Massage is is one of the oldest, simplest forms of therapy and is a system of stroking, pressing and kneading different areas of the body to relieve pain, relax, stimulate, and tone the body.
- All Campus Recreation massage therapists are certified with at least 500 hours of massage training from an AMTA accredited/approved massage school.
- This is the same certification requirement of all businesses that provide massage services. Here at the ARC, we offer the same relaxing and luxurious experience you would expect from a private massage studio.
- We offer a variety of massages including relaxation, deep tissue, sports massage and many more.
- Reservations are required. Need to be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance.
- Services include:
- private rooms with state-of-the-art fully adjustable beds
- personal robe and slippers
- private showers
- basic toiletries and linens
- single use lockers for your personal belongings
|Massage (50 minutes)
||1 - 3 Sessions
||4 - 6 Sessions
|all fees are per session (*includes $10 ARC Day use fee)|
For more information, please contact FitWell Services at 949-824-5045.
TYPES OF MASSAGE
Swedish Massage: A blend of Swedish and circulatory massage strokes, the relaxation massage promotes body and mind relaxation. It will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. This style of massage can be experienced in a lighter or stronger style.
Deep Tissue Massage/Sports Massage: A more technical and sometimes more aggressive style, the deep tissue massage is utilized for its therapeutic benefits. This massage is for any person, athlete or not, who enjoys a vigorous massage.
Pre-Natal Massage: Pre-Natal Massage during pregnancy is therapeutic bodywork which focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of the childbirth experience. In addition to the fact that massage during pregnancy just plain feels good, there are many other benefits for the mom-to-be and her baby, too. Touch is vital to the mother's physical and emotional well-being as she adapts to her new body image. During the massage the mother's body will be properly positioned and supported during the massage, using pillows and padding. Proper positioning ensures comfort and safety for the mother and baby.
Trigger Point Massage: A form of neuromuscular massage that works on specific points within the body which trigger pain in other areas. A trigger point massage therapist applies concentrated finger, knuckle or elbow pressure to trigger points (painful, irritated areas within muscles) for several seconds to ease spasms and pain caused by continual muscle tension. Benefits include increased blood circulation and release of pain and pressure on nerves.
Reiki- Reiki: a therapy focused on restoring and balancing natural energy. This therapy is not a massage. The energy is given through hand positions throughout the body, but none invasive and client stays fully clothed. Reiki helps meditative states, promotes personal awareness, enhances spiritual connection, fosters natural self-healing, relaxes and reduces stress, balances energy in the body, and relieves pain and discomfort.
Cupping: A traditional Chinese medicine usually done with glass cups and a flame. In the treatment room I will be using silicone cups. They can leave circle marks on the body (cup kisses) but are not painful and clear out stagnation in the body.
Myofascial release: One of the most effective deep tissue massage modalities to reduce chronic pain and scar tissue. During myofascial release therapy, the therapist locates myofascial areas that feel stiff and fixed instead of elastic and movable under manual pressure. These areas, though not always near what feels like the source of pain, are thought to restrict muscle and joint movements, which contributes to widespread chronic muscle pain. Myofascial release is done without oil or lotion. It ends with relaxation Swedish style massage.
Shiatsu: type of massage therapy that was developed in Japan and follows the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Shiatsu means finger pressure in Japanese. Massage therapists apply pressure to specific points on the body, which are connected to various pathways, called “meridians”. According to TCM, stimulation and activation of these points help to promote the flow of body’s energy, called “chi”, and facilitate the body’s natural healing process. Shiatisu massage therapists follow softening, pointwork, percussion techniques. Also, they do passive stretching of tissue and mobilization of joints.
For Winter Quarter 2018, as part of the UCI Wellness Program for Faculty and Staff, a special subsidized discounted fee of $30 dollar out of pocket for 1 – 50 minute Massage is available for all UCI Employees (non-student positions only). To receive the discounted rate you must register by phone or in person and provide your UCI Employee ID Number and Department. No refunds for online or previous purchases. Limit 1 massage purchase at a time. Must use discounted massage before purchases another at the discounted amount. No limit for number of massages purchased per employee. Must be used by employee only.