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UREC lends a hand, offers free massages

More than half of Americans claim they will likely seek out help to deal with stress in their lives, according to a poll released in January by the Washington Post.  For the over-worked, under-rested individuals of WSU that fall under that statistic, the Student Recreation Center may have just the right touch to help you relax.
From October 23-25 UREC will be offering free chair massages to all members on a first come, first serve basis as a part of National Massage Therapy Awareness Week.
“The college lifestyle can be very taxing on the body,” said
Delaney Farmer, a licensed UREC therapist and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, which sponsors awareness week.   “Massage therapy helps you move better, feel better and enjoy your body more.”
Farmer, a WSU senior and massage practitioner for more than 10 years, organized WSU’s three-day awareness event in an attempt to get the word out to students about the benefits of massage therapy.
Along with the free chair massages, a special partner massage session will be offered Wednesday night at a cost of $10 per
couple.  The class will teach partners “techniques to make it enjoyable from both ends,” Farmer said, including ways to reduce fatigue while giving a massage.  Registration forms can be picked up at the UREC main office.
UREC also offers a variety of other massage services available every day of the week, including: Swedish, therapeutic, pregnancy, and on-site massages.  Appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.  Massage sessions for SRC members are $27 for 30 minutes and $42 for 50 minutes.  Nonmembers pay an additional $2 per session. All payment methods are accepted, including charging student accounts. 
For more information on the types of massages UREC offers go to

The following is the SRC National Massage Therapy Awareness Week schedule:

Tuesday, Oct. 23

   -Chair massage/ 3-5 p.m. / Free

Wednesday, Oct. 24
   -Chair massage/ 7-9 p.m. / Free
   -Partner massage/ 5:30-6:30 p.m. / $10 per couple

Thursday, Oct. 25
   -Chair massage/ 12-2 p.m. / Free  




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