Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a general term for health and healing practices involving touch and movement, and is a profession in which the practitioner applies manual techniques, and may apply adjunctive therapies, with the intention of positively affecting the health and well-being of the client.

We offer on-site massage therapy to students, staff and faculty via a partnership with local massage therapists in our Physical Therapy Department. Massage therapists are licensed by the North Carolina Board of Massage & Bodywork Therapy

Massage Types Offered

  • Swedish
  • Deep Tissue
  • Myofascial
  • Neuromuscular
  • Sports
  • Trigger Point Therapy

When Services Are Offered

  • Tuesday 11:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Friday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

How to Make an Appointment

Appointments can be made in person or by phone at 919.513.3260. No prescription or referral is needed for massage therapy. Services are offered to students, or faculty and staff of NC State.

If necessary, cancel or reschedule your appointment by 5:00pm on the business day before the scheduled appointment to prevent a $25 charge. Late arrivals will not receive an extension of scheduled services unless schedule permits. Late arrivals will be responsible for full-service costs.

Pricing

Individual Massage Pricing

Students: $30 for a 25 minute massage, $55 for a 50 minute massage

Faculty/Staff: $40 for a 25 minute massage, $65 for a 50 minute massage

Package Massage Pricing

Students:

  • $85 Three 25 minute sessions
  • $135 Five 25 minute sessions
  • $225 Ten 25 minute sessions
  • $150 Three 50 minute sessions
  • $235 Five 50 minute sessions
  • $440 Ten 50 minute sessions

Faculty/Staff:

  • $115 Three 25 minute sessions
  • $180 Five 25 minute sessions
  • $340 Ten 25 minute sessions
  • $175 Three 50 minute sessions
  • $275 Five 50 minute sessions
  • $520 Ten 50 minute sessions

Package Pricing expires after six months from purchase date. You must pay before your scheduled appointment at the SHS Cashiers office.

What to Expect the First Visit

When you arrive you will be greeted by our receptionist and asked to fill out a short health history intake. When your therapist meets you, he or she will take you to the treatment room where the two of you will discuss your session needs, concerns, and questions.

Your therapist will then guide you through what to wear and how to get onto the massage table. As far as draping goes, there are several options. Shorts and gowns are provided, you may bring your own shorts and top or a bathing suit, or you may use the sheets and blanket provided. Whatever you choose to wear should leave you with a feeling of maximum comfort. Often, new customers start out using shorts and gowns and convert to sheets when they are more comfortable. Others continue on with the shorts/gown draping. After guiding you through your draping options, the therapist will leave the room so that you may undress in comfort.

How to Get the Most from Your Massage

  • Don’t eat just before a massage session. Your body should have time to digest your meal first.
  • Be on time. It is quite difficult to relax if you arrive in a rushed state.
  • Try to be open-minded and receptive to the massage therapist and session.
  • Let the massage therapist know your expectations and reasons for the massage.
  • If you have a preference, communicate with the therapist if you like to talk or prefer to remain silent during your massage.
  • Provide feedback to the massage therapist advising on the amount of pressure you desire, report any discomfort or distractions from the technique, music, temperature, etc…
  • Breathing properly helps us relax, so try to breathe normally.
  • Relax.
  • Drink plenty of water after your massage, this helps to flush away any toxins released from your soft tissue.
  • Take your time when getting up from a massage. Try to take in how you feel, the effects of the session, and make sure you are not dizzy or lightheaded.
  • Therapeutic effects of massage are cumulative. If you are getting a massage to help with chronic pain or tension, be open and prepared to schedule follow up massage sessions.

Departmental Chair Massage Event Request

Is your department interested in hosting a chair massage event for students and/or your faculty/staff? Submit the form below to Sharon Neal (ssneal@ncsu.edu) at least 2 weeks prior to the event date. Chair massage services are $75 per hour.

Departmental Chair Massage Event Request Form

College of Veterinary Medicine Massage

Massage Therapy Services are now available on the Vet School campus for CVM students, faculty and staff only.

To schedule an appointment

Please call the SHS Physical Therapy appointment line, 919.513.3260, during regular business hours, to schedule your appointment. If necessary, cancel or reschedule your appointment by 5:00pm on the business day (Friday) before the scheduled appointment to prevent a $25 charge. Late arrivals will not receive an extension of scheduled services unless schedule permits. Late arrivals will be responsible for full-service costs.

Appointments are available every Monday from 4:00PM-7:00PM

Location: 

Breezeway 2591 in the Main CVM building

Pricing:

Individual and package prices are available above.

Payment: 

Payment for massage therapy services may be made prior to the appointment or at the time of service. Students may pay using their student account or pay with a credit card via the link below. Staff may pay with a credit card. When payment with a credit card is made, using the link below, clients will receive a receipt via email. Please keep this email receipt as proof of payment.

Payment Link: https://commerce.cashnet.com/NCSUSHS (Payment using this site may not be made from a University owned computer).

Useful Links

North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy