Let Rend Lake College’s Massage Therapy students break up the stress of a hectic day with a relaxing massage at the Therapeutic Massage Clinic at the RLC MarketPlace in Mt. Vernon.
Try a half-hour massage for $10 or enjoy a full hour for $15. The clinic is now open and continues through Friday, May 7. Hours are 2-6 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays, 2-9 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays.
Associate Therapeutic Massage Professor Michael Adamson said the students will be performing Swedish relaxation massages as well as connective tissue/deep tissue massages. This is the first time the clinic has been offered, and the response has been amazing, Adamson said. During the first week of the clinic, which started March 15, students performed 34 massages. The following week, they did 41, he said.
"This is our trial period," Adamson said. He said he hopes to arrange rotating classes which will enable the students to offer the clinic more regularly.
"The students are having a really good time," Adamson said. He said the students are gaining experience they otherwise would not receive by working on other students.
Rend Lake College’s Therapeutic Massage program prepares students for careers in massage and bodywork. Practitioners use their hands to apply various scientific principles to the muscles and soft tissue. Therapeutic massage is used to facilitate relaxation, health improvement and pain relief.
The clinic is open to the public. Call (618) 242-8459 for an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome when space is available. Relax today!