According to a student survey conducted every other spring by the National College Health Assessment, stress is the number one cause why students do not perform well in classes.
One way for Salt Lake Community College students to relieve this stress is to visit the Center for Health and Counseling for affordable massages and other services.
“All of our things are centered around academic success and that’s really what we strive for,” says Tatiana Burton, Health Promotions program manager at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
Each semester, students are offered one 60-minute massage, performed by licensed massage experts, at the introductory price of $10.
The commencement of the hour session includes a mini consultation with the professional massage therapist. After addressing the student’s needs, a completely customized 50-minute massage is performed.
The massage is followed with educational tips on stretching and stress relief techniques.
The CHC wants to ensure the massage service is personally tailored for the individual.
A student has the choice of a male or female massage specialist. The dress policy is determined by the student’s comfort level.
Whether one prefers a fully clothed massage or draped appropriately, the community college provides a professional and safe environment.
The popularity of the discounted massage acts as gateway to the other medical services offered in the CHC.
“It’s kind of a great plug to get them in the door,” says Burton.
The future of massage services has promising potential.
Along with personalized full-body treatments, the CHC hopes to enhance their educational programs.
Workshops that include partner massages to teach stress relieving methods and aromatherapy are on the horizon. Burton states that these workshops focus around learning to enhance a student’s performance.
The center anticipates an online scheduling option by next semester.
Payment is due at the time of service and a 24-hour cancellation notice is mandatory. Keep this in mind to avoid any additional fees. A OneCard is required for appointment verification.
The CHC has offices at Taylorsville Redwood, Jordan and South City campuses. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the CHC at 801-957-4268.