Massage Therapy

The mission of the Massage Therapy program is to provide the highest quality of skilled therapeutic massage in a professional setting, to foster relaxation, healing and recovery from injury and disease and to assist in the management of pain. We offer treatment to specific areas of the body that may experience discomfort and relaxation massages to help loosen muscles, increase blood flow, and provide relief to the whole body.

Dividend Program for Lifestyle Enhancement

Thank you for choosing the UNC Wellness Centers for your massage therapy!  We would like to thank you for every 24 sessions (training or massage) you use, by giving you a complimentary service.  Please choose the service you would like from the list below and let your trainer or therapist know your choice:

  • One hour massage
  • One training session
  • One nutrition counseling or Resting Metabolic Rate test
  • Two 30 minute stretching sessions
  • One swim lesson
  • Six guest passes

You will have 3 months to use your complimentary service.  It is not transferable and will disappear from your account if unused after 3 months, so schedule it soon!

This program is for current packages and is not retroactive.

Any questions about this program should be addressed to Kathy DeBlasio, Lifestyle Enhancement Director, at (984) 974-2561 or kathryn.deblasio@unchealth.unc.edu

Rates



Regular Massage:
Swedish, Deep Tissue and Reflexology, Facial Wellness Massage

1 Hour Member Non-Member
1 Session $70 $80
3 Sessions $199 $228
6 Sessions $389 $444
12 Sessions $756 $864
1.5 Hour Member Non-Member
1 Session $100 $115
3 Sessions $285 $327
6 Sessions $555 $639
12 Sessions $1,080 $1,242

Specialty Massage: Hot Stone Therapy, Pre-Natal, Manual Lymph Drainage and Medical Massage

1 Hour Member Non-Member
1 Session $80 $90
3 Sessions $228 $255
6 Sessions $444 $498
12 Sessions $864 $972
1.5 Hour Member Non-Member
1 Session $115 $140
3 Sessions $327 $399
6 Sessions $639 $777
12 Sessions $1,242 $1,512

* Ayurvedic Treatments also available at our NW Cary facility.  Click here to view pricing and treatments offered.

Meadowmont Offerings


The following massage services are offered at Meadowmont:
To schedule an appointment call 919-966-5500.  To view the Massage Therapist bios click here.

Swedish
This traditional massage involves gentle manipulation of the superficial muscle layers. A very relaxing massage; wonderful for improving circulation and flexibility, and reducing stress and muscle tension.

Deep Tissue
Chronic patterns of tension in the body are released through slow, deep, stretching strokes and direct pressure to contracted areas. This massage is used to treat a wide variety of soft tissue complaints by focusing on deep muscle layers.

Reflexology
A holistic, complimentary therapy involving acupressure to reflex points on the feet, hands, and ears. It is based on the theory that stimulation of specific reflex points can dissipate neuro-chemical congestion in the neural pathways between these reflex points and corresponding parts of the body, restoring balance.

Hot Stone Therapy
This deeply relaxing and therapeutic treatment combines the use of heat and massage techniques. Stones are warmed and gently applied to the body, penetrating through areas of chronic pain or tension and melting away stress.

Pre-Natal Massage
Designed for women in all stages of pregnancy. Wonderful for relieving muscle tension, fatigue, and discomfort specific to pregnancy.

Facial Wellness Massage
Also known as the Bellanina Facelift Technique, the Facial Wellness Massage, is a luxurious, safe and effective method of facial rejuvenation which treats the problem of sagging, aging skin without surgery. Treatments promote: toning, skin rejuvenation, symptomatic relief of TMJ Syndrome, sinus problems migraines and stress.

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)
MLD is a cornerstone of effective lymphedema therapy. This gentle technique stimulates the movement of lymphatic fluids, cleansing the body of inflammatory materials and toxins. MLD removes excess water, protein and wastes from connective tissue through the lymph system which then carries the purified fluid back into the blood stream. MLD enhances the activity of the immune system, reduces pain, and lowers the activity of the sympathetic nervous system.

Medical Massage
Medical massage is a modality that focuses on a specific muscular-skeletal issue, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, chronic headaches, rotator cuff injuries, and repetitive motion injuries. This work utilizes neuromuscular techniques and trigger point therapy. Medical massage aims to reduce pain, increase range of motion, and correct postural distortions.

