Massage for Students, Staff, Faculty & Retirees
Student Health & Counseling (SHAC), Second Floor, Rooms 212 & 214A
One-Hour Body Massage Cost: $40.00
Note: Treatments are approximately 50 minutes in duration.
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 2019-2020 UNM Student Health Insurance:
- Graduate Students with Appointed Assistantships
- International Students, Medical Students, and other Health Profession Students who have purchased the 2019-2020 plan
Planning for a Massage at SHAC
SHAC has a Licensed Massage Therapist available by appointment on Tuesday and Friday.
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.
- Massage is not recommended for anyone who has a fever or flu-like symptoms.
- Have you been involved in a motor vehicle accident? Massage is not recommended until you have been cleared by a medical provider (OR at least one week has passed since the accident).
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Lisa Spirit Matteson, LMT (#7793)Appointment Hours for Lisa Matteson
- Tuesday and Friday: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM