. She has worked in spas, country clubs, chiropractors offices as well as enjoys running her own small thriving massage therapy business. Lynsay will create a custom massage to help you be the best you can be.

Lindsey: Lindsey is a graduate of the Virginia School of Massage in Charlottesville, and is certified by the Virginia Board of Nursing. She has experience working in chiropractic offices and wellness centers. She specializes in therapeutic deep tissue and sports massage but also practices other modalities of Massage.

Samantha: Samantha graduated from The American Institute of Massage (now The Lotus School of Integrated Therapies) in Richmond, and is licensed by the Virginia Board of Nursing. She is skilled in deep tissue, Swedish, sports massage, hot stone, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, spa body treatments, and other massage modalities. Samantha has a passion for health and wellness and believes in utilizing alternative therapies to achieve optimal health.