Clinical Massage Appointments Starting October 2022


Information for individuals (clients) requesting to receive a student massage.

Thank you for choosing to participate in our student practicum clinic experience. This is a valuable tool for each student to learn the various aspects of hands-on clinic practice. 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 or be accompanied by an adult.

Instructor 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.

Make your massage appointments for October 2022 starting September 26, 2022, by calling and leaving a message at (828) 398-7624. Someone will get back to you regarding an appointment time starting October 3, 2022.

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.

 

Appointment Times

There are three appointment times during the day 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. We ask that you arrive 15-minutes before your appointment to give yourself plenty of time to pay the cashier and fill out the paperwork.

 

Massages Offered:

(Note: Depending on where students are at in the course of study, not all massages may be available.)

You may schedule as many appointments as you would like.

50-minute massages:

  • 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.
  • Clothed Table Massage — Client keeps clothes on, and basic all-body massage on a table with a face cradle to support the head while the neck, shoulders, back, legs, and feet are treated, unlike chair massage, the front of the body can also be treated by turning face up to release the tension on the front of the body for a more complete experience. No lotion or oil is used. Foot Massage--lower leg and foot treatment, using warm, moist towels, massage, and mobilization to improve circulation, stimulate muscles, reduce tension, and often eases pain.

25-minute massages:

  • 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.

Cost:

  • 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.