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What is massage?

Massage is the manipulation of skin, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue for the purpose of decreasing muscle tension and increasing physical comfort in musculature and surrounding joints.

Who are the massage therapists?

The IU Health Center massage therapists are certified professionals. The massage therapists meet HIPPA training requirements and adhere to a strict code of ethics and professional conduct. Please call Health and Wellness Education at 812-856-4468 for massage therapists’ names and a description of the massage therapists’ areas of expertise.

What are the benefits of massage?

  • Increases circulation
  • Decreases muscle tension
  • Increases flexibility
  • Improves mood and promotes relaxation
  • Massage is a chemical-free way to relax

 What takes place in a professional massage?

First, you will fill out a short, confidential intake and medical history form. Next, you will talk with the massage therapist who will answer any questions you might have. The massage takes place in a pri­vate room on a massage table especially designed for your comfort. In private, you will undress to your level of comfort and lie under a sheet and blanket. The massage will last 45 minutes.

Massage lotion or oil will be used. At the completion of the massage you will rest a short time, dress, check out, and your visit is complete.

The massage therapy services are provided through Health and Wellness Education, Indiana University Health Center, 855-7338.


For more information:

American Massage Therapy Association - 820 Davis Street, Suite 100 Evanston, IL 60201. Ph: 1-708-864-0123