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Massage therapy is designed to stretch and loosen muscles, improve blood flow throughout the body, facilitate the removal of metabolic wastes resulting from exercise or inactivity, and increase the flow of oxygen and nutrients to cells and tissue. University students, staff, faculty, and their families are welcome to schedule an appointment without a referral.
Massage services available at Boynton Health Service include cranial sacral, injury rehabilitation, myofascial release, shiatsu, and sports massage. Boynton’s massage therapist will customize each massage to meet patient needs. Most massages are a blend of many techniques.
After checking in at Boynton’s main appointment desk, you will be directed to the cashier's window to pay for your massage and then to the waiting room. The massage therapist will call you in and discuss your individual needs. Please be sure to discuss with your therapist any information that you think might be helpful, such as injuries, surgeries, current stressors, or medical conditions.
You will then be left alone to disrobe completely. You will lie on the massage table, covering yourself with a sheet. The therapist will undrape only the part of the body being massaged, ensuring that modesty is respected at all times. The massage takes place on a comfortable padded table in a private room.
Your privacy and comfort will be maintained at all times. If at any time you feel uncomfortable, physically or emotionally, please let the massage therapist know so the issue can be resolved immediately.
Appointment length includes 5 minutes at the beginning and end of the appointment for patient preparation and documentation.
University students, staff, faculty, and their families.
To view the clinic's service hours, see Hours and Locations.
Student 30-minute session: $35
Student 60-minute session: $45
Student 90-minute session: $85
Non-student 30-minute session: $45
Non-student 60-minute session: $55
Non-student 90-minute session: $95
Boynton accepts only cash or credit for Massage Therapy services—no insurance.
Make your next event stress free by providing your guests on-site chair massages. Our massage therapist is available for hire exclusively to University of Minnesota departments.
For $75 per hour—two hour minimum, seven hour maximum—you can relax knowing your guests' tensions are melting away in the capable hands of a skilled practitioner of multiple modalities of stress relief.
Requests for on-site chair massage must be made one month prior to your event.