The skilled touch of a massage therapist can help individuals relieve the stress of daily life, maintain a state of health or recover from pain or an injury. Beneficial for most everyone from newborns to senior citizens, therapeutic massage has been shown to reduce the heart rate, lower blood pressure, increase blood circulation, relax muscles, relieve mental stress, reduce levels of anxiety, and foster peace of mind.
Interns from National University’s Massage Therapy Certification Program offer therapeutic massage to the general public under the direct supervision of university clinicians as part of their clinical training.
You may schedule a one-half hour or one-hour massage session. Upon arriving for your first visit to the clinic, the massage therapy intern will assess your health through questionnaires, interviews, and observation. Certain health concerns or conditions may alter the amount and type of massage you receive. Following this initial interview, the intern will be able to develop an effective massage blueprint specifically for you.
Types of Massage
- Soft tissue and muscle work via Swedish massage
- Sports massage
- Trigger point therapy
- Neuromuscular facilitation
- Joint mobilization and stretching when indicated
As a massage client, you will be properly draped with sheets, towels or blankets for your own modesty and the intern’s professionalism. You may choose to undress partially or completely for your massage, whichever is most comfortable for you. The only areas of the body uncovered at any time are those being massaged. Genitals and female breasts are never massaged.
Our interns provide a schedule of available times to clinic receptionists. Clients will be assigned to them accordingly. You may request a particular intern and schedule an appointment during their availability or you may schedule an appointment by date and time with a randomly selected intern.
If you must cancel a scheduled appointment, please do so at least 24 hours prior to the appointment. You are also urged to arrive on time. If you are late, the session may need to be shortened or cancelled in consideration of the clients who follow.
Clients may be refused massage due to specific health concerns. Clients also may be refused completion of the current session and refused future appointments for unacceptable behavior.
The Massage Therapy Certificaton Program at National University of Health Sciences has been accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA). COMTA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit educational programs for massage therapy and bodywork professionals.