Information for individuals (clients) requesting to receive a student massage.
Thank you for choosing to participate in our student practicum clinic experience. We are looking forward to having a client massage clinic this July. We have had some glitches with the scheduling app. Unfortunately, we will be scheduling by phone. If you scheduled on the app. and have not been contacted by our staff confirming your appointment, please give us a call at (828) 398-7758 to ensure your appointment. Your time is valuable and we want to ensure things go smoothly.
Please note that phone messages will be returned when the scheduling person can reasonably do so. The clinic is only open from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday -Wednesday. We offer appointments only during these times at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. In order to have the optimum time, please arrive 10-20 minutes early to pay and fill out intake forms. This information is very valuable for the Student Therapists to give the most appropriate care during your massage session.
Also take advantage of the reserved parking spots for clients getting a massage. These are located in front of the building and have a sign designating the space for your massage time.
Call (828) 398-7758 for changes in appointments or to make an appointment.
You will still have to pay at the front desk for your massage unless it is the 9:30 a.m. appt, then payment will be done on the fourth floor in Con Ed Registration area.
We have a very nice facility consistent with other programs in the area. We have room dividers around the tables to protect privacy. The doors will be open during the massage session to protect the student and client and to allow the instructor to respond to questions as needed.
Any inappropriate conversation or behavior conducted toward a student during the session will result in immediate termination of the session and future sessions will not be permitted. Everyone must wear underpants to receive a Clinical Massage at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Individuals must be 18 years old or older to receive massage services.
Instructors and Student Therapists who partake in the A-B Technical Community College Clinical Massage Program will not diagnose any illness or disease. We will assess your clinical massage needs and perform a clinical massage accordingly. Please consult a primary health care physician prior to receiving a therapeutic or clinical massage.
Clinical Massages are given in Room 114 at the Ferguson Center for Allied Health and Workforce Development building (10 Genevieve Circle) on the A-B Tech Asheville Campus.
Massage dates will be in July. There are three appointment times during the day 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday only. We ask that you arrive 10-20 minutes before your appointment to give yourself plenty of time to pay the cashier and fill out the intake form. This session there will be some parking spaces reserved in front of the building to aid in finding a parking space at the AHWD building.
You may schedule as many appointments as you would like. You may not request a particular student. You must pay before going to the clinic area and have a receipt for the payment.
- Integrative Massage — basic all-body massage incorporating the system of transitional strokes and movements of Swedish massage with features of myofascial, trigger point, and neuromuscular therapies as a pathway to treatment-oriented work. As students become more experienced, massages can include advanced neuromuscular, deep tissue, myofascial release, visceral manipulation, and structural balancing therapies to lengthen the shortened muscles in the front of the body which reduces tension in the back (overstretched) muscles.
- Chair Massage — The Client sits on a massage chair with a face cradle to support the head, and the arms and legs supported. The therapist works the muscles through the clothes. The focus is on the back, neck, shoulders, arms, and hands. No lotion or oil is used.
- 50-minute massages: $25.00
- 25-minute massages: $15.00
We are located on the 1st floor of the Ferguson Center for Allied Health and Workforce Development on the A-B Tech Asheville Campus in Room 114. We accept cash, checks, or credit/debit cards.
Thank you for supporting our students.