University Health and Counseling Services
Ambrose Center

Counseling Services

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy NOT available at  this time, we hope to recruit a new massage therapist soon. 

We offer the following options: 

  • 15 Minute chair massage = $20.00
  • 25 Minute table massage = $25.00
  • 50 Minute table massage = $40.00

Appointment availability: None at this time

Call UHCS at 262-472-1305 for an appointment.  

Gift certificates can be purchased by anyone for UW-W students, staff and faculty only. Call 262-472-1305 or stop in the second floor reception window. Please have exact cash (no change available) or check payable to UW-Whitewater. Our Massage Therapists are not University employees, but rather independent practitioners.  

  • Missed appointments prevent others from using that time. If it becomes necessary to change or cancel your appointment, please do so by 4:30 p.m. the day before your appointment - the earlier the better. A full price no-show fee will be charged for all missed appointments. To cancel or reschedule an appointment, call 472-1305 during normal business hours.
  • Please pay your therapist with cash or check directly before the massage. Massage practitioners cannot accept the Hawkcard, credit cards or insurance.
  • The therapists appreciate and value your comments as a way to become more aware as practitioners. If you have any comments, questions or feelings about your experience, please express them. You can do so directly to your therapist, on our online feedback form, or on a "How Are We Doing" form available from your therapist or at the reception window.

Our Massage Therapist

Leslie Thousand

Are You Eligible for Reimbursement for Massage?

If you have insurance coverage through UW-W you may be eligible to have part of your massage therapy visits reimbursed through your insurance plan. Please contact your insurance carrier to find out if this option is available. Let the receptionist know if you need a statement of services to submit for reimbursement.

Massage Therapy for Pain and Stress Relief

Looking for an alternative to drugs for pain or stress relief? More Americans are turning to massage therapy to reduce pain. Massage therapy is also growing in popularity for stress-related tension relief and relaxation. Many people seek therapeutic massage as a natural means to promote healthy body functioning, relieve stress and tension and provide general relaxation. Massage therapy is a respectful, non-sexual way to receive nurturance, to relax and to relieve aches and pains. 

According to the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) organization, massage therapy has many healthful benefits, such as:

  • Increasing circulation
  • Stimulating the lymph system to help the body fight toxic invaders
  • Relaxing and softening injured and sore muscles
  • Reducing spasms and cramping
  • Reducing recovery time and pain for athletes following strenuous workouts
  • Increasing joint flexibility
  • Releasing endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller
  • Improving range of motion and decreasing discomfort for individuals with low-back pain
  • Relieving pain for migraine suffers
  • Providing exercise and stretching for atrophied muscles

In addition to the physical benefits, massage provides much needed caring touch that is often absent in today’s world. Safe and caring touch provides a human connection that promotes relaxation and emotional well-being.

For more information on the benefits of massage, visit


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