Fall facility hours begin Saturday, August 19. Our Fall Group Exercise schedule begins August 24. 

Wellness Program

Wellness

Massage Services

Massage Services

Rec Sports is excited to announce our new Massage Services, which will be launching Fall semester 2017. The exact date will be announced shortly! Thanks for your patience and check back with us soon. 

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

Reserve Your Massage (starting Fall 2017)

To register for our Massage Services, visit MyRecSports. You will be asked to use either your VCU eID. Once you are in the MyRecSports site, please search Massage Services to reserve and pay for a massage time. We accept debit/credit cards.

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.

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.