Healthy Essence, the student-run massage clinic at Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne campus, will open to the public this semester from Sept. 14 to Dec. 12. Students from the Therapeutic Massage program will provide hour-long full-body relaxation massages. Requests will be accepted by phone beginning Sept. 9. Interested individuals should reserve their appointments quickly, as appointments normally fill up within the first few weeks.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the clinic is making adjustments to ensure client safety. There will be longer times between sessions for extensive cleaning of the massage tables. Clients are expected to wear masks into the building and throughout the hour-long massage. Students and staff will also remain masked during the appointment. Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, been exposed to someone who is COVID-19 positive, or exhibits COVID-19 symptoms will need to cancel their appointments. The clinic is also discouraging individuals who are immunocompromised from making appointments at this time.
The following hours are available by appointment:
- 2, 4, and 6 p.m. Mondays
- 10 a.m., 12, 2, and 4 p.m. Wednesdays
- 2, 4, and 6 p.m. Thursdays
- 10 a.m., 12, 2, and 4 p.m. Fridays
- 10 a.m., 12, and 2 p.m. Saturdays
The clinic will be closed Oct. 18 to 24 and Nov. 26 to 28.
Fall 2020 prices and details: Massages are $30 for the community and $25 for Ivy Tech employees and students, military personnel, and those 55 and older. The clinic accepts payment in cash and credit card. Tips are not accepted, but clients who wish can donate to a charity chosen by the students.
To make an appointment, call 260-480-2094. Note: Clients are permitted to schedule two massages per month.
Visit IvyTech.edu/fortwayne/massageclinic to learn more.