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SHAC Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8:00AM-5:30PM
Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Hours are subject to change. SHAC is closed on all UNM holidays and unforeseen closures.

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Student Health & Counseling

MSC 06 3870
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Building 73

Phone: 505-277-3136
Fax: 505-277-2020

Massage for Students, Staff, Faculty & Retirees

Student Health & Counseling (SHAC), Second Floor, Rooms 212 & 214A

One-Hour Body Massage (eff. Fall 2016): $40.00

Note: Treatments are approximately 50 minutes in duration.


2016-2017 UNM Student Health Insurance

Two (2) Massages are covered per semester (fall, spring summer) with a $5.00 copay for the following student groups with 2016-2017 UNM Student Health Insurance:

  • Graduate Students with Appointed Assistantships
  • International Students, Medical Students, and other Health Profession Students who have purchased the 2016-2017 plan. (Click on the link above for information.)

Massage PhotoPlanning for a Massage at SHAC

SHAC has Licensed Massage Therapists available Monday through Friday by appointment.

Staff, faculty, and retirees must pay in advance at the SHAC Reception Area. Students can pay by check, cash, Lobo Cash, MasterCard, Visa, debit card, or by charging to a student account. Gift certificates are available (for students, staff, faculty or retirees only).

Anyone who uses Massage Therapy Services will need to fill out a Massage Therapy Consent Form. If you wish, you can print it and fill it out prior to your first appointment.

Plan to arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment. Check in at the SHAC Reception Area on the first floor.

Wear loose, comfortable clothing. (You may disrobe to your own level of comfort.)

$20 No-Show/Late Cancellation Fee: All appointments must be cancelled by 3:00 PM of the previous day (or by 3:00 PM on Friday for a Monday appointment), to avoid charges for a no-show or late-cancellation fee.


Massage Precautions / Contraindications

Massage should not be construed as a substitute for medical treatment. The basic purpose is for relaxation and relief of muscular tension.

If you’re in any doubt, or if you’re under medical supervision, check with your doctor or other qualified medical practitioner before embarking on massage therapy. This advice applies particularly in the case of cardiovascular conditions and heart disease, especially in cases of thrombosis, phlebitis, and edema. Also, before you schedule a massage, consult a qualified medical practitioner in cases of raised temperature, infections, or contagious disease.

Please note: Massage is not recommended for anyone who has a fever or flu-like symptoms.


Massage Modalities Offered at SHAC & the Benefits of Massage

Click on the link above for more information.


SHAC's Licensed Massage Therapists

Massage Therapy Appointments & Information: (505) 277-3136