Northwest Cary Offerings


The following massage services are offered at Northwest Cary:
To schedule an appointment call 919-957-5900.  To view the Massage Therapist bios click here.

Swedish
This traditional massage involves gentle manipulation of the superficial muscle layers. A very relaxing massage; wonderful for improving circulation and flexibility, and reducing stress and muscle tension.

Deep Tissue
Chronic patterns of tension in the body are released through slow, deep, stretching strokes and direct pressure to contracted areas. This massage is used to treat a wide variety of soft tissue complaints by focusing on deep muscle layers.

Reflexology
A holistic, complimentary therapy involving acupressure to reflex points on the feet, hands, and ears. It is based on the theory that stimulation of specific reflex points can dissipate neuro-chemical congestion in the neural pathways between these reflex points and corresponding parts of the body, restoring balance.

Hot Stone Therapy
This deeply relaxing and therapeutic treatment combines the use of heat and massage techniques. Stones are warmed and gently applied to the body, penetrating through areas of chronic pain or tension and melting away stress.

Pre-Natal Massage
Designed for women in all stages of pregnancy. Wonderful for relieving muscle tension, fatigue, and discomfort specific to pregnancy.

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)
MLD is a cornerstone of effective lymphedema therapy. This gentle technique stimulates the movement of lymphatic fluids, cleansing the body of inflammatory materials and toxins. MLD removes excess water, protein and wastes from connective tissue through the lymph system which then carries the purified fluid back into the blood stream. MLD enhances the activity of the immune system, reduces pain, and lowers the activity of the sympathetic nervous system.

Medical Massage
Medical massage is a modality that focuses on a specific muscular-skeletal issue, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, chronic headaches, rotator cuff injuries, and repetitive motion injuries. This work utilizes neuromuscular techniques and trigger point therapy. Medical massage aims to reduce pain, increase range of motion, and correct postural distortions.

Ayurveda Treatments
Ayurveda is a support system for specific health issues and offers many cleansing and rejuvenation therapies for overall health and longevity. Ayurveda treatments are designed to return the body constitution to a harmonious balance. These traditional herbal therapies can be done individually or in combination to promote relaxation and health, and to prevent future imbalances. Experience the deepest relaxation state with any of these holistic, herbal Ayurvedic therapies. Click here to view all Ayurvedic services available.

Testimonials

“I have been doing massage therapy once a month with Ginger for the past 2 years and it is the best thing I have ever done for myself! After being in a car wreck 17 years ago, I have lived with chronic back pain that nothing else has seemed to help. The back pain coupled with neck and shoulder pain from my desk job at times can seem unbearable. My monthly visits with Ginger over the long term have lessened my pain and improved my quality of life tremendously! Thank you, Ginger, for helping me be the best I can be!” -Elizabeth de Prater

“Michelle Taylor is the most attentive, kind, knowledgeable and skilled massage therapist I have ever encountered. UNC is lucky to have her talent on board.” -Svati Long

“Madhuri is a fantastic massage therapist. I have been seeing her once or twice a month for about 3 or 4 months and her techniques have greatly reduced my headaches. Her knowledge of nutrition and the body far exceeds that of most massage therapists. I would definitely recommend her!” – Martha Kartaoui

“Madhuri is amazing! Best massage I have ever had! I will follow her wherever she goes. Top notch therapist”. – M. Barrineau

“Ginger is great! Responsive, effective!”

“The Ayurvedic services are essential to reducing chronic pain and fatigue. I appreciate having this advanced program available for fibromyalgia and ME/CFS. My suffering is lessened and my health is improving. I have used massage in the past, however find Madhuri and her holistic approach to be the best. Thank you.”  –Janet Flynt

“Madhuri Challagolla has been a wonderful massage therapist. Through her massage techniques and individual counseling, she has helped me to reduce the frequency of my migraine headaches and find alternative ways to reduce the stress in my life; and live a healthier lifestyle.”  –Tabitha Bryant

“We had an amazing massage class with Michelle! Life changing! Thank you so much!”