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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the practice of kneading and manipulating muscles and other tissue to improve well-being and overall health. It includes moving and applying pressure to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. A wide variety of techniques which vary in the manner in which touch, pressure, and intensity of the treatment is applied.

After struggling with hip and lower back pain and countless doctors visits, the certified and licensed massage therapists in the Wellness Suite have finally brought me relief. Working together towards a goal of being pain free, I have not felt this physically good in years. I would highly recommend this very qualified staff. ”

Massage Therapy Client

Scheduling a Massage Session or Event

Personal Massage

For more information, or to make an appointment, call 765.496.1788 or email Carmen Williams. 

Use the Online Member Portal to pay for your massage. If purchasing a massage as a gift, please call 765.496.1788 or email Carmen Williams after completing your purchase to designate the gift recipient. 

Before arriving for your appointment, please complete the New Client packet and the Massage Waiver.

Massage Chair Event

To schedule a massage chair event for your office, department, or event, fill out the massage chair request form at least two weeks before the event date. A wellness staff member will then reach out to you to confirm the event and payment. 

 

Massage Hours and Services

Hours of Operation
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Services and Rates
60 Minute Massage $70
90 Minute Massage $90
(3) 60 Minute Massage Package* $195
(3) 90 Minute Massage Package* $265
Massage Chair Event $85/hr/Therapist
Hot Stone Therapy Additional $10
Cupping Additional $10
Aromatherapy Additional $5

*All massage packages must be used within a year from the date of purchase.

RecWell offers massage chair events for Purdue faculty, staff, students, departments, and affiliates. Massage chair events must occur on the Purdue West Lafafyette campus. Groups are responsible for reserving their space on campus. To request a massage chair event, complete the request form and a Wellness staff member will reach out to confirm the event. 

Massage Policies

Massage Policies
  • Clients must be at least 18 years of age
  • Massage sessions must be paid for in advance. Sales are final and non-refundable.
  • If needed, sessions must be rescheduled 24 hours in advance. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the session and payment. Clients should call the Wellness Suite, 765-496-1788, to reschedule.
  • Clients should reschedule appointments when they are feeling unwell.
  • Clients should contact the Wellness Suite, 765-496-1788, if they know they will be late.  If a client is late, the session will only last until the end of the time for which the session was scheduled.
  • The massage therapy new client packet and waiver must be completed prior to the beginning of the appointment. All massage sessions will not begin until both forms are completed. 
  • We do not bill insurance companies directly. If a client has medical insurance that covers massage therapy, RecWell can provide a receipt and other applicable documents for reimbursement.
  • Clients need to maintain an appropriate level of personal hygiene.  If a client exercises before their massage, they need to shower before their session.  The massage therapist reserves the right to refuse to perform a massage for any hygiene issues.
  • Clients should silence their cell phones and put them away during the massage session.
  • If a client initiates a sexual advance during a massage, the session will end immediately and the client will be asked to leave. A refund will not be provided.
  • Massage therapists do not work within the scope of licensed medical professionals and therefore do not diagnose, prescribe, or provide treatment for a specific condition.  If any medicial situation arises during the massage session, the therapist will refer the client for diagnosis and to follow the recommendations of the their physician.
Additional COVID Policies

Please read through our enhanced health safety practices and protocols to learn how we are pledging to protect Purdue.

  • Contactless payment. 
  • All clients and therapists will use alcohol-based hand sanitizer (containing at least 60% alcohol).
  • Staggering appointment times to allow necessary cleaning protocols.

