Gift the gift of a massage!
Sessions are $40 for a 50-minute massage.
Massage can decrease stress, relax the mind and body, diminish pain, decrease depressive and anxious feelings, increase concentration, and promote healthy sleep. Research shows that receiving a massage can improve your sense of well being.
During the semester, stress can weigh you down: mentally, physically, and academically. Massage is offered year round at UHS. Our professional massage therapists will lift the weight right off your shoulders.
Sessions are $40 for a fifty-minute massage.
Students may purchase massage therapy appointments throughout the summer without paying the Summer Health Fee.
Cash and personal checks (made out to the massage therapist) are accepted for payment. Sorry, no credit cards or online payment is available for massage.
To schedule a massage, please call (608) 265-5600 prompt #2 to make an appointment. You can also schedule an appointment online at MyUHS.
When you have an appointment, come to 7th floor of the UHS building at 333 East Campus Mall. If this is your first massage appointment, the massage therapist will ask you fill out a health history form and sign a consent form, stating you understand the service.
At the beginning of the session, the massage therapist will talk with you about the type of massage you want. If you have a lot of muscle aches and pains you may want a vigorous massage; if you’re looking for relaxation, ask for that.
When the massage therapist leaves the room you can undress to the degree of your personal comfort. Some people prefer to be completely undressed, while others prefer to wear their underwear. Some people wear comfortable shorts and a light shirt. At all times your privacy is respected and you are covered with a sheet or blanket.
Feel free to talk to the therapist about the massage — he or she will want to make sure you are comfortable and enjoying your massage.
Massage Therapists at UHS
Heather Simmons - Heather graduated from Blue Sky School of Professional Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork in Madison in 2003. She performs relaxation and therapeutic massage, combining various massage techniques based on the immediate needs of each individual client, including Swedish massage (using long flowing strokes that help facilitate deep relaxation and increased circulation), NMT (neuromuscular therapy, which involves very focused work on problem areas), lymphatic, some deep tissue, and sports recovery. Helping her clients achieve an overall sense of well-being during the massage, in addition to relieving muscular aches and pains, is very important to her. Heather has always had a passion for helping people and truly enjoys working with the student population, striving to make the individual as comfortable as possible during their visit.
Karen Wissell - Karen graduated from East-West Healing Arts Institute in Madison in 2008. Her interest in working with people began with her social work career and continues to be a life-long journey to help individuals achieve balance and harmony in their lives. Karen’s goal is to help facilitate wellness through mind/body balance. During her therapeutic and relaxation massage sessions, she blends a variety of techniques such as, Acupressure, Swedish Massage, and TuiNa (Chinese Medical Massage) with a focus on developing each session to accommodate the individual needs of each client.