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Massage Therapy

Campus Recreation is excited to announce that we are now offering Massage Therapy at the Plex.  Our Massage Therapist is skilled in a variety of different techniques, allowing her to tailor the massage to your needs for optimal relaxation and restoration.

 

Massage Prices

  Duration   Member
Price
Non-Member
Price
 
  30 Minutes
$45 $55  
  60 Minutes $75 $85
 
  90 Minutes $105 $115
 
   

Massage Times

Dates Days Times
We are not currently offering massage. Please check back in the Spring.
 

Types of Massage

Swedish (Relaxation)
The most common type of massage found at spas, Swedish massage combines various hands-on techniques including gliding, kneading, and cross-fiber friction to break up adhesions, or muscle knots.

Sports Massage
Ideal for treating injuries or as a preventative treatment, sports massage focuses on the health of muscle and connective tissue, range of movement, tone, symmetry, balance of muscle, and quality of posture.

Deep Tissue
Focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.  Some strokes used are the same as classic massage therapy, however, movement is slower and pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.

Advanced Orthopedic
A comprehensive system, rather than a single technique, involving therapeutic assessment, manipulation and movement of soft tissues to resolve pain and dysfunction. OM's focus is restoring function and structural balance throughout the body for both prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal dysfunctions. OM takes a multidisciplinary approach that looks to resolve the origin of the pain and dysfunction either from trauma-induced injuries or postural imbalances that exacerbate the pain through daily activities.

Myofascial Release
Soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. Myofascial Release therapy relaxes contracted muscles, improves blood and lymphatic circulation and stimulates stretch reflex in muscles.

Trigger Point Therapy
Specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In Trigger Point Therapy massage, the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort.

 

Massage Room Location


Our massage room is located in between the spin studio and the basketball courts, so we cannot guarantee a completely quiet atmosphere. We will provide a noise canceling machine that plays soothing music, but you may still hear outside noise from spin classes or basketball games. During your massage, there will be relaxing music playing, unless you request otherwise. For a quieter environment, we recommend scheduling your massage at a time when a spin class is not taking place (please see the spin class schedule below).

 

Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Start

End

Start

End

Start

End

12:00 pm

12:45 pm

12:00 pm

12:45 pm

11:00 am

12:00 pm

4:15 pm

5:00 pm

3:00 pm

3:45 pm

   
   

4:00 pm

5:15 pm

   

 

About Our Masseuse


Our licensed Massage Therapist, Michelle Ploof, has nine years of experience. She graduated from a 900-hour Massage Therapy program at the Salter School in Malden, MA in 2005. She has continued her education with classes in Sports Massage, Myofasical Release, Advanced Orthopedic Massage & Trigger Point work, and has been nationally certified since 2007. During her time at a national massage franchise, Michelle was recognized as Regional Therapist of the Year, as well as Most-Requested Therapist of the Year for 3 years running. Currently, she works as the Massage Therapist for the Boston College Football team.

Michelle finds it rewarding to see the positive changes she makes in her clients' lives. Through her experience & varying modalities, she is able to customize each treatment to her clients’ needs. Whether you have long-term treatment goals or just want to unwind, she is there to help.

 

Registration


To register or for additional information please contact Member Services at campusrec@bc.edu or 617-552-0797.