What to Expect from your Massage

Before the Massage
  • Your therapist will review and discuss the Medical History Form.
  • If you have areas that you do or do not want your therapist to work on, please share before the massage begins.
  • The therapist will discuss whether you want to start your massage face down or face up.
  • If you have allergies, please discuss this with your therapist, as oil and lotions are used.
Privacy
  • Before your massage, the therapist will discuss your level of clothing during the massage. It’s all about your level of comfort. This is different for every person.
  • The therapist will leave the room while you undress. Take off only as much as you are comfortable removing.
  • After you remove your clothing, you will lie on the table with the sheet and blanket covering your body. The therapist will knock before entering the room.
Draping
  • Before your massage, the therapist will explain draping, which is using the sheet to cover yourself.
  • The massage therapist will NEVER expose your genitals or breasts, or any other areas you identify.
  • During the massage, the therapist will only uncover only the part of your body that they are massaging.
  • You will probably turn over once during your massage. While this happens, the therapist will maintain your draping privacy and ensure that your body is not exposed.
  • If you and your massage therapist discussed working on your gluteus maximus, it will remain covered and the therapist will massage OVER the sheet or towel.
During the massage, please let your therapist know...
  • Client will remain covered throughout the massage except for the area uncovered by the Massage Therapist that is being massaged with the client’s permission.
  • If anything makes you uncomfortable
  • If you would like them to adjust the level of pressure that you are receiving
  • If you would like them to work on a different area of your body
  • If you would like more or less conversation during the massage
  • If you are too hot or too cold
  • If for any reason at any point, you wish to stop the massage session.
After the Massage
  • Your therapist will leave the room. Please get up slowly.
  • After you get dressed, your therapist will meet you at the front counter and offer you water. Your therapist will discuss your appointment and will make notes in your chart. Feel free to tip your therapist if you’d like.
  • You may receive an email with a short survey for you to answer questions about your experience. We appreciate your feedback.
  • If you have additional information to share about your massage experience, please ask to talk with Carmen Williams. If she isn’t available, you can reach her at 765.496.1788 or will1483@purdue.edu 
Disclaimer
  • RecWell has the right to execute immediate discontinuation of service of a client's participation in the Massage Therapy Program effective immediately due to violations of our Code of Conduct and Terms of Service.

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Meet Our Professional Therapists

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Elizabeth (Betty) Trumble

Licensed Massage Therapist

Betty is a Licensed & Certified Massage Therapist that graduated in 2021 from Ivy Tech Therapeutic Massage Program. She is a compassionate and personable Massage Therapist which is emulated by the dedication to her craft. Betty enjoys implementing her own style of massage which combines therapeutic, deep tissue work with relaxing elements that activate the nervous system.  Betty is certified in Cupping and Hot Stone therapy.

 “My favorite thing about massage is how I can use my intuition & expertise to listen with my hands to what muscles are telling me they need, in combination with the client goals to provide the precise care that will be most helpful."

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Amanda Brown

Licensed Massage Therapist

Amanda is a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Indiana and an Active AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) Member. She graduated from Ivy Tech in 2019 with a degree in Therapeutic Massage and has obtained additional training in Evidence Informed Clinical Cupping in 2022 and Claire Marie Miller’s Nurturing the Mother in 2023. Prior to becoming a Massage Therapist, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Purdue University in Psychology and a Master’s Degree from Indiana University in Social Work. This education background and experience will bring a richness to your treatment sessions. Amanda will utilize a variety of techniques tailored to your unique goals and needs including: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Prenatal Massage, Hot Stone Massage,                                                                            Assisted Stretching, Cupping and Aromatherapy.

“I provide clients with a sense of relaxation and healing using therapeutic touch to reverse the impact of everyday stress. I am focused on restoring enhanced overall well-being during treatment sessions.”

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Stephanie Salcido

Licensed Massage Therapist

Stephanie graduated from the Massage Therapy Program at Milan Institute in Visalia, California in 2018. She recently relocated to the greater Lafayette area in 2023 from Hawaii where she worked mostly in medical administration. Along with her education in Massage Therapy, Stephanie also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Organizational Leadership. She has experience with prenatal, aromatherapy, and sports massage, and is certified in cupping.

"I enjoy helping others feel their best. We do so much caring for others, it's important to care for ourselves too!"